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AI and the future automotive experience

12 January 2017

The recent CES included a number of innovations and concepts pitched at the emerging world of autonomous drive. However, we also heard of new concepts that utilise artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the vision of the autonomous future.


ANALYSIS - The CFRP & aluminium Audi R8 V10 plus

19 December 2016

It might have a 449kW (610PS) V10 engine but without its lightweight hybrid platform, the Audi R8 V10 plus wouldn't have such devastating performance. How devastating? Top speed is 330km/h (205mph) and zero to 100km/h takes just 3.2 seconds.


Audi finds another niche with RS Q3 performance

6 December 2016

The 367PS RS Q3 performance might seem like a model which no-one asked for. Small sales numbers but big margins from high-priced niche vehicles such as this one are, however, what have helped to keep Audi ahead of BMW and Mercedes-Benz.


Audi's Q2 makes the case for petrol

7 November 2016

The new Audi Q2 begins deliveries to UK customers next weekend (12th November), but before then the UK motoring press were invited to a first drive in the Suffolk countryside in early November.

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HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomou

1 February 2016

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.


Q&A with JATCO Ltd

14 October 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires

31 July 2014

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.


INTERVIEW: Danny Shapiro NVIDIA

2 July 2014

For two decades, NVIDIA says it has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. Its technologies are finding applications in video games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research. Automotive can now be added to the list. Ian Adcock spoke to the company's marketing director, Danny Shapiro, to find out more.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only VW US recalls Audi A5/S5 vehicles

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V150000 Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America Components: Seat Belts Potential number of units affected: 1,676 Summary Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet...


VW Group global sales down 2.6% this year

20 March 2017

In the first two months of the year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 1.5m vehicles to its customers throughout the world, 0.9% down on the same period of last year. Despite the 'dieselgate' crisis, sales were up in North America. The main negative was China.


Frankfurt motor show world debuts - Audi A8

20 March 2017

The show itself might be almost six months away but a second Volkswagen Group division has announced a model debut for the IAA.


just-auto Plus only Audi Hungaria achieves EUR 7,136m revenue in 2016

20 March 2017

Audi Hungaria Zrt ended the year 2016 with solid results: The company's engine production operations built 1,926,638 engines (2015: 2,022,520). The automotive production side built a total of 122,975 automobiles (2015: 159,842), including the new models...


Magneti Marelli announces supply deals

17 March 2017

Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Technology divisions supply key components to new vehicle models, many of which were launched at this month's Geneva motor show.


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales down 1.1% in February 2017

16 March 2017

Audi AG delivered around 125,100 automobiles in February. In North America (+16.1%) strong demand for the Audi A4 and the Q7 in particular once again translated into double-digit growth. Likewise in Europe (+1.9%), the Four Rings achieved the best start to the...


Audi plots electric and self-driving future

15 March 2017

VW Group premium brand Audi says it will launch several electric cars before 2020 and will also accelerate the development of self-driving vehicles.


"Diesel issue" and 'bag recalls cost Audi EUR1.8bn

15 March 2017

Audi Group booked a EUR1.8bn charge in 2016 to cover costs "for the resolution of the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue" and in connection with Takata airbag recalls. Even after these special items, operating profit was EUR3.1bn and operating return on sales 5.1%.


Prosecutors raid Audi facilities in Germany

15 March 2017

German prosecutors have searched Audi facilities in Germany in connection with the emissions cheating crisis - 'dieselgate' - that has hit VW Group.


Bullish VW chiefs talk bright financial future

14 March 2017

Dieselgate? Crisis? What crisis? The bullish attitude of top executives at Volkswagen AG's annual accounts press conference in Wolfsburg today belied the reputational damage, massive costs associated with still-ongoing recalls, diesel cars pulled from some markets and current legal action working its way through various courts on several continents.


just-auto Plus only Bosch reaches settlement for US consumer classes

10 March 2017

Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC ("Bosch") have reached a settlement (the "Bosch Settlement") with counsel for the consumer classes related to allegations that defeat device software was installed to bypass emissions standards in...


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only Audi debuts six new models at the Geneva show

8 March 2017

Audi is presenting six new models at the Geneva International Motor Show. Making their world premieres are the Audi Q8 sport concept, which is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine with a mild hybrid system, and the new RS 5 Coupé – the Gran Turismo of...


just-auto Plus only Magna to develop Audi’s new Quattro AWD system

7 March 2017

Magna International a leading independent supplier of 4WD/AWD systems to global automakers, announced its role as development partner to Audi on the new quattro ultra all-wheel drive system. The next-generation AWD system was launched on the Audi A4 allroad in...


GKN creates new propshaft joint for Audi Q5

2 March 2017

GKN Driveline says it has created a new lightweight, high-speed propshaft joint for the all-new Audi Q5. It will be manufactured in Mexico to support Audi's factory there.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces safety ratings for six new car

2 March 2017

On 1 March 2017 Euro NCAP releases the results of six new cars. The Audi Q5, Land Rover Discovery and Toyota C-HR all get a top five-star safety rating; Citroën’s C3 gets four stars; and Fiat’s ageing 500 and Ford’s brand new Ka+ notched...


just-auto Plus only Audi of America sales surge 17.3% in February 2017

2 March 2017

Audi of America’s February sales increased 17% to 13,741 vehicles. Both SUVs and sedans performed well, with the Q5, Q7 SUVs and the A4 sedan leading the volume gains. Audi achieved its best February sales in the US, marking the 74th straight monthly...


just-auto Plus only Audi Brasil appoints new president and CEO

27 February 2017

Dr. Johannes Roscheck is the new president and CEO of Audi do Brasil. With great expertise in the automotive sector and knowledge of the Brazilian market, Roscheck, who is an Austrian, has served as CFO in the brand's production unit in Curitiba already in...


Audi plans China expansion

24 February 2017

Audi plans to launch five clean-energy vehicles and expand annual production in China to 1m units over the next five years, sources in China say.


Audi teams up with Zoomcar in India

21 February 2017

India carshare firm Zoomcar has announced a partnership with Audi.


Chinese Audi dealers demand US$4bn to cover losses

17 February 2017

Audi dealers in China are demanding CNY28bn yuan ($4bn) to cover losses over the past three years that they blame on the automaker adding too many distributors, potentially worsening a sales decline that saw BMW and Mercedes-Benz overtake the luxury brand last month, Bloomberg reported.


just-auto Plus only Audi worldwide sales in January 2017 down 13.5%

16 February 2017

Audi AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe (up 3.1% to 61,800 units) and North America (up 11.8% to 16,200 units). Sales in China fell by 35.3% to 35,181 cars. In the last month, Audi...


Bosch US$328m diesel settlement but no liability

3 February 2017

Bosch has followed hard on the heels of Volkswagen in reaching civil settlements of US$328m in the US in connection with VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles, although the German supplier is at pains to stress "no acknowledgement of the alleged facts, no acceptance of any liability."


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales increase 11% in January 2016

3 February 2017

Audi of America’s January sales increased 11% to 13,201 vehicles. Both SUVs and sedans performed well, with the Q3, Q5 SUVs and the A4 and A6 sedan models leading the volume gains. After its seventh consecutive year of record sales in the US, Audi...


VW agrees settlement with private plaintiffs/USFTC

2 February 2017

Parent company Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America said they had reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims regarding around 78,000 affected vehicles with three-litre TDI V6 diesel engines in the United States.


Audi strike bellwether for Hungary labour pressure

26 January 2017

Hungary's Association of Automotive Component Manufacturers (MAJOSZ) says today's (26 January) walkout by Audi workers in the country is symptomatic of severe wage pressure being exerted from dire labour shortages.


just-auto Plus only Audi Mexican plant rolls off 8-millionth Audi

20 January 2017

Audi is celebrating a special milestone that also is a fitting occasion for this time of year: rolling off the production line at the new plant in San José Chiapa is the 8 millionth Audi with quattro drive – the technology that delivers a big,...


Audi delays JV talks with SAIC Motor until 2018

18 January 2017

Volkswagen announced this week it will further delay collaboration talks between Audi and China’s SAIC Motor in a move designed to appease existing dealers and its current Chinese partner FAW Group.


just-auto Plus only Samsung Exynos processors selected for Audi

18 January 2017

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, on 18 January 2017 announced its participation in the Audi Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP) as a partner supplier of Exynos processors, its own System-on-Chip (SoC) solution, for...


Audi-FAW JV to include EVs

17 January 2017

Audi plans to "significantly" the range of models produced locally at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified vehicles.

Audi news

just-auto Plus only VW US recalls Audi A5/S5 vehicles

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V150000 Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America Components: Seat Bel...


VW Group global sales down 2.6% this year

20 March 2017

In the first two months of the year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 1.5m vehicles to its customer...


Frankfurt motor show world debuts - Audi A8

20 March 2017

The show itself might be almost six months away but a second Volkswagen Group division has announ...


just-auto Plus only Audi Hungaria achieves EUR 7,136m revenue in 2016

20 March 2017

Audi Hungaria Zrt ended the year 2016 with solid results: The company's engine production ope...


Magneti Marelli announces supply deals

17 March 2017

Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Tec...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales down 1.1% in February 2017

16 March 2017

Audi AG delivered around 125,100 automobiles in February. In North America (+16.1%) strong demand...



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