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Geneva motor show world debuts - Golf GTI & Cupra Formentor

20 February 2020

Confirming the rumours, Volkswagen has just announced that the Golf GTI will be a world debut at the Geneva motor show and SEAT says the Cupra Formentor will also premiere there.


2020 Chicago auto show - the world debuts

6 February 2020

With the NAIAS shifting from January to June, Chicago became the first major US auto show of 2020. Below is a list of world debuts, although some vehicles were revealed at events ahead of the show or else have been seen before but with a different model name to what is used for the US market.


2020 India Auto Expo - the world debuts

5 February 2020

The following vehicles were world premieres at the New Delhi Auto Expo.


Chinese auto industry impacted hard by coronavirus

3 February 2020

China's automotive industry is expected to take a massive hit from the rapid spread of the corona virus in the last two weeks, at least in the first quarter of the year but very possibly for longer.

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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 The eighth generation of an icon: world première of the new VW Golf GTI in Geneva

21 February 2020

World première with impact: When Volkswagen launched the first Golf GTI 45 years ago at the International Motor show (IAA) in Frankfurt, no one could have guessed that the three letters G, T and I would go on to identify an icon. But that is exactly...


Volkswagen to sell ID models separately in Germany

19 February 2020

Volkswagen and Volkswagen und Audi Partnerverband (the VW/Audi dealer association) have agreed a new sales model for the all-electric ID family in Germany.


VW and E.ON develop ultra-fast charging station

13 February 2020

Energy company E.ON and Volkswagen Group Components say they are giving a new impetus to fast charging for EVs with the prototype of a new, flexible ultra-fast charging station that will be presented in Essen.


Automakers plan gradual resumption of China output

10 February 2020

Some carmakers were likely to have restarted output at China factories after shutting temporarily due to the coronavirus, media reports on Monday ( February) said.


Volkswagen to sell RENK shares to Triton

3 February 2020

The Board of Management and Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG have approved the sale of the 76 percent stake or approximately 5.3 million shares in the listed company RENK AG to Triton for a purchase price of 97.80 EUR per share which is subject to adjustments in relation to dividend.


just-auto Plus only VW: Wolfsburg plant is investing heavily in digital solutions

3 February 2020

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is further bolstering the future viability and competitiveness of its main plant in Wolfsburg in the current business year. “We already accomplished a great deal in 2019. To become even more efficient, we want to...


VW names new passenger cars CTO

28 January 2020

Volkswagen has named Matthias Rabe, currently the passenger cars brand head of technical development operations, chief technology officer (CTO).


just-auto Plus only Social responsibility: Volkswagen Group and Microsoft expand partnership

28 January 2020

The Volkswagen Group and Microsoft Germany have agreed to work together on long-term sustainability and social initiatives. The aim is to promote and jointly implement projects in the context of social responsibility issues, such as sustainability, digital...


just-auto Plus only 170,000 tons of CO2 saved: Carbon Fund strengthens climate protection

27 January 2020

The Volkswagen Group has launched its own Carbon Fund. The CO2 fund, which is endowed with €25 million annually, is available to all twelve Group brands. They use it to finance their own climate protection projects at their locations worldwide. The...


Volkswagen and Aeris form Ventic connected platform JV

23 January 2020

Volkswagen Group of America and Aeris have formed Ventic, a joint venture in the development and operations of connected vehicle platform technologies.


VW's WeShare expanding in Europe

23 January 2020

WeShare, Volkswagen and Skoda’s free-floating car sharing service, is to expand into seven further cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020.


VW adds renewable targets for factories

22 January 2020

Volkswagen has set itself further targets for 2020 in order to expand the percentage of externally sourced energy from renewable sources at its factories.


FAW Volkswagen eyes further growth with 29 new models in 2020

20 January 2020

Chinese car making joint venture FAW-Volkswagen said it planned to launch 29 new vehicle models this year, including six new energy vehicles, as the company looks to continue to outperform in its domestic market.


Volkswagen China sales lifted by new SUVs in 2019

17 January 2020

Volkswagen Group China and its local joint ventures sold 4.23m vehicles in mainland China and Hong Kong in 2019, a 0.6% increase on the previous year, the company announced.


just-auto Plus only “I’m cold” – The new Golf responds with intelligent climate control

17 January 2020

Volkswagen models represent modern functionality and the brand’s typically easy orientation inside the vehicle. With the new Golf, operation is now even more intuitive. A visible and tangible example is the control for the 3-zone automatic air...


just-auto Plus only TRATON with strong vehicle sales in 2019

16 January 2020

In 2019, TRATON SE in its Industrial Business sold 242,200 vehicles of the MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands, exceeding the prior-year figure by 4%. This positive development was driven among other things by high demand for...


Volkswagen brand car sales edged up in 2019

14 January 2020

In 2019, the Volkswagen brand delivered 6,278,300 vehicles throughout the world, exceeding the prior-year figure by 0.5 percent.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: stable deliveries across 2019 as a whole

13 January 2020

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 491,600 light commercial vehicles to customers across the globe in the 2019 trading year. The brand thus finished a narrow 1.6 per cent below the level of the previous year (499,700). While the company recorded...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen and diconium further expand their corporation

13 January 2020

The Volkswagen Group and the founding shareholders of diconium have agreed on the acquisition by Volkswagen of the remaining shares in diconium. By acquiring all of the shares in the company, Volkswagen is strengthening its capabilities in the field of...


just-auto Plus only Test track on the A39 now operating: Volkswagen collects anonymised data for assisted driving

10 January 2020

Starting signal for a forward-looking cooperative project called “Testfeld Niedersachsen” (Lower Saxony Testing Area) On the A39 motorway (Autobahn 39) between the Wolfsburg-Königslutter junction and the municipality of Cremlingen, a seven...


Volkswagen lets its EV charging robots loose

2 January 2020

Volkswagen has provided a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric cars comes to an end.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen significantly raises electric car production forecast for 2025

2 January 2020

Volkswagen’s electric offensive has picked up speed as planned. With the world premiere of the new all-electric ID.3 in September and the start of production at the Zwickau electric vehicle plant in November, the Volkswagen brand has already reached...


just-auto Plus only Car.Software strengthens board of management

23 December 2019

The Volkswagen Group’s Car.Software organisation is 'strengthening its Board of Management'. With effect from January 1, 2020, Björn Goerke is to be the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Car.Software organization. To date, Goerke has...


just-auto Plus only Porsche strengthens cross-industry initiative value balancing alliance

18 December 2019

Together with the Volkswagen Group, Porsche is to become a core member of the recently founded value balancing alliance e.V. based in Frankfurt am Main. The aim of this cross-industry alliance is to develop a standard that creates visibility in terms of...


VW self-driving shuttles set for Doha in 2022

16 December 2019

Volkswagen has signed an agreement with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) to bring a fleet of self-driving Level 4 electric shuttles to Doha in 2022. 


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen introduces new remuneration model for 18,000 managers worldwide

16 December 2019

Volkswagen is introducing a new remuneration system for managers in the Group from 2020. The new model applies for some 18,000 managers worldwide and is based on the revised system for the Board of Management and top management already in effect. The...


just-auto Plus only Aeva reveals first 4D LiDAR on chip for autonomous driving and vote of confidence from VW Group with Porsche SE Investment

13 December 2019

Aeva, the company building next-generation sensing for autonomous vehicles, announces the achievement of a critical milestone for the autonomous vehicles industry: Aeries, Aeva’s next generation Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR system...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen passenger cars grows deliveries in November

12 December 2019

The Volkswagen brand delivered 586,400 vehicles worldwide in November, 3.9 percent more than in November 2018. Volkswagen made further gains in market shares in a shrinking overall global market. That also applies to China, the brand’s largest single...


VW doubles service interval to two years in some markets

5 December 2019

Volkswagen is stretching its service interval to two years, starting with the Golf 8 with other models to follow in 2020.


just-auto Plus only VW: Production of the T-Roc Cabriolet begins in Osnabrück

5 December 2019

Production of Volkswagen's new T-Roc Cabriolet starts today at the Osnabrück plant. The plant's facilities, including the production and logistics operations, were extensively optimised in advance for the Volkswagen brand's only...

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just-auto Plus only The eighth generation of an icon: world première of the new VW Golf GTI in Geneva

21 February 2020

World première with impact: When Volkswagen launched the first Golf GTI 45 years ago at th...


Geneva motor show world debuts - Golf GTI & Cupra Formentor

20 February 2020

Confirming the rumours, Volkswagen has just announced that the Golf GTI will be a world debut at...


Volkswagen to sell ID models separately in Germany

19 February 2020

Volkswagen and Volkswagen und Audi Partnerverband (the VW/Audi dealer association) have agreed a...


VW and E.ON develop ultra-fast charging station

13 February 2020

Energy company E.ON and Volkswagen Group Components say they are giving a new impetus to fast cha...


Automakers plan gradual resumption of China output

10 February 2020

Some carmakers were likely to have restarted output at China factories after shutting temporarily...


2020 Chicago auto show - the world debuts

6 February 2020

With the NAIAS shifting from January to June, Chicago is the first major US auto show of 2020. Be...



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