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Bentley to reveal world's fastest SUV at Geneva show

14 February 2019

Global debuts for the Geneva motor show are discussed below. The latest additions to just-auto's lengthening list of world premieres are the Q4 e-tron, a BEV concept from Audi, Volkswagen's T-Roc R and the Bentley Bentayga Speed.


2019 Chicago auto show - the world debuts

8 February 2019

At this year's Chicago auto show, there were world premieres from Ford, Nissan, Ram, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. It's worth noting that not one of them was an electric or even electrified vehicle.


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.

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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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Volkswagen outlines green strategy, involves suppliers

18 February 2019

Volkswagen has said that it is laying the groundwork for sustainable mobility with its e-mobility strategy.


just-auto Plus only VW of America announces brand building team

18 February 2019

Volkswagen of America announced it has finalised the makeup of its US agency powerhouse team built with holding group WPP. The Volkswagen agency team will have Johannes Leonardo as the brand lead, with a hand-picked network of WPP specialist agencies for data...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen group global sales down 1.8% in January 2019

18 February 2019

The Volkswagen Group made a solid start to the new year, delivering 882,200 vehicles to customers worldwide in January, 1.8% down on the same month last year. At the same time, the Group succeeded in winning market shares in a broadly declining world market....


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles global sales up 14.4% in January 2019

15 February 2019

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has started successfully into the new year: In January, the Hannover-based brand handed over 39,500 vehicles to customers worldwide. This represents an increase of 14.4% over the same month last year. With 26,700 vehicles...


just-auto Plus only VW brand global sales down 3.4% in January 2019

14 February 2019

The Volkswagen brand delivered 515,500 vehicles to customers worldwide in January, a drop of 3.4% compared with the same month in 2018. Positive delivery trends in Russia (+10.9%) and Brazil (+10.8%) could not offset decreases in China (-3.1%), Western Europe...


More autonomous VW Passat due at Geneva

6 February 2019

Volkswagen's Travel Assist makes its world debut in the Passat at the Geneva show. This will be the first Volkswagen capable of partially automated driving at any speed (0 to 210km/h) with this new system.


just-auto Plus only VW of America sales down 6.7% in January 2019

6 February 2019

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 23,074 units in January, a decrease of 6.7% over January 2018. Jetta sales of 6,875 units marked the best January for the sedan since 2016. The total of 10,546 SUVs sold last month marks a 19% decrease over...


VW revives dune buggy, electric this time

31 January 2019

Volkswagen is reviving the dune buggy, a model once based on the floorpan of the legendary rear engine Beetle.


VW, Kia, Slovakia to cut staff

29 January 2019

Volkswagen's Slovakia unit, the country’s biggest car plant and largest private sector employer, plans to reduce staff this year for the first time since the 2009 global downturn as part of an efficiency drive, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only VW Group Components outlines future business strategy

28 January 2019

Since 1 January 2019, the Volkswagen Group has had a new brand. With the realignment of Volkswagen Group Components, the Group is reinforcing its in-house supplier of components including engines, gearboxes, electric drive systems, steering systems and seats...


VW ploughs US$10m into Forge Nano battery research

25 January 2019

Volkswagen is investing US$10m in start-up, Forge Nano with a view to reinforcing its specialist knowledge in the field of battery research.


just-auto Plus only VW brand expands exchange incentives for diesel scrappage in Germany

24 January 2019

The Volkswagen brand is expanding its exchange incentive for replacing older diesel vehicles to cover all of Germany from 24 January until 30 April 2019. When trading in a Euro 4 or Euro 5 vehicle from any manufacturer, the bonus is paid in addition to the...


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.

Volkswagen news

Volkswagen outlines green strategy, involves suppliers

18 February 2019

Volkswagen has said that it is laying the groundwork for sustainable mobility with its e-mobility...


just-auto Plus only VW of America announces brand building team

18 February 2019

Volkswagen of America announced it has finalised the makeup of its US agency powerhouse team buil...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen group global sales down 1.8% in January 2019

18 February 2019

The Volkswagen Group made a solid start to the new year, delivering 882,200 vehicles to customers...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles global sales up 14.4% in January 2019

15 February 2019

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has started successfully into the new year: In January, the...


Bentley to reveal world's fastest SUV at Geneva show

14 February 2019

Global debuts for the Geneva motor show are discussed below. The latest additions to just-auto's...


just-auto Plus only VW brand global sales down 3.4% in January 2019

14 February 2019

The Volkswagen brand delivered 515,500 vehicles to customers worldwide in January, a drop of 3.4%...



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