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ANALYSIS - Volkswagen e-Golf gains 50% range boost

6 November 2017

Volkswagen has given the e-Golf a new battery pack and made other changes, all of which add up to a range that has been extended by a claimed 50 per cent. For anyone who wants an electric vehicle that doesn't make a bold design statement, this could be their car.


ANALYSIS - Volkswagen Arteon 280PS 4MOTION

27 October 2017

The CC was a good seller, especially in Germany, the UK and the US. Why then did Volkswagen decide to change the name, the body style and the size when planning a replacement for its four-door coupé?


Volkswagen aiming for C segment leadership with updated Golf

4 April 2017

The updated Golf is now available in UK dealerships. As well as the facelift plus revisions to the interior which extend to class-first gesture controls, there are new engines too. The best selling individual variant is expected to be the GTD, powered by a 184PS version of the Volkswagen Group's 1,968cc four-cylinder diesel engine.


ANALYSIS - VW Golf Clubsport & the next GTI

3 February 2017

The special edition Clubsport was created to commemorate four decades of the Gran Turismo (Fuel) Injection. With an engine which can produce up to 290PS, this is the most powerful front-wheel drive Golf currently on sale.

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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.


Q&A: RKLAB AG on a new approach to clean up diesels

22 October 2015

As the auto industry searches for affordable routes to lower emissions, Matthew Beecham spoke to Gavin Houghton, managing director of RKLAB AG to learn more about its timely breakthrough in diesel fuel injector technology.

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just-auto Plus only VW appoints new head of Powertrain Development

23 November 2017

Kurt Blumenröder, previously speaker of the Management Board of IAV GmbH, is to be head of Powertrain Development of the Volkswagen brand from 1 January 2018. In this position, he succeeds Friedrich Eichler, who was appointed head of Chassis Development...


First Global NCAP South Africa results poor

22 November 2017

The first Global NCAP independent crash test assessment of some of South Africa's most popular compact and small cars has delivered poor results, as expected for markets where cars are sold with less standard safety equipment than in Europe. The crashworthiness results of the five cars tested show a wide range of safety performance, from four to zero stars for adult protection, with the lowest ratings resulting in a high probability of life threatening injury in a road crash.


just-auto Plus only VW US recalls 2018 Tiguan vehicles to replace inner taillight assemblies

21 November 2017

Summary Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles. The back-up lights in the taillight assemblies may not be bright enough. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements...


just-auto Plus only VW investing to enhance its innovation and technology resources

20 November 2017

The Volkswagen Group has laid a key foundation for the future direction of the Group, this underpinning its strategic goals until 2025. In order to further enhance its powerful innovation and technology resources, the Group will invest billions of euros in...


just-auto Plus only VW aims towards e-mobility and modularisation of its plants worldwide

20 November 2017

The Volkswagen brand is consistently implementing its Transform 2025+ strategy. The main focus is on the further development of modular production, the continuation of the model offensive and further orientation towards e-mobility. For this purpose, the core...


VW Brazil Virtus replaces Polo sedan

17 November 2017

Volkswagen has launched a new compact sedan called Virtus in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new model, developed especially for South America, replaces the Polo sedan, is based on the MQB modular platform and is claimed to be among the most spacious cars in its segment.


VW says 'pact for the future' on track

17 November 2017

The Volkswagen brand said its 'pact for the future' had achieved EUR1.9bn of efficiency savings, or 96% of the target set for 2017.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 8.2% in October 2017

17 November 2017

The Volkswagen Group handed over 940,800 vehicles to customers in October, an increase of 8.2% compared with the previous year. “October showed that our customers all over the world trust our brands and products. Group deliveries grew significantly in...


just-auto Plus only New VW Virtus makes its world premiere in Sao Paulo

17 November 2017

The Volkswagen brand is setting a further milestone in its South America strategy. With the world premiere of the entirely newly developed compact sedan Virtus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Volkswagen is forging ahead with the realignment of the brand in South...


VW strengthens China NEV commitment

16 November 2017

Volkswagen Group China has increased its commitment to launching New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in China on the eve of the Guangzhou show which opens Friday.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles global sales up 5.1% in October 2017

14 November 2017

From January to the end of October, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 410,900 vehicles to customers worldwide. This represents an increase of 5.1% compared with the same period last year. In Western Europe, vehicle deliveries increased by 2.6% in the...


VW plans new SUV for Argentina plant in 2020

13 November 2017

Volkswagen is investing EUR560m over the next five years to build a new SUV model for the South American market from 2020 at its Pacheco, Argentina, plant.


VW investing for new SUV production in Argentina

11 November 2017

Volkswagen is investing some EUR560m (US$652m) over the next five years in the production of a new SUV in Pacheco, Argentina. From 2020, the plant will deliver the new model built in Argentina to the entire South American continent. The new vehicle project...


VW brand sales rise 7.7% in October

9 November 2017

Volkswagen brand sales rose 7.7% year on year to 550,900 vehicles in October 2017.


just-auto Plus only VW opens new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Centre in Wolfsburg

7 November 2017

In the course of its largest model and technology offensive to date, the Volkswagen brand opened a new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Centre in Wolfsburg, which is one of the most modern and efficient in the industry. The centre, with a floor area of 8,800 sq m, is...


just-auto Plus only VWoA sales rise 11.9% in October 2017

3 November 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 27,732 units delivered in October 2017, an 11.9% increase over October 2016. With 280,188 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 9.4% in year-over-year sales. As...


just-auto Plus only VW announces personnel changes in sales

3 November 2017

Manfred Kantner, previously head of Sales International of the Volkswagen brand, is the new head of Sales Europe of the brand in the future. In this function, he succeeds Dr. Wolf-Stefan Specht, who is transferring to Volkswagen Group Polska as managing...


2018 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - more world debuts

2 November 2017

Cars which are said be making their global debuts at next year's Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list.


VW brand operating profit soars, full year forecast hiked

31 October 2017

Soon after beating analyst estimates and posting strong third quarter earnings boosted by cost cuts and strong demand for Volkswagen Group products in China, Brazil and the US, the core VW brand said nine month sales rose 8.3% year on year to EUR58.9bn (US$68.4bn) with operating profit more than doubled - before special items - to EUR2.5bn from EUR1.2bn in red ink last year.


just-auto Plus only VW e-Delivery truck selects Allison automatic transmission

27 October 2017

Allison Transmission announced that Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus will be using the Allison automatic transmission in its fully electric e-Delivery truck. Volkswagen’s e-Delivery is the first fully electric truck developed in Brazil and...


just-auto Plus only Cooper Zeon CS8 tyre selected for new VW T-Roc

26 October 2017

Cooper Tyre announced that its high performance Cooper Zeon CS8 passenger car tyre in size 205/60R16 92V has been selected as original equipment (OE) on the new Volkswagen T-Roc compact SUV, sold throughout Europe. The T-Roc is produced at Volkswagen’s...


VW introduces automatically retrievable personalisation in key models

25 October 2017

VW says it is introducing 'automatically retrievable personalisation' in key models.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus 9M 2017 sale up 9%

24 October 2017

From January to September 2017 inclusive Volkswagen Truck and Bus sold some 144,000 vehicles of the MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands. This is an increase of 9% on the same period in the previous year. In the first nine months...


just-auto Plus only VW developing electric race car for Pikes Peak 2018

20 October 2017

New challenge in motorsport with the technology of tomorrow: Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the world's most renowned mountain race. The all-wheel drive prototype is scheduled to be at the start of the Pikes Peak International Hill...


2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - first world debuts

18 October 2017

The first world premieres for the 2018 North American International Auto Show are noted below.


VW Group China 9M 2017 sales up 1.4%

16 October 2017

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for the first nine months of 2017. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, Saic Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered almost 2.90m (+1.4%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, including 139,000 imported vehicles.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles 9M 2017 sales up 4.9%

13 October 2017

In the first three quarters of the year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 367,900 vehicles from the T, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok series to customers all around the world. This represents an increase of 4.9% compared with the same period last...


just-auto Plus only VW/JAC joint venture accelerates

11 October 2017

From the industry people’s point of view, there are three key words in the cooperation between JAC and Volkswagen, which is new energy, complementary equivalence, and win-win creation. They believe that as JAC and Volkswagen joint venture gradually forms...


just-auto Plus only VW India launches new Passat

11 October 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, announces the launch of the much awaited luxury sedan Volkswagen Passat. The All-New Passat is based on the new MQB platform and is powered with an efficient 2.0 L TDI diesel engine mated to a 6 speed...


just-auto Plus only VW global sales up 8% in September 2017

9 October 2017

The Volkswagen brand delivered 593,700 vehicles worldwide in September 2017, an 8% increase compared with last year. In total, 4.49m vehicles from the brand were handed over to customers worldwide from January to September. This represents a 3% increase...

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just-auto Plus only VW appoints new head of Powertrain Development

23 November 2017

Kurt Blumenröder, previously speaker of the Management Board of IAV GmbH, is to be head of P...


First Global NCAP South Africa results poor

22 November 2017

The first Global NCAP independent crash test assessment of some of South Africa's most popula...


just-auto Plus only VW US recalls 2018 Tiguan vehicles to replace inner taillight assemblies

21 November 2017

Summary Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan lon...


just-auto Plus only VW investing to enhance its innovation and technology resources

20 November 2017

The Volkswagen Group has laid a key foundation for the future direction of the Group, this underp...


just-auto Plus only VW aims towards e-mobility and modularisation of its plants worldwide

20 November 2017

The Volkswagen brand is consistently implementing its Transform 2025+ strategy. The main focus is...


VW Brazil Virtus replaces Polo sedan

17 November 2017

Volkswagen has launched a new compact sedan called Virtus in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new model, de...



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