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New biturbo 3.0 for 911 - best Porsche engine yet?

13 July 2016

Porsche’s worldwide sales were up by just three percent in the first half of 2016 but the 911 is doing better than that, deliveries rising by 10 percent. That’s thanks to the release of a model which has had so many changes in mid-life that it even gains a new project code: 991.2, as opposed to 991 for the series which first appeared in late 2011.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - Skoda's new press shop

13 November 2015

News that Škoda is building a new, energy-efficient press shop at its main factory in Mladá Boleslav drew a lot of eyes to just-auto.com this week. Construction has now begun on the M4 hall and, next spring, the VW Group automaker will install a servo press line in the new hall that will be able to press aluminium body panels for the first time. The new facility is expected to go into operation in February 2017 at a cost of EUR86m (US$93.47m).


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Ups and downs

6 November 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, this week Matthew Beecham talked with Detlef Jürss, group vice president and general manager Seating Components, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. Well worth a look if you haven't enjoyed yet. He's also talked to Schaeffler about smarter repairs.


2015 TOKYO SHOW: World premieres

29 October 2015

A list of world premieres at the 2015 Tokyo motor show appears below.

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INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires

31 July 2014

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.


Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

28 July 2014

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.


Q&A with PFC Brakes Europe

13 November 2013

PFC Brakes develops and manufactures braking systems for motorsport, high-performance road, commercial vehicle and motorcycles. Matthew Beecham spoke to Peter Babbage, managing director at PFC Brakes Europe to discover how upcoming materials legislation is affecting the design of brake components for the commercial vehicle sector and how it is responding to ensure OEM and aftermarket customers can comply with the forthcoming legislation outlawing certain materials and how the technology could lead to lower running costs.


Q&A with Prodrive's Brand&: Brand potential

23 October 2013

Prodrive's Brand& helps develop some of the potential in a vehicle manufacturer’s brand and distribution by creating carefully-positioned non-automotive ranges (mainly clothing and lifestyle accessories) and the retailing support that make them successful. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with Carl Ball, managing director of Brand& about its expertise and how social media is changing the ways in which dealers and OEMs should engage with their customers and potential customers, making cross-channel communications more cost-effective as long as it is cunningly implemented.

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just-auto Plus only The last Panamera rolls off Leipzig line

30 August 2016

After seven years, the last Panamera model of the first generation has rolled off the production line at the Porsche plant in Leipzig, Germany. Between April 2009 and August 2016, the company produced a total of 164,503 units of the Gran Turismo. It all...


just-auto Plus only Porsche digital lab opened in Berlin

30 August 2016

Porsche is moving one step closer to digital transformation. The Stuttgart-based sportscar manufacturer has now opened the Porsche digital lab in Berlin, which will be used to identify and test innovative information technology solutions. The lab provides a...


just-auto Plus only Porsche Canada sells 738 units in July 2016

24 August 2016

Porsche Cars Canada (PCL), importer and distributor of Porsche vehicles in Canada, on 3 August 2016, reported monthly sales of 738 units in July 2016. This represents the best July in company history. The warm weather highlighted PCL’s sports car...


Thai oil company and automakers to promote EVs

16 August 2016

Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas company PTT Plc has signed a collaboration agreement with six automakers to help develop the country’s nascent electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle market.


just-auto Plus only Porsche China appoints new vice president sales

12 August 2016

Porsche is pleased to announce that David Xiao has been appointed vice president sales of Porsche China, effective immediately. Michael Kirsch, the former COO of Porsche China, whose responsibilities also included sales management, will take the charge of...


just-auto Plus only Porsche US July 2016 sales down 18%

3 August 2016

After a strong run across the first six months of 2016, Porsche Cars North America, (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the US, announced...


just-auto Plus only Porsche recalls 918 Spyders over seat belt issue

3 August 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V520000  Component(s): Seat belts  Potential number of units affected: 306 units Summary: Porsche Cars North America, is recalling certain model year 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Electric vehicles manufactured 2...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies Advan tyres for Porsche models

2 August 2016

The Yokohama Rubber Company on 2 August 2016, that its “Advan Sport V105” tyre has been selected by Germany’s Porsche as original equipment for its new 911, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The supplied tyre sizes are as...


just-auto Plus only Porsche adds new jobs for Mission E electric car

27 July 2016

The company will hire more than 1,400 new employees in the Stuttgart region to work on the development and production of the first all-electric sports car from Porsche: Mission E. The company plans to recruit experts in the fields of digitisation,...


Volkswagen emissions scandal hits Porsche SE

22 July 2016

'Special items' totalling EUR2.2bn on Volkswagen AG's first half 2016 books, due to costs associated with the diesel emissions scandal, would have a "negative effect" on fully year group results for Porsche SE, the Stuttgart-based sports car and luxury SUV maker said, adding its full year, group profit after tax forecast nonetheless remained unchanged.


Porsche introduces new infotainment for Panamera

20 July 2016

Porsche is introducing a new set of range-wide infotainment packages, centred on its next generation of 'Porsche communication management' (PCM), which includes a new 12.3-inch touchscreen (about the same size as used in some Lexus RX models) for the recently-announced, second-generation Panamera.


just-auto Plus only Porsche US recalls 918 Spyder to replace seatbelt screws

13 July 2016

The original parts catalogue for the 918 Spyder inadvertently transposed the locations for the screws which respectively secure the seat belt mount and the belt reel mount. These screws are one-time-use only and are not the same. We cannot rule out the...


Porsche H1 2016 global sales up 3%

12 July 2016

With 117,963 new vehicle deliveries worldwide, Porsche is 3% up in the first half of 2016 year on year.


Porsche eyes healthy profit margin

11 July 2016

Porsche aims to keep its profit margin running at a double-digit percentage of sales in the coming years, benefiting from more efficient production while boosting spending on its first all-electric car, chief executive Oliver Blume has said.


Porsche opens new V8 plant

8 July 2016

Porsche has opened a new engine plant at its main site in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen where 400 workers produce around 200 V8s a day after a EUR80m spend.


just-auto Plus only Porsche June 2016 US sales up 6.9%

6 July 2016

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the US, announced June 2016 sales of 4,482 vehicles on 5 July 2016, which...


Porsche Digital takes parking company stake

5 July 2016

Newly founded Porsche Digital is investing a seven-digit sum in parking solution specialist Evopark.


VW confident of fixing three litre cars in the US

1 July 2016

A VW lawyer, in a court hearing, has said the company believed it could fix 85,000 three-litre VW, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles in the US, instead of opting for costly buybacks.


Porsche Panamera debuts MSB platform & V8 diesel

29 June 2016

The second generation Porsche Panamera has been shown to the media. As well as being the first model for MSB, a Volkswagen Group RWD/AWD architecture, the new hatchback sees the arrival of a fresh V8 diesel engine, now compliant with the latest EC emissions legislation.


Volkswagen scandal - Porsche plunges into the red

29 June 2016

An exposure to the Volkswagen Group is the reason for Porsche SE having declared a loss of EUR273m (US303m) for fiscal 2015. The company's forecast for the present financial year is, however, unchanged.


just-auto Plus only Porsche celebrates world premiere of 2017 Panamera

29 June 2016

On Tuesday, 28 June, Porsche celebrated the world premiere of the new 2017 Panamera in Berlin accompanied by a spectacular display of lights, music and choreography. Over 300 international media representatives, as well as guests from business, sports and the...


just-auto Plus only Lanxess Germany develops polyamide engine oil pans for cars

29 June 2016

The trend of manufacturing engine oil pans from plastic instead of metals such as aluminium is continuing to gain ground. For historical reasons, the plastic of choice to date has almost always been polyamide 6.6. However, newer designs are favouring polyamide...


Goodwood FoS 2016 world premieres

27 June 2016

The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 23-26 June inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


just-auto Plus only VW Group May 2016 global sales rises 1.6%

20 June 2016

Compared with the value for May 2015, the Volkswagen Group grew deliveries to customers by 1.6% in May 2016, throughout the world, a total of 871,500 vehicles were handed over to customers. In the period to May, 4.2m units were delivered, representing an...


ZF starts making new eight-speed DCTs

17 June 2016

ZF has celebrated the official production start of its eight-speed dual clutch transmission (8DT), developed jointly with Porsche, at the Brandenburg plant. It's been developed as a modular kit so versions for 2WD, 4WD and hybrid can all be made on a flexible production line for which ZF spent EUR100m.


just-auto Plus only Porsche Germany group profit dropped in Q1 2016

8 June 2016

Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart (“Porsche”), generated group profit of EUR661m (US$751.4m) for the period from 1 January to 31 March 2016 (prior-year period: EUR870m). This result was mainly influenced by the profit from the investment...


Porsche shuffles Cayman production

6 June 2016

Porsche said it would soon be producing all its two-door cars at its Zuffenhausen headquarters following the successful production launch of the 718 Cayman. Use of production capacities at the Volkswagen plant in Osnabruck, home of the previous generation, ends in mid-August.


VW Group and Gett partner on sustainable mobility

2 June 2016

Volkswagen Group and on-demand mobility provider Gett, said they have the cornerstone for a partnership at a kick-off event at the DRIVE Volkswagen Group Forum in Berlin.


just-auto Plus only Porsche US sales jump 7.3% in May 2016

2 June 2016

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), importer and distributor in the US of Porsche 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up, on 1 June 2016, announced May 2016 sales of 4,578 vehicles, up 7.3%...


just-auto Plus only Porsche Q1 2016 turnover increase 6%

2 June 2016

Further along the road to success. In the first quarter 2016, Porsche clearly increased its turnover, results and deliveries compared with the previous year. The sports car manufacturer improved its turnover to EUR5.4bn (US$6.05bn) (+6%) and operating results...

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just-auto Plus only The last Panamera rolls off Leipzig line

30 August 2016

After seven years, the last Panamera model of the first generation has rolled off the production...


just-auto Plus only Porsche digital lab opened in Berlin

30 August 2016

Porsche is moving one step closer to digital transformation. The Stuttgart-based sportscar manufa...


just-auto Plus only Porsche Canada sells 738 units in July 2016

24 August 2016

Porsche Cars Canada (PCL), importer and distributor of Porsche vehicles in Canada, on 3 August 20...


Thai oil company and automakers to promote EVs

16 August 2016

Thailand's state-owned oil and gas company PTT Plc has signed a collaboration agreement with...


just-auto Plus only Porsche China appoints new vice president sales

12 August 2016

Porsche is pleased to announce that David Xiao has been appointed vice president sales of Porsche...


just-auto Plus only Porsche US July 2016 sales down 18%

3 August 2016

After a strong run across the first six months of 2016, Porsche Cars North America, (PCNA), impor...



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