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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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just-auto Plus only Six start-ups selected to launch VW incubator prog

23 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...


just-auto Plus only NDRC approves JAC/VW China joint venture

23 May 2017

JAC released the announcement at the night of 22 May 2017 about receiving the final approval from NDRC: in order to promote the development of new energy vehicle business, deepen the collaboration between Chinese and German BEV industry, the JV project between...


IAA world debuts - Renault Mégane R.S.

22 May 2017

Yet another car has been added to just-auto's Frankfurt motor show world premieres list: the Renault Mégane R.S.


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).


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Group global sales down 1.4% in April

15 May 2017

Since the beginning of the year, the Volkswagen Group has handed over 3.3m new vehicles to customers. In April, the Group delivered 841,200 vehicles (-1.4%). "At the beginning of the second quarter, we were able to increase our deliveries in China again....


Brazil to triple auto exports to Colombia

12 May 2017

Brazil's second vehicle trade agreement, outside the Mercosur region, is set to take effect within 30 days. The first was with Mexico a decade ago and now Colombia is opening up without the previous burden of a 16% import tax.


just-auto Plus only VW US appoints new chief compliance officer

12 May 2017

Volkswagen Group of America, (VWGoA) on 11 May 2017 announced that it has appointed Stephanie Davis to serve as chief compliance officer, effective immediately. In her newly elevated role, Davis will direct strategy for and drive a culture of compliance and...


just-auto Plus only VW commercial vehicle YTD2017 global sales up 4.8%

12 May 2017

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 161,700 urban delivery vehicles, vans and pickups to customers around the world up to the end of April. This represents an increase of 4.8% compared with the same period last year. In Western Europe, deliveries...


just-auto Plus only VW global sales down 1.8% in April 2017

10 May 2017

In April 2017, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 468,000 vehicles throughout the world, corresponding to a slight fall of 1.8% compared with the corresponding month of the previous year. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board member for...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen presents new Arteon

10 May 2017

'Autonomous driving' – a term currently generating more animated discussion than almost any other in the automotive world. It fascinates and polarises in equal measure. The fact is: automated driving functions increase comfort and often safety as...


Volkswagen names German plant that will build EVs

9 May 2017

Zwickau-Mosel has been named by Volkswagen as the production location for not only its I.D. electric car but three other EVs. All will use the MEB architecture.


VW makes progress on many fronts - brand CEO

8 May 2017

The Volkswagen brand is making rapid progress with the implementation of its strategy Transform 2025+ presented last November, according to brand CEO Herbert Diess.


just-auto Plus only VW of America sales up 1.6% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 27,557 units delivered in April 2017, a 1.6% increase over April 2016. With 96,426 units delivered year-to-date in April, the company is reporting an increase of 7.7% in year-over-year sales. Golf: April 2017 -...


just-auto Plus only VW joins in extension of CNG mobility in Germany

3 May 2017

Volkswagen Group, operators of CNG filling stations and gas networks have signed a joint declaration of intent, committing themselves to the extension of CNG mobility. CNG signifies "Compressed Natural Gas" and can be both natural gas or regenerative...


just-auto Plus only VWGoA appoints new EVP, Communications

2 May 2017

Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) announced that Pietro Zollino, 49, has been named executive vice president, Communications for Volkswagen Group of America, effective immediately. In this position, Zollino will be responsible for all aspects of...


just-auto Plus only VW US appoints new SVP Parts and Vehicle Logistics

2 May 2017

Volkswagen Group of America announced that Mark Ilijanic, 41, has been appointed senior vice president Parts and Vehicle Logistics, effective immediately. In this position, Ilijanic will oversee the operations of logistics and distribution of Parts and...


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 news

just-auto Plus only Six start-ups selected to launch VW incubator prog

23 May 2017

The first six teams for the new start-up incubator at Volkswagen’s Gläserne Manufaktur...


just-auto Plus only NDRC approves JAC/VW China joint venture

23 May 2017

JAC released the announcement at the night of 22 May 2017 about receiving the final approval from...


IAA world debuts - Renault Mégane R.S.

22 May 2017

Yet another car has been added to just-auto's Frankfurt motor show world premieres list: the Rena...


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 S...


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 tha...


NHTSA expands VW/Porsche recalls

15 May 2017

Volkswagen AG and Porsche reportedly are adding almost 300,000 Porsche and Audi vehicles to a pre...



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