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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Kia electrifies its Soul

Kia Motors (UK) is taking a softly-softly approach to the launch of its first battery-electric car, targeting just 100-200 sales in 2015 thr...

SAO PAULO SHOW: This year's was one of the best

Attracting over 750,000 visitors in 11 days, the São Paulo motor show saw several locally made and imported new model launches of varying de...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volkswagen Golf SV (Sportsvan)

When it first appeared, the Golf Plus seemed to be answering a question no-one was asking. But Volkswagen had seen an opportunity, and aroun...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: There's a ghost in the house...

Yes folks, there's a ghost in the house and the temptation is to say, it's the ghost of safety. Okay, that's a bit laboured in the week of H...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Mentor Graphics 18 Sep 2014

Matthew Beecham

Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires 31 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.

Latest News

VW Group to invest EUR86bn in next five years 21 Nov 2014

Simon Warburton

Volkswagen Group says it will invest a total of EUR85.6bn (US$106.3bn) in new models, technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division during the next five years.


VW needs more China capacity to keep pace 19 Nov 2014

Chris Wright

Volkswagen Group has said it will expand its vehicle assembly operations in China further than expected to keep pace with continuous growth in the Chinese market.


BELGIUM: Jaguar overtaken by Lexus across Europe 18 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

A sales surge by the Japanese brand, combined with a lack of interest in Jaguar by buyers outside the UK has seen Lexus overtake the British car maker in Europe.


VW Group to axe SEAT brand in Russia 18 Nov 2014

Dave Leggett

Volkswagen Group is to stop selling SEAT brand vehicles in Russia due to persistent weak demand and the adverse impact of the weak rouble on imports to Russia.


VW recalls 2015 Jetta and Passats on seats 17 Nov 2014

Dave Leggett

Volkswagen of America has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecting the manual seats on certain 2015 model year Volkswagen Jetta and Passat vehicles.

Latest blogs

Handling's a bit wooden 8 May 2014

Graeme Roberts

What do you do if you're retired from VW and apparently got too much time on your hands?


VW bites the bullet down under 12 Jun 2013

Graeme Roberts

I don't think the saga of the problematic VWs in Australia is going to go down as one of the auto industry's Great PR Moments.

Company research

Volkswagen AG - Strategy and SWOT Report

Volkswagen AG - Strategy and SWOT Report

Volkswagen AG - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings...

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Volkswagen AG (VOW3) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Volkswagen AG (VOW3) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis

Volkswagen AG (VOW3) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by Global...

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Volkswagen AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Volkswagen AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships &

Project Synopsis: MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth act......

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