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ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen EVs and SUVs

12 December 2017

In this final part of three articles which discuss the current and future models plans for the Volkswagen passenger car brands, just-auto takes a look at electrified models, crossovers and SUVs. This follows features which looked at cars, and then pick-ups and MPVs.


ANALYSIS - Volkswagen architectures and future models Part 2

7 December 2017

Future models plans for all of the Volkswagen Group's passenger car brands are being covered in this latest series of articles. First off, it was a look at Volkswagen itself with a round up of what's available now and what's ahead for VW cars. This is now followed by a feature concerning pick-ups and MPVs. Another, which concentrates on electrified models, crossovers and SUVs, is to come.


ANALYSIS - Volkswagen architectures and future models Part 1

6 December 2017

Future models plans for all of the Volkswagen Group's passenger car brands are being covered in a new series of articles. First off, it's a look at Volkswagen itself with a round up of what's available now and what's ahead for VW cars. This will be followed by a feature concerning pick-ups and MPVs, and then by another which concentrates on electrified models, crossovers and SUVs.


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.

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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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DETROIT AUTO SHOW - Mercedes G-Class world debut

13 December 2017

Known world premieres for the 2018 North American International Auto Show are noted below, with the latest one, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, now added.


just-auto Plus only Start-ups selected for VW Future Mobility Incubator

13 December 2017

Volkswagen supports innovative business ideas for future mobility. Six young founder teams have recently been selected for the manufacturer's "Future Mobility Incubator" start-up scheme. The winners were drawn at the international trade fair for...


KBA orders VW Touareg diesel recall over emissions cheating

12 December 2017

Germany's KBA automotive watchdog reportedly has announced a recall of top SUVs with three litre diesel engines after detecting two illicit emissions control devices in the models.


Volkswagen deliveries reach all time record in November

12 December 2017

The Volkswagen brand said it delivered more vehicles worldwide in November than ever before in a single month: 594,300 units.


GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - McLaren Senna public debut

11 December 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 stops van shipments, recalls Russia Polo

8 December 2017

Volkswagen has stopped delivery of a popular van line due to concerns over emissions.


Another VW Dieselgate official jailed in US

7 December 2017

The US has jailed its second VW official since the Dieselgate scandal broke two years ago.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus RIO brand launches its own platform

7 December 2017

With the market launch of its digital brand RIO, Volkswagen Truck and Bus is pressing on with the implementation of its digital strategy. From now on customers can register on the RIO platform and use the first available service, RIO Essentials, free of...


just-auto Plus only VW offers powerful LED headlights replacing xenon systems

7 December 2017

In Europe, the sun is rising around 7 am these days, and it already dips back below the horizon around 4 pm. That makes for a short nine hour period of daylight. By 21 December - the first day of winter on the calendar - the sun has an even shorter appearance....


MOIA introduces comprehensive ride pooling concept

5 December 2017

MOIA, the mobility startup from the Volkswagen Group, has shown an electric powered six-seater 'ride pooling concept'.


just-auto Plus only VW of America sales down 1.6% in November 2017

5 December 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 29,207 units delivered in November 2017, a 1.6% decrease compared to November 2016. With 309,395 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 8.3% in year-over-year sales. As...


just-auto Plus only VW presents new up! GTI

5 December 2017

Volkswagen will soon launch the new up! GTI which features low weight, a powerful engine, sports running gear and typical GTI characteristics both inside and outside the car. This means that the most popular small car can now be ordered for the first time with...


VW to bet on Brazil and South America

1 December 2017

Volkswagen's top executive, Herbert Diess, chooses his words carefully but does not refuse to answer on any subject.


just-auto Plus only VW brand initiates fundamental realignment

1 December 2017

The Volkswagen brand is moving ahead with the transformation initiated under its Transform 2025+ strategy a year ago. Implementation is running at full speed and the core brand of the Volkswagen Group has made progress in all the key action areas over the past...


VW promises ID saloon, too

29 November 2017

Volkswagen's first ID brand electric car for the US will be an SUV but the automaker said a sedan (aka saloon) is also coming.


VW and JAC jointly to produce commercial vehicles

28 November 2017

Volkswagen and Jianghuai Automobile (JAC Motors) signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a joint venture to develop and sell commercial vehicles in China, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only VW China/JAC to research and develop multi functional vehicles

28 November 2017

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Volkswagen Group China and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) plan to undertake research and development on multi functional vehicles together. The three parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential joint...


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...

Volkswagen news

DETROIT AUTO SHOW - Mercedes G-Class world debut

13 December 2017

Known world premieres for the 2018 North American International Auto Show are noted below, with t...


just-auto Plus only Start-ups selected for VW Future Mobility Incubator

13 December 2017

Volkswagen supports innovative business ideas for future mobility. Six young founder teams have r...


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen EVs and SUVs

12 December 2017

In this final part of three articles which discuss the current and future models plans for the Vo...


KBA orders VW Touareg diesel recall over emissions cheating

12 December 2017

Germany's KBA automotive watchdog reportedly has announced a recall of top SUVs with three li...


Volkswagen deliveries reach all time record in November

12 December 2017

The Volkswagen brand said it delivered more vehicles worldwide in November than ever before in a...


GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - McLaren Senna public debut

11 December 2017

Cars which are said be making their global debuts at next year's Geneva motor show are named belo...



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