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ANALYSIS - Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

18 January 2018

The latest Tiguan has been with us since 2016. Now comes the extended wheelbase seven-seater, which has more differences compared to the standard model than had been expected.


Britain's new Volkswagen Polo - out of Africa

10 January 2018

Volkswagen Group South Africa still builds the fourth and fifth generation Polos at its Uitenhage factory near P.E. in the Eastern Cape. Following a major investment in the MQB A0 architecture, the plant is now also producing the new, sixth generation model for export to other RHD countries. The made-in-Africa Polo is now available in Britain.


Volkswagen goes after Qashqai with Bamtastic T-Roc

15 December 2017

Volkswagen has at long last entered Europe's C-crossover segment, with a rival for the Qashqai. The T-Roc is strong on driving dynamics and, from certain angles, looks. One major surprise however, is an interior with plastics which will disappoint anyone who owns a Golf or Polo. Is this the first new vehicle to suffer from the company's post-emissions scandal cost cutting?


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.

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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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VW Group expanding IT capability for digital projects

18 January 2018

The Volkswagen Group is expanding its IT capability for the development of digital customer offerings.


GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - Facelifted Skoda Fabia

18 January 2018

Vehicles making their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 4.3% in 2017

17 January 2018

The Volkswagen Group delivered more vehicles than ever before in fiscal year 2017: 10.74m customers worldwide chose a vehicle from the Volkswagen Group. As a result, Group deliveries rose 4.3% compared with the previous year. At almost one million units,...


2018 DETROIT SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list.


DETROIT - VW claims US comeback well in hand

16 January 2018

Volkswagen has made "significant" progress towards the comeback of the VW brand in the US after the diesel emissions scandal, a top executive said at the Detroit show.


AutoChina - Great Wall to reveal Tesla rival at Beijing show

16 January 2018

Following on from the news that Volkswagen will give the next Touareg its public premiere at AutoChina in April, Great Wall Motor will also have a world debut: a new brand which will sell only electric vehicles.


DETROIT - VW targets North America and China with new Jetta

15 January 2018

Volkswagen's redesigned Jetta, unveiled in Detroit, won't be sold in Europe, unlike its predecessors, according to the parent company.


VW Group China expanding export business

15 January 2018

Volkswagen Group China and its joint ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, have unveiled a plan to expand into exports, targeting emerging markets.


VW brand worldwide sales up 4.2% in 2017

15 January 2018

The Volkswagen brand sold a record 6.23m vehicles worldwide in 2017. In China, the largest single market, sales rose 5.9% to around 3m vehicles.


just-auto Plus only VW brand China sales up 5.9% in 2017

15 January 2018

Volkswagen closed 2017 on an all-time high in China. A record-breaking 3.177m vehicles were delivered to customers in Mainland China and Hong Kong, representing year-on-year growth of 5.9%. The brand remained the number one choice for Chinese car buyers, with...


just-auto Plus only VW continues pay negotiations with IG Metall trade union

12 January 2018

The negotiating committees of Volkswagen AG and the IG Metall trade union have continued their pay The negotiating committees of Volkswagen AG and the IG Metall trade union have continued their pay negotiations in Hanover. Martin Rosik, the leader of the...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles worldwide sales up 4.2% in 2017

11 January 2018

In fiscal year 2017 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 497,900 vehicles worldwide, setting a new record. This means that the brand in the Volkswagen Group responsible for business with light commercial vehicles, people movers, motorhomes and pick-ups...


CES - Automotive exhibitor world premieres

10 January 2018

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres. Fisker, Future Mobility Corporation, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Rinspeed, the Toyota Research Institute, Toyota Motor Corporation and Volkswagen had new technology on show.


VW brand creates new e-mobility board division

10 January 2018

The Volkswagen brand is creating a separate Board of Management division for e-mobility.


just-auto Plus only VW/Aurora join to develop self-driving electric vehicles

5 January 2018

Volkswagen Group and leading self-driving technology company, Aurora Innovation, announced a strategic partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. The collaboration brings the two companies together to bring self-driving...


just-auto Plus only VW of America sales surge 5.2% in 2017

5 January 2018

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 30,281 units delivered in December 2017 and 339,676 total sales for 2017. This marks a year-to-date increase of 5.2% over 2016 and an 18.7% decrease over December 2016. December 2017 highlights...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles builds 494,511 vehicles in 2017

5 January 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) produced around 495,000 vehicles (exact figure: 494,511) in 2017, thus setting a new record. Compared to the previous best figure in 2016, the brand succeeded in increasing the number of vehicles made by around another...


VW brand produced 6m vehicles in 2017

2 January 2018

The Volkswagen brand produced more than six million vehicles in 2017, setting a new record.


just-auto Plus only VW models achieve remarkable sales in 2017

28 December 2017

The success story of the Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Touran has entered the next round. With almost a million deliveries to customers in 2017, the Golf, with its different body variants, continues to be the Volkswagen brand's most successful model. The...


just-auto Plus only VW appoints new head of Sustainability

22 December 2017

The Volkswagen Group is consistently expanding its activities in the field of sustainability. From 1 January 2018, the new head of Group Sustainability is to be Ralf Pfitzner. In this function, he succeeds Dr Gerhard Prätorius, who is to focus entirely on...


just-auto Plus only Borbet V-wheel selected for VW Arteon

22 December 2017

The VW Arteon has been established as a new revolutionary and fascinating saloon car to the top of the Volkswagen line-up.  With the Borbet V-wheel in the colour variants "mistral anthracite glossy" and "crystal silver" it now has...


just-auto Plus only AutoVision GmbH announces management changes

22 December 2017

AutoVision GmbH, which is being renamed Volkswagen Group Services GmbH from January 2018, is consistently pursuing its reorientation and realigning its service range to the requirements of the Volkswagen Group. The pact for the future of the Volkswagen brand...


VW Brand China surpasses 3m car sales in 2017

21 December 2017

VW says that 'Volkswagen Brand China' has become the first ever automaker to deliver three million cars to customers in a single market in just one year.


VW extends scrappage program for old diesels in Germany

20 December 2017

Volkswagen has extended its scrappage incentive program in Germany up to the end of March 2018.


VW appoints new head of 'Battery Cell Centre of Excellence'

19 December 2017

Frank Blome is to head the Battery Cell Centre of Excellence of the Volkswagen brand. Blome, previously chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche ACCUmotive GmbH, is to assume the newly created function with effect from 1 January 2018.


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.


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.

Volkswagen news

ANALYSIS - Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

18 January 2018

The latest Tiguan has been with us since 2016. Now comes the extended wheelbase seven-seater, whi...


VW Group expanding IT capability for digital projects

18 January 2018

The Volkswagen Group is expanding its IT capability for the development of digital customer offer...


GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - Facelifted Skoda Fabia

18 January 2018

Vehicles making their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's lates...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 4.3% in 2017

17 January 2018

The Volkswagen Group delivered more vehicles than ever before in fiscal year 2017: 10.74m custome...


2018 DETROIT SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list....


DETROIT - VW claims US comeback well in hand

16 January 2018

Volkswagen has made "significant" progress towards the comeback of the VW brand in the...



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