Volkswagen Brand

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 »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW set to join booming subcompact SUV segment

Feb. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

VW brand is firming up its plans to join Europe's fast-growing subcompact SUV segment and will unveil a near-production concept at the Geneva auto show next week. VW will also debut another concept previewing a model for China, a source said.... Read More »

JAMIE LaREAU

BLOG: Is it the cars, or their drivers, that attract law enforcement?

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2016

On Black Friday I bought a red car. I hesitated to choose red, imagining flashing lights pulling me over. After all, red cars are ticketed more often than cars of other colors, right?... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

VW led auto r&d spending in '15

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

VW claimed bragging rights as the auto industry's top r&d spender last year, according to an annual study compiled by Strategy&, a consulting business launched by PricewaterhouseCoopers.... Read More »

Just because rebadging hasn't worked so well before ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's plan to replace the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 with vehicles built under contract by other automakers faces long odds. In fact, it's hard to think of a rebadged or “captive import” that has been successful.... Read More »

VW launches ad campaign without 'Das Auto' slogan

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen is launching an advertising campaign in Europe this month that will also roll out globally aimed at winning back trust and sales lost through its diesel emissions-cheating scandal. The campaign drops the slogan "Das Auto" previously used by the automaker in its marketing.... Read More »

VW halts production at Passat, gearbox plants in Germany

Jan. 30, 2016 09:54 CET

Volkswagen halted production at a German factory that builds Passats and at its main gearbox plant as the automaker grapples with reduced demand and technical problems.... Read More »

Italy consumer group to appeal after VW CO2 class action rejected

Jan. 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Italian consumer group Altroconsumo will launch an appeal after a court rejected its class action case against Volkswagen in which it accused the carmaker of understating the level of CO2 emissions in one of its Golf models.... Read More »

VW to expand diesel compensation program in U.S. to larger vehicles

12:24 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Volkswagen has expanded its diesel emissions compensation program to owners of VW SUVs powered by its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine, Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn said today.... Read More »

VW CEO vows to rebuild trust, credibility

8:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller said the embattled automaker's top priority in 2016 is winning back customer trust and credibility in the wake of violations covering diesel emissions in the U.S. and Europe.... Read More »

VW demonstrates versatile MQB platform with off-road hybrid Tiguan

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Volkswagen plans to showcase the versatility of its MQB platform with an off-road ready plug-in hybrid variant of the redesigned Tiguan compact crossover Monday at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

VW to unveil plug-in hybrid Tiguan SUV concept in Detroit

9:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

The Tiguan SUV concept Volkswagen plans to reveal next week will be powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, highlighting the automaker's effort to beef up its presence in electric vehicles.... Read More »

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW brand boss Diess will cut expensive engineering habits, report says

Jan. 8, 2016 16:51 CET

VW brand chief Herbert Diess will reduce the automaker's expensive engineering habits by re-using technology and components and avoiding the fussing over details that was common under the company's previous leadership, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

VW slips 9.1% in December; Passat decline offsets Golf, Tiguan

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Volkswagen of America’s sales fell last month as a major drop in Passat midsize sedan sales offset strong Tiguan compact crossover deliveries. The embattled German brand sold 30,956 vehicles last month, off 9.1 percent from December 2014.... Read More »

 
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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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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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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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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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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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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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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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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