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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 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...


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.


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.


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 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...


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.


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...


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...


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


Seoul court jails Volkswagen Korea manager

6 January 2017

A court in Seoul has handed down a custodial sentence for a manager employed by Audi Volkswagen Korea. The employee has been sentenced to eighteen months in prison for forging data concerning the emissions and noise levels of imported cars.


just-auto Plus only VWoA December 2016 sales surge 20.3%

5 January 2017

Volkswagen of America, (VWoA) on 4 January 2017 reported sales of 37,229 units delivered in December 2016. This marks a 20.3% increase over December 2015. Sales for 2016 total 322,948 units, a 7.6% decrease over 2015. December 2016 highlights...


Qualcomm chipsets selected for VW AG vehicles

4 January 2017

At CES 2017, Qualcomm Technologies, (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced the integration of Qualcomm Technologies chipsets in the next-generation of Volkswagen AG vehicles.


just-auto Plus only VW India sells 4,348 cars in December 2016

3 January 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading manufacturer has announced its monthly sales performance for December 2016, selling 4348 units as compared to 2577 units sold in the corresponding month of the previous year. Mr. Michael Mayer, director, Volkswagen...


VW to launch integrated mobility concept in Rwanda

23 December 2016

Volkswagen says it is taking a further step to develop market potential in Africa and has signed an MoU for an app-based 'integrated mobility concept' in Rwanda.


just-auto Plus only Enel/Verbund/EV carmakers join over EVA+ project

23 December 2016

Electric Vehicle Arteries (EVA+) is an electric mobility project to be carried out in Italy and Austria for which a grant agreement worth a maximum of EUR4.2m (US$4.38m) has already been signed with INEA, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency delegated...


VW to show electric minivan at NAIAS

22 December 2016

Volkswagen will show a new electric I.D. concept family model at the Detroit Motor Show in January. The car is described as a 'multi-functional vehicle for a new era'.


VW opens new production facility in Kenya

22 December 2016

Volkswagen says it is forging ahead with the rationalisation of its worldwide automobile business and has inaugurated a vehicle production facility in Kenya.


VW receives KBA approval to modify EA 189 engines

22 December 2016

Volkswagen says it has received "all necessary official approvals" within the remit of the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for the modification of diesel vehicles with type EA189 engines.


VW passenger cars global sales up 7.5% in November

19 December 2016

Volkswagen's passenger cars brand recorded an increase in worldwide deliveries last month compared with the previous year, with 533,500 vehicles handed over, up 7.5%.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 7.9% in November 2016

19 December 2016

Worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen Group rose by 7.9% to 899,400 units in November. The Company delivered 9.38m new vehicles from January to November 2016, an increase of 3.1%. "November was a strong month for all our Group brands. We are headed for a...


VW/Hubject to develop EV charging stations in EU

16 December 2016

The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH as shareholder.


just-auto Plus only VW introduces traffic sign recognition system

16 December 2016

"Is there still a speed limit?" Probably every motorist has at some time asked this question either in the city or when driving on open roads and motorways. If you can't get any indications either from passengers or other signs, you run the risk...


just-auto Plus only VW Group Rus/GAZ complete five successful years

16 December 2016

Volkswagen Group Rus and GAZ Group celebrate the fifth anniversary of the cooperation in Nizhny Novgorod. Since the start of production 170,000 units of Skoda Yeti, Volkswagen Jetta and Skoda Octavia have been produced at the production site. Volkswagen...

Volkswagen 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...


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...


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....


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 fa...



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