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Brands related to this company: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT, Škoda, Volkswagen

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ANALYSIS - Kodiaq and future Škoda SUVs

7 June 2017

Škoda is making big money and ever more vehicles, while extra models - including more SUVs - are on the way. There is no doubting the steady rise in sales and ROI, but the question needs to be asked: does the new Kodiaq offer the value for money which has hitherto been one of the main reasons for the company's success?


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 - updated Leon and future SEAT models

8 May 2017

April was a great month for SEAT, with double digit percentage rises in the brand's top three markets of Spain, Germany and Britain. The Ibiza and Ateca were part of the reason for a surge to 41,400 SEAT registrations. So too was an updated Leon, deliveries of which are now gathering pace in all European countries.


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.

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Volkswagen head of compact cars on Tiguan Allspace

19 April 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed a Volkswagen Tiguan to take a closer look and got the inside story from Dr Jochen Böhle, head of product development for Volkswagen’s compact car line-up.


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.

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Five Volkswagen I.D. electric cars coming - report

23 June 2017

A Dutch website has published what appears to be a Volkswagen presentation which details plans for the I.D. range of electric cars. According to a slide, there will be five EVs for various regions between 2019 and 2022.


VW to buy back European diesels in specific cases

23 June 2017

Volkswagen has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to appeal a German court ruling backing plaintiffs' calls for compensation, 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.


IAA world debuts - Kia Stonic official details

20 June 2017

Kia Motors has announced official details of the Stonic, the new B-SUV which will be aimed at buyers in multiple regions.


VW Slovakia union talks collapse as strike looms

19 June 2017

Volkswagen Slovakia is facing massive industrial action tomorrow (20 June) as thousands of workers walk out at 06:00 in support of a 16% wage claim, a hike derided as 'absurd' by management.


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.


Volkswagen unveils new Polo in Berlin

16 June 2017

Volkswagen has shown its new sixth generation Polo in Berlin.


Volkswagen Group YTD sales flat

16 June 2017

Volkswagen Group has delivered 4.2m vehicles to customers since the beginning of the year, "on a par with the level for the previous year".


just-auto Plus only VW Chattanooga makes leadership changes

16 June 2017

Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations announced on 15 June 2017 that Christian Koch has completed his assignment as the head of the Chattanooga operations and will return to Germany to pursue his next assignment with the Company. During his...


VW's Slovak plant workers call strike

15 June 2017

VW's Slovak plant workers have voted to take strike action over pay, according to reports.


Extended warranty, no compo for Europe VW diesels

15 June 2017

Volkswagen has agreed to offer an extra two year guarantee to European owners of its diesel cars but no compensation in talks with Europe's consumer affairs chief over its cheating on emissions tests, a European Commission spokesman has said.


GAZ and VW Rus ink manufacturing extension to 2025

15 June 2017

Volkswagen Group Rus and GAZ have signed an extension of their manufacturing agreement for Volkswagen and Škoda cars in Russia to 2025.


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.


Volkswagen shows teaser image of new Polo

14 June 2017

Volkswagen is revealing the new Polo in Berlin this Friday (June 16, 2017) and has issued a teaser image.


just-auto Plus only VW CV global sales up 5.4% till May

14 June 2017

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 204,800 light commercial vehicles worldwide up to the end of May. This represents an increase of 5.4% compared with the same period last year. In Western Europe, deliveries to customers increased by 6.5% in the first...


just-auto Plus only SEAT worldwide sales up 11.9% in May 2017

13 June 2017

SEAT continues to post double-digit growth. In the first five months of the year, the carmaker sold 201,300 vehicles worldwide, which is 13.9% more than in the same period last year (176,700). In May, SEAT delivered 42,600 vehicles (2016: 38,100), which...


VW, MAN, Truck and Bus reshuffle executives

12 June 2017

Volkswagen Truck & Bus and MAN Truck & Bus will see a reshuffle of key executive board positions as of 1 July, 2017.


German watchdog to eye Porsche emissions

12 June 2017

The German transport ministry has ordered the KBA watchdog agency to examine emissions of VW unit and sports car maker Porsche, a ministry spokesman told a news agency on Monday (12 June) following a critical media report.


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.


VW brand sales flat year on year

9 June 2017

Volkswagen brand sales rose 3.5% year on year in May to 513,500 vehicles worldwide.


just-auto Plus only VWoA appoints new executive vice president, Sales

9 June 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) announced the appointment of Derrick Hatami, as executive vice president, Sales and Marketing, effective 12 June 2017. In this role, Derrick will be responsible for setting and driving the sales, marketing, product planning and...


Skoda starts car-sharing programme in Poland

8 June 2017

Skoda is to start a car sharing scheme in Poland under the brand name Omni.


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....


VW sees progress on voluntary workforce reduction

7 June 2017

Volkswagen has said that it has almost achieved its target of 9,300 jobs being removed from the company by early retirement.


SEAT aims to slash environmental footprint

7 June 2017

VW Group brand SEAT is aiming to reduce by half its environmental footprint by 2025, compared with its 2010 consumption and emissions figures.


MOIA takes over Finnish company Split Finland

6 June 2017

MOIA, the new mobility company in the Volkswagen Group, is taking over the Finnish software company Split Finland Oy.


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 VW R GmbH/Zubehör GmbH appoints new MD

2 June 2017

With effect from 1 June 2017, Jost Capito (58) is to be managing director of Volkswagen R GmbH and Volkswagen Zubehör GmbH. Volkswagen R GmbH is the competence centre for design- and performance-oriented products of the Volkswagen brand. Volkswagen...

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Five Volkswagen I.D. electric cars coming - report

23 June 2017

A Dutch website has published what appears to be a Volkswagen presentation which details plans fo...


VW to buy back European diesels in specific cases

23 June 2017

Volkswagen has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software af...


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...


IAA world debuts - Kia Stonic official details

20 June 2017

Kia Motors has announced official details of the Stonic, the new B-SUV which will be aimed at buy...


VW Slovakia union talks collapse as strike looms

19 June 2017

Volkswagen Slovakia is facing massive industrial action tomorrow (20 June) as thousands of worker...


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 –...



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