Volkswagen Brand

VIDEO: First Shift: Industry having car trouble

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2016

Snyder: Industry having car trouble; Profits up at VW Group, down at VW brand; Floods in Germany halt Audi production; Blast at Toyota supplier plant; France shedding PSA stake?... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota makes progress in Plano

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2016

Early look at Toyota's new Texas HQ; Can minivans help keep FCA's win streak going?; Cadillacs, coffee and culture in NYC; More range for VW e-Golf; Nissan plans 'massive' ad push.... Read More »

VW’s e-Golf to close the gap with i3

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Volkswagen says it will substantially expand the range of its e-Golf when a face-lifted version of the battery electric hatchback goes into production in December.... Read More »

VW goal: 1 million electrified vehicles by 2025

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2016

Volkswagen Group expects it will have to sell about 1 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year worldwide by 2025 to fulfill increasingly strict carbon dioxide emission limits in major markets.... Read More »

VW weighs second EV platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2016

Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is needed.... Read More »

VW preps new strategy to become 'mobility provider'

8:04 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2016

Volkswagen, aiming to become a "mobility provider," will introduce a new strategy comprising eight key initiatives in mid-June, CEO Matthias Mueller said Friday in a speech to senior company managers. The embattled automaker has been working on a new blueprint for its core auto business that it hopes will boost profitability once it emerges from an emissions test-rigging scandal.... Read More »

VW Group faces U.S. patent probe over hybrids

12:50 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

The U.S. International Trade Commission launched an investigation into whether Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries infringed upon hybrid electric vehicle patents owned by Baltimore-based Paice.... Read More »

Activist investor TCI presses VW to cut management pay

2:04 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

Activist investor TCI Fund Management slammed VW for excessive executive pay in light of poor stock performance and bloated costs that hurt earnings even before the diesel-emissions scandal in 2015 that caused the company's biggest-ever loss.... Read More »

VW's U.S. slump hits 6-month mark

12:30 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Continued weakness in the Volkswagen brand's core lineup of passenger cars dragged down its U.S. sales for the sixth consecutive month in April while Audi continued to roll, notching its 64th-straight monthly record.... Read More »

VW whips up miracle view of U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2016

The U.S. may be ground zero for Volkswagen's diesel scandal, but company executives proclaimed it the most important source of long-term growth for VW and said they are at work on a new brand strategy for the region.... Read More »

With Golf R400 canceled, VW shifts to Golf R

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

After canceling plans for a 395-hp Golf R400, Volkswagen is weighing its options for the next generation of the Golf R.... Read More »

VW concept could preview next Touareg

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

A luxury SUV concept VW unveiled at the Beijing auto show could preview the redesigned Touareg due in 2017. The T-Prime Concept GTE, hinting at the future styling of VW's crossovers and SUVs, features a plug-in hybrid powertrain paired with 4Motion all-wheel drive.... Read More »

German regulators hunting for defeat device find thermal window

April 23, 2016 10:46 CET

German regulators looking for illegal emissions test cheating software found carmakers make use of other techniques to tweak engine performance in a way that raised emission levels, German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said.... Read More »

Mitsubishi cheating deals new blow to industry credibility

9:04 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Mitsubishi's admission this week that it manipulated fuel-economy tests to mislead consumers is an ominous echo of the scandal rocking VW and another example of an automaker trying to skirt an increasing array of government regulations.... Read More »

VW begins recall of rigged Audi, Seat diesel cars

April 20, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group has begun recalling Audi and Seat models in Germany to fix rigged diesel engines and may now accelerate plans to bring VW Golfs into workshops.... Read More »

Woebcken takes the reins of VW of America

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2016

The Volkswagen brand's recently appointed North America chief, Hinrich Woebcken, has been named CEO of the VW Group of America. Woebcken had been the group's interim chief executive since the abrupt departure of former chief and dealer favorite Michael Horn on March 9.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Big cuts in Volkswagen bonuses

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

VW to slash bonuses for managers, dealer prepares scandal documentary; Tesla ditches grille with updated Model S; Ford opens GT ordering; Seeking allies for recall-repair push; Mild-hybrid tech.... Read More »

VW agrees to safeguard German jobs to quell labor unrest

April 11, 2016 14:46 CET

Volkswagen sought to defuse mounting tension with labor leaders by agreeing to negotiations to safeguard factories as it faces billions of euros in costs for its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

VW puts 3-row crossover through the paces

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

Volkswagen is putting its much-anticipated midsize crossover -- billed as a savior for the beleaguered brand -- through the paces ahead of a U.S. launch in the first quarter of next year.... Read More »

VW Phaeton: A few facts on a failed experiment

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

On March 18, the last Volkswagen Phaeton rolled off the line at the company's “Transparent Factory” in Dresden, Germany, concluding a production run of nearly 15 years. Here are a few facts about the Phaeton.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Carlson: 'NADA will remain vigilant'

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

Carlson takes helm, vows to battle 'overreach'; GM to make more trucks; Lincoln in Continental launch mode; Honda still big on cars; Value of used VW diesel.... Read More »

Diess says VW will 'redefine' brand in U.S.

5:01 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2016

VW brand chief Herbert Diess vowed to “redefine” VW's beleaguered brand identity in the U.S. market and pledged to boost production to support U.S. sales this year, but dealers say several issues remained unresolved.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL SCANDAL

VW diesel recalls delayed in Europe on fuel-consumption checks

April 1, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen's European diesel recall is being delayed because the automaker's fix for rigged engines results in higher fuel consumption, according to media reports.... Read More »

VW recalls 91,000 Passat sedans in U.S. to fix cable insulation

1:49 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2016

Volkswagen said it is recalling 91,000 Passat sedans in the U.S. to fix insufficient cable insulation that could cause short circuits.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Tesla's hopes lie in casket case?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2016

Tesla's hopes may lie in casket case; GM wins key ruling; Chevy dealers' dilemma; VW recalls Golf EVs; GM acquisition clears regulatory hurdle.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

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

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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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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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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