Porsche halts production as bottlenecks in global supply chains intensifies

2020-03-23 08:00

As of this week, Porsche will suspend production for an initial period of two weeks.

Fiat Chrysler temporarily shuts eight plants across Europe due to coronavirus

2020-03-16 10:32

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced Monday that its subsidiaries FCA Italy and Maserati will temporarily suspend production across the majority of their European manufacturing plants.

WATCH | How Ford's Struandale plant assembles your favourite Ranger engines

2020-03-03 12:51

Did you know Ford assembles its Ranger Raptor's bi-turbo engine in Port Elizabeth? Go inside the Struandale engine plant in this cool time lapse video.

General Motors scraps Aussie car brand Holden

2020-02-17 06:47

General Motors announced it would scrap struggling Australian car brand Holden, with engineering, design and sales operations to be wound down in the coming months.

WATCH | Jaguar says its new seat tech tricks your body into thinking you're walking

2020-01-16 15:00

Jaguar Land Rover is developing the seat of the future - a shape-shifting system designed to improve customer wellbeing by tackling the health risks of sitting down for too long.

Carmaker Opel will slash 2100 jobs in Germany

2020-01-14 15:08

Peugeot subsidiary Opel said it would offer 2100 more German workers voluntary redundancies, as it struggles to stay afloat faced with collapsing demand and an EU emissions squeeze.

It's official - PSA, Fiat Chrysler agree to merge

2019-12-18 11:31

French carmaker PSA and US-Italian rival Fiat Chrysler have signed an agreement to create the world's fourth-largest automaker.

Carmaker Daimler to cut 'thousands' of jobs by 2022 to fund electric shift

2019-11-29 13:05

Luxury carmaker Daimler said it was scrapping "thousands" of jobs to help fund the switch to electric vehicles, in the latest layoffs to hit the stuttering German car industry.

Musk announces new Tesla factory will be in Germany

2019-11-13 08:17

A new Tesla car factory to serve the European market will be based in Germany, chief executive Elon Musk said.

Honda first-half net profit slumps almost 20%, full-year forecast down

2019-11-08 11:06

Japanese carmaker Honda said its first-half net profit dropped 19% on negative currency exchange rates and falling motorcycle sales, slightly revising down profit forecasts for the full year.

 

Coronavirus puts brakes on Jaguar Land Rover UK plant

2020-03-20 14:27

Jaguar Land Rover have become the latest manufacturer to temporarily shut down its facility in the United Kingdom in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

EXPLAINED | How Koenigsegg squeezes 450kw from a three-cylinder engine in its new Gemera hypercar

2020-03-12 14:30

Did you know the three-cylinder engine in Swedish car company Koenigsegg's Gemera four-seat hybrid hypercar produces 440kW? Find out how they did it.

Aston Martin shares tank as annual losses balloon

2020-02-27 15:21

Shares in Aston Martin Lagonda tanked Thursday after James Bond's favourite carmaker said net losses nearly doubled last year on weak global demand -- and warned over the potential impact of coronavirus.

Volkswagen offered €830-million settlement for German diesel cases

2020-02-14 14:59

Car giant Volkswagen said it had offered €830-million to settle a mass lawsuit from German customers over its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.

WATCH | Are hydrogen cars the future?

2020-01-15 08:00

Imagine a car that only emits water vapour, refuels in minutes and has twice the range of most electric cars. It's already here! Hydrogen is an environmentally-conscious mobility option that hasn't caught on - yet.

Volkswagen in talks to settle German 'dieselgate' mass lawsuit

2020-01-02 14:09

Car giant Volkswagen said it would open talks on a possible settlement in a mass lawsuit brought by hundreds of thousands of German diesel car owners over emissions cheating.

Nissan faces $22-million fine for misreporting Ghosn pay

2019-12-10 10:49

Nissan should be fined $22 million for filing documents that under-reported the compensation of former chief Carlos Ghosn, Japanese regulators recommended.

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn speaks to wife after Japan court permission

2019-11-22 12:03

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn spoke to his wife for the first time in eight months on Friday, his spokesman said, after a Tokyo court lifted a ban on contact between the pair.

Nissan slashes full-year forecast as first-half profit falls

2019-11-12 11:14

Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan slashed its full-year sales and profit forecast as it struggles with weak demand in Japan, the US and Europe, as well as the arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn.

US car giant Ford signs new labour deal with UAW union

2019-10-31 10:52

The four-year agreement averts a strike at Ford and helps to secure 8500 jobs.

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