Volkswagen Brand

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 »

VW says U.S. diesel settlement won't be replicated in Europe

11:57 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2016

Volkswagen's CEO rejected calls for the company to compensate customers in Europe over diesel emissions violations along the lines of its $15 billion deal in the U.S., telling a German newspaper a similar settlement would be inappropriate and unaffordable.... Read More »

JUNE U.S. SALES

Trucks drive Nissan, FCA, Ford, Honda as industry rebounds with 2.4% gain; GM, Toyota fall

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Nissan, Ford, FCA and Honda, riding strong truck demand, posted solid sales gains in June as the U.S. auto industry rebounded from a May slump. But the SAAR came in at 16.68 million, well below May's 17.46 million rate and lower than the consensus forecast of 17.2 million. Automakers are counting on low interest rates, stable fuel prices, rising wages and near-full employment to counter some headwinds and continue driving sales in the second half.... Read More »

VOLKSWAGEN: More pain for VW brand, another record for Audi

12:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Volkswagen of America posted its lowest June sales since 2010 while luxury sibling Audi notched another monthly record on surging crossover sales last month.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: For one VW owner, satisfaction won't come easy

2:45 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2016

Under Volkswagen's proposed $14.7 billion make-good for skirting U.S. diesel emissions rules, there won't be a quick and tidy resolution to the mess for many VW owners.... Read More »

VW drops low-volume Jetta Hybrid in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Volkswagen of America is dropping the Jetta Hybrid for 2017, ending a run of three model years for the lone hybrid in its U.S. lineup.... Read More »

VW drops Jetta Hybrid from U.S. lineup

11:35 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Volkswagen of America is dropping the Jetta Hybrid for the 2017 model year, eliminating the lone hybrid in its U.S. lineup.... Read More »

VW gets approval for fixes on another 1 million diesel cars

June 22, 2016 12:07 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker has received regulatory approval for technical fixes on another 1 million diesel cars, mainly Golf models, and expects the number to keep growing.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: For Europe's small cars, it's war

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

Ford's other small-car battlefront; Why Smart's not planning SUV; Cruze hatchback price: $22,190; Canadian supplier chats with Google, Apple; Hyundai safety tech, in song.... Read More »

Skoda vehicles coming to a dealership near you?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Once a byword for Communist-era shoddy workmanship, Skoda is considering leaping into the U.S. market.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight

June 9, 2016 10:32 CET

Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment in a bid to keep the car among Europe's top-selling compact SUVs. Last year the Tiguan ranked second in the segment behind the Nissan Qashqai.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lighter, roomier Audi A5 coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2016

Lighter, roomier Audi A5 coupe; Toyota halts output again; Genesis plans luxury EV; BMW shifts its 'i' to self-driving; Ammann: GM has 'all the pieces' for next steps in mobility.... Read More »

ANE's June e-magazine goes live Monday

June 3, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, June 6.... Read More »

VW's U.S. volume tumbles 17% for worst May since 2010

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. sales total since 2011, while luxury sibling Audi narrowly notched its 65th straight year-over-year monthly sales record last month.... Read More »

MAY U.S. SALES

May sales drop 6.1% on weak car sales; SAAR stays strong

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

The U.S. auto industry recorded its biggest monthly sales drop in nearly six years in May as most automakers posted declines amid plunging demand for passenger cars. May volume fell 6.1 percent to 1.5 million vehicles. Still, the SAAR came in at 17.46 million, a level on par with last year’s record sales.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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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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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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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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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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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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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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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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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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