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VW seeking UK segment leadership with updated Golf

4 April 2017

The updated Golf is now available in UK dealerships. As well as the facelift plus revisions to the interior which extend to class-first gesture controls, there are new engines too. The best selling individual variant is expected to be the GTD, powered by a 184PS version of the Volkswagen Group's 1,968cc four-cylinder diesel engine.


ANALYSIS - VW Golf Clubsport & the next GTI

3 February 2017

The special edition Clubsport was created to commemorate four decades of the Gran Turismo (Fuel) Injection. With an engine which can produce up to 290PS, this is the most powerful front-wheel drive Golf currently on sale.


VW tries V6 TDI in Amarok to tackle dominant Hilux

25 January 2017

Is there a market for a £40,000 pick-up? There is. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ UK outpost is in fact so confident of the revised Amarok’s success that it has dropped the previous four-cylinder variants and installed a 3.0-litre V6 diesel in their place.


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.

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Volkswagen head of compact cars on Tiguan Allspace

19 April 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed a Volkswagen Tiguan to take a closer look and got the inside story from Dr Jochen Böhle, head of product development for Volkswagen’s compact car line-up.


VW Car-Net – an ecosystem of connected services

16 February 2017

Volkswagen’s Car-Net platform provides a variety of in-vehicle internet-based services, including remote vehicle access, roadside assistance, diagnostics and maintenance, and the ability to set speed and boundary alerts. To find out more, we caught up with Dr Marcus Heitmann, general manager for Volkswagen Car-Net.


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.

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Audi to modify 850,000 diesel vehicles

24 July 2017

Following last week's announcement Daimler would spend EUR220m updating 3m Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe in what it terms "voluntary service actions", VW Group's Audi said it was offering customers in Europe and other markets a retrofit programme for 850,000 cars with EU5 and EU6 diesel engines.


IAA world debuts - Jaguar XJR575

24 July 2017

Suzuki has issued one image but no other details of the Swift Sport. The new car will have its motor show debut at the Frankfurt IAA.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus global sales up 8% in H1 2017

21 July 2017

Volkswagen Truck and Bus takes a positive view of the sales figures for the first half of 2017. MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus sold some 96,000 vehicles – for the Group as a whole this means an increase of 8%. The three brands...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 0.8% in H1 2017

20 July 2017

Up to the end of June, the Volkswagen Group handed almost 5.2m vehicles over to its customers. This corresponds to a rise of 0.8% compared with the previous year. In the month of June, new vehicle deliveries rose by 4.2% to 920,700. "June was a very...


just-auto Plus only VW China H1 2017 sales up 5.2%

20 July 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries results for the first half of 2017, which includes a record in June. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 315,300 (299,800,+5.2%) vehicles in the...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles worldwide sales up 5% in H1

17 July 2017

From January to June, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 249,800 LCVs to customers worldwide. This represents an increase of 5% compared with the same period last year. In Western Europe, deliveries increased by 5.1% to 173,300 vehicles. In the German...


just-auto Plus only Axalta signs refinish brand contract with VW

11 July 2017

Axalta Coating Systems a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has recently signed a new, three-year commercial agreement with Volkswagen Group Italia. Under the terms of the contract, the distinctive waterborne technologies and high...


just-auto Plus only VW/KUKA join over robot-based innovation concepts

10 July 2017

Volkswagen Group Research and automation specialist KUKA intensify their strategic partnership in the area of service concepts for vehicles of the future. Joint development of robot-based innovation concepts for vehicles of the future has now been agreed...


just-auto Plus only VW brand worldwide sales up 4% in June 2017

10 July 2017

The Volkswagen brand delivered 512,700 vehicles to customers worldwide in June 2017, an increase of 4% compared with the previous year. In total, 2,935,100 vehicles from the Volkswagen brand were handed over to customers worldwide in the first half of the...


VW develops VR applications for production

7 July 2017

Volkswagen Group says it has developed virtual reality applications for production and logistics that enable several participants to meet in a VR room.


VW pioneers HTC-powered virtual reality

6 July 2017

Following a test phase, the Volkswagen Group is claiming to be the first automaker to roll out virtual reality (VR) technology with the HTC Vive-VR system, enabling production and logistics staff to 'meet' in a VR 'room'.


VW recalling cars worldwide for brake check

6 July 2017

According to local media reports, 766,000 Volkswagen group vehicles will be recalled worldwide for a brake control system software update.


just-auto Plus only VWoA appoints new chief sales/marketing officer

6 July 2017

Volkswagen of America, (VWoA) on 5 July 2017 announced the appointment of Werner Eichhorn as chief sales and marketing officer, VW North American Region, effective 1 September 2017. In this position, Eichhorn, will be responsible for the management of Sales,...


just-auto Plus only VW/Skoda/Porsche make personnel changes

6 July 2017

The Volkswagen North America region and the Skoda brand are making new appointments to key sales functions. Werner Eichhorn (54), previously member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing of the Skoda brand, is to become chief marketing, sales and...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP gives Arteon top five-star rating

6 July 2017

With top marks for the new Arteon, Volkswagen has again achieved outstanding results in the latest Euro NCAP crash test series. The independent European consumer protection organisation gave Volkswagen's new fastback model its highest rating of five stars....


Volkswagen re-enters Iranian car market

4 July 2017

VW has announced that Iranian importer Mammut Khodro will import and distribute Volkswagen brand vehicles into Iran, starting with the Tiguan and Passat models.


just-auto Plus only VWoA sales surge 15% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 27,377 units delivered in June 2017, a 15% increase over June 2016. With 161,238 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 8.2% in year-over-year sales. June 2017 also marks...


VW France mis-reported sales for years

3 July 2017

Volkswagen France massaged sales figures reported to German HQ for four years, media reports said.


VW eyes 'digital' production

30 June 2017

Digitisation, autonomous driving and e-mobility will fundamentally transform vehicle production as well as the vehicles, themselves, the Volkswagen Group believes.


just-auto Plus only VW China partners with CPOs over NEV charging

30 June 2017

Volkswagen Group China will partner with three key charging poles providers and operators (CPOs) in the local charging infrastructure sector to support a convenient, fully integrated and end-to-end charging service to all Volkswagen Group brands’ new...


'Post peak' period forecast for US light vehicles

29 June 2017

New vehicle sales in the US in the first half of 2017 are expected to be 8.4m, down nearly 2.3% compared to the first six months of 2016.  With growing economic headwinds, full year sales in 2017 are predicted to reach 17.1m, down 2.5% from the record 17.5m sold in 2016 and within the 16.8 to 17.3m range set by Kelley Blue Book analysts earlier this year.


VW driver aid wins German award

29 June 2017

Volkswagen's Emergency Assist driver assistance system has won the German Mobility Award 2017.


just-auto Plus only VW to fit its first models with pWLAN as standard

29 June 2017

Connectivity between different vehicles as well as between vehicles and transport infrastructure in the vicinity is another important step towards connected motoring that aims to reduce road accidents or minimise their consequences. As from 2019, Volkswagen...


just-auto Plus only VW gears up with startups for a digital factory

29 June 2017

Six startups from six countries spent 24 hours programming innovative software solutions for digital factory planning. On 27 June 2017 they presented their ideas to representatives from Volkswagen and Siemens at the Group Digital Factory Conference....


just-auto Plus only VW appoints new product communications head

29 June 2017

Florian Urbitsch (44) has been appointed as head of Product Communications of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand with immediate effect. He succeeds Dominik Hoberg, who has left the company. Urbitsch holds a degree in business administration and joined the...


Volkswagen wants younger and leaner management

27 June 2017

The Volkswagen brand says it is continuing to boost productivity and on the path to a younger and leaner management tier as part of a move to a more performance orientated corporate culture.


just-auto Plus only Anhui and Hefei support VW/JAC joint venture

26 June 2017

The recently announced joint venture between the Volkswagen Group and Chinese automaker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) took a significant step forward on 14 June 2017 with the Chinese city Hefei officially adding its support. The three parties signed an...


Five Volkswagen I.D. electric cars coming - report

23 June 2017

A Dutch website has published what appears to be a Volkswagen presentation which details plans for the I.D. range of electric cars. According to a slide, there will be five EVs for various regions between 2019 and 2022.


VW to buy back European diesels in specific cases

23 June 2017

Volkswagen has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to appeal a German court ruling backing plaintiffs' calls for compensation, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only VW announces top management changes

23 June 2017

Otto Wachs (60), CEO and managing director of Autostadt GmbH, is leaving the Group in mutual respect and on the most cordial terms after more than three decades of extremely successful service. The Volkswagen AG Board of Management and the Group Works...

Volkswagen news

Audi to modify 850,000 diesel vehicles

24 July 2017

Following last week's announcement Daimler would spend EUR220m updating 3m Mercedes-Benz diesel v...


IAA world debuts - Jaguar XJR575

24 July 2017

Suzuki has issued one image but no other details of the Swift Sport. The new car will have its mo...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus global sales up 8% in H1 2017

21 July 2017

Volkswagen Truck and Bus takes a positive view of the sales figures for the first half of 2017. M...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 0.8% in H1 2017

20 July 2017

Up to the end of June, the Volkswagen Group handed almost 5.2m vehicles over to its customers. Th...


just-auto Plus only VW China H1 2017 sales up 5.2%

20 July 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries results for the first half of 2017, which includes a...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles worldwide sales up 5% in H1

17 July 2017

From January to June, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 249,800 LCVs to customers worldwid...



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