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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.


AI and the future automotive experience

12 January 2017

The recent CES included a number of innovations and concepts pitched at the emerging world of autonomous drive. However, we also heard of new concepts that utilise artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the vision of the autonomous future.

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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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Geneva show debuts list - Hyundai i30 Wagon

17 February 2017

The i30 estate will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Hyundai has announced.


Chinese Audi dealers demand US$4bn to cover losses

17 February 2017

Audi dealers in China are demanding CNY28bn yuan ($4bn) to cover losses over the past three years that they blame on the automaker adding too many distributors, potentially worsening a sales decline that saw BMW and Mercedes-Benz overtake the luxury brand last month, Bloomberg reported.


Yet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 February 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debuts list. Astonishingly, the poor selling Citroën C5 is to be given yet another facelift.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles January 2017 sales up 12.1%

17 February 2017

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles started the New Year with a delivery increase of 12.1%. This corresponds to 35,000 vehicles delivered to customers around the world in January. Western Europe remains the largest sales market with 24,200 vehicles...


just-auto Plus only SEAT January 2017 global sales up 16.5%

17 February 2017

SEAT’s worldwide sales continue to grow in 2017. After finishing 2016 with the fourth consecutive annual increase, and adding a cumulative growth of nearly 30% since 2012, SEAT posted the best January results since 2003. The brand delivered 32,300 cars...


VW's three-litre compo plan gets preliminary US go

16 February 2017

A federal judge this week has granted preliminary approval to Volkswagen's plan to pay at least US$1.22bn to fix or buy back nearly 80,000 polluting three-litre diesel vehicles in the United States.


just-auto Plus only Audi worldwide sales in January 2017 down 13.5%

16 February 2017

Audi AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe (up 3.1% to 61,800 units) and North America (up 11.8% to 16,200 units). Sales in China fell by 35.3% to 35,181 cars. In the last month, Audi...


VW/Mobileye join to create navigation data

14 February 2017

Volkswagen and Mobileye are planning to implement a new navigation standard for autonomous driving starting in 2018.


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 2.4% in January 2017

14 February 2017

Skoda seamlessly continues last year’s record results: In January, the Czech car manufacturer delivered 93,800 vehicles to customers worldwide, 2.4% more than in the same period last year (January 2016: 91,600) and more than in any January before. Skoda...


VW turnaround talks broken off

13 February 2017

Talks between Volkswagen and unions over a turn-around plan have been broken off, media reports on Monday said.


VW CEO writes to frazzled staff - report

13 February 2017

Volkswagen chief executive officer Matthias Mueller reportedly has sought to calm nerves at the automaker as disputes with labour leaders and allegations from former chairman Ferdinand Piech threatened to disrupt efforts to overcome its diesel-cheating scandal.


just-auto Plus only VW selects Sierra Wireless modules

10 February 2017

Sierra Wireless a leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), on 9 February 2017 announced that Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR Series modules and the Legato software platform for its...


just-auto Plus only VW Group weighing steps against ex-chairman

9 February 2017

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG emphatically repudiates the assertions made by Ferdinand Piëch as reported recently in the media. A similar account, which alongside the former CEO was directed above all against a number of current and former...


just-auto Plus only VW Touran tops 2016 MPV sales in Europe

8 February 2017

Volkswagen's Touran is for the first time Europe's most successful MPV. As ascertained by renowned market research company IHS Automotive, the Touran asserted itself on the European Continent as the top selling MPV with a total of more than 112,000 new...


German fleet operator to sue VW over emissions

6 February 2017

A German company running a fleet of Volkswagen vehicles is planning to sue the company for misrepresenting its vehicles as environment friendly.


Bosch US$328m diesel settlement but no liability

3 February 2017

Bosch has followed hard on the heels of Volkswagen in reaching civil settlements of US$328m in the US in connection with VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles, although the German supplier is at pains to stress "no acknowledgement of the alleged facts, no acceptance of any liability."


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales increase 11% in January 2016

3 February 2017

Audi of America’s January sales increased 11% to 13,201 vehicles. Both SUVs and sedans performed well, with the Q3, Q5 SUVs and the A4 and A6 sedan models leading the volume gains. After its seventh consecutive year of record sales in the US, Audi...


VW agrees settlement with private plaintiffs/USFTC

2 February 2017

Parent company Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America said they had reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims regarding around 78,000 affected vehicles with three-litre TDI V6 diesel engines in the United States.


just-auto Plus only VWoA sales increase 17.1% in January 2017

2 February 2017

Volkswagen of America, (VWoA) on 1 February 2017 reported sales of 23,510 units delivered in January 2017. This marks a 17.1% increase over January 2016. Golf: January 2017 - 1,213 units; January 2016 - 986 units; YoY change - 23.0%; January 17 YTD - 1,213...


just-auto Plus only Porsche US sells 4,602 vehicles in January 2017

2 February 2017

Porsche Cars North America, (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the US, delivered 4,602 vehicles in January. This was the strongest...


VW beats Toyota as global volume leader in 2016

30 January 2017

Volkswagen Group has edged Toyota to claim top spot in global vehicle sales in 2016


VW's head of compliance exits after 'differences'

27 January 2017

Volkswagen Group's head of compliance, Dr Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, is leaving her post after disagreements with senior managers at the crisis-hit company.


just-auto Plus only SEAT Ibiza surpasses 5.4m sales since launch

27 January 2017

Four generations and more than 5.4 million units sold. In three decades, the SEAT Ibiza has accumulated four generations. It is the top-selling Spanish passenger car – to date, more than 5.4 million units have been sold. If they were arranged in a...


Audi strike bellwether for Hungary labour pressure

26 January 2017

Hungary's Association of Automotive Component Manufacturers (MAJOSZ) says today's (26 January) walkout by Audi workers in the country is symptomatic of severe wage pressure being exerted from dire labour shortages.


just-auto Plus only Yanfeng opens new automotive interiors facility

20 January 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors officially opened its new manufacturing facility on 19 January 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to support Volkswagen Chattanooga. This new facility represents an investment of US$55m, and creates 325 new jobs. Yanfeng’s new...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus sales up 3% in 2016

20 January 2017

Volkswagen Truck & Bus sold around 184,000 trucks and buses under the MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands in fiscal year 2016. This marks a 3% increase over the previous year. Of this, MAN Truck & Bus accounted for...


just-auto Plus only VW global CV sales surge 11.4% in 2016

20 January 2017

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has handed over 480,064 vehicles to customers worldwide in the 2016 financial year. This represents an increase of 11.4% compared to the previous year (430,900 vehicles). In particular, in Western Europe Volkswagen Commercial...


just-auto Plus only Audi Mexican plant rolls off 8-millionth Audi

20 January 2017

Audi is celebrating a special milestone that also is a fitting occasion for this time of year: rolling off the production line at the new plant in San José Chiapa is the 8 millionth Audi with quattro drive – the technology that delivers a big,...


Former VW CEO cagey on emissions cheat timing

19 January 2017

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has declined to tell German lawmakers when he first learned of diesel emissions test cheating but said it was no earlier than VW has officially admitted.


Audi delays JV talks with SAIC Motor until 2018

18 January 2017

Volkswagen announced this week it will further delay collaboration talks between Audi and China’s SAIC Motor in a move designed to appease existing dealers and its current Chinese partner FAW Group.

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Geneva show debuts list - Hyundai i30 Wagon

17 February 2017

The i30 estate will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Hyundai has announced. Info...


Chinese Audi dealers demand US$4bn to cover losses

17 February 2017

Audi dealers in China are demanding CNY28bn yuan ($4bn) to cover losses over the past three years...


Yet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 February 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debu...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles January 2017 sales up 12.1%

17 February 2017

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles started the New Year with a delivery increase of 12.1%. This corre...


just-auto Plus only SEAT January 2017 global sales up 16.5%

17 February 2017

SEAT’s worldwide sales continue to grow in 2017. After finishing 2016 with the fourth conse...


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...



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