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2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen pick-ups and SUVs

11 January 2019

Last year saw Volkswagen adding or replacing a large number of SUVs, especially in China and Europe. This second part of a series which looks at the Volkswagen Group's current and future models now collates what is already on sale with selected highlights of the VW brand's secret crossover, SUV and pick-up plans.


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen cars including EVs

10 January 2019

This year will arguably be the most important yet for Volkswagen Passenger Cars. Details of specific collaboration plans with Ford will be announced, possibly as soon as next week's Detroit auto show.


Defiant Volkswagen gives Touareg a new diesel

3 January 2019

Unlike the previous Touareg, the new model won't ever be truly global, as Volkswagen will not offer it in North America. That means the major markets should be China, Russia and Europe. So is it the right size for Europeans and how will buyers respond to the brand's decision to boost rather than reduce the model's diesel engine choices?

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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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Skoda and Volkswagen open new Technology Centre in Pune, India

21 January 2019

Skoda Auto and Volkswagen have opened a new Technology Centre in Pune, India.


Ford and Volkswagen announce commercial vehicle alliance

15 January 2019

As widely expected, Volkswagen and Ford have announced the first formal agreements of broad alliance that will see Ford develop medium pickup trucks for worldwide sale by both automakers, collaboration on vans for Europe and likely partnerships for mobility and electrification.


Chattanooga to build VW EVs for North America

15 January 2019

The Volkswagen brand is forging ahead consistently with its electric offensive and has now announced the first production location in North America. In future, the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee is to produce vehicles based on the modular electric toolkit MEB,...


VW Group China delivers over 4.21m units in 2018

14 January 2019

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for 2018 and says that with its Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the group delivered 4.21m (2017: 4.18m, +0.5%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong, including 196,300 imported vehicles.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 0.9% in 2018

14 January 2019

With 10.83m vehicles delivered throughout the world, 0.9% more than in 2017, the Volkswagen Group set an all-time record. In many markets of the world, South America, Europe, the US and China, both the deliveries and in some cases the market shares of the...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles worldwide sales up 0.4% in 2018

11 January 2019

In 2018, the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand handed over a total of 499,700 vehicles from the T, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok model ranges to customers worldwide (+0.4%). This makes the past year one of the most successful in the brand’s history....


just-auto Plus only VW Group expands e-mobility offensive with new brand "Elli"

9 January 2019

The Volkswagen Group is establishing a Group company for energy offerings and charging solutions – underlining its strategic goal of becoming a leading provider of sustainable mobility. Elli Group GmbH with headquarters in Berlin is to develop products...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen US sales up 5.8% in December 2018

7 January 2019

Volkswagen of America reported 32,047 deliveries in December, an increase of 5.8% over December 2017. Sales have now risen 4.2% this year to date, to 354,064 vehicles. Golf: December 2018 - 281 units; December 2017 - 775 units; YoY change - (-)64%; YTD 2018...


Traton transforms into a 'European company'

21 December 2018

Traton - formerly Volkswagen Truck and Bus AG - says it has formally undertaken the transformation into a European company. It's the latest change in what can be interpreted as steps towards an eventual spin-off.


DoJ fines IAV US$35m for VW diesel fraud

19 December 2018

America's Department of Justice (DoJ) has imposed a fine of US$35m on IAV following what it says was "the company's role in a "long-running scheme for Volkswagen to sell diesel vehicles in the US by using a defeat device to cheat vehicle emissions tests required by Federal law."


Volkswagen to take over telematics specialist WirelessCar from Volvo

19 December 2018

The Volkswagen Group is acquiring a majority stake in the Swedish telematics specialist WirelessCar from Volvo with a view to making further advances in fleet connectivity.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 1.8% in November 2018

17 December 2018

From January to November, the Volkswagen Group boosted worldwide deliveries by 1.8% to 9.92m vehicles. Despite a tense market environment with stagnating overall markets, a deliveries record for 2018 as a whole is therefore within reach. In November, the...


Volkswagen appoints Audi chairman to its board

13 December 2018

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Group has appointed Bram Schot a member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG effective 1 January 2019. The move helps to fill the vacuum created by the departure of ex-Audi chief Rupert Stadler from VW Group (after he was detained last summer by German authorities as part of ongoing dieselgate investigations).


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles YTD global sales up 0.1%

13 December 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 455,800 Caddy, Transporter, Crafter and Amarok models to customers worldwide from January to November. The brand thus exceeded its best values of the previous year by 0.1%. Heinz-Jurgen Low, board member for Sales...


just-auto Plus only Audi AG names new chairman of the board of management

13 December 2018

The Supervisory Board of Audi AG has appointed Bram Schot as the chairman of the Board of Management effective 1 January 2019. Schot has headed the company since June 2018 as interim CEO. Schot will continue temporarily to hold Board of Management...


JAC Volkswagen breaks ground on new R&D centre in China

12 December 2018

JAC Volkswagen Automotive has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the New Energy Passenger Vehicle Project R&D Centre located in Hefei, Anhui Province.


Volkswagen toolmaking opens 3D printing centre

11 December 2018

The Volkswagen brand's toolmaking unit has added an advanced 3D printing centre to its facilities in Wolfsburg which will allow the production of complex vehicle parts.


VW R&D chief to chair IAV

10 December 2018

Ulrich Eichhorn, currently head of research and development of the Volkswagen Group, is to become chairman of the management board of IAV in Berlin from 1 January, 2019.


Scania to supply hybrid trucks for German e-highway trials

10 December 2018

Scania is to supply vehicles for the three Germany e-highway in trials that are expected to start next year. The decision was taken on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), following a public tender process.


Audi and Sovac to produce selected models in Algeria

7 December 2018

Audi AG and the longstanding Audi importer Sovac have opened the assembly of three models in Algeria.


West European car market down 8.3% in November

6 December 2018

The West European new car market fell by 8.3% year-on-year (YoY) in November according to data released by LMC Automotive, which described the result as 'disappointing'.


Volkswagen brand to speed up operating return

6 December 2018

The Volkswagen brand is to significantly improve its earnings performance in the coming years in order to finance investments in future technology from its own resources, executives said at a year-end press conference in Germany on Thursday.


VW brand sales down 5% in November

6 December 2018

Volkswagen says it delivered 564,500 vehicles throughout the world in November, some 5% less than in November 2017.


VW to develop last combustion engine cars in 2026

5 December 2018

Volkswagen has said it would develop its final generation of vehicles using combustion engine technology in 2026 and focus instead on electric cars.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen US sales down 8% in November 2018

5 December 2018

Volkswagen of America reported 26,789 deliveries in November, a decrease of 8% over November 2017. Sales have now risen 4% this year to date, to 322,017. Led by Atlas and Tiguan, SUVs made up 46% of VWoA’s November sales. All-new Tiguan sales lead the...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen completes testing of R33 BlueDiesel fuel

3 December 2018

Test phase successfully completed: Volkswagen has been testing the newly developed R33 BlueDiesel fuel at its in-house filling station in Wolfsburg since January 2018. The innovative fuel enables CO2 savings of at least 20% compared to conventional diesel...


Volkswagen to install 2,400 EV chargers at UK supermarkets

30 November 2018

Volkswagen GB and nationwide supermarket chain Tesco claim to be setting up the UK's largest retail electric vehicle (EV) charging network, powered by Pod Point.


VW China, JAC and SEAT to intensify e-mobility development in China

30 November 2018

Volkswagen Group China has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC) and SEAT, in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Under the agreement, all parties will leverage their technology and product strengths to develop a battery electric vehicle platform for production at JAC Volkswagen.


VW scouting for US EV factory location

29 November 2018

Volkswagen is deciding where to locate a new factory in North America to build electric vehicles for the US, the German automaker’s new head for the Americas has said.


just-auto Plus only VW and Cinemo to harness Touareg’s digital cockpit

28 November 2018

Cinemo, a global leader in high performance and automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management, connectivity and cloud middleware, and Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers, announced their first...

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Skoda and Volkswagen open new Technology Centre in Pune, India

21 January 2019

Skoda Auto and Volkswagen have opened a new Technology Centre in Pune, India. The opening ceremon...


Ford and Volkswagen announce commercial vehicle alliance

15 January 2019

As widely expected, Volkswagen and Ford have announced the first formal agreements of broad allia...


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto...


Chattanooga to build VW EVs for North America

15 January 2019

The Volkswagen brand is forging ahead consistently with its electric offensive and has now announ...


VW Group China delivers over 4.21m units in 2018

14 January 2019

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for 2018 and says that with its Chinese joint ven...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 0.9% in 2018

14 January 2019

With 10.83m vehicles delivered throughout the world, 0.9% more than in 2017, the Volkswagen Group...



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