Volkswagen

Audi seeks to increase driving range of EVs with solar-embedded panoramic roofs

Aug. 23, 2017 10:42 CET

Audi and China's Hanergy Thin Film Power Group plan to develop a panoramic glass roof with solar cells to help boost the driving range of the upcoming automaker's electric vehicles.... Read More »

Audi expected to replace 4 board members by Sept.

Aug. 22, 2017 18:01 CET

Audi is preparing to appoint internal candidates to lead its finance, sales, production and human resources divisions in a management shuffle, sources said.... Read More »

Audi expected to replace 4 board members by Sept.

1:01 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017

Audi's management will be reshuffled by the start of the Frankfurt auto show in mid-September, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, with four of the board's seven members to be replaced.... Read More »

VW's Skoda still aims to build budget car for emerging markets

Aug. 21, 2017 15:30 CET

Despite the collapse of its alliance with Tata Motors, Skoda has ideas for a cheap car for India that could also be used in other markets such as Brazil and Iran, VW Group's strategy chief said.... Read More »

Merkel to auto execs: Shape up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened her re-election campaign with an attack on the country's auto executives.... Read More »

VW focused on future mobility not selling assets, strategy boss says

Aug. 21, 2017 15:00 CET

VW Group is more focused on a shift toward electric vehicles and future transport services than any potential sale of motorcycle brand Ducati or transmissions maker Renk, said Thomas Sedran, VW's head of strategy.... Read More »

VW's retro bus to take dealers on a commercial trip

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2017

VW will use the I.D. Buzz to help put its U.S. dealers in the commercial vehicle business -- a segment where the company has global aspirations.... Read More »

VW to revive '60s Microbus with new, all-electric van

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2017

At the Concours d'Elegance car show in Pebble Beach, Volkswagen confirmed plans for an electric-powered modern version of its iconic Bus from the 1960s.... Read More »

VW is now under scrutiny of former top U.S. law official

Aug. 19, 2017 06:01 CET

Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson has started his role as Volkswagen Group's independent monitor, working from offices at the automaker's headquarters in Wolfsburg.... Read More »

Diesel Porsche Cayenne registrations banned by Swiss

Aug. 18, 2017 14:18 CET

Switzerland's road agency imposed a preliminary ban on new registrations of 3.0-liter Porsche Cayenne SUVs equipped with manipulated diesel engine management software.... Read More »

U.S. prosecutors recommend 3 years in prison for VW engineer Liang

5:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2017

Federal prosecutors recommended a three-year prison sentence for Volkswagen engineer James Liang for his role in widespread diesel emissions violations that have cost the German automaker as much as $25 billion.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: U.S. seeks to extradite Audi exec

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2017

U.S. seeks to extradite Audi exec; Carbon-fiber wheeled Porsche; Ferrari tops FCA; When quality glitch can't be fixed; Volvo moonroofs to Nissan lawn art: Awaiting big eclipse.... Read More »

Audi manager held in Germany being sought by U.S. for extradition, report says

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2017

American authorities asked Germany to keep an Audi executive in custody to prepare for his extradition while offering him a guilty-plea deal, Bloomberg reported... Read More »

VW to reveal more details on EV microbus, source says

Aug. 16, 2017 17:01 CET

VW brand CEO Herbert Diess is expected to announce on Saturday more details regarding the production of the battery-powered I.D. Buzz microbus slated to debut in 2022, a company source told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

German green group to pursue diesel bans

Aug. 15, 2017 20:50 CET

German efforts to overcome a diesel scandal were dealt a blow after key environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe said steps proposed by automakers to cut pollution remain inadequate. There is no alternative to pursuing court-enforced diesel bans in 16 cities, DUH said.... Read More »

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY

Spain's automotive comeback captures global interest

Aug. 15, 2017 13:07 CET

A series of measures adopted by Spain's automotive employers after the 2008 economic crisis have helped restore the country to growth mode.... Read More »

Crossover EV coming to U.S. in '20, VW says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Volkswagen has shown three electric concept vehicles built on its new MEB platform — a five-door hatchback, a minivan and a crossover — and the crossover will arrive first in U.S. dealerships.... Read More »

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY

Israel's automotive boom is all about r&d

Aug. 14, 2017 21:12 CET

Israel's mission to become a major automotive industry player took a major step forward this year when Intel said it would pay 12.5 billion euros for Mobileye, a Jerusalem-based maker of autonomous vehicle technology. VW, GM and Porsche also rely on the country for r&d.... Read More »

VW diesel investigation adds another suspect in Germany

8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2017

German prosecutors investigating the VW diesel-rigging scandal have again expanded the criminal fraud probe by adding another suspect, bring the total number of people under investigation to 38.... Read More »

VW brand achieves turnaround in Russia

Aug. 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen brand reversed heavy losses in Russia, Europe's most promising growth market, helped by rising vehicle sales and a recovering currency.... Read More »

VW's Skoda and Tata end cooperation talks after failing to hit cost targets

Aug. 10, 2017 11:46 CET

The collapse of alliance talks between VW Group's Skoda brand and Tata Motors is a further blow to VW's efforts to develop a cheap platform for Asian markets, after an earlier tie-up with Suzuki also fell apart.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2017

VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg. Here's what we saw.... Read More »

VW labor leaders warn politicians not to put jobs in jeopardy

Aug. 10, 2017 12:13 CET

VW Group's powerful labor representatives urged lawmakers not to use the carmaker as a political football ahead of national elections next month and risk threatening jobs in Germany. The appeal came following calls for Lower Saxony to sell its $9 billion stake in the automaker to remove any German state influence.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2017

VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg where the company's brightest minds are working on solutions to the industry's most daunting challenges.... Read More »

VW's home state will keep stake in automaker whoever wins election

Aug. 9, 2017 10:04 CET

The CDU party will not divest Lower Saxony's 20 percent stake in VW if it wins control of the automaker's home state, its leader said, despite claims of "excessive" political interference in the company.... Read More »

 
Tesla pulls up short in Germany test run

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2017

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One of Germany's strongest EV proponents decided to ditch his Tesla Model S because of range anxiety ...
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A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10 2017

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VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg where the company's brightest ...
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German diesel summit must succeed in restoring confidence in fuel

Christiaan Hetzner
5:25 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2017

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What VW Group's emissions fraud failed to achieve, Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn may accomplish: turn G ...
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German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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German sales rise 1.5% in July despite diesel slump
German registrations rose by 1.5 percent in July despite a 13 percent fall in diesel car sales. ...
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Spanish sales rise nearly 3%, boosted by tourism
Spanish new-car sales grew by 2.5 percent in July as business registrations continued to offset fall ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Ford appoints head of smart mobility for Europe
Ford of Europe named former BearingPoint executive Sarah-Jayne Williams as its first director for sm ...
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Skoda names VW Group veteran Stefani as design chief
Skoda has named Oliver Stefani as its new design head. Stefani replaces Jozef Kaban, who left Skoda ...
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Aston Martin names Maserati exec as powertrain boss
Aston Martin has named Maserati's Joerg Ross as its new head of powertrain. ...
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VW brand confirms Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core passenger ...
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VW brand names Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core Volkswage ...
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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