Ford names new product development chief in Europe13. December
Ford promoted global programs director Joerg Bayer to head of product development in Europe as part of upcoming changes designed to return the region to profitability.
VW says the next generation of cars with combustion engines will be its last6. December
Volkswagen Group expects the era of the combustion car to fade away after it rolls out its next-generation gasoline and diesel cars beginning in 2026.
VW brand to reduce model complexity, engine variants6. December
Volkswagen Group’s core brand aims to raise its profit margin faster than previously planned despite rising investments for electric vehicles.
German court rules VW must buy back diesel car23. November
A German court has ruled Volkswagen must reimburse the owner of a diesel Golf the full original price of his vehicle bought in 2012, dealing a blow to the...
German court imposes diesel ban on western cities and autobahn20. November
A German administrative court has ruled that the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia must ban older diesel vehicles from the cities of Gelsenkirchen and Essen, including part of the...
VW mulls moving Passat production to Skoda plant in CR16. November
Volkswagen Group may move production of the VW Passat to a Skoda plant in the Czech Republic as part of a wider factory shake-up to accommodate electric cars, a...
New positions for Edyta Wasiluk and Lukasz Liss13. November
CG Car-Garantie strengthens its leading position in Central Eastern Europe. As new Director Central Eastern Europe (CEE), Edyta Wasiluk is now responsible for the markets in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary,...
BMW expands recall on fire risk to 1.6 million vehicles23. October
BMW is recalling about 1.6 million diesel cars to fix a potential fire hazard in their engines, expanding repairs from just under half a million vehicles in Europe and...
Automakers warn against tough emissions caps ahead of EU vote3. October
European automakers’ industry association ACEA warned that excessively steep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions limits on cars and vans could harm the industry and cost jobs ahead of a...
Skoda unions oppose moving Superb output to Germany19. September
Trade unions at Volkswagen Group’s Czech unit Skoda oppose any idea of moving some of the production of its flagship Superb sedan to German plants.
VW, BMW, Daimler face EU probe over collusion on emissions tech18. September
The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into whether German automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Group colluded to avoid competition in developing clean emissions technology.
Germany dismisses report on VW emissions manipulation3. September
Germany’s Transport Ministry said on Sunday there was no fresh news in a Bild am Sonntag report that Volkswagen Group engineers told investigators certain gasoline engines in VW, Audi...
Škoda workers fear moving of production to Germany31. August
Workers at Skoda Auto’s Mlada Boleslav plant fear that the Volkswagen Group, owners of the Czech marque, intend to shift a part of the production to Germany or other...
PSA halts 308 output at Sochaux plant after gearbox problem30. August
PSA Group has halted production of the Peugeot 308 at its plant in Sochaux, France, after the factory ran out of manual transmissions.
VW plans wave of dismissals following diesel scandal27. August
Volkswagen Group plans to fire a group of engineers and managers implicated in the automaker’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal, German press reports said.
VW CEO Diess received memo about fallout from emissions violations27. August
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess was given a memorandum warning the company might face legal action in the U.S. over the use of cheating software in cars just days before...
Siemens and Bentley strengthen strategic alliance27. August
Strategic alliance with Bentley Systems, which started in 2016, to be further expanded. In the companies’ latest Alliance Board meeting, Bentley Systems and Siemens decided to further strengthen their...