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  • Zaragoza to run Corsa line

    February 14th 2018

    Spain – Opel has announced that the next generation of Corsa model will be produced exclusively at the Zaragoza plant from 2019. The OEM also confirmed that, by 2020, the electric variant of sub-compact car will also before produced at the Spanish factory.

  • PSA upgrades Iberian plants

    February 13th 2018

    Spain/Portugal – PSA will introduce a fourth team in Vigo and a third in Mangualde to service production of the group’s new line-up of leisure activity vehicles (LAV).

  • Porsche doubles e-mobility investment

    February 6th 2018

    Germany – Porsche is to invest significantly more funds into its electromobility development to produce both plug-in hybrids and purely electric vehicles at its Zuffenhausen plant. The move will see the Stuttgart-based OEM take its expenditure on e-mobility from around €3bn to more than €6bn ($7.4bn) by 2022…

  • UK vehicle output slows

    February 1st 2018

    UK – Production figures released by the SMMT revealed a 3% reduction in UK vehicle manufacturing, seeing 1.6m cars produced in 2017…

  • Alliance takes the lead

    January 30th 2018

    Paris/Yokohama/Tokyo – The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has become the world’s leading vehicle maker, reporting combined sales of 10.6m units in 2017…

  • New CLS line starts at Sindelfingen

    January 23rd 2018

    Germany – Mercedes-Benz has started production of its latest CLS model at the Sindelfingen plant. The CLS will share the same assembly line as the E-Class sedan and T-models…

  • Toyota upgrades Valenciennes plant

    January 22nd 2018

    France – Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) will invest more than €300m in the plant to enable the production of vehicles based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA)…

  • PSA adds third team at Mangualde

    January 18th 2018

    Portugal – PSA will create a third production team at its Mangualde plant creating up to 225 jobs from April 2018. The step up is a response to in demand for the Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo models…

  • Skoda takes Karoq to second line

    January 17th 2018

    Czech Republic – Skoda has introduced a second line for its new Karoq compact SUV with Mladá Boleslav now supplementing the original production operations at Kvasiny.

  • Toyota-Mazda JV opts for Alabama site

    January 11th 2018

    US – Toyota and Mazda have chosen Alabama for a new $1.6bn plant they will run together, which will make 300,000 vehicles a year. The investment will be split evenly between the two OEMs