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IAA world debuts - BMW M5 and AMG Project ONE

22 August 2017

BMW has revealed details of the next M5 ahead of the car's public debut at the IAA. Also, Daimler has announced details of world premieres for its Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, smart and EQ brands.


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.


ANALYSIS - Kodiaq and future Škoda SUVs

7 June 2017

Škoda is making big money and ever more vehicles, while extra models - including more SUVs - are on the way. There is no doubting the steady rise in sales and ROI, but the question needs to be asked: does the new Kodiaq offer the value for money which has hitherto been one of the main reasons for the company's success?

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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.

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T-Roc sees VW enter Qashqai class at long last

23 August 2017

When the new Golf-sized T-Roc crossover enters production in a few months' time, it will be eleven years since Nissan defined and began its domination of a new vehicle class with the Qashqai. This is just the first of multiple additional Volkswagens too - Europe's most successful brand is finally fully embracing crossovers and SUVs.


Alta Devices developing solar roof for 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/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 VW announces department head changes

22 August 2017

In future, the Product Line Small of the Volkswagen brand is to be headed by Andreas Kruger (50), previously head of the Pre-Series Centre. In this position, he succeeds Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert (60), who is retiring on 1 October 2017. The new head of the Product...


just-auto Plus only VW premieres updated Golf Sportsvan at IAA

22 August 2017

Since mid-2014, the Golf Sportsvan has been the vehicle of choice for those who swear by the Golf yet are looking for extra seat height, flexibility and space. Volkswagen has now refreshed its compact van with an update, which will be seen for the first time...


VW to put ID Buzz concept car into production

21 August 2017

Volkswagen has confirmed that it will put the ID Buzz electric concept car into production.


just-auto Plus only VW presents new 2017 Tiguan

21 August 2017

Arriving in showrooms soon, the 2017 Tiguan Limited is based off the original platform and reconfigures the offer structure for low complexity and high value in the compact SUV space. The 2017 Tiguan Limited is offered in one trim with an MSRP of US$21,995...


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

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...


just-auto Plus only VW CV global sales up 5.3% in July 2017

16 August 2017

In the first seven months of the year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 286,800 vehicles from the T, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok series to customers all around the world. This represents an increase of 5.3% compared with the same period last...


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.


VW offer new Golf 1.5 engine with coasting feature

11 August 2017

Volkswagen is extending the range of engines for the Golf hatchback and estate car with a new 1.5TSI petrol powerplant delivering 96kW/130PS.


VW group YTD sales rise 1.3%

11 August 2017

The Volkswagen group has boosted year to date sales 1.3% year on year to 5.98m vehicles after July sales up 4.3% to 820,900 units.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus increases production in Brazil

11 August 2017

In the first half of 2017, Volkswagen Truck and Bus markedly increased both production at its Brazilian plants and sales of the vehicles built there. At 11,750 units, sales at Volkswagen Caminhos e Onibus improved by 16%. Scania, which also produces in Brazil,...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 4% in July 2017

11 August 2017

Global demand for Skoda’s models continues to rise: the traditional Czech brand delivered 87,000 vehicles to customers in July, surpassing the previous year's result by 4.0% (July 2016: 83,700 vehicles). In addition to high growth rates in Europe...


Skoda and Tata end 'strategic partnership' talks

10 August 2017

Skoda has said that it has ended talks with Tata Motors on a planned strategic alliance because the two failed to identify sufficient technical and economic synergies.


Report suggests 1.3m Germans will take diesel deal

10 August 2017

A media report suggested up to 1.3m German car owners would accept rebates of as much as EUR10,000 (US$11,700) per car from Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW in a cash grab reminiscent of the government’s 2009 cash-for-clunkers programme.


VW unions warn politicians off jobs loss risk

10 August 2017

Volkswagen's powerful labour representatives have urged lawmakers not to use the carmaker as a political football ahead of national elections next month and risk threatening jobs in Germany.


VW workers want more German factory spend

9 August 2017

Volkswagen workers in Germany reportedly want more to be spent on local production and a new model to build in the country.


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.


Party wants German state to sell VW stake

9 August 2017

Germany's liberal Free Democrats (FDP) political party reportedly has urged the state of Lower Saxony to sell its stake in Volkswagen, citing the risk of conflicts of interest weakening the region's oversight of the scandal hit automaker.


Volkswagen secures UEFA mobility sponsorship

9 August 2017

Volkswagen has become official mobility partner of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, starting in 2018.


just-auto Plus only VW launches environmental incentive programme

9 August 2017

The Volkswagen brand has launched an environmental programme. It will make a marked contribution to the improvement of air quality in cities. In addition, Volkswagen is supporting the technological changeover to e-mobility and is shouldering its share in the...


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 New 2018 VW Atlas earns IIHS top safety rating

7 August 2017

Volkswagen of America announced that the all-new, seven-passenger 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, when equipped with available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), has earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick award by the Insurance Institute...


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...


just-auto Plus only VW India sales up 10.5% in July 2017

3 August 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer announced its monthly sales performance for July 2017, selling 4,753 units, constituting a 10.5% growth as compared to 4,301 vehicles sold in the corresponding month of the previous year. Continuing the sales...

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T-Roc sees VW enter Qashqai class at long last

23 August 2017

When the new Golf-sized T-Roc crossover enters production in a few months' time, it will be eleve...


Alta Devices developing solar roof for Audi EVs

23 August 2017

A panoramic glass roof embedded with solar cells is under development by Audi and its partner Alt...


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 de...


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...


just-auto Plus only Audi/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 subsidiar...


IAA world debuts - BMW M5 and AMG Project ONE

22 August 2017

BMW has revealed details of the next M5 ahead of the car's public debut at the IAA. Also, Daimler...



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