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Groupe Renault announces the cessation of production activities at its industrial sites in France until further notice, depending on the evolution of the health situation.

Due to the acceleration observed in recent days of serious COVID-19 cases close to certain production sites, supply disruptions from major suppliers, as well as the sudden decline in the automobile markets, the Chairman of the Executive Board with the members of the crisis unit, decided the principle of the closure of the vehicle production sites, according to the following schedule and until March 27.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) announced today that its subsidiaries FCA Italy and Maserati will temporarily suspend production across the majority of their European manufacturing plants.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is implementing new measures across its facilities in Italy to support the nationwide campaign addressing the COVID-19 crisis. As a result of taking these actions the company will, where necessary, make temporary closures of its plants across Italy.

Brose laid the foundation stone for a new development and production location in Serbia on 6 March, with guests from politics, business and the media attending. Beginning in the summer of 2021 Brose will launch series production of drives and electronics for cooling fans at the 220,000 square meter site in Pančevo near Belgrade.

Hyundai Motor has announced the start of production for the Kona Electric at its Czech production plant, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC). Production will start at the beginning of March 2020.

The seven millionth ŠKODA OCTAVIA has rolled off the production line at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The model’s beginnings date back to 1959. In the mid-90s, the first generation of the modern-day OCTAVIA was the first ŠKODA to be developed entirely under the umbrella of Volkswagen Group.

It wins plaudits as a van, family MPV, shuttle and camper with limitless versatility: the Caddy. To date over three million have been built, and now, as a world première, VWCV is revealing the progressive, fifth generation of the Caddy. Every detail from the ground up is new, as for the first time the best seller is now based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB).