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Audi's A3, Q4 launches hit by VW emissions scandal, report says

Nov. 1, 2016 06:01 CET

The launches of Audi's new A3 and Q4 models have been delayed because the brand's engineers are busy updating vehicles fitted with manipulated software, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

Entry Audi A3 to add power, fuel efficiency

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

Entry-level versions of Audi's 2017 A3 sedan and convertible get a new engine/transmission combo that offers more power and better fuel efficiency than their 2016 counterparts.... Read More »

Audi warns of currency hit to revenue

Oct. 28, 2016 15:20 CET

Audi cut its revenue forecast for the year, blaming volatile currency markets. Revenue will stagnate compared with 2015 due to "challenging" conditions, it said. Previously Audi predicted a modest increase.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Sweeping changes at AutoNation

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2016

AutoNation to launch no-haggle used-car stores, reports Q3 profit drop; Mitsu posts loss; VW Atlas reveal; Ford-Unifor update; Dealer Stewart sues rival; Musk's reply to Lutz jab.... Read More »

Audi cuts earnings outlook scandal costs rise

Oct. 27, 2016 09:18 CET

Audi cut its earnings outlook and said it expects substantial additional costs triggered by parent VW Group's diesel-emissions scandal. Audi forecasts that its full-year operating margin will be "considerably below" a target corridor of 8 to 10 percent.... Read More »

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BLOG: Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs

7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2016

Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the importance of its domestic operations in the transformation to zero-emission electromobility. In contrast, Audi has chosen to build its first EV in Belgium.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford Q3 profit plunges 56%

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2016

Ford Q3 earnings plunge 56 percent; Tesla makes a profit; VW reverses loss, raises guidance; New models boost Volvo's bottom line; What's on tap at SEMA.... Read More »

VW Group ordered by Spanish court to compensate Audi owner

Oct. 27, 2016 08:56 CET

A Spanish court ordered two VW Group subsidiaries to pay $5,458 to a buyer of an Audi Q5 with altered emissions software. The ruling could open the door to a wave of consumer lawsuits.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: OnStar's Big Blue move

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2016

OnStar's Big Blue move; Audi pulls out of Le Mans; Subaru, Ford recalls; LG to challenge Tesla in energy storage; Mercedes powers up E class; This driverless truck's for you.... Read More »

Audi pilots corporate car-sharing fleet in latest mobility push

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2016

Audi of America is expanding its mobility services with a national corporate car-sharing fleet service it plans to roll out next year, the company said today. Called Audi Shared Fleet, the service is being piloted now with three Audi A4 sedans shared by tenants of American Underground, a technology incubator in Durham, N.C., Audi said.... Read More »

Audi quits Le Mans to focus on electric car racing

Oct. 26, 2016 16:19 CET

Audi will end its involvement in Le Mans next year after almost two decades to focus on racing electric cars. The move marks a shift in strategy as parent company Volkswagen Group battles to recover from its diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

Audi A3's fwd version to get more powerful engine, new transmission

11:31 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2016

The entry-level Audi A3 compact sedan and convertible will get a new engine and transmission combo for the 2017 model year that offers more power and fuel efficiency than its predecessors.... Read More »

Map provider Here forms partnership with Alibaba

Oct. 25, 2016 10:16 CET

Here, a major automotive provider of maps for onboard navigation systems owned by BMW, Mercedes and Audi, says it has formed a partnership with China's Alibaba to offer maps, traffic updates and navigation to Alibaba's customers.... Read More »

Audi to buy back 25,000 Q7 diesel SUVs in U.S., report says

11:09 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2016

Audi plans to buy back 25,000 Q7 diesel engine SUVs in the U.S. to compensate owners whose cars do not meet exhaust emission standards, German weekly Der Spiegel reported today.... Read More »

VW challenges sister brand Audi with new China-only model

Oct. 19, 2016 10:34 CET

VW will launch the Phideon sedan in China on Friday. The $53,273 model will compete directly with sister brand Audi. The sedan is aimed at buyers looking for luxurious yet less-flashy cars amid a nationwide crackdown on conspicuous consumption.... Read More »

Audi, Mercedes face labor shortage in Hungary

Oct. 19, 2016 14:40 CET

Audi and Mercedes executives say a shortage of labor in Hungary is presenting problems for the automakers, which have both invested heavily to build cars in the country. Efforts should be made to improve worker mobility and local infrastructure to help solve the issue, they said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford idling production of F-150

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2016

Ford idling output of F-150, other models amid sales drop; VW's day in court; Bolt sales prediction; Honda China expansion; Infiniti mulls EV; Snyder: Fleeting way to boost share?... Read More »

BMW won't chase sales to keep U.S. luxury crown

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2016

It's only mid-October, but BMW is conceding the highly contested race for top-selling premium brand in the United States. BMW's U.S. sales will drop this year from a record 346,023 vehicles in 2015 because the German brand doesn't have enough crossovers to meet hot demand.... Read More »

VW Group's global sales rise 7% in Sept. boosted by China, Europe

Oct. 14, 2016 11:58 CET

VW Group said its global sales rose 7.1 percent increase last month, boosted by China and Europe demand, in the biggest rise since its diesel-emissions scandal broke a year ago.... Read More »

Mercedes extends luxury sales lead over BMW

Oct. 13, 2016 12:40 CET

Mercedes extended its lead in a race with BMW for the luxury-car sales crown, as a series of new models position it to overtake its rival for the first time in a decade. After nine months, Mercedes is ahead of BMW in global new-car sales by 57,985 units.... Read More »

Mercedes extends luxury sales lead in bid to unseat BMW

6:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2016

Mercedes-Benz extended its lead in a race with BMW for the luxury-car sales crown, as a series of new models position it to overtake its rival for the first time in a decade.... Read More »

Caniforms and virtual cockpits: What people are saying about Audi's Q5 crossover

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2016

The second-generation Q5 adds size, technology and power to the outgoing model while inheriting the looks of some of its Audi siblings, including the Q7. Here’s what journalists, analysts and others are saying about the Audi Q5.... Read More »

VW recalls 281,500 vehicles in U.S. due to fuel leaks

11:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2016

Volkswagen AG is recalling about 281,500 Volkswagen and Audi brand vehicles in the U.S. in three separate recalls, each due to fuel leaks but with different causes, according to a regulatory filing today.... Read More »

Audi workers call for job guarantee in Germany

Oct. 6, 2016 11:09 CET

Audi's labor boss has called on the automaker to build more electric models in Germany and extend a job guarantee for 60,000 workers in its home market beyond 2018 as the company pursues a strategic overhaul in the wake of parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

Audi of America names its first American CFO

2:36 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2016

Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The luxury brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as its CFO, reporting to Audi of America President Scott Keogh, according to an Audi statement. The move is effective immediately.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
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