Former VW Group CEO Carl Horst Hahn (born 1 July 1926) celebrates his 90-th birthday. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Management of the group’s parent company, Volkswagen AG (formerly Volkswagenwerk AG) from 1982 to 1993.
Exactly 90 years ago, a ŠKODA Hispano-Suiza became the official car of the first President of Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Ever since, various models have served as official cars of several Czechoslovakian and Czech heads of state and government.
The ŠKODA AUTO Kvasiny plant celebrates 80 years of operation. Cars have been built at this East-Bohemian site since 1934, and vehicles have been running off the production lines since 1947. Today, around 4200 employees work on manufacturing the Škoda Superb, Yeti and Roomster models at Kvasiny.
Ford Motor Co. today officially launches production of the redesigned Ford Mustang at a U.S. plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. With the new model, Ford is building the Mustang to suit global tastes for the first time. That will include a first-ever right-hand-drive version.
ŠKODA AUTO has produced the three millionth petrol 1.2 HTP. The three-cylinder engine of the EA 111 series has been running off production lines at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav since 2001, and is used in ŠKODA, SEAT and Volkswagen brand vehicles.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates a seminal moment in British automotive history on Sunday 4 May. Charles Rolls and Henry Royce met for the first time on this date exactly 110 years ago and agreed to form the company that would become synonymous with the very best.
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