Built to celebrate Mazda’s centenary, the 100th Anniversary Special Edition series is a range of special versions of all the key passenger cars in the firm’s global line-up and they’ve now arrived in the UK.
Designed to celebrate the company’s centenary, the 100th Anniversary models adopt a white-and-burgundy two-tone exterior/interior combination, inspired by high-grade versions of Mazda’s first passenger car: the Mazda R360 Coupe.
A new state-of-the-art engineering test facility, built at the headquarters of Bentley Motors in Crewe, UK, is nearing completion following an official ‘topping out’ ceremony.
In place of the traditional final beam marking the occasion, a native British Oak tree was planted by Members of the Bentley Board for Manufacturing and Engineering, laying down roots for the future.
SMMT Open Forum Digital: Funding and Support is the first in a new digital event series focussed on automotive and supply chain issues and airing this morning.
The digital event will focus on sharing the latest updates around COVID-19, transition out of the EU and how they are affecting supply chains and what manufacturers of all sizes should be considering during these increasingly fluid times, importantly what support is out there to help them, be it through funding, insights or advice and guidance.
UK car production declined 44.6% in August, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Just 51,039 units rolled off factory lines as efforts to ramp up production stalled amid the coronavirus crisis, with weak demand in key overseas markets compounded by a significant fall in output for UK buyers.
With 106,398 UK engines produced in August, output fell 35.1%, reported the SMMT.
Production for domestic and overseas markets declined 36.9% and 34.1% respectively while year-to-date it’s down -35.2% as the coronavirus second wave looms.
BMW and two U.S. subsidiaries will pay an $18 million (£14.1 million) US fine to resolve accusations that they disclosed misleading information about retail sales while raising approximately $18 billion from investors in corporate bond offerings.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said from 2015 to 2019, BMW inflated reported U.S. retail sales, which helped BMW close the gap between actual retail sales volume and internal targets and “publicly maintain a leading retail sales position relative to other premium automotive companies.”