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Groupe PSA future models analysis - Opel-Vauxhall

21 Jun 2018 | Glenn Brooks

A series which has looked at the existing and future models of Groupe PSA - first Peugeot, then Citroën and DS Automobiles - now reaches its final chapter.


INTERVIEW - Ford Europe boss promotes safe cycling

25 May 2018 | Chris Wright

Steven Armstrong might be a car company chief but he thinks nothing of riding his bike for 300kms or 400kms around Europe or 1,000kms over the Andes in South America.


New B9 Audi Sport RS 4 Avant - powered by Porsche

21 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Audi Sport must have some of the best margins of any car company division. A range of RS models sits under the umbrella of this GmbH (limited liability company), with the newest addition being the super-fast, super-exclusive, super-expensive fourth generation RS 4 Avant.


Volkswagen up GTI - worthy of an exclamation mark

11 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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.


Golf SV - an overlooked Volkswagen which shouldn't be

24 Apr 2018 | Glenn Brooks

It's heavy on sensibility rather than sex appeal. Which is one of the main reasons why the model which the UK importer calls the Golf SV doesn't sell too briskly. Known as the Golf Sportsvan in most other countries where it's available, the SV has many hidden talents. It deserves to be better loved by British buyers.


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VW eyes solid-state battery tech by 2025

22 Jun 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen is increasing its stake in the California technology company QuantumScape Corporation and forming a new joint venture to commercialise solid-state battery technology by 2025.


VW brands now responsible for regions

22 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Having recently renamed its Truck & Bus unit TRATON to increase independence and move it "towards capital market readiness", Volkswagen Group announced another structural realignment of its organisation so one lead brand assumes "steering responsibility" for a clearly defined region of the world across the group.


ZF and Mobileye to launch 'innovative camera technology' for major OEM

22 Jun 2018 | Dave Leggett

ZF has announced it will team with Mobileye, an Intel company, to launch the S-Cam4 family of advanced cameras in 2018.


Daimler names new Smart product chief

22 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Katrin Adt (46) is to be the new head of Smart product at Daimler.


ZF develops new fully active chassis system

21 Jun 2018 | Dave Leggett

ZF’s says its new fully active chassis system, sMotion, can reduce unwanted car body movements caused by potholes, bumps or bends.


New Mercedes C-class engines have 48V starter/alternator

20 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars has launched a new generation of I4 petrol engines with the C-Class mid-life facelift, adding a 48 volt system with belt-driven starter/alternator to 1.5-litre versions in the C200.


Porsche takes stake in Croatian EV sportscar maker

20 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche AG has taken a 10% stake in Croatian technology and electric sports car company Rimac Automobili.


Volkswagen Truck & Bus to become TRATON Group

20 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Truck & Bus will be renamed TRATON Group which it said was "another milestone on the group's way to increase independence even further and towards capital market readiness".


VW releases Stadler from Audi and group management board duties

19 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen AG said Audi CEO Rupert Stadler - arrested by Munich prosecutors on Monday due to fears he might hinder an ongoing investigation into the diesel emissions cheating scandal - had been temporarily released from his duties as a member of the board of management and the supervisory board had accepted his request.


UPDATED: VW holds crisis talks after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested

18 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Top Volkswagen officials were holding crisis talks to find a temporary chief for premium brand Audi after CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday (18 June), a source told the Reuters news agency.



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