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Does understatement keep the VW Golf ahead of rivals?

3 October 2018

The Golf is six years old, twice the age of the somehow far less popular Opel/Vauxhall Astra. Ford of Europe's new Focus ought to be pummeling its elderly rival but that isn't happening either. Toyota, Hyundai, Peugeot, Renault, Kia - the list of major makes selling cars in the C segment which Volkswagen's long-time king stays ahead of is long. What is the Golf's secret?


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named below.


Is Volvo's compact SUV a winner?

26 September 2018

I can't believe it's over four years since Volvo stunned us by replacing the ancient-of-days XC90 SUV with one on a new platform, with new electrified 'twin engine' drivetrain (plus the usual petrol and diesel engines) and an interior that made IKEA look cheap and nasty and was more comparable to hand crafted products like Bentley. Only problem was - it's sooooooo big. The follow up, the XC60, again replacing an older (and still desirable) iteration, was more manageable in size but, Olaf, could you shrink it just a bit more? And so, on the different CMA platform, shared with Volvo Cars' Chinese masters Geely, came the XC40. My size of Volvo SUV.


Volkswagen torques up Amarok with new 580Nm V6

20 September 2018

It's coming up for nine years old and still the VW Amarok powers on, recently gaining a range-topping diesel V6. But is it good enough to beat the similarly powered and equally pricey new Mercedes X 350 d?

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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 Audi and FAW celebrate 30 successful years of partnership

20 November 2018

Audi and First Automotive Works (FAW) are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership. The approximately 650 guests at the anniversary event at the FAW plant in Changchun include representatives of the province of Jilin, of partner FAW, and of the...


Skoda to build Passat as VW Group reassigns plants

19 November 2018

Volkswagen Groups's supervisory board has approved new 'strategic' plant assignment plans which, it said, "reflects the challenges of the next five years and lays the necessary foundations".


VW Group plans EUR44bn e-mobility, digitalisation, spend

19 November 2018

Following a recent supervisory board meeting, the Volkswagen Group said it would spend almost EUR44bn (US$50bn) on e-mobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and digitalisation of its vehicles and plants by 2023.


VW delivers 30 millionth car in China

19 November 2018

The Volkswagen brand said it had set a record in China with its 30 millionth delivery this month – a Touareg.


VW Zwickau plant set to be e-mobility production centre

16 November 2018

The Volkswagen brand is creating the production capacity needed for building more than one million electric cars per year throughout the world from 2025.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles YTD global sales down 0.4%

16 November 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 409,300 vehicles to customers worldwide from January until and including October. Considering last year’s figures, it is a decrease of 0.4%. This is primarily due to temporary delivery delays caused by the WLTP...


VW Emden/Hanover to become EV plants

15 November 2018

Following Zwickau, Volkswagen intends to change its plants at Emden and Hannover in Germany over to the production of electric vehicles. After Zwickau, Volkswagen is therefore establishing its second e-mobility centre in Germany in Lower Saxony.


just-auto Plus only VW China investing towards electrification and digitalisation

15 November 2018

Under the headline “New Faces of Mobility”, Volkswagen Group China presented at its Media Workshop an all-encompassing plan for e-mobility, advanced mobility solutions, autonomous driving, and a raft of exciting new products. On the eve of...


VW US adds Siri Shortcuts to mobile app

13 November 2018

Volkswagen of America has enhanced its VW Car-Net mobile app with two types of Apple Siri commands to help owners interact with their vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen brand worldwide sales drop 6.2% in October 2018

12 November 2018

At 516,900 vehicles, worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen brand in October were 6.2% below the figure for October 2017. This development was mainly due to the continuing reluctance of purchasers in China as a result of the trade dispute with the US. In...


NXP develops new Battery Cell Controllers for EVs

9 November 2018

NXP Semiconductors has announced a new Battery Cell Controller portfolio suitable for automotive Battery Management Systems.


VW's Electrify America announces California collaborations

8 November 2018

Electrify America, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America set up as part of the 'dieselgate' settlement with federal authorities, has announced collaboration with six organisations in California to help develop and launch community based programmes to support brand neutral education and awareness of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) for disadvantaged and low-income communities.


Australian car importers eye TPP FTA benefits

7 November 2018

Australia's freshly ratified Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, scheduled to come into force at the end of this year, will benefit multiple automakers in the now import-only market, according to a local media report.


just-auto Plus only VW Group inaugurates software development centre in Lisbon

7 November 2018

The Volkswagen Group continues to expand its software competence and is forging ahead with its digital transformation. In the Portuguese capital Lisbon, Volkswagen inaugurated the “Software Development centre Lisbon” (SDC Lisbon) in the presence of...


VW Passenger Cars operating profit dips in first nine months

6 November 2018

Volkswagen Passenger Cars said deliveries and sales revenue remained above the 2017 level in the first nine months of 2018.


just-auto Plus only VW AG and FAW-VW sign major import deal

6 November 2018

Volkswagen AG and FAW-Volkswagen Automotive have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation under which the Chinese joint venture will engage in a significant import program covering parts and vehicles. The Memorandum was signed during the China International Import...


Brazilian Volkswagen T-Cross slightly larger than European version

5 November 2018

The production version of Volkswagen's compact T-Cross SUV was unveiled simultaneously in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Shanghai (China) and Sao Paulo (Brazil) recently. It is the first SUV VW has made in Brazil - at its Sao Jose dos Pinhais manufacturing plant in the southern state of Parana.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen US sales up 4.6% in October 2018

5 November 2018

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 29,000 units in October, an increase of 4.6% over October 2017. With 295,228 units year-to-date, sales have now risen 5.4% this year to date. Led by Atlas and Tiguan, SUVs made up 43% of VWoA’s sales. The...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen joins Apollo, Baidu's autonomous driving platform

5 November 2018

Volkswagen has entered Apollo, the autonomous driving technology platform of leading Chinese internet company Baidu. The cooperation was announced during an Apollo board meeting in Xiongan, home of the newly created special testing area for autonomous driving,...


VW to show 'pioneering' pickup concept at Sao Paulo show

2 November 2018

Volkswagen is to show a 'near-production concept' pickup at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show on 6 November.


just-auto Plus only Scania 9M 2018 sales up 11% to SEK98,674m

1 November 2018

Scania announces interim report for first nine months of 2018. Operating income amounted to SEK10,153m (US$1,121m). (9,080) Net sales increased by 11% to SEK98,674m. (89,111) Cash flow amounted to SEK134m. (3,002) in Vehicles and Services The...


VW T-Cross makes world debut in three cities

26 October 2018

At three events in Amsterdam, Shanghai and Sao Paulo, Volkswagen launched its T-Cross, its first small SUV, claiming it sets new standards for its class.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen AG acquires MAN Energy Solutions SE

26 October 2018

In the context of achieving capital market readiness of Traton AG, Volkswagen AG and Traton AG with consent of their respective corporate bodies have agreed on the sale of the 76% stake of MAN SE in listed Renk Aktiengesellschaft and the 100% stake of MAN SE...


VW aims for 50% SUVs in car sales by 2025

25 October 2018

Volkswagen says that by 2025, every second Volkswagen passenger car sold throughout the world 'will probably be an SUV'.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles to build Amarok in Algeria

24 October 2018

Working successfully together: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and SOVAC expand their partnership in Algeria. In the future, the assembly plant in Relizane (280kms south west of Algiers), where the Caddy is already produced, is set to make the Amarok pick-up as...


just-auto Plus only Hankook tyres selected for VW Tiguan R-Line

22 October 2018

Premium global tyre maker Hankook Tyre is now providing original fitment tyres for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line. The Tiguan R-Line will be equipped with Hankook Tyre’s Ventus S1 noble 2 [Pattern H452] in two sizes: 255/45R19H and 255/40R20V...


 Volkswagen Group China starts building first factory for MEB production

19 October 2018

With local joint venture partner SAIC, the Volkswagen group has started construction of its first factory designed specifically for the MEB platform in Anting, Shanghai.


just-auto Plus only Traton 9M 2018 global sales up 15%

19 October 2018

Traton AG achieved a significant increase in deliveries of commercial vehicle in the first three quarters of 2018. Between January and September, the Group delivered some 15% more vehicles than in the prior-year period. In total, this amounted to 166,330...


VW offers diesel scrappage incentives in Germany

18 October 2018

The Volkswagen brand in Germany has launched a diesel scrappage scheme applicable to Euro 1- to Euro 5-compliant diesel vehicles. The move came in the same week German regulators fined VW Group premium brand Audi EUR800m for falsifying diesel vehicle emissions tests, prompting Porsche to revise down its full year profit forecast by almost EUR1bn.


VW eyes revamped and transformed sales model by 2020

18 October 2018

The Volkswagen brand says it is to fundamentally restructure its sales model with a new programme to be launched in Europe in April 2020.

Volkswagen news

just-auto Plus only Audi and FAW celebrate 30 successful years of partnership

20 November 2018

Audi and First Automotive Works (FAW) are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership....


Skoda to build Passat as VW Group reassigns plants

19 November 2018

Volkswagen Groups's supervisory board has approved new 'strategic' plant assignment plans which,...


VW Group plans EUR44bn e-mobility, digitalisation, spend

19 November 2018

Following a recent supervisory board meeting, the Volkswagen Group said it would spend almost EUR...


VW delivers 30 millionth car in China

19 November 2018

The Volkswagen brand said it had set a record in China with its 30 millionth delivery this month...


VW Zwickau plant set to be e-mobility production centre

16 November 2018

The Volkswagen brand is creating the production capacity needed for building more than one millio...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles YTD global sales down 0.4%

16 November 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 409,300 vehicles to customers worldwide from January unt...



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