Magna Steyr AG & Co KG is an automobile company from Graz. Austria. They are a division of Magna International, a Canadian company and was a part of Steyr-Daimler-Puch partnership. Their in-house engineers develop and assemble Magna Steyr cars in their main manufacturing plant in Graz. These engineers only work contractually and so it can be declared that Magna Steyr is not a car marque.
The company was founded in 2001 by the Magna International Inc. and then later was part of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch three years after.
In 2002, Magna Steyr purchased the assembling facility of Daimler AG’s Eurostar. From then on, they increased their manufacturing capacity to 200,000 vehicles per year. This is considered as one of the biggest contract manufacturer for cars in the world. They also have several manufacturing plants all over Austria.
Magna Steyr overhauled the 4Matic four-wheel drive system of Mercedes-Benz and puts together all E-Class models of the company. They also took over the development of the BMW X3 and was the company who manufactured all X3s, the Aston Martin Rapide, and also partnered with other car companies to have their cars assembled.
Porsche announced in 2008 that they will be hiring Magna Steyr to produce their models Boxster and Cayman until 2012 but this partnership was cancelled in a year after and was given to Karmann instead. Karmann is also a car assembly company in Germany. After a while, they were taken over by Porsche’s mother company, Volkswagen.
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To further improve their technologies, Magna Steyr introduced the MILA or the Magna Innovation Lightweight Auto brand. Concept cars under this new brand have been released in several motor shows in the world.
Full List of Magna Steyr Car Models
- Magna Steyr MILA Aerolight
- Magna Steyr MILA Blue
- Magna Steyr MILA Future
- Magna Steyr MILA 1
- Magna Steyr MILA Plus
- Magna Steyr MILA Concept
- Magna Steyr MILA Alpin
- Magna Steyr MILA EV
- Magna Steyr MILA Coupic
Photos of Magna Steyr Different Types of Cars
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