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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.

Latest news


VW develops Coasting - Engine off function

28 April 2017

Volkswagen has shown a new coasting function for internal combustion engines, which shuts off the engine completely, at the Vienna Motor Symposium.


Fiesta knocks Golf off Europe's top seller perch

27 April 2017

European new car sales boomed in March 2017 with new registrations for the month totalling 1.93m units, a 10.8% rise year on year and a record for the month.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus global sales up 10% in Q1 2017

26 April 2017

In the first three months of 2017 Volkswagen Truck and Bus sold around 46,000 trucks and buses of the MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands. All three brands improved their unit sales on the previous year – for the Group as a...


VW gets probation and independent oversight

24 April 2017

A federal judge in Detroit has sentenced Volkswagen AG to three years' probation and independent oversight following the diesel emissions scandal as part of a US$4.3bn settlement announced in January.


Canadian courts approve VW diesel settlement

24 April 2017

At the same time as legal developments south of the border, Volkswagen Group Canada and Canadian class counsel announced both the Québec and Ontario courts have granted approval of the nationwide settlement agreement to resolve consumer claims in Canada related to the two litre diesel emissions "matter" for approximately 105,000 affected vehicles.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


just-auto Plus only VW presents Sedric concept car at Shanghai show

24 April 2017

On the evening before Auto Shanghai 2017 (19-28 April) the Volkswagen Group is presenting Sedric (Self-Driving Car) alongside a large number of new models and studies of individual Group brands. This is the first Concept Car from the Group and therefore...


VW Brazil to produce Polo, Virtus, SUV and pickup

21 April 2017

A daring offensive of four new model launches by 2019 in the price bracket BRL45,000/US$14,500 through BRL90,000/$29,000.


Volkswagen Group reports "significantly higher" Q1

18 April 2017

The operating result for the Volkswagen Group is "significantly higher than market expectations for the first quarter of 2017", the automaker announced.


VW sets out EV stall in Shanghai

18 April 2017

Volkswagen is gearing up to take on Tesla with four affordable, VW brand electric vehicles in the coming years plus Audi showing off an upscale battery-powered crossover it aims to introduce in 2019.


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales up 2.5% in March 2017

18 April 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered just under 2.5m new vehicles to customers in the first quarter of this year. In March, the Volkswagen Group handed over 990,900 vehicles to its customers. 'We finished the first quarter with good delivery figures for March....


just-auto Plus only VW Group China Q1 2017 sales down 6.7%

18 April 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced sales results for the first three months of 2017: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW- Volkswagen, the Group delivered 891,500 (955,500, (-)6.7%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland...


Volkswagen brand deliveries rise in March

12 April 2017

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 557,400 vehicles worldwide in March, an increase of 2.5% compared with March of the previous year.


just-auto Plus only VW introduces 2018 Golf lineup at NYIAS

11 April 2017

Volkswagen’s award-winning Golf family receives styling, technology and driver assistance updates across the lineup. Each refreshed model sharpens its looks and adds even more value over the outgoing version. The revised Golf family goes on sale this...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles Q1 2017 global sales up 8%

11 April 2017

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 121,800 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first three months of the year and was able to show a growth of 8.0% compared to the previous year. Never before has the brand placed so many vehicles in customer hands in...


just-auto Plus only VW launches new Vento Highline Plus in India

6 April 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, on 5 April 2017 announces the launch of Volkswagen Vento Highline Plus. Evolving rapidly to provide consumers with newer offerings, the Vento highline plus is equipped with stylish and aesthetic upgrades,...


just-auto Plus only VW Dresden facility restarts production

6 April 2017

Following six months of work on modifications to the Transparent Factory, the first e-Golf rolled off the production line on 3 April 2017. In the presence of Kai Siedlatzek, managing director of Volkswagen Sachsen responsible for Finance, the plant management...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen of America sales up 2.7% in March 2017

4 April 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 27,635 units delivered in March 2017, a 2.7% increase over March 2016. With 76,290 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 10.1% in year-over-year sales. The Golf family...


just-auto Plus only VW opens new Golf orders in Germany

31 March 2017

Volkswagen is equipping the new Golf with its most modern engine generation, the 1.5 TSI Evo (110 kW / 150 PS). The four-cylinder petrol engine features common rail direct injection, turbocharger and Active Cylinder Management (ACT). The new Golf 1.5 TSI is...


Volkswagen names new chief compliance officer

27 March 2017

Volkswagen has named a new chief compliance officer. This is a brand appointment, not the group role which changed hands last January.


VW begins Tiguan assembly in India

23 March 2017

Volkswagen India has begun Tiguan assembly at its Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra. The model was first shown locally at the Delhi Auto Expo in 2016 and will go on sale later this year, taking the brand into the growing SUV segment.


just-auto Plus only VW launches start-up incubator program in Dresden

23 March 2017

Volkswagen's Transparent Factory in Dresden is supporting innovative business ideas connected with the future of mobility. Together with the Economic Development Department of the City of Dresden, start-ups in future-oriented fields such as fleet...


just-auto Plus only VW US recalls 2007-2010 Touareg vehicles

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V151000 Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America Components: Fuel system, Gasoline Potential number of units affected: 20,908 Summary Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2007-2010 Touareg vehicles. The...


just-auto Plus only VW/D-Wave first research project successful

21 March 2017

The Volkswagen Group is the world's first automaker to intensively test the use of quantum computers. Volkswagen is cooperating with leading quantum computing company specialist D-Wave Systems. At CeBIT 2017, the two companies announced their cooperation....


just-auto Plus only VW commercial vehicles sales up 3% in 2016

21 March 2017

Volkswagen Truck and Bus GmbH - which houses the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, and RIO brands - can look back on 2016 as a successful fiscal year. Sales of commercial vehicles increased by 3% to around 184,000 vehicles. This enabled...


VW Group global sales down 2.6% this year

20 March 2017

In the first two months of the year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 1.5m vehicles to its customers throughout the world, 0.9% down on the same period of last year. Despite the 'dieselgate' crisis, sales were up in North America. The main negative was China.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles YTD 2017 global sales up 2%

20 March 2017

In the first two months of this year Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 68,200 vehicles to customers worldwide. This represents an increase of 2.0% compared with the same period last year. In Western Europe deliveries increased by 3.0% in January and...


VW cooperates with D-Wave on a research project

17 March 2017

Volkswagen Group claims it is the world's first automaker to use quantum computers, further expanding its digital competence for the future.


VW global sales down 2.6% in February 2017

17 March 2017

February 2017 Volkswagen brand sales worldwide fell 2.6% year on year to 384,100 units.


"Diesel issue" and 'bag recalls cost Audi EUR1.8bn

15 March 2017

Audi Group booked a EUR1.8bn charge in 2016 to cover costs "for the resolution of the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue" and in connection with Takata airbag recalls. Even after these special items, operating profit was EUR3.1bn and operating return on sales 5.1%.

Volkswagen news

VW develops Coasting - Engine off function

28 April 2017

Volkswagen has shown a new coasting function for internal combustion engines, which shuts off the...


Fiesta knocks Golf off Europe's top seller perch

27 April 2017

European new car sales boomed in March 2017 with new registrations for the month totalling 1.93m...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus global sales up 10% in Q1 2017

26 April 2017

In the first three months of 2017 Volkswagen Truck and Bus sold around 46,000 trucks and buses of...


VW gets probation and independent oversight

24 April 2017

A federal judge in Detroit has sentenced Volkswagen AG to three years' probation and independent...


Canadian courts approve VW diesel settlement

24 April 2017

At the same time as legal developments south of the border, Volkswagen Group Canada and Canadian...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production mo...



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