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Bentley, Lamborghini & Bugatti future models

21 November 2016

Following the reviews of Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda and SEAT, the fifth of a six-part series concerning the Volkswagen Group's brands examines Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti. Porsche will be the final chapter.


ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

16 July 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.


ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

17 February 2015

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA.


Volkswagen - 2Q14 results insight

1 August 2014

The VW Group that operates eight passenger car brands, three truck brands and one motorcycle brand, reported solid 2Q14 results. Sabine Blümel takes a closer look at the group's passenger car business.

Latest interviews


Q&A with BorgWarner

27 April 2010

The VW Group pioneered dual clutch technology and continues to push dual-clutch technology in Europe. BorgWarner played a key role in the development of VW's DSG 6-speed automatic gearbox, which combines the smoothness of a state-of-the-art torque converter with the fuel efficiency of a lighter and cheaper to manufacture 6-speed manual. BorgWarner is continuing to push back the technical boundaries of dual-clutch innovations. Its DualTronic clutch and transmission control technology enables a conventional, manual gearbox to function as a fully automatic transmission while delivering improved fuel efficiency and enjoyable drive experience. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Bob Blakely, marketing director of BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems.


Q&A with Ricardo on transmissions

29 May 2007

Two years ago, Bugatti unveiled details of its revolutionary seven-speed twin-clutch DSG gearbox, subsequently launched in its Veyron car. Developed by Ricardo, the unit handles the massive torque produced by the Veyron’s 1001bhp 16-cylinder engine. Since then, Ricardo has been pushing back the technical boundaries of dual-clutch systems. Matthew Beecham talked to Ricardo’s Lee Sykes, Global Product Group Director, Transmissions and Drivelines, Jim Hey, Chief Programme Engineer, Transmissions and Drivelines, and Jon Wheals, Chief Engineer, Innovation, about what we could expect to see emerging from the development house.

Latest news


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...


VW to start emissions recall in January

7 October 2015

Volkswagen will launch a recall for cars affected by its diesel emissions crisis in January and complete the fix by the end of next year, new chief executive Matthias Mueller told a German newspaper.


Driveline specialist DSD sets up shop in Michigan

2 June 2014

UK automotive engineering consultancy, Drive System Design (DSD), is establishing engineering and sales offices in Michigan to provide improved support for its growing customer base in North America, the company announced on Monday (2 June).


Former Bentley chief returns for another round

15 April 2014

Volkswagen Group motorsport chief Wolfgang Dürheimer is to become chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors from 1 June, 2014, replacing Wolfgang Schreiber, who will take up a new position within the group.


FRANKFURT: VW eyes commercials for US

11 September 2013

Volkswagen may launch commercial vehicles in the United States in future, as part of steps to expand its core brand in the world's second largest vehicle market.


VW opens R&D centre in US for future models

21 August 2012

Volkswagen has opened its US$27m technical centre in California to expand its engineering capabilities.


VW opens R&D centre in US for future models

21 August 2012

Volkswagen has opened a $27 million (21.7 million euro) technical centre in California to expand its engineering capabilities in the region as part of a push to accelerate US sales.


Multiple additions to Pebble Beach Concours list

20 August 2012

The 61st Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance took place on the lawns of the famous Californian golf club on 19 August. The global debuts of many cars took place there as well as at other events elsewhere on the Monterey Peninsula.


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Volkswagen Group makes extensive structural and management realignment

6 June 2012

Volkswagen is giving extra momentum to its Strategy 2018 with an extensive structural and management realignment. "Our company has grown strongly and become more international in recent years. This fundamental reorganization is the right response to the...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Kevin Rose appointed board member for sales and marketing at Bentley Motors Ltd.

28 March 2012

Kevin Rose (55) has been appointed Board Member for Sales and Marketing at Bentley Motors Ltd. effective June 1, 2012. Rose is currently Executive Vice President for Sales at FAW-VW Sales Company in Changchun (China). Rose succeeds Alasdair Stewart (48), who...


Historic list of Geneva show global debuts

8 March 2012

Our summary of world premiere concepts and production models which appeared for the first time at the Geneva motor show's 6 March press day.


just-auto Plus only US: Ricardo wins further Bugatti DCT production contract

27 January 2012

Bugatti has placed a further contact for the production of the advanced, award-winning Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) system of its iconic Veyron supercar. The new order represents a further two years of production for the DCT unit - which was designed in...


GM top automaker again

20 January 2012

General Motors reclaimed the title of world's biggest carmaker title in 2011 after Toyota production was reduced as a result of the 11 March earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the Thai floods late in the year, effects of which are still ongoing.


EC clears Volkswagen JV with D'Iteren

21 December 2011

European Commission (EC) officials have cleared under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture between Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) and the Belgian company D'Ieteren for the provision of financial services related to the sale of Volkswagen group vehicles on the Belgian market.


just-auto Plus only UK: Ricardo shortlisted in prestigious 2011 Manufacturer of the Year Awards

4 October 2011

It has been announced today that Ricardo is among six companies - including Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Ashwoods Automotive - nominated in the 'Innovation & Design' category. Ricardo's citation for the award focuses on the new Ricardo High Performance...


just-auto Plus only UK: Celebrating the greenest, meanest and leanest

21 July 2011

Ricardo's new High Performance Assembly Facility was formally declared open today at the Shoreham Technical Centre, UK, by local Member of Parliament Tim Loughton. This brand-new state-of-the-art production facility provides a near clean room production...


just-auto Plus only UK: Celebrating the greenest, meanest and leanest

20 July 2011

Ricardo's new High Performance Assembly Facility was formally declared open today at the Shoreham Technical Centre, UK, by local Member of Parliament Tim Loughton. This brand-new state-of-the-art production facility provides a near clean room production...


BW finalises acquisition of Haldex traction system

20 May 2011

Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner has completed its acquisition of the Traction Systems division of Haldex Group.


Volkswagen starts on California emissions lab

12 May 2011

Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has broken ground for a new 63,000 sq ft lab in Oxnard, California, that will house auto emissions testing and powertrain development for the group brands Volkswagen, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti. The $25 million lab will replace an existing facility in Westlake Village near Los Angeles.


just-auto Plus only US: Ford promotes Ford PowerShift

21 April 2011

With gasoline already more than $4 per gallon in some American cities, the new fuel-saving dual dry-clutch Ford PowerShift six-speed automatic is the right transmission at the right time. Ford PowerShift - the company's most sophisticated transmission ever -...


just-auto Plus only US: BorgWarner finalises acquisition of Haldex Traction System

3 February 2011

BorgWarner has completed its acquisition of the Traction Systems division of Haldex Group. From production facilities in Sweden, Mexico and Hungary, Haldex Traction Systems supplies its leading front-wheel drive based all-wheel drive systems for passenger car...


Ferrari looking to lure India's urban elite

29 November 2010

Ferrari is to launch in India within six months according to a report in The Times of India, further evidence that global luxury brands are increasingly focusing on the country.


VW reshuffle brings new Bentley, Bugatti chief

29 November 2010

Bugatti and Bentley have a new chief and Porsche gets a new R&D head under VW group management changes announced on Monday.


PARIS: Industry shows confidence with concepts, EV

1 October 2010

Road-ready electric vehicles and other eco-friendly cars were the dominant theme of the 2010 Paris motor show.


Daimler confirms Bernhard for board

18 February 2010

Daimler has expanded its board of management to six members by appointing Wolfgang Bernhard to a newly created position heading Mercedes-Benz cars production and procurement as well as the Mercedes-Benz vans division he has run since early last year.


Carbon ceramic brake JV launched

29 May 2009

A new German-Italian joint venture making carbon ceramic brake discs and systems has been launched, following the granting of competition approval by the European Commission.


BorgWarner inks China dual clutch JV deal

15 January 2009

BorgWarner has inked a contract for a transmission joint venture with China Automobile Development United Investment (CDUI), a company owned by Chinese automakers FAW, SAIC, Dongfeng, Chery, ChangAn, Brilliance, Guangzhu, Changfeng, JAC, Geely, Polarsun and Great Wall Motor.


VW optimistic for 2009

2 October 2008

Volkswagen is experiencing one of its most successful business years ever and expects sales to grow further next year, despite the global economic downturn.


VW breaks through 6m unit barrier

14 January 2008

Volkswagen Group exceeded 6m vehicles sold for the first time in 2007, a rise of almost 8% over a year earlier.


Volkswagen unit renamed

13 December 2007

Volkswagen of America is changing its name to Volkswagen Group of America from 1 January.

Bugatti news

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...


Bentley, Lamborghini & Bugatti future models

21 November 2016

Following the reviews of Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda and SEAT, the fifth of a six-part series...


VW to start emissions recall in January

7 October 2015

Volkswagen will launch a recall for cars affected by its diesel emissions crisis in January and c...


ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

16 July 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Y...


ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

17 February 2015

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the lat...


Volkswagen - 2Q14 results insight

1 August 2014

The VW Group that operates eight passenger car brands, three truck brands and one motorcycle bran...



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