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Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

18 May 2018

The importer for France has confirmed rumours which had claimed that Volkswagen would not have a stand at the 2018 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. Other Group brands will, however, go ahead with their displays.


Volkswagen launches the all-seeing Touareg in Europe

11 May 2018

Volkswagen's new Touareg SUV is so clever it can see in the dark. Night Vision is part of a new suite of technologies on the new generation model which also includes a world debut by the Innovation Cockpit which will gradually be rolled out through the automaker's other model ranges.


Volkswagen up GTI - worthy of an exclamation mark

11 May 2018

Volkswagen is the latest brand to experiment with a high performance hatchback in the European A segment. What the company's engineers have created in the up! GTI is something very special indeed.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.

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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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VW gets caught by Polo rear seatbelt buckles

22 May 2018

Volkswagen is in the midst of a recall campaign for all new Polos (ours come from South Africa) after discovering a problem with rear seat belt buckles.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales surge 10.2% in April 2018

21 May 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path in April. At 927,200 units, deliveries by the Group in April were 10.2% higher than the same month last year. Over 3.6m vehicles have been handed over to customers since the beginning of the...


VW Brazil to include five SUVs in 20 launches by 2020

18 May 2018

Volkswagen's launch plan for Brazil and Argentina totals 20 new products of which five are SUVs, a segment in which the automaker has been weak in South America so far.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles global sales surge 16.2% in April 2018

15 May 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 46,300 vehicles to customers around the world in the month of April alone (+16.2%). The markets in Western and Eastern Europe, as well as South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region all contributed significant...


Brazil reaches 15 years of flex-fuel vehicles

11 May 2018

In March 2003 Brazil's auto industry began producing flexible-fuel cars powered by engines capable of running either on ethanol or petrol, or any blend of the two.


just-auto Plus only VW brand global sales up 11% in April 2018

10 May 2018

The Volkswagen brand has once again stepped up its growth rate. With about 520,000 vehicles delivered in April, the brand recorded an increase of 11% compared with the prior-year figure for the same month. All in all, the brand already delivered 2,044,900...


US charges former Volkswagen CEO over dieselgate

4 May 2018

The US Justice Department has filed criminal charges against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, accusing him of conspiring to cover up diesel emissions cheating, but industry watchers said it was unlikely he would travel to the US to answer the charges.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen of America sales up 4.5% in April 2018

2 May 2018

Volkswagen of America, reported sales of 28,794 units delivered in April 2018, an increase of 4.5% over April 2017. With 112,746 units delivered year-to-date in 2018, the company is reporting an 8.6% increase in year-over-year sales. “We are...


VW close to ride hailing JV in China

30 April 2018

Volkswagen hopes to form a joint venture with China’s Didi Chuxing to manage part of the ride-hailer's vehicle fleet and help develop customised vehicles for Didi's services, a news agency reported.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Truck and Bus global sales up 16% in Q1 2018

30 April 2018

Volkswagen Truck and Bus has been able to increase its commercial vehicle sales considerably in the first three months of 2018. The Group’s sales volume came in at 53,220 vehicles, up 16% on the previous year. All three brands – MAN, Scania, and...


just-auto Plus only VW Group and JV partners to invest on AV and e-mobilty solutions in China

26 April 2018

At a Volkswagen Group media event, held on the eve of the 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Volkswagen Group demonstrated the company’s commitment to delivering outstanding People’s Mobility solutions to Chinese consumers. The...


VW chief frets over possible China tariff rise

24 April 2018

Volkswagen has admitted it would be hurt by increased tariffs on vehicles imported into China.


VW Group global sales up 5.3% in March 2018

18 April 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it recorded its best ever delivery result for a single month in March.


Hella supplies new VW Touareg LED headlamps

18 April 2018

Hella has announced a supply deal with Volkswagen to supply LED Matrix headlights for the Touareg unveiled in China.


VW Group China delivers over 1m units in Q1

18 April 2018

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries for the first quarter of 2018: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered over 1.01m (2017: 891,500, +13.4%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, including 43,100 imported vehicles.


VW Group establishing software development centre in Lisbon

18 April 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it is further strengthening its international IT competence vt developing a software development centre for Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck and Bus AG - in Lisbon.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles global sales down 5.9% in Q1 2018

17 April 2018

In the first three months of the year Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 114,700 vehicles to customers all over the world. That is 5.9% less than in the same period of last year. Due to the stop on deliveries of the T6 with passenger car registration,...


VW tests autonomous parking at Hamburg airport

13 April 2018

Volkswagen Group is testing autonomous parking at a multi-storey car park near Terminal 2 of Hamburg Airport as part of the mobility partnership with the city that aims to develop it as a model for urban mobility.


VW to toss out CEO?

10 April 2018

A mystery press release from Volkswagen which said: "Volkswagen AG considers a further development of the management structure of the group, which would also be associated with personnel changes in the board of management and with changes in the specific responsibilities of the board of management members. This could also include a change in the position of the chairman of the board of management.


just-auto Plus only VW brand global sales up 4.9% in March 2018

10 April 2018

With more than 1.5m vehicles delivered to customers in the first quarter of 2018, the Volkswagen brand recorded the best first-quarter delivery results in its history. Worldwide deliveries in March 2018 totalled 584,700, another new record and an increase of...


Volkswagen creates new holistic user experience (HUX) division

9 April 2018

Volkswagen said it wants to become the "most user centred mobility brand" and has established a new Holistic User Experience (HUX) division headed by Matthias Erb. In his new role he reports directly to the CEO of the Volkswagen brand, Herbert Diess.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen announces key management changes

9 April 2018

Personnel changes in accounting and controlling at the Volkswagen brand Karen Kutzner, previously head of Accounting and Payroll Accounting of the Volkswagen brand has been appointed as board member for Finance of Volkswagen Slovakia with effect from 1 June...


just-auto Plus only VWoA sales surge 17.8% in March 2018

5 April 2018

Volkswagen of America(VWoA) reported sales of 32,548 units delivered in March 2018, an increase of 17.8% over March 2017. With 83,952 units delivered year-to-date in 2018, the company is reporting a 10% increase in year-over-year sales. March 2018 was the...


just-auto Plus only VWoA appoints new vice president, North American Region

5 April 2018

Volkswagen of America, (VWoA) announced the appointment of Matthew (Matt) Renna as vice president, Volkswagen North American Region (NAR)-G4, effective 16 April, 2018. In this role Renna will be responsible for managing the NAR-G4 team, steering objectives for...


VW to add SUV to Brazil roster as Honda consolidates factories

4 April 2018

Volkswagen plans to produce an SUV in Brazil, a media report said.


VW eCrafter testing extended to UK

3 April 2018

Volkswagen’s electric van - the eCrafter - is to make its UK debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham from 24-26 April, ahead of real-world testing beginning with UK customers at the start of May.


US tariff threat gives automakers the jitters

29 March 2018

Major automaker executives raised concerns at the New York show this week about the possibility of a trade war after the Trump administration imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier this month, a media report said.


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - Global debuts list

29 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show are named below.


Volkswagen steps up model and innovation offensive in China

23 March 2018

The Volkswagen brand said it would strengthen its leading position in China with a stepped up major model and innovation offensive.


just-auto Plus only MAN reports EUR566m operating profit in 2017

21 March 2018

MAN’s operating profit increased significantly to EUR566m (US$694.9m) in 2017. Sales revenue growth and the PACE2017 program for the future at MAN Truck and Bus were strong earnings drivers. MAN Latin America became Brazil’s market leader for...

Volkswagen news

VW gets caught by Polo rear seatbelt buckles

22 May 2018

Volkswagen is in the midst of a recall campaign for all new Polos (ours come from South Africa) a...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales surge 10.2% in April 2018

21 May 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path in April. At 927,200 units, de...


VW Brazil to include five SUVs in 20 launches by 2020

18 May 2018

Volkswagen's launch plan for Brazil and Argentina totals 20 new products of which five are SU...


Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

18 May 2018

The importer for France has confirmed rumours which had claimed that Volkswagen would not have a...


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles global sales surge 16.2% in April 2018

15 May 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 46,300 vehicles to customers around the world in the mon...


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 add...



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