Volkswagen Brand

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 »

VW dealer chief sees no room for retrenchment

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

Volkswagen's dealer council chief says reversing the brand's three-year sales slide and setting a new, higher annual sales baseline are essential for the health of its 652 U.S. dealers.... Read More »

An up-close view of the gloom in Wolfsburg

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

Six months into Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, the gloomy mood in Wolfsburg, the German city where VW is headquartered, was personified by former CEO Martin Winterkorn's visit to his optician on March 14.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW dealers seek reparations

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

VW dealers seek reparations; Takata unit on block?; Keeping classic cars in Cuba; BMW's robotic helpers; Ford, Hertz to offer special Shelby rental cars.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: VW's jacked-up SportWagen is the 2017 Golf Alltrack

1:15 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack made its debut on Monday, almost one year exactly after we first saw the concept. Underneath, the Alltrack is mostly Golf.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota hits gas on auto-braking

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Toyota hits gas on auto-braking; BMW airbag-replacement snag; A premium for premium; 8 GM models, 10 speeds; VW, Infiniti, GMC auto-show peeks; Giving Ram more 'buzz.'... Read More »

Dashboard of the future mostly loses buttons

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

Over the next five years, global sales of steering-wheel controls, speech recognition, touch screens and gesture controls will jump sharply, according to a study by IHS Automotive.... Read More »

VW sales chief expects big boost from new Tiguan

March 17, 2016 06:01 CET

VW Group's core brand, which is grappling with the effects of its diesel-emissions scandal, may have turned the corner in European after a "period of weakness," its sales and marketing chief, Juergen Stackmann, said. The brand expects a big boost from the launch of its new Tiguan.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: After millennials, who's next?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

Make way for Gen Z, the post-millennial market; FCA finds way to bolster Jeep, Alfa, Maserati; Autonomous-car warning; BMW's defense strategy; VW repairs stalled?... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: How automakers can 'punch' up sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

How automakers can 'punch' up sales; What's riling VW dealers; Peugeot U.S. comeback?; Entry-level Porsche; Driverless in the U.K.... Read More »

Europe remains bright spot as VW brand sales fall 5% in February

March 11, 2016 09:29 CET

Volkswagen brand's global vehicle sales fell 4.7 percent in February, hit by declines in China, the U.S., Brazil and Russia. However, Europe was a bright spot for VW Group's core unit.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: NADA's heated remarks on VW

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

NADA raps Horn departure, urges meeting with VW brass; NHTSA seeking details on Google car crash; Subaru teases '17 Impreza; More powerful E class; To share or to own?... Read More »

VW brand boss sees U.S. emissions deal within months, report says

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2016

VW brand chief Herbert Diess said it will take months rather than weeks to reach an agreement with U.S. regulators on an emissions fix for 600,000 diesel cars, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

VW to pay staff bonuses for 2015, Audi workers' payouts fall

1:45 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2016

Volkswagen will pay employees a bonus for 2015, despite the scandal over defeat devices used to rig emissions tests in the United States, the company's works council head said.... Read More »

VW T-Cross Breeze signals bigger crossover lineup

2:30 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2016

VW, seeking to move past a diesel emissions scandal, plans an entry in the booming subcompact crossover segment based on a two-door convertible concept shown today at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

VW to revisit U.S. sales goals after emissions cloud lifts

5:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 29, 2016

The head of the Volkswagen brand said the embattled marque will revisit U.S. sales goals only after resolving diesel emissions violations with U.S. regulators.... Read More »

VW, looking past diesel scandal, retools for faster ride

9:08 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2016

The biggest engineering feat on display when Volkswagen unveils an SUV/crossover concept car at the Geneva auto show will be the team developing it: a post-diesel scandal management system crafted to operate faster, cheaper and with a lighter grip on the wheel.... Read More »

 
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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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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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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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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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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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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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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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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