Volkswagen Brand

VW brand has no budget-car plans with Tata in India

March 22, 2017 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group's core VW brand currently has no plans to develop a small budget car for India and other low-cost markets with Tata Motors.... Read More »

VW's 'Luv Bug' ad promotes size of new Atlas crossover

4:00 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Just in time for spring, Volkswagen of America premiered a TV spot called 'Luv Bug' that promotes the size of its new 2018 Atlas crossover -- and its value for growing a family.... Read More »

VW to launch T-Roc in U.S. in '19

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Volkswagen will launch the T-Roc compact crossover in the United States in 2019 after dealers gave a firm commitment they can sell enough of the vehicle to make it profitable.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: T-Roc to join VW crossover lineup

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

VW to launch T-Roc in U.S. in '19; Mitsu delays two key redesigns amid Nissan alliance; Buick Regal wagon spied; VW CEO's office searched - report; The 'when' of autonomous cars.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Knockoffs and cousins: What people are saying about the VW Arteon

10:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Volkswagen's replacement for the CC, the Arteon, will slot above the Passat in the brand's global lineup. It is built on VW's MQB architecture and was designed to give the brand's top sedan a more muscular appearance compared with its predecessor.... Read More »

VW brand's cost-cutting likely to slow down on product offensive

March 13, 2017 12:39 CET

Volkswagen Group's core VW brand reduced its fixed costs in Germany for the first time in nearly a decade last year, but management doesn't expect the brand can maintain the same momentum as it launches its biggest product offensive to date.... Read More »

VW pleads guilty to 3 felonies in deal to settle U.S. emissions case

10:00 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2017

Volkswagen Group pleaded guilty to three U.S. felony counts to settle criminal charges over widespread emissions violations. VW agreed to pay $4.3 billion in penalties and cooperate with investigators, and would be subject to an independent monitor for at least three years. Sentencing has been delayed until April.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW hopes Arteon's hi-tech will lure BMW, Mercedes buyers

March 7, 2017 16:00 CET

Volkswagen is debuting advanced safety and comfort equipment in the Arteon, in a bid to persuade upper management executives and entrepreneurs who drive a Mercedes E class or a BMW 5 series to buy its new flagship sedan.... Read More »

VW says core brand will improve profitability in 2017

March 7, 2017 18:10 CET

Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess says the marque will improve profitability and gain market share this year after posting stable financial results in 2016 thanks to cost cuts.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW targets upscale buyers with Arteon flagship

March 6, 2017 20:43 CET

Volkswagen Group is launching a new four-door fastback that will replace the failed Phaeton luxury sedan as its namesake brand's flagship model.... Read More »

Volkswagen to replace CC with Arteon

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

VW's new premium sedan, the Arteon Gran Turismo, will replace the CC and slot above the Passat in the brand's global lineup. The VW Arteon will go on sale in mid-June in Germany, but it won't make it to the U.S. until next year as a 2019 model... Read More »

FEBRUARY U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales slip again but SAAR remains strong

9:15 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales, hurt by a slump in car demand, slipped 1.1 percent in February as higher incentives and Presidents' Day promotions failed to help the industry rebound from January's dip. But the SAAR remained strong at 17.57 million. GM, Honda and Nissan, helped by strong truck demand and more generous discounts, posted higher sales, while weak car shipments dented Toyota, Ford, Hyundai-Kia and FCA volume.... Read More »

VOLKSWAGEN: VW up 13% on Golf; Audi gains again on crossovers

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

VW sales continued to rebound in February following the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, rising 13 percent, while Audi sales climbed 17 percent last month, the luxury brand's 74th consecutive sales record.... Read More »

VW bill for U.S. diesel buybacks: $2.9 billion and counting

6:52 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2017

Volkswagen has paid $2.9 billion to repurchase nearly 138,000 U.S. diesel vehicles through Feb. 18 under a sweeping settlement over emissions violations. A report by an independent claims supervisor said VW is buying back and terminating leases on about 15,000 vehicles a week.... Read More »

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 »

 
Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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Why Ford stands by its 'One Ford' philosophy

Richard Johnson
6:33 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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Ford of Europe product development chief Joe Bakaj isn't commenting on GM's retreat from Europe, but ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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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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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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Nissan appoints new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center i ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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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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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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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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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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