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Volkswagen aiming for C segment leadership with updated Golf

4 April 2017

The updated Golf is now available in UK dealerships. As well as the facelift plus revisions to the interior which extend to class-first gesture controls, there are new engines too. The best selling individual variant is expected to be the GTD, powered by a 184PS version of the Volkswagen Group's 1,968cc four-cylinder diesel engine.


ANALYSIS - VW Golf Clubsport & the next GTI

3 February 2017

The special edition Clubsport was created to commemorate four decades of the Gran Turismo (Fuel) Injection. With an engine which can produce up to 290PS, this is the most powerful front-wheel drive Golf currently on sale.


Can VW trump Toyota Hilux with new Amarok V6?

25 January 2017

Is there a market for a £40,000 pick-up? There is. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ UK outpost is in fact so confident of the revised Amarok’s success that it has dropped the previous four-cylinder variants and installed a 3.0-litre V6 diesel in their place.


Volkswagen - future model plans & platforms

25 October 2016

The future model strategy for the VW brand is explored here in this, the first of a six-part series concerning the Volkswagen Group's passenger car brands. The other chapters will be a focus on Audi; then SEAT; Škoda; Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti; and finally Porsche.

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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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2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - first world debuts

18 October 2017

The first world premieres for the 2018 North American International Auto Show are noted below.


VW Group China 9M 2017 sales up 1.4%

16 October 2017

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for the first nine months of 2017. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, Saic Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered almost 2.90m (+1.4%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, including 139,000 imported vehicles.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles 9M 2017 sales up 4.9%

13 October 2017

In the first three quarters of the year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 367,900 vehicles from the T, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok series to customers all around the world. This represents an increase of 4.9% compared with the same period last...


just-auto Plus only VW/JAC joint venture accelerates

11 October 2017

From the industry people’s point of view, there are three key words in the cooperation between JAC and Volkswagen, which is new energy, complementary equivalence, and win-win creation. They believe that as JAC and Volkswagen joint venture gradually forms...


just-auto Plus only VW India launches new Passat

11 October 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, announces the launch of the much awaited luxury sedan Volkswagen Passat. The All-New Passat is based on the new MQB platform and is powered with an efficient 2.0 L TDI diesel engine mated to a 6 speed...


just-auto Plus only VW global sales up 8% in September 2017

9 October 2017

The Volkswagen brand delivered 593,700 vehicles worldwide in September 2017, an 8% increase compared with last year. In total, 4.49m vehicles from the brand were handed over to customers worldwide from January to September. This represents a 3% increase...


just-auto Plus only VW of America sales rise 33.2% in September 2017

4 October 2017

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 32,112 units delivered in September 2017, a 33.2% increase over September 2016. With 252,456 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 9.2% in year-over-year sales. Volkswagen is...


just-auto Plus only VW India sells 4,603 units in September 2017

3 October 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer has announced its monthly sales performance for September 2017, selling a total of 4,603 units as compared to 3,929 units sold in the corresponding month of the previous year. Speaking on the occasion,...


Brazilian VW Polo closest yet to Europe 'original'

2 October 2017

It's very rare for a completely redesigned car model made in Brazil to make its debut all but in sync with the European versions and launch.


Extra recall costs will hit VW and Porsche SE profits

29 September 2017

Volkswagen Group announced that an additional EUR2.5bn 'special item' charge in connection with 'dieselgate' in the US would affect its third quarter operating profit.


just-auto Plus only VW begins next round of start-up incubator program in Dresden

29 September 2017

Volkswagen supports innovative business ideas on the topic the mobility of the future. That is why the start-up incubator programme is kicking off its second round. Starting today, the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden invites young entrepreneurs to apply...


just-auto Plus only VW Virtual Engineering Lab develops virtual concept car

28 September 2017

Volkswagen plant, Technical Development, Hall 70: a Golf rolls up. The hall has no windows but the Golf glides through a sunny urban scene. Here too, nothing is real, not even the Golf. This model will only appear on the roads in a few years’ time....


just-auto Plus only Navistar with VW to develop an electric-powered medium-duty vehicle

26 September 2017

Navistar International Corporation announced it expects a number of new product offerings and integrations with alliance partner Volkswagen Truck and Bus, including plans to develop an electric-powered, medium-duty vehicle for the company's Core (US and...


VW begins production of new Passat in India

21 September 2017

Volkswagen has started Indian production of its Passat, positioned in that market as a premium luxury sedan, at its Aurangabad factory in Maharashtra state.


Mexico earthquake prompts plant status reviews

21 September 2017

Carmakers with plants in Mexico are assessing them for earthquake related disruptions this week, but the initial impact on operations caused by the earthquake that struck the Mexico City area appears to be limited, with plants experiencing only minor or no damage.


Iranian customs hold up 15,000 new imported cars

19 September 2017

Some 15,000 cars are held up at customs in Iran for regulatory reasons, according to a local media report.


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales rise 8% in August 2017

18 September 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered 820,000 vehicles to customers in August, marking a 8% rise compared with August 2016. "August was a successful month for the Volkswagen Group that saw all core brands increase deliveries," said Fred Kappler, head of...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in Germany

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The...


VW China recalling 4.86m vehicles with Takata airbag inflators

14 September 2017

Volkswagen Group China (VGC), with Volkswagen (China) Import (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (FAW-VW) and SAIC Volkswagen Automotive (SAIC VW), will recall vehicles with Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflators (PSAN without desiccant).


just-auto Plus only VW commercial vehicles YTD 2017 global sales up 5.1%

14 September 2017

From January until the end of August, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 323,400 vehicles worldwide. This represents an increase of 5.1% compared with the same period last year. In Western Europe, deliveries increased by 3.4% to 219,200 vehicles, and by...


2017 Frankfurt IAA motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen global sales up 9.3% in August 2017

11 September 2017

In August 2017, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 495,200 vehicles throughout the world. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand board member for Sales, commented: “In August, the positive trend in demand for Volkswagen models continued in...


Apollo Tyres expands supplies to European OEMs

8 September 2017

Apollo Tyres says it is now expanding supplies to the European Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the passenger car tyre segment. The company’s premiere brand, Vredestein, has been selected as a fitment on the Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza and Ford EcoSport, and the supplies have already begun to these automakers.


VW Brazil teases new Polo ahead of local launch

6 September 2017

Ahead of its launch of the redesigned Polo (European media launch is on this week), the first of a new, subcompact range to be built in Brazil on the VW group's modular MQB platform, Volkswagen Brazil is undertaking a huge programme of advance promotion. 


just-auto Plus only VW India sales up 10.18% in August 2017

5 September 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer has announced its monthly sales performance for August 2017, selling 4,159 units, constituting a 10.18% year to date growth as compared to vehicles sold in the same period of the previous year. Speaking at...


just-auto Plus only VWoA August 2017 sales up 9%

4 September 2017

Volkswagen of America, (VWoA) reported sales of 32,015 units delivered in August 2017, a 9% increase over August 2016. With 220,344 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 6.4% in year-over-year sales. August marked the...


VW US 'emissions cheat' engineer gets jail sentence

29 August 2017

A Volkswagen engineer has been sentenced to 40 months in a US federal prison, and two years of supervised release, for his role in a nearly 10-year conspiracy to defraud US regulators and Volkswagen customers through software implementations designed to cheat US emissions tests.


just-auto Plus only VW launches new Polo with digital cockpit

29 August 2017

The Polo, which has sold more than 14m units worldwide, is a giant among small cars. Now a completely redeveloped sixth generation has arrived. Pre-sales of the best-seller have already started in the first European countries. Standard on every model: four...


just-auto Plus only VW produces 150m vehicles in 80 years

25 August 2017

A milestone production anniversary: over eighty years ago Volkswagen was founded. Since then, 150m vehicles, including icons such as the Golf or the Beetle, have been built around the world at over 50 production sites in 14 countries. The brand's current...


Volkswagen finally enters Qashqai segment with T-Roc

23 August 2017

When the new Golf-sized T-Roc crossover enters production in a few months' time, it will be eleven years since Nissan defined and began its domination of a new vehicle class with the Qashqai. This is just the first of multiple additional Volkswagens too - Europe's most successful brand is finally fully embracing crossovers and SUVs.

Volkswagen news

2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - first world debuts

18 October 2017

The first world premieres for the 2018 North American International Auto Show are noted below....


VW Group China 9M 2017 sales up 1.4%

16 October 2017

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for the first nine months of 2017. Together with...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles 9M 2017 sales up 4.9%

13 October 2017

In the first three quarters of the year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 367,900 vehicle...


just-auto Plus only VW/JAC joint venture accelerates

11 October 2017

From the industry people’s point of view, there are three key words in the cooperation betw...


just-auto Plus only VW India launches new Passat

11 October 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, announces the launch of the much awaited lux...


just-auto Plus only VW global sales up 8% in September 2017

9 October 2017

The Volkswagen brand delivered 593,700 vehicles worldwide in September 2017, an 8% increase compa...



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