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THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW and GM back in the news

26 August 2016

Two of the world's largest automakers - Volkswagen and General Motors - have been in the news again this week, neither for entirely good reasons. Let's start with VW and its supplier row.


New Avant pushes Audi A4 to segment leadership

22 August 2016

Remember when the BMW 3 Series seemed unassailable in the UK and the rest of the European region? The latest Audi A4, which is especially popular as a wagon, is now outselling the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as well as the 3er.


The Week That Was - August replenishes batteries

5 August 2016

August's dog days are well and truly on us up here in the Northern hemisphere and in the soporific heat of a British summer – well OK – it's warmish – industry tends to take a well-earned break and recharge the batteries ready for an autumn which will rapidly see the Paris Motor Show loom large.


Q7 e-tron - Europe's first plug-in Audi SUV

29 July 2016

Volvo has gone one way with its four-cylinder petrol-electric plug-in XC90, while Audi believes Europeans wanting a plug-in hybrid SUV will prefer V6 diesel power. How does the first plug-in Q model for this region measure up?

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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.

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just-auto Plus only Audi names its new electrics/electronics head

24 August 2016

Dr. Thomas M. Müller will be the new head of electrics/electronics of Audi. The 45 year old is considered a proven expert on the topics of connected car and electronic systems. He succeeds Ricky Hudi, who is leaving the company at his own request and by...


Audi China opens automatic transmission plant

23 August 2016

Audi, with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), has opened a new automatic transmission plant in China.


just-auto Plus only Audi presents 2017 A4 ultra

18 August 2016


Audi launching vehicle to infrastructure services

17 August 2016

Audi of America in conjunction with Traffic Technology Services (TTS) will be launching the claimed first vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) technology called Traffic Light Information with some 2017 Q7, A4 and A4 Allroad models this autumn.


Audi launches iPhone wireless charging case

16 August 2016

Audi has introduced a new wireless charging case for the Apple iPhone that works in conjunction with its optional phone box connection and charging system.


just-auto Plus only FAW Group July 2016 sales up 16.5%

15 August 2016

The latest data from sales and marketing department of FAW Group show that its July sales soared 16.5% year on year to 230,000 vehicles. For the first seven months, sales of FAW Group totalled 1,705,000 vehicles, up 10.3% from the year-earlier period. In...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 2.3% in July 2016

12 August 2016

Audi had started the second half of the year with sales growth: In July, the company sold 149,400 units, up 2.3% year-on-year. The brand increased sales in all three core regions - in North America by 5.9%, in Asia-Pacific by 4.4% and in Europe by 1.5%. The...


just-auto Plus only Audi develops innovative shock absorbers

11 August 2016

In the mobility of the future, the recuperation of energy plays an increasingly important role, including in a car's suspension. Audi is working on a prototype called "eROT," in which electromechanical rotary dampers replace the hydraulic dampers...


just-auto Plus only One million Audi Q5 produced at Ingolstadt plant

8 August 2016

On 4 August 2016, the one-millionth Audi Q5 drove off the production line at Audi’s main plant in Ingolstadt. The jubilee car, an SQ5 in Sepang Blue, will be delivered to a family in Germany. The international success of the Audi Q5 began in 2008, when...


just-auto Plus only VW to use particulate filters for petrol engines

4 August 2016

The Volkswagen Group is continuing to work assiduously on the environmental compatibility of conventional drive systems. The company has now decided upon wide-scale use of particulate filters for petrol engines, so-called 'gasoline particulate filters...


just-auto Plus only Audi US July 2016 sales up 4%

3 August 2016

Audi reported that its July sales increased 4% to 18,364 vehicles, as the Q3, Q7 and A4 led the volume gains. Audi achieved its best July in the brand’s US history. The previous July record was set in 2015 with sales of 17,654 vehicles. Year-to-date...


Audi aims to have 3 EV models by 2020

25 July 2016

Audi is aiming to have three electric car models by 2020 and for electric vehicles to account for 25-20% of its sales by 2025, according to a report in a German newspaper.


Audi boosting digital and EV spend next decade

19 July 2016

Volkswagen Group's premium brand Audi is to boost spending on digital technologies and electric vehicles over the next 10 years, company sources have told Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper.


Audi H1 2016 global sales climb 5.6%

12 July 2016

With 953,200 units delivered, Audi increased its half year sales 5.6%, growing in all regions, especially in Europe. Sales in that region increased by 8.4% since the beginning of the year, topping 450,000 cars for the first time.


Koreans to rule on VW Group certification revoke

11 July 2016

South Korea's environment ministry said on Monday it would decide later this month whether to revoke the certification of 32 Volkswagen Group vehicle models after prosecutors accused the carmaker of fabricating documents on emissions and noise level tests.


Audi board and works council agree mobile working

7 July 2016

The board of management and group works council of Audi have reached a new company agreement. In the future, employees will have even more freedom and scope to combine their working life with their private life. For the first time, they have a general right to work flexibly and independently of place and time, if it is compatible with their actual tasks. The new regulations are part of a comprehensive concept for the future world of work at the automaker.


Audi to build electric Q5 in Mexico

17 June 2016

VW group luxury car unit Audi plans to build an electric version of its Q5 SUV at its new plant in Mexico, a media report said.


Germany approves VW EA 189 engine emissions fix

14 June 2016

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved Volkswagen's proposed modification of around 1.1m more VW, VW commercial and Audi brand models.


VW honours 21 best suppliers in Berlin awards

2 June 2016

Volkswagen Group has presented the 2016 Volkswagen Group Award to its best suppliers in Berlin.


VW Group and Gett partner on sustainable mobility

2 June 2016

Volkswagen Group and on-demand mobility provider Gett, said they have the cornerstone for a partnership at a kick-off event at the DRIVE Volkswagen Group Forum in Berlin.


Pagid secures VW Group rear brake pad contract

2 June 2016

TMD Friction has unveiled a new partnership with Volkswagen Group, which will see subsidiary, Pagid technology on more than 7.5m pieces per year of rear brake pads, produced in Essen, Germany.


Faurecia nominated FAST partner for VW Group

26 May 2016

Faurecia says it has been nominated again as strategic partner within the 'Future Automotive Supply Tracks' initiative (FAST) of the Volkswagen Group.


VW agrees US emissions deal "in principle"

21 April 2016

Buyback offers and a possible repair are on the table after Volkswagen AG and the US Justice Department reached a deal "in principle" to deal with excess emissions in nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles, a federal judge said on Thursday (21 April).


March a month of surprises for US vehicle sales

4 April 2016

March was a month of surprises. Analysts were surprised when Easter and spring break holidays played hob with their sales forecasts. General Motors might have been caught off guard when the fleet sales it tries so hard to avoid helped Ford leapfrog it into the top spot for March. Nissan set an all-time record and bumped American Honda down to sixth place among the major automakers.


Audi showcases electric compressor and 48 volts

8 March 2016

Audi is claiming its SQ7 electric powered exhaust gas compressor is a world first on a production car. It has also added a 48-volt electrical subsystem and electromechanical active roll stabilisation.


South Korea import sales fall further in February

8 March 2016

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea continued to decline in February, by 6.3% year-on-year to 15,671 units after a 3.5% drop to 16,234 units in January, according to data compiled by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association.


Audi Canada chief jumps ship to JLR

4 March 2016

Jaguar Land Rover Canada has snared Audi Canada president Wolfgang Hoffmann to be its president from 7 March, 2016, responsible for overseeing the brands' operations.


Audi earnings flat as big product spend planned

3 March 2016

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has said the automaker this year will spend more than EUR3bn on 20 new or revised models "and push forward with electrification and digitisation". It will also hire an additional 1,200 workers dubbed "experts".


Lobby groups push for Volkswagen environment work

23 February 2016

Lobby groups in the US are pushing regulators to force Volkswagen to 'undo' environment damage caused by its emissions test-cheating diesel vehicles.


Lamborghini chief moving to head Audi's Quattro

23 February 2016

Automobili Lamborghini president and CEO Stephan Winkelmann (51) will be the new CEO of Quattro, a fully owned subsidiary of Audi, which produces and distributes the high performance R and RS models.

Audi news

THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW and GM back in the news

26 August 2016

Two of the world's largest automakers - Volkswagen and General Motors - have been in the news aga...


just-auto Plus only Audi names its new electrics/electronics head

24 August 2016

Dr. Thomas M. Müller will be the new head of electrics/electronics of Audi. The 45 year old...


Audi China opens automatic transmission plant

23 August 2016

Audi, with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), has opened a new automatic transmis...


New Avant pushes Audi A4 to segment leadership

22 August 2016

Remember when the BMW 3 Series seemed unassailable in the UK and the rest of the European region?...


just-auto Plus only Audi presents 2017 A4 ultra

18 August 2016

Offering a competitive segment-leading EPA-estimated 31-mpg combined fuel economy rating, the 2...


Audi launching vehicle to infrastructure services

17 August 2016

Audi of America in conjunction with Traffic Technology Services (TTS) will be launching the claim...



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