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Paris show world debuts - Audi e-tron & Ferraris

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's public premiere will take place at the Paris motor show. Production has already started and sales will commence in European markets during November.


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018

SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world debuts. A trending return towards C segment sedans and the addition of wagons (see Hyundai) continues.


Arona heralds a family of future SUVs for SEAT

30 August 2018

Not too long ago, SEAT was a troubled member of the Volkswagen clan. Money slipped through its fingers, no-one quite knowing how the Spanish adoptee could be made to feel what its role should be. Now things have changed with the newly confident division's models much in demand.


2019 Geneva motor show debuts list

28 August 2018

It might be more than six months away but already some OEMs are naming world premieres for next year's Geneva motor show.

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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Suzuki Jimny scores low in latest Euro NCAP tests

19 September 2018

Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of four new cars today. Both the Audi A6 and the VW Touareg achieve a maximum five- star rating, the Ford Tourneo Connect achieves a solid four- star rating and the new Suzuki Jimny scores three stars.


just-auto Plus only VW of America announces changes for 2019 models

19 September 2018

Volkswagen of America announced changes for the 2019 model year. Enthusiast models—from the iconic Beetle to the sporty GTI and powerful Golf R—receive special models and new options, while the Golf and Golf SportWagen front-wheel-drive models...


just-auto Plus only Audi on the route to make daily mobility simpler

19 September 2018

Audi is taking the next steps on its way to becoming a premium digital car company. The company is using new products and services to make daily mobility simpler and more flexible for its customers and is setting the standards for the user experience. The...


just-auto Plus only Audi integrates Alexa into e-tron's MMI system

19 September 2018

In systematic pursuit of its digitalisation strategy, Audi is offering its customers ever-greater in-car connectivity. The latest example: The new, fully electric Audi e-tron SUV has Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service on board. It is seamless integrated into...


VW hails premiere of the MEB EV platform

18 September 2018

The world premiere of Volkswagen's modular electric drive matrix (MEB) has taken place in Dresden. The brand says the newly developed technology platform will be the key to the "electric car for all" with 10m electric vehicle sales targeted.


EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers

18 September 2018

The European Commission said on Tuesday (18 September) it had opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) colluded, in breach of EU antitrust rules, to avoid competition on the development and roll-out of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars.


Audi launches e-offensive

18 September 2018

i is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron.


VW heavy vehicles unit to expand China JVs

18 September 2018

Traton Group (VW's former heavy truck and bus unit) and China's CNHTC Group announced a further expansion of their long-term joint venture.


just-auto Plus only VW Group to drive future deployment of ITS

18 September 2018

The Volkswagen Group is presenting its activities in the intelligent transport of people and goods at the 25th ITS World Congress in Copenhagen (17 – 21 September 2018). As a member of ERTICO – ITS Europe, a network of more than 100 partners, the...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen plans IPO for TRATON Group

18 September 2018

Volkswagen is pushing forward preparations for a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO) of TRATON Group. Further steps to this end were decided by the Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board. TRATON Group will now strengthen the team preparing a potential IPO with...


just-auto Plus only VW launches Electric For All campaign

18 September 2018

Volkswagen is driving the transition to e-mobility with a consistency and commitment unlike that of virtually any other automaker. As part of the Electric For All campaign launched, the brand will be putting attractive models at affordable prices on the road,...


just-auto Plus only TRATON/Hino jointly agree on strategic initiatives

18 September 2018

TRATON and Hino Motors (“Hino”) announced new details on their strategic partnership. Both partners have agreed on two strategic initiatives: to join forces in e-mobility and the plan to establish a procurement joint venture. On 12 April 2018,...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 6.8% in August 2018

17 September 2018

August was a successful month for the Volkswagen Group: Group brands delivered a total of 875,300 vehicles to customers, a rise of 6.8%. Europe was the region with the strongest growth: 327,700 vehicles were handed over to customers there, an increase of 21.0%...


VW China completes four factory projects

14 September 2018

Volkswagen has announced the completion of a major production expansion in China, opening four new facilities in Qingdao, Foshan and Tianjin in recent months.


VW board to discuss Audi CEO Stadler's position

14 September 2018

Volkswagen Group's supervisory board is due to meet early next week to discuss the future of suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, according to reports in the German media.


just-auto Plus only VW of America to end Beetle production

14 September 2018

Volkswagen of America announced that it will end production of the iconic Beetle in 2019. To celebrate the Beetle’s rich heritage, two special models will join the lineup for its last model year - Final Edition SE and Final Edition SEL. “The...


just-auto Plus only VW Group signs new contracts with EU importers

14 September 2018

The Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Passenger Cars brands, together with their partners from ten European importers, signed the new importer contracts in Wolfsburg this week. Contracts with the Group’s own companies in a...


just-auto Plus only VW CVs global sales up 3.9% in 2018

14 September 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles supplied 336,000 vehicles to customers from January until August. Considering last year’s figures, it is an increase of 3.9%. In the domestic German market 88,500 vehicles were delivered to customers (+8.1%). In...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 6.6% in August 2018

14 September 2018

Global demand for Skoda models continues to rise: In August, the Czech brand delivered 91,800 vehicles to customers, exceeding the previous year's result by 6.6% (August 2017: 86,100 vehicles). Skoda achieved particularly high growth rates in Russia...


just-auto Plus only SEAT and Noveto join on car audio system

14 September 2018

SEAT and Noveto have signed an agreement to start testing a revolutionary new technology that could completely change the user experience inside a car. The new system enables sound to be generated directly to the ear of each individual passenger, enabling the...


just-auto Plus only Audi develops sustainability rating for suppliers

14 September 2018

Sustainability counts: Together with its suppliers, Audi is systematically committed to responsible action. To this end, the company has developed a sustainability rating with the aim of protecting the environment and safeguarding social standards. Since April...


Daimler joins VW in premium used car joint venture

13 September 2018

Daimler, through its financial services division, will become a partner and investor in used vehicle platform heycar, which was launched by Volkswagen Financial Services in October 2017.


just-auto Plus only VW brand global sales up 3.7% in August 2018

13 September 2018

The Volkswagen brand handed over 513,300 vehicles to customers worldwide in August, representing an increase of 3.7% compared with the same month of the previous year and a new record for the month of August. All in all, 4,137,900 vehicles were delivered from...


just-auto Plus only Europe-wide public charging infra for Audi e-tron

13 September 2018

The e-tron marks the dawning of a new era for Audi. The brand with the four rings is being transformed from a classic automotive manufacturer into a premium mobility systems supplier. The Audi e-tron Charging Service will be part of a broad-based offering for...


VW boosts QuantumScape stake

13 September 2018

The Volkswagen Group said it had concluded the planned increase in its stake in the California technology company QuantumScape.


VW claims first to HP 3D metallic printing

12 September 2018

Volkswagen claimed to be the first automotive manufacturer using HP's Metal Jet 3D printing technology which simplifies and speeds up metallic printing.


Skoda opens new innovation hub in Czech Republic

12 September 2018

With the motto ‘Ready for the Future’, Skoda has inaugurated its new InnoCube innovation area, which is located in a former abbey building near Malda Boleslav.


just-auto Plus only VW uses HP Metal Jet process to boost production

12 September 2018

Volkswagen is the first automotive manufacturer using the latest 3D printing technology: the “HP Metal Jet” process simplifies and speeds up metallic 3D printing. The biggest advantage: productivity improves fifty times compared to other 3D...


Audi launching e-tron EV with integrated toll pay

11 September 2018

Audi's US unit said the e-tron SUV, which makes its global debut in San Francisco on 17 September, will be the VW group premium brand's first vehicle to launch with integrated toll payment technology.


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales surge 38.9% in August 2018

11 September 2018

SEAT’s global sales grew by 38.9% in August to reach a total of 41,200 vehicles (2017: 29,700 units). The implementation of new WLTP regulation beginning on 1 September, coupled with SEAT’s excellent sales momentum, further accelerated deliveries....

Volkswagen Group news

Suzuki Jimny scores low in latest Euro NCAP tests

19 September 2018

Euro NCAP has announced safety ratings of four new cars today. Both the Audi A6 and the VW Tou...


just-auto Plus only VW of America announces changes for 2019 models

19 September 2018

Volkswagen of America announced changes for the 2019 model year. Enthusiast models—from the...


just-auto Plus only Audi on the route to make daily mobility simpler

19 September 2018

Audi is taking the next steps on its way to becoming a premium digital car company. The company i...


just-auto Plus only Audi integrates Alexa into e-tron's MMI system

19 September 2018

In systematic pursuit of its digitalisation strategy, Audi is offering its customers ever-greater...


VW hails premiere of the MEB EV platform

18 September 2018

The world premiere of Volkswagen's modular electric drive matrix (MEB) has taken place in Dresden...


EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers

18 September 2018

The European Commission said on Tuesday (18 September) it had opened an in-depth investigation to...



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