Top Story: Thierry Koskas appointed Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing at Groupe PSA

Thierry Koskas has been appointed Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing at Groupe PSA, effective 26 March 2019. He will report to Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board.The role of the Sales & Marketing Department is to boost the Group’s commercial effectiveness, help move the brands up the value chain and enhance the sales and marketing skills base of teams across the organisation. Created in January 2015, the department operates globally for all of the brands &nda mehr >>

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Thierry Koskas appointed Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing at Groupe PSA 18.03.2019

Finance: Thierry Koskas appointed Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing at Groupe PSA

Thierry Koskas has been appointed Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing at Groupe PSA, effective 26 March 2019. He will report to Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board.The role of the Sales & Marketing Department is to boost the Group’s c mehr >>

BMW Group sets strategic course under challenging conditions 15.03.2019

Finance: BMW Group sets strategic course under challenging conditions

Second-highest Group profit to date achieved -  EBT margin above target of 10 per cent -  Record research and development expenditure - More than ten new electrified models lined up -  EBIT margin in Automotive segment above 7 per cent - Second-highest dividend proposed - mehr >>

A strong year for Porsche: in pole position for electromobility 15.03.2019

Finance: A strong year for Porsche: in pole position for electromobility

Financial year 2018Success in a time of transformation: In the 2018 financial year, Porsche AG achieved new records for operating profit, sales revenue, deliveries, and headcount. The company’s operating profit grew by around 4% compared with the same period in mehr >>

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Enters e-Motorsports 15.03.2019

eSports-Gaming: TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Enters e-Motorsports

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Volkswagen 4.0 Ė the production systems of tomorrow 14.03.2019

Innovation: Volkswagen 4.0 Ė the production systems of tomorrow

...are being developed in the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden World first: The headliner for the e-Golf is now being fitted by a robot as standard.    The guiding principle: systems are tried and tested in the Gläsern mehr >>

The new Volkswagen Golf Variant TGI with three natural gas tanks 14.03.2019

Presentation cars: The new Volkswagen Golf Variant TGI with three natural gas tanks

New Golf Variant TGI natural gas model now available to orderNo need to compromise on space: Golf Variant TGI with space-saving natural gas tanks as integrated underfloor solutionThird natural gas tank for additional range of 80 kilometres mehr >>

Fossil energy sources go, Power-to-X comes 14.03.2019

News: Fossil energy sources go, Power-to-X comes

Greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced and fossil fuels must be intelligently replaced. Power-to-X is the solution to many questions relating to the Paris Climate Agreement. Green electricity is turned into synthetic fuels, which are used in numerous industrial applications.The Paris mehr >>

Designing the first CUPRA, in three stages 14.03.2019

News: Designing the first CUPRA, in three stages

The creative process that goes into a concept car •    Hundreds of sketches, virtual reality and more than six months of work to make the CUPRA Formentor come to life•    A combination of technology and a sophisticated image, the priority of the designers•    Virtual re mehr >>

Nissan and Mitsubishi to launch new kei cars as collaboration expands 14.03.2019

News: Nissan and Mitsubishi to launch new kei cars as collaboration expands

All-new minivehicles introduced through NMKV joint venture will be first to offer semiautonomous driving technologyNissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will introduce four new minivehicles in Japan through their joint venture, as th mehr >>

Opel Returns to Russia 14.03.2019

News: Opel Returns to Russia

    Comeback with initial line-up of three models this year still    Grandland X, Zafira Life and Vivaro to be available in Russia in fourth quarter    Zafira Life and Vivaro Transporter to be built in the Kaluga plant    Further models will follow soon&nbs mehr >>

BMW Group first auto manufacturer to join Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative 14.03.2019

Environmental news: BMW Group first auto manufacturer to join Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative

Company signals commitment to sustainable transport logistics.The BMW Group is the first automobile manufacturer worldwide to join the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI). This independent platform, launched in March 2018 by the Sustainable Ship mehr >>

Automobili Lamborghini reaches record highs in all key business figures 2018 14.03.2019

Finance: Automobili Lamborghini reaches record highs in all key business figures 2018

•    Turnover grows by 40% to 1.42 billion Euro•    Worldwide sales increase by 51% from 3,815 to 5,750 units•    Sustained, profitable growth path evidenced•    New Super SUV adding sales momentum to super sports cars,record sales performance across all regions: EMEA, Ame mehr >>

High-tech soft top for the new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 14.03.2019

Innovation: High-tech soft top for the new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Innovative lightweight roof with Coupé characteristicsAn eye-catching feature on the new 911 Carrera Cabriolet* is the unique panel bow convertible top. Porsche traditionally places high demands on the conver-tible top of the 911. As for all other 911 model mehr >>

Audi accelerates its realignment - After significant adverse factors in 2018 financial year 14.03.2019

Finance: Audi accelerates its realignment - After significant adverse factors in 2018 financial year

Operating profit before special items falls to €4.7 billion; Operating return on sales before special items of 7.9 percent        Financial base confirmed: €2.1 billion net cash flow; €20.4 billion net liquidity        Board of Management to reveal new strategy at 2019 Annual General Mee mehr >>

SEAT achieves the highest operating profit in its history 14.03.2019

Finance: SEAT achieves the highest operating profit in its history

    The carmaker earns 254 million euros in 2018, an increase of 33.4%    Turnover exceeds 10 billion euros and sets a new record    SEAT employees will receive an extra payment of 1,068 euros mehr >>

Groupe Renault announces the new composition of executive committee 13.03.2019

News: Groupe Renault announces the new composition of executive committee

In order to respond to the sweeping changes taking place in the automobile industry, accelerate the company’s transformation to better meet customer expectations and improve the efficiency and profitability of operations, Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Groupe Renault, has mehr >>

Volkswagen brand steps up pace of transformation 13.03.2019

Finance: Volkswagen brand steps up pace of transformation

2019 is key year: electric offensive set for launch, significant efficiency increases planned    Earnings improvement program to make sustained €5.9 billion contribution from 2023    Investment from 2019 to 2023 mehr >>

VW delivers fewer vehicles but gains market shares 13.03.2019

Finance: VW delivers fewer vehicles but gains market shares

In February, worldwide deliveries fall by 2.2 percent compared with the previous year to 398,100 vehicles     Volkswagen wins market shares throughout the world in a shrinking overall market     Deliveries up in Germany, Europe and South America, and down in North America     Market share mehr >>

LVCVA Board of Directors Votes to Move Forward with Elon Musk's The Boring Company 12.03.2019

News: LVCVA Board of Directors Votes to Move Forward with Elon Musk's The Boring Company

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors today made a monumental decision that will revolutionize Southern Nevada’s transportation.     The 14-member Board approved a recommendation to select mehr >>

Mercedes-Benz CL of the C 215 model series:  Luxurious sportiness in top form 12.03.2019

Presentation cars: Mercedes-Benz CL of the C 215 model series: Luxurious sportiness in top form

Twenty years ago, Mercedes-Benz presented the latest CL of the C 215 model series at the Geneva Motor Show, a predecessor of today’s S-Class coupé. As a world’s first, the luxury class coupé offers, amongst other things, the Active Body Control (ABC) active chassis system, a Mercedes-Benz development for active safety. By 2006, 47,984 of these coupé vehi mehr >>

Volkswagen plans 22 million electric vehicles in ten years 12.03.2019

Electric vehicles: Volkswagen plans 22 million electric vehicles in ten years

Almost 70 new electric models by 2028 – instead of the 50 previously planned    Comprehensive decarbonization program for the Volkswagen Group signed off    Volkswagen Group targeting fully CO2-neutral balance by 2050    Diess: “Volkswagen will change radically. We are taking on responsibilit mehr >>

Volkswagen Group brands deliver a solid performance 12.03.2019

Finance: Volkswagen Group brands deliver a solid performance

Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers a record number of vehicles – earnings down, inter alia as a consequence of the changeover to WLTP    Audi turns in a solid performance despite WLTP challenges – Porsche, ŠKODA and SEAT post new records in deliveries to customers    Bentley and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicl mehr >>

New zones spotlight rising trends at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 12.03.2019

Events: New zones spotlight rising trends at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019

The 11th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will return from 21 to 23 March 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Attendees will be able to explore the latest products, services and technologies from over 300 exhibitors across 9,710 sqm of space. The show will amplify the rising trends in connectivity, digitalisation and electrification through a host of new supporters, themed z mehr >>

Eric Basset appointed Director of PSA Retail France 12.03.2019

News: Eric Basset appointed Director of PSA Retail France

Effective 11 March 2019, Eric Basset is joining PSA Retail, Groupe PSA’s distribution group, as Director of PSA Retail France.He will report to Anne Abboud, Senior Vice-President of PSA Retail.From that date, he will also take ch mehr >>

Renault - Nissan - Mitsubishi new Alliance operation board 12.03.2019

News: Renault - Nissan - Mitsubishi new Alliance operation board

Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of Renault, Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Renault and Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors, announce the intention to create a new Alliance operating boardFrom left to rig mehr >>

The CAPAS Arbour Day held successfully to support the green initiative of Southwest China 12.03.2019

Events: The CAPAS Arbour Day held successfully to support the green initiative of Southwest China

CAPAS Arbour Day was jointly organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto), Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan) and was supported by the Sichuan province. Held in Meishan, Sichuan on 12 March 2019, the event welcomed a number of exhibit mehr >>

New BMW 7 Series Sedan- Start of production 11.03.2019

News: New BMW 7 Series Sedan- Start of production

Extensive update for Dingolfing’s top model – First plug-in-hybrid with six-cylinder engine – Digitalisation supports production processProduction of the new BMW 7 Series Sedan got underw mehr >>

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Finance: Electronic components drive renewed growth in trade, in technology goods in 2017

* Internet of Things propels exponential growth* The Republic of Korea becomes the second largest world exporter of information and communications technology goods, behind ChinaDemand for electronic components used in Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices drove the value of trade in international imports of information and communications tec mehr >>

PWC : New York, London and Hong Kong expected to remain as top listing destinations in 2030 11.03.2019

Finance: PWC : New York, London and Hong Kong expected to remain as top listing destinations in 2030

•    Exchanges in developed markets are proving to be resilient, benefitting from their recognised liquidity and stability•    Companies from China and India expected to dominate issuance in 2030, although growth of exchanges in mehr >>

Volkswagen in Dresden looking again for innovative mobility start-ups 11.03.2019

Mobility: Volkswagen in Dresden looking again for innovative mobility start-ups

Startups can now again apply for one of the coveted places in the Volkswagen Future Mobility Incubator in Dresden.    Website for application is now activated    Topics: Mobility on demand, Convenience Services, Smart mehr >>

Leon CUPRA R ST brings new levels of uniqueness, sophistication and performance 11.03.2019

Presentation cars: Leon CUPRA R ST brings new levels of uniqueness, sophistication and performance

The brand crafts a very special edition •    CUPRA moulds the Leon to create an exclusive and high-performance version•    The Leon CUPRA R ST comes equipped with the 2.0 TSI 300 PS , 4Drive and mehr >>

IFA Berlin 2018 record attendance - successful debut for Shift AUTOMOTIVE 11.03.2019

Innovation: IFA Berlin 2018 record attendance - successful debut for Shift AUTOMOTIVE

Record attendance of international visitors - order volumes positive – Unprecedented global media interest – IFA Global Markets successful 3rd edition – IFA NEXT doubles in size – Successful debut for Shift AUTOMOTIVECo-innovation, arti mehr >>

McLaren Senna GTR in detail 08.03.2019

Exceptional cars: McLaren Senna GTR in detail

The McLaren Senna GTR is powered by the most extreme version yet of McLaren’s 4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine. The M840TR unit, with electronically controlled twin-scroll turbochargers, produces 825PS (814bhp) with 800Nm (590lb ft) of torque. mehr >>

McLaren Senna GTR: The ultimate racetrack driving experience 08.03.2019

Exceptional cars: McLaren Senna GTR: The ultimate racetrack driving experience

   McLaren Automotive’s most extreme track car yet revealed in final form    Evolution of 2018 McLaren Senna GTR Concept takes acknowledged McLaren Senna dynamism into new realms of performance as the quickest track McLaren mehr >>

BMW Group delivers over 171,000 vehicles in February 08.03.2019

Finance: BMW Group delivers over 171,000 vehicles in February

- New BMW 3 Series sedan arriving in showrooms in March -  BMW i3 sales increase 20% in first two months of year Following sales growth in January, with the model changeover of the company’s bes mehr >>

Ford Sponsors 30 Team SA Athletes for Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi 08.03.2019

News: Ford Sponsors 30 Team SA Athletes for Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi

•    Over R1-million sponsorship provided by Ford for 30 special needs athletes•    2019 Special Olympics Summer World Games takes place from 14 to 21 March•    SA National Team will compete in football, futsal (five-a-side female soccer), table tennis, equestrian, bocce, open-water swimming, mehr >>

Who said this industry was a manís world? 07.03.2019

News: Who said this industry was a manís world?

•    Women are behind several innovations that have shaped the automotive sector•    Lane markings, turn signals and rear view mirrors all have the hallmark of a female creative mind•    The industry added most of these inventions as standard equipment even though they were rarely paten mehr >>

Ferrari F8 Tributo, a celebration of excellence 07.03.2019

Exceptional cars: Ferrari F8 Tributo, a celebration of excellence

The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta that pays homage to the most powerful  V8 in Ferrari historyThe F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Prancing Horse's classi mehr >>

ZENVO Automotive returns with TSR-S - launch photos 07.03.2019

Exceptional cars: ZENVO Automotive returns with TSR-S - launch photos

Danish hypercar specialist Zenvo has presented its Zenvo TSR-S hypercar at the Geneva International Motor Show in a new ‘Grotta Azzurra’ blue livery.    •        Zenvo marks sixth consecutive mehr >>

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 replied to the local commercial and passenger vehicle sectors 07.03.2019

Events: Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 replied to the local commercial and passenger vehicle sectors

Now in its third edition of the show, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City continued to cement its position as one of the region’s leading trade fairs for the automotive service industry. The exhibition took place from 28 February to 2 March and shone a light on Vietnam’s dynamic service sector and many of the region’s automotive trends. Part mehr >>

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