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Paris motor show world debuts list - BMW G20 3 Series

29 June 2018

A BMW insider has revealed that the next 3 Series sedan will be revealed at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. By contrast, not only will Mini not be premiering any models at the show but it will not be present.


Hands-On Tech - Volkswagen T-Roc

19 June 2018

This is our Hands-On-Tech (HOT) reporting series*. Here, we take a look at the top-spec connectivity features offered by manufacturers in detail, looking to benchmark the connectivity functionality based on various test criteria. Volkswagen’s compact crossover T-Roc takes on the best-selling Nissan Qashqai in a very busy and fiercely competitive segment. So how does the technology, Car-Net, now available across the range, fare as a value proposition? 


Volkswagen launches the all-seeing Touareg in Europe

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.

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VW’s vision of car interiors – a mobile living space without a steering wheel

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.


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.

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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...


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 systematically expanding its partnerships in China

12 July 2018

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


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 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:...


VW to introduce zero-emission car sharing service in 2019

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 its 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.


Volkswagen starts local assembly and car sharing in Rwanda

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.


just-auto Plus only VW Group of America and partners form Networking for Autonomous Vehicles 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,...


FAW-VW completes second Foshan production line

25 June 2018

FAW-Volkswagen last week opened a new production line at its Foshan plant in China's southerly Guangdong province, as part of the company's aggressive expansion strategy in the world's largest vehicle market.


VW brands now responsible for regions

22 June 2018

Having recently renamed its Truck & Bus unit TRATON to increase independence and move it "towards capital market readiness", Volkswagen Group announced another structural realignment of its organisation so one lead brand assumes "steering responsibility" for a clearly defined region of the world across the group.


Volkswagen Truck & Bus to become TRATON Group

20 June 2018

Volkswagen Truck & Bus will be renamed TRATON Group which it said was "another milestone on the group's way to increase independence even further and towards capital market readiness".


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus reorganises its supervisory board, names new CFO

18 June 2018

The constituent meeting of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Truck and Bus AG that took place in Wolfsburg appointed members to the company’s Board of Management. Christian Schulz, who has been in charge of Corporate Development, Strategy and M&A...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 6.1% in May 2018

18 June 2018

The Volkswagen Group’s upward trend continues: at 953,400 units, Group deliveries in May were 6.1% higher than the same month last year. More than 4.5m vehicles have been handed over to customers worldwide since the beginning of the year – an...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles global sales up12.7% in May 2018

15 June 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 48,600 vehicles in May worldwide. That is 12.7% more than in May 2017. Customer demand in Western and Eastern Europe and South America in particular contributed to this good result. A total of 209,600 vehicles of the...


VW exec back in post after monkey testing probe

8 June 2018

A Volkswagen executive who was suspended pending an investigation into VW-ordered scientific tests in which monkeys were exposed to harmful diesel fumes, has been reinstated.


just-auto Plus only VW brand global sales up 5.1% in May 2018

8 June 2018

The Volkswagen brand continues its growth: with 539,700 vehicles delivered in May, the brand recorded a rise of 5.1% compared with the prior-year figure for the same month. All in all, the brand delivered 2,584,700 vehicles to customers from January to...


FAW-VW continues growth with new Qingdao plant

6 June 2018

FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company opened a new vehicle assembly plant in Qingdao, in China's eastern Shandong province, this week as the joint venture looks to strengthen its position in China.


just-auto Plus only VW of America sales up 4% in May 2018

5 June 2018

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 31,211 units delivered in May 2018, an increase of 4% over May 2017. With 143,957 units delivered year-to-date in 2018, the company is reporting a 7.5% increase in year-over-year sales. “The all-new 2019 Jetta,...


Scania and VW join over German eHighway research project

30 May 2018

The German government has decided to co-finance a research project to test and develop electric road technology for eHighways.


just-auto Plus only JAC Volkswagen unveils first produced Sol E20X electric car

29 May 2018

The first production model of JAC Volkswagen’s Sol brand was revealed at a ceremony held in the presence of Prof Dr Jochem Heizmann, member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft as well as president and CEO of Volkswagen Group...


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.


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 by 2020

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 VW Commercial Vehicles global sales surge 16.2% in April 2018

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.


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...

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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 offi...


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,...


VW systematically expanding its partnerships in China

12 July 2018

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


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 Aktien...


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 vehicl...


VW to introduce zero-emission car sharing service in 2019

5 July 2018

The Volkswagen brand says it will also be offering its customers car sharing services. It says th...



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