Top Story: SEAT: Shared, sustainable,… and rented at a dealership

    New forms of mobility are becoming increasingly more prominent in large cities    SEAT's carsharing service provider Respiro has a fleet of natural gas hybrid vehicles that can be rented by the hour or day    For the first time a dealership makes the carsharing service available in its facilitiesIf 20 years ago somebody had suggested that a driver could rent a natural gas fuelled car via a mobile phone, pick it up at a dealership and pay by the ho mehr >>

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SEAT: Shared, sustainable,… and rented at a dealership 17.07.2019

Mobility: SEAT: Shared, sustainable,… and rented at a dealership

    New forms of mobility are becoming increasingly more prominent in large cities    SEAT's carsharing service provider Respiro has a fleet of natural gas hybrid vehicles that can be rented by the hour or day    For the first time a dealership makes the carsharing service available in its facilities mehr >>

Mitsubishi Motors' New Brand Center "MI-Garden GINZA" to Open in September 2019 17.07.2019

News: Mitsubishi Motors' New Brand Center "MI-Garden GINZA" to Open in September 2019

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces that it will open its new brand center, MI-Garden GINZA (pronounced "My Garden"), to showcase the combination of inspired design, time-tested engineering, and pioneering technologies that the Mitsubishi Motors brand and its brand message "Drive your Ambition" represent.  mehr >>

Groupe Renault and JMCG officially establish a joint venture for electric vehicles in China 17.07.2019

Electric vehicles: Groupe Renault and JMCG officially establish a joint venture for electric vehicles in China

•             Groupe Renault will increase its share capital by RMB 1 billion to become a major shareholder of JMEV with a 50% stake. Groupe Renault and Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (J mehr >>

The BMW i3 by AC Schnitzer 17.07.2019

News: The BMW i3 by AC Schnitzer

- improved aerodynamics and driving dynamics Anyone who wanted to drive an innovative BMW i3 with alternative drive had to do this without sporty accents. This is now changing: the Aachen tuning experts from AC Schnitzer have developed a tuning pr mehr >>

CTAG, Groupe PSA and the Spanish city of Vigo test vehicle-to-infrastructure communications 17.07.2019

Innovation: CTAG, Groupe PSA and the Spanish city of Vigo test vehicle-to-infrastructure communications

...in an urban environment to advance the development of autonomous driving For the first time in an urban environment, CTAG[1] and Groupe PSA are testing the contribution that communication technologies can make to the development of automated veh mehr >>

Porsche presents VR entertainment for the back seat with “holoride” 16.07.2019

Innovation: Porsche presents VR entertainment for the back seat with “holoride”

Prototype in 100 daysDiscover the universe from the back seat of a Porsche: at the Startup Autobahn Expo Day this Tuesday in Stuttgart's Wagenhallen venue, the sports car manufacturer and the startup “holoride” will show what entertainment could look like in the future for passengers in a Porsche. mehr >>

LIQUI MOLY -Fehlermeldung im Öl 16.07.2019

News: LIQUI MOLY -Fehlermeldung im Öl

Durchwachsene Halbjahresbilanz bei LIQUI MOLY –erhebliche Schwierigkeiten durch neue Software Photo: Geschäftsführer Ernst Prost ist wütend wegen der Computerprobleme. mehr >>

Groupe Renault maintains its market share in the first half of the year in a sharply declining market 16.07.2019

Finance: Groupe Renault maintains its market share in the first half of the year in a sharply declining market

H1 2019 WORLDWIDE SALES RESULTS:• Groupe Renault resists with volumes down 6.7% in a global market down 7.1% and maintained a market share of 4.4% with 1,938,579 vehicles sold.• The Group confirmed its product offensive in the se mehr >>

SEAT starts production of a new gearbox 15.07.2019

News: SEAT starts production of a new gearbox

•    The SEAT Componentes plant is now making the MQ281 transmission•    The maximum annual capacity of the new gearbox totals 450,000 unitsSEAT Componentes, one of the Spanish brand's three production centres mehr >>

New gearbox generation enables CO2 savings of up to five grammes per kilometre 15.07.2019

News: New gearbox generation enables CO2 savings of up to five grammes per kilometre

MQ281 manual transmission    More efficiency for the volume segment thanks to the new manual gearbox MQ281     Initially installed in the new Passat; other Volkswagen models to follow suit mehr >>

The New Renault DUSTER TECHROAD is set to raise the ever-tough DUSTER Model range to new heights 15.07.2019

Presentation cars: The New Renault DUSTER TECHROAD is set to raise the ever-tough DUSTER Model range to new heights

The launch of the All-New Renault Duster SUV, in October 2018, has been a resounding success with a 50% increase in Duster sales.The New Duster range was complemented by the introduction of the much-anticipated Renault Duster 4x4 earlier this year, and now welcomes the Duster TechRoad derivative to this ever-popular range.The TechRoad displays the sam mehr >>

Artificial intelligence in BMW Group Production- Fast, efficient, reliable 15.07.2019

Innovation: Artificial intelligence in BMW Group Production- Fast, efficient, reliable

• Several applications already implemented in series production-  Relieving staff of repetitive inspection tasksArtificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise in automotive production. Since 2018, the BMW Grou mehr >>

Ligier Automotive takes back direct control of the distribution of its racing cars in the United Kingdom 15.07.2019

News: Ligier Automotive takes back direct control of the distribution of its racing cars in the United Kingdom

Following the announcement made by United Autosports to run an Oreca chassis in the World Endurance Championship, Ligier Automotive terminates its exclusive distribution agreement in the United Kingdom with United Autosports and takes back direct control of the distribution of its racing cars in this territory. mehr >>

Munich’s Christopher Street Day: Audi joins the celebration for the first time 13.07.2019

Events: Munich’s Christopher Street Day: Audi joins the celebration for the first time

Audi is showing its commitment to diversity: For the first time, employees of the car manufacturer will take part in Munich’s Christopher Street Day on Saturday, July 13. The theme for 2019 is “50 years after Stonewall – celebrate diversi mehr >>

Ford – Volkswagen expand their global collaboration 12.07.2019

Innovation: Ford – Volkswagen expand their global collaboration

...to advance autonomous driving, electrification and better serve customers    Volkswagen to join Ford in investing in Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle platform company, at a valuation of more than $7 billion. Tie-up allows both mehr >>

Reopening of renovated test tracks at the Nardò Technical Center 12.07.2019

News: Reopening of renovated test tracks at the Nardò Technical Center

Strategic development of the proving ground for future mobility testingAn important milestone dedicated to the vehicle testing of tomorrow: The renovation of the 12.6 kilometer long iconic car circular track and car dynamic platform of the Nardò Technical Center in Apu mehr >>

Audi increases deliveries in June to around 166,700 premium automobiles 12.07.2019

Finance: Audi increases deliveries in June to around 166,700 premium automobiles

In June, Audi delivered 1.7 percent more premium automobiles worldwide than in the same period last year. Demand was particularly strong for the brand’s premium flagship, the Audi A8, with deliveries up 53.2 percent.    Largest si mehr >>

Toyota starts Automated Driving testing on urban public roads in Europe 11.07.2019

News: Toyota starts Automated Driving testing on urban public roads in Europe

· Automated vehicle with safety driver will drive in Brussels city centre· Purpose is to study impact of diversity of human behaviour on automated driving systems· Adding European conditions to the car’s understanding, after successful drives in Japan and the US mehr >>

SEAT - An electric 600 in the classroom 11.07.2019

Electric vehicles: SEAT - An electric 600 in the classroom

•    A secondary education school in Madrid converts a petrol powered SEAT 600 to electric•    Sourcing parts and joining the gearbox to the engine were the main challenges of the project•    More than 150 hours of work were required to reconstruct the vehicle  mehr >>

Autonomous vehicles reach a new milestone thanks to the collaboration between Groupe PSA and VINCI Autoroutes 11.07.2019

News: Autonomous vehicles reach a new milestone thanks to the collaboration between Groupe PSA and VINCI Autoroutes

•    Groupe PSA and VINCI Autoroutes have tested new autonomous vehicle features in Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines (France), following on from the trial carried out in July 2017, which led to the crossing of a tollgate in full autonomous mode for the firs mehr >>

SEAT and Grupo Sesé link up via drone 11.07.2019

News: SEAT and Grupo Sesé link up via drone

•    For the first time in Spain, two companies launch a parts delivery service using drones•    The drones will guarantee just in time delivery of parts in only 15 minutes•    This innovation will increase efficiency and flexibility at the Martorell plant mehr >>

Kruse GWS Auction's "Artifacts of Hollywood" 11.07.2019

Events: Kruse GWS Auction's "Artifacts of Hollywood"

EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF HOLLYWOOD AND MUSIC MEMORABILIA WILL HIT THE AUCTION BLOCK ON AUGUST 31, 2019 FOLLOWING AN EPIC POP-UP EXHIBIT IN LOS ANGELES Rare personal and cinematic- mehr >>

Bentley reimagines the future of Grand Touring with extraordinary Bentley EXP 100 GT 11.07.2019

Presentation cars: Bentley reimagines the future of Grand Touring with extraordinary Bentley EXP 100 GT

    Bentley EXP 100 GT looks to the future of luxury mobility as most sought-after luxury marque celebrates its Centenary    A physical embodiment of the future Bentley brand, it sets the benchmark for sustainable luxury m mehr >>

BMW Group beats market trend: sales and market share grow in first half year 10.07.2019

Finance: BMW Group beats market trend: sales and market share grow in first half year

Record first half-year sales top 1.25 million, up 0.8% - Best-ever June for BMW: sales up 1.4% to total 203,523 - BMW brand sales up 1.6% in year to date: 1,075,959 delivered - BMW i3 sales increase 21.2% in first half-year - Significant customer interest in new MINI ELECTRIC - “Positive impact of our model roll-out mehr >>

#THE1challenge: The new BMW 1 Series gets people moving on TikTok. 10.07.2019

News: #THE1challenge: The new BMW 1 Series gets people moving on TikTok.

The new BMW 1 Series is getting people moving – not just on the road but online, too. BMW is extending its current campaign for the new model in the premium compact segment with the addition of a challenge on the intern mehr >>

DSM and Briggs Automotive Company announce collaboration on new Mono R supercar 10.07.2019

Innovation: DSM and Briggs Automotive Company announce collaboration on new Mono R supercar

Companies will together showcase potential of 3D printing for car manufacturingRoyal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living today announced a collaboration with Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), the British supercar manufactu mehr >>

Volkswagen with New Corporate Mission Statement Environment "goTOzero" 10.07.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen with New Corporate Mission Statement Environment "goTOzero"

The Volkswagen Group is bundling all its measures in environmental protection under the new "goTOzero" environmental mission statement. Oliver Blume, Member of the Group Board of Management responsible for environmental protection, says: "With the new Group Envi mehr >>

Tested to extremes: AIWAYS prepares for launch of U5 in Europe 10.07.2019

Electric vehicles: Tested to extremes: AIWAYS prepares for launch of U5 in Europe

....with longest-ever EV prototype drive•    Single point-to-point route of 14,231 km (8,843 miles) will form part of rigorous test programme; showcases how simple and easy U5 is to live with•    Drive commences in Xi-an in mid-July, concludes September 2019 •    U5 battery-electric SUV mehr >>

Roborace sets benchmark for autonomous cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed 10.07.2019

Events: Roborace sets benchmark for autonomous cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Roborace laid down the first ever official timed autonomous run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard hillclimb this weekend.DevBot 2.0, the company’s self-driving race car took to the Hill mehr >>

The New MINI Cooper SE -  Electrified Performance 09.07.2019

Presentation cars: The New MINI Cooper SE - Electrified Performance

Urban mobility with purely electric drive can now also be experienced in hallmark MINI style with the new MINI Cooper SE that combines sustainable mobility with the driving fun, expressive design and premium quality that are typical of MINI.  mehr >>

Statements Press Conference World Premiere of the new MINI ELECTRIC 09.07.2019

Presentation cars: Statements Press Conference World Premiere of the new MINI ELECTRIC

Statements Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Customer, Brands, Sales and Bernd Koerber, Senior Vice President MINI WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW MINI ELECTRIC Rotterdam, Netherlands Welcome everyone!It’s great that you could join us on this very exciting day: The world premiere of our new MINI Electric! mehr >>

Higher deliveries for Volkswagen brand in June 09.07.2019

Finance: Higher deliveries for Volkswagen brand in June

   Volkswagen delivers 542,300 vehicles throughout the world in June, 1.6 percent more than in June 2018     Brand with stable or slightly growing market shares in predominantly shrinking overall markets     Sales Board Member Jürgen Stackmann: “It is gratifying to see that we are maintaining or mehr >>

SEAT updates its range, from the Tarraco to the Mii 09.07.2019

News: SEAT updates its range, from the Tarraco to the Mii

•    SEAT is making enhancements to its range of vehicles to improve the  attractiveness and usability of its range•    The updates will add new convenience features, safety technologies, a wider choice of trims and fresh colour options  mehr >>

Porsche strong growth in China – worldwide deliveries increase 09.07.2019

Finance: Porsche strong growth in China – worldwide deliveries increase

Porsche increases vehicle deliveries by two percent in the first half of the yearPorsche AG delivered 133,484 vehicles worldwide in the first half of 2019, recording a two per cent increase compared with the same period in 2018. mehr >>

Goodwood Festival of Speed- Volkswagen ID.R sets new track record 09.07.2019

Records: Goodwood Festival of Speed- Volkswagen ID.R sets new track record

The Volkswagen ID.R has won the prestigious Festival of Speed with Romain Dumas for the second time in a row and also achieved the fastest ever time with 39.90 seconds. As early as Saturday, the Frenchman in the first fully electric race car from Volkswagen be mehr >>

SEAT breaks records in the first half of 2019 09.07.2019

Finance: SEAT breaks records in the first half of 2019

    The carmaker delivers 314,300 cars, which is 8.4% more than in the same period of 2018 and the highest volume in its history    Germany, the UK, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark post record figures    SEAT completes the best month of June in its history with 57,300 vehicles sold and once a mehr >>

Technical data Porsche 911 RSR model year 2019 06.07.2019

Presentation cars: Technical data Porsche 911 RSR model year 2019

Concept• Single-seater race car for the FIA GTE category (USA: GTLM)Weight/dimensions• Base weight: ca. 1,245 kg• Length: 4,593 mm (without splitter, rear wing, diffuser)• Width: 2, mehr >>

Porsche remains committed to naturally aspirated engine in motorsport 06.07.2019

Presentation cars: Porsche remains committed to naturally aspirated engine in motorsport

Redesigned 911 RSR expected to defend world championshipPorsche puts its faith in the brand-new 911 RSR (2019 model year) to defend the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) title. The race car complying with the FIA GTE regulations is a completely new develop mehr >>

Premiere of the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood Festival of Speed 05.07.2019

Events: Premiere of the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Fourth model from Audi Sport customer racing unveiled in front of large audience        Most powerful customer racing car with 470 kW (640 hp) Audi Sport customer racing delivers fascination galore with the Audi R8 LM mehr >>

Lexus unveils LC Convertible Protoype at Goodwood Festival of Speed 05.07.2019

Events: Lexus unveils LC Convertible Protoype at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Lexus confirms production of a convertible version of its flagship LC coupe    Prototype model makes its dynamic world debut on the hill course at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed mehr >>

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