Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ford ECOnectic unveiled

31/05/2011 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, Automotive sound insulation

Ford has unveiled what it claims to be the greenest Ford ever.  Although not on sale yet, when it does reach the showrooms in 2012 it will join a host of ultra-low emitting family hatchbacks – including the 85g/km Kia Rio –  boasting over 80mpg and CO2 emissions under 95g/km. Efficiency is key in this […]

Jaguar Land Rover post impressive profits

Jaguar Land Rover has emerged from the recession and has reported record annual profit figure of £1.1bn for the previous 12 months. It’s an impressive figure – especially if you take into account that the company made just £32m profit last year and made a loss of £281m in the first 10 months under their […]

Chrysler’s April global sales advance 20% amid gains outside U.S.

Chrysler has announced that it’s global automobile sales in April rose 20 percent from a year earlier as deliveries outside North America increased at a faster rate than in March. Outside of the US sales rose 18%.  CEO Sergio Marchionne is seeking to refinance Chrysler’s debt to repay U.S. and Canadian government loans this quarter, […]

German carmakers ramp up production on high demand

Several German carmakers are adding additional production shifts to meet demand, indicating a sharp increase in sales seen in the first few months of the year is holding up. Europe’s biggest carmaker, Volkeswagen is considering keeping one production line at its main plant in Wolfsburg running during its traditional summer shutdown on a voluntary basis […]

BMW considers building 2 new factories in emerging markets

BMW is considering building new factories in 2 emerging markets.  BNW, the world’s largest maker of luxury vehicles continues to evaluate sites for a plant in Brazil, as well as another factory in Russia, India, Korea or Turkey. Norbert Reithofer, BMW’s CEO discussed the expansion plans today at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Munich. […]