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ANALYSIS - R8 Spyder and future Audi Sport models

4 October 2017

What had once been quattro GmbH became Audi Sport GmbH in late 2016. Motor racing and RS models are the main part of its remit, along with Audi's fastest and most expensive model series, the R8.


Could VW axe the up! in Europe?

14 September 2017

Small cars can be a headache for vehicle manufacturers. The problem is that model offerings have proliferated at the low-margin small car end of volume carmaker portfolios and it's something that appears to be exercising managers at Volkswagen Group right now.


How 900Nm and 48V make 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?


Non-premium brands should study the Škoda Superb

21 July 2017

So-called value brands are in a death squeeze as premium makes continue to colonise their traditional territory. Or so goes the theory. And how about the supposed fact that to pull in big worldwide sales and profits, a car company must also be in the US market? Škoda breaks these and many other rules.

Latest interviews


Volkswagen head of compact cars on Tiguan Allspace

19 April 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed a Volkswagen Tiguan to take a closer look and got the inside story from Dr Jochen Böhle, head of product development for Volkswagen’s compact car line-up.


VW Car-Net – an ecosystem of connected services

16 February 2017

Volkswagen’s Car-Net platform provides a variety of in-vehicle internet-based services, including remote vehicle access, roadside assistance, diagnostics and maintenance, and the ability to set speed and boundary alerts. To find out more, we caught up with Dr Marcus Heitmann, general manager for Volkswagen Car-Net.


HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomou

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.


Harman on why partnering is essential - Q&A

16 December 2015

Harman recently partnered with Renesas to improve its in-vehicle network and infotainment solutions. Matthew Beecham caught-up with Harman’s Phil Eyler, Executive Vice President and President of Infotainment to find out how this alliance and others are supporting the brand in a highly competitive sector. In Part 2, we interview Harman’s EVP and President Lifestyle Audio Division Michael Mauser about the audio innovations it is bringing to the market to sustain growth.

Latest news


LA AUTO SHOW - Audi A7 world debut

20 October 2017

Another world premiere for next month's LA auto show has been named: the second generation Audi A7 Sportback.


just-auto Plus only VW developing electric race car for Pikes Peak

20 October 2017

New challenge in motorsport with the technology of tomorrow: Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the world's most renowned mountain race. The all-wheel drive prototype is scheduled to be at the start of the Pikes Peak International Hill...


just-auto Plus only Audi presents new A7 Sportback

20 October 2017

The A7 Sportback represents the new Audi design language to a great extent and delivers on the design promise made by the prologue studies. The four-door coupe sets standards in the luxury class when it comes to progressiveness. It embodies a new style of Gran...


2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - first world debuts

18 October 2017

The first world premieres for the 2018 North American International Auto Show are noted below.


Poltics delay Seat SUV name announcement

18 October 2017

With Spanish media focused on the political crisis over Catalonia, Volkswagen Group's Spanish division Seat reportedly has decided to delay announcing the name of its forthcoming SUV.


VW Group China 9M 2017 sales up 1.4%

16 October 2017

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for the first nine months of 2017. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, Saic Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered almost 2.90m (+1.4%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, including 139,000 imported vehicles.


Audi global sales up 2.6% in September 2017

16 October 2017

Audi AG ended the third quarter with an increase of 2.6% in September sales compared to 2016.


Volkswagen Group monthly sales top 1m

13 October 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered over 1m vehicles for the first time in September, the highest level ever for a single month, the 1.01m tally was 6.6% up year on year.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles 9M 2017 sales up 4.9%

13 October 2017

In the first three quarters of the year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 367,900 vehicles from the T, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok series to customers all around the world. This represents an increase of 4.9% compared with the same period last...


just-auto Plus only Skoda supports future agreement for Czech industry

12 October 2017

The Czech government and the Association of the Czech Automobile Industry AutoSAP have signed a memorandum, outlining measures to strengthen the future viability of the Czech automotive industry. The central topics of the agreement include electromobility,...


Skoda emphasises commitment to home country

11 October 2017

Skoda Auto has underscored its commitment to its home country, reportedly saying it was planning to add jobs in the Czech Republic amid worries the business could lose some production to parent Volkswagen Group's Germany.


VW plans electric truck and bus spending

11 October 2017

Volkswagen will spend EUR1.4bn (US$1.7bn) on new technology including electric trucks and buses by 2022, its trucks chief Andreas Renschler said.


just-auto Plus only VW/JAC joint venture accelerates

11 October 2017

From the industry people’s point of view, there are three key words in the cooperation between JAC and Volkswagen, which is new energy, complementary equivalence, and win-win creation. They believe that as JAC and Volkswagen joint venture gradually forms...


just-auto Plus only VW India launches new Passat

11 October 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, announces the launch of the much awaited luxury sedan Volkswagen Passat. The All-New Passat is based on the new MQB platform and is powered with an efficient 2.0 L TDI diesel engine mated to a 6 speed...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 5.4% in September 2017

11 October 2017

Skoda Auto’s global growth continues: Delivering 112,900 vehicles worldwide, the company achieved the best monthly result in the 122-year history of the traditional Czech brand (September 2016: 107,100 vehicles; +5.4 %). This is the 22nd month of growth...


just-auto Plus only SEAT initiates Breaking FAB innovation programme

11 October 2017

SEAT has launched an open innovation programme aimed at attracting talent outside the company to accelerate the 4.0 transformation of its factory in Martorell. Under the concept “Breaking FAB”, SEAT is inviting entrepreneurs and startups,...


just-auto Plus only VW global sales up 8% in September 2017

9 October 2017

The Volkswagen brand delivered 593,700 vehicles worldwide in September 2017, an 8% increase compared with last year. In total, 4.49m vehicles from the brand were handed over to customers worldwide from January to September. This represents a 3% increase...


just-auto Plus only Audi Hungaria Gyor plant rolls out 500,000th car

9 October 2017

Automobile production at Audi Hungaria has achieved a new milestone: The 500,000th car, a TTS Coupé, rolled off the line in Gyor and is now on its way to its new owner in the UK. The car is painted in exclusive “viper green” and...


Audi Sport appoints newTechnical Development head

5 October 2017

Oliver Hoffmann (40) took over as head of Technical Development at Audi Sport GmbH on 1 October. He succeeds Stephan Reil (52) in this role, and is now responsible for the upcoming product campaign from the Audi subsidiary brand. By 2020, the number of Audi Sport series production models is set to increase from 11 to 16.


just-auto Plus only VW of America sales rise 33.2% in September 2017

4 October 2017

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 32,112 units delivered in September 2017, a 33.2% increase over September 2016. With 252,456 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 9.2% in year-over-year sales. Volkswagen is...


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales up 9.6% in September 2017

4 October 2017

Audi of America reported a September sales increase of 9.6% to 19,308 deliveries, as the all-new Q5, the Q7, and the all-new A5 Sportback helped drive consumer demand. September marked the 81st straight record sales month for Audi of America. The previous...


just-auto Plus only VW India sells 4,603 units in September 2017

3 October 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer has announced its monthly sales performance for September 2017, selling a total of 4,603 units as compared to 3,929 units sold in the corresponding month of the previous year. Speaking on the occasion,...


Brazilian VW Polo closest yet to Europe 'original'

2 October 2017

It's very rare for a completely redesigned car model made in Brazil to make its debut all but in sync with the European versions and launch.


just-auto Plus only Audi Hungaria appoints new managing director

2 October 2017

Achim Heinfling (54) is taking over as managing director of Audi Hungaria as of 1 October 2017. He succeeds to Peter Kössler, who was appointed Board of Management member for Production and Logistics at Audi AG in September. Mr. Heinfling is moving to...


Extra recall costs will hit VW and Porsche SE

29 September 2017

Volkswagen Group announced that an additional EUR2.5bn 'special item' charge in connection with 'dieselgate' in the US would affect its third quarter operating profit.


VW Sustainability Council appoints new member

29 September 2017

Yongtu Long has been appointed as a member of Volkswagen's Sustainability Council set up by the Group Board of Management in autumn last year.


just-auto Plus only VW begins next round of start-up incubator program

29 September 2017

Volkswagen supports innovative business ideas on the topic the mobility of the future. That is why the start-up incubator programme is kicking off its second round. Starting today, the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden invites young entrepreneurs to apply...


Volkswagen Group raises environment targets

28 September 2017

The Volkswagen Group has set new targets, aiming to reduce environment impact by a further 20% by 2025.


just-auto Plus only VW develops virtual concept car

28 September 2017

Volkswagen plant, Technical Development, Hall 70: a Golf rolls up. The hall has no windows but the Golf glides through a sunny urban scene. Here too, nothing is real, not even the Golf. This model will only appear on the roads in a few years’ time....


just-auto Plus only Skoda builds 20m cars since 1905

28 September 2017

At the Skoda Auto Kvasiny plant, the company’s 20 millionth vehicle rolled off the production line. The milestone vehicle is the Skoda Karoq. The current production milestone underlines Skoda Auto’s successful growth strategy. Company’s...

Volkswagen Group news

LA AUTO SHOW - Audi A7 world debut

20 October 2017

Another world premiere for next month's LA auto show has been named: the second generation Audi A...


just-auto Plus only VW developing electric race car for Pikes Peak

20 October 2017

New challenge in motorsport with the technology of tomorrow: Volkswagen is developing an all-elec...


just-auto Plus only Audi presents new A7 Sportback

20 October 2017

The A7 Sportback represents the new Audi design language to a great extent and delivers on the de...


2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - first world debuts

18 October 2017

The first world premieres for the 2018 North American International Auto Show are noted below....


Poltics delay Seat SUV name announcement

18 October 2017

With Spanish media focused on the political crisis over Catalonia, Volkswagen Group's Spanish...


VW Group China 9M 2017 sales up 1.4%

16 October 2017

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for the first nine months of 2017. Together with...



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