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Volkswagen Passat Variant.

cenews – August 31, 2023. Volkswagen presents new generation of the Passat with two new plug-in hybrid drives with a purely electric range of approximately 100 km.

Jens Meiners, Guido Reinking (von links).

cenews – August 31, 2023. The network of freelance trade journalists wants to expand and become more international - Jens Meiners becomes chief correspondent.

Magnum und sein Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole von Playmobil.

cenews – August 30, 2023. The toy brand revives the detective from the cult series, complete with moustache and Hawaiian shirt, in his 308 GTS Quattrovalvole, faithfully modeled on the originals.

Seat 600.

cenews – August 30, 2023. The Seat 600 was to Germans what the Beetle was: a spherical folk hero that mobilized the masses from 1957 onwards. 50 years ago, the last example rolled off the production line in Barcelona.

IAA Mobility 2021.
By Guido Reinking

cenews – August 30, 2023. Car premieres, family programs, outdoor concerts and job prospects are just some of the offers to see the IAA Mobility 2023 - and maybe even the last time in Munich.

Erste „Charging Lounge“ von Porsche in Bingen.
By Walther Wuttke

cenews – August 30, 2023. In the manufacturer's first "Charging Lounge," the energy flows at six pillars with up to 300 kW. Further stations in Europe on important traffic arteries are to follow.

Karmann Mobil Davis 600.
By Michael Kirchberger

cenews – August 29, 2023. Karmann Mobil now also offers longitudinal beds in a smaller format in the Davis 600. The new floor plan based on the Fiat Ducato can be seen at the trade show in Düsseldorf.

Skoda Kodiaq-Interieur mit Gangwahlhebel am Lenkrad und Dreh-Drück-Knöpfen mit Digitalanzeigen.

cenews – August 29, 2023. Surprising innovations include gear selector levers on the steering column and customizable rotary-push buttons with digital display, seat upholstery made of 100 percent recycled polyester.

Mercedes-Benz Schnellladepark.

cenews – August 29, 2023. Charging hubs in Atlanta (USA), Chengdu (China) and Mannheim (Germany) starting in October, up to 400 kW charging capacity, open to all brands, long-term target over 10,000 charging points by 2030.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid Coupé mit GT-Paket.

cenews – August 29, 2023. Porsche reveals performance and prices for new top model, plug-in hybrid develops 739 hp and 950 Nm of torque, coupe with GT package speeds up to 305 km/h.

Personalwechsel in der Mercedes-Benz Kommunikation: Willem Spelten, Katja Bott, Rob Halloway, Bettina Fetzer, Tobias Just (v.l.n.r.).

cenews – August 28, 2023. Rob Halloway succeeds Katja Bott as Head of Brand Communications for Passenger Cars and Vans, and Willem Spelten succeeds Tobias Just as Group Spokesperson.

Audi Q6 e-Tron Prototyp.

cenews – August 28, 2023. At the IAA Mobility, the Ingolstadt-based company is only unveiling the cockpit and interior of its first electric model on the new Premium Platform Electric, camouflaged prototype on the trade show grounds.

IAA-Konzeptfahrzeug Opel CD von 1969.

cenews – August 27, 2023. The Experimental, which Opel is presenting at IAA Mobility 2023, is just the latest chapter in the history of concept studies from Rüsselsheim, from Opel GT to Monza Concept.

Elektro-Cabrio Fiat 500e.
By Guido Borck

cenews – August 27, 2023. The electric Cinquecento is currently the only fully electric fresh-air vehicle in the small car segment, which is sparsely populated with electric vehicles.

Künstler Ding Yi individualisiert Taycan Turbo S mit eigenem Gemälde.

cenews – August 26, 2023. Artist Ding Yi individualizes Taycan Turbo S with his own painting, cutouts on body and interior, unique piece suitable for everyday use to be driven in Shanghai.

Land Rover Defender und Sänger Kano starten TikTok-Kanal.

cenews – August 25, 2023. Defender launches a joint account with British musician and actor Kano on the video portal, who intones a soundtrack as the first post.

Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial-Roadster in Monterey.
By Jens Meiners

cenews – August 25, 2023. Whether electric or internal combustion, the main thing is exclusive. California's Pacific Peninsula is the meeting place for the automotive elite.

ZF-Stand "X-by-Wire" auf der IAA Mobility 2023.

cenews – August 25, 2023. Technology group puts portfolio of electronically controlled steering systems, brakes or dampers at center stage of trade show presentation, ultra-compact 800-volt electric drive.

VW Amarok-Umbau von Ausrüster Genesis Import.

cenews – August 25, 2023. VW Amarok conversion by outfitter Genesis Import with roof tent, 270-degree awning and removed aluminum cab hardtop, LED lighting on the roof and auxiliary headlights on the front end.

Polestar 4.

cenews – August 25, 2023. Chauffeur-driving technology from Mobileye to debut in electric SUV coupe at a later date, sales launch in China, globally in 2024.

VW California Concept, Präsentation auf dem Caravan Salon 2023.
By Michael Kirchberger

cenews – August 25, 2023. VW is showing a study of the seventh generation camping bus at the Caravan Salon, with a second sliding door and plug-in hybrid drive, production model possible in 2025.

Citroën Type Holidays.
By Michael Kirchberger

cenews – August 25, 2023. Retro camper with corrugated plastic look for distinctive travel experience, on board four can sleep and eat, modern interior, a lifting roof brings standing height.

Techniker im JLR-Werk in Solihull.

cenews – August 24, 2023. Jaguar Land Rover creates new jobs at its Solihull, Gaydon and Whitley sites in England, £200 million for automated body production.

Mercedes-Benz EQA & EQB.

cenews – August 24, 2023. Optical fine-tuning, MBUX infotainment system with standard central display, Plug&Charge function and more range for EQA, optional towing hitch for EQB.

Ford Transit Custom Nugget.
By Michael Kirchberger

cenews – August 24, 2023. Traditional campervan based on the Transit Custom comes with a standard retractable roof and diesel engine, later also as a plug-in version and all-wheel-drive variant, equipment from Westfalia.

Fahrradtransport mit Kia Sportage.
By Michael Kirchberger

cenews – August 23, 2023. With electrically extending trailer hitch and a foldable carrier for the bikes, their transportation with a Kia Sportage succeeds in the most pleasant way.

Assistiertes Fahren.

cenews – August 23, 2023. Confidence in driverless technology down, doubts about reliability and fear of hackers, enormous potential for society, security and business location according to experts.

Produktion des Hyundai Kona Elektro im Werk Nošovice in Tschechien.

cenews – August 23, 2023. Still 21,000 units planned for this year, another 50,000 in 2024, plant already involved in model development, 15 percent of total production, delivery to 42 countries.

ZF-CEO Holger Klein.

cenews – August 22, 2023. Lighter, smaller e-motors, solutions for trucks: The development service provider is making a leap forward.

Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 SUV.

cenews – August 21, 2023. The sporty flagship of the Swabian e-offensive with just under 700 hp is a marvel of longitudinal dynamics, but seems much more sluggish in tight corners than the combustion engines.

Mitsubishi ASX.
By Michael Kirchberger

cenews – August 21, 2023. The basic version of the mini SUV with three-diamond logo on the radiator grille pleases with homely spaciousness and value for money, less so with its modest performance.

Opel Olympia Rekord Caravan (ab 1953).

cenews – August 20, 2023. World premiere 70 years ago: At the 1953 IAA, the first large-series station wagon from a German manufacturer was born with the presentation of the Opel Olympia Rekord Caravan.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Coupé.

cenews – August 20, 2023. The second generation of the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé comes as standard with fully variable all-wheel drive, rear-axle steering, roll stabilization and enhanced spaciousness and ride comfort.

Ford Mustang GTD.

cenews – August 19, 2023. Limited top model with over 800 hp V8 engine to drive Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap under seven minutes - and Ford boss Jim Farley challenges "all others".

Kia EV9.

cenews – August 18, 2023. Double success for Korean manufacturer at "Red Dot Award 2023" for "Opposites United" design philosophy and infotainment system in new EV9 electric SUV.

Im Videospiel Forza Horizon 5 sind nun auch der Cupra Formentor VZ5 und Tavascan Concept verfügbar.

cenews – August 17, 2023. Formentor and Tavascan Concept add to the digital fleet of the popular Xbox video racing game, four Cupra models now to choose from, exclusive racing suit for avatar.

 Ineos Kavango „Safari Grenadier“ (Machbarkeitsstudie 2022).
By Alexander Voigt

cenews – August 17, 2023. Company expands to convert Grenadier Station Wagon and pick-up Quartermaster for operations in conservation, safari, medical care or film production.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

cenews – August 17, 2023. The facelift of the four-cylinder variants is now followed by the two sports versions with the cloverleaf on the flanks, the V6 biturbo now produces 520 hp, fully digital cockpit.


cenews – August 17, 2023. Over $100 million for Controlled-Thermal-Resources project, including to make Stellantis streamers eligible for U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding.

Toyota Mirai, im Einsatz für H2Moves in Berlin.

cenews – August 17, 2023. Two-year pilot project "H2 Moves Berlin" with Toyota Mirai draws interim balance, nationwide largest hydrogen fleet in commercial passenger transport.

MG 4 Electric Trophy Extended Range.

cenews – August 15, 2023. The battery capacity of the new model is 77 kilowatt hours, the power 180 kW. In 6.5 seconds to 100 km/h. 43,313 euros after deduction of the manufacturer's share.

Baden-Württembergs Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann mit Mercedes-Vertriebsvorständin Britta Seeger und dem EQS.
By Hans-Robert Richarz

cenews – August 15, 2023. With the EQS, Mercedes-Benz has put the S-Class under electric power. The German automotive club certifies that the heavyweight luxury sedan is astonishingly economical.


cenews – August 15, 2023. German Economist Hans-Werner Sinn: If Germany doesn't buy oil, others will, preferably China. 2023 brings new record demand for oil.

Rescue-E-Bag von Weber Rescue Systems: Quarantäne-System für Elektrofahrzeuge nach einem Brand.

cenews – August 15, 2023. The fire on the "Fremantle Highway" car transporter has reignited the debate. Insurers and firefighters cannot identify any accumulation. New extinguishing methods.

Wegen des Alltagnutzens sind vor allem Campingbusse und ausgebaute Kastenwagen beliebt.
By Michael Kirchberger, cen

cenews – August 11, 2023. After a multitude of ever new registration records, the success curve of motorhomes and caravans took a severe dip last year in Germany.

Volvo FH Electric, Sonderedition „Swedish Metal“.

cenews – August 10, 2023. As sponsor of the famous german Wacken Open Air Festival, Volvo Trucks is launching a special edition of the FH. 66 units. The drive of the black tractor unit is freely selectable.

Bei der Entwicklung einer neuen und effizienteren Batteriekühlplatte hat sich Mahle bei den Flüssigkeitskanälen an Strukturen in der Natur orientiert.

cenews – August 10, 2023. The ducts are no longer laid out strictly geometrically. Performance improves by ten percent with less material used. Premiere at the IAA in Munich.

Hyundia Ioniq 6.

cenews – August 7, 2023. In the ADAC ecotest, the streamlined sedan required 15.5 kilowatt hours per 100 kilometers. Power for over 400 kilometers was recharged in 20 minutes.

Comeback der Benziner: Forsa-Autostudie 2023 im Auftrag der Targobank.

cenews – August 3, 2023. Popularity increases significantly, diesel continues to decline, environmentally friendly image of e-cars crumbles, e-fuels become more popular, majority for speed limit and free public transport.

Vernetzter ZF-Sicherheitsgurt mit aktivem Gurtstraffer.

cenews – August 3, 2023. Networked system is designed to put occupants in the right seating position in the event of danger, coupled with emergency braking assistants, can also be used as a signal generator and wake-up jogger.

Thomas Koch.

cenews – August 3, 2023. In an interview, engine expert Prof. Thomas Koch also sees some good sides to the ultra-strict emissions regulations from Europe.

Die My-Porsche-App steuert Komfort- und Entertainmentfunktionen direkt in Apple Carplay.
By Guido Reinking, cen

cenews – July 28, 2023. The sports car manufacturer sees the corresponding customer demand. Deeper integration of Carplay into the vehicle infotainment comes with the new Cayenne.

Im Doha Exhibition and Conference Center findet im Oktober die Geneva International Motor Show 2023 statt.
By Walther Wuttke, cen

cenews – July 27, 2023. With help from Geneva, the country on the Persian Gulf is hosting its first international auto show in October. 30 renowned manufacturers want to be there. Race and museum.

Auch unser Autor Peter Schwerdtmann müsste für seinen Kona Elektro den neuen Führerschein machen. Glücklicherweise ist er bereits älter als 21 Jahre.
By Peter Schwerdtmann, cen

cenews – July 16, 2023. The jubilation about high growth rates for purely battery-electric passenger cars is debunked when looking at the official registration statistics.

VW ID Buzz AD.

cenews – July 14, 2023. US Level 4 vehicles are being tested in Texas. A driver is also on board for safety. The first deployment in Germany is planned for the Moia driving service.

Volkswagen Passat (Erprobungsfahrt).
By Matthias Knödler, cen

cenews – July 13, 2023. With the next model generation, there will only be the station wagon. Significantly larger in terms of dimensions. Chassis at a high level. Rotational logic not convincing.