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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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Shanghai show debuts list - Skoda Vision E concept

29 March 2017

Two world premieres for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 have been added to just-auto.com's debuts list: the Škoda Vision E concept and a facelift for the Lexus NX.


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%.


just-auto Plus only VW India sales surge 58% in February 2017

15 March 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer has announced its monthly sales performance for February 2017, selling 3,965 units, which constitutes a 58% growth as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. Commenting on the sales...


Bullish VW chiefs talk bright financial future

14 March 2017

Dieselgate? Crisis? What crisis? The bullish attitude of top executives at Volkswagen AG's annual accounts press conference in Wolfsburg today belied the reputational damage, massive costs associated with still-ongoing recalls, diesel cars pulled from some markets and current legal action working its way through various courts on several continents.


just-auto Plus only VW Arteon pre sales begin in Germany

10 March 2017

Just two days after its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show, pre-sales of the new Arteon start on 9 March 2017 in Germany. Available to order and configure at launch are the two most powerful petrol and diesel engines – a TSI delivering...


just-auto Plus only Bosch reaches settlement for US consumer classes

10 March 2017

Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC ("Bosch") have reached a settlement (the "Bosch Settlement") with counsel for the consumer classes related to allegations that defeat device software was installed to bypass emissions standards in...


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


VW investor claims make progress in German court

8 March 2017

Some investor claims against Volkswagen have made progress in a German court.


just-auto Plus only VW premieres Tiguan Allspace/Arteon at Geneva show

8 March 2017

The new Arteon is the highlight of this year's show appearance by the Volkswagen brand at the Geneva International Motor Show. Both elegant and dynamic, it offers a remarkable amount of space and comfort with its coupé-like lines. The newly...


just-auto Plus only VW opens Future Centre in Potsdam

6 March 2017

The Volkswagen Group has taken an additional important step with their digitisation strategy to create the mobility of the future by opening the Future Centre Europe located in Potsdam, Germany. Launched at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, the Centre has started...


VW establishes new Sub-Saharan Africa region

3 March 2017

Volkswagen said it was with its brand's regionalisation strategy having established the Sub-Saharan Africa region to develop and strengthen the market.


VW partners Infineon over semiconductor solutions

2 March 2017

Volkswagen says it has partnered with semiconductor supplier Infineon in order to define future semiconductor solutions involving advanced and emerging auto technologies and to 'pursue new joint development approaches'.


just-auto Plus only VW of America sales rise 12.7% in February 2017

2 March 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 25,145 units delivered in February 2017, a 12.7% increase over February 2016. With 48,655 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 14.75% in year-over-year sales. The Golf...


Navistar and VW Truck & Bus close on alliance

1 March 2017

Navistar International Corporation said it had closed on its, previously announced, wide-ranging strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck & Bus which includes an equity investment in Navistar by the German company and framework agreements for a procurement joint venture and strategic technology and supply collaboration.


VW Wolfsburg plant produces 44m vehicles

28 February 2017

Volkswagen's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany has now built 44m vehicles since production started 72 years ago.


just-auto Plus only VW selects Intertek as materials testing provider

28 February 2017

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces its certification by Volkswagen as an approved global provider for materials testing. Intertek’s participation in Volkswagen materials testing program enables parts...


just-auto Plus only VW India announces new vehicle line-up for 2017

28 February 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, announced its India line-up for the year 2017. Strong products backed by an enhanced network of sales and service outlets, Volkswagen India is all set to introduce its popular global products in the Indian...


just-auto Plus only VW announces new remuneration system

27 February 2017

Volkswagen is restructuring the remuneration of its Board of Management. The new remuneration system includes a share-based remuneration component and is therefore more capital market-oriented. The targets to be met for the variable remuneration components are...


just-auto Plus only Audi Brasil appoints new president and CEO

27 February 2017

Dr. Johannes Roscheck is the new president and CEO of Audi do Brasil. With great expertise in the automotive sector and knowledge of the Brazilian market, Roscheck, who is an Austrian, has served as CFO in the brand's production unit in Curitiba already in...


just-auto Plus only VW successfully fixes 3.4m EA189 engine vehicles

24 February 2017

Volkswagen has already successfully retrofitted around 3.4m diesel vehicles to date; these are vehicles with the EA189 engine type and displacements of 2.0, 1.6 and 1.2 litres. Around 1.4m German vehicles are represented in this total. The statistics...

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Shanghai show debuts list - Skoda Vision E concept

29 March 2017

Two world premieres for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 have been been added to just-auto.com's debuts...


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 r...


VW begins Tiguan assembly in India

23 March 2017

Volkswagen India has begun Tiguan assembly at its Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra. The model w...


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...


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 sys...


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 co...



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