The investment raises the possibility Audi A1 production CUV could be transferred to Martorell from the VW plant in Brussels, as the Spanish factory already builds the Audi Q3 and labor costs are lower there than in Belgium.
The ’15 Ibiza is compatible with smartphones running on either Android or iOS operating systems and features the MirrorLink system that displays the user interface of the smartphone applications on the touchscreen.
Automakers credit the uptick in profitability to restructuring efforts and the government’s ongoing scrappage program providing subsidies for new-vehicle purchases while retiring less-efficient vehicles.
At the core of CNH Industrial’s reorganization is the Iveco plant in Brescia, Italy, which assembles Eurocargo medium trucks. Sagging sales have left the facility with a surplus of workers to be assigned to the Suzzara, Italy, plant gaining Daily LCV work.
Facing sanctions in addition to the dealers is a market-research firm that used secret shoppers to solicit offers from individual dealerships, then report back to the cartel to determine whether members were upholding the price-fixing agreements.
Sales jumped 30.4% from 2012 to 2014 under Luca Napolitano as the Fiat subsidiary’s Fiat, Fiat Professional, Lancia, Jeep and Alfa Romeo brands registered more than 36,000 units and outperformed the market an average 12%.
The Almussafes facility is the exclusive assembler of the new Ford Mondeo and Mondeo hybrid, as well as the Kuga, Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect for Europe. Exclusive production of new S-Max and Galaxy models will be added this year.
Some analysts attribute Hyundai’s and Kia’s success to having the right products in the right place, with beneficial synergies and economies accruing from their interconnected affiliated companies....More
Additional North American production capacity in 2016 from a new plant at Volkswagen and increases at existing facilities among other automakers will raise available straight-time production to 18.4 million units....More