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News that Škoda is building a new, energy-efficient press shop at its main factory in Mladá Boleslav drew a lot of eyes to just-auto.com thi...
Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, this week Matthew Beecham talked with Detlef Jürss, group vice presiden...
| 7 Oct 2015
Suddenly, the full-sized luxury sedan segment is roaring back to life. Forget the economic stalling in some parts of the world and instead see what's happening in the US, in Europe, in India, in Japan - luxury limousines are big business again, and Audi is ready to take on the S-Class and the new BMW 7er with a revised A8 and S8 range, including the new S8 plus.
| 23 Sep 2015
In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.
| 21 Aug 2015
The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in BSD, a new commercial centre some 30km west of central Jakarta. Tony Pugliese was there.
| 21 Aug 2015
Electric powertrain technology comes with a number of drawbacks - mainly surrounding battery performance issues - but it is interesting to see different OEM strategies emerging.
| 18 Nov 2015
Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Fritz Schweindl, Director Advanced Engineering International Automotive Components (IAC) Europe. IAC is a global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim.
| 30 Oct 2015
ZeroLight is the new visualisation partner to Audi AG. Matthew Beecham caught up with the real-time 3D visualisation specialist's marketing director, Jason Collins, to discuss the game-changing technology, its potential impact on the evolving marketplace and why the automotive industry is already sitting up and taking notice.
| 27 Nov 2015
Samsung Electronics has won a contract to supply memory chips to Volkswagen's Audi, after earlier signing a strategic partnership agreement with the automaker.
| 25 Nov 2015
Volkswagen Group announced on Wednesday fixes for 1.6- and two-litre EA 189 diesel engines that give false emissions readings, saying it would need all of 2016 to carry out the recalls. The measures are for Europe only and do not apply to US models.
| 24 Nov 2015
Volkswagen has said it has German approval to repair about 70% of its 'rigged' diesel engines and made a deal with US regulators to resubmit questionable software in other vehicles for review.
| 24 Nov 2015
Edmunds.com has forecast 1,331,415 new cars and trucks will be sold in the US in November for an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 18.3m, both records for the month. The projected sales will be an 8.3% decrease from October 2015, but a 2.5% increase from November 2014.
| 6 Nov 2015
Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea rose by 6% year-on-year to 17,423 units in October, much slower than the doubled-digit growth seen in previous months, according to data released by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association.
| 5 Nov 2015
Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed UK new car registrations dropped for the first time in more than three and a half years as market growth levelled off in October 2015. 177,664 new cars were registered in the month, a dip of 1.1% on last year’s figure and following a record 43 consecutive months of growth. Year to date data showed the new car market is up 6.4% to 2,274,550 cars - the best YTS result on record.
| 20 Oct 2015
Audi plans to invest HUF32bn (US$117.6m) in its Gyor plant in Hungary, the country's foreign minister Peter Szijjarto has said.
| 13 Oct 2015
Audi has started production in Curitiba in the Brazilian federal state of Parana. This latest of 13 assembly factories worldwide is the first in South America.
| 13 Oct 2015
Former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn, who quit last month, will step down from his remaining posts related to the company, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and TV stations NDR and WDR reported, without citing sources. The resignations are expected in the coming days, as soon as a few remaining formalities have been dealt with, they said, according to Reuters.
| 12 Oct 2015
Audi is to launch an A4 Avant g-tron in 2016 as part of its expansion of the line that uses CNG or Audi's synthetically produced 'e-gas'.
| 12 Oct 2015
Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea rose by almost 20% to 20,381 units in September, from 17,027 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association.
| 8 Oct 2015
Volkswagen, embroiled in an expanding scandal over its intentional cheating of Environmental Protection Agency emission standards with a so-called defeat device, has at least temporarily abandoned plans to include diesel models in its 2016 lineup, a media report said. The decision came to light late after Volkswagen's US chief executive, Michael Horn, released written copies of testimony he is expected to give before Congress on Thursday (8 October).
| 7 Oct 2015
The number of Volkswagen Group vehicles sold in Australia fitted with devices designed to mask the level of emissions has risen to more than 90,000 from 77,000, to include the Audi brand, a media report said.
| 28 Sep 2015
German prosecutors have launched an investigation into former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn as a result of the diesel emissions-rigging scandal, according to multiple media reports on Monday (28 September).
| 23 Sep 2015
An official with the United States' Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly told the Detroit News that vehicles powered by the Volkswagen Group's 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine are being tested for potential exhaust emissions irregularities.
| 22 Sep 2015
Volkswagen, clearly in damage control mode, has said it "is working at full speed to clarify irregularities concerning a particular software used in diesel engines" and "to cover the necessary service measures and other efforts to win back the trust of our customers", plans to book a charge "of some EUR6.5bn" in the third quarter of this financial year.
| 21 Sep 2015
Volkswagen has told US dealers to halt sales of some 2015 diesel cars after US government regulators found software it designed for the affected vehicles gave false emissions data and ordered a recall of close to a half million cars, the company said on Sunday, announcing it had launched an investigation. In a statement on Sunday, VW CEO Martin Winterkorn said: "I personally am deeply sorry that we have broken the trust of our customers and the public."
| 18 Sep 2015
You might have expected a sombre mood at the Frankfurt show with Chinese market growth down to a trickle, the Russian and Brazilian markets still basket cases, uncertainty in Europe over the economic effects of the migrant crisis and dire warnings about a possible recession in the US, but there was not a hint of it. Auto industry executives, and especially those from the German premium brands, were in buoyant mood, insisting that it would be business as usual.
| 18 Sep 2015
Audi is thinking about assembling engines in India as it plans to increase its footprint in the country. CEO Ruper Stadler said: "The Indian market is developing very well. Now, we also have political stability.
| 14 Sep 2015
Dongfeng Nissan Auto Sales Company, a joint venture between Nissan Motor and Chian’s Dongfeng Motor, has been fined a total of CNY123m (US$19.3) by Chinese regulators for braking the country’s anti-monopoly laws.
| 11 Sep 2015
Audi says its global sales edged up to 128,650 cars (+2.7% on last year) in the month of August. However, the premium brand also reported adverse developments in a number of key markets.
| 9 Sep 2015
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has told reporters that the brand saw 'good showroom traffic' in China in August, echoing remarks made by other company bosses that China's automotive sector may have weathered the worst of the country's recent economic volatility.
| 11 May 2015
When you think of Audi what springs to mind? For me, it's still the elegance, performance and advanced technologies typified by the first generation A8 that came to market in the mid-90s.
| 12 Feb 2015
Interesting development in the news at Audi. There's a robot on the assembly line that works with the humans.
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