Honda e and Fireblade take centre stage at Red Dot Museum

Honda e and Fireblade take centre stage at Red Dot Museum

Honda's next-generation electric car, the Honda e, and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP superbike have been inducted into the historic Red Dot Design Museum, one of the world's most significant exhibitions of contemporary design. The Honda e also takes centre stage in the special "Milestones in Contemporary Design" exhibition, as one of the 76 best products of 2020 and a current marker in international product design.

Scania’s production worldwide completes fossil-free transition

Scania’s production worldwide completes fossil-free transition

Scania announced that all its ten major production facilities worldwide are now powered by fossil-free electricity, the target set for 2020. The final large production plant to phase out fossil energy has been Scania’s production plant in Tucumán, Argentina, which will be supplied by electricity from a wind farm.

UK car production down 42.8% in first half of 2020

UK car production down 42.8% in first half of 2020

UK car production declined 48.2% in June with 56,594 units made, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Factories turned out just 381,357 cars in the year-to-date, down 42.8% on 2019 – a decline of more than 285,000 units. Although post-shutdown production slowly ramped up in the month, strict social distancing measures and weak demand across global markets continued to restrict output.

SEAT presents its strategy for the future to major suppliers in Spain

SEAT presents its strategy for the future to major suppliers in Spain

SEAT gathered 60 of its main suppliers in Spain and associations such as ANFAC (the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers), Sernauto (the Spanish Association of Automotive Suppliers) and ACICAE and CIAC (automotive clusters in the Basque Country and Catalonia, respectively) in a virtual meeting to present its strategy for the future.

ŠKODA  breaks new ground in interior design

ŠKODA breaks new ground in interior design

ŠKODA’s ENYAQ iV, which celebrates its world premiere in Prague at the beginning of September, is breaking new ground in interior design with the introduction of individual Design Selections. The interior of the brand’s first all-electric SUV takes inspiration from modern living environments.

Digital OLEDs debut in Audi Q5

Digital OLEDs debut in Audi Q5

In June 2020, the next generation of a lighting technology premiered in the Audi Q5: digital OLED technology. With organic light-emitting diodes (so-called OLEDs), Audi was a pioneer as far back as in 2016. Now digitalisation is ringing in a new age. This technology promises to improve road safety and is the first to allow for personalisation of the taillight signature.

100 Mercedes-Benz Actros for transport company Contatto

100 Mercedes-Benz Actros for transport company Contatto

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has received an order for 100 heavy trucks from Transportadora Contatto, a Brazilian transport company. The Mercedes-Benz Actros, with which Contatto is significantly renewing its fleet of 600 vehicles, are to be delivered by December 2020.

Kia set to unleash its most powerful midsize sedan in groundbreaking 'live' marketing campaign

Kia set to unleash its most powerful midsize sedan in groundbreaking 'live' marketing campaign

Kia Motors America is kicking off a multi-channel marketing campaign in support of the all-new 2021 K5. True to KMA’s “Give It Everything” philosophy, the wide-reaching, real-time “K5 Live,” effort will reset expectations by placing Kia’s most powerful mid-size sedan in situations previously untouched in this traditionally conservative category.

Volkswagen completes expansion project in California, creating new Oxnard Engineering Campus

Volkswagen completes expansion project in California, creating new Oxnard Engineering Campus

The Volkswagen Group Test Center California has finished an expansion project that furthers the state-of-the-art development center’s capabilities and encompasses additional entities within the company under a new name—the Oxnard Engineering Campus.

No premium without responsibility

No premium without responsibility

The BMW Group is making sustainability and resource efficiency central to the company’s strategic direction. Chairman of the Board of Management Oliver Zipse announced initial details of this strategic direction and presented the targets the company has set itself for the phase up to 2030.

Project Geländewagen marks the unification of fashion and art with automotive

Project Geländewagen marks the unification of fashion and art with automotive

In the first initiative of its kind, Project Geländewagen sees Mercedes-Benz collaborate with the polymath artist, architect, creative director and fashion designer, Virgil Abloh, to create a unique artwork from the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class, which turned 40 in 2019.

smart joint venture establishes smart Europe GmbH

smart joint venture establishes smart Europe GmbH

The new global smart joint venture between Geely Holding (Geely) and Mercedes-Benz AG (Mercedes-Benz), formally registered as ‘smart Automobile Co. Ltd.’ (smart) in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo, China at the end of 2019 has established ‘smart Europe GmbH’ (smart Europe) as a wholly owned subsidiary to supply, sell and service future smart vehicles in the European market.