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New Audi Sport RS 4 Avant - powered by Porsche

21 May 2018

Audi Sport must have some of the best margins of any car company division. A range of RS models sits under the umbrella of this GmbH (limited liability company), with the newest addition being the super-fast, super-exclusive, super-expensive fourth generation RS 4 Avant.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


Is Jaguar now an SUV oriented brand too?

27 February 2018

This piece was initially prompted by the appearance of the new Volvo V60, to universal acclaim, which brought a wistful thought from me that it was a shame that Jaguar doesn’t have a wagon version of its XE as a competitor. From the initial pictures the V60 appears to be a fantastic looking car with all the usual virtues that Volvo-ness brings to the estate (wagon) genre. It looks unmistakably like its V90 sibling or as colleague Glenn Brooks put it in the office last week, "Honey, I’ve shrunk the V90."


Audi UK plans another new model barrage starting with A8

9 February 2018

It may only be third in the UK premium segment but Audi UK is happy with its growing market share ahead of another barrage of new product about to be lobbed at German rivals BMW and Mercedes.

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HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomous driving

1 February 2016

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.


Q&A with JATCO Ltd

14 October 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires

31 July 2014

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.


INTERVIEW: Danny Shapiro NVIDIA

2 July 2014

For two decades, NVIDIA says it has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. Its technologies are finding applications in video games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research. Automotive can now be added to the list. Ian Adcock spoke to the company's marketing director, Danny Shapiro, to find out more.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales surge 10.2% in April 2018

21 May 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path in April. At 927,200 units, deliveries by the Group in April were 10.2% higher than the same month last year. Over 3.6m vehicles have been handed over to customers since the beginning of the...


just-auto Plus only Hella with Audi develops customisable vehicle interior lighting

17 May 2018

Current trends such as autonomous driving and the desire for individualisation strongly impact interior vehicle design. "Drivers increasingly want the option to adjust lighting to their requirements, for eg creating an individual feel-good atmosphere...


just-auto Plus only Audi Hungaria begins series production of three-cylinder engines

16 May 2018

Series production of the first three-cylinder engine starts at Audi Hungaria. The 1.0-litre gasoline engine delivering 63kW and 85kW (86hp and 116hp) is efficient and powerful. “Our engine production facility adapts flexibly to new trends in the...


Brazil reaches 15 years of flex-fuel vehicles

11 May 2018

In March 2003 Brazil's auto industry began producing flexible-fuel cars powered by engines capable of running either on ethanol or petrol, or any blend of the two.


Audi US adds more cities to traffic light information service

10 May 2018

Audi of America has expanded its Traffic Light Information driver assistance feature to two more US cities – Phoenix, Arizona and areas of Kansas City, Kansas.


Audi aims for 800,000 pa electrified sales by 2025

9 May 2018

Audi is planning to sell approximately 800,000 electrified automobiles per annum by 2025.


Audi halts some diesel car deliveries

9 May 2018

Audi announced it had "discovered irregularities in the engine management software" of Euro 6-compliant V6 diesel engines used in current A6 and A7 models and had informed the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany and the vehicle registration authority in Luxembourg.


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 3.1% in April 2018

9 May 2018

Audi delivered around 160,900 premium cars in April. Global sales increased by 3.1%. Customers took delivery of around 624,650 units across all models since January, an increase of 8.0%. As such, the Four Rings once again beat its previous record-breaking...


US charges former Volkswagen CEO over dieselgate

4 May 2018

The US Justice Department has filed criminal charges against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, accusing him of conspiring to cover up diesel emissions cheating, but industry watchers said it was unlikely he would travel to the US to answer the charges.


Qualcomm and partners demonstrate interoperability of C-V2X

1 May 2018

5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Audi, Ford Motor Company and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have announced the world’s first demonstration for Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) direct communications technology operating across vehicles from different manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only Audi global revenue up 8.5% and sales up 9.8% in Q1 2018

30 April 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, the Audi Group surpassed its revenue and operating profit of the prior-year period. The operating return on sales of 8.5% was once again within the strategic target corridor. This year, the brand with the Four Rings will launch...


Automakers take to Alibaba smart speaker

24 April 2018

Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Volvo car owners in China will have a new choice for controlling their cars from home as the three car brands tie up with Alibaba to connect its smart speaker, a media report said.


VW Group global sales up 5.3% in March 2018

18 April 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it recorded its best ever delivery result for a single month in March.


German prosecutors eye Porsche staff over emissions manipulations

18 April 2018

German prosecutors are investigating current and former employees of Porsche, including a management board member, as part of their inquiries into emissions manipulations, Reuters reported.


VW Group China delivers over 1m units in Q1

18 April 2018

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries for the first quarter of 2018: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered over 1.01m (2017: 891,500, +13.4%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, including 43,100 imported vehicles.


New VW CEO to head Audi, as tradition?

16 April 2018

Herbert Diess is expected to be named head of Audi's supervisory board next month, a traditional post for the VW Group CEO, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales surge 9.8% in Q1 2018

10 April 2018

New record-breaking figure for the Four Rings: Audi concluded its best first quarter in the company’s history. Between January and March the company sold around 463,800 automobiles worldwide, 9.8% more than in the same quarter last year. In particular,...


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales up 7.4% in March 2018

5 April 2018

Audi continues their sales run in March, with 20,090 cars sold, which is an increase of 7.4% over last year. As well, in all of 2018 thus far, 50,052 cars have been sold, which is a YoY increase of 9.7%. Sales leaders for March match the rest of 2018 –...


FAW-VW opens Audi Q plant, new FAW HQ

3 April 2018

FAW-Volkswagen began operations this week at a newly built plant in the city of Changchun in China's north-eastern Jilin province.


just-auto Plus only Audi Germany extends its trade-in bonus for switching diesel cars

3 April 2018

Audi is continuing its support for switching to more environmentally friendly Euro 6 diesel engines in the second quarter. Customers who switch from their previous diesel vehicle with Euro 1 to Euro 4 emissions standards will receive a price advantage on their...


US tariff threat gives automakers the jitters

29 March 2018

Major automaker executives raised concerns at the New York show this week about the possibility of a trade war after the Trump administration imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier this month, a media report said.


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - Global debuts list

29 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show are named below.


just-auto Plus only Audi RS 5 Sportback to makes its world debut at the New York show

28 March 2018

Audi Sport launches an innovative high-performance model onto the market: The Audi RS 5 Sportback is currently making its world debut at the New York International Auto Show, (28 March - 9 April 2018), as a version for the US and Canadian market. It combines...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 7.2% in February 2018

19 March 2018

In the first two months of 2018, the Volkswagen Group delivered more than 1.6m vehicles to its customers throughout the world. In the month of February, the Group handed over 737,700 new vehicles to customers. "At the beginning of the year, the Volkswagen...


Audi plans e-tron GT for 2020

15 March 2018

Audi has confirmed a four-door performance electric car to go into production in 2020 at the Böllinger Höfe site near Neckarsulm (to be built alongside the R8). The e-tron GT is four-door luxury Gran Turismo with purely electric drive and would come to market after an Audi e-tron electric SUV.  


just-auto Plus only Osram equips Audi A8 with high-tech LED headlights

14 March 2018

Ingolstadt car manufacturer Audi uses the expertise of Osram Opto Semiconductors in the front lighting of its new flagship. The Oslon Compact PL for adaptive front lighting has been installed in the Audi A8 for the first time. The Oslon Black Flat S in its...


just-auto Plus only Audi to make 2017 profit sharing bonus to employees

14 March 2018

Audi is ensuring that its employees participate in the company’s success: A skilled worker at Audi AG will receive a profit-sharing bonus of EUR4,770 (US$5,911) for the 2017 financial year. The amount for this group of employees last year was EUR3,150....


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 4.6% in February 2018

13 March 2018

In February the brand with the four rings handed over around 130,950 premium automobiles worldwide, up 4.6% year-on-year. China (+22.4%) and North America (+13.1%) once again substantially boosted sales. With the new Audi A6 which just was unveiled at the...


just-auto Plus only Audi Brussels site certified as "CO2-neutral site"

13 March 2018

Audi Brussels has been awarded a "CO2-neutral site" certificate by the Belgian testing company Vinçotte. The site covers all production processes and all other emissions generated at the plant either by renewable energies (approximately 95%)...


just-auto Plus only Audi continues to pursue its e-fuels strategy

12 March 2018

Audi is convinced of the potential of the fuels e-gas, “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) and e-diesel and is continuing to pursue its e-fuels strategy. In the case of synthetic Audi “e-benzin” (e-gasoline), the Ingolstadt company has now achieved...

Audi news

New Audi Sport RS 4 Avant - powered by Porsche

21 May 2018

Audi Sport must have some of the best margins of any car company division. A range of RS models s...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales surge 10.2% in April 2018

21 May 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path in April. At 927,200 units, de...


just-auto Plus only Hella with Audi develops customisable vehicle interior lighting

17 May 2018

Current trends such as autonomous driving and the desire for individualisation strongly impact in...


just-auto Plus only Audi Hungaria begins series production of three-cylinder engines

16 May 2018

Series production of the first three-cylinder engine starts at Audi Hungaria. The 1.0-litre gasol...


Brazil reaches 15 years of flex-fuel vehicles

11 May 2018

In March 2003 Brazil's auto industry began producing flexible-fuel cars powered by engines ca...


Audi US adds more cities to traffic light information service

10 May 2018

Audi of America has expanded its Traffic Light Information driver assistance feature to two more...



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