Audi

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 »

Tesla Model 3 threatens German luxury sedan sales in U.S.

Aug. 2, 2017 09:56 CET

BMW, Mercedes and Audi could face a challenge to their U.S. sales from the Tesla Model 3, which has options that position it in the luxury car market.... Read More »

JULY SALES

Sales drop 7% behind dips at Detroit 3, Nissan, Honda

9:28 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 6.9 percent in July, the weakest showing yet in a year that is on track to generate the industry's first decline in volume since the 2008-09 market collapse. The SAAR dropped to 16.78 million, down more than 1 million from July 2016.... Read More »

VW July sales fall 5.8%, Audi's rise 2.5%

5:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Despite a 2.5 percent gain by Audi, Volkswagen of America's July sales slid 2.3 percent to 50,059.... Read More »

Audi targets big cost cuts to fund EV push, report says

July 31, 2017 10:03 CET

Audi plans to reduce costs by 10 billion euros ($12 billion) to help fund a shift to EVs, Reuters reported. The bulk of the savings would come from cutting research and development costs, sources said.... Read More »

Benetton family in shortlist to buy Ducati from VW, report says

July 29, 2017 19:13 CET

Italy's Benetton family is among five bidders shortlisted to buy Italian motorcycle brand Ducati, which is being sold by Volkswagen Group, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Audi braces for earnings hit over model ramp-up costs

July 28, 2017 08:32 CET

Audi is bracing for earnings to take a hit in the fourth quarter because of ramp-up costs for new vehicles. After falling behind rivals Mercedes and BMW on global sales last year, Audi hopes to regain momentum with new cars such an electric SUV, the Q4 and Q8 SUVs and redesigns of the A6, A7 and A8 model lines.... Read More »

Audi faces management board reshuffle

July 28, 2017 16:36 CET

A big board reshuffle at Audi looks increasingly likely after two more media outlets said that four top executives at the automaker face dismissal amid the company's diesel emissions crisis.... Read More »

Porsche repeats as most appealing brand, Power says

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

Luxury brands again dominate the top spots in J.D. Power's latest study of new-vehicle appeal. Genesis debuted at No. 2, followed by BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the top five.... Read More »

VW CEO raps Porsche labor boss over Audi criticism

July 25, 2017 07:50 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller criticized Porsche's labor chief over public remarks about Audi's management in a sign of growing tensions within the automaker.... Read More »

Aluminum pioneer takes steel path

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

Audi has sharply reduced the amount of aluminum in the bodyshell of its new A8.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's new A8 self-driving flagship sedan, he is putting into practice what he has learned.... Read More »

Four Audi board members face dismissal, report says

July 21, 2017 15:30 CET

Audi is considering dismissing four top executives including its sales and production chiefs as it wrestles with an emissions-cheating crisis, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported.... Read More »

Audi to recall 850,000 diesel cars to update emissions software

July 21, 2017 11:48 CET

Audi will recall up to 850,000 diesel cars to update software controlling emissions in a bid to avoid potential driving bans. Porsche and VW cars with Audi engines are also part of the recall.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: New push to clear the air in Europe

8:30 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

New push to clear the air in Europe: Audi recalls 850,000 vehicles; VW to pay more in Calif.; Ford designer shakeup; Blind citizens seek autonomous-car input; Hall of Fame inductees.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Volvo to invest in sibling Lynk & CO

8:15 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2017

Volvo to invest in sibling Lynk & CO; Audi in hot water over ad; Judge allows VW bondholder suit to proceed; NAFTA talks to begin mid-August; Next Nissan Leaf to sport 'e-Pedal.'... Read More »

Audi confident new A8 will hold lead in race to offer Level 3 driving

July 19, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi believes it will be the first automaker to launch a self-driving car even though its first model with that capability, the new A8, still needs to undergo lengthy government approvals that could allow a competitor to pass the automaker in the race to market.... Read More »

Audi made an ad in China comparing a wife to a used car -- it's not going over well

3:17 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2017

In an Audi commercial from China, a mother-in-law interrupts a wedding ceremony to inspect the bride, checking whether she's up to standard. The scene was used in an ad promoting used Audis.... Read More »

A8's new controls help driver keep eyes on the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Audi is redesigning its human-machine interfaces across its lineup, beginning with the A8, to incorporate haptic feedback, which the brand views as an added safety measure.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Product-lean Chrysler dips below Audi

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Product-lean Chrysler dips below Audi in U.S. sales; Kona gives Hyundai new face; Weed stashed in shipment of Fusions; High expectations, 'emotional hardship' for Tesla's Musk.... Read More »

Audi dealers may have role in on-demand system

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Scott Keogh, CEO of Audi of America says the brand's dealer network, could get involved in the brand's on-demand mobility experiment down the road.... Read More »

Audi poised to pass Chrysler as sales climb

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Audi catches Chrysler as its winning streak pushes on toward eight years.... Read More »

 
Labor gain and strain loom from EV shift

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24 2017

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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

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

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

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

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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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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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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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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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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