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BLOG: The VW Scirocco is dead (again)

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2017

On the occasion of the second departure of the Scirocco from the VW lineup, a brief look at all three generations of the sporty coupe.... Read More »

VW's hippie ad includes classic Microbus and Beetle but no new cars

7:59 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2017

It's rare for an automaker to run a TV ad that does not include a single shot of a new car. But that is what VW is doing with a hippie-filled spot touting its new six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for October

Oct. 2, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at whether the diesel powertrain has a long-term future.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers

Sept. 29, 2017 10:51 CET

VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which its No. 2-selling vehicle was a catch-all model for customers who couldn't afford the larger Golf compact.... Read More »

VW boosts 2018 warranties to 6 years/72,000 miles

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2017

VW, looking to add momentum to a rebound in U.S. sales following emissions violations, is expanding warranties that will be twice the duration of those at most competitors.... Read More »

ANE's October issue goes live Monday

Sept. 29, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, October 2. The new edition looks at whether the diesel powertrain has a long-term future.... Read More »

2017 VW e-Golf with upgraded battery pack starts at $31,315

10:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2017

Volkswagen priced its updated 2017 e-Golf, which now boasts a 125-mile range, at $31,315, including an $820 delivery charge.... Read More »

Stolen VWs from Mich. subject of federal probe, reports say

5:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

A federal investigation seeking upward of 60 recalled Volkswagen vehicles that were stolen from the parking lot of the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan is underway after fake titles allowed the vehicles to cross state lines, according to news reports.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dealers assess damage from Irma

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

Aftermath of Irma: Stores escape major harm, but Florida Keys still a question, AutoNation idles in Ga.; VW Atlas test drives, via Amazon; In Frankfurt: Mercedes' high-power hybrid.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

VW will unveil EV crossover concept

Sept. 7, 2017 09:19 CET

Volkswagen brand will show a further developed version of its I.D. Crozz full-electric SUV/crossover at next week's Frankfurt auto show. The concept will give a better glimpse at what a future production version will look like.... Read More »

VW engineer to appeal U.S. prison sentence

9:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2017

Former VW engineer James Liang plans to appeal a 40-month prison sentence for his role in Volkswagen's multiyear scheme to sell diesel cars that generated more pollution than U.S. clean air rules allowed.... Read More »

U.S. judge rejects Wyoming suit over VW emissions

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2017

A federal judge rejected a lawsuit by Wyoming potentially seeking more than $1 billion in additional penalties for environmental damages linked by the state to VW's diesel emissions violations.... Read More »

VW recalls 280,915 vehicles for potential fuel pump failure

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2017

Volkswagen of America is recalling 280,915 CCs and Passats because a fuel pump failure could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.... Read More »

VW has high hopes for late-arriving T-Roc

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2017

VW is counting on theT-Roc, a latecomer to the booming crossover market in Europe, will set the benchmark in its class. It will be sold across Europe and in China, but not in the US.... Read More »

VW has high hopes for late-arriving T-Roc

Aug. 23, 2017 17:05 CET

VW is positioning the T-Roc as its second offering in the compact SUV segment, where it will be sold alongside the larger Tiguan.... Read More »

VW's retro bus to take dealers on a commercial trip

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2017

VW will use the I.D. Buzz to help put its U.S. dealers in the commercial vehicle business -- a segment where the company has global aspirations.... Read More »

VW to reveal more details on EV microbus, source says

Aug. 16, 2017 17:01 CET

VW brand CEO Herbert Diess is expected to announce on Saturday more details regarding the production of the battery-powered I.D. Buzz microbus slated to debut in 2022, a company source told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VW's car of the future borrows from the past

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

Volkswagen Group's idea for the car of tomorrow borrows a lot from yesterday.... Read More »

Metal 'printing': If you can design it, you can build it

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

The auto industry has been cautious in considering the prospects of 3-D printing in plastic. But what happens if manufacturers could print parts in metal?... Read More »

VW July sales fall 5.8%, Audi's rise 2.5%

5:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Despite a 2.5 percent gain by Audi, Volkswagen of America's July sales slid 2.3 percent to 50,059.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2017 Volkswagen Atlas

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Suppliers listed include MPG Automotive, Faist Chemtec, Guelph Tool, Cooper Standard Automotive and ZF.... Read More »

VW brand's 2017 profit margin may exceed target, finance chief says

July 29, 2017 08:54 CET

Volkswagen Group's core VW brand could exceed its 2017 profit margin target, the automaker's finance chief, Arno Antlitz, said.... Read More »

VW taps electric Golf to help meet China's EV quota

July 14, 2017 06:01 CET

VW is looking to build the full-electric Golf in China next year -- using for the first time locally sourced battery cells from the country's main supplier -- to meet a controversial quota system for electrified vehicles.... Read More »

VW gives green light to electric Microbus

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Volkswagen's long-awaited Microbus-styled multipurpose vehicle will be built as an electric vehicle.... Read More »

GM, Mercedes, VW urged by China to recall vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

9:52 pm U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

China's top quality watchdog pressed GM, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen to fulfill their obligations to recall vehicles in China affected by faulty Takata airbags.... Read More »

 
Land Rover design chief dangles more clues on next Defender

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20 2017

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Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief design officer, said the design work for the new Defender is comp ...
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Why PSA is axing jobs at Vauxhall's Astra plant

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2017

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Vauxhall and PSA have cited declining sales in the compact segment as a reason for cutting 400 jobs ...
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Auto industry cold on UK joining NAFTA post-Brexit

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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The UK joining the North American Free Trade Agreement is an idea reportedly being floated as an alt ...
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Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Luca Ciferri
4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. ...
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No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace slugg ...
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed r ...
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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