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This brand is owned by: Volkswagen Group

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2018 Los Angeles auto show world debuts list

29 November 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show are named below.


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.


ANALYSIS - Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini future vehicles

20 December 2017

After reviewing Volkswagen, Škoda and SEAT, and with Audi and Porsche still to come, just-auto's series on the future models of the Volkswagen Group now turns to the three smallest volume luxury brands.

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


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.


UK: Supplier doubles staff in a year

16 September 2015

A small UK automotive supplier of insulation materials to Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and VW Group has doubled its staff since moving into new premises last year as part of a GBP6m expansion programme. Automotive Insulations (AI), part of the British owned Autins Group, has taken on around 80 staff over the past 12 months, both on the shop floor and in administrative positions to help meet growing demand from vehicle manufacturers.


MEXICO: Key Safety Systems starts carbon fibre production

1 September 2015

Key Safety Systems (KSS), says it has started production in a new carbon fibre trim factory at Valle Hermoso, Mexico.


UK: Bentley announces new design head

4 June 2015

Bentley Motors has announced Stefan Sielaff as its new Director of Design. He succeeds Luc Donckerwolke who has been with Bentley since 2012 and is leaving VW Group.


RUSSIA: Bentley opens third Moscow dealership

2 June 2015

Bentley has announced the opening of its third dealership in Moscow and reports continuing strong interest in the brand in Russia, despite the country's current economic difficulties.


UK: Automakers build a half million by April

28 May 2015

UK automakers passed the 500,000 milestone for car production in April with 530,505 new cars built to date.


UK: Bentley might introduce entry-level crossover - reports

27 May 2015

Bentley might launch an entry-level crossover in future, Rolf French, board member for engineering, has said.

Bentley news

2018 Los Angeles auto show world debuts list

29 November 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show are named below. Information...


Bentley introduces 'advanced connectivity'

30 October 2018

VW Group-owned luxury brand Bentley is trumpeting the launch of 'Advanced Connectivity' &...


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-...


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 Ame...


2018 Monterey Week world debuts list

27 August 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place over the fin...


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 E...



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