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MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
Type Limited public partnership (AG & KG)
Predecessor Steyr-Daimler-Puch
Founded 2001
Headquarters Oberwaltersdorf, Austria
Key people Frank Stronach
Industry Automotive
Products contract Automobile manufacturing, automobile components
Services Consultancy services
Revenue (turnover) increase
Employees 9,347 (2005)
Parent Magna International
Website MagnaSteyr.com

Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG is an automobile manufacturer based in Oberwaltersdorf, Austria, with its primary manufacturing location in Graz. It is a subsidiary of Canadian-based Magna International and was previously part of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch conglomerate.

Magna Steyr engineers, develops and assembles automobiles for other companies on a contractual basis; therefore, Magna Steyr is not an automobile marque. In 2002, it absorbed Daimler AG's Eurostar vehicle assembly facility. The company's vehicle assembly capacity reached 200,000 vehicles a year. It is the largest contract manufacturer for automobiles worldwide,[1]and has several manufacturing sites, with its main car production in Graz in Austria.

Magna Steyr developed Mercedes-Benz's "4Matic" four-wheel drive (4wd) system, and assembles all E-Class 4Matic models. The company also undertook substantial development on the BMW X3 and manufactures all X3s, and developed several cars on behalf of manufacturers such as the Audi TT, Fiat Bravo and Peugeot RCZ.

History

MAGNA STEYR AG & Co KG was founded in 2001 after Magna International Inc. acquired a majority shareholding in Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG three years earlier.[2]

Car production

Former

  • Audi V8 (1988–1993)
  • Bitter SC (1980s)
  • BMW X3 (2003-2010)
  • Chrysler 300 (2005-2010)
  • Chrysler Voyager (1991–2007; before 2002 Eurostar site belonged to DaimlerChrysler)
  • Fiat 1100 (1948–1957) [3]
  • Fiat 500 "Topolino" (1952–1956)
  • Fiat 1400 (also as Steyr 2000 and 2300[4]) (1953–1958)
  • Fiat 600 (1956)
  • Jeep Commander (2006-2010)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee (1994–2010)
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4Matic (1996–2007)
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class W163 (1999–2002)
  • Saab 9-3 Cabrio (2003-2009)
  • Volkswagen Golf Country (1990–1991)
  • Volkswagen Transporter Syncro (1984–1992)

Current

Car components

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK vario-roof assembly - over 500,000 produced since 1996[7]
  • Opel Astra TwinTop convertible roof assembly - since 2005

Cancelled contracts

Porsche had announced in June 2008 that the Boxster and Cayman models would be manufactured by Magna Steyr from 2012, but this contract was cancelled in December 2009 and transferred to Karmann, a German car assembly company which had recently been taken over by Porsche's parent company, Volkswagen.[8]

Mila

Magna Steyr Mila Alpin concept

Magna Steyr created the Mila brand to differentiate its technology and research. Several concept cars have been shown at various motor shows.

Mila EV

The Mila EV was a plug-in electric vehicle concept[9] based on a modular lightweight platform, displayed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.[10]

Mila Alpin

The Alpin was a small, lightweight off-road vehicle for four passengers in a 3+1 seat arrangement announced at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.[11] It had an unusual mid-engine layout and was based on a low-cost production concept.[12] It was 3540mm long, 1703mm wide and 1750mm high, with a 3-cylinder 1.0 L (999cc) engine in two versions; CNG natural gas or petrol. The petrol version was much lighter, with a weight of 906 kg.

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