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ANALYSIS - Audi Q5 2.0 TDI and the future SQ5s

26 May 2017

Audi had an instant hit on its hands when it decided to take on the Volvo XC60 and BMW X3 with the first Q5 in 2008. Which is why even with fresh engines and a thoroughly revamped platform, the new model looks not dissimilar to the previous one.


ANALYSIS - 2017 Audi A5 Coupé 2.0 TDI

18 April 2017

SUVs and crossovers might be stealing sales from many two-door cars but that doesn't mean premium-priced models are disappearing. Far from it. Audi continues to respond to the challenge of strong competition from the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes C-Class Coupé by rolling out multiple derivatives of the new A5 range.


Audi A5 cabriolet UK deliveries start

11 April 2017

Just as spring, or what passes for it, takes effect (we had a weekend of summer temperatures in some parts of the UK), Audi dealers are preparing to deliver the first of the new A5 cabriolets which join the coupe and Sportback (five-door liftback) in the redesigned range. Drop-top orders opened last February.


Audi builds a new body shop for latest alloy A8

5 April 2017

For anyone that still thinks vehicle body design is simply a matter of rolling out some steel sheet, bashing it a few times and spot welding the resultant frame and panel parts into a car, let he or she come to Audi. And marvel at an 'Aluminium Space Frame' body destined for the redesigned A8, out later this year, that contains no fewer than 29 different materials. Knocked together with 14 joining processes.

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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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Goodwood FoS world premieres - Aston DB11 V8

28 June 2017

The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place in south east England from 29 June-3 July. A round up of world debuts will be published on Monday 3 July. Here below is what has been announced so far. Added today are the Aston Martin DB11 V8, a link to a video of the Jaguar Project 8, and facelifts for two Maseratis.


IAA world debuts - BMW X3 official details

26 June 2017

BMW has announced official details of the new X3, having shown the new SUV to the media at an event at its US plant on 26 June. The public debut will take place at the IAA.


Audi plans second EV for Brussels factory

21 June 2017

Audi will build a second electric model - the e-tron Sportback - at its Brussels, Belgium plant  in 2019. The plant will start making the e-tron electric SUV in 2018.


HBPO adding plants and products in North America

19 June 2017

HBPO, a supplier of modular front end systems, is expanding its North American footprint – adding two new plants, developing additional product offerings and increasing unit sales.


Audi A8 gets 48V mild hybrid system as standard

14 June 2017

The next Audi A8 range which makes its debut next month will be the first in the brand’s history to feature an electrified drivetrain as standard.


Audi global sales down 2.8% in May

9 June 2017

In May, Audi AG delivered around 159,600 cars to customers, 2.8% less than in the same month in 2016.


just-auto Plus only New Audi A8 to feature electrified powertrain

8 June 2017

The new Audi A8 is advancing electrification on a broad front. In the next model generation, the flagship will for the first time feature an electrified powertrain as standard. To that end, the combustion engines will be equipped with mild hybrid technology....


Audi recalls vehicles to fix NOx emissions

5 June 2017

Audi is recalling around 24,000 A7 and A8 models because NOx emissions are too high.


New emissions cheating scandal engulfs Audi

2 June 2017

The German federal government's Transport ministry, working with the KBA motor vehicle authority, has accused Audi AG of fitting defeat devices to certain diesel engines powering the Audi A8 and A7 Sportback.


Audi plans three new EVs in 2020 roadmap

2 June 2017

Audi is planning two new Q SUVs and three e-tron battery electric vehicles while also replacing five ‘core’ models by 2020.


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales up 2.5% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Audi of America reported a May sales increase of 2.5% to 19,197 vehicles, as the SUVs and the A4, A5 models led the gains. May 2017 marked the 77th consecutive month of record sales for Audi of America, as well as the fifth-best sales month in the...


Audi wins approval for autonomous vehicle testing

1 June 2017

New York has approved Audi of America's application to be the first company authorised to perform autonomous vehicle testing in the state.


Low-cost reduction in diesel NOx emissions

31 May 2017

The UK’s Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), working with Austria’s Technische Univeritat Wien (TU Wien), has demonstrated how its SpeedStart belt-integrated starter generator (BISG) 48V mild hybrid can help reduce NOx emissions and improve fuel economy in diesel engines using the latest emission test procedures.


just-auto Plus only VW completes 80 successful years

30 May 2017

80 years ago marked the beginning of one of the most successful automobile producers in the world. On 28 May 1937, the predecessor to today's Volkswagen Group, "Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH" ("Corporation to...


just-auto Plus only VWoA recalls Audi A7 to replace curtain air bags

26 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V293000 Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 17,694 Summary Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Audi A7 vehicles. The affected...


just-auto Plus only VWoA recalls Audi Q5 to replace gearbox

26 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V297000 Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America Components Power Train Potential number of units affected 5 Summary Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Audi Q5 vehicles. Due to a manufacturing...


Audi resolves Chinese dealer concern

22 May 2017

Volkswagen Group unit Audi said at the weekend it had agreed a deal with its dealers in China, effectively resolving a dispute over local joint ventures that could have disrupted its business in the world's biggest car market.


Brazil's Innovar-Auto replacement up for debate

19 May 2017

With the confusing Inovar-Auto (Innovate-Auto) programme due to end on 31 December 2017, the government has decided to impose a new, longer term directive for the Brazilian automotive industry.


just-auto Plus only VW gets final approval for 3.0L TDI V6 settlement

18 May 2017

Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America (together, Volkswagen) announced on 17 May 2017 that Judge Charles Breyer of the US District Court for the Northern District of California has granted final approval to the settlement agreement between Volkswagen...


just-auto Plus only Audi reappoints its chairman for another five year

18 May 2017

In its regular meeting this Wednesday, the Supervisory Board of Audi AG confirmed the appointment of Rupert Stadler as chairman of the Board of Management for another five years. The Supervisory Board also decided to upgrade and expand the area of...


Steel makes a comeback for next Audi A8

17 May 2017

The body structure for the next Audi A8 amounts to a 'switch back to steel' from aluminium according to steel producer ArcelorMittal.


just-auto Plus only Audi presents android integrated Audi Q8 concept

17 May 2017

Audi is taking part in the renowned Google I/O developer conference, where it is presenting its concept of a next generation infotainment system with fully integrated Android. This world premiere opens up new perspectives, which will allow the development of...


NHTSA expands VW/Porsche recalls

15 May 2017

adding almost 300,000 Porsche and Audi vehicles to a previous recall for a fuel pump defect that could result in fire, according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Group global sales down 1.4% in April

15 May 2017

Since the beginning of the year, the Volkswagen Group has handed over 3.3m new vehicles to customers. In April, the Group delivered 841,200 vehicles (-1.4%). "At the beginning of the second quarter, we were able to increase our deliveries in China again....


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales down 5% in April 2017

12 May 2017

Audi AG delivered around 156,150 cars to customers worldwide in April; a decrease of 5.0% compared to the 2016 record-breaking figure. In China, where business is currently impacted by extraordinary effects associated with Audi’s strategic alignment in...


just-auto Plus only Audi Q1 2017 global sales down 7.3%

5 May 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, the Audi Group achieved a robust operating profit. While revenue remained at the level of the first quarter of last year the earnings figure actually rose slightly compared to the prior-year period which had been negatively...


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales up 5.1% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Audi of America’s April sales increased 5% to 18,711 vehicles, a record. Demand was strong across the product lineup, with the Q5, Q7 SUVs and the A4 sedan leading the volume gains. It was the best April sales result for Audi in the US, marking the...


just-auto Plus only Audi introduces sustainability ratings

3 May 2017

Audi AG has introduced sustainability ratings for its suppliers this April. The objective is that in the future, orders will only be placed with suppliers that obtain a positive rating. Audi is therefore increasing its commitment to achieving a sustainable...


Authenticity drives leather acceptance - Audi

24 April 2017

Audi says consumers are now more willing to accept defects in leather for car interiors as the drive for authenticity gains momentum at least in Western countries.


Canadian courts approve VW diesel settlement

24 April 2017

At the same time as legal developments south of the border, Volkswagen Group Canada and Canadian class counsel announced both the Québec and Ontario courts have granted approval of the nationwide settlement agreement to resolve consumer claims in Canada related to the two litre diesel emissions "matter" for approximately 105,000 affected vehicles.

Audi news

Goodwood FoS world premieres - Aston DB11 V8

28 June 2017

The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place in south east England from 29 June-3 July. A ro...


IAA world debuts - BMW X3 official details

26 June 2017

BMW has announced official details of the new X3, having shown the new SUV to the media at an eve...


Audi plans second EV for Brussels factory

21 June 2017

Audi will build a second electric model - the e-tron Sportback - at its Brussels, Belgium plant...


HBPO adding plants and products in North America

19 June 2017

HBPO, a supplier of modular front end systems, is expanding its North American footprint –...


Audi A8 gets 48V mild hybrid system as standard

14 June 2017

The next Audi A8 range which makes its debut next month will be the first in the brand's history...


Audi global sales down 2.8% in May

9 June 2017

In May, Audi AG delivered around 159,600 cars to customers, 2.8% less than in the same month in 2...



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