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VW seeking UK 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.


VW tries V6 TDI in Amarok to tackle dominant Hilux

25 January 2017

Is there a market for a £40,000 pick-up? There is. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ UK outpost is in fact so confident of the revised Amarok’s success that it has dropped the previous four-cylinder variants and installed a 3.0-litre V6 diesel in their place.


Volkswagen - future model plans & platforms

25 October 2016

The future model strategy for the VW brand is explored here in this, the first of a six-part series concerning the Volkswagen Group's passenger car brands. The other chapters will be a focus on Audi; then SEAT; Škoda; Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti; and finally Porsche.

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Volkswagen head of compact cars on Tiguan Allspace

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 – an 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 - Q&A

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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Iranian customs hold up 15,000 new imported cars

19 September 2017

Some 15,000 cars are held up at customs in Iran for regulatory reasons, according to a local media report.


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales rise 8% in August 2017

18 September 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered 820,000 vehicles to customers in August, marking a 8% rise compared with August 2016. "August was a successful month for the Volkswagen Group that saw all core brands increase deliveries," said Fred Kappler, head of...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in German

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The...


VW China recalling 4.86m Takata airbag vehicles

14 September 2017

Volkswagen Group China (VGC), with Volkswagen (China) Import (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (FAW-VW) and SAIC Volkswagen Automotive (SAIC VW), will recall vehicles with Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflators (PSAN without desiccant).


just-auto Plus only VW CVs YTD 2017 global sales up 5.1%

14 September 2017

From January until the end of August, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 323,400 vehicles worldwide. This represents an increase of 5.1% compared with the same period last year. In Western Europe, deliveries increased by 3.4% to 219,200 vehicles, and by...


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen global sales up 9.3% in August 2017

11 September 2017

In August 2017, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 495,200 vehicles throughout the world. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand board member for Sales, commented: “In August, the positive trend in demand for Volkswagen models continued in...


Apollo Tyres expands supplies to European OEMs

8 September 2017

Apollo Tyres says it is now expanding supplies to the European Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the passenger car tyre segment. The company’s premiere brand, Vredestein, has been selected as a fitment on the Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza and Ford EcoSport, and the supplies have already begun to these automakers.


VW Brazil teases new Polo ahead of local launch

6 September 2017

Ahead of its launch of the redesigned Polo (European media launch is on this week), the first of a new, subcompact range to be built in Brazil on the VW group's modular MQB platform, Volkswagen Brazil is undertaking a huge programme of advance promotion. 


just-auto Plus only VW India sales up 10.18% in August 2017

5 September 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer has announced its monthly sales performance for August 2017, selling 4,159 units, constituting a 10.18% year to date growth as compared to vehicles sold in the same period of the previous year. Speaking at...


just-auto Plus only VWoA August 2017 sales up 9%

4 September 2017

Volkswagen of America, (VWoA) reported sales of 32,015 units delivered in August 2017, a 9% increase over August 2016. With 220,344 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 6.4% in year-over-year sales. August marked the...


VW US 'emissions cheat' engineer gets jail

29 August 2017

A Volkswagen engineer has been sentenced to 40 months in a US federal prison, and two years of supervised release, for his role in a nearly 10-year conspiracy to defraud US regulators and Volkswagen customers through software implementations designed to cheat US emissions tests.


just-auto Plus only VW launches new Polo with digital cockpit

29 August 2017

The Polo, which has sold more than 14m units worldwide, is a giant among small cars. Now a completely redeveloped sixth generation has arrived. Pre-sales of the best-seller have already started in the first European countries. Standard on every model: four...


just-auto Plus only VW produces 150m vehicles in 80 years

25 August 2017

A milestone production anniversary: over eighty years ago Volkswagen was founded. Since then, 150m vehicles, including icons such as the Golf or the Beetle, have been built around the world at over 50 production sites in 14 countries. The brand's current...


T-Roc sees VW enter Qashqai class at long last

23 August 2017

When the new Golf-sized T-Roc crossover enters production in a few months' time, it will be eleven years since Nissan defined and began its domination of a new vehicle class with the Qashqai. This is just the first of multiple additional Volkswagens too - Europe's most successful brand is finally fully embracing crossovers and SUVs.


just-auto Plus only VW announces department head changes

22 August 2017

In future, the Product Line Small of the Volkswagen brand is to be headed by Andreas Kruger (50), previously head of the Pre-Series Centre. In this position, he succeeds Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert (60), who is retiring on 1 October 2017. The new head of the Product...


just-auto Plus only VW premieres updated Golf Sportsvan at IAA

22 August 2017

Since mid-2014, the Golf Sportsvan has been the vehicle of choice for those who swear by the Golf yet are looking for extra seat height, flexibility and space. Volkswagen has now refreshed its compact van with an update, which will be seen for the first time...


VW to put ID Buzz concept car into production

21 August 2017

Volkswagen has confirmed that it will put the ID Buzz electric concept car into production.


just-auto Plus only VW presents new 2017 Tiguan

21 August 2017

Arriving in showrooms soon, the 2017 Tiguan Limited is based off the original platform and reconfigures the offer structure for low complexity and high value in the compact SUV space. The 2017 Tiguan Limited is offered in one trim with an MSRP of US$21,995...


just-auto Plus only VW CV global sales up 5.3% in July 2017

16 August 2017

In the first seven months of the year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 286,800 vehicles from the T, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok series to customers all around the world. This represents an increase of 5.3% compared with the same period last...


VW offer new Golf 1.5 engine with coasting feature

11 August 2017

Volkswagen is extending the range of engines for the Golf hatchback and estate car with a new 1.5TSI petrol powerplant delivering 96kW/130PS.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus increases production in Brazil

11 August 2017

In the first half of 2017, Volkswagen Truck and Bus markedly increased both production at its Brazilian plants and sales of the vehicles built there. At 11,750 units, sales at Volkswagen Caminhos e Onibus improved by 16%. Scania, which also produces in Brazil,...


VW unions warn politicians off jobs loss risk

10 August 2017

Volkswagen's powerful labour representatives have urged lawmakers not to use the carmaker as a political football ahead of national elections next month and risk threatening jobs in Germany.


VW workers want more German factory spend

9 August 2017

Volkswagen workers in Germany reportedly want more to be spent on local production and a new model to build in the country.


Volkswagen secures UEFA mobility sponsorship

9 August 2017

Volkswagen has become official mobility partner of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, starting in 2018.


just-auto Plus only VW launches environmental incentive programme

9 August 2017

The Volkswagen brand has launched an environmental programme. It will make a marked contribution to the improvement of air quality in cities. In addition, Volkswagen is supporting the technological changeover to e-mobility and is shouldering its share in the...


Germans in three-way diesel incentives battle

8 August 2017

Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW are a three-way battle to offer incentives to get aging vehicles off German roads and prevent a crackdown on scandal-tainted diesel fuel.


just-auto Plus only New 2018 VW Atlas earns IIHS top safety rating

7 August 2017

Volkswagen of America announced that the all-new, seven-passenger 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, when equipped with available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), has earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick award by the Insurance Institute...


VW details its diesel actions and incentives

4 August 2017

Volkswagen has followed broadly along the lines of its German rivals BMW and Daimler in announcing software updates, trade-in incentives and a contribution to a mobility fund following an emergency summit on diesel vehicles in Berlin last Wednesday (2 August).


just-auto Plus only VW India sales up 10.5% in July 2017

3 August 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer announced its monthly sales performance for July 2017, selling 4,753 units, constituting a 10.5% growth as compared to 4,301 vehicles sold in the corresponding month of the previous year. Continuing the sales...

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Iranian customs hold up 15,000 new imported cars

19 September 2017

Some 15,000 cars are held up at customs in Iran for regulatory reasons, according to a local medi...


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales rise 8% in August 2017

18 September 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered 820,000 vehicles to customers in August, marking a 8% rise compare...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in German

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is anal...


VW China recalling 4.86m Takata airbag vehicles

14 September 2017

Volkswagen Group China (VGC), with Volkswagen (China) Import (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (F...


just-auto Plus only VW CVs YTD 2017 global sales up 5.1%

14 September 2017

From January until the end of August, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 323,400 vehicles w...


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important producti...



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