Volkswagen

German cities free to ban older diesel cars immediately

May 19, 2018 10:52 CET

German cities are entitled to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect to bring air pollution levels in line with EU rules, Germany's top administrative court confirmed.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: New engine lets Silverado run on 2 cylinders

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2018

New I-4 engine lets Silverado run on 2 cylinders; Report: FCA overhaul in Italy; Toyota EV to carry GAC badge in China; VW ads say 'Betta Getta Jetta'; M-B starts G class output.... Read More »

VW Group's April sales up 10% on Europe, China gains

May 18, 2018 14:06 CET

VW Group said its global vehicle registrations rose 10 percent last month on strong demand in all its major markets, including Western Europe and China.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features

May 18, 2018 06:01 CET

VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imaging, a head-up display projected directly onto the windshield, and a fully digital cockpit with two large screens, making the SUV the brand's most advanced model to date.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Audi hints at Q8 styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2018

Judging from the design study, the Q8 will be a two-row crossover with a focus on style and personal luxury rather than utility.... Read More »

VW brand pulls out of Paris auto show

May 17, 2018 10:39 CET

VW brand will skip the Paris auto show this year, the company said. VW joins Ford, Nissan and Infiniti on the list of brands that will ditch the biennial industry gathering in the French capital.... Read More »

MAN to speed cost cuts to back VW's trucks drive

May 17, 2018 09:10 CET

VW Group truck maker MAN said it will push for greater savings in production, development and administration this year to support the group's drive to become a major force in global truck making.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

VW CFO shares view on listing truck unit

May 17, 2018 06:01 CET

VW Group is determined to turn VW Truck & Bus into a global champion, the company's finance chief, Frank Witter, explained in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VW trucks CFO Gruendler quits for personal reasons

May 16, 2018 15:11 CET

The finance chief of VW Group's truck and bus division, Matthias Gruendler, has resigned from his position for personal reasons, the company said.... Read More »

Porsche SE execs safe to travel to U.S., legal chief says

May 15, 2018 14:35 CET

Top managers and supervisory board members at Porsche SE, VW Group's majority shareholder, can still travel to the U.S. without risk or fear of prosecution, the company's head of legal affairs said.... Read More »

Ex-VW exec Hatz appeals detention to top German court

May 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Wolfgang Hatz, VW Group's former top engineer, who has been in a German jail for nearly a year over his alleged involvement in the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal, is appealing to the country's highest court in a bid for his freedom, reports said.... Read More »

Moscow mulls support for Deripaska's GAZ

May 14, 2018 20:16 CET

Russia is considering providing support to some of tycoon Oleg Deripaska's businesses, including GAZ Group, which is Russia's biggest van maker as well as a contract manufacturer that builds models for the Mercedes, VW and Skoda brands in Nizhny Novgorod.... Read More »

Making Winterkorn pay for VW's scandal could backfire

May 14, 2018 11:43 CET

Forcing former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn to pay for at least some of the 25 billion euros ($29.9 billion) stemming from the diesel scandal could backfire on the automaker and even drag other top executives -- Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch and new CEO Herbert Diess -- into the fray.... Read More »

Volkswagen sees Nigeria sales recovering on economy

May 14, 2018 12:13 CET

VW Group expects a rebound in vehicle sales in Nigeria as the economy in Africa's biggest oil producer recovers, the head of the company's South African operations Thomas Schaefer, said.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Where is German justice in Volkswagen emissions case?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

Martin Winterkorn's indictment by a U.S. grand jury should be an important step toward justice and recompense for the costliest cover-up in automotive history -- but it won't be.... Read More »

Mercedes' EQ will define an electric ecosystem

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

What's the best way to market the explosion of EVs coming from across the industry? Automakers are trying to figure that out.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

Wolfgang Porsche: The legend must be maintained

May 13, 2018 06:01 CET

In a rare interview, Wolfgang Porsche, spokesman for the influential Porsche-Piech family that controls VW Group, talked about VW's leadership and the future of the Porsche brand.... Read More »

VW, Seat cars recalled over rear seatbelt problem

May 11, 2018 21:40 CET

VW Group will recall VW Polo, Seat Ibiza and Seat Arona models due to a problem with the rear seatbelt lock.... Read More »

Audi aims to double China sales, boosted by second JV

May 11, 2018 15:22 CET

Audi hopes a second joint venture and new SUVs will help it to remain China's top luxury brand, fighting off strong challenges from BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mazda taps Americas chief as new CEO

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

Mazda taps Americas chief as CEO; Audi skipping Detroit; Trump, auto execs to meet; Profits drop at Subaru; Trimming up inexpensive cars; Nissan, Toyota aid nursing moms, premature babies.... Read More »

Audi to skip 2019 Detroit auto show, joining BMW, Benz

4:15 pm U.S. ET | May 10, 2018

In dropping out of the 2019 Detroit auto show, Audi said it will continue to evaluate auto shows case by case, relative "to the timing of our product introductions and the value the show brings from a media and consumer perspective."... Read More »

VW could face class action from 2 million German owners after law change

May 9, 2018 17:05 CET

About 2 million diesel car owners in Germany could join class action lawsuits to seek compensation from VW after the German cabinet approved a draft law that aims to make it easier for people to join a legal test case.... Read More »

Audi will present upgrade for diesels suspected of having 'defeat' device

May 9, 2018 11:33 CET

Audi, which is facing a new investigation into suspected emissions cheating, said it will shortly present a software upgrade for A6 and A7 diesels.... Read More »

Audi targets 800,000 electric and hybrid sales in 2025

May 8, 2018 20:00 CET

Audi said it plans to sell about 800,000 battery-electric and hybrid-powered cars in 2025, when it also expects to generate an operating profit of 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion).... Read More »

Audi investigated for possible new emissions defeat device

6:59 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2018

German motor vehicle authority KBA is probing Audi to see whether its diesel engine A6/A7 models have been fitted with previously unknown defeat device softward, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

 
Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April
VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that gre ...
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
New-car sales in Russia rose 18 percent in April, as consumers hastened purchases anticipating that ...
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UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump
UK registrations rose 10 percent in April, reflecting a poor performance in the same month last year ...
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VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%
VW brand continued to recover in its German home market last month with a 15 percent increase in reg ...
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Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%
New-car registrations in Spain increased 12 percent in April, with Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among the ...
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Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
New-car sales in Italy rose 6. ...
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Hyundai, Fiat, Dacia gain as French sales rise 9%
French registrations rose 9 percent in April, led by strong gains at Dacia, Hyundai, Kia, Fiat and D ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize s ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Adient pick veteran exec Fleischer to lead EMEA unit
Seating supplier Adient has promoted veteran executive Ingo Fleischer to head its business in Europe ...
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PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
PSA has appointed executives to accelerate growth in Russia, boost sales at Opel, and improve purcha ...
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Aston Martin recruits veteran VW Group exec to lead exterior design
Aston Martin has recruited Tobias Suehlmann from VW Group's Bugatti brand as its chief exterior desi ...
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Mazda names Americas head Marumoto next CEO
Mazda named Americas chief Akira Marumoto its new CEO as the automaker -- with its limited r&d budge ...
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Rolls-Royce's former engineering chief joins Borgward
Borgward appointed Philip Koehn, former director of engineering at Rolls-Royce, as its chief technol ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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Jaguar Land Rover prepares for EV future with new manufacturing chief
Jaguar Land Rover said Grant McPherson, its current director of quality and automotive safety, will ...
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VW's Electrify America subsidiary replaces CEO
VW of America has cut the cord with its former head of sales in the U.S. ...
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Ex-Opel CEO Neumann will join California-based EV startup
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will join California-based EV startup Evelozcity, which is run b ...
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Tesla's Autopilot chief steps down after two years
Tesla's Autopilot chief, Jim Keller, has left the company, the latest in a rash of executive departu ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features
VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imagi ...
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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge
Hyundai sees Europe as a key market for its Nexo fuel cell car because the region has more advanced ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca
Assembly of the all-new Seat Ateca began in April 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group's plant in Kvasiny ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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