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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.


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.

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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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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.


IAA world debuts - Renault Mégane R.S.

22 May 2017

Yet another car has been added to just-auto's Frankfurt motor show world premieres list: the Renault Mégane R.S.


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.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


China premium car market growth ahead - Audi

20 April 2017

China's premium car market will grow by around half over the next decade, according to remarks made in Shanghai by Audi CEO Rupert Stadler.


VW sets out EV stall in Shanghai

18 April 2017

Volkswagen is gearing up to take on Tesla with four affordable, VW brand electric vehicles in the coming years plus Audi showing off an upscale battery-powered crossover it aims to introduce in 2019.


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales up 2.5% in March 2017

18 April 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered just under 2.5m new vehicles to customers in the first quarter of this year. In March, the Volkswagen Group handed over 990,900 vehicles to its customers. 'We finished the first quarter with good delivery figures for March....


just-auto Plus only VW Group China Q1 2017 sales down 6.7%

18 April 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced sales results for the first three months of 2017: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW- Volkswagen, the Group delivered 891,500 (955,500, (-)6.7%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland...


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

18 April 2017

Audi AG sold around 422,600 automobiles in the first quarter of 2017, 7.3% less than one year ago. International markets reported a mixed picture for the four rings: Western Europe(+2.4%) and North America(+8.6%) both registered the most successful start to...


just-auto Plus only Audi R8 LMS GT4 unveiled ahead of New York show

12 April 2017

Before the New York International Auto Show the Audi R8 LMS premiered in its GT4 version. Audi Sport GmbH’s customer racing program has been experiencing rapid growth. Audi has been offering the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car since 2009, followed by the second...


just-auto Plus only Audi expands its portfolio with two new Q models

12 April 2017

Audi is to expand its portfolio with two new Q models and has announced where they will be built: Production of the Audi Q8 will start in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2018 The first Audi Q4 will drive off the assembly line in Gyor (Hungary) in...


just-auto Plus only VW US recalls 2017 Audi A3/S3 vehicles

11 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V196000 Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 11,618 Summary Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Audi A3 and S3 Sedan vehicles. In a...


just-auto Plus only Audi/Porsche join to shape future mobility

6 April 2017

The green light has been given for the shared vehicle architecture strategy of the future: Rupert Stadler and Oliver Blume, the Board of Management chairmen of Audi AG and Porsche AG, plan to cooperate even more closely. The objective of the new initiative is...


just-auto Plus only Audi of America sales up 2% in March 2017

4 April 2017

Audi of America reported a March sales increase of 2% to 18,705 vehicles, as the Q5, Q3 and A4 led the volume gains. March 2017 marked the 75th consecutive month of record sales for Audi of America. The previous March record was set last year with 18,392...


Audi to acquire Silvercar

31 March 2017

Audi plans to acquire Silvercar by expanding its minority share to 100%.


just-auto Plus only BASF develops biobased hardener clearcoat

30 March 2017

In the automotive industry, manufacturers and suppliers are working constantly to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions in production. A project team consisting of employees of the car maker Audi, BASF´s Coatings division and materials company...


Audi China dispute with dealers escalates

28 March 2017

The dispute between Audi and its Chinese dealers continued to escalate in recent weeks with dozens of dealers now refusing to accept new stocks of imported models, according to local reports.


Supplier fire slows some Audi output

27 March 2017

A fire at a supplier is affecting some Audi output this week.

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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, ef...


IAA world debuts - Renault Mégane R.S.

22 May 2017

Yet another car has been added to just-auto's Frankfurt motor show world premieres list: the Rena...


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 gove...


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 tha...


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...


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 accord...



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