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Skoda to invest 450 million euros to expand Czech plant

Sept. 24, 2014 10:56 CET
Skoda will invest 450 million euros in its Czech plant in Kvasiny, a local news agency quoted a senior company executive as saying. The plant, which builds the Yeti compact crossover, also will build Seat's forthcoming SUV.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen's consumer brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
With the purchase of Porsche in August 2012, Volkswagen AG added a 12th brand to its broad portfolio, which stretches from Ducati motorcycles to 40-ton trucks.... Read More »

 

Seat brand will build SUV at Skoda factory, CEO says

June 6, 2014 10:48 CET
Seat's SUV will be built at a plant run by sister brand Skoda, the Spanish unit's CEO, Jurgen Stackmann, said.... Read More »

 

VW Group sales up 8% in April on Europe, China

May 16, 2014 11:28 CET
VW Group deliveries rose 8 percent to 848,500 vehicles in April as strong demand in Europe and China offset declines in North and South America. Through four months the group's sales were up 6 percent to 3.25 million.... Read More »

 

VW's Seat brand will add SUV in 2016

March 26, 2014 13:27 CET
Volkswagen Group will add a compact SUV to its Seat division's lineup in 2016 to win new customers and accelerate a turnaround at VW's only unprofitable unit.... Read More »

 

VW nears decision on producing Skoda, Seat SUVs, union leader says

March 11, 2014 12:58 CET
Volkswagen is close to deciding on whether to produce new SUVs for Skoda and Seat in the Czech Republic or in Spain, a union leader said.... Read More »

 

VW rethinks Skoda and Seat strategy in mass-market struggle

March 6, 2014 10:51 CET
Volkswagen Group is striking out in a new direction to boost the image and appeal of its Skoda and Seat brands, moving Skoda more upmarket while refocusing Seat on Europe after a failed China export strategy.... Read More »

 

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Seat goes large with Leon ST

Feb. 13, 2014 06:15 CET
Seat is hoping to win new customers to its compact Leon range with the arrival of the Sports Tourer, the first wagon variant in the lineup.... Read More »

 

Visteon to buy electronics unit of Johnson Controls for $265M

10:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Visteon has agreed to purchase the automotive electronics business of Johnson Controls for $265 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.... Read More »

 

VW sells record 9.7 million cars in 2013 on Audi, Porsche and China demand

Jan. 11, 2014 12:13 CET
Volkswagen said group global sales rose to more than 9.7 million vehicles in 2013, with the record deliveries fueled by demand for Audi and Porsche models and surging sales in China.... Read More »

 

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Seat boss bullish on brand's surge in Europe

Jan. 7, 2014 06:15 CET
Seat President Juergen Stackmann is bullish on growth in Europe, where the Spanish carmaker does 80 percent of its business. To benefit from a forecast upswing in European demand this year, Stackmann is concentrating on extending Seat's product portfolio.... Read More »

 

VW may build Seat SUV at Skoda plant

Dec. 13, 2013 09:30 CET
VW Group may build an SUV for Spanish brand Seat at a Skoda plant in the Czech Republic, company sources say. Seat lacks an entry in the booming segment.... Read More »

 

Spanish car plants look beyond low labor costs to prolong boom

Nov. 22, 2013 12:53 CET
Spain's car manufacturing industry is flourishing while other European countries struggle. But industry experts warn that Spain must expand into r&d and improve transport links if it is to remain Europe's second-biggest maker of cars and beat lower cost rivals such as the Czech Republic.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen says group sales rise 7% as China offsets Europe drop

Oct. 11, 2013 12:13 CET
VW said group vehicle sales for its brands, which include Audi and Porsche, increased 7 percent in September as strong demand from China outweighed declining deliveries in Europe.... Read More »

 

VW Group sales almost flat in August as Europe shrinks

Sept. 13, 2013 12:21 CET
VW Group sales were almost flat in August as the company was hit by difficult conditions in shrinking core European markets.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen examines water leakage problem in new Golf

Sept. 5, 2013 15:18 CET
Volkswagen says it is looking into the causes of water leakage in its new Golf, a problem which a German magazine report suggested could affect 300,000 group vehicles.... Read More »

 

Seat CEO Stackmann makes Europe his No. 1 priority

July 23, 2013 13:39 CET
VW Group's Seat unit will focus on Europe to increase sales, the brand's new CEO, Juergen Stackmann, said. Previously Seat had sought to expand in developing markets such as China.... Read More »

 

Seat proposes cutting working hours at Spain plants

July 8, 2013 22:54 CET
VW Group's Seat division is asking workers to take turns to stay at home to cope with weak demand. Seat wants to halt production for 16 days on one of its lines between September and December and stop production for 35 days next year on another line.... Read More »

 

VW continues shake-up at Seat with appointment of new sales chief

June 20, 2013 12:46 CET
Volkswagen continues an executive shake-up in Seat's top management with the appointment of a new sales and marketing chief.... Read More »

 

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Peugeot, Seat, Ford push LED headlamps into European mass market

June 17, 2013 06:01 CET
When Peugeot launches its new 308 at the Frankfurt auto show in September it will become the first automaker in Europe to offer full-LED headlamps as standard in the majority of the compact's trim lines. This is a big leap for the technology, which for years was only available on high-end models such as the Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz CLS because of it costs about three times as much as comparable xenon lights.... Read More »

 

VW brand bears brunt of Europe slump as Q1 profit halves

April 29, 2013 11:49 CET
First-quarter profit at Volkswagen Group's core brand almost halved as automakers in Europe battle the region's protracted slump in demand with deeper discounts.... Read More »

 

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Will VW give new Seat boss time to succeed?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2013
Juergen Stackmann, new boss of VW's Seat brand, must discover what the ailing brand really stands for.... Read More »

 

VW exec Muir will move to top sales post from Seat, report says

April 23, 2013 06:01 CET
VW executive James Muir, who is being replaced as head of the struggling Seat brand, will get a top sales job with VW Group, a report said.... Read More »

 

VW names Stackmann as new Seat boss

April 15, 2013 17:49 CET
VW Group has named Juergen Stackmann as head of its money-losing Seat brand. He replaces James Muir, who will assume an unspecified senior management role within the group.... Read More »

 

Chevy marks the end to front bench seats in cars

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2012
Chevrolet has done away with front bench seats in the redesigned 2014 Impala. The century-long run for front bench seats in passenger cars ends with the 2013 Chevrolet Impala -- the last car in North America to offer them, GM said today.... Read More »

 

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