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Paris motor show world debuts list - Audi e-tron

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's public premiere will take place at the Paris motor show. Production has already started and sales will commence in European markets during November.


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018

SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world debuts. A trending return towards C segment sedans and the addition of wagons (see Hyundai) continues.


2018 Monterey Week world debuts list

27 August 2018

Monterey Automotive Week 2018, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place over the final weekend of August and during several days leading up to it.


Traverse, the great divide - a tough CASE to crack

6 August 2018

There’s a great deal of consternation in the auto industry presently, but that concern is divided in to two camps. On the one hand, there are those in the here and now anxious about whether total industry volume in the US this year will be 18m or 17.8m. On the other hand, there are those more concerned about the future and whether CASE (connected, autonomous, shared and electrified) or ACES (to put it another way) will fundamentally challenge the industry’s business model that’s been built up over the last 100 years or so. The differences in approach were there for all to see at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held in Traverse City, Michigan last week.

Latest interviews


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


EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers for emissions collusion

18 September 2018

The European Commission said on Tuesday (18 September) it had opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) colluded, in breach of EU antitrust rules, to avoid competition on the development and roll-out of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars.


Audi launches e-offensive with the world premiere of Audi e-tron

18 September 2018

i is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron.


just-auto Plus only VW Group to drive future deployment of ITS

18 September 2018

The Volkswagen Group is presenting its activities in the intelligent transport of people and goods at the 25th ITS World Congress in Copenhagen (17 – 21 September 2018). As a member of ERTICO – ITS Europe, a network of more than 100 partners, the...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 6.8% in August 2018

17 September 2018

August was a successful month for the Volkswagen Group: Group brands delivered a total of 875,300 vehicles to customers, a rise of 6.8%. Europe was the region with the strongest growth: 327,700 vehicles were handed over to customers there, an increase of 21.0%...


VW China completes four factory projects

14 September 2018

Volkswagen has announced the completion of a major production expansion in China, opening four new facilities in Qingdao, Foshan and Tianjin in recent months.


VW board 'to discuss' Audi CEO Stadler's position

14 September 2018

Volkswagen Group's supervisory board is due to meet early next week to discuss the future of suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, according to reports in the German media.


just-auto Plus only VW Group signs new contracts with European importers

14 September 2018

The Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Passenger Cars brands, together with their partners from ten European importers, signed the new importer contracts in Wolfsburg this week. Contracts with the Group’s own companies in a...


just-auto Plus only Audi establishes sustainability rating for suppliers

14 September 2018

Sustainability counts: Together with its suppliers, Audi is systematically committed to responsible action. To this end, the company has developed a sustainability rating with the aim of protecting the environment and safeguarding social standards. Since April...


just-auto Plus only Europe-wide public charging infrastructure for Audi e-tron

13 September 2018

The e-tron marks the dawning of a new era for Audi. The brand with the four rings is being transformed from a classic automotive manufacturer into a premium mobility systems supplier. The Audi e-tron Charging Service will be part of a broad-based offering for...


Audi launching e-tron EV with integrated toll road payment tech

11 September 2018

Audi's US unit said the e-tron SUV, which makes its global debut in San Francisco on 17 September, will be the VW group premium brand's first vehicle to launch with integrated toll payment technology.


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 10.9% in August 2018

11 September 2018

The Audi brand beat its 2017 results by 10.9% in August with around 153,900 premium automobiles sold. Among the core regions the number of deliveries grew most strongly in Europe (+21.5%). Here the deliveries of models in stock as part of the switch to WLTP...


FAW-VW opens new production facility in Tianjin, China

31 August 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it is strengthening its SUV offensive in China with the launch of the new FAW-Volkswagen Tianjin plant.


just-auto Plus only Audi launches 'Audi on demand' in the UK

23 August 2018

Following on from Asia, Audi is now expanding its flexible mobility service to include Europe: Audi on demand arrived in the UK, with locations in Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. For the first time in Europe, dealers now act as the point of contact for Audi...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 10.6% in July 2018

20 August 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path at the start of the second half-year. Deliveries in July rose 10.6% to 908,200 new vehicles. Over 6.4m vehicles have been handed over to customers since the beginning of the year – 7.5%...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 7% in July 2018

10 August 2018

Audi AG delivered around 165,350 premium automobiles to customers in July, a year-on-year increase of 7.0%. The three core markets performed positively: Compared with July 2017, demand in China rose 3.8%, in the US 2.1% and in Germany 37.5%. In the home...


Audi and Ericsson to use 5G for automotive production

3 August 2018

Audi and Ericsson are announcing plans to pioneer the use of 5G technology for automotive production.


just-auto Plus only Audi China announces top management changes

2 August 2018

Thomas Owsianski is to take up the position of president of Audi China during the fourth quarter of 2018 as successor to Joachim Wedler, and will already be joining the top management team at Audi China from 1 August 2018. The 51-year-old manager was latterly...


SAIC-Volkswagen to establish Audi division

30 July 2018

SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Company, a joint venture between Shanghai-based SAIC Motor and Volkswagen, plans to set up a separate division for the production and sale of Audi models in China, according to local reports.


Audi Hungary begins series production of electric motors for EVs

25 July 2018

Audi in Hungary has begun series production of electric motors at its manufacturing site in Gyor. The company says approximately 100 people are employed in the electric motors manufacturing area at present.


VW Group lines up Audi CEO replacement

24 July 2018

The VW Group is apparently lining up a replacement CEO at its Audi brand, because of uncertainty surrounding the current CEO - Rupert Stadler - who is in pre-trial detention in Germany over allegations surrounding emissions tests cheating. Markus Duesmann has been offered a position on the VW Group board, but the position has not yet been given a job title.


VW Group China sales up 9.2% in H1

20 July 2018

Volkswagen Group China has announced the first half-year deliveries for 2018: with its two Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered over 1.99m (1.83m, +9.2%) vehicles to customers in mainland China and Hong Kong, including 80,300 imported vehicles.


Audi says solution for NA diesels agreed

18 July 2018

Almost three years on from the start of the VW Group dieselgate crisis, Audi says it can offer a specific solution for all its diesel engines in the US and Canada.


VW systematically expanding its partnerships in China

12 July 2018

Volkswagen Group says it is expanding its successful business relationships in China.


Audi and Huawei to develop intelligent connected vehicles

11 July 2018

Audi has signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic cooperation with the Chinese information and telecommunications corporation Huawei in Berlin.


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 4.5% in H1 2018

11 July 2018

Audi AG delivered around 164,000 premium automobiles to customers in June. As such, sales were down 3.8% on the strong result of the same period last year. In the US, sales of the Four Rings were up 0.3%, on a par with the prior-year level. As a result, Audi...


just-auto Plus only Audi submits V TDI engines internal technical analyses to KBA

6 July 2018

In the course of addressing the diesel crisis, Audi has reached an important milepost: As announced in advance, following the conclusion of internal technical analyses of all its V TDI engines the company passed on its essential findings to the German Federal...


just-auto Plus only Audi appoints new head of communications

2 July 2018

Dirk Arnold has been appointed Head of Communications at Audi effective 1 July. The 52-year-old succeeds to Toni Melfi, who is taking on a different activity within Audi AG. Dirk Arnold is returning to Audi in Ingolstadt after approximately 16 years. He...


just-auto Plus only Audi’s diesel emission control processes to be ratified by KBA

27 June 2018

The German Federal Motor Vehicle Transport Authority (KBA) will be fact finding about the current state of clarification of the diesel crisis directly at Audi. Besides the software modifications, the main focus will be on the new, optimised processes which are...


FAW-VW completes second Foshan production line

25 June 2018

FAW-Volkswagen last week opened a new production line at its Foshan plant in China's southerly Guangdong province, as part of the company's aggressive expansion strategy in the world's largest vehicle market.


VW brands now responsible for regions

22 June 2018

Having recently renamed its Truck & Bus unit TRATON to increase independence and move it "towards capital market readiness", Volkswagen Group announced another structural realignment of its organisation so one lead brand assumes "steering responsibility" for a clearly defined region of the world across the group.

Audi news

EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers for emissions collusion

18 September 2018

The European Commission said on Tuesday (18 September) it had opened an in-depth investigation to...


Audi launches e-offensive with the world premiere of Audi e-tron

18 September 2018

Audi is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron. By 20...


Paris motor show world debuts list - Audi e-tron

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's...


just-auto Plus only VW Group to drive future deployment of ITS

18 September 2018

The Volkswagen Group is presenting its activities in the intelligent transport of people and good...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 6.8% in August 2018

17 September 2018

August was a successful month for the Volkswagen Group: Group brands delivered a total of 875,300...


VW China completes four factory projects

14 September 2018

Volkswagen has announced the completion of a major production expansion in China, opening four ne...



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