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Thursday 01 December 2016

PSA to keep high production levels in Mulhouse

PSA plans to maintain high its current production levels at the Mulhouse factory also for 2018 and 2019.

Today, the plant already travels with a 30% higher production level compared to the original target.

The goal is to assemble 243,000 units in 2017, 265,000 in 2018 and 260,000 in 2019.


Thursday 01 December 2016

Hyundai global sales up 4,4% in November

Thanks largely to the boost of foreign markets, Hyundai's global sales recorded in November an increase of 4.4% over the same month of 2015 to 472,052 units.

Sales on the domestic market decreased by 13.1% to 56,632 vehicles, while those outside the Korean border have gained 7.3% to 415,420 vehicles.

In the first eleven months, Hyundai's global registrations recorded a 1.9% decline to 4,363,181 units.


Thursday 01 December 2016

Jaguar Land Rover: joint venture with Chery to increase production

The joint venture between the Chinese Chery and Jaguar Land Rover announced that it will strengthen the production capacity at the plant in Changshu to meet growing local demand.

The project also includes the construction of new facilities and the expansion of the body shop already active with the goal of increasing the assembly pace of 50%, that is 70 thousand more units a year.

A year and a half after the launch, at the Changshu factory were built the long wheelbase Jaguar XF, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and ...


Thursday 01 December 2016

Toyota increases sales in Russia by 16%

Great October for Toyota sales in Russia. The Japanese company goes beyond the local market crisis and in the tenth month of the year gained 16% to 7,740 units winning the fifth position in the ranking for brands.

There is yet a downward trend from the beginning of this year with a decrease of 4.2% for a total of 76,070 cars.


Thursday 01 December 2016

Final stages of development for the new Kia sports sedan

Kia is now finalizing the development of its new rear-wheel drive sports sedan, known within the company with the CK code and which draws inspiration from the GT Concept unveiled in 2011.

Under the hood the power of the same V6 3.3-liter twin-turbo engine of the Genesis G80, with more than 365 hp power.

The range will be enhanced after the launch (expected between 2018 and 2019) with a variant equipped by a turbocharged two-liter engine.


Thursday 01 December 2016

Maruti Suzuki receives already 172,000 orders for Vitara Brezza

The success of the new Vitara Brezza in India continues.

Maruti Suzuki has announced that the car, officially launched on the market last March 8, was delivered in over 65,000 units in the country, but orders have already reached 172 thousand units.


Thursday 01 December 2016

Indian customers can finally start to order Lexus models

Countdown for the Lexus debut in India.

Local customers have finally the opportunity to order the models of the Toyota Group's luxury brand, waiting for the real marketing, scheduled for March next year.

The first models available are RX 450h, LX 450d and ES 300h.


Thursday 01 December 2016

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell to debut also in Europe

Just back from having obtained the approval from Epa American agency on the range (589 km with one tank of hydrogen), the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell has also debuted in Europe.

The first six units have reached GB and Denmark, respectively, London and Copenhagen, where the charging infrastructure are at the forefront.


Wednesday 30 November 2016

Next generation Discovery to be built in Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that next generation Discovery will be assembled at the new Slovak plant in Nitro to be inaugurated in 2018 thanks to an investment of around 1 billion pounds.

Discovery will therefore be the first model to leave the factory that it will have a capacity of 300,000 units per year.


Wednesday 30 November 2016

PSA to produce Peugeot pick-up models in Tunisia

PSA Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with local Stafim (long-time partner of Peugeot) to produce and distribute a pickup in Tunisia under the Peugeot brand.

The assembly activities will start towards the middle of 2018 at an annual rate of about 1,200 cars for the Tunisian market. Group's local sales generate more than 250 million euros a year.