Magna Steyr sees 2013 production at Graz site to top 140,000

Article by Anita Panait, on December 19, 2013

Magna Steyr is expecting to build over 140,000 vehicles this year at its Graz production site in Austria, up from 123,602 units in 2012. The contract manufacturer currently produces the Mini Paceman and Countryman for BMW; the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG body for Daimler; and the Peugeot RCZ for PSA/Peugeot-Citroen.

BMW has disclosed it may not renew Magna’s contract to build the Mini Paceman and Countryman once their lifecycles are over, as the German carmaker plans to consolidate production at its Oxford site in England and at the NedCar plant in the Netherlands, where VDL will commence Mini production in 2014. “We are currently satisfied with the utilization of plant capacity in Graz,” Guenther Apfalter, president of Magna Europe, said.

Apfalter noted that in previous years, between 120,000 and 160,000 cars were built in Graz -- a range where Magna Steyr is “comfortable.” Apfalter disclosed that Magna Steyr had made no decision on a second site, but remarked that it was ''conceivable'' that it would produce premium vehicles in Graz and add the production of high-volume mass-market models in Eastern Europe. [source: automotive news - sub. required]

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: magna, production

Comments

Recommended

We’re willing to bet that the Bentley Bentayga is not the first thing that comes to mind for most people who are into off-roading and outdoor activities. It just doesn’t...
by - November 23, 2017
The other day, it was confirmed that Volvo will finally bring the XC40 to US soil, where it will first make an appearance at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show....
by - November 23, 2017
There is no question that the new BMW M5 (F90) high performance sports sedan is more powerful, faster and more enticing than the previous model. But for interested customers in...
by - November 23, 2017
Following the Tesla Roadster’s electrifying revelation on Thursday, Musk’s highly ambitious goals have skyrocketed when he tweeted about his future plans for the new sports car. Well, kind of. The...
by - November 23, 2017
Earlier in November at the 2017 SEMA Show in Vegas is when Hennessey unwrapped the Venom F5 to all of us. But it was actually first introduced as a concept...
by - November 22, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries