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LA show world debuts - BMW M340i xDrive

13 November 2018

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. A new variant for the G20 BMW 3 Series sedan range is the latest of these to be added to just-auto's preview list.


2019 Geneva motor show debuts list [updated]

12 October 2018

It might be five months away but already some OEMs have named world premieres for next year's Geneva motor show.


Does understatement keep the Golf ahead of rivals?

3 October 2018

The Golf is six years old, twice the age of the somehow far less popular Opel/Vauxhall Astra. Ford of Europe's new Focus ought to be pummeling its elderly rival but that isn't happening either. Toyota, Hyundai, Peugeot, Renault, Kia - the list of major makes selling cars in the C segment which Volkswagen's long-time king stays ahead of is long. What is the Golf's secret?


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named 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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Skoda opens automated small parts warehouse

14 November 2018

Skoda says it is pressing ahead with the implementation of technologies in line with Industry 4.0 principles and has opened an 'automatic small parts warehouse' at the main plant in Mlada Boleslav.


Audi to recall diesel cars in Germany

14 November 2018

On Wednesday 14 November 2018, Audi will begin the first of eight recalls for cars with V TDI engines in Germany.


VW names additional battery cell partner

13 November 2018

Volkswagen has said that South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation (SKI) completes a group of strategic suppliers for battery cells in all major world regions. The companies SK Innovation, LG Chem, Samsung and CATL have been named as partners for the long-term supply of cells for VW's rapidly growing electric fleet based on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB).


Skoda looks to double sales in China - report

13 November 2018

VW Group-owned Skoda brand is aiming to double its share of the Chinese car market according to a report in the China Daily newspaper.


VW US adds Siri Shortcuts to mobile app

13 November 2018

Volkswagen of America has enhanced its VW Car-Net mobile app with two types of Apple Siri commands to help owners interact with their vehicles.


VW prepares to sell 50m electric vehicles - report

12 November 2018

Volkswagen's electric vehicle platform and battery purchasing plans are being readied to handle production of 50m vehicles, chief executive Herbert Diess reportedly told German auto trade weekly Automobilwoche.


SEAT global sales dip 16.8% in October 2018

12 November 2018

SEAT sales continue to post record growth.


just-auto Plus only VW brand worldwide sales drop 6.2% in October 2018

12 November 2018

At 516,900 vehicles, worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen brand in October were 6.2% below the figure for October 2017. This development was mainly due to the continuing reluctance of purchasers in China as a result of the trade dispute with the US. In...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales plunge 25.7% in October 2018

12 November 2018

Audi AG handed over approximately 117,600 automobiles to customers last month, a decrease of 25.7% compared with the prior-year period. In particular the exceptional situation in Europe continued to adversely affect deliveries. On the home continent, the...


NXP develops new Battery Cell Controllers for EVs

9 November 2018

NXP Semiconductors has announced a new Battery Cell Controller portfolio suitable for automotive Battery Management Systems.


VW's Electrify America announces California plans

8 November 2018

Electrify America, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America set up as part of the 'dieselgate' settlement with federal authorities, has announced collaboration with six organisations in California to help develop and launch community based programmes to support brand neutral education and awareness of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) for disadvantaged and low-income communities.


just-auto Plus only Toyo Tyre Celsius Cuv A tyre selected for new Audi

8 November 2018

Toyo Tyre and Rubber announced that “Toyo Celsius Cuv A” has been chosen as tyres for the “Audi Q8” new SUV model that Audi will begin selling in the North American market from this Autumn, and Toyo Tyre and Rubber has started to supply...


Australian car importers eye TPP FTA benefits

7 November 2018

Australia's freshly ratified Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, scheduled to come into force at the end of this year, will benefit multiple automakers in the now import-only market, according to a local media report.


just-auto Plus only VW opens software development centre in Lisbon

7 November 2018

The Volkswagen Group continues to expand its software competence and is forging ahead with its digital transformation. In the Portuguese capital Lisbon, Volkswagen inaugurated the “Software Development centre Lisbon” (SDC Lisbon) in the presence of...


VW Passenger Cars operating profit dips

6 November 2018

Volkswagen Passenger Cars said deliveries and sales revenue remained above the 2017 level in the first nine months of 2018.


just-auto Plus only VW AG and FAW-VW sign major import deal

6 November 2018

Volkswagen AG and FAW-Volkswagen Automotive have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation under which the Chinese joint venture will engage in a significant import program covering parts and vehicles. The Memorandum was signed during the China International Import...


Brazilian VW T-Cross larger than European version

5 November 2018

The production version of Volkswagen's compact T-Cross SUV was unveiled simultaneously in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Shanghai (China) and Sao Paulo (Brazil) recently. It is the first SUV VW has made in Brazil - at its Sao Jose dos Pinhais manufacturing plant in the southern state of Parana.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen US sales up 4.6% in October 2018

5 November 2018

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 29,000 units in October, an increase of 4.6% over October 2017. With 295,228 units year-to-date, sales have now risen 5.4% this year to date. Led by Atlas and Tiguan, SUVs made up 43% of VWoA’s sales. The...


just-auto Plus only VW joins Apollo, Baidu's autonomous platform

5 November 2018

Volkswagen has entered Apollo, the autonomous driving technology platform of leading Chinese internet company Baidu. The cooperation was announced during an Apollo board meeting in Xiongan, home of the newly created special testing area for autonomous driving,...


VW to show 'pioneering' pickup concept

2 November 2018

Volkswagen is to show a 'near-production concept' pickup at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show on 6 November.


Skoda YTD sales up to new record

2 November 2018

From January through to the end of September, Skoda increased its worldwide deliveries to customers by 7.8% year-on-year to a new record of 939,100 vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Scania 9M 2018 sales up 11% to SEK98,674m

1 November 2018

Scania announces interim report for first nine months of 2018. Operating income amounted to SEK10,153m (US$1,121m). (9,080) Net sales increased by 11% to SEK98,674m. (89,111) Cash flow amounted to SEK134m. (3,002) in Vehicles and Services The...


just-auto Plus only Audi reports EUR44,257m revenue in 9M 2018

1 November 2018

The third quarter of this year featured numerous adverse factors for the Audi Group: As expected, restrictions in the sales portfolio caused by the changeover to WLTP had an increasingly negative effect. At the same time, the densely packed program of...


VW and Mobileye to invest in Israel e-SAVs

31 October 2018

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors have announced plans to commercialise Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-driving electric vehicles in Israel.


VW Q3 operating profit down 18.6%

30 October 2018

Volkswagen Group has reported an 18.6% decline to third quarter operating profit as its bottom line was dented by weaker vehicle sales and the impact of tighter emissions testing regulations - WLTP -  in Europe.


Bentley introduces 'advanced connectivity'

30 October 2018

VW Group-owned luxury brand Bentley is trumpeting the launch of 'Advanced Connectivity' – claimed by Bentley to be the "world’s first super-fast, reliable and secure in-car WiFi system".


Audi/Umicore to develop battery components

29 October 2018

Audi and Umicore have completed phase one of their research cooperation for battery recycling.


Ford in 'serious' alliance talks with VW - report

26 October 2018

Ford is reported to be in 'serious negotiations' with Volkswagen Group to broaden their alliance beyond commercial vehicles as part of a drive to remove cost and reverse losses in Europe and South America.


VW T-Cross makes world debut in three cities

26 October 2018

At three events in Amsterdam, Shanghai and Sao Paulo, Volkswagen launched its T-Cross, its first small SUV, claiming it sets new standards for its class.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen AG acquires MAN Energy Solutions SE

26 October 2018

In the context of achieving capital market readiness of Traton AG, Volkswagen AG and Traton AG with consent of their respective corporate bodies have agreed on the sale of the 76% stake of MAN SE in listed Renk Aktiengesellschaft and the 100% stake of MAN SE...

Volkswagen Group news

Skoda opens automated small parts warehouse

14 November 2018

Skoda says it is pressing ahead with the implementation of technologies in line with Industry 4.0...


Audi to recall diesel cars in Germany

14 November 2018

On Wednesday 14 November 2018, Audi will begin the first of eight recalls for cars with V TDI eng...


VW names additional battery cell partner

13 November 2018

Volkswagen has said that South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation (SKI) completes a group of strat...


LA show world debuts - BMW M340i xDrive

13 November 2018

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. A new v...


Skoda looks to double sales in China - report

13 November 2018

VW Group-owned Skoda brand is aiming to double its share of the Chinese car market according to a...


VW US adds Siri Shortcuts to mobile app

13 November 2018

Volkswagen of America has enhanced its VW Car-Net mobile app with two types of Apple Siri command...



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