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Does understatement keep the VW Golf ahead of rivals?

3 October 2018

The Golf is six years old, twice the age of the somehow far less popular Opel/Vauxhall Astra. Ford of Europe's new Focus ought to be pummeling its elderly rival but that isn't happening either. Toyota, Hyundai, Peugeot, Renault, Kia - the list of major makes selling cars in the C segment which Volkswagen's long-time king stays ahead of is long. What is the Golf's secret?


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named below.


Is Volvo's compact SUV a winner?

26 September 2018

I can't believe it's over four years since Volvo stunned us by replacing the ancient-of-days XC90 SUV with one on a new platform, with new electrified 'twin engine' drivetrain (plus the usual petrol and diesel engines) and an interior that made IKEA look cheap and nasty and was more comparable to hand crafted products like Bentley. Only problem was - it's sooooooo big. The follow up, the XC60, again replacing an older (and still desirable) iteration, was more manageable in size but, Olaf, could you shrink it just a bit more? And so, on the different CMA platform, shared with Volvo Cars' Chinese masters Geely, came the XC40. My size of Volvo SUV.


Volkswagen torques up Amarok with new 580Nm V6

20 September 2018

It's coming up for nine years old and still the VW Amarok powers on, recently gaining a range-topping diesel V6. But is it good enough to beat the similarly powered and equally pricey new Mercedes X 350 d?

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.

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Brazilian VW Jetta likely to be the "best among the rest"

15 October 2018

The market for compact-medium sized passenger vehicles in Brazil is defined by strong competition amongst the SUV contenders as well as conventional cars, has lost a little momentum but still attracts loyal and perhaps less mainstream buyers.


just-auto Plus only VW India adds connected assistance system to its models

15 October 2018

Accelerating digital transformation across the world, Volkswagen India launched Connect, an intelligent connected vehicle assistance system, plus a brand new Lapiz Blue body colour across its popular local car lines – Polo, Ameo and Vento. Reiterating...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles 9M 2018 sales up 1.0%

15 October 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 371,500 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first nine months of the year. Considering last year’s figures, it is an increase of 3,500 vehicles (+1.0%). In Western Europe, 253,200 vehicles were delivered to...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales plunge 18.1% in September 2018

15 October 2018

The Volkswagen Group delivered fewer vehicles in September, as expected, due to the changeover to the new WLTP test procedure: a total of 827,700 vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide, a decrease of 18.1%. The drop in Western Europe, where WLTP came...


VW furloughs Brazil Taubate workers as Argentina sales slump

9 October 2018

Volkswagen's Brazilian unit is putting workers on a 20-day furlough, citing reduced demand from Argentina, which is undergoing an economic crisis that has derailed growth and slashed spending power.


WLTP change hits Volkswagen's September too

9 October 2018

As with Daimler's Mercedes, Volkswagen deliveries in September were affected by the WLTP changeover, as expected, the automaker said.


just-auto Plus only VWGoA appoints new chief engineering officer

8 October 2018

Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) announced the appointment of Dr Wolfgang Demmelbauer-Ebner as chief engineering officer for Volkswagen’s North American Region. In this role, Dr Demmelbauer-Ebner will oversee all product and development engineering in...


just-auto Plus only VW Chattanooga plant builds its 100,000th Atlas SUV

8 October 2018

Volkswagen Chattanooga announced that it achieved a production milestone with the completion of the 100,000th Volkswagen Atlas. Assembled in the LEED Platinum-certified production facility in Chattanooga Tennessee, the 100,000th SUV is a 2019 Atlas SEL...


just-auto Plus only VW speeding up the shift to e-mobility

5 October 2018

Individual mobility is on the threshold of a new era: Electric drivetrains and digitisation are set to bring about the most fundamental change the car industry has ever seen. The sales volume of battery electric cars (BEVs) rose by 60% in the past year and...


VW, Siemens, trial car to infrastructure comms in Wolfsburg

4 October 2018

Volkswagen and Siemens have developed new functionalities for the local exchange of information between vehicles and digital transport infrastructure.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen US sales drop 4.8% in September 2018

3 October 2018

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 30,555 units delivered in September 2018, a decrease of 4.8% over September 2017. With 266,228 units year-to-date in 2018, sales have now risen 5.5% this year to date. September sales were impacted by delays in...


VW brand targets 30% productivity gain by 2025

2 October 2018

The Volkswagen brand is aiming for a 30% increase in productivity worldwide by 2025 compared to 2018.


just-auto Plus only MAN and HHLA to test autonomous trucks in Hamburg

2 October 2018

As part of the transport partnership between Volkswagen AG and the City of Hamburg, host of the World Congress on Intelligent Transport and Transportation Systems (ITS) 2021, MAN Truck and Bus and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) will be testing...


VW and Microsoft head into the cloud

28 September 2018

Volkswagen and Microsoft will collaborate to develop the VW Automotive Cloud, one of the largest dedicated automotive industry clouds for all future digital services and mobility.


VW production helps with profitability goal

28 September 2018

The Volkswagen brand's Transform.Together production strategy targets a 30% increase in productivity worldwide by 2025 compared to 2018.


just-auto Plus only VW and Stanford University develop triple-power fuel cell catalyst

28 September 2018

Fuel cell technology is regarded as a serious alternative to battery-electric technology, but it has always come with a comparatively high cost. A partnership between Volkswagen and Stanford University has significantly reduced this disadvantage thanks to a...


VW China Loutang plant builds 10 million engines since 2006

26 September 2018

Volkswagen Group China is celebrating the production of the 10 millionth engine at its Shanghai Volkswagen Powertrain (VWPT) Loutang plant. The plant, established in 2005 as a joint venture with long-standing Chinese partner SAIC Motor, currently produces the EA211 series of engines used in 10 Volkswagen car models and 6 Skoda car models produced by SAIC Volkswagen.


VW eyes virtual validation, test distance, concept cars, prototypes

24 September 2018

Volkswagen said it would use virtual validation to put driver assistance systems into production faster.


just-auto Plus only VW premieres chassis of its new electric model family ID

21 September 2018

The veil has been lifted: Volkswagen has presented the chassis of its new electric model family ID for the first time – and offered an initial look at its unique platform strategy for electric cars that the brand will use to turn its vision...


VW ID Buzz Cargo debuts at IAA

20 September 2018

Volkswagen's commercial vehicle arm has shown the world premiere of the new ID Buzz Cargo - the commercial vehicle relation of the electric ID Buzz. It debuted this week at the IAA commercial vehicles show in Hannover.


just-auto Plus only VW launches Digital Workplace Experience in India

20 September 2018

In a bid to digitalise the customer buying experience at dealerships, Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker announces the launch of ‘Digital Workplace Experience’. Under this initiative, all 121 dealerships across 104 cities will be equipped...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles presents solutions for sustainable mobility at IAA

20 September 2018

New solutions – ranging from the Cargo e-bike to the e-Crafter - for sustainable mobility for goods and people in urban regions - Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is presenting at IAA Commercial Vehicles fair right now tomorrow’s world of electrified...


just-auto Plus only TRATON and Solera join to develop smart transportation and logistics solutions

20 September 2018

At the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany, TRATON AG (“TRATON”) and Solera Holdings (“Solera”) announced a strategic partnership aimed to shape the future digital landscape of global transportation and logistics. This...


Suzuki Jimny scores low in latest Euro NCAP tests

19 September 2018

Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of four new cars today. Both the Audi A6 and the VW Touareg achieve a maximum five- star rating, the Ford Tourneo Connect achieves a solid four- star rating and the new Suzuki Jimny scores three stars.


just-auto Plus only VW of America announces changes for 2019 model year

19 September 2018

Volkswagen of America announced changes for the 2019 model year. Enthusiast models—from the iconic Beetle to the sporty GTI and powerful Golf R—receive special models and new options, while the Golf and Golf SportWagen front-wheel-drive models...


VW hails premiere of the MEB EV platform

18 September 2018

The world premiere of Volkswagen's modular electric drive matrix (MEB) has taken place in Dresden. The brand says the newly developed technology platform will be the key to the "electric car for all" with 10m electric vehicle sales targeted.


EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers for emissions collusion

18 September 2018

The European Commission said on Tuesday (18 September) it had opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) colluded, in breach of EU antitrust rules, to avoid competition on the development and roll-out of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars.


Audi launches e-offensive with the world premiere of Audi e-tron

18 September 2018

i is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron.


just-auto Plus only VW Group to drive future deployment of ITS

18 September 2018

The Volkswagen Group is presenting its activities in the intelligent transport of people and goods at the 25th ITS World Congress in Copenhagen (17 – 21 September 2018). As a member of ERTICO – ITS Europe, a network of more than 100 partners, the...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen plans IPO for TRATON Group

18 September 2018

Volkswagen is pushing forward preparations for a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO) of TRATON Group. Further steps to this end were decided by the Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board. TRATON Group will now strengthen the team preparing a potential IPO with...

Volkswagen news

Brazilian VW Jetta likely to be the "best among the rest"

15 October 2018

The market for compact-medium sized passenger vehicles in Brazil is defined by strong competition...


just-auto Plus only VW India adds connected assistance system to its models

15 October 2018

Accelerating digital transformation across the world, Volkswagen India launched Connect, an intel...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles 9M 2018 sales up 1.0%

15 October 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 371,500 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first nin...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales plunge 18.1% in September 2018

15 October 2018

The Volkswagen Group delivered fewer vehicles in September, as expected, due to the changeover to...


VW furloughs Brazil Taubate workers as Argentina sales slump

9 October 2018

Volkswagen's Brazilian unit is putting workers on a 20-day furlough, citing reduced demand fr...


WLTP change hits Volkswagen's September too

9 October 2018

As with Daimler's Mercedes, Volkswagen deliveries in September were affected by the WLTP chan...



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