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Volkswagen launches the all-seeing Touareg in Europe

11 May 2018 | Chris Wright

Volkswagen's new Touareg SUV is so clever it can see in the dark. Night Vision is part of a new suite of technologies on the new generation model which also includes a world debut by the Innovation Cockpit which will gradually be rolled out through the automaker's other model ranges.


GOLDING’S TAKE: The Wraith to the top

12 Sep 2013 | Rob Golding

The first thing I was put straight on about the new Rolls Royce Wraith is that it is not in any car sector.


PRODUCT EYE: Lexus tries again with new IS

23 May 2013 | Graeme Roberts

A colleague who shall remain nameless asked, among fellow journalists, the rhetorical question during the European launch of the third generation IS: given the success of Audi, BMW and Mercedes on home European turf, why does Lexus bother?


INTERVIEW: Magna International Europe president Guenther Apfalter - Part 2

14 Mar 2012 | Simon Warburton

Magna International has powered from being a US$2bn to US$28bn company in 20 years, assembling, under contract, a variety of models such as the Mini Countryman and Peugeot RCZ, at the same time as operating a global series of component arms employing 108,000 people. In his second interview, Magna International Europe president Guenther Apfalter talked to Simon Warburton at the company's HQ south of Vienna about the ownership structure, legislation and the assertion the company is a "fleet of small, fast boats."


INTERVIEW: Magna International Europe president Guenther Apfalter - Part 1

13 Mar 2012 | Simon Warburton

Magna International has just announced 2011 full year net income of US$1bn, although European vehicle production fell by 4%. Magna International Europe and Magna Steyr Group president Guenther Apfalter talked to Simon Warburton at company headquarters south of Vienna about challenges in Europe and the direction the company is headed.


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BMW contracts redesigned Z4 build to Magna Steyr

6 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Magna Steyr said it had been contracted to build BMW's redesigned Z4 sportscar at its Graz, Austria, factory.


Magna Steyr starts on Merc G-Class update

18 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Production of Daimler's updated Merc G-Class has started at contract assembler Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.


Voestalpine breaks ground on Austria steel plant

25 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Voestalpine has broken ground at its steel plant in Kapfenberg, Austria, which from 2021, will produce around 205,000 tons of steels for the international aviation and automotive industries as well as for the oil & gas sector.


Magna starts Jaguar I-Pace production in Graz

5 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Magna has started contract assembly of Tata Motors' Jaguar's new I-Pace electric SUV.


Magna Graz plant builds updated Mercedes-Benz G-Class

19 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz's latest G-Class will continue to be built under contract in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr.


Modine to close Austria plant with 142 job losses

14 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Modine Manufacturing is to close its manufacturing facility in Gailtal, Austria, with the shuttering seeing around 142 staff made redundant.


Voestalpine invests EUR16m into Linz production plant

30 Oct 2017 | Simon Warburton

Voestalpine has injected EUR16m (US$18.6m) into an expansion of its production site for laser-welded blanks in Linz, Austria.


Voestalpine ploughs ERU330m into new Austria steel plant

2 Oct 2017 | Simon Warburton

Voestalpine is to replace its existing steel plant in Kapfenberg, Austria, with a new site, investing between EUR330m (US$387m) and EUR350m.


Austria probes VW emissions scandal-related companies

2 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The Volkswagen diesel scandal appears to be spreading further with a regulatory probe in Austria though details are scarce.


Magna Steyr announces Jaguar E-Pace Job One timing

14 Jul 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Now details of Jaguar's new E-Pace SUV, and its manufacturing location are officially out of the bag, contract assembler Magna Steyr has confirmed production start timing.



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