Volkswagen


All the very latest information about Volkswagen in one place. The latest Volkswagen business news, analysis, comment and interviews, all from our automotive industry experts at just-auto.

This brand is owned by: Volkswagen Group

Latest insights


Frankfurt IAA world debuts list - F40 BMW 1 Series

16 May 2019

The next generation BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback will be revealed at a preview event on 27 May and have its public premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September.


Volkswagen T-Roc leads surge in C-SUV sales

14 May 2019

Once an also-ran when it comes to sales of SUVs, Volkswagen could be on its way to becoming the world's number one. The Tiguan is strong in China and Europe and gaining popularity in the USA but its smaller brother, the Golf-sized T-Roc, is rapidly becoming a major force in multiple markets too.


Volkswagen T-Cross - worth the wait

3 May 2019

Until now, Europe's B-SUV segment has been missing the biggest brand of all. Volkswagen has timed the arrival of the T-Cross well too, as not one of the most successful incumbents is even close to being new.


2019 New York auto show - list of world premieres

18 April 2019

The media preview of the 2019 New York International Auto Show took place on 17 April: just-auto lists all the world debuts below.

Latest interviews


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.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only New 2019 VW GTI earns IIHS Top Safety Pick rating

23 May 2019

Volkswagen of America announced that the 2019 Volkswagen GTI, when equipped with available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and LED headlights, has earned a 2019 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores seven new cars five star rating

23 May 2019

Euro NCAP published the safety ratings of seven new vehicles, among which three have made their first appearance this year: Audi’s first fully electric model, the e-tron, Volkswagen T-Roc’s smaller brother the T-Cross and the hybrid Lexus UX. Euro...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores five new models five star rating

23 May 2019

The new Mazda 3, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Touareg, Lexus UX and Range Rover Evoque have all achieved maximum 5-star ANCAP safety ratings in the latest round of independent vehicle testing. Assessed against the most stringent crashworthiness and crash avoidance...


VW Group sales drop 6.6% in April 2019

22 May 2019

The Volkswagen Group delivered 866,400 vehicles in April, 6.6% below the figure for April 2018.


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

20 May 2019

Six new start-ups have been decided on for the founder's programme in the Future Mobility Incubator at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden. The winners of the final pitch were the following start-ups: Aviloo from Vienna, Kopernikus from Berlin,...


just-auto Plus only VW brand worldwide sales down 6.2% in April 2019

16 May 2019

In April, the Volkswagen brand delivered 487,400 vehicles worldwide, 6.2% fewer than in April 2018. In the month under review, there were gratifying developments in the US (+8.7%), Canada (+11.1%), Russia (+7.3%) and Brazil (+7.7%). Deliveries by Volkswagen in...


VW resumes preparations for Traton IPO

14 May 2019

The Board of Management of Volkswagen AG has resolved to go ahead with the planned IPO of VW subsidiary Traton SE before the summer break, depending on 'further developments on capital markets'. Traton is VW's commercial vehicle specialist that includes brands such as MAN and Scania.


Infineon now in VW Group's FAST supplier network

14 May 2019

Infineon Technologies says it is a new partner in Volkswagen Group’s supplier network FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks).


VW Zwickau plant rolls off ID.3 pre-production cars

13 May 2019

Volkswagen says the conversion of the vehicle factory in Zwickau to the 'largest production site for electric mobility in Europe is right on schedule'.


just-auto Plus only VW opens ID EV pre-ordering

9 May 2019

Volkswagen has opened pre-ordering in Europe for the first model in its new full-electric ID. family, the ID.3. With immediate effect, potential customers can register for an early production slot for the ID.3 at www.volkswagen.com/id-prebooking by paying a...


Traton Group worldwide sales up 7.4% in Q1

9 May 2019

VW's heavy-duty commercial vehicles arm, Traton SE, is off to a strong start in 2019 the company says.


VW brand Q1 sales and profit up

3 May 2019

The Volkswagen brand says its first quarter sales revenue grew by 7.1% year-on-year to EUR21.5 billion. Operating profit before special items rose by 4.8% to EUR921m.


ABB to provide robotics painting solutions for SAIC VW China

2 May 2019

ABB has signed a formal agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for the first New Energy Vehicle (NEV) factory of the Volkswagen Group based on the Modular Electric Driver Kit (MEB), an automotive platform specifically designed for the mass production of electric vehicles. Financial details were not disclosed.


Porsche Romania to build 77 fast charging stations by 2021

24 April 2019

Porsche Romania, the VW group distributor and Romania's largest car importer, will invest in the country's EV charging infrastructure with dealer partners.


Volkswagen targets 20m cumulative EV sales by 2028

18 April 2019

Volkswagen plans to have produced 11.6m electric vehicles in China by 2028, the German automaker said.


just-auto Plus only Skoda Auto reaches 22 million production milestone

16 April 2019

The 22 millionth Skoda vehicle was produced. The milestone vehicle, a Skoda Kodiaq GT in Velvet Red, rolled off the production line at the SAIC Volkswagen plant in Changsha. This Sunday, the vehicle will be presented at the ‘Skoda Day’ which is...


Former VW CEO charged with four others over 'dieselgate'

15 April 2019

Has the other shoe finally dropped? Following the recent European Commission accusation against BMW, Daimler and VW of breaching EU antitrust rules from 2006 to 2014 by colluding to restrict competition on the development of petrol and diesel emissions control technology for passenger cars, came news today former Volkswagen AG chief Martin Winterkorn has been charged with serious fraud alongside four other managers in Germany for their role in the diesel emissions-rigging scandal that so far has cost the automaker about EUR29bn (US$33bn).


VW shows ID Roomzz in Shanghai

15 April 2019

Volkswagen has shown its zero-emission SUV concept car, the ID Roomzz, ahead of the Shanghai Show. VW is also planning to launch a large electric  SUV with three rows of seats in China from 2021.


VW sets China BEV target, plans charger JV, combines R&D

15 April 2019

After launching 14 NEV models there this year, Volkswagen Group said China would produce more than half of its target of 22m BEVs by 2028 and it plans to launch a charging infrastructure.


just-auto Plus only VW Group China sales down 6.3% in Q1 2019

15 April 2019

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries for the first quarter of 2019: together with its two Chinese joint ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered over 946,600 (1,010,600, (-)6.3%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong,...


Changan to build EV plant in Georgia

12 April 2019

Changan Corporation will construct an EV production factory in Georgia (the east European country that is, not the US state). Strategic partners of Changan Corporation include Volvo, Volkswagen and Ford.


just-auto Plus only VW Portugal plant rolls off its one millionth Sharan

12 April 2019

Today, the millionth Sharan rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen Autoeuropa in Palmela since production started there 24 years ago. Its safety, space utilisation and sliding door concept continues to impress families and long-haul drivers around the...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles worldwide sales up 10% in Q1 2019

12 April 2019

With a nearly 10% increase in deliveries to customers, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) started successfully into the fiscal year 2019. 125,600 light commercial vehicles have been marketed worldwide. Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing,...


VW March sales dip as market shares rise

9 April 2019

Volkswagen brand March sales fell 7.2% to 542,700 vehicles worldwide in March as a 14% rise in the US could not offset falls of 10% in Asia, 3.5% in Europe and 12.7% in South America.


just-auto Plus only VW 2019 Jetta secures NHTSA five-star rating

9 April 2019

Volkswagen of America announced that the 2019 Jetta has earned a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which runs the government's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), and has provided consumers with...


Brazil sales improving steadily after good Q1

5 April 2019

First quarter 2019 vehicle sales in Brazil improved 11.4% compared to the same period last year, reaching 607,600 registered units versus 545,500 in 2018.


EU accuses BMW, Daimler and VW over emissions technology

5 April 2019

The European Commission has accused BMW, Daimler and VW of breaching EU antitrust rules from 2006 to 2014 by colluding to restrict competition on the development of petrol and diesel emissions control technology for passenger cars.


just-auto Plus only VW Group to merge all its passenger car entities in India

4 April 2019

The Volkswagen Group has announced its intent to merge its three Indian subsidiaries: Volkswagen India (VWIPL), Volkswagen Group Sales India (NSC) and Skoda Auto India (SAIPL). The merger has been considered and approved by the Boards of the three companies in...


VW tests Level 4 autonomous in Hamburg

3 April 2019

Volkswagen Group Research is testing Level 4 automated vehicles for the first time in urban traffic in Hamburg.


Volkswagen strengthens EV line-up in China

3 April 2019

Volkswagen has unveiled three new electric vehicles (EVs) in China last week, all battery powered versions of existing mainstream passenger cars models produced at its two main joint ventures in the country.

Volkswagen news

just-auto Plus only New 2019 VW GTI earns IIHS Top Safety Pick rating

23 May 2019

Volkswagen of America announced that the 2019 Volkswagen GTI, when equipped with available Forwar...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores seven new cars five star rating

23 May 2019

Euro NCAP published the safety ratings of seven new vehicles, among which three have made their f...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores five new models five star rating

23 May 2019

The new Mazda 3, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Touareg, Lexus UX and Range Rover Evoque have all achiev...


VW Group sales drop 6.6% in April 2019

22 May 2019

The Volkswagen Group delivered 866,400 vehicles in April, 6.6% below the figure for April 2018. A...


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

20 May 2019

Six new start-ups have been decided on for the founder's programme in the Future Mobility Inc...


Frankfurt IAA world debuts list - F40 BMW 1 Series

16 May 2019

The next generation BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback will be revealed at a preview event on 27 Ma...



Forgot your password?