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Chengdu motor show world debuts list - the just-auto preview

20 July 2018

Every year the Chengdu motor show seems to grow in importance. The 2018 event is no exception. Below is an initial list of vehicle world premieres, with many more to be added during the coming weeks.


Paris motor show world debuts list - 300hp RenaultSport Megane Trophy

19 July 2018

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.


Audi A7 50 TDI - who says diesel is dead?

4 July 2018

With the exception of Italy, sales of diesel cars are still falling in the big European markets. Hardly an ideal time for any OEM to add fresh compression-ignition engines to a luxury model. Audi disagrees, believing that buyers will be drawn to the economy of its new mild hybrid 3.0-litre V6.


Not a very good Monday for one - the week

22 June 2018

Not a good week for Audi CEO Rupert Stadler whose plans for this week were interrupted somewhat in the early hours of Monday with a knock on his Ingolstadt door followed swiftly by arrest. With top ranking VW Group executives seemingly untouchable since the diesel emissions cheating scandal broke almost three years ago, Stadler's arrest was a bit of a surprise.

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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.

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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.


just-auto Plus only Audi supports Urban Air Mobility project in Ingolstadt

22 June 2018

Audi is shaping mobility in the third dimension. A letter of intent was signed on this subject with partners from the fields of politics and industry in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday afternoon. Bram Schot, interim CEO and member of the Board...


Hyundai and Audi team up for hydrogen technology

20 June 2018

Hyundai Motor announced on Wednesday it is joining forces with the Volkswagen Group premium brand Audi to develop advanced fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technologies.


VW releases Stadler from Audi and group management board duties

19 June 2018

Volkswagen AG said Audi CEO Rupert Stadler - arrested by Munich prosecutors on Monday due to fears he might hinder an ongoing investigation into the diesel emissions cheating scandal - had been temporarily released from his duties as a member of the board of management and the supervisory board had accepted his request.


UPDATED: VW holds crisis talks after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested

18 June 2018

Top Volkswagen officials were holding crisis talks to find a temporary chief for premium brand Audi after CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday (18 June), a source told the Reuters news agency.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 6.1% in May 2018

18 June 2018

The Volkswagen Group’s upward trend continues: at 953,400 units, Group deliveries in May were 6.1% higher than the same month last year. More than 4.5m vehicles have been handed over to customers worldwide since the beginning of the year – an...


just-auto Plus only Audi partners with SMA Solar and Hager to connect EVs to home infrastructure

14 June 2018

Audi is taking the idea of electric mobility beyond the automobile in offering its customers a tailor made system offering. To that end, the brand is teaming up with two new partners to connect its electric model Audi e-tron with the user's home...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 0.7% in May 2018

12 June 2018

Audi AG delivered around 160,600 premium automobiles to customers worldwide in May. This means that sales are up slightly by 0.7% year-on-year. Global deliveries since the start of the year of around 785,300 units were up 6.4% on the 2017 figure. Audi...


Audi expands 'Audi on demand' in Asia

8 June 2018

The 'Audi on demand' mobility service that Audi has launched in Asia is now being extended to Japan.


Audi 3D print innovation for faster prototyping

8 June 2018

Audi expects a significant reduction in prototyping lead times for tail light covers, with turnaround times decreasing up to 50% in comparison to traditional methods as it adopts a supplier's full-colour additive (3D) printing system.


Audi Q8 comes with 48V mild hybrid tech

6 June 2018

The new Audi Q8 is fitted with mild hybrid technology that integrates a lithium-ion battery and a belt alternator starter (BAS) into a 48-volt primary electrical system.


FAW-VW continues growth with new Qingdao plant

6 June 2018

FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company opened a new vehicle assembly plant in Qingdao, in China's eastern Shandong province, this week as the joint venture looks to strengthen its position in China.


Hella develops 'intelligent lighting' for Audi A7 Sportback

31 May 2018

Together with Audi, Hella has developed a what it says is a new lighting technology for the new Audi A7 Sportback.


Virtual exterior mirrors series production first for Audi

30 May 2018

Audi says that optional virtual exterior mirrors will be making their world premiere in the series production version of the Audi e-tron prototype. They are much narrower than the standard mirrors, reducing the vehicle width by 15cm and, thanks to their new shape, reduce wind drag and noise.


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.

Audi news

Chengdu motor show world debuts list - the just-auto preview

20 July 2018

Every year the Chengdu motor show seems to grow in importance. The 2018 event is no exception. Be...


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 Chines...


Paris motor show world debuts list - 300hp RenaultSport Megane Trophy

19 July 2018

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris M...


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...


VW systematically expanding its partnerships in China

12 July 2018

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


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 inform...



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