Volkswagen Brand

S. Korea suspends sale of most VW, Audi, Bentley models in emissions probe

10:05 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

South Korea today suspended sales of most Volkswagen AG models in a fresh blow to the German automaker as it struggles to overcome the global repercussions of its emissions-test cheating scandal and rebuild its tattered image.... Read More »

VW brand Q2 profit falls 12% on emissions scandal effects

July 28, 2016 09:24 CET

VW Group's namesake brand posted a 12 percent drop in second-quarter profit, after cost cuts and streamlining fell short amid rising costs of the company's diesel scandal.... Read More »

VW diesel emissions settlement approved by U.S. judge

1:40 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

A federal judge granted preliminary approval for a $10 billion settlement in which Volkswagen AG will offer to buy back up to 475,000 polluting 2.0 liter diesel-powered vehicles.... Read More »

VW to face suit from U.S. states over diesel emissions, Maryland attorney general says

4:04 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a statement that the state and others plan to sue Volkswagen AG over environmental damage from the company's so-called defeat devices designed to skirt pollution-control tests.... Read More »

VW brands will get Porsche's V-8 engine

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

STUTTGART — Volkswagen’s stable of a dozen brands will source all V-8 gasoline engines in the future from Porsche, meaning high-powered vehicles such as the Bentley Mulsanne and Audi’s revamped A8 flagship due next year will come equipped with a Porsche engine.
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VIDEO: First Shift: Steep hike in CAFE fines

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

NHTSA plans steep hike in CAFE fines; Update coming to Tesla's Autopilot?; GM pickup truck incentives more than double; Redesigned Enclave, next-gen Regal in Buick pipeline.... Read More »

VW readies restitution for frustrated U.S. dealers, report says

5:20 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2016

VW executives in the U.S. have promised restitution within a month for franchise dealers damaged by the company's diesel emissions violations, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing dealers.... Read More »

VW yet to ask EPA for sales OK

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

An EPA official said Volkswagen hasn't applied for the agency approvals needed to resume sales of new diesel-powered vehicles.... Read More »

Impact of VW deal depends on diesel fix

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

How dealers fare under Volkswagen's $10 billion-plus buyback program depends heavily on whether the company is able to develop an emissions fix that can win regulatory approval.... Read More »

VW headquarters searched for World War II bombs

3:36 pm U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

The headquarters of Volkswagen were being searched by explosive disposal experts on Friday after construction workers found signs of potentially unexploded bombs dating from the Second World War.... Read More »

VW weighs battery pacts with Panasonic, LG Chem, report says

10:42 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

VW may partner with EV battery specialists such as LG Chem or Panasonic as it overhauls its strategy to emerge from diesel emissions violations, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. VW's supervisory board has discussed investing around $1.89 billion per battery factory at several sites around the world, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are confidential.... Read More »

VW recalls 5,900 gas-powered Touran minivans

July 6, 2016 22:00 CET

VW is recalling almost 6,000 gas-powered Touran medium minivans worldwide to replace the models' front gas bottles, it said. The recall is due to potential risks that corrosion might cause the gas tank to burst and thus create a "considerable injury risk," VW said.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: A 5-point plan to make the most of VW's buybacks

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2016

Volkswagen's settlement with U.S. regulators over diesel emissions violations requires the company to buy back certain cars from owners and presents the embattled company with a terrific opportunity to repair its battered image. Here's how it can do it.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: What's the VW settlement about? Heavy-duty trucks, of course

9:22 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2016

June 28 was not exactly a red-letter day for diesel technology. If you’re in the diesel business, the headlines and the news coverage was not pretty. And the spin control was in overdrive.... Read More »

VW says U.S. diesel settlement won't be replicated in Europe

11:57 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2016

Volkswagen's CEO rejected calls for the company to compensate customers in Europe over diesel emissions violations along the lines of its $15 billion deal in the U.S., telling a German newspaper a similar settlement would be inappropriate and unaffordable.... Read More »

JUNE U.S. SALES

Trucks drive Nissan, FCA, Ford, Honda as industry rebounds with 2.4% gain; GM, Toyota fall

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Nissan, Ford, FCA and Honda, riding strong truck demand, posted solid sales gains in June as the U.S. auto industry rebounded from a May slump. But the SAAR came in at 16.68 million, well below May's 17.46 million rate and lower than the consensus forecast of 17.2 million. Automakers are counting on low interest rates, stable fuel prices, rising wages and near-full employment to counter some headwinds and continue driving sales in the second half.... Read More »

VOLKSWAGEN: More pain for VW brand, another record for Audi

12:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Volkswagen of America posted its lowest June sales since 2010 while luxury sibling Audi notched another monthly record on surging crossover sales last month.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: For one VW owner, satisfaction won't come easy

2:45 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2016

Under Volkswagen's proposed $14.7 billion make-good for skirting U.S. diesel emissions rules, there won't be a quick and tidy resolution to the mess for many VW owners.... Read More »

VW drops low-volume Jetta Hybrid in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Volkswagen of America is dropping the Jetta Hybrid for 2017, ending a run of three model years for the lone hybrid in its U.S. lineup.... Read More »

VW drops Jetta Hybrid from U.S. lineup

11:35 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Volkswagen of America is dropping the Jetta Hybrid for the 2017 model year, eliminating the lone hybrid in its U.S. lineup.... Read More »

VW gets approval for fixes on another 1 million diesel cars

June 22, 2016 12:07 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker has received regulatory approval for technical fixes on another 1 million diesel cars, mainly Golf models, and expects the number to keep growing.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: For Europe's small cars, it's war

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

Ford's other small-car battlefront; Why Smart's not planning SUV; Cruze hatchback price: $22,190; Canadian supplier chats with Google, Apple; Hyundai safety tech, in song.... Read More »

Skoda vehicles coming to a dealership near you?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Once a byword for Communist-era shoddy workmanship, Skoda is considering leaping into the U.S. market.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight

June 9, 2016 10:32 CET

Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment in a bid to keep the car among Europe's top-selling compact SUVs. Last year the Tiguan ranked second in the segment behind the Nissan Qashqai.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lighter, roomier Audi A5 coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2016

Lighter, roomier Audi A5 coupe; Toyota halts output again; Genesis plans luxury EV; BMW shifts its 'i' to self-driving; Ammann: GM has 'all the pieces' for next steps in mobility.... Read More »

 
Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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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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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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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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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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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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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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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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