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Chengdu motor show world debuts list - a preview

20 July 2018

Every year the Chengdu motor show seems to grow in importance. The 2018 event is no exception. Below is an initial list of vehicle world premieres, with many more to be added during the coming weeks.


Paris show debuts list - 300hp Renault Megane RS

19 July 2018

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.


ANALYSIS - VW targets growth in China with FAW

12 July 2018

Volkswagen Group’s Chinese joint venture, FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Company, is bringing on stream a vast amount of new production capacity in China this year, as the German automaker looks to strengthen its lead position in the Chinese market and prepares for changing government regulations.


Pebble Beach debuts list - Bentley Mulsanne W.O.

12 July 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on California's Monterey Peninsula in August. There will be various concept and new model world premieres, including a special edition of the Mulsanne as a way to generate fresh interest in this almost decade-old car.

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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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VW Group China sales up 9.2% in H1

20 July 2018

Volkswagen Group China has announced the first half-year deliveries for 2018: with its two Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered over 1.99m (1.83m, +9.2%) vehicles to customers in mainland China and Hong Kong, including 80,300 imported vehicles.


VW Wolfsburg wins lean production award

20 July 2018

Volkswagen's main plant in Wolfsburg is heading for greater productivity and efficiency "with an exemplary pace of change" according to an assessment by a team of independent experts in its European competition study to make the Lean Production Award for 2018. The internationally renowned award for slim and agile production systems in the automotive industry went to Wolfsburg for the first time.


Skoda global sales surge 11.6% in H1 2018

18 July 2018

In the first six months of this year, Skoda delivered 652,700 vehicles, a record result.


VW Group global sales rise in H1 2018

18 July 2018

The Volkswagen Group said it had booked record first half sales for 2018, delivering 5.5m vehicles globally, up 7.1%.


Audi says solution for NA diesels agreed

18 July 2018

Almost three years on from the start of the VW Group dieselgate crisis, Audi says it can offer a specific solution for all its diesel engines in the US and Canada.


SEAT starts assembling Arona and Leon in Algeria

17 July 2018

VW Group-owned Seat has begun the final assembly of the Arona and the Leon models at a plant in Algeria.


just-auto Plus only VW Chattanooga builds 800,000 vehicles in 10 years

17 July 2018

On 15 July 2018, Volkswagen marked the 10th anniversary of the day that civic and government officials gathered with Volkswagen executives and announced the decision to build an automobile assembly facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This decision resulted an...


Lamborghini global sales surge 11% in H1 2018

16 July 2018

VW-owned Automobili Lamborghini has reported another increase in worldwide deliveries.


VW names new group strategy chief

13 July 2018

Juergen Rittersberger (46), formerly general secretary and vice president corporate development at Porsche AG, has been named general secretary and senior vice president group strategy at Volkswagen AG effective 1 September, 2018. He replaces Thomas Sedran, who becomes CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand on the same date.


VW confirms T-Cross SUV for Navarra plant

12 July 2018

Volkswagen's upcoming T-Cross small SUV will be manufactured for European markets at its Navarra, Spain, plant.


VW expanding its partnerships in China

12 July 2018

Volkswagen Group says it is expanding its successful business relationships in China.


Audi and Huawei sign MoU for strategic cooperation

11 July 2018

Audi has signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic cooperation with the Chinese information and telecommunications corporation Huawei in Berlin.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles names new CEO

11 July 2018

Dr Thomas Sedran, general secretary and senior vice president Group Strategy at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, has been appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand effective 1 September 2018. In this function, he takes over from Dr Eckhard...


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales surge 17.6% in H1 2018

11 July 2018

SEAT concluded the first half of the year with the brand’s highest ever sales result. In the first six months of 2018, the carmaker’s global deliveries went up by 17.6% to reach a total volume of 289,900 vehicles (2017: 246,500). This figure...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 4.5% in H1 2018

11 July 2018

Audi AG delivered around 164,000 premium automobiles to customers in June. As such, sales were down 3.8% on the strong result of the same period last year. In the US, sales of the Four Rings were up 0.3%, on a par with the prior-year level. As a result, Audi...


VW names ex-ZF CEO as procurement boss

10 July 2018

Former ZF CEO Stefan Sommer (55) has been appointed as VW Group member with responsibility for Procurement effective latest January 1, 2019.


Volkswagen expanding E-mobility in China with JAC

9 July 2018

Volkswagen Group China has signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC) and SEAT.


just-auto Plus only VW brand global sales up 6.3% in H1 2018

9 July 2018

The Volkswagen brand continued on its growth path in the first half year, delivering 3.12m vehicles in the first six months, an increase of 6.3% compared with the same period last year. Jurgan Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, commented:...


German court rules on seized VW law firm files

6 July 2018

Prosecutors may use files seized last year during a raid on Jones Day, the US law firm Volkswagen used to investigate its emissions scandal, a German federal court ruled on Friday (6 July).


just-auto Plus only Audi submits V TDI engines analyses to KBA

6 July 2018

In the course of addressing the diesel crisis, Audi has reached an important milepost: As announced in advance, following the conclusion of internal technical analyses of all its V TDI engines the company passed on its essential findings to the German Federal...


VW to introduce zero-emission car sharing service

5 July 2018

The Volkswagen brand will also be offering its customers car sharing services in future. It says the WE customer platform is to begin rolling out various vehicle-on-demand services, in particular car sharing, in Germany in 2019. These services are to be extended to major cities in Europe, North America and Asia as early as 2020, the company says.


VW Group invests EUR1bn in Skoda-led India project

4 July 2018

VW Group is investing EUR1bn in a project led by Skoda to develop new models for the Indian car market and potentially for export.


just-auto Plus only VW of America sales up 5.7% in June 2018

4 July 2018

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 28,941 units delivered in June 2018, an increase of 5.7% over June 2017. With 172,898 units delivered year-to-date in 2018, the company is reporting a 7.2% increase in year-over-year sales. “The first half of...


VW to separate components business

3 July 2018

Similar to Volkswagen's Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles brands, Components is to become an independent corporate entity under the umbrella of VW AG from January 2019.


VW to launch new small SUV in Europe this autumn

3 July 2018

Volkswagen said its T-Cross small SUV - shown as a 'study' at the 2016 Geneva show - will be launched in Europe next autumn.


just-auto Plus only Audi appoints new head of communications

2 July 2018

Dirk Arnold has been appointed Head of Communications at Audi effective 1 July. The 52-year-old succeeds to Toni Melfi, who is taking on a different activity within Audi AG. Dirk Arnold is returning to Audi in Ingolstadt after approximately 16 years. He...


just-auto Plus only SEAT seeking opportunities with Israeli companies

29 June 2018

Nine months following the start of the Xplora project, SEAT and Champion Motors, the brand’s importer in Israel, have successfully concluded the first stage of the initiative. The goal of the project is to foster relations with the start-ups and...


Volkswagen starts Rwanda assembly and car sharing

28 June 2018

Volkswagen has launched integrated mobility in Rwanda which includes local vehicle assembly, mobility services and a sales and service retail outlet called CFAO Volkswagen Rwanda.


VW investigates predictive analysis using Big Data

27 June 2018

Engineers at VW Group are working on the predictive capabilities stemming from analysis of large data volumes.


just-auto Plus only VWGoA and partners form NAV alliance

27 June 2018

Autonomous driving is creating a need for a new breed of in-vehicle networking solutions that can transmit data between the increasing number of high-resolution sensors, cameras and processing engines at blazing-fast speeds. Today Aquantia, Bosch, Continental,...

Volkswagen Group news

Chengdu motor show world debuts list - a preview

20 July 2018

Every year the Chengdu motor show seems to grow in importance. The 2018 event is no exception. Be...


VW Group China sales up 9.2% in H1

20 July 2018

Volkswagen Group China has announced the first half-year deliveries for 2018: with its two Chines...


VW Wolfsburg wins lean production award

20 July 2018

Volkswagen's main plant in Wolfsburg is heading for greater productivity and efficiency "with an...


Paris show debuts list - 300hp Renault Megane RS

19 July 2018

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris M...


Skoda global sales surge 11.6% in H1 2018

18 July 2018

In the first six months of this year, Skoda delivered 652,700 vehicles, a record result. Total Sk...


VW Group global sales rise in H1 2018

18 July 2018

The Volkswagen Group said it had booked record first half sales for 2018, delivering 5.5m vehicle...



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