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Volkswagen - future model plans & platforms

25 October 2016

The future model strategy for the VW brand is explored here in this, the first of a six-part series concerning the Volkswagen Group's passenger car brands. The other chapters will be a focus on Audi; then SEAT; Škoda; Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti; and finally Porsche.


GTE - the GBP40,000 plug-in Volkswagen Passat

13 October 2016

Forty grand for a Passat. That sounds a lot doesn't it? In fairness, you don't have to pay that much for the plug-in hybrid GTE, with prices starting at close to GBP36,000 before the government grant. The top of the line Advance trim level, though, costs just over GBP40,000, making this the priciest Passat yet.


Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


Volkswagen Caravelle - taking the fifty grand bus

14 September 2016

Volkswagen has dipped into its heritage with a new edition of the Caravelle. Two-tone paint and chrome-effect wheels are links to the split-screen Type 1 model of the 1960s. Yet at a recommended retail price of GBP53,610 (US$70,727), this is not quite the affordable converted van of yesteryear.

Latest interviews


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.


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.


INTERVIEW: BorgWarner's director of marketing Gunt

8 January 2015

We spoke to Gunter Kraemer about BorgWarner’s recent expansion in the rapidly growing turbocharger market.


Q&A with Mentor Graphics

18 September 2014

Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Pick winners

8 December 2016

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute's new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. Thirty-eight models...


just-auto Plus only VW Group launches new mobility services company

6 December 2016

The Volkswagen Group on 5 December 2016 officially launched its new mobility services company at the "Tech Crunch Disrupt" technology event in London. With MOIA, the automaker is systematically driving forward its transformation into a globally...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck/Bus announce further investment in Brazil

5 December 2016

Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus has announced the largest investment package that the company has ever seen. Volkswagen Truck & Bus's Brazilian commercial vehicle brand is set to plow around EUR 420m over the next five years into the steady...


just-auto Plus only VW India sells 4,014 units in November 2016

2 December 2016

Volkswagen, Europe's leading car manufacturer on 1 December 2016 announced its monthly sales performance for November 2016, selling 4,014 units as compared to 1,942 units sold in the corresponding month of the previous year. Mr. Michael Mayer, director,...


just-auto Plus only VWoA November 2016 sales climb 24.2%

2 December 2016

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) on 1 December 2016 reported sales of 29,672 units delivered in November 2016. Sales of the Golf SportWagen, which include the all-new Alltrack, increased by more than 200% over November 2015. November 2016 Sales Golf:...


just-auto Plus only VW India introduces ABS/dual airbags as standard

1 December 2016

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, announces the introduction of ABS as a primary safety feature along with dual airbags, as standard fitment for all variants of the Polo and Vento. Cars with the new standard fitments are available across all...


just-auto Plus only VW implements the pact for the future programme

1 December 2016

The company and the Works Council informed employees about the Volkswagen brand's pact for the future at a works meeting held on 30 November 2016 (Wednesday) in Wolfsburg. The pact for the future was signed on 18 November by the brand CEO, Dr. Herbert...


Automakers plan Europe highway fast charge network

29 November 2016

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group have announced plans for a joint venture to establish an ultra-fast, high-power charging network along major highways in Europe similar to Tesla's pioneering Supercharger network.


CO2 fines loom for European automakers - report

28 November 2016

Eight of Europe's largest carmakers reportedly will miss carbon dioxide emissions targets due to come into force in 2021, leaving them facing the prospect of billions of euros in fines, a media report said.


Geneva show debuts list - Volkswagen Arteon

28 November 2016

A third vehicle world premiere for the 2017 Geneva motor show has been added to just-auto.com's debuts list.


just-auto Plus only VW's Park Assist completes 10 successful years

28 November 2016

Ten years ago, Volkswagen was the first automobile manufacturer in the world to introduce parking assistants. Thanks to continuous development, "Park Assist" has become more and more intelligent and can get into the tightest of spaces...


just-auto Plus only VW Group/Sovac join to produce models in Algeria

28 November 2016

On 27 November 2017, the Volkswagen Group signed a contract for vehicle assembly in Algeria. In the presence of the Algerian Minister of Industry Abdessellam Bouchouareb, Dr. Josef Baumert, member of the Volkswagen commercial vehicles board of management...


Volkswagen sets new course for VW brand

23 November 2016

The Volkswagen brand says it is 'comprehensively repositioning itself' in a new strategy statement approved by the brand's management board - 'TRANSFORM 2025+'.


just-auto Plus only Transform 2025+ VW’s new strategy for next decade

23 November 2016

Volkswagen is comprehensively repositioning itself. The board of management of the Volkswagen brand has decided on the Transform 2025+ programme which will set the course for the brand over the next decade and beyond. The new strategy focuses on clearer brand...


2016 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

21 November 2016

The following cars, crossovers, MPVs, SUVs and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 AutoGuangzhou motor show.


just-auto Plus only VW debuts ID concept at Auto Guangzhou 2016

21 November 2016

Volkswagen Brand will bring a family of around 10 next generation e-cars to the Chinese market between 2020 and 2025. They will be based on Volkswagen’s electric-only MEB platform. The I.D. concept car made its Asian debut at Auto Guangzhou 2016, as a...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen sets investment plans for digitisation

21 November 2016

Volkswagen Group is adapting its financial planning to current trends and creating a solid basis for implementing “Together - Strategy 2025”, its agenda for the future. This plan aims to reduce the capex ratio and the development cost ratio to a...


Volkswagen agrees future mobility deal

18 November 2016

Volkswagen has announced a new pact with its works council which will see 23,000 jobs go, by natural attrition, but another 9,000 created in new areas as it transforms "from a pure automaker into a successful mobility service provider in the age of digitalization and increasing e-mobility".


VW Dresden factory to become production centre

18 November 2016

Volkswagen is converting its Transparent Factory in Dresden into a production facility again with the new e-Golf to be produced from April next year.


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.


VW wants cost cut deal by Friday - report

17 November 2016

Volkswagen wants a cost-cutting deal with workers by Friday to help fund investment in electric and self-drive cars but accounts of discussions in just one area show how difficult it is, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only VW China/Didi Chuxing form strategic partnership

17 November 2016

On 17 November 2016, at the 2016 Auto Guangzhou, Volkswagen Group China announced a new milestone in its transformation from car manufacturer to a provider of sustainable mobility solutions, by forming a strategic partnership with Didi Chuxing, one of...


just-auto Plus only VW passenger cars October 16 global sales up 4.4%

14 November 2016

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 511,500 vehicles worldwide in October, 4.4% more than the previous year. A total of 4,886,400 vehicles were handed over to customers from January to October. As a result, cumulative deliveries by the Volkswagen...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Group October 2016 global sales up 4.7%

14 November 2016

Worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen Group grew 4.7% to 870,300 units in October. The group delivered 8.5m vehicles from January to October 2016, an increase of 2.6%. "Our delivery figures show that our vehicles convince many buyers. Our customers'...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen CV YTD 2016 global sales up 9.6%

10 November 2016

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles records a significant growth of 9.6% from January to October 2016 with 390,900 worldwide deliveries. High increases were recorded by: the T model range with 163,000 vehicles delivered (+17.1%) and de Caddy model range with...


just-auto Plus only VW's statement on Braunschweig investigation

7 November 2016

Volkswagen AG announces that the Braunschweig public prosecutor’s office has extended its investigation against two members of the company’s board for alleged market manipulation to include Hans Dieter Pötsch. Based on careful examination by...


just-auto Plus only KBA approves VW EA 189 1.6-litre emissions fix

7 November 2016

The technical solutions for Volkswagen’s 2.6m vehicles with EA 189 1.6-litre TDI engines have been approved by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). Implementation can therefore soon begin on the first of the vehicles of the third and final engine...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen America October 2016 sales down 18.46%

2 November 2016

Volkswagen of America, on 1 November 2016, reported sales of 24,779 units delivered in October 2016. Sales of the Golf SportWagen, which include the all-new Alltrack, increased by 60.3% over October 2015. On 27 October, Volkswagen of America revealed the Atlas...


Turboflex 1.0 makes Brazil VW Golf line all-turbo

31 October 2016

Volkswagen Brazil has launched the country's first locally made, midsize hatchback with a one-litre, turbocharged, flex-fuel engine (turboflex).


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Truck & Bus YTD 2016 sales up 3%

31 October 2016

Volkswagen Truck & Bus sold 132,860 trucks and buses from January through September 2016, up 3% year-on-year. MAN Truck & Bus sold 19,670 vehicles in the period from July through September, up 7% on the same quarter of the previous year. Scania...

Volkswagen news

just-auto Plus only IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Pick winners

8 December 2016

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the r...


just-auto Plus only VW Group launches new mobility services company

6 December 2016

The Volkswagen Group on 5 December 2016 officially launched its new mobility services company at...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck/Bus announce further investment in Brazil

5 December 2016

Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus has announced the largest investment package that the...


just-auto Plus only VW India sells 4,014 units in November 2016

2 December 2016

Volkswagen, Europe's leading car manufacturer on 1 December 2016 announced its monthly sales...


just-auto Plus only VWoA November 2016 sales climb 24.2%

2 December 2016

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) on 1 December 2016 reported sales of 29,672 units delivered in Novem...


just-auto Plus only VW India introduces ABS/dual airbags as standard

1 December 2016

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, announces the introduction of ABS as a prima...



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