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How 900Nm and 48V make the 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?


ANALYSIS - Audi Q5 2.0 TDI and the future SQ5s

26 May 2017

Audi had an instant hit on its hands when it decided to take on the Volvo XC60 and BMW X3 with the first Q5 in 2008. Which is why even with fresh engines and a thoroughly revamped platform, the new model looks not dissimilar to the previous one.

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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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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...


IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Volvo, but one new brand will be making an appearance: Chery Auto will reveal an SUV prototype.


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...


German automakers to upgrade 5m diesels

2 August 2017

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW have agreed to upgrade around 5m newer diesel cars in Germany and offer trade-in rebates on older models, avoiding more costly remedies in a bid to salvage diesel technology and avoid driving bans in cities, a media report said.


Austria probes VW emissions-related companies

2 August 2017

The Volkswagen diesel scandal appears to be spreading further with a regulatory probe in Austria though details are scarce.


German automakers pleading diesel's case

2 August 2017

The heads of top German automakers are meeting on Wednesday, at an emergency summit in Berlin called by the government, to discuss the future of diesel, clouded by the Volkswagen scandal.


just-auto Plus only VW Passenger Cars announces personnel changes

2 August 2017

Jochen Sengpiehl (48) is to be the new head of Marketing of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. He succeeds Xavier Chardon (45), who is to become head of the Digitisation China Project House of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in Beijing with effect from 1...


just-auto Plus only VW begins the new start-up incubator programme

2 August 2017

The Transparent Factory from Volkswagen is starting a new chapter: six innovative mobility teams began the new start-up incubator programme in Dresden. They now have 200 days to take their innovative ideas and develop mobility products or services which are...


just-auto Plus only VWoA July 2017 sales down 5.8%

2 August 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 27,091 units delivered in July 2017, a 5.8% decrease over July 2016. With 188,329 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 5.9% in year-over-year sales. July 2017 also marks...


Europe anti-fraud group makes VW recommendations

1 August 2017

European anti-fraud office OLAF has sent judicial recommendations concerning Volkswagen to German prosecutors.


Audi reportedly cutting R&D costs to fund EVs

31 July 2017

German media reports said Audi will cut costs by up to EUR10bn to fund a new line of electric cars.

Volkswagen Group news

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 A...


IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Vo...


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...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Conve...


How 900Nm and 48V make the 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...


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 1.5...



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