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ZAP: Sales of new cars in Slovakia up by 12.1% in June

Growth was driven by BMW, Dacia, Suzuki, Mercedes, Renault, Citroen and VW. Developments in vans, trucks and buses, registrations in H1 2016...
Published: 28.7.2016 23:53

Sales of Skoda cars up by 4.4% in June

It was the seventh month in a row of growth, driven by increased demand in major markets in Europe and China. Growth in Russia and the UK, interest in various models, results in H1...
Published: 28.7.2016 23:26

FCA to change method of car sales reporting in US

It will do so retroactively since 2011. Months with overvalued and undervalued sales, the end of a series of y/y increases in September 2013, the fall in May 2016...
Published: 28.7.2016 02:47

Czech Rep announced tender for new operator of vehicle register

The parameters of the contract, taking into consideration of the objections of the antimonopoly office in the specifications of the new tender, timing, fine for the Ministry of Transport for past mistakes...
Published: 28.7.2016 02:33

BMW Group recorded series of personnel changes in Czech Rep

These relate to several brands and departments. The company solved some of the personnel changes through rotation. Affected managers and their careers, timing...
Published: 27.7.2016 00:01

One manager left Czech branch of Volkswagen Financial Services

His responsibilities have been taken over by a longtime manager of this leasing company. Details…
Published: 26.7.2016 23:44

Dieselgate: EC trying to persuade Volkswagen to compensate customers in Europe

The automaker refuses it due to different legal conditions in the US and EU. Activities of some EU Commissioners, cooperation with consumer organizations...
Published: 26.7.2016 23:30

Tesla wants to expand into commercial vehicles, car sharing and solar systems

Planned models of cars, trucks and buses, car sharing of self-driving cars of clients, own carsharing service, solar roofs with an integrated battery...
Published: 26.7.2016 00:01

Raiffeisen-Leasing expanded sales network in Czech Rep

The leasing company started cooperation with a new partner. Its profile and focus, Raiffeisen-Leasing goal until 2018...
Published: 25.7.2016 23:42

FCA allegedly overstated sales under internal investigation

The automaker did not comment on the information. The alleged volume of unsold cars...
Published: 25.7.2016 23:29

Skoda dealers opened 2,000 new design showrooms so far

One fifth of them decided to build a showroom under a new concept. Impact on business performance, dealerships with 3D car configurator, digital service...
Published: 24.7.2016 23:33

CSU: Car prices in Czech Rep stagnated m/m in June 2016

While new cars became more expensive, prices of used cars went down. Prices of motorbikes and servicing incresed, spare parts went down, detailed data, the y/y development...
Published: 24.7.2016 23:16

Dieselgate: Volkswagen to suspend sales of most models in South Korea

The possibility of decertification of dozens of VW, Audi and Bentley models, horizon of certification regaining, sales of the automaker in H1...
Published: 24.7.2016 22:51

Hyundai hired former Allianz manager to strengthen marketing in Europe

He will be answerable to Jochen Sengpiehl, Marketing Head of Hyundai Motor Europe. The manager and his career...
Published: 22.7.2016 03:15

Samsung leads talks on BYD Auto share purchase

Alleged amount of share, the issue of new shares of the Chinese EV maker, the Samsung expansion in the automotive industry since 2015...
Published: 21.7.2016 16:59

Czech insurance organizations uniting structure and management

Several managers and specialists will hold offices in the Czech Insurance Association and the Czech Insurers' Bureau. Details of changes, the model application from abroad...
Published: 20.7.2016 23:57

Sales of commercial vehicles in Germany increased by 11.3% in June

Results in individual categories, demand in H1, VDIK outlook for 2016...
Published: 20.7.2016 23:49

Dieselgate: Three US states sued Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche

Actions do not concern only manipulative software, but also fraud covering. Threatening sanctions, the Group statement...
Published: 20.7.2016 23:36

Carzada gained confidence of Czech investors as well

The profile of this platform for online sales of quality used cars, business results in the first country – Germany, partners...
Published: 20.7.2016 00:01

EC imposed fine of EUR 2.9 billion on four European truck makers

MAN as a cartel notifier avoided the fine, Scania continues to be investigated. Time of the prohibited conduct, negotiations on prices and introduction of new technologies...
Published: 19.7.2016 23:44

US investigating FCA for sales data

Possible violations of the securities laws, the probable connection with the action brought by dealer group Napleton, comment of the carmaker...
Published: 19.7.2016 23:33

Dieselgate: Volkswagen to apparently indemnify US dealers

It will allegedly introduce a solution by the end of summer. The automaker did not comment on the information. Both parties have been leading talks about the compensation for four months...
Published: 19.7.2016 00:16

Indian court: Only diesel cars younger than 10 years may be operated in capital city

Delhi transport authorities will cancel the registration to older diesel vehicles immediately. Ongoing state campaign against diesel in the most polluted city in the world...
Published: 18.7.2016 23:49

AutoSAP: Brexit to increase risks for Czech car and parts makers, not dropping exports significantly

However, restrictions on the free movement of goods or different regulation might result in complications. Automotive businesses of the Czech Republic and UK...
Published: 18.7.2016 23:33

ACEA: Car sales in EU up by 6.9% in June

Approaching the pre-crisis levels, market growth for 34 months in a row, the results in individual countries, sales of automakers, registrations in H1, PwC outlook for 2016 and 2017...
Published: 18.7.2016 00:28

EC wants to introduce CO2 emission limits for trucks

The EU does not apply them currently, unlike the US, China, Japan or Canada. Initiative of 2015, attitude and argumentation of manufacturers...
Published: 18.7.2016 00:16

Dieselgate: California rejected Volkswagen’s plan for repairs of 3.0 TDI cars

It is a proposal relating to 16,000 of 85,000 VW, Audi and Porsche diesel cars. Comments of CARB, EPA and the carmaker...
Published: 18.7.2016 00:01

Czech Automotive Industry Association appointed new PR manager

He came from a partner PR agency, but his main experience is from the state and public institutions. The moving of AutoSAP headquarters, launch of profiles on YouTube and Twitter...
Published: 15.7.2016 02:59

Sales of cars and vans in Russia down by 12.5% in June

Slowing the pace of decline, growth in demand for Skoda cars, results in H1, worsened AEB’s outlook...
Published: 15.7.2016 02:53

Employees of Czech plant of Toyota and PSA voted for strike

In wage tariffs and shift surcharge, unions have higher requirements than proposed by an intermediary. Details, further negotiations...
Published: 14.7.2016 21:47

Car sales in China rose by 19.4% in June

The reduction of the tax burden in October 2015 contributed to the high growth. Demand in H1...
Published: 13.7.2016 23:31

Gestamp to build another plant in Central Europe

Location, number of halls and lines, technology, investment amount, HR, products, clients, timing, Gestamp, Gonvarri and Edscha factories in the region...
Published: 12.7.2016 23:57

Carmudi: German company expands worldwide, passing Europe

The car advertising portal specializes in emerging markets. Activities in 20 countries, website profile, finances from investors...
Published: 12.7.2016 23:45

SDA: 116 HEVs and 18 EVs registered in Czech Rep in June

The register also included 183 vehicles powered by CNG and 83 LPG vehicles. Leaders of alternative drives, results in H1...
Published: 12.7.2016 23:19

Borc: Romania leads talks with two automakers on plant construction

Currently, there are two carmakers active in this Eastern European country – Ford and Renault. The government is negotiating with one European and one non-European company...
Published: 11.7.2016 23:56

Porsche expanded Leipzig plant, also because of new Panamera

Body shop construction, environmental technologies, complete production of the Panamera II in Leipzig, HR, daily production, consultancy by Porsche Consulting, prices of second generation, Porsche InnoDrive…
Published: 11.7.2016 23:44

LMC Automotive' 2016 car sales outlook for Western Europe down again after month

The original and the new estimate, single-digit growth in June, registrations on five biggest markets, the downturn in the UK after the Brexit referendum...
Published: 11.7.2016 23:24

Analysts: Growing yen to hit Japanese automakers as result of Brexit

However, they had already been struggling with the negative impact of the strong domestic currency before the referendum. Details of the predictions, the most affected carmakers...
Published: 11.7.2016 23:17

Valeo and Siemens to form JV for EV and HEV drives

The two companies will put relevant activities in it, including those in Central Europe. Shares, headquarters, HR, timing, market outlook by 2020...
Published: 11.7.2016 00:31

iCar Asia appointed new CEO

This group of car advertising portals in the ASEAN region also appointed other new managers. Details, timing, company profile...
Published: 11.7.2016 00:01

Medea Research: Sales of new cars in Czech Rep up by 21.9% in June 2016

Growth was driven by Skoda, Hyundai, Renault, Mercedes, Dacia, Toyota, Nissan and VW. Results of other brands, developments in vans, further growth of purpose registrations...
Published: 10.7.2016 23:24

Bain Capital to sell FTE Automotive

The buyer, price, timing, transaction advisors, profile of the German manufacturer of automotive components with operations around the world, including the Czech Republic and Slovakia...
Published: 8.7.2016 00:41

SDA: Registrations of new cars in Czech Rep up by 20.6% in June

Growth was driven by Skoda, Hyundai, VW, Renault, Mercedes and Toyota brands. Consumer interest in operating leases, decline in short-term registrations, commercial vehicles, the results of H1, PwC comment...
Published: 7.7.2016 23:45

Germany investigates possible steel cartel in automotive industry

Antitrust authority searched the offices of six domestic carmakers and suppliers. The businesses concerned, reasons, timing...
Published: 7.7.2016 23:35

Volkswagen factories in Slovakia to have company-wide holiday

However, this relates to two of the four plants only. Locations, dates of summer shutdown, the affected employees, technological and structural adjustment of facilities...
Published: 7.7.2016 23:29

Porsche began to offer service contracts in Czech Rep

Prepaid service to new Porsche cars is only available in one variant...
Published: 7.7.2016 23:18

Car sales in UK down in June, second time in four years

Probable connection with the referendum on Brexit, the results of individual brands, demand in H1, the best-selling models, the decline in activity of consumers...
Published: 6.7.2016 23:47

USA investigates first death in self-driving Tesla car

The accident was apparently caused by a driver of another vehicle – truck, however autopilot of the Tesla Model S or its driver did not react by braking. Location, investigation of possible system errors...
Published: 6.7.2016 23:32

Car sales in Germany up by 8.3% in June

The slowdown in growth, registrations of individual brands, results in H1, production and export, VDA’s outlook for 2016...
Published: 6.7.2016 23:17

Dieselgate: Volkswagen rejects compensating customers in Europe same way as in US

The automaker head again refused the appeal of European commissioner for the internal market. Declared reasons, their actions…
Published: 3.7.2016 23:01
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