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Volkswagen Brazil's virtuous new compact saloon

2 February 2018

New vehicles are becoming ever more sophisticated and stylish in Brazil.


ANALYSIS - Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

18 January 2018

The latest Tiguan has been available 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?

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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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GENEVA SHOW - Porsche 911 GT3 RS world debut

21 February 2018

Vehicles making their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list. The latest to be announced is the Volvo V60.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen group global sales up 10.1% in January

19 February 2018

The Volkswagen Group handed over 898,700 new vehicles to customers worldwide in the first month of this year. "The Volkswagen Group brands made an excellent start to 2018. There was significant growth in all regions. Overall, worldwide deliveries by the...


VW group adopting WLANp standard

15 February 2018

Volkswagen group brands are to use the WLANp standard from 2019.


VW brand books record January sales

12 February 2018

Any public outrage over Volkswagen's now infamous monkey diesel fumes testing was likely too late in the month to affect record January sales by the core VW brand of 533,500 vehicles worldwide.


just-auto Plus only VW Aktiengesellschaft board to add new member

8 February 2018

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft is to receive a competent addition in the person of manager Marianne Heiss (45). A corresponding proposal will be submitted to the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting in Berlin on 3 May 2018 if the...


Auto strikes grip Germany as union demands 6% pay hike

2 February 2018

A wave of strikes in the metalworking and electrical industries is continuing to sweep Germany today (2 February) as unions seek significantly improved wage increases and holiday benefits.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen of America sales up 5.2% in January 2018

2 February 2018

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 24,744 units delivered in January 2018. This marks an increase of 5.2% over January 2017. As Volkswagen shifts its lineup to offer more family-friendly SUVs, the results are reflected in January’s sales...


VW Group plans new KD packing centre in Wilhelmshaven

1 February 2018

Volkswagen Group said it would pack knocked down (KD) and overseas-sourced components for final vehicle assembly in the likes of Mexico, China and the US at Jade-Weser-Port in Wilhelmshaven, starting in 2019.


Berlin 'completely understands' fury with monkey diesel reports

31 January 2018

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel's spokesman says he 'complete understands' the public fury unleashed following reports of diesel fumes tests on monkeys.


just-auto Plus only VW submits new offer for pay agreement to IG Metall

31 January 2018

The negotiating committees of Volkswagen AG and the IG Metall trade union have today continued their pay negotiations in Hanover. "At today's meeting, we submitted our proposals for a pay agreement to IG Metall. Our offer includes a pay increase in...


BorgWarner supplies AWD coupling for new VW Crafter

26 January 2018

BorgWarner says it supplies two versions of its advanced electro-hydraulically actuated all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for the new Volkswagen Crafter.


VW Group opens Future Centre Asia in Beijing

25 January 2018

Volkswagen Group has officially opened 'Future Centre Asia' in Beijing, one of three such centres worldwide that it says 'will take a whole new approach to envisioning people's mobility needs of the future and creating visionary solutions'.


Thatcham Research wants to see AEB standard on all new cars

24 January 2018

Thatcham Research has suggested UK car buyers choose only cars which have Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) as standard or at least specify it as an option.


just-auto Plus only Latin NCAP announces results for VW Virtus and GM’s Onix

24 January 2018

Latin NCAP’s first round of results for 2018 was released with encouraging results to begin the year for the Virtus and the improved Onix. In our latest testing, the Virtus followed the Polo five stars while the Onix just achieved three stars after...


VW Group's Seat expanding operations in Algeria

23 January 2018

VW Group's Spanish brand Seat has announced plans to expand in Algeria following the group's opening of a multi brand vehicle assembly plant in Relizane last July and the recent launch of the redesigned Ibiza there.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Jeep Grand Commander world debut

23 January 2018

The much awaited Grand Commander has been revealed on Jeep China's website ahead of the vehicle's public debut at AutoChina.


DETROIT - VW structural reform led to US turnaround - VW exec

19 January 2018

Volkswagen Group's North American chief, Hinrich Woebcken, told the audience at Automotive News World Congress in Detroit that regional reforms at the embattled carmaker two years ago have been instrumental to the VW brand's turnaround in the US.


Most current Golf suppliers retain business for new generation

19 January 2018

Volkswagen said 80% of all suppliers planned for its eight generation Golf - due out in about 18 months - "were already under contract for the current Golf".


VW establishes mobility company in Rwanda

19 January 2018

VW has founded Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda to provide modern integrated mobility services in Africa.


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.


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.


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.

Volkswagen news

GENEVA SHOW - Porsche 911 GT3 RS world debut

21 February 2018

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


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen group global sales up 10.1% in January

19 February 2018

The Volkswagen Group handed over 898,700 new vehicles to customers worldwide in the first month o...


VW group adopting WLANp standard

15 February 2018

Volkswagen group brands are to use the WLANp standard from 2019. VW said the technology alread...


VW brand books record January sales

12 February 2018

Any public outrage over Volkswagen's now infamous monkey diesel fumes testing was likely too...


just-auto Plus only VW Aktiengesellschaft board to add new member

8 February 2018

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft is to receive a competent addition in the...


Auto strikes grip Germany as union demands 6% pay hike

2 February 2018

A wave of strikes in the metalworking and electrical industries is continuing to sweep Germany to...



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