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CSU: Cra prices in Czech Rep increased in June 2017

Prices of both new and used cars went up, the same applies to motorcycles. Increased service prices, cheaper spare parts, detailed data, year-on-year development...
Published: 19.7.2017 23:49

Babic: AvtoVAZ plans to cut over 8,000 jobs

This represents 40% of the total workforce. Timing, sales results in H1, the profit return plan...
Published: 18.7.2017 23:43

Skoda Auto succeeded in large tender of Czech Ministry of Transport

Models and number of cars, including 4x4 and CNG, the organizations concerned, the price, the bidders, the new tender for vans, the Skoda wholesale sales and fleet centres...
Published: 18.7.2017 00:48

Pilny: BMW plans test centre for self-driving cars in Czech Rep

Considerated locations, amount of investment, other projects for autonomous vehicle testing in the country...
Published: 16.7.2017 23:19

Dieselgate: Daimler allegedly sold over 1 million vehicles with excess emissions

It reportedly results from a document issued by a German court. The carmaker did not comment on the information. Regions, timing...
Published: 14.7.2017 00:09

Chamber of deputies approved fee renewal for uninsured cars in Czech Rep

MPs have agreed on a single amendment, which concerns more rigorous control of the damage prevetion fund...
Published: 13.7.2017 01:04

Automotive industry association increased outlook for car production in Turkey in 2017

Production, export and sales in H1, negative effects on demand in the domestic market...
Published: 13.7.2017 00:50

Code of Ethics: Hyundai modified sales conditions in Czech Rep

This was done on the basis of an antitrust investigation. Details of change relating to brand insurance, financial results of Hyundai Motor Czech in 2016...
Published: 11.7.2017 23:55

Czech Antitrust Authority imposed fine to two car dealers for cartel

One of them is the NH Car. Details of forbidden behaviour, profile of the second company, amount of penalties, reduction of the fine for cooperation with UOHS...
Published: 11.7.2017 01:32

Dieselgate: Netherlands to investigate Suzuki and Chrysler for emissions

Affected Suzuki and Jeep models, recalls, testing of vehicles of other carmakers, software to protect the engine from damage...
Published: 11.7.2017 01:15

Volkswagen appointed new head of Skoda sales

Werner Eichhorn will move to a different position within the group. A new board member of Skoda Auto for sales and marketing comes from Porsche Holding Salzburg...
Published: 10.7.2017 01:21

Dieselgate: Winterkorn reportedly knew about manipulations moths before revelation of Volkswagen scandal

The automaker claims that its top management had learned the details of the manipulations only days before the scandal was revealed in the US. Details…
Published: 10.7.2017 01:03

European Commission approved PSA's takeover of Opel

The Commission's decision concerns only automotive activities. The decision regarding the takeover of the financial division...
Published: 7.7.2017 00:08

SMMT: Newly announced automotive investments in UK dropped sharply in H1

The result of the referendum on Brexit, an estimate for the whole year 2017, the country's attempt to remain a member of the customs union, a fall in car production in April and May...
Published: 6.7.2017 23:55

Volkswagen supposedly overvalue sales

The automaker did not comment on it. Country, brands, timing, number of cars, departure of head of the local representation...
Published: 3.7.2017 23:55

ACEA: Car sales in EU rose by 7.6% in May

Return to growth, results in individual countries, demand in Central Europe, automakers' sales...
Published: 3.7.2017 23:34

SDA: 270 HEVs and 36 EVs registered in Czech Rep in May

284 CNG-powered cars and 119 LPG cars were added to the registry. Leaders of alternative drives, first Mini hybrid, results over 5 months...
Published: 2.7.2017 23:49

Sales of vehicles in China dropped by 0.1% in May

Second drop in a row, registrations over 5 months, demand for sedans and SUVs, truck sales...
Published: 2.7.2017 23:27

LMC Automotive: Sales in Western Europe up by 7% in May

Demand in individual countries, drop in four states, results in 5 months, comment...
Published: 30.6.2017 06:50

Sales of Volkswagen Group up by 3.1% in May

First growth after one month drop, demand in individual markets, growth in all major regions, sale of individual brands, results in 5 months, comment...
Published: 30.6.2017 06:37

Car sales in US down by 1% in May

Fifth fall in a row, carmakers’ results, change in the position 1, outlook of LMC Automotive for 2017...
Published: 30.6.2017 06:22

Daimler prepares investment in Czech Rep

Location, distribution and retail division, demand for Mercedes-AMG cars, management of the new regional headquarters for Central Europe...
Published: 29.6.2017 01:22

Sales of Skoda cars rose by 2.4% in May

This is the 18th growth in a row. Sales in individual markets, growth in Russia, decline in China, interest in individual models, sale of the Kodiaq SUV for the first three months, comment...
Published: 29.6.2017 01:10

Car sales in Germany rose by 12.9% in May

Production and export also recorded growth. Impact of working days, demand for individual brands, orders, results for five months...
Published: 29.6.2017 00:52

Europ Assistance succeeded in LeasePlan's tender for car assistance provider in Czech Rep

Scope of services, timing, previous partner of leasing company...
Published: 28.6.2017 00:11

BusinessRent: Business Lease opened car and van rental in Czech Rep

The fleet including EVs, CNG vehicles and cars for the handicapped, prices, benefits, utilization possibilities, Tesla EVs at RentPoint car rental...
Published: 27.6.2017 23:57

New institute for car emission measurement to be established in Germany

Emissions will be measured in real traffic, not in laboratories. Timing, supervisory board, budget, financing, recent tests by German authorities, consideration of restriction of diesel cars in cities...
Published: 27.6.2017 23:45

Takata declared bankruptcy and applied for protection from creditors

The company also announced a deal on the sale of most assets. The buyer, price, promise not to close any plant and not to dismiss employees, the factories in Europe including the Czech Republic...
Published: 26.6.2017 22:48

Volkswagen agreed with unions of Slovak plants on new collective agreement

The strike ended after six days and the factory in Bratislava restored full production. Agreement details...
Published: 26.6.2017 22:29

Deloitte: Brexit can threaten thousands of jobs in German automotive industry

Estimated growth in German car prices in the UK, expected decline in sales, revenues and profits, whole study...
Published: 26.6.2017 00:26

Czech ambassadors in Europe to replace BMWs with Skoda cars

One Czech brand dealer succeeded in a tender. Models, numbers of cars, frequency of renewal, contract validity...
Published: 25.6.2017 23:35

Takata allegedly to ask for bankruptcy protection from creditors in few days

Subsequently, the company will pursue a bailout from one Japanese bank. The company’s comment...
Published: 22.6.2017 23:35

Tesla reportedly to soon close deal to build plant in China

Location, timing, avoidance of import duty, business results in the country in 2016, entry of Chinese investor...
Published: 22.6.2017 23:19

MBtech to expand one development centre in Czech Rep

Location, new halls, amount of investment, services, timing, HR, clients...
Published: 21.6.2017 23:31

Mitsubishi Motors began to offer branded insurance in Czech Rep

The partner is Uniqa, which has long-term and rich experience with branded insurance. Details of the cooperation and the product Mitsubishi insurance including PAYD/PHYD…
Published: 21.6.2017 23:05

Shandong Linglong Tire wants to build two more plants, one in Europe

Details of the strategy, sites considered, amount of investment, HR, timing, R&D, orders from carmakers and retailers, results in 2016, plan for 2017, targets for 2020...
Published: 21.6.2017 01:36

Employees of Volkswagen car plant in Slovakia started to strike

The number of participants, impact on production of individual models, absence of agency staff, management response, explosives inspection, situation in other factories, company holiday...
Published: 21.6.2017 01:18

Jaguar Land Rover wants to double production in UK by 2020

At the same time, the company wants to hire several thousand people, especially technical specialists. Business and financial results, investments in FY 2017/2018...
Published: 20.6.2017 03:08

Four automakers settled Takata airbags lawsuit in US

BMW, Toyota, Mazda and Subaru have agreed on an out-of-court settlement of thus mass lawsuit. The lawsuits filed against Honda, Ford and Nissan have not yet been settled by such an agreement...
Published: 20.6.2017 02:55

BMW Group begun to provide tyre insurance in other countries in Europe

Partner, states, models, conditions, insurance period, price, insurance cover, first model with optional runflat tires...
Published: 20.6.2017 00:05

New Mazda dealership opened in Czech Rep

Location, company and its other activities, history of the showroom, managing director, website...
Published: 18.6.2017 23:26

Takata is about to declare bankruptcy

Under the restructuring plan, it is reportedly ceasing the production of airbag inflators and other products will be sold under a new brand. Partners, timing, agreement with the US government...
Published: 18.6.2017 22:48

BMW launched sale of EVs in Slovakia

Models and prices, dealers and service shops in several cities, service contract included, battery warranty, government subsidy program for EVss and HEVs...
Published: 18.6.2017 22:22

Bosch to reportedly build new plant in Europe

The firm has not confirmed the information. Alleged location, amount of investment, products, timing, HR, subsidies, alliance with Daimler...
Published: 15.6.2017 23:52

Dieselgate: Volkswagen to provide additional warranty for emission-affected cars in Europe

Duration of the warranty, limitation, Muller's complaint about Mrs. Jourova, limited space of the Eurocommissioner to create pressure on the automaker...
Published: 15.6.2017 23:43

AutoBinck hired experienced automotive strategy specialist

Previously, he has worked for Porsche Engineering, Boston Consulting Group and Ricardo Strategic Consulting. His profile, new position, division...
Published: 15.6.2017 00:16

Volkswagen trade unions announced strike date in Slovak plants

Employee support rate, estimated participation in Bratislava, situation in other factories...
Published: 14.6.2017 23:57

Legends 2017: Attendance achieved organizer's expectations and surpassed last year's record

The number of exhibited cars and motorcycles, Czech exhibition premieres, the oldest exhibit, awards, a check for a hospital, preparation of the 5th year...
Published: 13.6.2017 23:26

CSU: Car prices in Czech Rep up m/m in May 2017

Both new and used cars, as well as motorcycles, became more expensive. Price increases for service works and spare parts, detailed data, y/y development...
Published: 13.6.2017 23:09

Opel's head resigned before finishing sale of company to PSA

Karl-Thomas Neumann, however, thinks the sale of Opel is the right thing to do. Successor, Neumann's further direction, the transaction completion...
Published: 12.6.2017 23:22
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