Audi

KEITH CRAIN

It is finally happening, sort of

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2017

After a decade of delays and false starts, it looks like we will see several more 48-volt battery systems installed in the top-of-the-line German vehicles in 2018. It will be interesting to see how it works.... Read More »

Audi will dissolve task force set up amid VW Group's diesel scandal

Dec. 13, 2017 09:02 CET

Audi will dissolve the task force it set up to investigate how many of its diesel cars have "defeat" devices designed to cheat official tests of NOx emissions, CEO Rupert Stadler said.... Read More »

Audi drops plan to sell Ducati motorcycle brand

Dec. 12, 2017 10:38 CET

Audi has dropped plans to sell Ducati in a sign of confidence that it expects to be able to carry the costs of its strategic overhaul following parent VW Group's emissions scandal.... Read More »

Mercedes expects successful 2018 in China after edging out Audi

Dec. 5, 2017 13:02 CET

Mercedes expects 2018 to be another bumper year in China after the brand edged past Audi in vehicle sales in the first 10 months.... Read More »

VW/AUDI: VW brand slips amid small-car collapse; Audi up 12%

12:48 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017

Volkswagen brand sales were down 1.6 percent to 29,207 while Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to 97 months, rising 12 percent.... Read More »

Audi will build two new electric SUVs in Germany

Nov. 28, 2017 17:37 CET

Audi will build two full-electric cars at its main plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, as part of a labor deal with unions.... Read More »

2017 ALL STAR | BRAND EXECUTIVE

Scott Keogh

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh could have kept a low profile during 2017. But Keogh would rather that "low profile" describe only the tires on Audi's lineup.... Read More »

VW/AUDI: Sales, share continue climb

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2017

Volkswagen sales were up 12 percent to 27,732 on growing sales of its new crossover lineup. Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to eight consecutive years.... Read More »

Audi service secrets: Fast fixes and goodwill repairs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2017

What explains Audi's streak of 96 straight monthly U.S. sales increases? A lot of things. But Peter Donnellan has his own explanation: customer service.... Read More »

HIDDEN HANGOVER

America's SUV thirst hits luxury brands behind the scenes

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2017

Luxury carmakers benefiting from red-hot demand for lucrative SUVs are dealing with a behind-the-scenes headache because of just how swiftly consumer demand has shifted away from sedans.... Read More »

Audi will recall diesel A8s as German watchdog suspects emissions manipulation

Nov. 2, 2017 13:12 CET

Audi said Germany's transport watchdog is looking at whether it manipulated NOx emissions in its flagship A8 sedan. It said it will recall nearly 5,000 A8 models in Europe fitted with V-8 diesel engines.... Read More »

VW/AUDI: Sales, share continue climb

11:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2017

Volkswagen sales were up 12 percent to 27,732 on growing sales of its new crossover lineup. Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to eight consecutive years.... Read More »

2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Audi picks Detroit for A7's show debut

Nov. 1, 2017 11:22 CET

Audi has picked the Detroit auto show in January for the debut of its latest-generation A7.... Read More »

U.S., Calif. regulators approve fix for VW 3.0-liter diesel crossovers

11:40 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2017

U.S. and California regulators approved a fix for about 38,000 Volkswagen Group 3.0-liter diesel crossovers with potential excess emissions, a decision that could save the automaker more than $1 billion according to a letter reviewed by Reuters.... Read More »

Audi unveils redesigned A7

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2017

Audi's latest A7 Sportback is the new "dynamic, sporty face" of the brand, design chief Marc Lichte said at the car's unveiling last week.... Read More »

Audi's redesigned A7 flexes more muscle

Oct. 19, 2017 20:23 CET

Audi has given the A7 Sportback a fresh, muscular design, cleaner interior and advanced technology including remote garage parking and 48-volt mild hybrid technology.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Audi Q2

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2017

Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 106,000 units next year, according to IHS Markit.... Read More »

Q&A: PETER MERTENS

Audi tech strategy: Add EVs, cut big engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Audi is rethinking its whole engine lineup as it embraces electrification and works with Porsche to co-develop vehicle architecture.... Read More »

Mercedes firms up luxury lead over BMW and Audi

Oct. 14, 2017 11:43 CET

Mercedes widened its lead in global luxury-car sales as the revamped E-class sedan and a range of fresh SUVs fueled growth that outpaced BMW and Audi.... Read More »

Porsche seeks damages from Audi over diesel scandal, report says

Oct. 9, 2017 09:30 CET

Porsche is seeking 200 million euros ($234 million) in damages from its luxury sibling brand, Audi, over costs related to manipulated 3.0-liter diesel engines used in its vehicles, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

VW/AUDI: Crossovers lift VW 33%; Audi up, too

11:10 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

Volkswagen brand sales shot up 33 percent in September, thanks in large part to its new pair of three-row crossovers.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Audi exec shares views on EV push

Oct. 3, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi is striving to take the early lead in the race to offer self-driving technology with the Level 3-capable A8 sedan and also plans to debut one EV each year from 2018 until 2020. Development chief Peter Mertens told Automotive News Europe how the automaker plans to achieve its goals.... Read More »

Audi resolves diesel-scandal dispute with engineer

Oct. 2, 2017 09:46 CET

Audi has resolved a legal dispute with a former engineer who sued the carmaker for wrongful dismissal, the automaker said. Ulrich Weiss was fired amid investigations into the company's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for October

Oct. 2, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at whether the diesel powertrain has a long-term future.... Read More »

VW withdraws Ducati sale amid unions' opposition

Oct. 2, 2017 10:23 CET

VW Group halted the sale of its Ducati motorcycle unit amid opposition from its unions, an Italian labor leader said. The automaker considered selling Ducati as part of an asset review that started last year in the wake of its diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

 
Renault shows it's ready for autonomous future

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21 2018

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Anyone connected to the automotive business will tell you that in the not-so-distant future cars wil ...
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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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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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Denso chairman Katoh retires; Arima remains CEO
Nobuaki Katoh, who led Denso through a recession and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, is stepping do ...
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Ousted Ford North America boss Nair loses at least $5 million in bonuses
Raj Nair, ousted as Ford's president of North America, will lose a $5 million stock bonus given to h ...
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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 gets new engineering chief from BMW
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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Skoda veteran is Audi's new China sales boss
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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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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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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