Audi's future in the Chinese market
Chinese emissions regulations are likely to become the most severe in the world, reckons Audi R&D boss Stefan Knirsch. For Audi to meet them, he said: “I’m not afraid, but we will have to work hard to find solutions.”
Aston Martin's investments
Now boss Andy Palmer tells us: “Beyond DBX, we won’t ask for more investment. The £700m covers the first four cars, and then you’ve got incremental capital coming back.”
Skoda considers the US
Skoda boss Bernhard Maier has said the brand is considering entering the US market.
“The next three markets Skoda will enter are South Korea, Singapore and Iran, but America is the one that we don’t currently compete in with the biggest potential,” he said. “We need to do a feasibility study. If we do decide to compete in the US, we will have one chance to make a good first impression. We feel that if we were there now, the Kodiaq would be a home-run car.”