Automakers News Releases

  • Thomas Sedran to become CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand

    Dr. Thomas Sedran, General Secretary and Senior Vice President Group Strategy at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, has been appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand effective September 1, 2018. In this function, he takes over from Dr. Eckhard Scholz, who is stepping down at his own request. Thomas Sedran’s successor will…

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  • Start of production of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class in Finland

    The ramp-up for the new  A-Class has reached Finland: it began in April at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt, Germany and was followed by the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary in May. The production partner Valmet Automotive has started production of the new A-Class in its plant in Uusikaupunki, the…

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  • Kia Sorento SUV conquers real and perceived mountains in new marketing campaign

    After the refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento SUV went “to hell and back” late last year by conquering Moab’s treacherous Hell’s Revenge2, a new marketing campaign from Kia Motors America vividly details the versatility, advanced technology and comfort of the brand’s best-selling and most capable SUV. Featuring a series of 15-…

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  • LADA Vesta Sport – energy of a new level

    LADA expands the model range and presents a new LADA Vesta Sport – the family’s flagship of one of the most popular models in the Russian market.

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  • BMW Group and Baidu join forces to accelerate the development of autonomous driving in China

    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) and the BMW Group today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), under which the BMW Group will join Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform by Baidu, as a board member. The partnership was made official during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Germany on…

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  • Audi sales grow by 4.5 percent in the first half of the year

    AUDI AG delivered around 164,000 premium automobiles to customers in June. As such, sales were down 3.8 percent on the strong result of the same period last year. In the United States, sales of the Four Rings were up 0.3 percent, on a par with the prior-year level. As a…

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  • Tata Motors Group global wholesales at 100,135 in June 2018

    The Tata Motors Group global wholesales in June 2018, including Jaguar Land Rover, were at 100,135 nos., higher by 12%, over June 2017. Global wholesales of all Tata Motors’ commercial vehicles and Tata Daewoo range in June 2018 were at 44,229 nos., higher by 53%, over June 2017. Global wholesales…

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  • Fiesta ST takes on great European driving road you never heard of – 400 metres underground

    The performance prowess of the new Ford Fiesta ST is demonstrated by a new film that features an amazing driving location – 400 metres below ground in one of Europe’s largest salt mines. Shot at a secret location with World Rally Championship driver Elfyn Evans at the wheel, the Fiesta…

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  • Changes in the management board of Vauxhall/Opel

    The supervisory board of Opel/Vauxhall has appointed Frédéric Brunet and Xavier Duchemin as new Managing Directors as of August 1, 2018. Brunet will become Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company, succeeding Philippe de Rovira who has been appointed Member of the Executive Committee and CFO of Groupe PSA as…

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  • Hyundai Motor UK on a half-year high

    Hyundai Motor achieved 51,041 new car registrations in the first half of 2018, cementing the company’s position in the UK’s top 10 car brands. Fuelled by a strong performance by its eco-focused IONIQ range, and mould-breaking new models, Hyundai was one of only three top 10 UK brands to grow…

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  • Bosch and NIO sign strategic partnership agreement

    The Bosch Group and electric vehicle company NIO signed a strategic cooperation agreement focused on sensor technology, automated driving, electric motor controls, and intelligent transport systems. The signing ceremony took place in Berlin in the presence of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. NIO began delivering…

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  • Renault Trucks Z.E. Range presented exclusively at the 2018 IAA

    Renault Trucks will be exclusively presenting its new 100% electric Z.E. range at the forthcoming IAA trade show in Hanover, due to be held between 20 and 27 September 2018. On its 1,700 m2 stand, the French constructor will also be displaying vehicles from its Euro 6 range, together with…

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  • LADA – sales growth by 64% in the foreign markets

    LADA cars were sold in foreign markets in H1 2018 that is by 64% more vs the results for the same period in 2017.

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