|Type||Limited public partnership (AG & KG)|
|Key people||Günther Apfalter, President|
|Products||contract Automobile manufacturing, automobile components|
Magna Steyr AG & Co KG is an automobile manufacturer based in Graz, Austria, where also its primary manufacturing plant is located. 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, 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 first generation X3s, the Aston Martin Rapide and developed several cars on behalf of manufacturers such as the Audi TT, Fiat Bravo and Peugeot RCZ.
- Mercedes-Benz G-Class – since 1979
- Peugeot RCZ – since 2010
- Mini Countryman – since 2010
- Mini Paceman – since 2012
- Voiturette (1904)
- Alpenwagen (1919)
- Puch 500/650/700c/126 (1957-1975)
- Haflinger (1959-1974)
- Pinzgauer (1971–2000)
- Volkswagen Transporter T3 4x4 (1984–1992)
- Volkswagen Golf Country (1990–1991)
- Audi V8L (1990–1994)
- Jeep Grand Cherokee ZG, WG, WJ (1994–2004)
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class W210 (1996–2002) (all-wheel-drive)
- Mercedes-Benz M-Class W163 (1999–2002)
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211 (2003–2006) (all-wheel-drive)
- Saab 9-3 Convertible (2003–2009)
- BMW X3 (2003–2010)
- Chrysler 300C (2005–2010)
- Jeep Grand Cherokee WH (2005–2010)
- Jeep Commander (2006–2010)
- Chrysler Voyager (July 2007–December 2007)
- Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (painted aluminium body) (2009-2014)
- Aston Martin Rapide (2010–2012)
- Mercedes-Benz SLK vario-roof assembly – over 500,000 produced since 1996
- Opel Astra TwinTop convertible roof assembly – 2005–2010
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.
Magna Steyr created the Mila brand to differentiate its technology and research. Several concept cars have been shown at various motor shows.
The showcar was presented at the IAA in Frankfurt in 2005 as a one-seater sportscar. The first prototype of the CNG-powered vehicle was built in 2006. And with Mila 2 followed the two-seater version.
Presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2007, the Mila Future is a sculpture with four roof options: coupé, landaulet, coupster (a crossover between a coupé and a roadster) and roadster.
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. It had an unusual mid-engine layout and was based on a low-cost production concept. 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.
The sixth concept car in the Mila family the Mila Coupic combines three different vehicle concepts in one: a SUV coupé which can be transformed into a pick-up or a convertible. It was presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2012.
MIla Blue is a natural-gas powered lightweight concept vehicle with emissions of CO
2 of less than less than 49 g/km. The Mila Blue achieves a weight savings of 300kg compared to typical current A-segment vehicles powered by CNG.
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- Birmingham Post 9 June 2011
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- "Magna unveils ‘Mila Blue,’ a lightweight, natural-gas hybrid concept". CanadianManufacturing.com. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
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- Magna Steyr plant profile at Autoindex.org