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2019 Geneva motor show world debuts list

6 March 2019

Concepts, prototypes and production models which were world premieres at the 2019 Geneva motor show are discussed below.


Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti - the future vehicles

28 January 2019

As Volkswagen doesn't publicise numbers for Bugatti, the division's performance isn't easily quantifiable. Not so for Bentley, something which the brand might wish was the case after its losses were recently highlighted as unacceptable by members of the Porsche and Piech families. Lamborghini will therefore be relieved to have gone into 2019 with record results and long waiting lists. Their here and now might be disparate but what does the future hold for each of these three brands?


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.


ANALYSIS - Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase

17 April 2018

If luxury is increasingly defined by levels of tranquillity, lounging space and a feeling of being in control, then Bentley surely has a bright future. The Mulsanne, its oldest model, is also at the top of the tree when it comes to pricing. And for those who wish to indulge themselves with the biggest, most expensive definition of rolling luxury, there is the 5.8m long Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase.

Latest interviews


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: Volkswagen Group Rus general director Marcus Osegowitsch

20 March 2014

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.


Q&A with Prodrive's Brand&: Maximising brand potential

23 October 2013

Prodrive's Brand& helps develop some of the potential in a vehicle manufacturer’s brand and distribution by creating carefully-positioned non-automotive ranges (mainly clothing and lifestyle accessories) and the retailing support that make them successful. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with Carl Ball, managing director of Brand& about its expertise and how social media is changing the ways in which dealers and OEMs should engage with their customers and potential customers, making cross-channel communications more cost-effective as long as it is cunningly implemented.


INTERVIEW: New SMMT chief executive, Mike Hawes

23 September 2013

Mike Hawes became SMMT chief executive on 2 September, 2013 and has more than 20 years experience in policy and public affairs, the majority of which have been spent in the motor industry. Simon Warburton spoke to him at the SMMT's recent Open Forum day bringing together suppliers, Automotive Council members and the UK government.

Latest news


VW remains on track after a good first half

25 July 2019

First half Volkswagen Group sales revenue rose 4.9% year on year to EUR125.2bn (H1 2018: EUR119.4bn) and operating profit - before special items -improved by 1.9% to EUR10bn (9.8) and operating return on sales - again before special items - amounted to 8% (8.2).


Ex-Cadillac marketer joins Bentley

19 June 2019

Volkswagen's Bentley Motors has appointed Florian Spinoly director of product and marketing, effective immediately.


Bentley named UK's top automotive employer for school leavers

30 May 2019

VW Group-owned luxury brand Bentley Motors has been recognised as the number one automotive employer for school leavers in the UK for the second year running.


Bentley adds 10,000-panel solar carport at Crewe factory

2 May 2019

Volkswagen's Bentley Motors said it had installed the UK's largest solar car port at its factory in Crewe, England.


just-auto Plus only VW Group brands deliver a solid performance in 2018

12 March 2019

In fiscal year 2018, the Volkswagen Group again benefited from its broad positioning and the sustained solid performance both of its brands and its financial services. Dr Herbert Diess, chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft,...


just-auto Plus only VW Group extends TomTom's deal

6 March 2019

TomTom announced that it has been awarded a multi-year extension to an existing European deal to provide its traffic service to Volkswagen Group car brands. They include Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge, Skoda, Lamborghini and Bentley. In...


Bentley introduces 'advanced connectivity'

30 October 2018

VW Group-owned luxury brand Bentley is trumpeting the launch of 'Advanced Connectivity' – claimed by Bentley to be the "world’s first super-fast, reliable and secure in-car WiFi system".


Minnow Birmingham pressings supplier wins Bentley contract

15 October 2018

A small English supplier has celebrated its 70th birthday with a supply contract from Volkswagen-owned Bentley.


VW names new North America chief

10 October 2018

Scott Keogh, head of Audi of America, has been named president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America as well as head of the VW brand for the North American region.


just-auto Plus only VW Group and JV partners to invest on AV and e-mobilty solutions in China

26 April 2018

At a Volkswagen Group media event, held on the eve of the 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Volkswagen Group demonstrated the company’s commitment to delivering outstanding People’s Mobility solutions to Chinese consumers. The...


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


Bentley appoints new chairman and CEO

23 October 2017

Volkswagen Group subsidiary Bentley has announced the appointment of ex-JLR executive Adrian Hallmark as its new chairman and chief executive officer, starting on 1 February 2018.


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.


VW H1 operating profit rises

27 July 2017

The Volkswagen Group boosted first half operating profit to EUR8.9bn (up from EUR7.5bn in H1 2016) while operating return on sales grew to 7.7% (7%) as sales rose 7.3% to EUR115.9bn.


just-auto Plus only VW completes 80 successful years

30 May 2017

80 years ago marked the beginning of one of the most successful automobile producers in the world. On 28 May 1937, the predecessor to today's Volkswagen Group, "Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH" ("Corporation to...


UK gov consulting auto companies on Brexit

17 May 2017

The British government department responsible for the UK's departure from the EU has been conducting a round of fact-finding interviews and dialogues with UK automotive manufacturers ahead of negotiations to take the UK out of the EU.


just-auto Plus only Solvay joins Bentley/Penso in FLAVA automotive project

18 April 2017

Solvay is proud to be part of a consortium partnership with Bentley and Penso, that has been awarded a multi-million pound grant by the UK government Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) for the Flexible Lightweight Architecture for Volume Applications (FLAVA)...


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only Bentley 2016 global sales rise 9%

16 January 2017

Bentley Motors delivered 11,023 cars in 2016, a record high and the company’s fourth consecutive year above 10,000 cars. This represents a 9% growth on the performance of 2015 (10,100 cars). The Americas remained Bentley’s number one region,...


China adds extra 10% tax on super luxury cars

5 December 2016

The Chinese government introduced an additional tax on top end luxury cars at the beginning of December as it continues to target the excesses of the country’s super-rich.


Volkswagen Group operating profit up this year

28 October 2016

Despite the impact of 'dieselgate' Volkswagen Group generated an operating profit before special items of EUR11.3 (10.2)bn in the first nine months of the year, representing an increase of 10.5%.


just-auto Plus only Bentley Studio London opened in Westfield

5 October 2016

Bentley, on 5 October, 2016, announces the opening of a new luxury personalisation studio in Westfield London, one of the capital’s premier shopping destinations. Bentley Studio London is located in The Village, Westfield’s home to leading...


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.


just-auto Plus only Bentley Russia appoints new head

16 September 2016

Bentley Motors has appointed Marco Van Aalten as its new head of Bentley Russia, starting with immediate effect. Van Aalten joins from the Bentley Motors European team where he was area sales manager for Central Europe. In his new role, he will oversee all...


just-auto Plus only Bentley names its new sales and marketing board member

30 August 2016

Bentley Motors on 26 August, 2016 announced the appointment of Dr. Andreas Offermann as its new member of the board for sales, marketing and aftersales, starting from 1 November 2016. Offermann joins Bentley from SEAT. where he held the role of executive vice...


just-auto Plus only Bentley names its new head of exterior design

24 August 2016

Bentley Motors on 24 August, 2016 announces the appointment of John Paul Gregory as its new head of exterior design, starting with immediate effect. Having spent more than 8 years with Bentley, Gregory has been promoted from his previous role as advanced...


just-auto Plus only Three Bentley models make US debut at the Monterey Auto Week

18 August 2016

The most luxurious Bentley model ever, the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, makes its US debut at the Monterey Auto Week. The pinnacle luxury limousine is designed for those who prefer to be driven, and provides a first class air-travel experience for the road....


Koreans to rule on VW Group certification revocation

11 July 2016

South Korea's environment ministry said on Monday it would decide later this month whether to revoke the certification of 32 Volkswagen Group vehicle models after prosecutors accused the carmaker of fabricating documents on emissions and noise level tests.


Bentley starts Bentayga SUV deliveries

22 March 2016

VW-owned Bentley Motors has handed over the first Bentayga models to customers at an exclusive event at the brand's headquarters in Crewe, UK.


VW Group's Bentley eyes new markets, sectors, body styles

8 December 2015

Volkswagen Group-owned Bentley will make more than 10,000 cars for the third year running this year and is now in a position where it can fully fund its own product development.

Bentley news

VW remains on track after a good first half

25 July 2019

First half Volkswagen Group sales revenue rose 4.9% year on year to EUR125.2bn (H1 2018: EUR119.4...


Ex-Cadillac marketer joins Bentley

19 June 2019

Volkswagen's Bentley Motors has appointed Florian Spinoly director of product and marketing,...


Bentley named UK's top automotive employer for school leavers

30 May 2019

VW Group-owned luxury brand Bentley Motors has been recognised as the number one automotive emplo...


Bentley adds 10,000-panel solar carport at Crewe factory

2 May 2019

Volkswagen's Bentley Motors said it had installed the UK's largest solar car port at its...


just-auto Plus only VW Group brands deliver a solid performance in 2018

12 March 2019

In fiscal year 2018, the Volkswagen Group again benefited from its broad positioning and the sust...


2019 Geneva motor show world debuts list

6 March 2019

Concepts, prototypes and production models which were world premieres at the 2019 Geneva motor sh...



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