A Problem with Parking

“Where’s the car!?!” seems to be a common thought in the U.K.
#Skoda #europe


Design Chief Luc Donckerwolke Departs Hyundai

Luxury car guru has crafted the styling of many memorable Audi, Bentley, Lambo and Genesis models
#people #Audi #Hyundai


VW Group Names Bischoff as Chief Designer

Klaus Bischoff has been named to oversee design activities for all Volkswagen Group brands, effective April 1.
#people #BMW #Skoda


Report: VW to Decide This Week on Turkish Plant

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board reportedly will decide this week whether to shift plans for an assembly plant from Turkey to Slovakia.
#Audi #Skoda #facilities


VW: No Plan to Abandon Turkey Plant Project

Volkswagen AG says its isn’t looking for other locations for the assembly plant it hopes to build in Turkey.
#Skoda #facilities #europe


Magna Launches Electric Drive Factory in China

Magna International Inc. has opened a factory in Shanghai to make integrated electric drive systems for Volkswagen AG vehicles built in China and Europe.
#Audi #Volkswagen #Skoda


Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia Revive Bids for VW Plant

Volkswagen AG’s postponement of plans for a $1.4 billion factory in Turkey has prompted previous contenders to revive efforts to win the project.
#Skoda #facilities #europe


VW Postpones Decision on Plant in Turkey

Volkswagen AG says it has suspended plans to open a large assembly plant in Manisa, Turkey, by 2022.
#Skoda #facilities #europe


SEAT Mulls Changing Name to Cupra

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit may market all its future vehicles exclusively under its new Cupra sub-brand as part of a plan to expand globally and boost profitability.
#Skoda #europe #Volkswagen


Faurecia to Buy Out Conti in JV

Faurecia SA has agreed to acquire Continental AG’s 50% stake in SAS Autosystemtechnik Verwaltungs GmbH and take full control of the interior modules joint venture.
#Tesla #Audi #Renault


VW Approved to Merge Units in India

Volkswagen AG says it has received regulatory approvals in India to combine its local Skoda, Volkswagen and sales units.
#Audi #Porsche #Lamborghini


New Rolls-Royce Design Chief Quits

Jozef Kaban has left BMW AG’s Rolls-Royce unit six months after being named design chief of the ultra-luxury marque.
#people #Volkswagen #Skoda


VW Finalizes Plan to Make Cars in Turkey

Volkswagen AG will build an auto assembly plant in Manisa, Turkey, to make cars for sale in Turkey, the Middle East and Russia.
#Skoda #facilities #europe


VW Close to Decision on New Plant in Turkey

Volkswagen AG says it may finalize plans within two weeks to build a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) assembly plant in Turkey.
#Skoda #europe #facilities


SEAT Leon Sales Beyond Spain

The VW MQB-based model is doing well—especially in Germany
#Volkswagen #HP #Skoda


Report: Ford, VW to Expand Joint EV-Program

Ford Motor Co. appears likely to decide soon on details of a plan to expand its use of Volkswagen AG’s electric-vehicle platform.
#Skoda #europe #Ford


Report: Deal Near on VW Factory in Turkey

Officials have all but finalized an agreement for a new Volkswagen Group assembly plant in Turkey that would begin production by 2023.
#Skoda #europe #facilities


VW Group Sales Drop 2% in July

Volkswagen AG global sales slipped 2% last month, in spite of a slight gain in China.
#Audi #Skoda #europe


VW Touts More Efficient 6-Speed Manual Gearbox

Volkswagen AG says its new 6-speed manual transmission can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as five grams per km, depending on the engine.
#Skoda #Carbon #europe


VW Chooses Turkey for E. European Plant

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board has selected Turkey as the location of a new assembly plant that will open 3-4 years from now.
#Skoda #facilities #europe