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Although not normally a contrarian, Audi of America President Scott Keogh says a coming age of electrified and autonomous connected cars won't be the end of the world for auto dealerships.
Workers at German companies, including Audi and BMW, are staging further walkouts amid labor talks seeking higher pay and shorter working hours.
A roundup of brands, from Acura to Ford, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.
Volkswagen's U.S. sales fell 19 percent in December to 30,281 while Audi extended its industry-best streak of year-over-year monthly sales increases to 98 months.
Automakers such as Audi and Toyota opened some significant facilities in 2017.
Audi said it was recalling 330,000 cars in Germany due to possible problems with electrical connections for the auxiliary heater that could cause fires.
The EPA and the California Air Resources Board said they approved an emissions fix for 24,000 Audi 3.0-liter passenger cars as Volkswagen looks to move beyond its diesel emissions crisis.
After a decade of delays and false starts, it looks like we will see several more 48-volt battery systems installed in the top-of-the-line German vehicles in 2018. It will be interesting to see how it works.
Audi will dissolve the task force it set up to investigate how many of its diesel cars have "defeat" devices designed to cheat official tests of NOx emissions, CEO Rupert Stadler said.
Audi has dropped plans to sell Ducati in a sign of confidence that it expects to be able to carry the costs of its strategic overhaul following the emissions scandal at parent VW Group.
Volkswagen brand sales were down 1.6 percent to 29,207 while Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to 97 months, rising 12 percent.
Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh could have kept a low profile during 2017. But Keogh would rather that "low profile" describe only the tires on Audi's lineup.
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