Category: Auto News

Peugeot 2008 hits manufacturing milestone

France – The one-millionth Peugeot 2008 rolled off manufacturing strains on the firm’s Mulhouse plant in jap France. Launched again in 2013, the SUV is now one of the common autos in Peugeot’s portfolio. The Mulhouse plant was the primary to start out making the 2008. Round 780 items of the mannequin are actually made on the facility every single day, with 193,000 items produced in 2018 alone. 62% of the parts used within the 2008 are made at Mulhouse. The SUV is additionally made at Groupe PSA’s crops in Porto Actual, Brasil, in Wuhan, China, in Tehran, Iran and in Gurun, Malaysia. It’s primarily based on the PF1 platform, which can be used for the Peugeot 208, Citroen C3 Picasso and Opel Crossland X. In Could 2018, Groupe PSA revealed plans to spice up its output of SUVs in Europe. It additionally stated it was investing in its Luton plant within the UK....

Eisenmann to increase paint store

US – The German manufacturing facility engineering specialist Eisenmann has received a contract to increase the paint store at a serious truck manufacturing facility within the east of the US. Development begins on the finish of 2018 and is because of end in the summertime of 2020. “Above all, our buyer was very impressed by our modern know-how,” commented Timo Steimer, head of automotive system gross sales, NAFTA, at Eisenmann. “However our gross sales group’s responsiveness and adaptability all through the bidding section have been additionally key elements on this excellent achievement.” The extension will comprise of a brand new constructing that homes a pretreatment line and the corporate’s E-Shuttle 200 system. In response to Eisenmann, this technique has been particularly designed for prime throughput charges and helps firms lower your expenses by supporting remedy of a number of car fashions on the identical line. Moreover, Eisenmann will set up its E-Dice system within....

Three Audi fashions enter manufacturing

Algeria – Meeting of the Audi A3 Sportback, A3 Sedan and Q2 has began in Relizane. The plant is operated by Sovac Manufacturing S.P.A – a three way partnership between the German OEM and the Algerian automotive seller Sovac. “This entry into the Group’s multi-brand manufacturing unit is a logical step into the Algerian progress market,” commented Peter Will, head of planning and steering of CKD/MKD/SKD tasks at Audi. “By particularly coaching native staff, we’re guaranteeing Audi high quality and utilising synergies with the opposite Group manufacturers in manufacturing and logistics, laying the muse for continued progress in North Africa.” The Audi fashions can be assembled alongside the Volkswagen Golf, Polo, Tiguan, Passat and Caddy, the Skoda Octavia, Speedy and Fabia, in addition to the SEAT Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Ateca. In June 2018, the VW Group introduced that its technique in North Africa could be lead by SEAT. This information got....

Bentley chief eyes document restoration

Luxurious automotive maker expects to beat challenges and submit document gross sales, with new fashions deliberate by means of to 2025 Bentley, not too long ago hit by what chairman and CEO Adrian Hallmark describes as “an ideal storm” of loss-inducing enterprise reverses, believes it is now on the street to restoration and might – Brexit permitting – rating an all-time gross sales document subsequent 12 months. Regardless of being hit by WLTP-related inside manufacturing delays that prevented anticipated launches of the brand new Continental GT within the US and China, which collectively account for slightly below 50% of Bentley’s enterprise, the corporate nonetheless scored impressively excessive gross sales of 10,494 in 2018. It is going to begin promoting the GT in each nations by mid-year, and Hallmark says it might promote round 12,000 vehicles in 2020, with the restoration plan, which is backed by Volkswagen Group chiefs, already working forward of forecasts. Bentley faces 5 main....

Audi Q8 Slammed in Digital Tuning, Appears Like a Racing SUV

With SUVs dominating a lot of the market, we would not be stunned in the event that they turned racing vehicles. Win on Sunday, promote on Monday. Lamborghini already hinted at a Urus one-make sequence within the Center East, however we would wish to see the Audi Q8 or BMW X5 M giving them a run for his or her cash. With its giant grille and butch physique, the Q8 seems to be like a pure athlete. It handles just a little higher than a car of its dimension ought to, however it’s … (proceed studying >>)

Skoda Yeti With RS3 2.5-Liter Turbo Sounds Brutal in Russia

What’s it about placing Audi engines in Skodas that folks appear to love a lot? It most likely has one thing to do with all the ability and torque you are getting. About two weeks in the past, we confirmed you a Skoda Octavia RS (Mk3) going from … (proceed studying >>)

McLaren 720S Demolishes 675LT in 1/2-Mile Drag Race

McLaren, like Lamborghini, names its vehicles primarily based on how a lot energy they’re making within the metric system. Which suggests the 720S is of course sooner than the 675LT, proper? Properly, it’s, however that is not the complete story. The 675LT &l… (proceed studying >>)

Geely GE11 all-electric sedan – first official pictures out

Geely has launched first pictures of the automobile that it teased final month, the Geely GE11. The three pictures you see right here appeared on Fb with the caption “new automobile, new vitality, new emblem, new paradigm.” Beforehand, Geely mentioned that the GE11 shall be unveiled in early 2019. No full data but, however what we all know is that the GE11 is a brand new battery powered EV, the primary for Geely because the launch of the Emgrand EV in 2015. The sedan is a “globally developed product” and can spearhead the Chinese language carmaker’s efforts in coming into abroad markets. The GE11’s face makes use of a “closed frontal design language” with the headlights designed across the idea of ‘Yi’, the Chinese language phrase for one. This permits the eyes of the automobile to succeed in throughout the entrance and up into the entrance arches. The shortage of....

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Lexus UX 2019 evaluate

Refreshingly completely different, cost-effective premium SUV is a reputable, if not class-leading, different Hasn’t each automotive maker launched a compact SUV by now? Virtually. It’s true – Lexus is late to the sport with its new UX when you think about rivals such because the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 have been on sale for years. However Lexus hasn’t missed the boat. The compact SUV phase stays the fastest-growing in Europe with premium variations essentially the most in demand.And so, it’s not stunning the UX is a basic a part of Lexus’ technique to promote 100,000 automobiles in Europe from 2020. Final 12 months, it offered 46,000 models, which provides you a clue as to how far there’s to go and the way a lot is using on the UX, which sits alongside the ageing CT200h because the entry-level fashions within the Lexus vary. It additionally completes the now three-strong Lexus SUV vary subsequent to its....

2019 Jeep Wrangler Priced in Britain With Turbo and a couple of.2L Diesel

Jeep introduced UK pricing for the all-new Wrangler in October final 12 months. However this week, the 2019 vary gained one other engine, the 2-liter four-cylinder turbo that is obtainable in a number of configurations. So if you would like a super-rugged, traditional-looking SUV however the Suzuki Jimny is an excessive amount of of a toy for you, you’ll be able to have the Wrangler with two sorts of engines. Let’s run via the specs first. The two.2-l… (proceed studying >>)

2019 Jetta GLI Will Be Cheaper/Higher Worth Than the Golf GTI

By making the Jetta an America-only factor, Volkswagen was additionally in a position to take higher care of the GLI. An all-new mannequin with the identical engine because the GLI simply got here out a couple of week in the past. Pricing ought to be out quickly, since it is a 2019 mannequin 12 months, however VW let slip that it is a greater purchase. For no matter cause, the Golf GTI was slightly over-priced, however its four-door cousin ought to be fairly aggressive. And in sharp distinction with the earlier m… (proceed studying >>)

New AMG A45 S Demonstrates “Wonderful” Drift Mode on Frozen Lake

For some time, the all-new A45 was wanting like simply one other scorching hatch with a incredible launch and boring on a regular basis driving expertise. Nevertheless, Mercedes-AMG defied expectations by putting in ‘drift mode.’ Sure, drift mode. Scorching hatchbacks aren’t identified for that ability except they’re the (proceed studying >>)

Volvo Begins Transport S60 Sedans from America to Europe

For those who assume that European vehicles are made in Europe, you’ve got most likely not heard of BMW and their super-huge manufacturing facility in Spartanburg. Nonetheless, Volvo can be getting in on the motion by assembling its all-new S60 sedan in South Carolina and transferring it throughout the Atlantic. The announcement was made immediately. Though the S60 is certainly not the preferred Volvo, but it is fascinating to assume Swedes may purchase Swedish vehicles made by American… (proceed studying >>)

Hyundai Kona Electrical Topped America’s Least expensive EV Per Mile Of Vary

Out there in three trim ranges, the Kona Electrical is greater than a subcompact crossover with a front-mounted electrical motor and a 64-kWh battery. Because it occurs, it’s the most affordable EV when it comes to per mile of vary. Least expensive won’t be the very best phrase right here, however inexpensive. Base pricing begins… (proceed studying >>)

GM Needs To Construct Extra Transmissions In Romulus

Following the $36 million funding in Lansing Delta Township, Normal Motors follows up with $20 million for Romulus Powertrain. At present constructing V6 engines and the 10-speed automated transmission developed principally by with Ford, the Romulus plant wants further machining tools to supply extra gearboxes. (proceed studying >>)

Promoted | Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Lake To Peak

Be taught extra about Mitsubishi’s family-friendly mid-size SUV, and the way it’s good for lengthy highway journeys and off-road driving In November, we took three heroes from Mitsubishi’s various vary of rugged and succesful SUVs to the guts of the Lake District, following two excessive triathletes on a gruelling coaching session from Ullswater lake to Kirkstone peak. It’s time to take a better have a look at one of many stars of that journey – the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. With an attention-grabbing design, a cushty spacious inside, and a wealth of expertise that makes driving simpler and safer, this mid-size SUV is ideal for lengthy journeys with family and friends. It’s additionally a extremely succesful 4×4 too, that means you may hold exploring even when the roads get tough. Be taught extra concerning the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at Trendy, spacious and cozy The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross marked....

Honda Closing UK Plant, Might Relocate Civic Hatchback Manufacturing To the U.S.

On February 19th, Brexit took its toll on the British automotive business as soon as once more with Honda’s affirmation to desert the Swindon manufacturing unit in 2021. Yearly manufacturing stands at 150,000 automobiles, a determine that weighs closely on the automaker’s yearly gross sales of 5.three million automobiles worldwide. Together with th… (proceed studying >>)

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Taking pictures Brake Heading To Geneva

Together with the Idea EQV and mid-cycle refresh for the GLC, the three-pointed star has an all-new CLA Taking pictures Brake within the pipeline. Going official this March on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present, essentially the most sensible physique type spun off from the A-Class bears the codename X118. Driving … (proceed studying >>)

Audi RS This fall Spied in Lambo Inexperienced, Appears to be like Like a Child Urus

Audi is transferring full-speed-ahead with the event of the This fall, which has already been teased and can hit European showrooms later this 12 months. Nevertheless, that is the super-spicy RS This fall, and it is each German crossover fan’s moist dream. The This fall just isn’t a carbon copy of the Q3, neither is it a radical departure. Nevertheless, we predict it is simply sporty sufficient with out going into hatchback territory just like the GLA and X2. The RS model has been… (proceed studying >>)

New Kia XCeed Teased Forward Of Geneva Premiere

Making its world debut on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present firstly of March, the XCeed is the fourth member of the Ceed household. Borrowing the five-door hatchback structure from the entry-level mannequin, the XCeed advantages from greater floor clearance and crossover-inspired design parts. The sketch p… (proceed studying >>)

InSight Sends Residence Mars Climate Stories for All to See. Each day

Now sitting cozily within the Elysium Planitia area on Mars, NASA’s InSight lander is already arduous at work attempting to unravel the mysteries of the planet. Its major mission is to look below the reddish floor and discover out what it could possibly about quakes, Mars’ rotation axis, the planet’s core or the quantity of warmth escaping from beneath. However a few of its devices enable it to look above it as effectively. Amongst different thi… (proceed studying >>)

Netflix to Air System 1: Drive to Survive Sequence on March eight, Trailer Launched

Lower than a yr in the past, System 1 and Netflix introduced a partnership that was to end result within the first ever behind the scenes take a look at the motorsport that has captivated thousands and thousands. Now, as we gear up for the beginning of the 2019 season, the outcomes of a yr’s exhausting work are right here in all their glory. On Wedne… (proceed studying >>)

Tesla Autosteer potential to scale back accidents challenged by report

EV pioneer’s Autopilot system won’t have lowered critical accidents by as a lot as beforehand acknowledged by US street security company, in accordance with an investigation into the claims The regime for assessing the security of self-driving automotive techniques is beneath scrutiny after consultants found errors in an evaluation of Tesla crashes by a US authorities company, which then delayed launch of the information for 2 years in an obvious try to divert consideration from the difficulty. High quality Management Methods Corp (QCSC) made a deep-dive into knowledge that presupposed to again up a formidable declare by NHTSA, the highly effective US street security physique, and Tesla that the Autosteer system in Autopilot had lowered critical accidents by 40% — a game-changing enchancment. Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted the outcomes as NHTSA’s findings had been launched in January 2017. However QCSC discovered that the NHTSA evaluation didn’t take into consideration....

NYC Mayor Invoice de Blasio Had Cops Pull Over Girl For Texting And Driving

As a involved father or mother and an equally involved politician, Invoice de Blasio, the present mayor of New York Metropolis, isn’t about to chop drivers responsible of texting and driving any type of slack. Talking at a current press convention on his plans to scale back pedestrian fatalities, de Blasio recalled a current incident during which he instructed his police element to tug over a driver who was texting on the wheel. He didn’t need the f… (proceed studying >>)

Skoda Imaginative and prescient iV Idea Inside Seems to be Vast, Exhibits Floating Display screen

Skoda’s first try to construct a automobile utilizing Volkswagen’s MEB platform for electrical automobiles can be proven subsequent month, on the Geneva Motor Present. Known as Imaginative and prescient iV, the idea comes with design concepts not all that widespread with regards to Skoda. Final week, the carmaker launched a (proceed studying >>)

Pensioner Will get New Bike From Cops After His Outdated One Was Stolen

An 80-year-old man from Florida had solely his bike to get round so when thieves stole it, he was left stranded. It wasn’t for lengthy, although, because the officers investigating the theft determined to assist him out. They bought him a model new bike, as video shared on the official Fb of the Cape Coral Police Division exhibits. Once they came upon that Robert, the 80-year-old sufferer, had solely his bike to maneuver round, they determined to chip… (proceed studying >>)

Peugeot to Unveil New Lion Brand for Electrical Vehicles on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present

The launch of electrical autos in giant numbers additionally means the creation of latest visible identities for them, even when they’re a part of current manufacturers. Which means new logos, new emblems and new taglines.   For probably the most half, carmakers who did not create electrical automotive manufacturers from scratch have chosen to go for variations of the prevailing indicators. Peugeot is considered one of them, and can be unveiling an “… (proceed studying >>)

Cadillac Detunes Blackwing V8 To 500 HP In CT6 Platinum four.2

Along with the CT6-V, the CT6 shall be supplied for the 2019 mannequin yr with a unique model of the Blackwing V8. With a view to differentiate the 2 choices, the lesser will make do with 500 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, 50 horsepower and 74 pound-feet down on the CT6-V. (proceed studying >>)

2020 Chevy Traverse: Redesign, Specs, Platform, Launch Date

The upcoming 2020 Chevy Traverse will arrive with minor adjustments and upgrades. The 2020 mannequin would be the third mannequin of the second-generation Traverse. The third era gained’t arrive within the subsequent few years for certain. In any respect, new Traverse will supply new exterior colours and we’ll see some adjustments in trim ranges. Additionally, adjustments in packages and gear teams will occur too. Nonetheless, that is it in the case of updates and refreshments. The 2020 Traverse will stay a full-size four-door crossover SUV. There can be three rows of seating and the inside can be very snug and trendy. Underneath the hood, Chevrolet gained’t introduce any adjustments. 2020 Chevy Traverse Provides Nice Aerodynamics The complete-size SUV will maintain its enticing design and exterior upgrades are impossible. In any respect, the 2020 Chevy Traverse will proceed to trip on the GM C1 platform shared with the Buick Enclave and....