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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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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.


IAA world debuts - BMW X3 official details

26 June 2017

BMW has announced official details of the new X3, having shown the new SUV to the media at an event at its US plant on 26 June. The public debut will take place at the IAA.


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 unveils new Polo in Berlin

16 June 2017

Volkswagen has shown its new sixth generation Polo in Berlin.


just-auto Plus only VW Chattanooga makes leadership changes

16 June 2017

Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations announced on 15 June 2017 that Christian Koch has completed his assignment as the head of the Chattanooga operations and will return to Germany to pursue his next assignment with the Company. During his...


VW's Slovak plant workers call strike

15 June 2017

VW's Slovak plant workers have voted to take strike action over pay, according to reports.


Extended warranty, no compo for Europe VW diesels

15 June 2017

Volkswagen has agreed to offer an extra two year guarantee to European owners of its diesel cars but no compensation in talks with Europe's consumer affairs chief over its cheating on emissions tests, a European Commission spokesman has said.


Volkswagen shows teaser image of new Polo

14 June 2017

Volkswagen is revealing the new Polo in Berlin this Friday (June 16, 2017) and has issued a teaser image.


just-auto Plus only VW CV global sales up 5.4% till May

14 June 2017

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 204,800 light commercial vehicles worldwide up to the end of May. This represents an increase of 5.4% compared with the same period last year. In Western Europe, deliveries to customers increased by 6.5% in the first...


VW brand sales flat year on year

9 June 2017

Volkswagen brand sales rose 3.5% year on year in May to 513,500 vehicles worldwide.


just-auto Plus only VWoA appoints new executive vice president, Sales

9 June 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) announced the appointment of Derrick Hatami, as executive vice president, Sales and Marketing, effective 12 June 2017. In this role, Derrick will be responsible for setting and driving the sales, marketing, product planning and...


VW sees progress on voluntary workforce reduction

7 June 2017

Volkswagen has said that it has almost achieved its target of 9,300 jobs being removed from the company by early retirement.


MOIA takes over Finnish company Split Finland

6 June 2017

MOIA, the new mobility company in the Volkswagen Group, is taking over the Finnish software company Split Finland Oy.


just-auto Plus only VW R GmbH/Zubehör GmbH appoints new MD

2 June 2017

With effect from 1 June 2017, Jost Capito (58) is to be managing director of Volkswagen R GmbH and Volkswagen Zubehör GmbH. Volkswagen R GmbH is the competence centre for design- and performance-oriented products of the Volkswagen brand. Volkswagen...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen of America sales up 4.3% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) on 1 June 2017 reported sales of 30,014 units delivered in May 2017, a 4.3% increase over May 2016. With 133,861 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 6.9% in year-over-year sales. May...


just-auto Plus only JAC/VW jointly to promote development of NEVs

2 June 2017

Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) and Volkswagen AG on 1 June 2017 formally signed a joint venture agreement in Berlin, Germany, in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Under the agreement, which represents a new...


VW's Arteon offers cornering light innovation

1 June 2017

Volkswagen says its new flagship Arteon is the first Volkswagen to offer a dynamic cornering light with new predictive control functionality.


VW claims AEB first for its commercial vehicles

31 May 2017

Volkswagen in the UK says it is to become the first commercial vehicle brand to fit all its vans with autonomous emergency braking systems (Front Assist with City Emergency Braking), meaning all customers ordering a new Caddy, Transporter or Crafter van from 1 June will be 'guaranteed safety as standard'.


just-auto Plus only VW completes 80 successful years

30 May 2017

80 years ago marked the beginning of one of the most successful automobile producers in the world. On 28 May 1937, the predecessor to today's Volkswagen Group, "Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH" ("Corporation to...


just-auto Plus only VWoA recalls 2012-2014 Passat vehicles

26 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V309000 Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America Components Engine And Engine Cooling, Power Train Potential number of units affected 84,262 Summary Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Passat...


NDRC approves JAC/VW China JV

25 May 2017

The authorities in Beijing have approved an electric vehicle JV between Volkswagen and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC Motors).


Start-ups selected for VW start-up incubator

25 May 2017

The first six teams for the new start-up incubator at Volkswagen’s Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden have been chosen: the start-ups Smart City System from Nuremberg, LoyalGo from Dortmund, Tretbox from Berlin and Ekoio from Leipzig were declared winners on Thursday evening following a pitch competition at the factory.


VW to reduce environmental impact of production

25 May 2017

The Volkswagen brand has set itself new, ambitious targets for reducing the environmental impact of production. By 2025, vehicles and components are to be produced in a way which is 45% more environmentally compatible than in 2010, the reference year for the current Think Blue, Factory environmental programme.


just-auto Plus only VW debuts 2018 Tiguan with new 2.0-litre engine

24 May 2017

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan arrives in dealerships this summer powered by the most advanced version ever of Volkswagen’s EA888 four-cylinder engine. The updated version of the benchmark EA888 four-cylinder, turbocharged and direct-injection engine...


VW China JV recalls 600,000 cars

18 May 2017

A Volkswagen AG joint venture in China, FAW-Volkswagen Automobile, will recall 577,590 Golf and Sagitar cars in the country because of a headlight fuse defect that may lead to potential safety risks, the state's quality watchdog was cited as saying.


just-auto Plus only VW gets final approval for 3.0L TDI V6 settlement

18 May 2017

Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America (together, Volkswagen) announced on 17 May 2017 that Judge Charles Breyer of the US District Court for the Northern District of California has granted final approval to the settlement agreement between Volkswagen...


NHTSA expands VW/Porsche recalls

15 May 2017

adding almost 300,000 Porsche and Audi vehicles to a previous recall for a fuel pump defect that could result in fire, according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Volkswagen news

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...


IAA world debuts - BMW X3 official details

26 June 2017

BMW has announced official details of the new X3, having shown the new SUV to the media at an eve...


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 Jia...


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 fo...


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 af...


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 resp...



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