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Koide (TPCA): Mini segment in Europe to grow by 3% in 2015

Growth resumption after four years of decline, the current production of TPCA, production growth plan in Kolin, suppliers mainly from the Czech Republic and Poland...
Published: 22.12.2014 04:43

Nissan suspended sales of some models in Russia

Repricing cars, the reaction of customers, plan to increase market share, increase in production capacity in the country, the impact on suppliers...
Published: 22.12.2014 04:33

Spyker declared bankruptcy, but its founder aims to recover brand again

Everything will depend on the bankruptcy trustee and candidates for assets. The plan of the former owner of Saab and F1 stall to focus on EVs...
Published: 22.12.2014 00:25

LMC Automotive improved outlook for car sales in US for 2014 and 2015

The original and the new forecast, results in November and the outlook for December, a comment by J.D. Power...
Published: 22.12.2014 00:19

GM, Audi, Jaguar Land Rover temporarily stopped selling cars in Russia

Other carmakers, including Volkswagen and Skoda, are monitoring and evaluating the situation. The fall of the Russian currency...
Published: 19.12.2014 02:47

Senate approved abolition of allowance for uninsured vehicles in Czech Rep

The future of the contribution will now be decided by the president. Timing...
Published: 19.12.2014 02:38

TPCA reduced production outlook for 2015, to dismiss hundreds of agency workers

Earlier revision of the production plan for 2014, a change in the shift system, HR, timing, outplacement details...
Published: 17.12.2014 23:48

Insurance companies in Czech Rep to further increase price of damage liability in 2015

It will rather be a single-digit than a double-digit growth in rates. The situation at Allianz, Uniqa, Ceska pojistovna, CSOB, Kooperativa, Wustenrot, Generali, Slavia and CPP...
Published: 17.12.2014 23:22

Antitrust authority withdrew fine for Krodos Bus in Czech Rep

The Office, however, will continue to inquire into the tender for the supply of intercity buses. The investigated requirements in the specifications, the supplier of Iveco buses...
Published: 17.12.2014 23:09

Uni Gasket to expand production in Europe

Transfer of production from Italy to Eastern Europe, planned production in Central Europe, a joint venture, products and clients...
Published: 17.12.2014 00:27

AutoBinck chose new CEO

Tim Tozer, who went to GM, left the company a year ago. The new CEO of AutoBinck previously worked outside the automotive industry...
Published: 17.12.2014 00:13

Car sales in EU up by 1.4% in November, more in new member states

The market was growing for 15 months in a row. Registrations in the first 11 months, a decline in Germany and France, the results of the Volkswagen Group, a comment and view of KPMG...
Published: 16.12.2014 23:52

Car of the Year 2015: Jury selected seven candidates for European Car of the Year

These are representatives of the Volkswagen, PSA, Nissan, Ford, Daimler, BMW and Renault carmakers. Two sports cars eliminated from the nomination...
Published: 16.12.2014 23:32

Karasek: Tatra is looking for new and alternative suppliers

Reasons, production plan, the second phase of restructuring, a new action plan, investments, HR, products and projects, Phoenix Euro 6...
Published: 16.12.2014 00:07

Forests of Czech Republic to restore half of fleet

The size, structure and age of the fleet, details of the tenders, the new car fleet concept, problems with contracts in recent years...
Published: 15.12.2014 23:49

Visser: Volvo to start selling cars via Internet

The growth in expenses on digital advertising, deliveries through dealers, competitors’ activities, analysts’ opinion...
Published: 15.12.2014 23:36

Rosina: Matador Holding intends to expand in Europe not only in automotive industry

Products and clients of Automotive, Industries and R&D divisions, development of the Aufeer Design branch network, a new plant in Russia, HR, group financing...
Published: 15.12.2014 00:57

AutoBest 2015: Best car for mainstream customers is Opel Corsa

Rankings and points of finalists, opinions of the Czech and the Slovak juror, results in other categories (CompanyBest, ManBest, EcoBest, SportBest, DesignBest, SafetyBest, SmartBest, TechnoBest)…
Published: 15.12.2014 00:40

Kovolis Hedvikov began to produce components for EVs

The product, volume, customers, growth plan for the production of the factory, orders for SUVs, investments, HR, financial results, increase in the proportion of aluminium in cars...
Published: 12.12.2014 00:50

Nissan and Honda to recall over half million vehicles because of Takata airbags

An unusual incident at a junkyard in Japan, the number of cars including Europe, another recall action regarding door mirrors...
Published: 12.12.2014 00:32

Volkswagen appointed new head for VW cars

At present, this brand is led by the company CEO Martin Winterkorn. A new member of the Board of Volkswagen will be a former BMW manager...
Published: 11.12.2014 03:21

CSU: Car prices in Czech Rep fell m/m in November 2014

While new cars became more expensive, prices of used cars went down. Prices of motorcycles, servicing and spare parts, detailed data, the y/y development...
Published: 11.12.2014 03:10

Norbert Reithofer to prematurely leave office of BMW head

His next office, sales results of the carmaker under Reithofer’s leadership, his successor and profile...
Published: 10.12.2014 04:28

CebiCom: Cebia launched portal for communication of service centres with insurance companies when dealing with damage to vehicles

The advantages, automatic controls, a checklist for car owners, upgrade modules, repair auctions by company TotalCare, the first clients...
Published: 10.12.2014 04:16

Takata refused NHTSA regulation to extend recall of cars with defective airbags for entire USA

Threatening sanctions, a recall in states with high humidity, a different interpretation of the legislation, the reaction of carmakers, the number of cars convened globally...
Published: 10.12.2014 04:09

PRE expanded EV fleet with Volkswagen brand

The affected models, suppliers (leasing company, dealer), utilization, the expansion of the network of PRE charging stations, recharge charging after three years...
Published: 9.12.2014 04:15

Opel stopped producing cars in Bochum

The costs of the factory closure, outplacement program details, continuing distribution centre of spare parts...
Published: 9.12.2014 00:51

Sales of cars and vans in Russia fell by 1% in November

A significant slowdown in the decline pace, reasons, the growth of the Skoda brand, AEB outlook...
Published: 9.12.2014 00:42

Czech Post: LeasePlan succeeded in tender for 300 small vans

The offered vehicles, drive, length of lease, contract value, size of the option, bidders...
Published: 7.12.2014 23:47

SDA: New car registrations in Czech Rep up by 11.4% in November

The growth was driven by the Skoda, Dacia, Volkswagen, Seat, Ford, Hyundai and Opel brands. PSA and BMW did not show good results. The increase in the van segment...
Published: 7.12.2014 23:21

Chamber of Deputies approved abolition of contribution for uninsured vehicles in Czech Rep

The future of the contribution will now be decided by the Senate. Another activity of the government, timing...
Published: 7.12.2014 23:07

Owner of Trost Auto Service Technik changed

The founding family sold its entire stake to a competitive trader with spare parts. Profiles of both companies, countries covered, including the Czech Republic and Slovakia...
Published: 4.12.2014 23:44

LMC Automotive: Car sales in Western Europe up by 1% in November

Sales therefore grew for 15 months in a row. Moderation of the growth pace, decline in Germany, France and the Netherlands, the outlook for 2014...
Published: 4.12.2014 23:31

Court acquitted Martin Bartak and Michal Smrz in case of Tatra military vehicles in Czech Rep

Statements of the former Defence Minister, the owner of MPI Group and the prosecutor, further investigations of the military contracts...
Published: 3.12.2014 23:50

Russia to extend scrap bonus program

Timing, the current expenditure on the aid program for new car sales and disposal of old cars...
Published: 3.12.2014 23:37

Medea Research: Sales of new cars in Czech Rep up by 10.5% in November

Growth was driven by the Skoda, Dacia, Ford, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Opel, Nissan and Renault brands. PSA did not do well. The increase in the van segment, detailed statistics...
Published: 3.12.2014 05:50

Ice calamity hit production in Hyundai plant in Czech Rep

The shifts concerned, limiting the supply of components by road transport, replacing the loss of production with extra shifts, reward for employees...
Published: 3.12.2014 05:33

VDA: Car sales in Germany to increase by 1% in 2015

The drop in November, the results for 11 months, the estimate for 2014, development in France, Italy and Spain, the outlook for France for 2015...
Published: 3.12.2014 05:23

Skoda raised prices of most models in Czech Rep

The reasons, timing, the affected models and price changes, new pricing policy, 5-year warranty on all models for a small surcharge...
Published: 1.12.2014 23:51

PSA Peugeot Citroen continues in organizational changes in Europe

Several middle and senior managers in the Czech Republic have taken over the responsibility not only for other brands. Details...
Published: 1.12.2014 23:40

NEVS: Asian carmaker seriously interested in Saab

The likely investor, agreement horizon, a request for an extension of court protection from creditors...
Published: 1.12.2014 23:28

Ford to expand product offer in Europe with trucks

The countries concerned, timing, models and engines, services, dealer network, profile of the factory, R&D, expansion in the BRIC countries, sales of cabs and engines to truck and bus OEMs...
Published: 30.11.2014 23:47

Mobility+: CSOB Leasing restored its offer of operating leases for consumers in Czech Rep

Parameters of full-service leasing, offered brands and models, rental from CZK 5,000/month, examples, microsite, a pilot project...
Published: 30.11.2014 23:38

PSA Peugeot Citroen tests operating leases for consumers in Czech Rep

The financial partner, the first users, affected models, business results of the pilot project, launching onto the market, product specifications...
Published: 27.11.2014 22:12

SDA: 34 HEVs and 30 EVs registered in Czech Rep in October 2014

The registry also added 276 vehicles powered by CNG and 155 cars by LPG. Leaders of alternative drives, the first Audi CNG cars, results in the first 10 months...
Published: 27.11.2014 22:04

Oldrich Vanicek defends position of UAMK President

The term of office, a new concept of organization which also provides assistance services for motorists...
Published: 27.11.2014 21:51

Tatra Trucks to invest tens of millions of euros in development

Share capital increase, the expected reduction in credit interests, increasing reliability rating, investment allocation (machining, painting, milk-run system), a paint shop for external contracts...
Published: 26.11.2014 23:56

Volkswagen increases investments, plan for years 2015-2019 amounts to EUR 86 billion

Increasing global presence, continued significant role of Germany, expansion of the SUV range, plan for joint ventures in China...
Published: 26.11.2014 23:39

USA to introduce customs duty on car, van tires from China

According to the US government, Chinese tire manufacturers take use of unfair government subsidies. Timing, the companies concerned, the amount of duties, import of tires in 2013...
Published: 26.11.2014 23:23

Continental considers closing one plant in Europe

The location, products, reasons, the number of employees, negotiations with the unions...
Published: 26.11.2014 00:38
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