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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.


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.

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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.


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.

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Geneva show debuts list - Hyundai i30 Wagon

17 February 2017

The i30 estate will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Hyundai has announced.


Yet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 February 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debuts list. Astonishingly, the poor selling Citroën C5 is to be given yet another facelift.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles January 2017 sales up 12.1%

17 February 2017

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles started the New Year with a delivery increase of 12.1%. This corresponds to 35,000 vehicles delivered to customers around the world in January. Western Europe remains the largest sales market with 24,200 vehicles...


VW/Mobileye join to create navigation data

14 February 2017

Volkswagen and Mobileye are planning to implement a new navigation standard for autonomous driving starting in 2018.


VW turnaround talks broken off

13 February 2017

Talks between Volkswagen and unions over a turn-around plan have been broken off, media reports on Monday said.


just-auto Plus only VW selects Sierra Wireless modules

10 February 2017

Sierra Wireless a leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), on 9 February 2017 announced that Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR Series modules and the Legato software platform for its...


just-auto Plus only VW Group weighing steps against ex-chairman

9 February 2017

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG emphatically repudiates the assertions made by Ferdinand Piëch as reported recently in the media. A similar account, which alongside the former CEO was directed above all against a number of current and former...


just-auto Plus only VW Touran tops 2016 MPV sales in Europe

8 February 2017

Volkswagen's Touran is for the first time Europe's most successful MPV. As ascertained by renowned market research company IHS Automotive, the Touran asserted itself on the European Continent as the top selling MPV with a total of more than 112,000 new...


VW agrees settlement with private plaintiffs/USFTC

2 February 2017

Parent company Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America said they had reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims regarding around 78,000 affected vehicles with three-litre TDI V6 diesel engines in the United States.


just-auto Plus only VWoA sales increase 17.1% in January 2017

2 February 2017

Volkswagen of America, (VWoA) on 1 February 2017 reported sales of 23,510 units delivered in January 2017. This marks a 17.1% increase over January 2016. Golf: January 2017 - 1,213 units; January 2016 - 986 units; YoY change - 23.0%; January 17 YTD - 1,213...


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.


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...

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Geneva show debuts list - Hyundai i30 Wagon

17 February 2017

The i30 estate will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Hyundai has announced. Info...


Yet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 February 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debu...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles January 2017 sales up 12.1%

17 February 2017

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles started the New Year with a delivery increase of 12.1%. This corre...


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...


VW/Mobileye join to create navigation data

14 February 2017

Volkswagen and Mobileye are planning to implement a new navigation standard for autonomous drivin...


just-auto Plus only VW Car-Net – a personalised ecosystem of connected

14 February 2017

Volkswagen’s Car-Net platform provides a variety of in-vehicle internet-based services, inc...



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