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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 250,000 units in 2017.... Read More »

VW plans to suspend Golf production in Oct., Dec.

Aug. 20, 2016 12:15 CET

Volkswagen plans to suspend production of its Golf model at its Wolfsburg factory in October and December to balance earlier over production.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Cool classics, concepts converge

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

Cool classics, concepts converge at Pebble Beach; Lawmaker to pull Calif. emissions bill; VW reportedly plans to seize parts; More Volkswagen tech ties ahead?; Brexit fallout at Opel.... Read More »

VW's Wolfsburg plant hit by parts shortage in supplier row

Aug. 18, 2016 10:55 CET

VW said production at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, had been affected by a components shortage caused by a supplier refusing to keep to delivery commitments. The factory builds Golf, Tiguan and Touran cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota, GM pickup-production plays

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

Toyota, GM get creative to boost pickup output; In Louisiana, bracing for floods' impact; Kia, VW crossovers spied, CC seen; Mazda, Lexus auto show makeovers; Audi ad raises eyebrows.... Read More »

VW, U.S. hold talks to settle criminal probe over diesel emissions

4:23 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Volkswagen AG and the U.S. Justice Department have held preliminary settlement talks about resolving a criminal probe into the automaker's diesel emissions violations, sources told Reuters. VW confirmed it is working on a final settlement.... Read More »

VW cuts working hours at Passat plant on seat supply problem

Aug. 15, 2016 13:49 CET

VW plans to reduce working hours at a German plant making Passat cars because of problems with supplies from its in-house seat manufacturer Sitech.... Read More »

VW gets German regulator's approval to fix 460,000 diesel vehicles

10:19 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2016

Volkswagen received German regulatory approval to carry out technical fixes on 460,000 diesel cars fitted with software that skirts emissions tests.... Read More »

Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand

Aug. 12, 2016 12:32 CET

VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the VW brand in the Chinese market.... Read More »

U.S. finds unapproved emissions software in VW Group 3.0-liter diesel engine, report says

1:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2016

U.S. authorities have found three unapproved software programs in 3.0-liter diesel engines made by Volkswagen Group's Audi unit, a German weekly newspaper reported, without saying where it obtained the information.... Read More »

AUDI/VW: Another record, another decline

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Key redesigned models drove Audi to another monthly record while sales at sibling brand Volkswagen continued to fall in July.... Read More »

S. Korea suspends sale of most VW, Audi, Bentley models in emissions probe

10:05 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

South Korea today suspended sales of most Volkswagen AG models in a fresh blow to the German automaker as it struggles to overcome the global repercussions of its emissions-test cheating scandal and rebuild its tattered image.... Read More »

VW brand Q2 profit falls 12% on emissions scandal effects

July 28, 2016 09:24 CET

VW Group's namesake brand posted a 12 percent drop in second-quarter profit, after cost cuts and streamlining fell short amid rising costs of the company's diesel scandal.... Read More »

VW diesel emissions settlement approved by U.S. judge

1:40 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

A federal judge granted preliminary approval for a $10 billion settlement in which Volkswagen AG will offer to buy back up to 475,000 polluting 2.0 liter diesel-powered vehicles.... Read More »

VW to face suit from U.S. states over diesel emissions, Maryland attorney general says

4:04 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a statement that the state and others plan to sue Volkswagen AG over environmental damage from the company's so-called defeat devices designed to skirt pollution-control tests.... Read More »

VW brands will get Porsche's V-8 engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

STUTTGART — Volkswagen’s stable of a dozen brands will source all V-8 gasoline engines in the future from Porsche, meaning high-powered vehicles such as the Bentley Mulsanne and Audi’s revamped A8 flagship due next year will come equipped with a Porsche engine.
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VIDEO: First Shift: Steep hike in CAFE fines

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

NHTSA plans steep hike in CAFE fines; Update coming to Tesla's Autopilot?; GM pickup truck incentives more than double; Redesigned Enclave, next-gen Regal in Buick pipeline.... Read More »

VW readies restitution for frustrated U.S. dealers, report says

5:20 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2016

VW executives in the U.S. have promised restitution within a month for franchise dealers damaged by the company's diesel emissions violations, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing dealers.... Read More »

VW yet to ask EPA for sales OK

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

An EPA official said Volkswagen hasn't applied for the agency approvals needed to resume sales of new diesel-powered vehicles.... Read More »

Impact of VW deal depends on diesel fix

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

How dealers fare under Volkswagen's $10 billion-plus buyback program depends heavily on whether the company is able to develop an emissions fix that can win regulatory approval.... Read More »

VW headquarters searched for World War II bombs

3:36 pm U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

The headquarters of Volkswagen were being searched by explosive disposal experts on Friday after construction workers found signs of potentially unexploded bombs dating from the Second World War.... Read More »

VW weighs battery pacts with Panasonic, LG Chem, report says

10:42 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

VW may partner with EV battery specialists such as LG Chem or Panasonic as it overhauls its strategy to emerge from diesel emissions violations, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. VW's supervisory board has discussed investing around $1.89 billion per battery factory at several sites around the world, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are confidential.... Read More »

VW recalls 5,900 gas-powered Touran minivans

July 6, 2016 22:00 CET

VW is recalling almost 6,000 gas-powered Touran medium minivans worldwide to replace the models' front gas bottles, it said. The recall is due to potential risks that corrosion might cause the gas tank to burst and thus create a "considerable injury risk," VW said.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: A 5-point plan to make the most of VW's buybacks

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2016

Volkswagen's settlement with U.S. regulators over diesel emissions violations requires the company to buy back certain cars from owners and presents the embattled company with a terrific opportunity to repair its battered image. Here's how it can do it.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: What's the VW settlement about? Heavy-duty trucks, of course

9:22 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2016

June 28 was not exactly a red-letter day for diesel technology. If you’re in the diesel business, the headlines and the news coverage was not pretty. And the spin control was in overdrive.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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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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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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