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New B9 Audi Sport RS 4 Avant - powered by Porsche

21 May 2018

Audi Sport must have some of the best margins of any car company division. A range of RS models sits under the umbrella of this GmbH (limited liability company), with the newest addition being the super-fast, super-exclusive, super-expensive fourth generation RS 4 Avant.


Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

18 May 2018

The importer for France has confirmed rumours which had claimed that Volkswagen would not have a stand at the 2018 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. Other Group brands will, however, go ahead with their displays.


Volkswagen launches the all-seeing Touareg

11 May 2018

Volkswagen's new Touareg SUV is so clever it can see in the dark. Night Vision is part of a new suite of technologies on the new generation model which also includes a world debut by the Innovation Cockpit which will gradually be rolled out through the automaker's other model ranges.


Volkswagen up GTI - worthy of an exclamation mark

11 May 2018

Volkswagen is the latest brand to experiment with a high performance hatchback in the European A segment. What the company's engineers have created in the up! GTI is something very special indeed.

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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SPIEF 18-VW Rus urges Moscow fight illicit trade

25 May 2018

Volkswagen's Russia Group says the country itself does not have an issue when it comes to producing fake goods, but is urging the government to continue to tackle illicit manufacturing being brought in from abroad.


Apple 'does driverless shuttle deal with VW'

24 May 2018

Tech giant Apple has reportedly signed a deal with Volkswagen to adapt some of its T6 Transporter vans into driverless shuttles.


VW gets caught by Polo rear seatbelt buckles

22 May 2018

Volkswagen is in the midst of a recall campaign for all new Polos (ours come from South Africa) after discovering a problem with rear seat belt buckles.


VW opens new tech campus in Israel

22 May 2018

Volkswagen Group has officially opened a campus in Tel Aviv named Konnect to provide local partners and start-ups direct access to the group and its many brands. It will support business collaborations within the highly innovative tech scene in Israel as well as support in mentoring and consulting.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales surge 10.2% in April 2018

21 May 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path in April. At 927,200 units, deliveries by the Group in April were 10.2% higher than the same month last year. Over 3.6m vehicles have been handed over to customers since the beginning of the...


VW Brazil to include five SUVs in 20 launches

18 May 2018

Volkswagen's launch plan for Brazil and Argentina totals 20 new products of which five are SUVs, a segment in which the automaker has been weak in South America so far.


just-auto Plus only Hella with Audi develops customisable lighting

17 May 2018

Current trends such as autonomous driving and the desire for individualisation strongly impact interior vehicle design. "Drivers increasingly want the option to adjust lighting to their requirements, for eg creating an individual feel-good atmosphere...


Shareholders OK larger Porsche board

16 May 2018

At the annual general meeting of Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE), shareholders approved the enlargement of the supervisory board from six to 10 members by means of an amendment to the articles of association.


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 10.1% in April 2018

16 May 2018

Skoda can look back on another record month: For the first time in its history, the Czech car manufacturer delivered more than 100,000 vehicles to customers in an April. With 107,100 vehicles, Skoda’s deliveries exceeded those of the same month last year...


just-auto Plus only Audi Hungaria begins new engine production

16 May 2018

Series production of the first three-cylinder engine starts at Audi Hungaria. The 1.0-litre gasoline engine delivering 63kW and 85kW (86hp and 116hp) is efficient and powerful. “Our engine production facility adapts flexibly to new trends in the...


just-auto Plus only VWCV global sales surge 16.2%

15 May 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 46,300 vehicles to customers around the world in the month of April alone (+16.2%). The markets in Western and Eastern Europe, as well as South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region all contributed significant...


Brazil reaches 15 years of flex-fuel vehicles

11 May 2018

In March 2003 Brazil's auto industry began producing flexible-fuel cars powered by engines capable of running either on ethanol or petrol, or any blend of the two.


Audi US adds more cities to traffic light info

10 May 2018

Audi of America has expanded its Traffic Light Information driver assistance feature to two more US cities – Phoenix, Arizona and areas of Kansas City, Kansas.


just-auto Plus only VW brand global sales up 11% in April 2018

10 May 2018

The Volkswagen brand has once again stepped up its growth rate. With about 520,000 vehicles delivered in April, the brand recorded an increase of 11% compared with the prior-year figure for the same month. All in all, the brand already delivered 2,044,900...


Audi aims for 800,000 pa electrified sales by 2025

9 May 2018

Audi is planning to sell approximately 800,000 electrified automobiles per annum by 2025.


Audi halts some diesel car deliveries

9 May 2018

Audi announced it had "discovered irregularities in the engine management software" of Euro 6-compliant V6 diesel engines used in current A6 and A7 models and had informed the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany and the vehicle registration authority in Luxembourg.


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales up by 21% in April 2018

9 May 2018

SEAT continues to break records. After completing the best first quarter in its history, SEAT’s global sales are making steady headway and increased by 21% in April, for a total of 50,100 cars sold (2017: 41,400). With this volume, SEAT has achieved its...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 3.1% in April 2018

9 May 2018

Audi delivered around 160,900 premium cars in April. Global sales increased by 3.1%. Customers took delivery of around 624,650 units across all models since January, an increase of 8.0%. As such, the Four Rings once again beat its previous record-breaking...


US charges former Volkswagen CEO over dieselgate

4 May 2018

The US Justice Department has filed criminal charges against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, accusing him of conspiring to cover up diesel emissions cheating, but industry watchers said it was unlikely he would travel to the US to answer the charges.


VW may get rid of non-core units

3 May 2018

Volkswagen is considering spinning off non-core assets such as motorcycle maker Ducati and transmissions maker Renk, its new chief executive has said, as the group seeks to boost its efficiency and become more nimble.


just-auto Plus only SEAT announces key management changes

3 May 2018

Dr Rainer Fessel (Braunschweig, 1966) has been appointed new director of the SEAT factory in Martorell. Until now, Dr Fessel headed the plant located in Chengdu (China) of FAW-Volkswagen, a joint-venture founded in 1991 between Chinese automotive manufacturer...


Investment adviser against VW board nominees

2 May 2018

Investment adviser Hermes EOS has recommended clients vote against the candidates proposed for election to the VW supervisory board on Thursday (3 May) and called for an "external supervisory board and corporate culture review".


Volkswagen names new chief for Electrify America

2 May 2018

Volkswagen Group of America has named a new head for its Electrify America organisation.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen of America sales up 4.5% in April 2018

2 May 2018

Volkswagen of America, reported sales of 28,794 units delivered in April 2018, an increase of 4.5% over April 2017. With 112,746 units delivered year-to-date in 2018, the company is reporting an 8.6% increase in year-over-year sales. “We are...


VW Rus purchasing looks to develop home suppliers

1 May 2018

Volkswagen Group Rus says it "learned" from the crisis years not to rely too heavily on imported components as a weak rouble made shipping in parts uncompetitive.


Skoda Karoq to also be made in Germany

1 May 2018

Skoda will make some of its Karoq SUV at a Volkswagen plant (Osnabrueck) in Germany due to high volume of orders and upgrades to the Czech lead plant.


Qualcomm and partners demonstrates C-V2X

1 May 2018

5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Audi, Ford Motor Company and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have announced the world’s first demonstration for Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) direct communications technology operating across vehicles from different manufacturers.


VW close to ride hailing JV in China

30 April 2018

Volkswagen hopes to form a joint venture with China’s Didi Chuxing to manage part of the ride-hailer's vehicle fleet and help develop customised vehicles for Didi's services, a news agency reported.


Porsche boots Mueller from executive board

30 April 2018

Porsche SE said former Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller had "resigned" from his post as executive board member responsible for strategy and corporate development from today (30 April).


Skoda UK adds Alexa integration

30 April 2018

Skoda UK has introduced Alexa connectivity for some models.

Volkswagen Group news

SPIEF 18-VW Rus urges Moscow fight illicit trade

25 May 2018

Volkswagen's Russia Group says the country itself does not have an issue when it comes to produci...


Apple 'does driverless shuttle deal with VW'

24 May 2018

Tech giant Apple has reportedly signed a deal with Volkswagen to adapt some of its T6 Transporter...


VW gets caught by Polo rear seatbelt buckles

22 May 2018

Volkswagen is in the midst of a recall campaign for all new Polos (ours come from South Africa) a...


VW opens new tech campus in Israel

22 May 2018

Volkswagen Group has officially opened a campus in Tel Aviv named Konnect to provide local partne...


New B9 Audi Sport RS 4 Avant - powered by Porsche

21 May 2018

Audi Sport must have some of the best margins of any car company division. A range of RS models s...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales surge 10.2% in April 2018

21 May 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path in April. At 927,200 units, de...



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