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VW brand faces full-year loss on emissions rigging costs, report says

Oct. 9, 2015 15:48 CET

Volkswagen's core autos division will likely plunge into a loss this year as it is set to shoulder the bulk of the costs from the fallout of the company's rigging of diesel emissions tests, Reuters reported, citing company sources.... Read More »

VW diesel used-car prices in Europe not affected by emissions scandal, survey shows

Oct. 9, 2015 17:03 CET

The emissions-cheating scandal shaking Volkswagen has not affected the price of used VW diesel cars in Europe, a car valuation firm said, while warning that this could change later in the year.... Read More »


Volkswagen's U.S. boss blames 'individuals' for cheating

Oct. 9, 2015 09:18 CET

VW's rigging of diesel emissions tests was not a company decision but the result of actions by a small number of engineers, its top U.S. executive said.... Read More »

Volkswagen guarantees 4.2 billion euro investment in Spain, minister says

Oct. 9, 2015 13:28 CET

Volkswagen has guaranteed a 4.2 billion euro ($4.8 billion) investment in its Seat brand and VW plants in Spain despite saying the company faced "painful cutbacks" to meet the cost of its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »


VW will recall 100,000 vehicles with emissions-cheating devices in Australia

Oct. 9, 2015 14:17 CET

VW Group will conduct a voluntary recall of vehicles in Australia fitted with devices designed to cheat emissions tests, as it increased the estimated number of affected cars to nearly 100,000.... Read More »

Range Rover plans limited run of Evoque cabrios

Oct. 9, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover plans a limited run of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, which will debut at the Los Angeles auto show next month and go on sale next spring.... Read More »


BLOG: VW's emissions cheating has taken the gloss off my Touran

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Last year I bought a 2011 Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI with the promise of super-frugal motoring, clean diesel technology and a zippy little engine. But VW's emissions-cheating scandal now leaves me wondering whether my minivan will end up slower, thirstier and ultimately less valuable.... Read More »

Russian car sales plunge as automakers raise prices

Oct. 9, 2015 11:22 CET

Russian car sales plunged more than forecast in September, slumping the most in three months as a weaker ruble pushed automakers to raise prices.... Read More »


Jaguar's leaner XF takes aim at BMW 5 series

Oct. 9, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar has its sights on the BMW 5 series with its new lighter, smaller XF sedan, which it says is the new benchmark for driving dynamics in the large premium segment.... Read More »


BLOG: Frankfurt show featured many beasts, few beauties

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Frankfurt auto show remains the unrivaled global No. 1 when it comes to vehicle debuts of which there were 210 at this year's show. But due to a serious amount of overdesign, just a handful could be described as beautiful.... Read More »


Volkswagen offices raided by German prosecutors

Oct. 8, 2015 15:28 CET

VW Group offices were searched by German prosecutors as authorities look for documents and data related to VW's manipulation of diesel emissions. The raid was carried out by three prosecutors and about 50 police officers.... Read More »

Audi picks ex-China boss to replace de Meo as sales chief

Oct. 8, 2015 11:42 CET

Audi has picked its former China boss, Dietmar Voggenreiter, as its new sales and marketing chief to succeed Luca de Meo. During Voggenreiter's nearly nine years of leadership, Audi's China sales grew sevenfold to 579,000.... Read More »

VW picks Skoda r&d chief to run technical development, report says

Oct. 8, 2015 10:13 CET

VW Group will pick Skoda development chief Frank Welsch to replace suspended executive Heinz-Jakob Neusser as head of technical development at VW brand, a report said.... Read More »


VW cheat software was switched on in Europe, report says

Oct. 8, 2015 09:08 CET

Volkswagen's software used to cheat emissions tests was switched on in diesel vehicles in Europe, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

Audi's global sales rise 7% despite diesel-emissions scandal

Oct. 8, 2015 14:44 CET

Audi's global sales rose nearly 7 percent last month despite the brand being caught up in a diesel emissions-rigging scandal that has rocked its parent, Volkswagen Group.... Read More »

France moves to end diesel tax breaks amid emissions scandal

Oct. 8, 2015 11:28 CET

France plans to end tax breaks for diesel, ending the special status long enjoyed by the fuel in the wake of Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal.... Read More »


Merkel sides with auto industry in bid to protect jobs

Oct. 8, 2015 10:58 CET

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she believes Volkswagen is doing its best to clear up its diesel emissions scandal and urged members of the green lobby not to condemn the broader auto industry, warning this could put thousands of jobs at risk.... Read More »

Aston Martin to cut jobs as part of turnaround

Oct. 8, 2015 10:54 CET

Aston Martin is planning job cuts as part of a restructuring that will involve the money-losing automaker expanding into electric vehicles and crossovers. The cuts will come from office staff, a company spokesman said, but they will not affect any production staff.... Read More »


BLOG: So long side mirrors, hello cameras

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Audi and Mercedes-Benz are among the automakers that believe they will be able persuade legislators in key global markets that side mirrors need to be replaced by cameras to make future models more aerodynamic and fuel efficient.... Read More »

Maserati trims production as Ghibli boom fades

Oct. 7, 2015 18:27 CET

Maserati is cutting production as a boom that was fueled by the Ghibli fades.... Read More »


Ford of Europe boss bullish about brand's rebound

Oct. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

New Ford of Europe boss Jim Farley is bullish about the brand's chances of making a profit again soon despite a huge slump in Russia, where the automaker has invested heavily in products and plants. Farley explained to Automotive News Europe why he expects to benefit from the comittment to Russia and a much-improved SUV lineup.... Read More »


New VW chairman says it will take time to clear up emissions scandal

Oct. 7, 2015 16:15 CET

New VW Group Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said it would take time to get to the bottom of the automaker's rigging of diesel emissions tests.... Read More »


VW board in crisis talks ahead of emissions scandal deadlines

Oct. 7, 2015 12:44 CET

VW Group's supervisory board held crisis talks, facing deadlines from German regulators and U.S lawmakers to explain its rigging of diesel emissions tests and what it is doing to tackle the scandal.... Read More »


EU industry chief seeks faster action on emissions tests despite German objections

Oct. 7, 2015 10:43 CET

The EU's industrial policy chief urged an acceleration of work on tougher EU emissions tests for new vehicles despite objections from Germany. A proposed timetable to introduce real-driving emission tests is too strict for the car industry, Germany argues.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan said to discuss new structure as Ghosn seeks to counter French control

Oct. 7, 2015 09:21 CET

Renault and Nissan have entered discussions to reorganize their capital alliance structure in a bid to contain the growing influence of the French government, reports said. Renault may lower its stake in Nissan to allow its Japanese partner voting rights.... Read More »

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