Volkswagen Brand

VW’s e-Golf to close the gap with i3

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Volkswagen says it will substantially expand the range of its e-Golf when a face-lifted version of the battery electric hatchback goes into production in December.... Read More »

VW goal: 1 million electrified vehicles by 2025

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2016

Volkswagen Group expects it will have to sell about 1 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year worldwide by 2025 to fulfill increasingly strict carbon dioxide emission limits in major markets.... Read More »

VW weighs second EV platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2016

Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is needed.... Read More »

VW preps new strategy to become 'mobility provider'

8:04 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2016

Volkswagen, aiming to become a "mobility provider," will introduce a new strategy comprising eight key initiatives in mid-June, CEO Matthias Mueller said Friday in a speech to senior company managers. The embattled automaker has been working on a new blueprint for its core auto business that it hopes will boost profitability once it emerges from an emissions test-rigging scandal.... Read More »

VW Group faces U.S. patent probe over hybrids

12:50 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

The U.S. International Trade Commission launched an investigation into whether Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries infringed upon hybrid electric vehicle patents owned by Baltimore-based Paice.... Read More »

Activist investor TCI presses VW to cut management pay

2:04 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2016

Activist investor TCI Fund Management slammed VW for excessive executive pay in light of poor stock performance and bloated costs that hurt earnings even before the diesel-emissions scandal in 2015 that caused the company's biggest-ever loss.... Read More »

VW's U.S. slump hits 6-month mark

12:30 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Continued weakness in the Volkswagen brand's core lineup of passenger cars dragged down its U.S. sales for the sixth consecutive month in April while Audi continued to roll, notching its 64th-straight monthly record.... Read More »

VW whips up miracle view of U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2016

The U.S. may be ground zero for Volkswagen's diesel scandal, but company executives proclaimed it the most important source of long-term growth for VW and said they are at work on a new brand strategy for the region.... Read More »

With Golf R400 canceled, VW shifts to Golf R

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

After canceling plans for a 395-hp Golf R400, Volkswagen is weighing its options for the next generation of the Golf R.... Read More »

VW concept could preview next Touareg

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

A luxury SUV concept VW unveiled at the Beijing auto show could preview the redesigned Touareg due in 2017. The T-Prime Concept GTE, hinting at the future styling of VW's crossovers and SUVs, features a plug-in hybrid powertrain paired with 4Motion all-wheel drive.... Read More »

German regulators hunting for defeat device find thermal window

April 23, 2016 10:46 CET

German regulators looking for illegal emissions test cheating software found carmakers make use of other techniques to tweak engine performance in a way that raised emission levels, German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said.... Read More »

Mitsubishi cheating deals new blow to industry credibility

9:04 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Mitsubishi's admission this week that it manipulated fuel-economy tests to mislead consumers is an ominous echo of the scandal rocking VW and another example of an automaker trying to skirt an increasing array of government regulations.... Read More »

VW begins recall of rigged Audi, Seat diesel cars

April 20, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group has begun recalling Audi and Seat models in Germany to fix rigged diesel engines and may now accelerate plans to bring VW Golfs into workshops.... Read More »

Woebcken takes the reins of VW of America

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2016

The Volkswagen brand's recently appointed North America chief, Hinrich Woebcken, has been named CEO of the VW Group of America. Woebcken had been the group's interim chief executive since the abrupt departure of former chief and dealer favorite Michael Horn on March 9.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Big cuts in Volkswagen bonuses

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

VW to slash bonuses for managers, dealer prepares scandal documentary; Tesla ditches grille with updated Model S; Ford opens GT ordering; Seeking allies for recall-repair push; Mild-hybrid tech.... Read More »

VW agrees to safeguard German jobs to quell labor unrest

April 11, 2016 14:46 CET

Volkswagen sought to defuse mounting tension with labor leaders by agreeing to negotiations to safeguard factories as it faces billions of euros in costs for its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

VW puts 3-row crossover through the paces

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

Volkswagen is putting its much-anticipated midsize crossover -- billed as a savior for the beleaguered brand -- through the paces ahead of a U.S. launch in the first quarter of next year.... Read More »

VW Phaeton: A few facts on a failed experiment

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

On March 18, the last Volkswagen Phaeton rolled off the line at the company's “Transparent Factory” in Dresden, Germany, concluding a production run of nearly 15 years. Here are a few facts about the Phaeton.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Carlson: 'NADA will remain vigilant'

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

Carlson takes helm, vows to battle 'overreach'; GM to make more trucks; Lincoln in Continental launch mode; Honda still big on cars; Value of used VW diesel.... Read More »

Diess says VW will 'redefine' brand in U.S.

5:01 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2016

VW brand chief Herbert Diess vowed to “redefine” VW's beleaguered brand identity in the U.S. market and pledged to boost production to support U.S. sales this year, but dealers say several issues remained unresolved.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL SCANDAL

VW diesel recalls delayed in Europe on fuel-consumption checks

April 1, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen's European diesel recall is being delayed because the automaker's fix for rigged engines results in higher fuel consumption, according to media reports.... Read More »

VW recalls 91,000 Passat sedans in U.S. to fix cable insulation

1:49 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2016

Volkswagen said it is recalling 91,000 Passat sedans in the U.S. to fix insufficient cable insulation that could cause short circuits.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Tesla's hopes lie in casket case?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2016

Tesla's hopes may lie in casket case; GM wins key ruling; Chevy dealers' dilemma; VW recalls Golf EVs; GM acquisition clears regulatory hurdle.... Read More »

VW dealer chief sees no room for retrenchment

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Volkswagen's dealer council chief says reversing the brand's three-year sales slide and setting a new, higher annual sales baseline are essential for the health of its 652 U.S. dealers.... Read More »

An up-close view of the gloom in Wolfsburg

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Six months into Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, the gloomy mood in Wolfsburg, the German city where VW is headquartered, was personified by former CEO Martin Winterkorn's visit to his optician on March 14.... Read More »

 
Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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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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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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