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Brands related to this company: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT, Škoda, Volkswagen

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ANALYSIS - Skoda future models

18 December 2017

Škoda has come a long way in a relatively short period. Sales keep rising, especially in China and Europe, and profits with them. This, more than any other, is the division which can seemingly do no wrong within the Volkswagen Group family of companies and brands.


Volkswagen goes after Qashqai with Bamtastic T-Roc

15 December 2017

Volkswagen has at long last entered Europe's C-crossover segment, with a rival for the Qashqai. The T-Roc is strong on driving dynamics and, from certain angles, looks. One major surprise however, is an interior with plastics which will disappoint anyone who owns a Golf or Polo. Is this the first new vehicle to suffer from the company's post-emissions scandal cost cutting?


ANALYSIS - Future EVs and SUVs will transform SEAT

13 December 2017

This year, SEAT has finally pleased its paymasters in Wolfsburg. The company might not yet be exactly awash with cash, but the black ink is at last flowing. The Volkswagen Group's belief that its Spanish outpost could be turned around saw the Germans injecting much money and goodwill into SEAT. Crucially, it was put to good use in the form of adding SUVs. More models are on the way.


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen EVs and SUVs

12 December 2017

In this final part of three articles which discuss the current and future models plans for the Volkswagen passenger car brands, just-auto takes a look at electrified models, crossovers and SUVs. This follows features which looked at cars, and then pick-ups and MPVs.

Latest interviews


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.


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.

Latest news


DETROIT SHOW - 2019 Chevy Silverado world debut

18 December 2017

World premieres for the North American International Auto Show are noted below, with a new generation of the Chevrolet Silverado having been added.


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales surge 18.7% in November 2017

18 December 2017

SEAT sales sustained their strong growth in November. The carmaker again surpassed the 40,000 unit barrier last month, delivering a total of 40,400 cars, which is 18.7% more than in the same month of 2016 (34,000). Once again, solid performance in Germany...


EXCLUSIVE - Volkswagen Touareg world debut

15 December 2017

A source has confirmed to just-auto that the third generation of Volkswagen's Touareg is only months away from production. Its public debut will be at AutoChina 2018 in April and it will look a lot like the T-Prime Concept GTE from AutoChina 2016.


VW group YTD volume up 3.9% so far

15 December 2017

Volkswagen Group sold 995,900 vehicles in November, up 11.1% year on year. YTD volume was up 3.9% to 9,743,400.


just-auto Plus only Audi extends equipment range for new Audi A8

15 December 2017

Sophisticated, progressive and sporty - the new Audi A8 defines the style of the entire brand. From the end of January, there will be an extended equipment range for customers who want to give more emphasis to their luxury sedan’s dynamic looks. The...


just-auto Plus only Skoda Global sales surge 17.5% in November 2017

14 December 2017

This is the best month in the history of Skoda Auto: In November, the Czech car manufacturer delivered 114,600 vehicles - more than ever before in a single month. Skoda Auto surpassed last November’s result by 17.5%. Skoda Auto posted double-digit growth...


VW bank eyes higher annual profit

13 December 2017

Volkswagen Financial Services has said its 2017 profit would exceed the record EUR2.1bn euros ($2.47bn) it made in 2016.


just-auto Plus only VW selects start-ups for Future Mobility Incubator

13 December 2017

Volkswagen supports innovative business ideas for future mobility. Six young founder teams have recently been selected for the manufacturer's "Future Mobility Incubator" start-up scheme. The winners were drawn at the international trade fair for...


KBA orders VW Touareg diesel recall over emissions

12 December 2017

Germany's KBA automotive watchdog reportedly has announced a recall of top SUVs with three litre diesel engines after detecting two illicit emissions control devices in the models.


Audi drops Ducati sale plan

12 December 2017

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler reportedly has said the automaker dropped plans to sell Italian motorcycle brand Ducati.


Volkswagen strengthens its procurement rules

12 December 2017

The Volkswagen Group said it was currently talking with suppliers to determine how the sustainability of the supply chain, especially for raw materials used in electric vehicles, can be improved.


SEAT building new automated logistics centre

12 December 2017

VW Group-owned SEAT is building a new and automated logistics centre, providing storage for parts and components and equipped with smart technology to make its operation completely automated.


VW deliveries reach all time record in November

12 December 2017

The Volkswagen brand said it delivered more vehicles worldwide in November than ever before in a single month: 594,300 units.


GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - McLaren Senna public debut

11 December 2017

Cars which are said be making their global debuts at next year's Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list.


VW stops van shipments, recalls Russia Polo

8 December 2017

Volkswagen has stopped delivery of a popular van line due to concerns over emissions.


just-auto Plus only Constellium supplies aluminium body sheet for Audi

8 December 2017

Constellium NV announced that it has strengthened its long-term partnership with Audi to supply aluminium Automotive Body Sheet as well as structural components for the new Audi A7 Sportback. Produced at the Audi Neckarsulm, Germany, plant, the new Audi A7...


just-auto Plus only Audi worldwide sales up 4.5% in November 2017

8 December 2017

Audi continues the upturn of the past few months with its year-end spurt. In November, the premium brand delivered around 160,000 automobiles to customers worldwide, up 4.5% year-on-year. The company once again saw a clear increase in North America (+13.6%)...


Another VW Dieselgate official jailed in US

7 December 2017

The US has jailed its second VW official since the Dieselgate scandal broke two years ago.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck&Bus RIO brand launches its own platform

7 December 2017

With the market launch of its digital brand RIO, Volkswagen Truck and Bus is pressing on with the implementation of its digital strategy. From now on customers can register on the RIO platform and use the first available service, RIO Essentials, free of...


just-auto Plus only VW offers powerful LED headlights

7 December 2017

In Europe, the sun is rising around 7 am these days, and it already dips back below the horizon around 4 pm. That makes for a short nine hour period of daylight. By 21 December - the first day of winter on the calendar - the sun has an even shorter appearance....


MOIA introduces comprehensive ride pooling concept

5 December 2017

MOIA, the mobility startup from the Volkswagen Group, has shown an electric powered six-seater 'ride pooling concept'.


Skoda building new paint shop in Mlada Boleslav

5 December 2017

Skoda Auto has laid the foundation for a new paint shop in Mlada Boleslav which will cost EUR214.5m (US$254m) and create up to 650 jobs. The shop is expected to be running by June 2019.


just-auto Plus only VW of America sales down 1.6% in November 2017

5 December 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 29,207 units delivered in November 2017, a 1.6% decrease compared to November 2016. With 309,395 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 8.3% in year-over-year sales. As...


just-auto Plus only VW presents new up! GTI

5 December 2017

Volkswagen will soon launch the new up! GTI which features low weight, a powerful engine, sports running gear and typical GTI characteristics both inside and outside the car. This means that the most popular small car can now be ordered for the first time with...


just-auto Plus only SEAT CPD celebrates 10 successful years

5 December 2017

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the SEAT Prototype Development Centre (CPD) and the milestone has been commemorated with a celebration event attended by all the professionals who work there. This unique centre is a pioneering facility in Spain, and at...


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales up 12.1% in November 2017

4 December 2017

Audi of America reported a November sales increase of 12% to 19,195 deliveries, as the Q7, new Q5 and the new-to-the US A5 Sportback, lead consumer demand. November was the 83rd straight record sales month for Audi of America. The previous November record...


VW to bet on Brazil and South America

1 December 2017

Volkswagen's top executive, Herbert Diess, chooses his words carefully but does not refuse to answer on any subject.


just-auto Plus only VW brand initiates fundamental realignment

1 December 2017

The Volkswagen brand is moving ahead with the transformation initiated under its Transform 2025+ strategy a year ago. Implementation is running at full speed and the core brand of the Volkswagen Group has made progress in all the key action areas over the past...


VW CEO eyes another group record sales year

29 November 2017

Dieselgate, what Dieselgate? VW reportedly said it was heading for another record group sales year.


Audi extends job guarantee

29 November 2017

An extension of job security until the end of 2025 covers the entire workforce of Audi, the automaker and its worker representatives, announced.

Volkswagen Group news

DETROIT SHOW - 2019 Chevy Silverado world debut

18 December 2017

World premieres for the North American International Auto Show are noted below, with a new genera...


ANALYSIS - Skoda future models

18 December 2017

Škoda has come a long way in a relatively short period. Sales keep rising, especially in C...


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales surge 18.7% in November 2017

18 December 2017

SEAT sales sustained their strong growth in November. The carmaker again surpassed the 40,000 uni...


Volkswagen goes after Qashqai with Bamtastic T-Roc

15 December 2017

Volkswagen has at long last entered Europe's C-crossover segment, with a rival for the Qashqai. T...


EXCLUSIVE - Volkswagen Touareg world debut

15 December 2017

A source has confirmed to just-auto that the third generation of Volkswagen's Touareg is only mon...


VW group YTD volume up 3.9% so far

15 December 2017

Volkswagen Group sold 995,900 vehicles in November, up 11.1% year on year. YTD volume was up 3.9%...



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