Volkswagen Brand

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Flat sales, fat spiffs in Feb.

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2017

Forecasters see flat Feb. sales, fat spiffs; Peek at VW Arteon; Tesla's cash-burning ways; Pensions hang over Opel talks; Cadillac takes on 'nation divided' in Oscars ad.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Waymo alleges Uber got stolen tech

8:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2017

Waymo sues Uber, alleging stolen tech; Benz pickup for U.S.?; Audi board backs Stadler, Diess said to win support at VW; Car owners' biggest gripe: Tech glitches.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Lexus, Porsche top dependability study

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2017

Lexus, Porsche top dependability study, Fiat struggle continues; PSA eyes partnership with Lotus owner Proton; BMW inks deal with Mobileye; Boost in range for VW's e-Golf.... Read More »

EPA rates VW's 2017 e-Golf at 126 mpg-e and boosts range to 125 miles

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2017

An upgraded lithium ion battery pack and electric motor have enabled the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf to achieve a 126 mpg-e city rating and a doubled estimated range to 125 miles from U.S. regulators.... Read More »

VW brand chief expects challenging year amid cost cuts

8:13 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess said 2017 would be a good but strenuous year as the automaker grapples with putting in place a turnaround plan.... Read More »

VW said to reduce Passat output in Germany due to parts shortage

Feb. 16, 2017 12:06 CET

VW has been forced to reduce production of Passat cars at its Emden plant in Germany because of a shortage of components caused by a fire at one of its suppliers, a report said.... Read More »

VW, Bosch diesel settlements receive preliminary court approval

1:39 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a VW settlement to pay at least $1.22 billion to fix or buy back nearly 80,000 polluting 3.0 liter diesel-engine vehicles. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer also granted preliminary approval to Robert Bosch's settlement to pay $327.5 million to VW diesel owners.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW mulls steps against Piech

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

VW mulls steps against Piech; Expanded Renault-Nissan alliance closes in on GM; Food, hope in storm-hit New Orleans; Lincoln's blues groove; BMW taps Skoda exec; Putin hosts VW CEO.... Read More »

VW tips hat to pop-up campers with Atlas 'Weekender'

9:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Volkswagen is featuring an accessory-laden “Weekender” concept of its new Atlas crossover at the Chicago auto show, with a visual -- if not completely functional -- hat-tip to its pop-up camper vans.... Read More »

JANUARY U.S. SALES

Volume slips 1.9% but SAAR remains strong at 17.57 million

9:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales dipped 1.9 percent in January with consumers and automakers taking a break after a robust December fueled by heavy promotions and more generous deals. The SAAR remained strong -- slipping slightly to 17.57 million from 17.87 million in January 2016, and easily exceeding a projection of 17.3 million for the month.... Read More »

VW: Rebound continues with 17% bump as buybacks near 100,000; Audi up 11%

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Volkswagen-brand sales continued their rebound in January, rising 17 percent to 23,510 vehicles on strong increases from the Golf Sportwagen and Tiguan.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW, Bosch agree to settle claims

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

VW, Bosch agree to settle claims for $1.6 billion; Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in crash tests; Prius Prime, Volt win top honors; Chao confirmed; Electrifying changes in design.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: VW will defrost your windshield with silver

10:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2017

Volkswagen has found a solution to foggy windows that does not require tiny wires implanted in the glass.... Read More »

A much happier new year for VW dealers

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2017

Following decades of contentious factory/dealer relations and one of the largest scandals in automotive history, Volkswagen dealers were cheering and smiling following their make meeting Saturday.... Read More »

EPA's Grundler: VW emissions violations, fines a deterrent to auto industry

7:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2017

The massive fines paid by Volkswagen and criminal indictment of seven company executives have become a "very strong deterrent" to cheating by other automakers, the EPA's director of transportation and air quality says.... Read More »

VW's $1.21 billion emissions settlement with U.S. dealers OK'd by judge

6:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer granted final approval to VW's settlement worth up to $1.21 billion with 650 U.S. dealers over diesel emissions violations. VW's dealers will receive an average of $1.85 million each over 18 months under the settlement.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: VW raises stakes in fight to dominate China SUV market

4:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Chinese consumers have an insatiable demand for crossovers and SUVs, but despite this, Volkswagen Group was initially slow to respond to customers' strong appetite for such models. That is about to change as the automaker plans to launch 10 new or redesigned models in China in the next three years.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM's billion-dollar U.S. plan?

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

GM expected to reveal $1B in U.S. investments; Tariff threat for BMW, VW, Daimler; Hyundai to boost U.S. spending; European sales rise; iPhone co-creator's Detroit talent tip.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. That said, a few vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the 2017 Detroit auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. But several vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Chinese concept crossover, sporty VW

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

In Detroit: A Chinese concept crossover and a sportier VW Atlas; Volvo's long-distance delivery; Waymo's way of slashing costs; How Mercedes beat BMW?; Biden visits Chevy.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: An all-new Terrain, a diesel F-150

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

GMC Terrain gets new look; F-150 gets a diesel; VW's bigger Tiguan, Microbus-inspired minivan concept; Kia's sporty, RWD Stinger; Benz redesigns GLA; 700 horses from Bentley.... Read More »

VW juices famed Microbus for the autonomous era

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2017

VW's latest conceptual take on its historic Microbus uses a powerful battery pack and two electric motors to transform the once anemically powered hippie-mobile into an all-wheel-drive, high-capacity autonomous minivan.... Read More »

VW's 2018 Tiguan gets 11 more inches on wheelbase, third row option

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2017

Volkswagen plans to offer a new extended-wheelbase Tiguan for the 2018 model year, adding almost 11 inches in length from the current model and offering available third-row seating to the formerly compact crossover.... Read More »

Ford Fiesta and VW Polo set for high-tech battle for subcompact lead

Jan. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

Ford has packed its new Fiesta with advanced technology -- heralding a battle with the VW Polo for tech supremacy in Europe's subcompact segment.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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