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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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Audi to modify 850,000 diesel vehicles

24 July 2017

Following last week's announcement Daimler would spend EUR220m updating 3m Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe in what it terms "voluntary service actions", VW Group's Audi said it was offering customers in Europe and other markets a retrofit programme for 850,000 cars with EU5 and EU6 diesel engines.


IAA world debuts - Jaguar XJR575

24 July 2017

Suzuki has issued one image but no other details of the Swift Sport. The new car will have its motor show debut at the Frankfurt IAA.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 0.8% in H1 2017

20 July 2017

Up to the end of June, the Volkswagen Group handed almost 5.2m vehicles over to its customers. This corresponds to a rise of 0.8% compared with the previous year. In the month of June, new vehicle deliveries rose by 4.2% to 920,700. "June was a very...


just-auto Plus only VW China H1 2017 sales up 5.2%

20 July 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries results for the first half of 2017, which includes a record in June. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 315,300 (299,800,+5.2%) vehicles in the...


just-auto Plus only Fraunhofer Institute join Audi’s 25th Hour project

12 July 2017

What is a premium experience like in a self-driving car? Audi is researching this in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. In the futuristic driving simulator, the experts on human-machine interaction investigated, for...


New Audi A8 stresses autonomous drive

11 July 2017

Audi's new flagship A8 has been shown to a select audience at an 'Audi Summit' in Barcelona. The emphasis is on autonomous drive features and enhanced efficiency for the luxury saloon, which gets its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.


Stuttgart prosecutors eye Porsche over diesel

10 July 2017

Workers at Porsche and a US subsidiary company are being investigated for suspected fraud and false advertising related to diesel emissions, the Stuttgart prosecutor's office was reported to have said.


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 1% in June 2017

10 July 2017

Audi AG increased sales in June in all its three largest sales markets. In China (+1.7%), the company returned to growth. In the tightening US market, the Four Rings saw business continue to grow substantially, up 5.3%. Sales also increased year-on-year in...


VW develops VR applications for production

7 July 2017

Volkswagen Group says it has developed virtual reality applications for production and logistics that enable several participants to meet in a VR room.


Audi employee arrested in Germany over diesel

7 July 2017

Munich prosecutors arrested an Audi employee this week on suspicion of fraud and false advertising in connection with the diesel emissions scandal.


VW pioneers HTC-powered virtual reality

6 July 2017

Following a test phase, the Volkswagen Group is claiming to be the first automaker to roll out virtual reality (VR) technology with the HTC Vive-VR system, enabling production and logistics staff to 'meet' in a VR 'room'.


VW recalling cars worldwide for brake check

6 July 2017

According to local media reports, 766,000 Volkswagen group vehicles will be recalled worldwide for a brake control system software update.


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales up 5.3% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Audi of America reported a June sales increase of 5.3% to 19,416 vehicles, as the all-new Q5 and the all-new-to-the-US. A5 Sportback helped drive the demand. June was the 78th consecutive month of record sales for Audi of America and the third-best sales...


VW France mis-reported sales for years

3 July 2017

Volkswagen France massaged sales figures reported to German HQ for four years, media reports said.


World premieres at the 2017 Goodwood FoS

3 July 2017

The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 29 June and 2 July inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


Audi chooses Valeo mild hybrid technology

30 June 2017

Audi will introduce Valeo's micro-hybrid 'stop-and-start" systems in its RS5 sports coupe, a media report said.


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 news

Audi to modify 850,000 diesel vehicles

24 July 2017

Following last week's announcement Daimler would spend EUR220m updating 3m Mercedes-Benz diesel v...


IAA world debuts - Jaguar XJR575

24 July 2017

Suzuki has issued one image but no other details of the Swift Sport. The new car will have its mo...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 0.8% in H1 2017

20 July 2017

Up to the end of June, the Volkswagen Group handed almost 5.2m vehicles over to its customers. Th...


just-auto Plus only VW China H1 2017 sales up 5.2%

20 July 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries results for the first half of 2017, which includes a...


just-auto Plus only Fraunhofer Institute join Audi’s 25th Hour project

12 July 2017

What is a premium experience like in a self-driving car? Audi is researching this in collaboratio...


New Audi A8 stresses autonomous drive

11 July 2017

Audi's new flagship A8 has been shown to a select audience at an 'Audi Summit' in Barcelona. The...



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