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  • Untertürkheim to lead Daimler’s EV focus

    July 20, 2017

    Germany – The OEM’s global lead plant on conventional powertrain production will also become a competence centre for electric vehicle components.

  • Renault-Nissan Tangier hits 1m vehicles

    July 10, 2017

    Morocco – The milestone unit, a diesel-powered Dacia Lodgy destined for Turkey, rolled off the production line five years after the start of operations. The plant has now made 193,191 Lodgys, plus 474,840 Sanderos and 320,078 Dokkers…

  • Nissan Sunderland makes new Qashqai

    July 7, 2017

    UK – The improvements to the model cover four areas: exterior design, interior quality, driving performance and the addition of intelligent mobility technologies. The new Qashqai will also be available with ProPILOT autonomous driving capability…

  • New group unifies McLaren businesses

    June 30, 2017

    UK – McLaren Automotive, the manufacturer of luxury sports vehicles and supercars, is being combined with McLaren Technology Group, the high-tech specialist, after Ron Dennis decided to step down as chairman and sell his shareholdings in both businesses. Other senior personnel will remain in post…

  • Groundbreaking for Mercedes Moscovia

    June 20, 2017

    Russia – Daimler has announced the construction of a “fully flexible” car factory in the Moscow area, with an investment of over €250m ($278.1m). The plant will produce Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans from 2019, followed by the GLE, GLC and GLS SUV models…

  • GM to build supplier park at Arlington

    June 16, 2017

    US – The new park in Texas will consist of two manufacturing and warehouse buildings covering 1.2m sq.ft and will require up to 1,250 workers, including 850 in newly created positions. The park will begin supporting the Arlington Assembly plant in 2018…

  • VW and GAZ extend production deal

    June 15, 2017

    Russia – The manufacturing agreement to produce Volkswagen and Skoda cars at Gorky Automobile Plant, originally signed in 2011, will now run to 2025. Moreover, the two companies defined the model versions to be produced, set out plans to adapt GAZ’s production capacities for the launch of new models for Volkswagen Group Rus and agreed that VW will supply 2.0 TDI engines to GAZ in future…

  • Ford and Deutsche Post to make e-van

    June 14, 2017

    Germany – Based on the chassis of the Ford Transit, the vehicle will be fitted with an electric drivetrain and a body tailored to Deutsche Post and DHL Paket specifications. The start of production is scheduled for July 2017…

  • BharatBenz reaches 50,000 units

    June 13, 2017

    India – The milestone came fewer than five years after the introduction of the brand, which Daimler claims “has never been achieved by another market entrant in India before”. The country has traditionally been dominated by domestic truck brands…

  • Mercedes Kassel makes new Actros axle

    June 13, 2017

    Germany – The “intelligent” axle, featuring actively controlled oil regulation, offers fuel and weight savings, according to Daimler. The component is being made on a highly automated assembly line which was installed over the past few months…