Porsche recalls 340,000 cars due to parking problem
Porsche has to recall almost 340,000 Cayenne and Panamera vehicles due to problems with their automatic transmission, the German company said on Tuesday.
A spokesman for Volkswagen Group’s sports-car brand said the vehicles might roll when parked due to a potentially fragile part in the connection between the gear lever and transmission.
Nearly 100,000 of the affected vehicles, which date back to 2002, are in the United States and almost 25,000 in Germany.
Renault offers CEO job to Seat's De Meo16. December
Renault has offered Luca de Meo, CEO of Volkswagen Group’s Seat brand, the job of CEO, Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia reported on Saturday, citing anonymous sources.
Europe may tighten CO2 emissions targets12. December
Automakers selling cars in the EU may face tougher CO2 emissions reduction targets after the European Commission signaled it will review goals already set for 2030.
VW charged with violating Canada's emissions standards10. December
Volkswagen Group, in another legal action stemming from its 2015 emissions-cheating scandal, was charged with importing nearly 128,000 vehicles into Canada contravening the country’s environmental legislation.
VW headquarters raided again in diesel probe4. December
Volkswagen Group’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, was raided by public prosecutors on Tuesday in the latest investigation into the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal.
Daimler could face further diesel recalls3. December
Daimler could face further recalls related to manipulated diesel engines in some of its Mercedes-Benz compact models, weekly magazine Der Spiegel said on Friday, without citing sources.
Dvorak: Czech car plants must adapt or die in the electric era2. December
The state-of-the-art production line at Motr Jikov Group in Ceske Budejovice, near the border with Germany and Austria, is running at full speed to deliver orders to Volkswagen Group’s...
Daimler will cut thousands of jobs worldwide29. November
Daimler said it plans to cut thousands of jobs worldwide by the end of 2022 after it reached an agreement on its plans with labor unions.
Audi will cut 9,500 German jobs in shift to electric vehicles27. November
Audi plans to eliminate about 15 percent of its German workforce to lift earnings by 6 billion euros ($6.6 billion) as the automaker pushes ahead with a restructuring plan...
BMW, Daimler, VW fined for steel cartel25. November
Germany’s cartel authority said it was fining BMW, Volkswagen Group and Daimler a total of 100 million euros ($110.84 million) for unlawful actions in relation to steel purchases.
Eighth Porsche Experience Centre to be built in Italy20. November
The eighth Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) worldwide and the biggest of its kind so far will be built at the “Autodromo di Franciacorta” racetrack in Italy.
European sales rise 9% in October19. November
European new-car sales rose 8.6 percent in October, driven by robust demand in Germany and France and a rebound in demand for Volkswagen Group brands that were hit by...
Two ex-VW board members charged18. November
Two former Volkswagen management board members and two other managers were charged by German prosecutors for paying too much to labor representatives.
Russia sales fell 5% in October; Skoda make gains15. November
Russia’s new-car sales fell 5.2 percent in October to 152,057, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) said in a statement.
VW may opt for Slovakia instead of Turkey for Passat production14. November
Volkswagen Group may decide to build its Passat midsize model in Slovakia in future instead of in a new factory in Turkey, according to sources.
Tesla plans to build factory in Germany13. November
Tesla plans to build its next factory near Berlin, CEO Elon Musk said, sending a stark message to Germany’s automakers that he is headed for their home turf.
PSA-FCA will maintain brands after merger12. November
PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have no plans to scrap any of their brands following their $50 billion merger, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares told a French television station.
European factories at risk in FCA-PSA merger7. November
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group have said they will not to close factories if they merge but this promise is likely to come under heavy strain as the...
VW labor boss Osterloh blocks Turkey plant4. November
Volkswagen Group’s powerful labor unions vowed to block the automaker’s plan to build a factory in Turkey until violence triggered by the country’s cross-border offensive in northern Syria has...
Skoda adds plug-in, mild-hybrid variants to new Octavia lineup31. October
Skoda’s new Octavia compact model will come with plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid versions. The compact car is Skoda’s best-selling model globally and offers the widest range of drivetrains and...
PSA and FCA merger makes sense for both30. October
Following the news that PSA Group and Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) are in discussions to combine operations and create a leading global group; David Leggett, Editor at GlobalData, a leading data...
VW touts connectivity leap for new Golf25. October
Volkswagen is adding advanced connectivity and semi-autonomous features to help its latest Golf retain buyers in a market shifting toward SUVs and full-electric cars.
VW has no alternative locations to Turkey plant23. October
Volkswagen Group is not scouting for alternative locations as it evaluates plans to build a new car factory in Turkey, said Andreas Tostmann, VW’s production chief.
SEAT restarts production after street protests forced halt22. October
Volkswagen Group’s Spanish brand, Seat, restarted production on Monday after the automaker was forced to halt output last week amid civil unrest in Barcelona.
Skoda CEO seeks to calm fears about push downmarket21. October
Skoda has sought to reassure its employees after reports suggested that its owner, Volkswagen Group, is considering repositioning the brand downward to compete with low-cost marques such as Renault’s...