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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.


Audi A5 cabriolet UK deliveries start

11 April 2017

Just as spring, or what passes for it, takes effect (we had a weekend of summer temperatures in some parts of the UK), Audi dealers are preparing to deliver the first of the new A5 cabriolets which join the coupe and Sportback (five-door liftback) in the redesigned range. Drop-top orders opened last February.


Audi builds a new body shop for latest alloy A8

5 April 2017

For anyone that still thinks vehicle body design is simply a matter of rolling out some steel sheet, bashing it a few times and spot welding the resultant frame and panel parts into a car, let he or she come to Audi. And marvel at an 'Aluminium Space Frame' body destined for the redesigned A8, out later this year, that contains no fewer than 29 different materials. Knocked together with 14 joining processes.


VW seeking UK segment leadership with updated Golf

4 April 2017

The updated Golf is now available in UK dealerships. As well as the facelift plus revisions to the interior which extend to class-first gesture controls, there are new engines too. The best selling individual variant is expected to be the GTD, powered by a 184PS version of the Volkswagen Group's 1,968cc four-cylinder diesel engine.

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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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Volkswagen Group expands digital supply chain

28 April 2017

Volkswagen Group Procurement's global supplier network currently includes about 40,000 partners and the group business platform ONE, which was developed to make cooperation with all these partners even leaner and more efficient in the future, is now live, the automaker announced.


VW develops Coasting - Engine off function

28 April 2017

Volkswagen has shown a new coasting function for internal combustion engines, which shuts off the engine completely, at the Vienna Motor Symposium.


Fiesta knocks Golf off Europe's top seller perch

27 April 2017

European new car sales boomed in March 2017 with new registrations for the month totalling 1.93m units, a 10.8% rise year on year and a record for the month.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus global sales up 10% in Q1 2017

26 April 2017

In the first three months of 2017 Volkswagen Truck and Bus sold around 46,000 trucks and buses of the MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands. All three brands improved their unit sales on the previous year – for the Group as a...


VW gets probation and independent oversight

24 April 2017

A federal judge in Detroit has sentenced Volkswagen AG to three years' probation and independent oversight following the diesel emissions scandal as part of a US$4.3bn settlement announced in January.


Canadian courts approve VW diesel settlement

24 April 2017

At the same time as legal developments south of the border, Volkswagen Group Canada and Canadian class counsel announced both the Québec and Ontario courts have granted approval of the nationwide settlement agreement to resolve consumer claims in Canada related to the two litre diesel emissions "matter" for approximately 105,000 affected vehicles.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


VW Brazil to produce Polo, Virtus, SUV and pickup

21 April 2017

A daring offensive of four new model launches by 2019 in the price bracket BRL45,000/US$14,500 through BRL90,000/$29,000.


just-auto Plus only SEAT to further invest in Ibiza/Arona development

21 April 2017

SEAT has allocated EUR900m to investments and R&D expenses on the new Ibiza and Arona. Company president Luca de Meo made this announcement during the visit to the carmaker’s Martorell facilities by Catalonia’s Government President Carles...


just-auto Plus only SEAT appoints new vice president legal

21 April 2017

Luis Comas Martínez de Tejada (Barcelona, 1960) has been appointed as SEAT vice president for Legal Affairs and Governance effective 1 April 2017. From this new vice presidency, Comas will head the company's legal affairs, as well as the area of...


China premium car market growth ahead - Audi

20 April 2017

China's premium car market will grow by around half over the next decade, according to remarks made in Shanghai by Audi CEO Rupert Stadler.


Ex-Enron prosecutor to oversee US VW diesel deal

20 April 2017

Volkswagen, due to be sentenced this week in the US for rigging emissions tests, will get a court-approved monitor who is a former chief of the government's prosecution of Enron, a media report said.


Skoda shows first electric car in Shanghai

19 April 2017

Skoda has unveiled its first electric concept car in Shanghai. The VW Group owned brand said it will be introducing five purely electrically-powered cars by 2025, in addition to plug-in hybrid models.


IAA world debuts - Opel Grandland X

19 April 2017

Opel has revealed details of the Grandland X well in advance of its world premiere at the Frankfurt IAA in September.


FCA's Marchionne cool on VW tie-up

18 April 2017

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) chief Sergio Marchionne, in his latest reported remarks, has appeared to row back from recent comments suggesting he is seeking to rapidly strike a merger deal with another big OEM.


Volkswagen Group reports "significantly higher" Q1

18 April 2017

The operating result for the Volkswagen Group is "significantly higher than market expectations for the first quarter of 2017", the automaker announced.


VW sets out EV stall in Shanghai

18 April 2017

Volkswagen is gearing up to take on Tesla with four affordable, VW brand electric vehicles in the coming years plus Audi showing off an upscale battery-powered crossover it aims to introduce in 2019.


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales up 2.5% in March 2017

18 April 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered just under 2.5m new vehicles to customers in the first quarter of this year. In March, the Volkswagen Group handed over 990,900 vehicles to its customers. 'We finished the first quarter with good delivery figures for March....


just-auto Plus only VW Group China Q1 2017 sales down 6.7%

18 April 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced sales results for the first three months of 2017: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW- Volkswagen, the Group delivered 891,500 (955,500, (-)6.7%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland...


just-auto Plus only Solvay joins Bentley/Penso in FLAVA auto project

18 April 2017

Solvay is proud to be part of a consortium partnership with Bentley and Penso, that has been awarded a multi-million pound grant by the UK government Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) for the Flexible Lightweight Architecture for Volume Applications (FLAVA)...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales down 7.3% in Q1 2017

18 April 2017

Audi AG sold around 422,600 automobiles in the first quarter of 2017, 7.3% less than one year ago. International markets reported a mixed picture for the four rings: Western Europe(+2.4%) and North America(+8.6%) both registered the most successful start to...


VW to show crossover CUV concept at Shanghai

12 April 2017

Volkswagen is showing a crossover concept vehicle at Auto Shanghai 2017. The concept is the brand's first electrically powered crossover utility vehicle (CUV) – a four-door coupé and sport utility vehicle (SUV) in one.


Volkswagen brand deliveries rise in March

12 April 2017

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 557,400 vehicles worldwide in March, an increase of 2.5% compared with March of the previous year.


just-auto Plus only Skoda Q1 2017 global sales up 2.5%

12 April 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, Skoda sold more cars than ever before: Between January and March, the brand delivered 283,500 vehicles to customers (January-March 2016: 276,600) – 2.5% more than in the same period last year. In March, the deliveries rose...


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales up 14% in Q1 2017

12 April 2017

SEAT closed the first quarter of the year with its highest sales figure since 2001. Worldwide deliveries grew by 14.0% compared to the same period in 2016 to stand at 117,300 vehicles (2016: 102,900), or 14,400 more. SEAT delivered 53,200 cars in March, which...


just-auto Plus only Audi R8 LMS GT4 unveiled ahead of New York show

12 April 2017

Before the New York International Auto Show the Audi R8 LMS premiered in its GT4 version. Audi Sport GmbH’s customer racing program has been experiencing rapid growth. Audi has been offering the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car since 2009, followed by the second...


just-auto Plus only Audi expands its portfolio with two new Q models

12 April 2017

Audi is to expand its portfolio with two new Q models and has announced where they will be built: Production of the Audi Q8 will start in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2018 The first Audi Q4 will drive off the assembly line in Gyor (Hungary) in...


just-auto Plus only VW US recalls 2017 Audi A3/S3 vehicles

11 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V196000 Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 11,618 Summary Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Audi A3 and S3 Sedan vehicles. In a...


just-auto Plus only VW introduces 2018 Golf lineup at NYIAS

11 April 2017

Volkswagen’s award-winning Golf family receives styling, technology and driver assistance updates across the lineup. Each refreshed model sharpens its looks and adds even more value over the outgoing version. The revised Golf family goes on sale this...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles Q1 2017 global sales up 8%

11 April 2017

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 121,800 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first three months of the year and was able to show a growth of 8.0% compared to the previous year. Never before has the brand placed so many vehicles in customer hands in...

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Volkswagen Group expands digital supply chain

28 April 2017

Volkswagen Group Procurement's global supplier network currently includes about 40,000 partne...


VW develops Coasting - Engine off function

28 April 2017

Volkswagen has shown a new coasting function for internal combustion engines, which shuts off the...


Fiesta knocks Golf off Europe's top seller perch

27 April 2017

European new car sales boomed in March 2017 with new registrations for the month totalling 1.93m...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus global sales up 10% in Q1 2017

26 April 2017

In the first three months of 2017 Volkswagen Truck and Bus sold around 46,000 trucks and buses of...


VW gets probation and independent oversight

24 April 2017

A federal judge in Detroit has sentenced Volkswagen AG to three years' probation and independent...


Canadian courts approve VW diesel settlement

24 April 2017

At the same time as legal developments south of the border, Volkswagen Group Canada and Canadian...



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