Audi

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Is the Audi R8 about to go rear-wheel drive?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

A doughnut-friendly version of the Audi R8 is something that has not been in the cards since the nameplate's debut a distant 11 years ago. But Audi is hinting that something may be in the works.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Aicon concept previews Audi's self-driving plans

Sept. 11, 2017 21:55 CET

Audi has unveiled a luxury autonomous concept at the Frankfurt auto show designed to showcase its Level 5 self-driving technology.... Read More »

Crossovers command Audi's attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Audi is is busily redesigning, refreshing and expanding its existing lineup, especially its crossovers.
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VW Group's EV push gains momentum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Volkswagen Group's massive global electrification strategy, which uses as many as three new EV platforms, will take place alongside the normal cadence of redesigns and freshenings of existing models.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: First impressions of Audi's self-driving system

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2017

The Level 3 autonomous driving technology in the new Audi A8, which will be on display at the upcoming Frankfurt auto show, has some interesting highlights.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Audi concepts highlight self-driving advances

Sept. 8, 2017 18:32 CET

Audi is highlighting its ambitions for self-driving cars with two concept vehicles that have advanced "hands-free" autonomous functions.... Read More »

Audi may seek type approval exemption for A8's self-driving system

Sept. 6, 2017 09:21 CET

Audi will most likely seek a type approval exemption from regulators to speed up the introduction in Europe of its Traffic Jam Pilot, the first Level 3 autonomous system in a series production car.... Read More »

VW's Ducati sale said to stall at union roadblock, strategy rift

Sept. 4, 2017 21:20 CET

VW Group has put on hold the sale of Ducati motorcycles after resistance from German trade unions and internal rifts on strategy, sources told Reuters.... Read More »

VW-AUDI: 3-row crossovers boost results; Audi rises again

1:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Volkswagen brand sales rose 9 percent in August as two new larger crossovers helped the company further recover from its diesel emissions crisis.... Read More »

COMMENTARY

Audi's management shake-up is half-baked

Aug. 29, 2017 09:41 CET

Audi has shaken up its top management but the promotion of internal candidates instead of bringing in outsiders means the changes won't be a new beginning for the automaker amid its emissions-cheating crisis.... Read More »

Audi Sport in no race for a halo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

Despite requests from customers for a hypercar, Stephan Winkelmann and his revamped Audi Sport division will be busy for the foreseeable future launching a host of new nameplates, particularly crossovers and fully electric cars.... Read More »

Audi names 4 new board members amid emissions scandal

Aug. 28, 2017 15:22 CET

Audi is replacing CFO Axel Strotbek, production boss Hubert Waltl, human resources head Thomas Sigi and sales chief Dietmar Voggenreiter in the aftermath of its diesel scandal. CEO Rupert Stadler remains in office.... Read More »

Audi replaces 4 board members; CEO stays

9:32 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

Audi announced its biggest management reshuffle in years on Monday as it seeks a fresh start in the aftermath of Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

Get your calculator: Audi names add up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

Get out your scientific calculators, Audi is renaming its models (maybe).... Read More »

Best seat in the house? The Audi A3

10:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2017

The seats in the 2017 Audi A3, supplied by Magna International, received a perfect score in J.D. Power's latest Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study.... Read More »

Audi will decide on management reshuffle on Monday, report says

Aug. 24, 2017 09:51 CET

Audi's supervisory board will meet on Monday to decide on which new executives will lead its finance, sales, production and human resources divisions, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Audi to pad nameplates with more numbers

1:48 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2017

Beginning with the launch of the redesigned A8 sedan this year, Audi is adding a two-digit subdesignation to 2018 models to delineate respective power output, regardless of the makeup of the powertrain.... Read More »

Audi seeks to increase driving range of EVs with solar-embedded panoramic roofs

Aug. 23, 2017 10:42 CET

Audi and China's Hanergy Thin Film Power Group plan to develop a panoramic glass roof with solar cells to help boost the driving range of the upcoming automaker's electric vehicles.... Read More »

Audi expected to replace 4 board members by Sept.

Aug. 22, 2017 18:01 CET

Audi is preparing to appoint internal candidates to lead its finance, sales, production and human resources divisions in a management shuffle, sources said.... Read More »

Audi expected to replace 4 board members by Sept.

1:01 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017

Audi's management will be reshuffled by the start of the Frankfurt auto show in mid-September, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, with four of the board's seven members to be replaced.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: U.S. seeks to extradite Audi exec

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2017

U.S. seeks to extradite Audi exec; Carbon-fiber wheeled Porsche; Ferrari tops FCA; When quality glitch can't be fixed; Volvo moonroofs to Nissan lawn art: Awaiting big eclipse.... Read More »

Audi manager held in Germany being sought by U.S. for extradition, report says

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2017

American authorities asked Germany to keep an Audi executive in custody to prepare for his extradition while offering him a guilty-plea deal, Bloomberg reported... Read More »

Audi faces profit-linked fines in diesel cheat probe

Aug. 7, 2017 16:08 CET

Audi as a corporation has become part of a probe into diesel emissions manipulation that so far has targeted individuals. German authorities are entitled to fine a corporation up to $11.8 million and seize profits beyond that level if its managers are found violating the law.... Read More »

Self-driving cars face type approval standards hurdle

Aug. 5, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi's new A8 can pilot itself along highways while the driver watches the on-board TV, but it may take until the end of the decade before countries can agree on how to validate its Level 3 self-driving system.... Read More »

Munich prosecutors escalate Audi emissions-cheating probe to board level

Aug. 4, 2017 16:05 CET

Prosecutors in Munich say they are seeking to establish whether any Audi top managers violated their supervisory duties in connection with the diesel emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

 
Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Luca Ciferri
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26 2017

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Toyota Executive Vice President Didier Leroy showed a much bolder Toyota at the Tokyo auto show with ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
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