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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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW and GM back in the news

26 August 2016

Two of the world's largest automakers - Volkswagen and General Motors - have been in the news again this week, neither for entirely good reasons. Let's start with VW and its supplier row.


Volkswagen Beetle Dune - the rugged bug

10 August 2016

It might have raised suspension and wheelarches bedecked with chunks of grey plastic, but Volkswagen isn't calling its new Beetle Dune a crossover. Instead, it's meant to remind us of the ‘Baja Bugs’ associated with west coast America and off road racing. Can this new derivative give the now five year old third generation Beetle a sales boost?

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


Stamping plant problems shut down VW Golf build

23 September 2016

Volkswagen has halted production of the Golf hatchback at its core Wolfsburg factory for three days because of technical problems at a stamping plant.


VW IT begins operations at Iceland computer centre

23 September 2016

Volkswagen Group IT has taken up occupancy of a computer centre in Iceland. The facility is operated using renewable energy and is especially environmentally compatible. The servers run high-performance computing applications calling for considerable computing power.


Paris show world debuts list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

22 September 2016

Ferrari will reveal an additional version of the four-wheel drive, four-seat GTC4Lusso at the Paris motor show. The GTC4Lusso T retains the four-wheel steering system of the existing V12-engined car but is powered by a 449kW/610CV 3,855cc turbocharged V8 and has rear-wheel drive.


Volkswagen shows electric Crafter van at Hanover

21 September 2016

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has rolled out a production-ready e-Crafter electric concept van at the commercial vehicle show in Hanover.


VW launches integrity campaign at Wolfsburg plant

21 September 2016

The Volkswagen Group rolled out a pilot campaign to foster a culture of integrity during the works meeting at the Wolfsburg plant.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck&Bus offers Rio cloud-based operating sys

21 September 2016

As of the beginning of 2017, Volkswagen Truck and Bus will be offering an open and cloud-based "operating system" for the entire transportation industry. It is a first that all players in the supply chain, shippers, dispatchers, carriers, drivers...


just-auto Plus only ISAF VW files lawsuit against Volkswagen

20 September 2016

International Securities Associations and Foundations Management Company for Damaged VW Investors, (ISAF VW) announced on 19 September, 2016, that it has organised the filing of a lawsuit for approximately EUR800m (US$893.9m) against Volkswagen in the regional...


just-auto Plus only VW passenger cars global sales up 4.7% in August

19 September 2016

The Volkswagen passenger cars brand delivered 453,200 vehicles worldwide in August, 4.7% up on the figure for the previous year. 3.83m vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide during the period from January to August, on a par overall with the previous...


just-auto Plus only VW expands AI competence in corporate processes

19 September 2016

The Volkswagen Group continues to drive the digital transformation forward and is expanding its competence with regard to artificial intelligence (AI), not only with a view to using this key technology in the field of autonomous driving and in production, but...


VW/Israeli experts establish Cymotive Technologies

16 September 2016

Volkswagen, three leading Israeli experts and their team are jointly establishing an automotive cyber security company. The newly founded Cymotive Technologies led by Yuval Diskin, Tsafrir Kats and Dr. Tamir Bechor will develop advanced cyber security solutions for next generation connected cars and mobile services.


just-auto Plus only VW focuses on the pact for the future

15 September 2016

In a joint appearance at the works meeting held on 14 September, 2016, at the Wolfsburg plant, board members from the group and the Volkswagen brand together with the Works Council explained the steps needed to secure the future of the Volkswagen brand to the...


just-auto Plus only ChargePoint/BMW/VW join over fast charging station

15 September 2016

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers can now travel the most heavily-trafficked corridors on the East and West Coasts of the US with the installation of 95 new DC fast charging stations as part of the express charging corridors initiative, a collaboration of two of...


just-auto Plus only VW presents Sharan with 4Motion AWD/7-speed DSG

14 September 2016

Powerful, popular and extremely practical: Volkswagen Sharan can now be ordered with a new engine and gearbox combination, which makes it an ideal leisure and towing vehicle. In conjunction with 4Motion all-wheel drive and a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG),...


VW Brazil and Prevent Group end relations

12 September 2016

Production at the three Volkswagen Brazil manufacturing plants (São Bernardo do Campo and Taubaté in São Paulo state; São José dos Pinhais in Paraná), together with the São Carlos engine plant (also in São Paulo), has been halted completely for over 30 days due to long-lasting commercial litigation with Wolfsburg-based Prevent Group.


VW engineer pleads guilty in US 'dieselgate'

12 September 2016

A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud regulators and car owners, in the first criminal charges stemming from the American investigation into the German carmaker's emissions deception.


just-auto Plus only VW corporate strategy emphasises on sustainability

12 September 2016

For the eighth time, worldwide CSR officers from group, brands and regions gathered at the Volkswagen headquarters to attend a three-day closed meeting, the group CSR meeting. At the forefront of the agenda was an exchange of views on the key future topics in...


Volkswagen to produce Polo Vivo in Kenya

8 September 2016

Volkswagen plans to start CKD production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016.


Benteler begins production at its plant in Poland

7 September 2016

Benteler Automotive's new plant in Wrzesnia near Poznan, Poland, will produce front-end and chassis modules from individual components for the next generation Volkswagen Crafter.


just-auto Plus only VWGoA names new VP group after sales and services

7 September 2016

Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) on 6 September 2016 announced that Anu C. Goel, 53, has been named Executive vice president group after sales & services, effective 16 October 2016. In this position, Goel will oversee the VWGoA after sales strategy,...


Australian regulator takes VW to federal court

5 September 2016

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has begun proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Volkswagen AG and its local subsidiary, Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) alleging they engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, made false or misleading representations and engaged in conduct liable to mislead the public in relation to diesel vehicle emission claims.


just-auto Plus only VW of America August 2016 sales down 9.12%

2 September 2016

Volkswagen of America, (VWoA), on 1 September, 2016 reported sales of 29,384 units delivered in August 2016.  August 2016 sales Golf: August 2016 - 1,141 units; August 2015 - 1,873 units; YoY change - (-)39.1%; YTD 2016 - 8,467 units; YTD 2015 -...


just-auto Plus only IIHS LATCH hardware evaluation shows improvement

2 September 2016

Buckling precious cargo into a late-model vehicle has gotten a bit easier in the past year, the institute's LATCH ease-of-use ratings show. IIHS launched its ratings of child seat installation hardware in vehicles in June 2015. Out of 102 vehicles rated...


Audi sales chief happy with US diesel talks

31 August 2016

Volkswagen could reach a "final" settlement with US regulators as early as October over its large engine diesel cars that cheated emissions tests, Audi's sales chief has said.


VW mulls supplier strategy as dispute ends

30 August 2016

Volkswagen says it is to review its sourcing strategy after confirming all six plants threatened with going to short-time working in Germany have now resumed production following a dispute with two of the automaker's suppliers.


VW US diesel owners line up for cash

30 August 2016

Given the choice of having their emissions test-cheating 'clean' diesel Volkswagens fixed or getting their money back, US car owners are lining up for the cash, a media report said.


Volkswagen accepts South Korean test-rig rulings

30 August 2016

Volkswagen Korea, the German automaker’s South Korean distributor, confirmed it does not plan to appeal against the government’s recent decision to ban sales and cancel the certifications of many of its vehicle models sold in the country.


Volkswagen won't sue South Korea but Nissan has

30 August 2016

Volkswagen reportedly has decided not to sue the South Korean government which last month suspended sales of most of its models and imposed a fine of KRW17.8bn (US$15.93m) on the automaker.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen/Hamburg sign strategic mobility deal

30 August 2016

Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen, and Olaf Scholz, first Mayor of the Hanseatic city, on 29 August 2016, signed a memorandum of understanding in the “Kaisersaal” of Hamburg Town Hall. Urban mobility concepts and intermodality, traffic...


Volkswagen agrees to settle US dealers' claims

26 August 2016

Volkswagen's US unit has agreed to settle - "in principle" - claims from dealers related to the diesel emissions testing rigging scandal but the automaker did not detail the amounts to be paid out or the total cost to the company.


just-auto Plus only VW present new Tiguan with two engine variants

25 August 2016

The wait is over: the new Tiguan can now be ordered with two new top engines. The powerful 2.0 TSI engine with output of 162 kW / 220 PS familiar from the Golf GTI now gives the Tiguan an even sportier character. In addition, the new 2.0 TDI biturbo with 176...

Volkswagen news

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l'Automob...


Stamping plant problems shut down VW Golf build

23 September 2016

Volkswagen has halted production of the Golf hatchback at its core Wolfsburg factory for three da...


VW IT begins operations at Iceland computer centre

23 September 2016

Volkswagen Group IT has taken up occupancy of a computer centre in Iceland. The facility is opera...


Paris show world debuts list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

22 September 2016

Ferrari will reveal an additional version of the four-wheel drive, four-seat GTC4Lusso at the Par...


Volkswagen shows electric Crafter van at Hanover

21 September 2016

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has rolled out a production-ready e-Crafter electric concept van a...


VW launches integrity campaign at Wolfsburg plant

21 September 2016

The Volkswagen Group rolled out a pilot campaign to foster a culture of integrity during the work...



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