Polestar 2 to be manufactured in Luqiao, China

Polestar 2 to be manufactured in Luqiao, China

At the Chinese debut of the Polestar 2 in Shanghai, Polestar confirmed that production of the new electric performance fastback will take place in Luqiao, Zhejiang Province, from early 2020.

MS Autotech buys GM’s South Korean facility in Gunsan

MS Autotech buys GM’s South Korean facility in Gunsan

GM has sold its Gunsan facility to local South Korean parts supplier Myoungshin, a unit of MS Autotech. The company plans to contract manufacture EVs at the site.

Škoda manufactures its 22 millionth vehicle

Škoda manufactures its 22 millionth vehicle

The 22 millionth Škoda vehicle, a Škoda Kodiaq GT in Velvet Red, rolled off the production line at the SAIC Volkswagen plant in Changsha. The vehicle will be presented at the ‘ Škoda Day’ which is taking place ahead of this year’s Auto Shanghai.

Volkswagen Autoeuropa produces the millionth Sharan family van

Volkswagen Autoeuropa produces the millionth Sharan family van

The millionth Sharan rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen Autoeuropa in Palmela since production started there 24 years ago. Its safety, space utilisation and sliding door concept continues to impress families and long-haul drivers around the world.

Leipzig plant to produce axles for Porsche's electric vehicles in future

Leipzig plant to produce axles for Porsche's electric vehicles in future

Porsche announced that its Leipzig facility will be integrating an axle assembly on-site. The German sports car maker will begin producing the all-electric Macan at this site at the beginning of the next decade.

Nissan to produce the Navara pickup in South Africa

Nissan to produce the Navara pickup in South Africa

Nissan has announced a ZAR3 billion investment in its facility in Rosslyn, Pretoria to prepare the plant for production of the next generation Nissan Navara pickup.

Citroën C5 Aircross and Range Rover Evoque rate by the Euro NCAP

Citroën C5 Aircross and Range Rover Evoque rate by the Euro NCAP

Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of two smaller SUV’s: the new Citroën C5 Aircross and the Range Rover Evoque.

Porsche reduces CO2 emissions by 75% since 2014

Porsche reduces CO2 emissions by 75% since 2014

The sports car manufacturer, Porsche, has reduced the CO2 emissions per vehicle by more than 75 percent since 2014. Porsche also reduced the corresponding energy consumption by around 31% in the same period. At the same time, the number of vehicles produced in Zuffenhausen and Leipzig increased by 82%: from 101,449 (2014) to 184,791 units in 2018.

Toyota to transfer its core electronic component operations to Denso

Toyota to transfer its core electronic component operations to Denso

Toyota Motor Corporation and Denso Corporation announced that they have made a formal decision and reached agreement toward concluding a contract to transfer core electronic component operations to Denso. In June 2018, both companies reached a basic agreement to consolidate the core electronic component operations of both Toyota and Denso within Denso, and began detailed studies.

Volkswagen Passat production breaches the 30 million mark

Volkswagen Passat production breaches the 30 million mark

On April 3, the Passat broke the 30-million-model mark for production in the Volkswagen plant at Emden, with the result that the bestseller set a new record in its segment: no other mid-range model and no other business vehicle globally has been sold more often than the Passat.