Volkswagen

Former VW engine chief told to stay in Germany or risk being detained in U.S.

June 24, 2017 09:59 CET

Germany is the only safe place for former VW Group executive Heinz-Jakob Neusser, the highest-ranking manager indicted in the U.S. in connection with the automaker's diesel-rigging scandal.... Read More »

VW's Slovak workers continue strike after talks fail

June 23, 2017 11:36 CET

Workers at VW Group's Slovak factory will continue to strike to win a higher pay rise after talks with management failed. VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models are built at the plant, as well as Porsche and Bentley bodies-in-white.... Read More »

VW agrees to buy back some 'cheat' diesels in Germany

June 23, 2017 10:13 CET

VW agreed to buy back diesel cars with rigged software from a handful of customers in Germany who took the automaker to court. VW played down the significance of the ruling, saying its decision stemmed from the low value of the vehicles in question.... Read More »

Interpol seeks 5 ex-VW managers over emissions fraud, report says

1:21 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

The United States has issued international arrest warrants for five former VW managers accused of wrongdoing in the carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Lamborghini boss uses F1 experience to push brand further

June 22, 2017 06:01 CET

Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali is trying to instill a sense of urgency in the supercar maker that he says helped keep him sharp when he was head of Ferrari's Formula One team.... Read More »

VW waves green flag for Microbus-styled electric MPV

10:19 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2017

Volkswagen's long-awaited Microbus-styled MPV will see production as an electric vehicle, Auto Express reported.... Read More »

Audi to star in new Spider-Man movie

2:03 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2017

Audi is giving moviegoers an exclusive first look at the 2018 Audi A8 on July 7 as Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters. Audi also plans to show off two other vehicles in the movie.... Read More »

VW's Slovak workers strike over pay

June 20, 2017 11:46 CET

Workers at VW Group's Slovak factory have gone on strike to win a higher pay rise than the company has offered. VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models are built at the plant, as well as Porsche and Bentley bodies-in-white.... Read More »

Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China

June 19, 2017 10:46 CET

Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese company in his new role as design boss for German automotive engineering company Edag.... Read More »

A VW homecoming for Neumann?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Karl-Thomas Neumann's resignation from Opel immediately touched off speculation about where he might land.... Read More »

5 MINUTES WITH ...

Peter Donnellan, senior vice president of after sales, Audi of America

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

A discussion with Peter Donnellan, senior vice president of after sales for Audi of America.... Read More »

Bracing for diesel bans in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2017

European automakers have put their money on diesels to meet regulations there. Thanks to fahrverbote, they could be in trouble.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why VW will not sell its new Polo subcompact in the U.S.

10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2017

VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.

10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2017

VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans.... Read More »

VW aims for top spot with bigger, roomier Polo

June 16, 2017 11:48 CET

Volkswagen unveiled its latest Polo, saying the car's bigger size, wide range of active safety equipment and clear design will help it outsell rivals in Europe's subcompact segment.... Read More »

VW brand chief sees new models driving profit and sales

June 16, 2017 14:12 CET

Volkswagen Group is making headway with efforts to raise profitability at its troubled core VW brand and expects strong business next year thanks to a raft of new models, the division's top executive, Herbert Diess, said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Marchionne: FCA's bench 'wide and deep'

2:30 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2017

Marchionne: FCA's bench 'wide and deep'; Exec predicts strong 2018 for Volkswagen; Calif. demands EV infrastructure in poor areas; Car hues trending blue; A luxury feat, for feet.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: F-150, Expedition gain power, lose weight

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2017

F-150, Expedition gain power, lose weight; Conquering self-driving anxiety: Adaptive cruise control, ride-sharing may help; VW replacing plant boss in Tenn.; Takata bankruptcy soon?... Read More »

VW told by California legislators to build EV charging stations in poor areas

June 16, 2017 10:05 CET

California legislators tightened rules requiring VW to spend a portion of clean car infrastructure funds in disadvantaged communities as part of an agreement for the automaker to distribute $800 million in the state to atone for its diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

VW deepens ties with Russia's GAZ in cars and trucks

June 15, 2017 17:23 CET

VW Group and GAZ have extended a manufacturing deal for Gaz to build VW and Skoda cars in Russia, which is rebounding after a long decline. VW has kept investing in the Russian market, which GM quit in 2015.... Read More »

VW's Slovak plant workers vote to strike to win pay rise

June 14, 2017 16:11 CET

Workers at VW Group's Slovak factory voted to strike to win a higher pay rise than the company has offered. VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models are built at the plant, as well as Porsche and Bentley bodies-in-white.... Read More »

VW's latest offer to EU rigged diesel owners 'inadequate,' consumer group says

June 14, 2017 17:28 CET

VW Group's offer to provide an extended guarantee but no compensation for European customers with rigged diesel cars was criticized by consumer rights activists. The plan follows talks with EU officials, who have expressed frustration that VW is not offering the payouts granted to U.S. owners of its cars.... Read More »

VW to offer extended guarantee but no money back for European diesel customers

12:43 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2017

Volkswagen agreed to offer an extra two-year guarantee but no compensation to European customers in talks with Europe's consumer rights chief after the German automaker was caught violating diesel emissions tests, a European Commission spokesman said.... Read More »

VW Credit creates new chief digital officer post

11:32 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2017

Banking veteran Charles Moore will join VW Credit as senior vice president of marketing and chief digital officer July 5. The finance arm for the Volkswagen and Audi brands created the chief digital officer position "to further promote our business strategy of competing on service and help support achieving our vision of becoming 'the key to mobility,'" CEO Horst Meima said.... Read More »

Toyota CEO mulls deals 'to survive in the future'

6:41 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2017

Toyota may consider mergers or acquisitions to procure new automotive technologies, including self-driving technologies, the company's president said, adding that it had to compete more aggressively against its rivals.... Read More »

 
Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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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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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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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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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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