Volkswagen

Paris Motor Show: It's electric

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2016

Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A way out for Cadillac, dealers

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

A way out for Cadillac, and its smallest dealers; Audi chief in the clear?; Subaru global recall; More self-driving taxis; High-tech mail trucks ... and deliveries by drone.... Read More »

VW should reduce bosses' pay, activist investor says

Sept. 23, 2016 11:27 CET

VW Group should reduce the "huge sums of money" paid to executives and any bonuses should be given in shares, activist investor TCI Fund Management said in a letter to the car company seen by Reuters.... Read More »

Anti-UAW worker group at VW Tennessee plant loses representation

12:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

A worker group created as an alternative to the UAW at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum membership requirements under the German automaker's labor policy, VW said on Thursday.... Read More »

VW emissions inquiry has found no evidence against Audi CEO, report says

Sept. 23, 2016 15:36 CET

Investigators looking into Volkswagen Group's diesel-emissions scandal have found no suspicious facts against Rupert Stadler, the head of Audi, Reuters reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A sedate outlook on U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

Honda exec offers sedate outlook on U.S. sales; Setback for VW worker group in Tenn.; Latest Golf production glitch; Equinox goes diesel; Smart EVs; Age of never-ending recall?... Read More »

Bentley's first diesel to debut in early 2017

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Bentley's first diesel-powered car – which arrives in early 2017 – will also be the most affordable and most economical version of its new Bentayga SUV. The Bentayga diesel will start at 146,500 euros in Germany, well below the 208,500 euro starting price for the gasoline version of the SUV.... Read More »

VW vows to fix all diesels with defeat device in Europe by '17

Sept. 22, 2016 10:46 CET

VW Group pledged to fix all diesel cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe by autumn 2017, the European Commission said after talks with the carmaker. VW has repaired less than 10 percent of the 8.5 million affected models in Europe since admitting it rigged engines to cheat emissions tests.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM Oshawa to finish pickups - report

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

GM to send pickups to Oshawa under labor deal - report; Automakers raise concerns about 2025 CAFE goal; Raise MPG, lose jobs?; Smart move by NYPD; Answering self-driving skeptics.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not created equal. Now I think I know why.... Read More »

VW investors seek 8.2 billion euros in damages

Sept. 21, 2016 11:16 CET

VW Group is facing claims for 8.2 billion euros ($9.14 billion) in damages in the legal district where the automaker is based. The company is being sued by investors who are angry at the drop in VW's stock price following the disclosure that the carmaker rigged U.S. diesel tests.... Read More »

France may seek compensation from automakers exceeding CO2 goals

Sept. 21, 2016 16:03 CET

France may seek compensation from automakers whose vehicles far exceed carbon dioxide emissions targets in normal driving, a government minister said. France currently offers subsidies for cars with lower CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: In Germany, 1,400 VW lawsuits

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

VW investor lawsuits pour in; Report: Flex-N-Gate, Autoliv among Takata bidders; Tesla Model S hacked; Unifor's message for Ford, FCA; BMW's 'Escape'; $2.1 billion wasted at pump?... Read More »

Mazda, Bentley, Lambo join list of brands skipping Paris show

Sept. 21, 2016 06:01 CET

Mazda, Bentley and Lamborghini have joined Ford, Rolls-Royce and Volvo on the list of automakers that will skip the Paris auto show, which starts next week. The Japanese, British and Italian automakers will instead focus on smaller events that are less costly.... Read More »

Audi CEO risks being drawn into VW scandal, report says

Sept. 20, 2016 19:07 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler risks being pulled into the emissions crisis that has engulfed parent VW Group for the last year amid a report by a German weekly magazine that witnesses inside the company alleged the executive had known about the engine manipulation since 2010.... Read More »

VW has no plans for trucks unit IPO before 2019, report says

Sept. 20, 2016 19:18 CET

VW Group has no plans for a public listing of its trucks business until 2019, a German magazine reported, citing senior managers at the carmaker. Some analyst had speculated that VW might sell or float its truck operations to help raise funds as the carmaker is pushing to become a global force in trucks.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not created equal. Now I think I know why.... Read More »

How much cleaner is an electric car? Depends on where you are

6:46 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

How much cleaner are electric cars than the fossil-fuel powered alternative? The answer depends on exactly where you charge the batteries.... Read More »

Brexit hit feared by Slovak gov't before auto-output boost in 2019

Sept. 20, 2016 11:07 CET

The UK's decision to leave the EU may curb some demand for Slovak exports and constrain the market's economic growth, but this will be offset by a boost in auto production due in 2019, the Slovak government said.... Read More »

VW has fixed less than 10% of rigged diesel cars in Europe

Sept. 19, 2016 15:59 CET

VW Group is making slow progress on fixing cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe, having repaired less than 10 percent of the 8.5 million affected models, the company said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ram 1500 staying steel

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Ram 1500 staying steel; Ford goal: Turn mobility into margins; Uber Detroit plan; VW repair lag in Europe; Lawsuits could delay SolarCity deal, Tesla says.... Read More »

Audi tech chief faces suspension over emissions scandal, report says

Sept. 19, 2016 10:25 CET

Audi head of technical development Stefan Knirsch will be suspended this week as part of the investigation into VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported, citing sources.... Read More »

Q&A: PAUL VENABLES

AUDI: Events drive brand's quest for 'prestige'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Audi remains hungry. For all its gains, its U.S. sales are still running behind luxury's big three: BMW, Mercedes and Lexus.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

A new era in personal responsibility

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Automotive executives facing indictments and jail? Remarkable. It is the first time I can recall executives in America who could conceivably go to jail for actions they took while performing their jobs.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Year two: VW scandal drags on

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2016

Volkswagen's U.S. boss sees hope in Americans' tendency to forgive and in the arrival next year of two critical crossover models that are designed to appeal to American tastes. But this long-awaited run of fresh product will coincide with a messy new phase in the diesel scandal.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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