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Porsche Panamera - the world's fastest diesel car

13 March 2017

Porsche says its new Panamera 4S is the world’s fastest diesel car. How fast? Top speed is 177mph and with launch control activated, zero to 62mph takes just 4.3 seconds.


ANALYSIS - VW Golf Clubsport & the next GTI

3 February 2017

The special edition Clubsport was created to commemorate four decades of the Gran Turismo (Fuel) Injection. With an engine which can produce up to 290PS, this is the most powerful front-wheel drive Golf currently on sale.


VW tries V6 TDI in Amarok to tackle dominant Hilux

25 January 2017

Is there a market for a £40,000 pick-up? There is. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ UK outpost is in fact so confident of the revised Amarok’s success that it has dropped the previous four-cylinder variants and installed a 3.0-litre V6 diesel in their place.


ANALYSIS - The four-cylinder Porsche Cayman S

13 January 2017

Emissions. Reading that word surely makes executives at Volkswagen Group divisions shudder. But sometimes its use is benign: the new 2.5-litre flat-four turbo in the Porsche 718 Cayman S is low on CO2, returns more than 35mpg in the real world and sounds like no other previous Porsche engine.

Latest interviews


VW Car-Net – an ecosystem of connected services

16 February 2017

Volkswagen’s Car-Net platform provides a variety of in-vehicle internet-based services, including remote vehicle access, roadside assistance, diagnostics and maintenance, and the ability to set speed and boundary alerts. To find out more, we caught up with Dr Marcus Heitmann, general manager for Volkswagen Car-Net.


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.


Harman on why partnering is essential - Q&A

16 December 2015

Harman recently partnered with Renesas to improve its in-vehicle network and infotainment solutions. Matthew Beecham caught-up with Harman’s Phil Eyler, Executive Vice President and President of Infotainment to find out how this alliance and others are supporting the brand in a highly competitive sector. In Part 2, we interview Harman’s EVP and President Lifestyle Audio Division Michael Mauser about the audio innovations it is bringing to the market to sustain growth.


GKN Driveline CEO on maintaining AWD leadership

30 November 2015

GKN Driveline’s new CEO, Phil Swash, talked with just-auto’s Calum MacRae to discuss the challenges of maintaining leadership in the AWD business and the potential opportunities the VW scandal presents to the automotive industry. Here’s the first part of that interview.

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just-auto Plus only VW US recalls Audi A5/S5 vehicles

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V150000 Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America Components: Seat Belts Potential number of units affected: 1,676 Summary Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet...


just-auto Plus only VW US recalls 2007-2010 Touareg vehicles

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V151000 Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America Components: Fuel system, Gasoline Potential number of units affected: 20,908 Summary Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2007-2010 Touareg vehicles. The...


just-auto Plus only VW/D-Wave first research project successful

21 March 2017

The Volkswagen Group is the world's first automaker to intensively test the use of quantum computers. Volkswagen is cooperating with leading quantum computing company specialist D-Wave Systems. At CeBIT 2017, the two companies announced their cooperation....


just-auto Plus only VW commercial vehicles sales up 3% in 2016

21 March 2017

Volkswagen Truck and Bus GmbH - which houses the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, and RIO brands - can look back on 2016 as a successful fiscal year. Sales of commercial vehicles increased by 3% to around 184,000 vehicles. This enabled...


just-auto Plus only SEAT/Aqualia create biofuel to reduce CO2 emission

21 March 2017

Turning wastewater into sustainable fuel. This is the answer to two environmental challenges, namely reusing an increasingly scarce resource, water, and finding alternative energies to counter episodes of severe pollution that impose traffic restrictions in...


VW Group global sales down 2.6% this year

20 March 2017

In the first two months of the year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 1.5m vehicles to its customers throughout the world, 0.9% down on the same period of last year. Despite the 'dieselgate' crisis, sales were up in North America. The main negative was China.


Porsche profit up 14% in 2016

20 March 2017

Porsche says that 2016 was the most successful year in the history of the company. In the 2016 financial year, Porsche AG achieved record highs in terms of deliveries, revenue, operating result and number of employees.


Frankfurt motor show world debuts - Audi A8

20 March 2017

The show itself might be almost six months away but a second Volkswagen Group division has announced a model debut for the IAA.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles YTD 2017 global sales up 2%

20 March 2017

In the first two months of this year Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 68,200 vehicles to customers worldwide. This represents an increase of 2.0% compared with the same period last year. In Western Europe deliveries increased by 3.0% in January and...


just-auto Plus only Audi Hungaria achieves EUR 7,136m revenue in 2016

20 March 2017

Audi Hungaria Zrt ended the year 2016 with solid results: The company's engine production operations built 1,926,638 engines (2015: 2,022,520). The automotive production side built a total of 122,975 automobiles (2015: 159,842), including the new models...


Piech mulls Porsche SE stake sale - reports

17 March 2017

Former Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech is negotiating the sale of his share of Porsche SE.


Magneti Marelli announces supply deals

17 March 2017

Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Technology divisions supply key components to new vehicle models, many of which were launched at this month's Geneva motor show.


VW cooperates with D-Wave on a research project

17 March 2017

Volkswagen Group claims it is the world's first automaker to use quantum computers, further expanding its digital competence for the future.


VW global sales down 2.6% in February 2017

17 March 2017

February 2017 Volkswagen brand sales worldwide fell 2.6% year on year to 384,100 units.


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales down 1.1% in February 2017

16 March 2017

Audi AG delivered around 125,100 automobiles in February. In North America (+16.1%) strong demand for the Audi A4 and the Q7 in particular once again translated into double-digit growth. Likewise in Europe (+1.9%), the Four Rings achieved the best start to the...


Audi plots electric and self-driving future

15 March 2017

VW Group premium brand Audi says it will launch several electric cars before 2020 and will also accelerate the development of self-driving vehicles.


"Diesel issue" and 'bag recalls cost Audi EUR1.8bn

15 March 2017

Audi Group booked a EUR1.8bn charge in 2016 to cover costs "for the resolution of the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue" and in connection with Takata airbag recalls. Even after these special items, operating profit was EUR3.1bn and operating return on sales 5.1%.


Prosecutors raid Audi facilities in Germany

15 March 2017

German prosecutors have searched Audi facilities in Germany in connection with the emissions cheating crisis - 'dieselgate' - that has hit VW Group.


Shanghai show debuts list - Geely Emgrand X1 B-SUV

15 March 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debuts list: an additional SUV for the Geely Emgrand brand.


Skoda global sales up 3.1% in February

15 March 2017

Skoda says it delivered 81,200 vehicles to customers worldwide in February, 3.1% more than in the same period last year (February 2016: 78,800).


just-auto Plus only VW India sales surge 58% in February 2017

15 March 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer has announced its monthly sales performance for February 2017, selling 3,965 units, which constitutes a 58% growth as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. Commenting on the sales...


Bullish VW chiefs talk bright financial future

14 March 2017

Dieselgate? Crisis? What crisis? The bullish attitude of top executives at Volkswagen AG's annual accounts press conference in Wolfsburg today belied the reputational damage, massive costs associated with still-ongoing recalls, diesel cars pulled from some markets and current legal action working its way through various courts on several continents.


Porsche Mission E to have range of variants

13 March 2017

The upcoming fully electric Porsche Mission E will be sold in a number of different model variants with differing power outputs, according to a report in Autocar.


VW and Tata confirm 'strategic alliance' MoU

10 March 2017

Volkswagen and Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors have confirmed they signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to eye cooperation opportunities.


just-auto Plus only VW Arteon pre sales begin in Germany

10 March 2017

Just two days after its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show, pre-sales of the new Arteon start on 9 March 2017 in Germany. Available to order and configure at launch are the two most powerful petrol and diesel engines – a TSI delivering...


just-auto Plus only New SEAT Ibiza makes its world debut at Swiss show

10 March 2017

SEAT’s global sales continue with their double digit growth. In February, the Spanish brand made another jump, with deliveries that reached 31,800 vehicles, which represents +10.8% versus the same month of 2016. In the year-to-date, sales grew by 13.6%...


just-auto Plus only Bosch reaches settlement for US consumer classes

10 March 2017

Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC ("Bosch") have reached a settlement (the "Bosch Settlement") with counsel for the consumer classes related to allegations that defeat device software was installed to bypass emissions standards in...


JLR owner Tata Motors signs technical MoU with VW

9 March 2017

Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors has signed a memorandum of understanding with Volkswagen Group, according to an Indian media report.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


GENEVA - VW CEO not open to FCA merger talks

8 March 2017

Volkswagen has strongly rejected any suggestion it is open to merger talks with Fiat Chrysler.

Volkswagen Group news

just-auto Plus only VW US recalls Audi A5/S5 vehicles

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V150000 Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America Components: Seat Bel...


just-auto Plus only VW US recalls 2007-2010 Touareg vehicles

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V151000 Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America Components: Fuel sys...


just-auto Plus only VW/D-Wave first research project successful

21 March 2017

The Volkswagen Group is the world's first automaker to intensively test the use of quantum co...


just-auto Plus only VW commercial vehicles sales up 3% in 2016

21 March 2017

Volkswagen Truck and Bus GmbH - which houses the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e &Ocir...


just-auto Plus only SEAT/Aqualia create biofuel to reduce CO2 emission

21 March 2017

Turning wastewater into sustainable fuel. This is the answer to two environmental challenges, nam...


VW Group global sales down 2.6% this year

20 March 2017

In the first two months of the year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 1.5m vehicles to its customer...



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