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BEIJING SHOW DEBUTS LIST - JAC-Volkswagen Sol E20X

24 April 2018

As the press preview day for AutoChina 2018 draws closer, many more brands have announced concept, prototype and production model world premieres.


Golf SV - an overlooked Volkswagen which shouldn't be

24 April 2018

It's heavy on sensibility rather than sex appeal. Which is one of the main reasons why the model which the UK importer calls the Golf SV doesn't sell too briskly. Known as the Golf Sportsvan in most other countries where it's available, the SV has many hidden talents. It deserves to be better loved by British buyers.


Volkswagen Brazil's virtuous new compact saloon

2 February 2018

New vehicles are becoming ever more sophisticated and stylish in Brazil.


ANALYSIS - Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

18 January 2018

The latest Tiguan has been available since 2016. Now comes the extended wheelbase seven-seater, which has more differences compared to the standard model than had been expected.

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Volkswagen head of compact cars on Tiguan Allspace, autonomous cars and individualisation

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 – a personalised 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.


Harman on why partnering is essential in the infotainment and connectivity sector – Q&A Part 1

16 December 2015

Harman recently partnered with Renesas to improve its in-vehicle network and infotainment solutions. Matthew Beecham caught-up with Harman’s Phil Eyler, Executive Vice President and President of Infotainment to find out how this alliance and others are supporting the brand in a highly competitive sector. In Part 2, we interview Harman’s EVP and President Lifestyle Audio Division Michael Mauser about the audio innovations it is bringing to the market to sustain growth.


Q&A: RKLAB AG on a new approach to clean up diesels

22 October 2015

As the auto industry searches for affordable routes to lower emissions, Matthew Beecham spoke to Gavin Houghton, managing director of RKLAB AG to learn more about its timely breakthrough in diesel fuel injector technology.

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VW chief frets over possible China tariff rise

24 April 2018

Volkswagen has admitted it would be hurt by increased tariffs on vehicles imported into China.


VW Group global sales up 5.3% in March 2018

18 April 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it recorded its best ever delivery result for a single month in March.


Hella supplies new VW Touareg LED headlamps

18 April 2018

Hella has announced a supply deal with Volkswagen to supply LED Matrix headlights for the Touareg unveiled in China.


VW Group China delivers over 1m units in Q1

18 April 2018

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries for the first quarter of 2018: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered over 1.01m (2017: 891,500, +13.4%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, including 43,100 imported vehicles.


VW Group establishing software development centre in Lisbon

18 April 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it is further strengthening its international IT competence vt developing a software development centre for Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck and Bus AG - in Lisbon.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles global sales down 5.9% in Q1 2018

17 April 2018

In the first three months of the year Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 114,700 vehicles to customers all over the world. That is 5.9% less than in the same period of last year. Due to the stop on deliveries of the T6 with passenger car registration,...


VW tests autonomous parking at Hamburg airport

13 April 2018

Volkswagen Group is testing autonomous parking at a multi-storey car park near Terminal 2 of Hamburg Airport as part of the mobility partnership with the city that aims to develop it as a model for urban mobility.


VW to toss out CEO?

10 April 2018

A mystery press release from Volkswagen which said: "Volkswagen AG considers a further development of the management structure of the group, which would also be associated with personnel changes in the board of management and with changes in the specific responsibilities of the board of management members. This could also include a change in the position of the chairman of the board of management.


just-auto Plus only VW brand global sales up 4.9% in March 2018

10 April 2018

With more than 1.5m vehicles delivered to customers in the first quarter of 2018, the Volkswagen brand recorded the best first-quarter delivery results in its history. Worldwide deliveries in March 2018 totalled 584,700, another new record and an increase of...


Volkswagen creates new holistic user experience (HUX) division

9 April 2018

Volkswagen said it wants to become the "most user centred mobility brand" and has established a new Holistic User Experience (HUX) division headed by Matthias Erb. In his new role he reports directly to the CEO of the Volkswagen brand, Herbert Diess.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen announces key management changes

9 April 2018

Personnel changes in accounting and controlling at the Volkswagen brand Karen Kutzner, previously head of Accounting and Payroll Accounting of the Volkswagen brand has been appointed as board member for Finance of Volkswagen Slovakia with effect from 1 June...


just-auto Plus only VWoA sales surge 17.8% in March 2018

5 April 2018

Volkswagen of America(VWoA) reported sales of 32,548 units delivered in March 2018, an increase of 17.8% over March 2017. With 83,952 units delivered year-to-date in 2018, the company is reporting a 10% increase in year-over-year sales. March 2018 was the...


just-auto Plus only VWoA appoints new vice president, North American Region

5 April 2018

Volkswagen of America, (VWoA) announced the appointment of Matthew (Matt) Renna as vice president, Volkswagen North American Region (NAR)-G4, effective 16 April, 2018. In this role Renna will be responsible for managing the NAR-G4 team, steering objectives for...


VW to add SUV to Brazil roster as Honda consolidates factories

4 April 2018

Volkswagen plans to produce an SUV in Brazil, a media report said.


VW eCrafter testing extended to UK

3 April 2018

Volkswagen’s electric van - the eCrafter - is to make its UK debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham from 24-26 April, ahead of real-world testing beginning with UK customers at the start of May.


US tariff threat gives automakers the jitters

29 March 2018

Major automaker executives raised concerns at the New York show this week about the possibility of a trade war after the Trump administration imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier this month, a media report said.


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - Global debuts list

29 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show are named below.


Volkswagen steps up model and innovation offensive in China

23 March 2018

The Volkswagen brand said it would strengthen its leading position in China with a stepped up major model and innovation offensive.


just-auto Plus only MAN reports EUR566m operating profit in 2017

21 March 2018

MAN’s operating profit increased significantly to EUR566m (US$694.9m) in 2017. Sales revenue growth and the PACE2017 program for the future at MAN Truck and Bus were strong earnings drivers. MAN Latin America became Brazil’s market leader for...


VW confirms SUV variant for US plant

20 March 2018

Volkswagen has announced that it will be building a new five-passenger SUV at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory.


VW claims 'diesel efficiency' from new 1.5 petrol engine

19 March 2018

Volkswagen claims its recently launched 1.5TSI ACT micro-hybrid 130PS petrol engine is as efficient as a diesel.


just-auto Plus only Successful fiscal year 2017: Volkswagen Truck & Bus significantly increased revenues and operating profit

19 March 2018

Successful fiscal year 2017: Volkswagen Truck & Bus significantly increased revenues and operating profit  •   Revenues grew to EUR23.9bn  •   Operating profit increased to EUR1.7bn  •...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 7.2% in February 2018

19 March 2018

In the first two months of 2018, the Volkswagen Group delivered more than 1.6m vehicles to its customers throughout the world. In the month of February, the Group handed over 737,700 new vehicles to customers. "At the beginning of the year, the Volkswagen...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles revenue up 7.1% to EUR11.9bn in 2017

19 March 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) achieved record sales revenue, profit and returns in the 2017 financial year. The brand is keeping on track for continued success in the current year. In addition, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is vigorously pursuing its...


VW Rus urges Moscow to be market focused for supply chain

15 March 2018

Volkswagen Rus is calling for a more integrated approach to the supply chain as well as a market-centric push from those in government in Moscow as The Kremlin considers its future strategy for the automotive sector.


just-auto Plus only VW brand reports EUR80bn revenue in 2017

15 March 2018

The Volkswagen brand can look back on a successful financial year in 2017. The brand sold 6.23m vehicles and improved sales revenue to EUR80bn (US$98.9bn). For the first time in five years, the operating result before special items increased, reaching the...


Volkswagen quietly admits to China export plans

14 March 2018

Buried deep in a lengthy media release, the Volkswagen Group has quietly let slip that it has plans to use its giant manufacturing operations in China to commence exports.


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies BluEarth-A AE-50 tyres for VW Tiguan

13 March 2018

Yokohama Rubber announced that from this January it has begun supplying 17-inch (215/65R17 99V) “BluEarth-A AE-50” tyres as original equipment (OE) for the Tiguan to be sold in Russia. The Tiguan cars are being manufactured by Volkswagen AG’s...


just-auto Plus only VW/Wandelbots to test new HRC applications in vehicle assembly

12 March 2018

Volkswagen's Glaserne Manufaktur (Transparent Factory) and Dresden-based start-up Wandelbots have established a novel joint venture in human-robot collaboration (HRC). This was announced at the "South by Southwest" technology festival in Austin,...


VW to modernise Wolfsburg power stations

9 March 2018

he Volkswagen Group says it is taking another key step towards significantly reducing environmental impact and is moving away from coal-fired energy.

Volkswagen news

BEIJING SHOW DEBUTS LIST - JAC-Volkswagen Sol E20X

24 April 2018

As the press preview day for AutoChina 2018 draws closer, many more brands have announced concept...


Golf SV - an overlooked Volkswagen which shouldn't be

24 April 2018

It's heavy on sensibility rather than sex appeal. Which is one of the main reasons why the model...


VW chief frets over possible China tariff rise

24 April 2018

Volkswagen has admitted it would be hurt by increased tariffs on vehicles imported into China....


VW Group global sales up 5.3% in March 2018

18 April 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it recorded its best ever delivery result for a single month in March....


Hella supplies new VW Touareg LED headlamps

18 April 2018

Hella has announced a supply deal with Volkswagen to supply LED Matrix headlights for the Touareg...


VW Group China delivers over 1m units in Q1

18 April 2018

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries for the first quarter of 2018: together with its two...



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