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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?


Volkswagen Ups the ante with city car's Update

4 July 2016

Volkswagen's mid-life Update for the Up can be summed up as more poke, more connectivity and more customisation. Simple as that.


Volkswagen’s steady hand on the tiller - Comment

20 June 2016

While we still do not know the full cost of the diesel emissions scandal to Volkswagen Group (it’s still early days in terms of totting up the full damage), the company has at least set out its long-term strategy.


Volkswagen counts the cost of 'dieselgate'

31 May 2016

Volkswagen Group pushed expected liabilities from the diesel scandal into the 2015 accounts, so that it can make a new start with a new boss and a new organisation, writes Ray Hutton. However, 2016 is shaping up to be a challenging year for the company.

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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


Hannover "very concerned" at VW supplier row

23 August 2016

A German regional government responsible for the area where Volkswagen is headquartered, said it was "very concerned" as the current bitter dispute between the automaker and two of its suppliers entered its second week. It was finally settled after all-night talks in Germany.


Supplier alleged to have helped VW emissions cheat

18 August 2016

Robert Bosch began playing a key role in developing Volkswagen AG's emission-cheating technology as early as the late 1990s, lawyers for VW owners have said in a court filing cited by Bloomberg. It includes detailed allegations against the supplier.


Supplier shortages slow VW German output

18 August 2016

Volkswagen said production at its largest factory had been curtailed in some areas because of a supplies shortage caused by a parts maker refusing to keep to delivery commitments.


KBA approves VW EA 189 emissions fix

15 August 2016

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved Volkswagen's proposed modifications to vehicles with the 1.2-litre EA189 TDI diesel engine.


just-auto Plus only VW passenger cars July 2016 global sales dip 1.8%

15 August 2016

The Volkswagen passenger cars brand delivered 3.37m vehicles worldwide from January to July 2016, almost matching the prior-year level. 449,100 vehicles were handed over to customers in July. Describing the challenging conditions, Jurgen Stackmann, Volkswagen...


just-auto Plus only FAW Group July 2016 sales up 16.5%

15 August 2016

The latest data from sales and marketing department of FAW Group show that its July sales soared 16.5% year on year to 230,000 vehicles. For the first seven months, sales of FAW Group totalled 1,705,000 vehicles, up 10.3% from the year-earlier period. In...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen CV H1 2016 global sales up 6.4%

12 August 2016

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 273,300 light commercial vehicles to customers globally from January to July inclusive. This equates to an increase of 6.4%. In Western Europe, deliveries rose to 188,400 light commercial vehicles. During the first...


Imports to Korea drop sharply, VW in free-fall

9 August 2016

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea continued to fall sharply in July, by 24% year-on-year to 15,730 units from 20,707 units a year earlier, according to the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA).


Italy fines VW EUR5m over diesel emissions

9 August 2016

Italy's anti-trust agency has fined Volkswagen Group EUR5m for allegedly misinforming car buyers over diesel emissions results. At first sight, it’s another blow for the company as part of the fallout from the so-called ‘dieselgate’ emissions crisis that blew up last September in the US.


Crossovers and SUVs rule July US sales

4 August 2016

US light vehicle sales squeaked by with a 0.5% gain in July, totalling just over 1.5m and beating last July’s total by 7,760 units.


just-auto Plus only VW to use particulate filters for petrol engines

4 August 2016

The Volkswagen Group is continuing to work assiduously on the environmental compatibility of conventional drive systems. The company has now decided upon wide-scale use of particulate filters for petrol engines, so-called 'gasoline particulate filters...


just-auto Plus only VW names new product marketing/strategy vice presi

4 August 2016

Volkswagen of America on 3 August 2016, announced that Dr. Hendrik Muth, 42, has been named vice president, product marketing and strategy, effective 1 August 2016. In this position, Muth will oversee all product marketing activities which include the current...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen India sells 4,301 units in July 2016

2 August 2016

Volkswagen, Europe's leading manufacturer had announced its monthly sales performance for July 2016, selling 4,301 units as compared to 4,029 units sold in the corresponding month of the previous year. The brand has succeeded in drawing the Indian car...


Volkswagen Group June 2016 global sales rise 5.1%

28 July 2016

Volkswagen Group deliveries last June rose 5.1% year on year 883,400 vehicles. First half deliveries were up 1.5% to 5.12m.


Audi aims to have 3 EV models by 2020

25 July 2016

Audi is aiming to have three electric car models by 2020 and for electric vehicles to account for 25-20% of its sales by 2025, according to a report in a German newspaper.


Volkswagen emissions scandal hits Porsche SE

22 July 2016

'Special items' totalling EUR2.2bn on Volkswagen AG's first half 2016 books, due to costs associated with the diesel emissions scandal, would have a "negative effect" on fully year group results for Porsche SE, the Stuttgart-based sports car and luxury SUV maker said, adding its full year, group profit after tax forecast nonetheless remained unchanged.


VW gets profit boost in first half

20 July 2016

Volkswagen Group says it has set aside another EUR2.2bn in the first six months of the year in relation to costs arising from its ‘dieselgate’ emissions scandal.


Turbocharging I3s a growing trend in Brazil

15 July 2016

Turbo charging a one-litre, three-cylinder engine is a growing trend here in Brazil.


VW may face shareholder calls to reclaim bonuses

15 July 2016

Volkswagen managers may face calls to return their bonuses if the company is fined by German prosecutors over the profits it made from selling 11m cars fitted with illicit engine software.


Koreans to rule on VW Group certification revoke

11 July 2016

South Korea's environment ministry said on Monday it would decide later this month whether to revoke the certification of 32 Volkswagen Group vehicle models after prosecutors accused the carmaker of fabricating documents on emissions and noise level tests.


VW to pay California emissions penalties of $86m

11 July 2016

Volkswagen will pay an additional US$86m in penalties to California over its emissions scandal, on top of a settlement of $14.7 billion the automaker reached with US officials earlier, state attorney general Kamala Harris said.


Porsche eyes healthy profit margin

11 July 2016

Porsche aims to keep its profit margin running at a double-digit percentage of sales in the coming years, benefiting from more efficient production while boosting spending on its first all-electric car, chief executive Oliver Blume has said.


Germans want VW to face profit-related fine

11 July 2016

German prosecutors are demanding Volkswagen face a fine based on the level of the profits the carmaker made from selling 11m vehicles equipped with manipulated engine software, newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung said.


Spanish court says VW Germany liable on emissions

8 July 2016

Spain's High Court said Volkswagen's parent company, based in Germany, would be liable to answer any charges over emissions fraud, rather than its Spanish affiliates.


VW Group and LG to develop connected car platform

7 July 2016

Volkswagen Group and LG Electronics have signed a memorandum of understanding on joint research and development of a "next-generation connected car service platform".


VW brand chief Herbert Diess stays put

5 July 2016

Volkswagen's brand chief, Herbert Diess, is not planning to resign even though he is the subject of investigation by public prosecutors, he reportedly told a German newspaper.


VW rules out emissions compensation in South Korea

1 July 2016

Volkswagen has no plans to compensate South Korean for cheating emissions tests, according to local reports citing the company’s local unit Audi Volkswagen Korea.


VW confident of fixing three litre cars in the US

1 July 2016

A VW lawyer, in a court hearing, has said the company believed it could fix 85,000 three-litre VW, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles in the US, instead of opting for costly buybacks.


VW emissions offer goes down well in US

29 June 2016

Volkswagen's settlement agreements with various parties in the US have been generally well received by several key consumer advice buying publications in the country but appear unlikely to sit so well with European regulators because no similar deal is on the table this side of the Atlantic.


Volkswagen confirms US diesel engines settlement

28 June 2016

Volkswagen AG has announced today that it has reached settlement agreements with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State of California; the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC); and private plaintiffs represented by the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) to resolve civil claims regarding eligible Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI diesel engine vehicles in the US.

Volkswagen news

Hannover "very concerned" at VW supplier row

23 August 2016

A German regional government responsible for the area where Volkswagen is headquartered, said it...


Supplier alleged to have helped VW emissions cheat

18 August 2016

Robert Bosch began playing a key role in developing Volkswagen AG's emission-cheating technology...


Supplier shortages slow VW German output

18 August 2016

Volkswagen said production at its largest factory had been curtailed in some areas because of a s...


KBA approves VW EA 189 emissions fix

15 August 2016

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved Volkswagen's proposed modification...


just-auto Plus only VW passenger cars July 2016 global sales dip 1.8%

15 August 2016

The Volkswagen passenger cars brand delivered 3.37m vehicles worldwide from January to July 2016,...


just-auto Plus only FAW Group July 2016 sales up 16.5%

15 August 2016

The latest data from sales and marketing department of FAW Group show that its July sales soared...



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