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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.


Did CES trump Detroit for future vision?

9 January 2017

As the Detroit International Auto Show opens its doors this week you could argue that the year’s most significant industry event has already taken place around 1,700 miles south west - in Las Vegas.


ANALYSIS - The CFRP & aluminium Audi R8 V10 plus

19 December 2016

It might have a 449kW (610PS) V10 engine but without its lightweight hybrid platform, the Audi R8 V10 plus wouldn't have such devastating performance. How devastating? Top speed is 330km/h (205mph) and zero to 100km/h takes just 3.2 seconds.

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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.


Q&A:RKLAB AG on a new approach to clean up diesels

22 October 2015

As the auto industry searches for affordable routes to lower emissions, Matthew Beecham spoke to Gavin Houghton, managing director of RKLAB AG to learn more about its timely breakthrough in diesel fuel injector technology.

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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.


Shanghai show debuts list - Mini JCW Countryman

18 January 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been announced, this time from Mini.


just-auto Plus only Samsung Exynos processors selected for Audi

18 January 2017

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, on 18 January 2017 announced its participation in the Audi Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP) as a partner supplier of Exynos processors, its own System-on-Chip (SoC) solution, for...


Audi-FAW JV to include EVs

17 January 2017

Audi plans to "significantly" the range of models produced locally at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified vehicles.


Geneva show debut - BMW, Jaguar & Opel premieres

17 January 2017

The Opel Crossland X and Jaguar XF estate will have their motor show debuts in Geneva, as will facelifts for all variants in the BMW 4 Series range.


just-auto Plus only Lamborghini worldwide sales up 7% in 2016

17 January 2017

In Fiscal Year 2016 (1 January - 31 December), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. set another historic sales record. With 3,457 cars delivered to customers around the world, the Italian super sports car producer surpassed the 3,400 units mark for the first time....


Trump threatens German OEMs with 35% US tariffs

16 January 2017

US president-elect Donald Trump has warned German OEMs that he will impose a 35% border tax on vehicles imported to the US.


just-auto Plus only VW China passenger car sales grew 14.1% in 2016

16 January 2017

Volkswagen China Passenger Cars Brand ended 2016 on a record high. 2.997m vehicles were delivered to customers in Mainland China, some 370,000 more than in 2015, equating to a year-on-year growth of 14.1%. Both joint ventures, FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC...


just-auto Plus only Skoda UK 2016 sales rise 7.6%

16 January 2017

Skoda is celebrating a record-breaking 2016 with best ever annual new car registrations in the UK. A total of 80,372 cars were registered, up 7.6% on 2015 (74,692), giving the brand a total UK market share of 2.98% (2.84% in 2015). Every vehicle in the...


just-auto Plus only Bentley 2016 global sales rise 9%

16 January 2017

Bentley Motors delivered 11,023 cars in 2016, a record high and the company’s fourth consecutive year above 10,000 cars. This represents a 9% growth on the performance of 2015 (10,100 cars). The Americas remained Bentley’s number one region,...


Brussels motor show - Jaguar & Skoda debuts

13 January 2017

The 2017 Brussels motor show has taken place, with the facelifted Jaguar F-TYPE the main debutante.


VW agrees settlement with US government

12 January 2017

Volkswagen has agreed a US$4.3bn settlement with the US government over the diesel emissions-cheat scandal but is not off the hook yet as six executives have been indicted amidst US revelations of measures the automaker took to mislead regulators.


Investors want VW reforms, more transparency

12 January 2017

Volkswagen investors have demanded greater transparency and reforms at the carmaker after it admitted to criminal offences in rigging U.S. emissions tests and U.S. prosecutors indicted six current and former managers over the scandal.


just-auto Plus only Paice agrees settlement with VW/Audi/Porsche

12 January 2017

Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, and the Abell Foundation announced on 11 January 2017 that they have entered into a settlement agreement with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche regarding Paice’s hybrid vehicle patents. Terms of the...


just-auto Plus only FAW Group sales surge 10.9% in 2016

12 January 2017

FAW Group Corporation (FAW) announced on 5 January 2017 that its annual sales exceeded 3m units again in 2016, with its wholesale deliveries and terminal sales surged 9.2% and 10.9% year on year to 3.106m and 3.147m units respectively. FAW-Volkswagen, a...


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.


European carmakers hope to catch Tesla chargers

11 January 2017

Aiming to break Tesla's stranglehold on the EV market, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford and Daimler plan to build about 400 next-generation charging stations in Europe that can recharge an electric car in minutes instead of hours.


just-auto Plus only VW Group China sales surge 12.2% in 2016

11 January 2017

Volkswagen Group China on 10 January 2017 announced year-end results for 2016: together with its two Chinese joint ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 3.98m (3.55m; +12.2%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland and Hong...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales rise 6.8% in 2016

11 January 2017

Skoda achieved a new sales record in 2016: The brand’s global sales rose 6.8% last year to 1,127,700 vehicles (2015: 1,055,500). In December, Skoda achieved a 5.7% increase (December 2015: 86,600) with 91,500 deliveries. This was the best December ever...


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales in 2016 rise 2.6%

11 January 2017

SEAT concluded 2016 with increased sales for the fourth consecutive year. The carmaker delivered a total of 410,200 vehicles, which is 2.6% more than in 2015 (400,000) and the best result since 2007. In the last four years, SEAT sales have gone up by 27.8%,...


VW group books record sales in 2016

10 January 2017

Despite the Dieselgate emissions scandal, Volkswagen achieved record group sales in 2016 of 10.3m vehicles, including a 12% jump in December.


Škoda starts Czech Republic aluminium press line

10 January 2017

Škoda has opened its new PXL II servo press line at the company’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, with full operation for aluminium body parts starting in March.


VW executive arrested and charged in US

10 January 2017

A Volkswagen executive has been arrested in Florida and charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States over the company's diesel emissions cheating.


just-auto Plus only VW global sales up 16.4% in December 2016

10 January 2017

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand finished 2016 with full-year vehicle deliveries 2.8% up on the figure for 2015. 5.99m vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide, some 164,000 more than in 2015. Deliveries grew by 16.4% in December, when a total of...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 3.8% in 2016

10 January 2017

Audi AG increased its global sales to around 1,871,350 automobiles in 2016, 3.8% more than in the previous record-breaking year 2015. During the ongoing, wide-ranging renewal of the model range, sales increased in all core regions: in Europe (+7.6%), in North...

Volkswagen Group news

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...


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 Volkswa...


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 201...


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: ro...


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 learn...


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&#...



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