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LA auto show world debuts - BMW F44 and Audi RS Q8

16 October 2019

BMW has released images and information about the 2 Series Gran Coupe ahead of its auto show world premiere in Los Angeles next month. In other news and aside from the e-tron Sportback, Audi is now expected to debut the RS Q8 at the show.


Why the Volkswagen Tiguan is Europe's No.1 SUV

15 October 2019

It took TMC and Honda many generations plus decades of nurturing and promotion to eventually make the RAV4 and CR-V two of the world's three top selling SUVs. The other one, which didn't exist twelve years ago, is only in its second generation. So what makes the Volkswagen Tiguan so sought after in China, Europe and North America?


ANALYSIS - Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid

7 October 2019

In recent times, the Passat has only just managed to make the cut when it comes to the European top 50 best sellers list. Sales of this model have been collapsing all across the region but there are reasons for that.


2020 India Auto Expo - Volkswagen world debuts

7 October 2019

The Volkswagen Group is the first OEM to officially announce vehicle world premieres for the next Auto Expo. India's bienniel motor show takes place in Greater Noida near Delhi.

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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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Volkswagen unveils the Atlas Cross Sport SUV coupe

16 October 2019

The production version of the Atlas Cross Sport for the US market has now been unveiled in Chattanooga.


Semcon new partner for VW truck electrification in Brazil

14 October 2019

Semcon Brazil is entering a partnership with Volkswagen Brazil Truck and Bus to develop an e-delivery truck.


just-auto Plus only CATL and VWCO collaborate to speed up global commercial vehicle electrification

14 October 2019

CATL is going to offer the comprehensive battery solutions for the electrification of VWCO, including battery development, manufacturing, as well as recycle and secondary use. According to the agreement, the partnership will be started with e-Delivery, which...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen: The all-new Golf is ready to go

11 October 2019

Developed continuously from one generation to the next, it has become firmly established worldwide. In two weeks, on 24 October, the Volkswagen brand presents the eighth generation at a world premiere in Wolfsburg: featuring more digitalisation and...


VW Passenger sales up in September

10 October 2019

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 533,700 vehicles worldwide in September, up 10% year on year.


just-auto Plus only UL granted extended Volkswagen approvals for materials testing

10 October 2019

UL, a leading global safety science company, officially announced two of its materials testing laboratories have been granted extended approvals from Volkswagen AG (VW). The extended approvals mean UL can now perform numerous test methods from the...


just-auto Plus only The new VW T-Roc R: outstanding performance and sporty lifestyle

10 October 2019

Generating a mighty 221 kW/300 PS, the compact Volkswagen R powerhouse accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The vehicle reaches a top speed of 250 km/h before the electronics limit the forward thrust of the new top-of-the-range T-Roc...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen electric car ID.3 communicates using light

10 October 2019

The intelligent light concept in the interior supports the driver visually and makes communication with the ID.3 more emotional. Not only does this car’s voice control obey your every word, the ID.3 also communicates visually with its occupants...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Group India consolidates into a new entity: ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited

8 October 2019

The merger of three former Volkswagen Group entities is an important milestone in the ‘INDIA 2.0’ project. The merged entity will be referred to as ‘ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited’ (SAVWIPL). The entity will be led...


just-auto Plus only New Volkswagen R brand logo revealed

7 October 2019

Jost Capito, Managing Director, Volkswagen R, says: “Volkswagen R is all about excitement and thrill, and in the future, we will continue to focus our efforts on integrating theseemotions into the Volkswagen brand. We are taking a strategic and operative...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen brand launches new global website

7 October 2019

In future, this website will present all the content and offerings with respect to models, services, configuration, test drives, financing, used cars and many other items on a single platform. It will therefore be the central point of call for all customers of...


Dirk Große-Loheide appointed VW Procurement board member

3 October 2019

Volkswagen Passenger Cars has appointed Dirk Große-Loheide as new board member for Procurement.


RIO digitizes Volkswagen Group Logistics

3 October 2019

A collaboration Between VW and a Traton subsidiary company (RIO) aims to make significant savings with more transparent and efficient processes.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen plant Wolfsburg receives environmental "Lean and Green Management Award"

3 October 2019

More than 250 plants from more than ten countries and 20 different industries participated in this competition. "We are proud that our persistent work has been successful in saving resources and that we have been awarded the prestigious 'Lean &...


Traton Group sets EUR1bn R&D plan

3 October 2019

Traton Group is planning an EUR1bn R&D spending plan for the next five years.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen: Becoming a Global Champion through creation, courage, and collaboration

3 October 2019

“Innovation,” says CEO Andreas Renschler, “is a state of mind. Innovation means always striving to be better — to offer our customers and their customers added value.” In his speech, Renschler touched on the multifaceted...


Volkswagen boosts AI capability with key hire

2 October 2019

Volkswagen says it is boosting its capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a key appointment.


Skoda unveils voice control system for Kamiq and Scala

2 October 2019

Skoda has launched an online-based voice control system for its Kamiq crossover and Scala brands.


just-auto Plus only Hitachi Automotive Systems is selected for Volkswagen's “FAST” strategic partner program in the field of gasoline injection systems

2 October 2019

FAST was launched in February 2015, as a strategic partner program initiative for strengthening the relationship between Volkswagen and its suppliers, and accelerating innovations and global expansion in new product development. The selection of the FAST...


Didi Chuxing and Volkswagen in China strike partnership

1 October 2019

Chinese transportation and online mobility specialist Didi Chuxing has formed a 'strategic partnership' with Volkswagen in China.


just-auto Plus only Knight Law Group brings new Volkswagen fraud suit following the "Dirty Diesel" scandal

1 October 2019

Plaintiffs are seeking punitive damages for Volkswagen's intentional misrepresentation and failure to comply with its obligations under the Song-Beverly Act. In May 2014, a study first revealed a discrepancy between the actual nitrous oxide...


just-auto Plus only Audi AG announces senior leadership changes

30 September 2019

From Gyor to Ingolstadt: Achim Heinfling, currently chairman of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria, will become the new plant manager at the headquarters of Audi AG in Ingolstadt. Heinfling succeeds current plant manager Albert Mayer on 1 October...


Johan de Nysschen is Volkswagen Group of America's new COO

27 September 2019

Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has named Johan de Nysschen chief operating officer of the Volkswagen brand's North American region. He starts in this newly created role 1 October. He will report to Scott Keogh, head of Volkswagen Group of America.


just-auto Plus only Latin NCAP announces results for Volkswagen Tiguan, Jetta and Ford Figo

27 September 2019

The New Car Assessment programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, Latin NCAP, seventh set of results of 2019 was released with two Volkswagen models achieving five stars and double Advanced Award and the popular compact Indian made Ford Figo reaching four...


Volkswagen starts battery cell development and production in Salzgitter

23 September 2019

The Volkswagen Group has begun development, testing and production of battery cells technology in Salzgitter, Germany, where it plans to create 1,000 jobs by 2023/2024.


just-auto Plus only Audi and VW Group aim to cut vehicle-specific CO2 emissions by 30%

23 September 2019

Audi and the Volkswagen Group are among the first automobile manufacturers to commit to the Paris Climate Agreement. The company has set itself the ambitious goal of successively reducing vehicle-specific CO2 emissions by 30% by 2025 – compared with...


VWoA launches third-gen Car-Net connectivity app

20 September 2019

For model year 2020, Volkswagen Car-Net gets an updated mobile app, a list of no-charge services for five years, and new subscription options. Car-Net Services will be offered in four areas: Remote Access, Safe and Secure, Hotspot, and Guide and Inform.


VW brand August sales down 3.8%

12 September 2019

Volkswagen brand global sales in August dipped 3.8% year on year to 493,800 vehicles.


FRANKFURT - VW ID.3 will be priced at under EUR30,000

10 September 2019

Volkswagen has presented its ID.3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and revealed that purchase prices for the series production model will start at under EUR30,000.


FRANKFURT - Will tighter CO2 rules send some automakers bankrupt?

10 September 2019

Tightened European carbon dioxide emission rules could send some automakers into bankruptcy, a top PSA executive said.

Volkswagen news

LA auto show world debuts - BMW F44 and Audi RS Q8

16 October 2019

BMW has released images and information about the 2 Series Gran Coupe ahead of its auto show worl...


Volkswagen unveils the Atlas Cross Sport SUV coupe

16 October 2019

The production version of the Atlas Cross Sport for the US market has now been unveiled in Chatta...


Why the Volkswagen Tiguan is Europe's No.1 SUV

15 October 2019

It took TMC and Honda many generations plus decades of nurturing and promotion to eventually make...


Semcon new partner for VW truck electrification in Brazil

14 October 2019

Semcon Brazil is entering a partnership with Volkswagen Brazil Truck and Bus to develop an e-deli...


just-auto Plus only CATL and VWCO collaborate to speed up global commercial vehicle electrification

14 October 2019

CATL is going to offer the comprehensive battery solutions for the electrification of VWCO, inclu...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen: The all-new Golf is ready to go

11 October 2019

Developed continuously from one generation to the next, it has become firmly established worldwid...



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