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THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW comes clean, JLR goes east

The really interesting stuff all happened as this week drew to a close - yesterday Volkswagen 'fessed up over the 'dieselgate' scandal and,...

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Skoda's new press shop

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...


Graeme Roberts | 6 Nov 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, this week Matthew Beecham talked with Detlef Jürss, group vice president and general manager Seating Components, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. Well worth a look if you haven't enjoyed yet. He's also talked to Schaeffler about smarter repairs.


Glenn Brooks | 14 Oct 2015

Reports are beginning to emerge which piece together the puzzle over the future of Forest, officially known as Audi Brussels. The plant, which once made the VW Polo, is now the base for all production of the Audi A1 and S1. Will the next generation cars also be made there?


Glenn Brooks | 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.


Glenn Brooks | 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.

Latest Interviews

Cat Dow | 1 Feb 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.


Calum MacRae | 14 Oct 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.

Latest News

Graeme Roberts | 17 Jun 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.


Graeme Roberts | 14 Jun 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.


Simon Warburton | 2 Jun 2016

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


Chris Wright | 2 Jun 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.


Simon Warburton | 2 Jun 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.


Simon Warburton | 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.


Graeme Roberts | 21 Apr 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).


Bill Cawthon | 4 Apr 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.


Graeme Roberts | 8 Mar 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.


Tony Pugliese | 8 Mar 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.


Graeme Roberts | 4 Mar 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.


Graeme Roberts | 3 Mar 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".


Graeme Roberts | 23 Feb 2016

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


Graeme Roberts | 23 Feb 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.


Dave Leggett | 19 Feb 2016

Audi says a completely driverless A8 whisked movie star Daniel Brühl to the red carpet at Berlin’s Berlinale Film Festival this week.


Graeme Roberts | 15 Feb 2016

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed details of the latest 1.7m vehicle recalls by two major German automakers and said a third also plans to recall multiple vehicles from model years dating back over a decade. All are fitted with driver side airbags with potentially faulty Takata inflators.


Graeme Roberts | 1 Feb 2016

In 2015 the European car market totalled 14.2m new registrations, an increase of 9.3% over 2014 full year results; the highest since 2009. The market benefited from the last two months of double-digit growth with December setting the highest positive monthly change of the last three years at 1.16m units. Therefore, the last quarter volume increase was the highest of the year, standing at 10.2% more than in Q4 2014, representing 3.42m cars sold in total. The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, SAAR, came in at 16.52m units.


Fernando Calmon | 15 Jan 2016

Despite operating at just a third of the capacity of the Araquari, Santa Catarina state, assembly plant, BMW has decided to start building the X4 crossover locally in the second half of this year.


Graeme Roberts | 13 Jan 2016

New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller faces a crucial meeting on Wednesday (13 January) with US regulators to discuss ways out of the emissions-cheating crisis, a day after the California Air Resources Board (CARB) rejected the automaker's initial proposed engine fix.


Tony Pugliese | 13 Jan 2016

New vehicle sales in China jumped by 15.4% to 2.8m units in December, from 2.4m units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.


Graeme Roberts | 11 Jan 2016

Volkswagen was expected to announce on Monday it is expanding its US goodwill diesel emissions compensation programme to tens of thousands of owners of larger diesel vehicles, the company's top US official told Reuters.


Glenn Brooks | 6 Jan 2016

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show saw the world premieres of various cars, concepts and automotive technologies as listed below. The press preview days were 5 and 6 January.

Latest blogs

Dave Leggett | 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.


Dave Leggett | 12 Feb 2015

Interesting development in the news at Audi. There's a robot on the assembly line that works with the humans.

Company research

Audi AG (NSU) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Audi AG (NSU) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Hungary Autos Report Q1 2016

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