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2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW Vizzion previews potential Tesla Model S rival

Feb. 19, 2018 16:46 CET

VW's I.D. Vizzion concept previews a possible flagship electric car that would compete directly with the Tesla Model S. The sedan has no steering wheel or visible controls and also hints at what a fully autonomous VW car could look like.... Read More »

VW enhances Touareg connectivity features

Feb. 10, 2018 06:01 CET

VW brand is counting on advanced connectivity features to boost sales of its new-generation Touareg.... Read More »

2018 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

VW packs 268 hp in new Arteon flagship sedan

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2018

The successor to the discontinued CC, the Arteon is more than 5 inches longer than the outgoing car and is set to arrive in U.S. dealerships in the third quarter.... Read More »

VW: Audi pads winning streak to 99 months, VW brand up 5.2%

12:32 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

VW's U.S. sales rose 5.2 percent in January to 24,744, with crossovers accounting for 52 percent of sales for the sedan-heavy brand.... Read More »

VW touts next Golf as 'benchmark' in safety, connectivity

Jan. 23, 2018 06:01 CET

VW says the new Golf will become a benchmark in safety and connectivity. The car will always be online and will have expanded autonomous driving functions, the automaker said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Jeep's global sales setback

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2018

Jeep's global sales setback; Ghosn open to AV tech partnership; Uber chief: Profit within 3 years; Well-connected VW Golf?; PSA confirms Atlanta HQ; NADA gets unconventional.... Read More »

VW will build Polo, Passat in Rwanda in sub-Saharan expansion

Jan. 18, 2018 15:14 CET

VW will begin assembling the Polo and Passat models at a new plant in Rwanda in May for local sale and use in its new ride-sharing service.... Read More »

2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

VW drops Jetta in Europe as it focuses sedan on U.S.

Jan. 15, 2018 10:32 CET

VW is dropping its Jetta sedan from European markets as it looks to the latest generation of the sedan to revive its U.S. sales.... Read More »

2019 Jetta gets new styling, transmission

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

The redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will have much-improved driving dynamics, will be more fuel-efficient, and will be available with updated safety and infotainment technology compared to the outgoing model.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Industry ignores boomers' needs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

If VW would offer the Atlas' four-cylinder turbo in the Tiguan, I'd jump on it, as it would fill a niche that the industry as a whole seems to be ignoring.... Read More »

VW's 2019 Jetta gets bigger on new platform

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2018

VW's redesigned 2019 Jetta sedan, the brand's top seller in the U.S., will be larger with improved driving dynamics while receiving an injection of safety and infotainment technology as it moves to the company's global MQB platform. The base price has been cut by $100.... Read More »

VW rolls out Passat GT to juice sedan interest

10:29 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2018

Volkswagen will produce a limited run of a U.S.-made Passat GT this year, in part as a way to juice interest as the sedan prepares for a redesign in 2019.... Read More »

2018 VW Tiguan being probed in U.S. for seat belt issue

11:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2018

NHTSA said it has opened a preliminary investigation into whether seat belts on new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossovers could fail during a crash.... Read More »

VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division

Jan. 10, 2018 06:01 CET

VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric cars. The division will be headed by company veteran Thomas Ulbrich, who moves to the role from his post as the brand's production chief.... Read More »

Why VW sliced its Tiguan prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2018

With new independence granted from headquarters in Wolfsburg, VW's North America CEO, Hinrich Woebcken, believes the key to success is to put the "Volks" back in Volkswagen.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Too many troops on CUV battlefield?

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018

Too many troops on CUV battlefield?; Tiguan price drop part of broader VW strategy; Renault, Nissan, Mitsu to seed startups?; A plug-in Bentley; Straight out of Star Wars.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Renault, Nissan, Mitsu line up AV partners

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018

Renault, Nissan, Mitsu lining up partners in robotaxi push; VW's crossover conquest move; Ex-CEO paring Uber stake?; New BMW China chief; AV startup ready to take on big players.... Read More »

COMPACT CROSSOVER BATTLE

VW cuts price of 3-row Tiguan in conquest move

6:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2018

VW is lowering the price of the new three-row Tiguan by $600 to $2,180, depending on the trim level, to better "conquest customers" in the highly competitive compact crossover market.... Read More »

DARON GIFFORD

BLOG: Auto world goes 'back to the future' with new VW Microbus design shift

7:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2017

Many baby boomers felt a flashback in August when Volkswagen announced plans to start building a '60s-style microbus called the I.D. Buzz, for delivery in 2022.... Read More »

VW to expand Atlas, Tiguan offerings by adding 2-row versions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2017

Volkswagen plans to add two-row versions of its two new three-row crossovers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Automated braking slowly accelerating

8:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2017

Automated braking slowly accelerating in U.S.; Feds: No Subaru emissions discrepancies; China's Baidu alleges robocar tech theft; Apple goes for patent; VW doubles as tiny hotel.... Read More »

VW Jetta gets new look, platform in quest to win sedan shoppers

2:41 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2017

VW believes that much-improved driving dynamics, more technology and a more fuel-efficient gasoline powertrain in a redesigned Jetta that is moving onto the brand's global MQB platform will draw sedan customers to U.S. showrooms.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM's push for 'harassment-free' workplace

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2017

GM wants 'harassment-free' workplace, Barra says; Volkswagen to redesign Jetta for '19; Volvo enlists families in autonomous-tech push; Parked VW diesels survive stadium's big bang.... Read More »

VW Touaregs recalled over defeat devices

Dec. 12, 2017 14:37 CET

Germany's KBA has announced a global recall of some VW 3.0-liter diesel Touaregs after detecting two illicit emissions control devices.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2017

VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. Small, impractical two-doors coupes are losing favor with buyers, so the solution for the next Beetle may be an electric-only model.... Read More »

 
Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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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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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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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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