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2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

VW sees I.D. electric crossover as key to boosting EV sales

April 19, 2017 10:53 CET

VW's CROZZ concept previews a full-electric crossover that will be the third member of the brand's new family of purpose-built battery-powered vehicles.... Read More »

Former U.S. deputy attorney general to be named VW monitor, report says

4:30 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

The Justice Department is expected to name a former deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush to serve as independent monitor of Volkswagen as part of a plea agreement over the company's diesel emissions violations, Reuters reported, citing a source briefed on the matter.... Read More »

PIECH AT 80

Despite losing VW power battle, Piech's achievements are indisputable

April 17, 2017 06:01 CET

Ferdinand Piech can look back at a lifetime of accomplishments that put Volkswagen Group on the path to becoming the world's largest automaker. An engineer, Piech rose to become VW Group's CEO and later chairman, along the way turning Audi into a rival to Mercedes and BMW. He rescued VW from the threat of bankruptcy and added brands such as Bentley and Bugatti.... Read More »

VW enhances warranties to draw consumers to new crossovers

5:00 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2017

Volkswagen is juicing its newly expanded lineup of crossovers with a double-sweet incentive for U.S. consumers: double the bumper-to-bumper warranty of most major competitors.... Read More »

VW T-Roc spied, heralds styling of smaller crossovers

6:46 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Spy photographers have caught a 2019 Volkswagen T-Roc in the buff as it was being loaded onto a truck, showing the styling direction VW will take for its smaller crossovers.... Read More »

Piech sells Porsche SE stake to brother, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2017

Former Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech sold the bulk of his stake in the company that controls Europe's biggest carmaker to his younger brother, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

Audi, Porsche join forces on vehicle development as VW strives to save

12:25 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2017

Volkswagen Group's Audi and Porsche brands are joining forces on vehicle development to help the world's largest automaker save money in the wake of costly emissions violations.... Read More »

VW prices 2018 Atlas from $31,425

3:00 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

The 2018 Atlas, a three-row crossover that is key to VW's U.S. sales recovery following the company's diesel emissions violations, will be priced from $31,425.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bentley, Audi exec shuffle

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

Audi exec named Bentley's Americas CEO; March sales: Snyder's takeaways, BMW win; A new Lexus LS; Honda YouTube reveal; Mitsu, BMW pull ads from 'O'Reilly Factor'; Ford tech title.... Read More »

U.S. March Sales

Sales slip 1.7% despite higher discounts

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 1.7 percent in March as decreases at Ford, Honda, Toyota, FCA, Hyundai and Kia overshadowed gains at Nissan and GM, even amid higher spending on discounts. The results signal the industry -- despite strong truck demand -- is losing momentum heading into the key spring selling season.... Read More »

VW's temporary Michigan home for diesel vehicles flagged for local violation

4:15 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

VW's efforts to put its diesel emissions violations behind it hit a minor speed bump this week when a Michigan city filed a lawsuit against the owners of the dilapidated Pontiac Silverdome, where thousands of VW diesel models are being stored without proper permits after the company bought them back from customers.... Read More »

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 »

 
Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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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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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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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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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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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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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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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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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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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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