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Paris motor show world debuts list - Audi e-tron & Ferrari Monzas

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's public premiere will take place at the Paris motor show. Production has already started and sales will commence in European markets during November.


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018

SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world debuts. A trending return towards C segment sedans and the addition of wagons (see Hyundai) continues.


Traverse, the great divide - a tough CASE to crack

6 August 2018

There’s a great deal of consternation in the auto industry presently, but that concern is divided in to two camps. On the one hand, there are those in the here and now anxious about whether total industry volume in the US this year will be 18m or 17.8m. On the other hand, there are those more concerned about the future and whether CASE (connected, autonomous, shared and electrified) or ACES (to put it another way) will fundamentally challenge the industry’s business model that’s been built up over the last 100 years or so. The differences in approach were there for all to see at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held in Traverse City, Michigan last week.


ANALYSIS - VW483 Volkswagen Arteon 1.5 TSI Evo

1 August 2018

After launching the CC-replacing Arteon a year ago in Europe with a range of 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines, Volkswagen has now added its 1.5-litre TSI, extending the all-turbo line-up of this big fastback.

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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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VW hails premiere of the MEB EV platform

18 September 2018

The world premiere of Volkswagen's modular electric drive matrix (MEB) has taken place in Dresden. The brand says the newly developed technology platform will be the key to the "electric car for all" with 10m electric vehicle sales targeted.


EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers for emissions collusion

18 September 2018

The European Commission said on Tuesday (18 September) it had opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) colluded, in breach of EU antitrust rules, to avoid competition on the development and roll-out of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars.


Audi launches e-offensive with the world premiere of Audi e-tron

18 September 2018

i is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron.


just-auto Plus only VW Group to drive future deployment of ITS

18 September 2018

The Volkswagen Group is presenting its activities in the intelligent transport of people and goods at the 25th ITS World Congress in Copenhagen (17 – 21 September 2018). As a member of ERTICO – ITS Europe, a network of more than 100 partners, the...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen plans IPO for TRATON Group

18 September 2018

Volkswagen is pushing forward preparations for a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO) of TRATON Group. Further steps to this end were decided by the Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board. TRATON Group will now strengthen the team preparing a potential IPO with...


just-auto Plus only VW launches Electric For All campaign, allocates EUR6bn to upgrade plants

18 September 2018

Volkswagen is driving the transition to e-mobility with a consistency and commitment unlike that of virtually any other automaker. As part of the Electric For All campaign launched, the brand will be putting attractive models at affordable prices on the road,...


just-auto Plus only TRATON and Hino jointly agree on two strategic initiatives

18 September 2018

TRATON and Hino Motors (“Hino”) announced new details on their strategic partnership. Both partners have agreed on two strategic initiatives: to join forces in e-mobility and the plan to establish a procurement joint venture. On 12 April 2018,...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 6.8% in August 2018

17 September 2018

August was a successful month for the Volkswagen Group: Group brands delivered a total of 875,300 vehicles to customers, a rise of 6.8%. Europe was the region with the strongest growth: 327,700 vehicles were handed over to customers there, an increase of 21.0%...


VW China completes four factory projects

14 September 2018

Volkswagen has announced the completion of a major production expansion in China, opening four new facilities in Qingdao, Foshan and Tianjin in recent months.


just-auto Plus only VW of America to end Beetle production with two special models

14 September 2018

Volkswagen of America announced that it will end production of the iconic Beetle in 2019. To celebrate the Beetle’s rich heritage, two special models will join the lineup for its last model year - Final Edition SE and Final Edition SEL. “The...


just-auto Plus only VW Group signs new contracts with European importers

14 September 2018

The Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Passenger Cars brands, together with their partners from ten European importers, signed the new importer contracts in Wolfsburg this week. Contracts with the Group’s own companies in a...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles global sales up 3.9% in 2018

14 September 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles supplied 336,000 vehicles to customers from January until August. Considering last year’s figures, it is an increase of 3.9%. In the domestic German market 88,500 vehicles were delivered to customers (+8.1%). In...


just-auto Plus only VW brand global sales up 3.7% in August 2018

13 September 2018

The Volkswagen brand handed over 513,300 vehicles to customers worldwide in August, representing an increase of 3.7% compared with the same month of the previous year and a new record for the month of August. All in all, 4,137,900 vehicles were delivered from...


just-auto Plus only VW uses HP Metal Jet process to boost its production

12 September 2018

Volkswagen is the first automotive manufacturer using the latest 3D printing technology: the “HP Metal Jet” process simplifies and speeds up metallic 3D printing. The biggest advantage: productivity improves fifty times compared to other 3D...


Investors finally get VW into court over dieselgate

10 September 2018

Volkswagen investors hauled the carmaker into a German court today (10 September) to seek EUR9.2bn (US$10.6bn) compensation for share price falls following news of the diesel emissions scandal breaking three years ago.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Group appoints new sales head

10 September 2018

Dr Christian Dahlheim, currently member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG with responsibility for Sales, has been appointed head of Group Sales effective 1 October 2018. He succeeds Fred Kappler, who is taking retirement. The...


just-auto Plus only VW of America sales up 0.7% in August 2018

5 September 2018

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 32,255 units delivered in August 2018, an increase of 0.7% over August 2017. With 235,673 units year-to-date in 2018, the company is reporting a 7% increase in year-over-year sales. Jetta sales topped 10,000...


VW to invest in Ghana and Nigeria

3 September 2018

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Africa, Volkswagen has signed two memorandums of understanding  with the governments of Ghana and Nigeria.


FAW-VW opens new production facility in Tianjin, China

31 August 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it is strengthening its SUV offensive in China with the launch of the new FAW-Volkswagen Tianjin plant.


VW Truck and Bus AG officially becomes TRATON AG

31 August 2018

In what could be a step on the road to an eventual spin-off, Volkswagen Truck and Bus AG has become TRATON AG.


VW sees cars as Internet of Things hubs

23 August 2018

Volkswagen said today (23 August) the automobile would evolve into a central hub in the Internet of Things.


VW launching EV car sharing in Berlin

23 August 2018

The Volkswagen brand is to launch an extensive all-electric car share system in major cities in Europe and North America under its We Share sub-brand.


VW CEO told about emissions software before diesel scandal broke - reports

20 August 2018

Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess reportedly was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on what became a multi-billion euro exhaust emissions scandal, media reports said.


Roof lighting reportedly triggers large VW recall

20 August 2018

Roof 'mood lighting' looks to have triggered a big Volkswagen recall, according to media reports from Germany.


Greenpeace blockades VW UK HQ

20 August 2018

Doctors and anti-pollution activists blockaded the UK headquarters of Volkswagen on Monday morning (20 August) as part of a campaign to highlight the country's air pollution crisis.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 10.6% in July 2018

20 August 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path at the start of the second half-year. Deliveries in July rose 10.6% to 908,200 new vehicles. Over 6.4m vehicles have been handed over to customers since the beginning of the year – 7.5%...


VW plans to increase Wolfsburg output to 1m pa

17 August 2018

Volkswagen says that production volumes at its main plant in Wolfsburg are to rise to around one million per year by 2020.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles global sales up 13.4% in July 2018

17 August 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has made a successful start to the second half of the year, supplying 41,900 vehicles to customers around the world in July (+13.4%). In Western Europe in particular the brand recorded a significant increase of 21.6% with...


Volkswagen sets July sales record

9 August 2018

The Volkswagen brand boosted sales 8.4% year on year to 505,900 vehicles in July.


VW Design changes approach with digitalisation

8 August 2018

Volkswagen Design has completely changed its working methods over the past two years as it goes digital.

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VW hails premiere of the MEB EV platform

18 September 2018

The world premiere of Volkswagen's modular electric drive matrix (MEB) has taken place in Dresden...


EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers for emissions collusion

18 September 2018

The European Commission said on Tuesday (18 September) it had opened an in-depth investigation to...


Audi launches e-offensive with the world premiere of Audi e-tron

18 September 2018

Audi is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron. By 20...


Paris motor show world debuts list - Audi e-tron & Ferrari Monzas

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's...


just-auto Plus only VW Group to drive future deployment of ITS

18 September 2018

The Volkswagen Group is presenting its activities in the intelligent transport of people and good...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen plans IPO for TRATON Group

18 September 2018

Volkswagen is pushing forward preparations for a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO) of TRATO...



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