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VW seeking UK 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.


VW tries V6 TDI in Amarok to tackle dominant Hilux

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

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 – an 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 - Q&A

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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IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Volvo, but one new brand will be making an appearance: Chery Auto will reveal an SUV prototype.


just-auto Plus only VW CV global sales up 5.3% in July 2017

16 August 2017

In the first seven months of the year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 286,800 vehicles from the T, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok series to customers all around the world. This represents an increase of 5.3% compared with the same period last...


VW offer new Golf 1.5 engine with coasting feature

11 August 2017

Volkswagen is extending the range of engines for the Golf hatchback and estate car with a new 1.5TSI petrol powerplant delivering 96kW/130PS.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus increases production in Brazil

11 August 2017

In the first half of 2017, Volkswagen Truck and Bus markedly increased both production at its Brazilian plants and sales of the vehicles built there. At 11,750 units, sales at Volkswagen Caminhos e Onibus improved by 16%. Scania, which also produces in Brazil,...


VW unions warn politicians off jobs loss risk

10 August 2017

Volkswagen's powerful labour representatives have urged lawmakers not to use the carmaker as a political football ahead of national elections next month and risk threatening jobs in Germany.


VW workers want more German factory spend

9 August 2017

Volkswagen workers in Germany reportedly want more to be spent on local production and a new model to build in the country.


Volkswagen secures UEFA mobility sponsorship

9 August 2017

Volkswagen has become official mobility partner of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, starting in 2018.


just-auto Plus only VW launches environmental incentive programme

9 August 2017

The Volkswagen brand has launched an environmental programme. It will make a marked contribution to the improvement of air quality in cities. In addition, Volkswagen is supporting the technological changeover to e-mobility and is shouldering its share in the...


Germans in three-way diesel incentives battle

8 August 2017

Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW are a three-way battle to offer incentives to get aging vehicles off German roads and prevent a crackdown on scandal-tainted diesel fuel.


just-auto Plus only New 2018 VW Atlas earns IIHS top safety rating

7 August 2017

Volkswagen of America announced that the all-new, seven-passenger 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, when equipped with available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), has earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick award by the Insurance Institute...


VW details its diesel actions and incentives

4 August 2017

Volkswagen has followed broadly along the lines of its German rivals BMW and Daimler in announcing software updates, trade-in incentives and a contribution to a mobility fund following an emergency summit on diesel vehicles in Berlin last Wednesday (2 August).


just-auto Plus only VW India sales up 10.5% in July 2017

3 August 2017

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer announced its monthly sales performance for July 2017, selling 4,753 units, constituting a 10.5% growth as compared to 4,301 vehicles sold in the corresponding month of the previous year. Continuing the sales...


German automakers to upgrade 5m diesels

2 August 2017

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW have agreed to upgrade around 5m newer diesel cars in Germany and offer trade-in rebates on older models, avoiding more costly remedies in a bid to salvage diesel technology and avoid driving bans in cities, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only VW Passenger Cars announces personnel changes

2 August 2017

Jochen Sengpiehl (48) is to be the new head of Marketing of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. He succeeds Xavier Chardon (45), who is to become head of the Digitisation China Project House of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in Beijing with effect from 1...


just-auto Plus only VW begins the new start-up incubator programme

2 August 2017

The Transparent Factory from Volkswagen is starting a new chapter: six innovative mobility teams began the new start-up incubator programme in Dresden. They now have 200 days to take their innovative ideas and develop mobility products or services which are...


just-auto Plus only VWoA July 2017 sales down 5.8%

2 August 2017

Volkswagen of America (VWoA) reported sales of 27,091 units delivered in July 2017, a 5.8% decrease over July 2016. With 188,329 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 5.9% in year-over-year sales. July 2017 also marks...


Audi reportedly cutting R&D costs to fund EVs

31 July 2017

German media reports said Audi will cut costs by up to EUR10bn to fund a new line of electric cars.


just-auto Plus only VW brand revenue up 8% to EUR39.9bn in H1 2017

28 July 2017

The Volkswagen brand has continued its good start to the year in the second quarter and maintained its positive business development. Both sales revenue and operating profit rose in the first half of 2017. In the year to June, with the new demarcation between...


Volkswagen Group and Sovac open multi-brand plant

27 July 2017

Volkswagen and partner Sovac officially opened their multi-brand joint venture assembly plant (view location in just-auto's search engine QUBE in Relizane, 280km south west of Algiers).


VW H1 operating profit rises

27 July 2017

The Volkswagen Group boosted first half operating profit to EUR8.9bn (up from EUR7.5bn in H1 2016) while operating return on sales grew to 7.7% (7%) as sales rose 7.3% to EUR115.9bn.


Audi to modify 850,000 diesel vehicles

24 July 2017

Following last week's announcement Daimler would spend EUR220m updating 3m Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe in what it terms "voluntary service actions", VW Group's Audi said it was offering customers in Europe and other markets a retrofit programme for 850,000 cars with EU5 and EU6 diesel engines.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus global sales up 8% in H1 2017

21 July 2017

Volkswagen Truck and Bus takes a positive view of the sales figures for the first half of 2017. MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus sold some 96,000 vehicles – for the Group as a whole this means an increase of 8%. The three brands...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 0.8% in H1 2017

20 July 2017

Up to the end of June, the Volkswagen Group handed almost 5.2m vehicles over to its customers. This corresponds to a rise of 0.8% compared with the previous year. In the month of June, new vehicle deliveries rose by 4.2% to 920,700. "June was a very...


just-auto Plus only VW China H1 2017 sales up 5.2%

20 July 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries results for the first half of 2017, which includes a record in June. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 315,300 (299,800,+5.2%) vehicles in the...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles worldwide sales up 5% in H1

17 July 2017

From January to June, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 249,800 LCVs to customers worldwide. This represents an increase of 5% compared with the same period last year. In Western Europe, deliveries increased by 5.1% to 173,300 vehicles. In the German...


just-auto Plus only Axalta signs refinish brand contract with VW

11 July 2017

Axalta Coating Systems a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has recently signed a new, three-year commercial agreement with Volkswagen Group Italia. Under the terms of the contract, the distinctive waterborne technologies and high...


just-auto Plus only VW/KUKA join over robot-based innovation concepts

10 July 2017

Volkswagen Group Research and automation specialist KUKA intensify their strategic partnership in the area of service concepts for vehicles of the future. Joint development of robot-based innovation concepts for vehicles of the future has now been agreed...


just-auto Plus only VW brand worldwide sales up 4% in June 2017

10 July 2017

The Volkswagen brand delivered 512,700 vehicles to customers worldwide in June 2017, an increase of 4% compared with the previous year. In total, 2,935,100 vehicles from the Volkswagen brand were handed over to customers worldwide in the first half of the...


VW develops VR applications for production

7 July 2017

Volkswagen Group says it has developed virtual reality applications for production and logistics that enable several participants to meet in a VR room.


VW pioneers HTC-powered virtual reality

6 July 2017

Following a test phase, the Volkswagen Group is claiming to be the first automaker to roll out virtual reality (VR) technology with the HTC Vive-VR system, enabling production and logistics staff to 'meet' in a VR 'room'.

Volkswagen news

IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Vo...


just-auto Plus only VW CV global sales up 5.3% in July 2017

16 August 2017

In the first seven months of the year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 286,800 vehicles...


VW offer new Golf 1.5 engine with coasting feature

11 August 2017

Volkswagen is extending the range of engines for the Golf hatchback and estate car with a new 1.5...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus increases production in Brazil

11 August 2017

In the first half of 2017, Volkswagen Truck and Bus markedly increased both production at its Bra...


VW unions warn politicians off jobs loss risk

10 August 2017

Volkswagen's powerful labour representatives have urged lawmakers not to use the carmaker as...


VW workers want more German factory spend

9 August 2017

Volkswagen workers in Germany reportedly want more to be spent on local production and a new mode...



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