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Geneva motor show debuts - BJA series Renault Clio

18 January 2019

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's roster of world premieres is the production version of Groupe Renault's BJA project: the new Clio.


ANALYSIS - Future models for SEAT and Cupra

17 January 2019

Buoyed by a young model range and the addition of multiple crossover/SUVs, SEAT made 2018 its best year yet for vehicle sales, finally breaking a record set in 2000. Crucially, the company is making decent money too, something which had eluded it for a long time.


ANALYSIS - Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI

16 January 2019

Volvo's success with the V90 proves there is strong demand for premium-priced estates in certain mainly northern European countries. Which is why Audi sees a worthwhile opportunity for its latest A6 Avant in not only Sweden and Germany but Britain too.


2019 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.

Latest interviews


VW’s vision of interiors – a mobile living space

14 May 2018

In today’s car interior, space in front of the wheel remains a priority with the explosion of added content and features. In tomorrow’s self-driving car, space behind will be transformed into a comfortably designed control and entertainment centre. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with OEMs, we spoke to Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design Volkswagen Brand to learn more about I.D. VIZZION, consumers’ desire for individuality, new mobility concepts and the implications for automotive interiors.


Interview - VW Group Rus purchasing director

2 May 2018

Volkswagen Group Rus says it has learned from the crisis years not to rely too heavily on imported components as a weak rouble made imports uncompetitive.


GENEVA - Cupra strategy director Antonino Labate

7 March 2018

We caught up with Antonino Labate, director of strategy, business development and operations at Cupra, Seat's newly spun off performance-minded sister brand. He discusses the genesis of the brand, the thinking behind launching with an SUV and how Cupra could develop in the future.


Q&A with VW Group on quantum computing

7 November 2017

The Volkswagen Group and Google have announced a far-reaching research partnership in quantum computing. Quantum computers are high-performance super computers that function in a completely different way from conventional computers. In this interview, Martin Hofmann, the head of group IT, and Hartmut Neven, the development director of the Google Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, discuss their companies' goals in the partnership and the way that their collaboration can facilitate future mobility solutions.

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Audi Münchsmünster plant produces 25m components

18 January 2019

Audi has released details of its Münchsmünster production site that produces key components - such as chassis modules - for Audi and other VW Group brand models.


Ford and VW announce commercial vehicle alliance

15 January 2019

As widely expected, Volkswagen and Ford have announced the first formal agreements of broad alliance that will see Ford develop medium pickup trucks for worldwide sale by both automakers, collaboration on vans for Europe and likely partnerships for mobility and electrification.


Chattanooga to build VW EVs for North America

15 January 2019

The Volkswagen brand is forging ahead consistently with its electric offensive and has now announced the first production location in North America. In future, the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee is to produce vehicles based on the modular electric toolkit MEB,...


VW Group China delivers over 4.21m units in 2018

14 January 2019

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for 2018 and says that with its Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the group delivered 4.21m (2017: 4.18m, +0.5%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong, including 196,300 imported vehicles.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 0.9% in 2018

14 January 2019

With 10.83m vehicles delivered throughout the world, 0.9% more than in 2017, the Volkswagen Group set an all-time record. In many markets of the world, South America, Europe, the US and China, both the deliveries and in some cases the market shares of the...


just-auto Plus only Skoda Auto names new board members

14 January 2019

The Supervisory Board elections took place between 12 December 2018 and 4 January 2019. All employees at the automotive company were eligible to vote. The Skoda Auto Supervisory Board members elected by employees, Jaroslav Povsik, chairman of the Kovo Mlada...


Skoda global sales up 4.4% in 2018

11 January 2019

VW Group-owned Skoda has achieved a record number of deliveries for the fifth consecutive year.


just-auto Plus only VW CV worldwide sales up 0.4% in 2018

11 January 2019

In 2018, the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand handed over a total of 499,700 vehicles from the T, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok model ranges to customers worldwide (+0.4%). This makes the past year one of the most successful in the brand’s history....


just-auto Plus only Skoda UK sells 74,724 vehicles in 2018

11 January 2019

In an overall new car market that fell by 6.83%, Skoda recorded 74,724 registrations in 2018 (2017: 79,758 registrations). The brand’s critically acclaimed Kodiaq and Karoq SUVs enjoyed strong demand throughout 2018. With a combined registrations...


just-auto Plus only Lamborghini world wide sales surge 51% in 2018

11 January 2019

In Fiscal Year 2018 (1 January – 31 December), Automobili Lamborghini achieved another historic sales record. With 5,750 cars delivered to customers around the world, +51% over the previous year, the Italian super sports car brand continues its global...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales drop 3.5% in 2018

11 January 2019

Audi delivered around 1,812,500 automobiles to customers worldwide in 2018, 3.5% less than a year ago. In Europe, sales fell 13.6% in the past twelve months. On the home continent, Audi had replaced almost a third of its deliveries with important model...


Ford starts talks over European restructure

10 January 2019

Ford said today (10 January) it was starting consultations with unions and other parties to begin a restructure of the brand and make its European business "sustainably profitable".


SEAT global sales up 10.5% in 2018

10 January 2019

SEAT new car sales in 2018 reached a total of 517,600 vehicles, up 10.5% on 2017 (468,400 cars). This result is the largest sales volume in SEAT’s 68 year history and exceeds the record set in 2000 (514,800 cars).


just-auto Plus only Audi launches new Audi TTS in Europe

10 January 2019

Audi is sending the TTS (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.3 – 7.1 (32.2 – 33.1 US mpg); combined CO2 emission in g/km: 166 – 161 (267.2 – 259.1 g/mi)) into the new model year—the compact premium sports car is now available...


just-auto Plus only VW expands e-mobility offensive with new brand

9 January 2019

The Volkswagen Group is establishing a Group company for energy offerings and charging solutions – underlining its strategic goal of becoming a leading provider of sustainable mobility. Elli Group GmbH with headquarters in Berlin is to develop products...


just-auto Plus only Audi names new board member for sales & marketing

9 January 2019

Hildegard Wortmann will be in charge of the Sales and Marketing division of Audi AG latest as of 1 July 2019. She will succeed Bram Schot, who took over as the company’s chairman of the Board of Management at the beginning of this year. Wortmann has many...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen US sales up 5.8% in December 2018

7 January 2019

Volkswagen of America reported 32,047 deliveries in December, an increase of 5.8% over December 2017. Sales have now risen 4.2% this year to date, to 354,064 vehicles. Golf: December 2018 - 281 units; December 2017 - 775 units; YoY change - (-)64%; YTD 2018...


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales grew 7% in 2018

7 January 2019

Audi sold 22,765 cars in December 2018, which is a decrease of 16% over last year. Audi sales in the US grew 7% in 2018 with a total of 223,323 deliveries "I'm proud of the unrelenting efforts of the Audi family in 2018. We are excited for the year...


VW offers glimpse of mobile charging station

4 January 2019

Volkswagen says it is offering a glimpse of the company’s future mobile quick charging station. It can be set up flexibly and independent of the power supply wherever it is needed: for example, in public parking lots in the city, on company premises, or as a temporary charging point at large-scale events.


just-auto Plus only Samsung Exynos Auto V9 selected for Audi vehicles

3 January 2019

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced that its first automotive-branded processor, Exynos Auto V9, has been selected to power Audi’s next-generation in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system, which is expected to...


Traton transforms into a 'European company'

21 December 2018

Traton - formerly Volkswagen Truck and Bus AG - says it has formally undertaken the transformation into a European company. It's the latest change in what can be interpreted as steps towards an eventual spin-off.


DoJ fines IAV US$35m for VW diesel fraud

19 December 2018

America's Department of Justice (DoJ) has imposed a fine of US$35m on IAV following what it says was "the company's role in a "long-running scheme for Volkswagen to sell diesel vehicles in the US by using a defeat device to cheat vehicle emissions tests required by Federal law."


EU CO2 targets mean much higher EV share - VW

19 December 2018

The European Union's latest targets for average CO2 reduction for new cars by 2030 translate to a much higher share in the market for electric vehicles according to Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess.


VW to take over telematics specialist from Volvo

19 December 2018

The Volkswagen Group is acquiring a majority stake in the Swedish telematics specialist WirelessCar from Volvo with a view to making further advances in fleet connectivity.


SEAT joins Alastria blockchain consortium

19 December 2018

VW Group owned SEAT says it is joining the Alastria infrastructure, the first semi-public multisectorial consortium which aims to provide a venue for digital cooperation in an independent, neutral network where blockchain technology-based products and services are developed.


just-auto Plus only Luminar Lidar technology to accelerate AID’s auton

19 December 2018

Luminar announced its collaboration with Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID) to provide the forward-facing high fidelity and long-range Lidar technology and accelerate plans towards AID’s first fully autonomous deployments in 2021. AID plays a key role...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 1.8% in November 2018

17 December 2018

From January to November, the Volkswagen Group boosted worldwide deliveries by 1.8% to 9.92m vehicles. Despite a tense market environment with stagnating overall markets, a deliveries record for 2018 as a whole is therefore within reach. In November, the...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales down 3.9% in November2018

14 December 2018

Skoda continues on course for growth: The car manufacturer delivered 1,148,600 vehicles between January and November – an increase of 5.1% over the same period last year. In November, the company recorded 110,100 deliveries worldwide, a decline of 3.9%...


just-auto Plus only SEAT Martorell plant builds 10 millionth car

14 December 2018

The SEAT car factory in Martorell, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, reached another milestone in 2018 by exceeding the figure of 10m new vehicles produced. In the past quarter century, 39 different models have rolled off the production lines of...


VW appoints Audi chairman to its board

13 December 2018

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Group has appointed Bram Schot a member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG effective 1 January 2019. The move helps to fill the vacuum created by the departure of ex-Audi chief Rupert Stadler from VW Group (after he was detained last summer by German authorities as part of ongoing dieselgate investigations).

Volkswagen Group news

Geneva motor show debuts - BJA series Renault Clio

18 January 2019

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's...


Audi Münchsmünster plant produces 25m components

18 January 2019

Audi has released details of its Münchsmünster production site that produces key compon...


ANALYSIS - Future models for SEAT and Cupra

17 January 2019

Buoyed by a young model range and the addition of multiple crossover/SUVs, SEAT made 2018 its bes...


ANALYSIS - Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI

16 January 2019

Volvo's success with the V90 proves there is strong demand for premium-priced estates in certain...


Ford and VW announce commercial vehicle alliance

15 January 2019

As widely expected, Volkswagen and Ford have announced the first formal agreements of broad allia...


2019 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto...



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