Volkswagen Brand

OCTOBER U.S. AUTO SALES

Sales in October slip 5.9%, but 17.98 million SAAR strongest of the year

9:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

U.S. auto sales, dragged down by declines at Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Nissan and Toyota, fell in October for the third consecutive month. However, the month's selling rate was the strongest of 2016 so far.... Read More »

Stylish, versatile, familiar and big: What people are saying about VW's Atlas

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

With the Atlas crossover, VW promises a break from its bungled past attempts to be more than a niche brand in the U.S. The large crossover has been engineered for the U.S. from the ground up. Here's what people are saying about the Atlas.... Read More »

VW seeks fresh start, joins crossover crowd with Atlas

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

For Volkswagen, the Atlas large crossover is more than just its first entry in the crowded and profitable field of family crossovers -- it's a new beginning.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford Q3 profit plunges 56%

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2016

Ford Q3 earnings plunge 56 percent; Tesla makes a profit; VW reverses loss, raises guidance; New models boost Volvo's bottom line; What's on tap at SEMA.... Read More »

Judge 'inclined' to approve VW emissions settlement with owners

2:56 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2016

A federal judge, indicating he's “strongly inclined” to do so, will decide by Oct. 25 whether to approve Volkswagen's $10.03 billion settlement with nearly half a million owners of diesel vehicles that don't meet U.S. emissions laws, or if the plan should be modified.... Read More »

Chevy Cruze diesel hatchback may claim highway mpg crown

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2016

Chevrolet plans to equip the Cruze diesel with a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission that could deliver 50 mpg on the highway. The diesel sedan will arrive in early 2017 and the diesel hatchback will be available for the 2018 model year.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Fla. dealers bracing for Matthew

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2016

Fla. dealers bracing for Hurricane Matthew; 50 years later, automakers keep faith in fuel cells; Volkswagen names new crossover 'Atlas'; VW fastback in the works... Read More »

VW names new crossover 'Atlas'

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2016

Volkswagen has given the name “Atlas” to the new midsize crossover that will shoulder the burden of reviving the brand's fortunes in the U.S., according to Automobilwoche, the German-language affiliate of Automotive News.... Read More »

Part Apple store fixture, part 'Tron' Light Cycle: What people think of VW I.D.

10:57 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2016

VW’s I.D. concept previews an electric vehicle to arrive in 2020 with a range of 250 to 370 miles and a price like a Golf diesel. With VW Group aiming to launch 30 EVs by 2025, the I.D. concept figures to be an important cog in reaching that goal. Here’s what people are saying about the I.D.... Read More »

SECOND-WAVE EVs

The next wave of electric vehicles

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

Automakers learned the pool of green consumers who would tolerate low ranges and high prices was limited. Now they're bringing out a batch of EVs that are more consumer-friendly.... Read More »

PARIS AUTO SHOW

VW concept EV targets range/price sweet spot

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

Volkswagen's I.D. concept car previews an electric vehicle due to arrive in 2020 that will have a 250-370 mile range and will be priced like a Golf diesel.... Read More »

Execs see diesel waning in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2016

Senior auto executives they expect the role of diesel engines in Europe to wane in the coming years amid government scrutiny and rising costs to comply with toughening regulations.... Read More »

PARIS AUTO SHOW

Paris: City of highlights and lowlights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2016

Reporter David Undercoffler takes a look at the highlights (and lowlights) of the Paris Auto Show.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Where sales still get their kicks?

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

Snyder: Busier, but safer road for U.S. sales; 'Tough years' ahead for VW?; Audi reveals new Q5; Volvo plans self-driving car for public, CEO says; Ghosn's message to U.K.... Read More »

VW weighs more models to 'strike back' in U.S.

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Volkswagen is mulling new models to bolster its car-heavy U.S. lineup as it charts a U.S. recovery plan, its global brand chief says. VW brand chairman Herbert Diess didn't offer details on the models under study, but hinted strongly that VW is more likely to add more SUVs and crossovers than sedans.... Read More »

VW hopeful for emissions deal with U.S. by year end, Mueller says

5:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller said Wednesday he is hopeful the company can reach agreement by the end of the year with the U.S. government on the size of a fine to settle a criminal investigation of the company's alleged violations of U.S. clean air laws.... Read More »

VW targets a Beetle for the electric-car era

11:19 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

VW is laying out a bold plan to bring EVs to the masses with dozens of new models and unprecedented driving ranges, challenging other carmakers to keep pace a year after an emissions scandal rocked the company. The process will get a boost at the Paris auto show this week when the company unveils a battery-powered hatchback concept car, the I.D.... Read More »

VW considers small crossovers for U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Volkswagen is pondering a growth plan for North America that includes expansion of its portfolio to lower segments, particularly small crossovers.... 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 »

VW prices '17 Golf Alltrack wagon from $27,770

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, the automaker's answer to Subarus and other hot-selling, all-terrain crossovers, is set to start at $27,770 for the S trim, including shipping.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA's Bigland on hot seat, report says

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

FCA exec Bigland at center of sales probe, report says; Ford expands door-latch recall, Honda adds more cars to airbag callback; Ready to rescue Takata; VW's Kenya comeback.... Read More »

VW targets East Africa with Kenya production

Sept. 8, 2016 11:11 CET

Volkswagen is returning to Kenya after a four-decade production break. VW will join Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi assembling cars in the East African country.... Read More »

VW GROUP: Audi posts record, led by Q3; VW slides again

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

Record Q3 crossover sales helped Audi of America notch its second-best U.S. sales month ever in August. The Volkswagen brand's losing streak continued.... Read More »

VW recalls 30,000 natural-gas vehicles to fix tanks

Sept. 1, 2016 12:11 CET

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 30,000 natural-gas-powered vehicles in Europe to replace tanks because they cannot be properly checked for corrosion. The automaker said it found that regular check-ups of gas tanks were currently not possible in certain countries in the EU.... Read More »

VW diesel owners quick to pick buyback over emissions fix

10:10 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Given the choice of fixing diesel-cheating VW models or getting their money back, car owners in the U.S. are lining up for the cash. Almost half of the 475,000 drivers of VW cars in violation of pollution laws already have registered to participate in a settlement a month after the deal won preliminary court approval.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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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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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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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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