Audi

Sales of 'new' 2015 TDIs keep VW ahead; Audi rises

2:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Volkswagen and Audi bucked a bad industry sales month in April, finishing up for the month -- though VW got some help from repaired turbodiesel engines to stay in positive territory.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes expands lead as sales fall

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Sales of luxury vehicles slid 1.6 percent in April to 159,793, driven by big declines at the top three brands, with Mercedes expanding its lead over rivals BMW and Lexus.... Read More »

At Audi plant, labor tensions stir

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2017

Workers at Audi's new plant in San Jose Chiapa are holding their union leadership responsible for what they say are less-than-premium wages and benefits.... Read More »

Audi's A8 self-driving tech depends on regulatory changes

April 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi's upcoming A8 flagship sedan is expected to be the first production car capable of Level 3 autonomous driving, but the feature will not be immediately available because governments must first pass new laws that provide legal certainty.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

China's luxury market to grow to 3M a year, Audi, Mercedes predict

April 20, 2017 09:44 CET

China's premium market will grow to about three million cars a year, Audi and Mercedes executives predicted. Audi is China's best-selling luxury brand but is losing ground to Mercedes.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Audi electric sedan previews Jaguar I-Pace fighter

April 19, 2017 11:56 CET

Audi said it will launch a production version of the e-tron Sportback electric sedan, which debuted in Shanghai, in 2019.... 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 »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Tesla 'inexplicable,' AutoNation CEO says

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2017

AutoNation chief: GM undervalued, Tesla 'inexplicable'; Forecasts call for record sales, more confidence; Samsung buying FCA unit?; Nissan puppy paradise; Audi queues up new rides.... Read More »

Audi outlines production plans for Q8, Q4 SUVs

April 11, 2017 12:04 CET

Audi outlined production plans for its upcoming Q8 and Q4 as the Volkswagen Group premium brand accelerates its push into the booming SUV/crossover market.... Read More »

Next Audi A8 gets self-driving technology, new styling direction

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Audi's new A8 flagship, which goes on sale in the U.S. this fall, will have advanced autonomous driving technology and will mark the start of a new styling direction for the brand.... Read More »

VW diesels pile up in U.S. awaiting fix or scrap yard

April 10, 2017 10:14 CET

Volkswagen Group is making progress settling U.S. legal claims from its emission-cheating scandal, but one challenge looms unresolved: What to do with the hundreds of thousands of diesel cars it is being forced to buy back.... Read More »

Audi, Porsche team up to develop vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Audi and Porsche will join forces on vehicle development -- sharing platforms, modules and components.... Read More »

Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down June 1

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1, setting up a shuffling of executives at Audi of America.... Read More »

Mexico auto output, exports surge in Q1

5:40 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2017

Mexico's booming auto industry set records across the board in the first quarter, with production jumping 17 percent, exports surging 14 percent and local light-vehicle sales rising 8.9 percent vs. the year-ago period.... Read More »

Audi plans summer unveil for high-tech A8

April 6, 2017 09:14 CET

Audi will unveil its new A8 flagship in the summer ahead of its sales launch later this year. The sedan will have advanced autonomous driving technology and will mark the start of a new styling direction for the brand.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan vet to lead PSA's U.S. return

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2017

Ex-Nissan, TrueCar exec Dominique to lead PSA's U.S. return; More auto companies join 'O'Reilly Factor' exodus; CFPB director grilled; Audi's A8 plans; Nissan's service quest.... Read More »

Audi and Porsche will join forces on vehicle development

April 5, 2017 17:30 CET

Volkswagen Group's Audi and Porsche brands will join forces on vehicle development. The focus will be on developing shared vehicle platforms, modules and components. The pact follows a period of intense in-house competition between the two brands.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Audi, Porsche to work together

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2017

Audi, Porsche join forces on development; NADA predicts stable '17 sales, analysts recall 'triple threat'; Challenge of sharing an EV; Nissan's 370Z Heritage; 'Huge' Infiniti tease.... 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 »

German judge condemns lack of transparency at Audi diesel scandal hearing

April 4, 2017 15:29 CET

A German judge has condemned the lack of transparency over Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal.... Read More »

Audi revs up TT with 2018 RS variant

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

Audi is bringing a high-performance variant of the TT coupe to the New York auto show.... 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 »

Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down

2:00 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

Bentley CEO Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Audi of America's COO, will replace Winkler.... 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 »

LUXURY: BMW gets first 2017 win over Mercedes

6:45 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

BMW topped its rival in the U.S. luxury auto market for the first time this year, eeking out a monthly sales gain and gaining ground on Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

 
Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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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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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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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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