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How 900Nm and 48V make the Audi SQ7 TDI epic

11 August 2017

In the words of a friend who owns a Golf GTD and is a long time fan of multiple Volkswagen Group models, driving the Audi SQ7 would have to be "like propelling a municipal building at lightspeed". Is three times the torque output of most small diesel engines necessary, though?


ANALYSIS - Audi Q5 2.0 TDI and the future SQ5s

26 May 2017

Audi had an instant hit on its hands when it decided to take on the Volvo XC60 and BMW X3 with the first Q5 in 2008. Which is why even with fresh engines and a thoroughly revamped platform, the new model looks not dissimilar to the previous one.


ANALYSIS - 2017 Audi A5 Coupé 2.0 TDI

18 April 2017

SUVs and crossovers might be stealing sales from many two-door cars but that doesn't mean premium-priced models are disappearing. Far from it. Audi continues to respond to the challenge of strong competition from the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes C-Class Coupé by rolling out multiple derivatives of the new A5 range.


Audi A5 cabriolet UK deliveries start

11 April 2017

Just as spring, or what passes for it, takes effect (we had a weekend of summer temperatures in some parts of the UK), Audi dealers are preparing to deliver the first of the new A5 cabriolets which join the coupe and Sportback (five-door liftback) in the redesigned range. Drop-top orders opened last February.

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


Mexico earthquake prompts plant status reviews

21 September 2017

Carmakers with plants in Mexico are assessing them for earthquake related disruptions this week, but the initial impact on operations caused by the earthquake that struck the Mexico City area appears to be limited, with plants experiencing only minor or no damage.


Audi launches premium mobility service in Beijing

20 September 2017

Audi says it has launched its 'Audi on demand+' premium mobility service for China in Beijing.


just-auto Plus only HERE/Pioneer announces capital alliance

20 September 2017

HERE Technologies (“HERE”) and Pioneer Corporation (“Pioneer”) announced a capital alliance that will result in each company becoming a shareholder in the other. The capital alliance is intended to solidify the strategic...


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales rise 8% in August 2017

18 September 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered 820,000 vehicles to customers in August, marking a 8% rise compared with August 2016. "August was a successful month for the Volkswagen Group that saw all core brands increase deliveries," said Fred Kappler, head of...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in Germany

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The...


VW China recalling 4.86m vehicles with Takata airbag inflators

14 September 2017

Volkswagen Group China (VGC), with Volkswagen (China) Import (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (FAW-VW) and SAIC Volkswagen Automotive (SAIC VW), will recall vehicles with Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflators (PSAN without desiccant).


Audi A8 to feature AGC's cover glass for car-mounted displays

14 September 2017

Asahi Glass (AGC) said its new glass for car displays, which went into production in May, will be installed in Audi's redesigned A8 flagship sedan which will be the first mass-produced vehicle to incorporate curved cover glass.


just-auto Plus only Webasto develops lightweight convertible roof module

14 September 2017

Impressive 540 horsepower emanating from ten cylinders generate superlative driving performance accompanied by a marvellous sound. A sound that drivers of this mid-engine sports car will enjoy most with the top down. Webasto, market leader for convertible...


Samsung/TTTech to develop new platform for ADAS/AV systems

14 September 2017

Samsung Electronics has announced a strategic partnership with TTTech, a company from the field of networking and safety controls.


2017 Frankfurt IAA motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


Audi claims world first for A8 AI traffic jam pilot

8 September 2017

Volkswagen Group's premium brand Audi is claiming a world first for the new A8 flagship saloon's AI traffic jam pilot with SAE level 3 conditional automation.


just-auto Plus only Audi/HERE take navigation technology to a new level

8 September 2017

Audi and HERE Technologies continue to integrate their services for even greater customer benefit. In the new Audi A8 luxury sedan, the automobile manufacturer offers an array of technologies and services created by the map developer. Audi participates in HERE...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 5% in August 2017

8 September 2017

Following growth in June and July, Audi AG increased its global sales year-on-year in August as well. Around 138,900 premium automobiles delivered in August represent a 5% increase in sales compared with 2016. Cumulative sales since January total around...


just-auto Plus only Hankook to supply tyres for new Audi RS 5 Coupe

7 September 2017

Premium tyre maker Hankook to supply original fitment tyres for the Audi RS 5 Coupé in 19- and 20-inch sizes. Hankook premiered as original equipment manufacturer for an RS model in 2016, fitting the high-performance two-seater Audi Sport TT RS with S1...


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales up 2.8% in August 2017

4 September 2017

Audi of America reported an August sales increase of 2.8% to 19,811 deliveries, as the Q7 and the new Q5 and A5 Sportback helped drive consumer demand. August was the 80th consecutive record sales month for Audi of America. The previous August record was...


just-auto Plus only Audi packing logistics introduces new interactive learning program

29 August 2017

The training centre of the future fits in a suitcase: A computer, a pair of virtual reality glasses and two controllers are all it takes for the new interactive learning program for Audi packing logistics. The program makes it fun for employees to learn the...


just-auto Plus only Audi announces board member changes

29 August 2017

There is to be a new composition of the Board of Management of Audi AG as of 1 September. The area of Finance, IT and Integrity will be the responsibility of Alexander Seitz and the area of Marketing and Sales will be headed by Bram Schot. Wendelin Göbel...


just-auto Plus only Audi A8 features Bang and Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System

25 August 2017

Listening to music becomes a sensory experience in the new Audi A8. The Bang and Olufsen Advanced Sound System now also brings the unique acoustic character of pure 3D sound to the rear seats. The brand with the four rings thus offers first-rate sound quality...


Alta Devices developing solar roof for future Audi EVs

23 August 2017

A panoramic glass roof embedded with solar cells is under development by Audi and its partner Alta Devices. The first prototype is now only months away, the German company claims.


just-auto Plus only Webasto develops soft top for Audi A5 convertible

23 August 2017

Imagine taking off in a four-seater convertible to embrace summer with friends or family. This delightful indulgence is now possible, compliments of Audi’s new A5 convertible. The new model of the open-air four-seater, based on the coupe, has been...


just-auto Plus only New Audi A5 features Borbet XR wheel

23 August 2017

The Audi A5 (B9) combines athletics and esthetics in an optimum. According to that, the perfect formed double-spoked-wheel Borbet XR is now available in two new wheel applications - the ideal body measurement 8.0 x 18 inch with offset 31 and the 7.5 x 17 inch...


just-auto Plus only Audi partners Hanergy to develop EVs with solar roof

23 August 2017

Thin-film solar cells in panoramic glass roofs of Audi models: Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist, Hanergy, are working together on this development project. With this cooperation, the partners aim to generate solar energy...


just-auto Plus only Audi offers new A4/A5 alternatives with g-tron models

18 August 2017

Audi is offering its customers two sustainable alternatives in the midsize category: the new A4 Avant g-tron and the new A5 Sportback g-tron. Both models are powered by a bivalent 2.0 TFSI engine developing 170 hp. Like the A3 Sportback g-tron that is already...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


Volkswagen faces Ducati sale resistance

9 August 2017

Volkswagen is facing strengthening internal resistance to the sale of its Ducati motorcycle unit, threatening to derail the deal even as the process moves forward with a short list of five bidders set to submit binding offers by the end of September, according to Bloomberg sources.


Germans in three-way diesel incentives battle

8 August 2017

Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW are a three-way battle to offer incentives to get aging vehicles off German roads and prevent a crackdown on scandal-tainted diesel fuel.


just-auto Plus only Audi worldwide sales up 3.5% in July 2017

7 August 2017

Audi AG has increased its worldwide deliveries in July by 3.5% year-on-year. With around 154,600 cars sold, the company achieved the highest July sales in its history. Sales increased in all core regions – in Europe by 1.4%, in North America by 4.0% and...


VW details its diesel actions and incentives

4 August 2017

Volkswagen has followed broadly along the lines of its German rivals BMW and Daimler in announcing software updates, trade-in incentives and a contribution to a mobility fund following an emergency summit on diesel vehicles in Berlin last Wednesday (2 August).


just-auto Plus only Audi of America sales up 2.5% in July 2017

4 August 2017

Audi of America reported a July sales increase of 2.5% to 18,824 vehicles, led by the Q7, the Q3 and the new A5 Sportback. July was the 79th straight month of record sales for Audi of America. The previous July record was set last year with 18,364...


German automakers to upgrade 5m diesels

2 August 2017

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW have agreed to upgrade around 5m newer diesel cars in Germany and offer trade-in rebates on older models, avoiding more costly remedies in a bid to salvage diesel technology and avoid driving bans in cities, a media report said.

Audi news

Mexico earthquake prompts plant status reviews

21 September 2017

Carmakers with plants in Mexico are assessing them for earthquake related disruptions this week,...


Audi launches premium mobility service in Beijing

20 September 2017

Audi says it has launched its 'Audi on demand+' premium mobility service for China in Beijing....


just-auto Plus only HERE/Pioneer announces capital alliance

20 September 2017

HERE Technologies (“HERE”) and Pioneer Corporation (“Pioneer”) announced...


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales rise 8% in August 2017

18 September 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered 820,000 vehicles to customers in August, marking a 8% rise compare...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in Germany

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is anal...


VW China recalling 4.86m vehicles with Takata airbag inflators

14 September 2017

Volkswagen Group China (VGC), with Volkswagen (China) Import (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (F...



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