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Detroit auto show world debuts list - 2020 VW Passat

13 December 2018

Volkswagen of America is the latest car maker to announce a vehicle debut ahead of next year's North American International Auto Show. The Chattanooga-built 2020 Passat is merely the current model with new body panels rather than - as had been expected - the twin of China's recently released, XL-sized and genuinely new Passat.


2018 Los Angeles auto show world debuts list

29 November 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show are named below.


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.

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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 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.


Scania to supply hybrid trucks for German e-highway trials

10 December 2018

Scania is to supply vehicles for the three Germany e-highway in trials that are expected to start next year. The decision was taken on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), following a public tender process.


Audi and Sovac to produce selected models in Algeria

7 December 2018

Audi AG and the longstanding Audi importer Sovac have opened the assembly of three models in Algeria.


West European car market down 8.3% in November

6 December 2018

The West European new car market fell by 8.3% year-on-year (YoY) in November according to data released by LMC Automotive, which described the result as 'disappointing'.


Volkswagen brand to speed up operating return

6 December 2018

The Volkswagen brand is to significantly improve its earnings performance in the coming years in order to finance investments in future technology from its own resources, executives said at a year-end press conference in Germany on Thursday.


VW brand sales down 5% in November

6 December 2018

Volkswagen says it delivered 564,500 vehicles throughout the world in November, some 5% less than in November 2017.


VW to develop last combustion engine cars in 2026

5 December 2018

Volkswagen has said it would develop its final generation of vehicles using combustion engine technology in 2026 and focus instead on electric cars.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen US sales down 8% in November 2018

5 December 2018

Volkswagen of America reported 26,789 deliveries in November, a decrease of 8% over November 2017. Sales have now risen 4% this year to date, to 322,017. Led by Atlas and Tiguan, SUVs made up 46% of VWoA’s November sales. All-new Tiguan sales lead the...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen completes testing of R33 BlueDiesel fuel

3 December 2018

Test phase successfully completed: Volkswagen has been testing the newly developed R33 BlueDiesel fuel at its in-house filling station in Wolfsburg since January 2018. The innovative fuel enables CO2 savings of at least 20% compared to conventional diesel...


Volkswagen to install 2,400 EV chargers at UK supermarkets

30 November 2018

Volkswagen GB and nationwide supermarket chain Tesco claim to be setting up the UK's largest retail electric vehicle (EV) charging network, powered by Pod Point.


VW China, JAC and SEAT to intensify e-mobility development in China

30 November 2018

Volkswagen Group China has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC) and SEAT, in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Under the agreement, all parties will leverage their technology and product strengths to develop a battery electric vehicle platform for production at JAC Volkswagen.


VW scouting for US EV factory location

29 November 2018

Volkswagen is deciding where to locate a new factory in North America to build electric vehicles for the US, the German automaker’s new head for the Americas has said.


just-auto Plus only VW and Cinemo to harness Touareg’s digital cockpit

28 November 2018

Cinemo, a global leader in high performance and automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management, connectivity and cloud middleware, and Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers, announced their first...


Nexen Tire announces Volkswagen Jetta OEM tyre deal

26 November 2018

Global OEM and aftermarket supplier Nexen Tire said it would supply its N'Priz AH8 tyres as original equipment (OE) tires for Volkswagen's new Mexican built Jetta.


Volkswagen invests in digital specialist Diconium

23 November 2018

The Volkswagen Group announced it was investing in the German digital specialist Diconium by acquiring 49% of the shares in the company.


VW Group global sales plunge 10% in October

22 November 2018

VW Group global vehicle sales were down 10% in the month of October as it was hit by the impact of WLTP in Europe.


just-auto Plus only Audi and FAW celebrate 30 successful years of partnership

20 November 2018

Audi and First Automotive Works (FAW) are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership. The approximately 650 guests at the anniversary event at the FAW plant in Changchun include representatives of the province of Jilin, of partner FAW, and of the...


Skoda to build Passat as VW Group reassigns plants

19 November 2018

Volkswagen Groups's supervisory board has approved new 'strategic' plant assignment plans which, it said, "reflects the challenges of the next five years and lays the necessary foundations".


VW Group plans EUR44bn e-mobility, digitalisation, spend

19 November 2018

Following a recent supervisory board meeting, the Volkswagen Group said it would spend almost EUR44bn (US$50bn) on e-mobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and digitalisation of its vehicles and plants by 2023.


VW delivers 30 millionth car in China

19 November 2018

The Volkswagen brand said it had set a record in China with its 30 millionth delivery this month – a Touareg.


VW Zwickau plant set to be e-mobility production centre

16 November 2018

The Volkswagen brand is creating the production capacity needed for building more than one million electric cars per year throughout the world from 2025.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles YTD global sales down 0.4%

16 November 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 409,300 vehicles to customers worldwide from January until and including October. Considering last year’s figures, it is a decrease of 0.4%. This is primarily due to temporary delivery delays caused by the WLTP...


VW Emden/Hanover to become EV plants

15 November 2018

Following Zwickau, Volkswagen intends to change its plants at Emden and Hannover in Germany over to the production of electric vehicles. After Zwickau, Volkswagen is therefore establishing its second e-mobility centre in Germany in Lower Saxony.


just-auto Plus only VW China investing towards electrification and digitalisation

15 November 2018

Under the headline “New Faces of Mobility”, Volkswagen Group China presented at its Media Workshop an all-encompassing plan for e-mobility, advanced mobility solutions, autonomous driving, and a raft of exciting new products. On the eve of...


VW US adds Siri Shortcuts to mobile app

13 November 2018

Volkswagen of America has enhanced its VW Car-Net mobile app with two types of Apple Siri commands to help owners interact with their vehicles.

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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 Manag...


Detroit auto show world debuts list - 2020 VW Passat

13 December 2018

Volkswagen of America is the latest car maker to announce a vehicle debut ahead of next year's No...


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...


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 Managem...


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...


Volkswagen toolmaking opens 3D printing centre

11 December 2018

The Volkswagen brand's toolmaking unit has added an advanced 3D printing centre to its facili...



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