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VW's U.S. sales rose 5.2 percent in January to 24,744, with crossovers accounting for 52 percent of sales for the sedan-heavy brand.
German prosecutors searched the homes of several current and former Audi employees in connection with the automaker's involvement in parent VW's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.
Germany's most powerful union, IG Metall, is escalating a dispute over wages and flexible working hours with day-long strikes planned that threaten to hit automakers and suppliers.
Even with the move to electrified and autonomous cars, dealerships will survive and thrive, say Audi's Scott Keogh and Porsche's Klaus Zellmer.
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.
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