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Electric SUVs and 1100hp Battista - Pininfarina future models

19 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

xMahindra subsidiary Automobili Pininfarina GmbH has now shown its first model, the Battista, in public. The hypercar, still more than a year away production, is promised to be the first in a multi-vehicle series.

Frankfurt IAA world premieres list - Kia Ceed crossover

19 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Kia Motors Europe has confirmed that it will add a Ceed-based crossover to its line-up of models. The public debut should be at the IAA Cars in Frankfurt.

INTERVIEW - ZF board member Wilhelm Rehm

5 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

Wilhlm Rehm was appointed ZF board member in 2012 after many years at the German supplier working in fields such as Off-Highway and head of Location. He spoke to just-auto as the industry faces huge opportunities offered by the megatrends shaping future mobility.

Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti - the future vehicles

28 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

As Volkswagen doesn't publicise numbers for Bugatti, the division's performance isn't easily quantifiable. Not so for Bentley, something which the brand might wish was the case after its losses were recently highlighted as unacceptable by members of the Porsche and Piech families. Lamborghini will therefore be relieved to have gone into 2019 with record results and long waiting lists. Their here and now might be disparate but what does the future hold for each of these three brands?

ANALYSIS - Porsche future models

23 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

As Porsche terms it, 2018 saw "a new peak in deliveries". The quarter million mark was exceeded, the year on year gain being four per cent. WLTP was, and continues to be, a major problem for the company though, European sales having crashed in recent months.

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BMW Group wins engine orders from Ineos Automotive

19 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

BMW Group has secured a major order from Ineos Automotive for the delivery of petrol and diesel engines.

Porsche SE increases full year group profit

19 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) said "positive development" at Volkswagen AG contributed to a 6% increase in profit to EUR3.5bn – an increase of 6% compared to the prior-year result of EUR3.3bn.

Ford aims to axe 5,000 German jobs

18 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

As part of a European business restructure announced in January, Ford is reorganising its workforce in the region by up to 5,000 jobs.

Another good year for Porsche

15 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche said it set new records for operating profit, sales revenue, deliveries, and headcount in 2018.

BMW Dingolfing plant starts new 7 Series production

15 Mar 2019 | Dave Leggett

Production of the new BMW 7 Series has begun this week at the BMW Group Dingolfing plant in Germany.

BMW bundles brands sales together at Munich HQ

15 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

BMW Group is reorganising its management board to create a new leaner, future-oriented structure and, from 1 April 2019, the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands will be part of a new central sales division headed by Pieter Nota, responsible until now for sales and the BMW brand and aftersales.

VW Group raises number of EV models planned in next 10 years

14 Mar 2019 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen Group is planning to launch almost 70 new electric models in the next ten years – up from the 50 previously planned.

Adhesives maker to expand in Germany

14 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Adhesives specialist Lord Corporation said it would expand operations at its Hueckelhoven, Germany facility at a cost of EUR14m.

VW brand to cut up to 7,000 jobs by 2023

13 Mar 2019 | Dave Leggett

The Volkswagen brand is planning the automation of 'routine tasks' that will reduce in job losses of between 5,000 and 7,000 by 2023.

Mazda Motor Europe names new president & CEO

12 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Mazda Motor Europe (MME) said Yasuhiro Aoyama, currently a managing executive officer at Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan, will become president & CEO of MME on 1 April, succeeding Jeff Guyton, who will become president of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) having headed the European business since 2009.

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