Audi

Audi plans to buy car rental app in Silicon Valley challenge

March 30, 2017 17:56 CET

Audi plans to buy a U.S. startup that rents out A4 cars in a bid to boost digital revenue as the industry shifts away from outright car ownership.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford investing millions in Canada

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2017

Ford adding r&d center, global engine in Canada; VW 10-state settlement; Audi buys rest of rental venture; Successor to FJ Cruiser?; A Seoul Bolt show; Tesla's secret sketch pad.... Read More »

Audi's unions demand electric model for German plant

March 30, 2017 09:34 CET

Audi labor leaders have asked the company to assign production of an all-electric model to the carmaker's main plant in Germany. Unions are concerned that Audi's German workers might lose out as EVs gain in importance.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: First U.S. sales gain of 2017?

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 29, 2017

First U.S. sales gain of '17?; Ford engine-fire risk; Recalls cut into Blue Oval earnings; Big checks for Opel execs?; VW's raid outrage; Brexit wish list; Driverless deep-dish.... Read More »

Audi speeds up SUV surge

March 28, 2017 09:55 CET

SUV sales could account for half of Audi's total global volume in the future, the automaker's head of sales and marketing said.... Read More »

Audi halts A4, A5 output at German plant

March 27, 2017 14:20 CET

Audi will halt production of the A4 and A5 at its Ingolstadt factory this week until Thursday due to a parts shortage after a fire at a supplier. The break in production is expected to result in 5,600 fewer vehicles being built at the German plant.... Read More »

Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected

March 24, 2017 14:21 CET

Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, giving the VW Group premium brand a boost amid the diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

Toyota brings Lexus to India with eye on growing affluence

6:33 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

Toyota is bringing Lexus to India more than two decades after introducing the marque in China, an acknowledgment of the second-most populous country's potential for luxury demand.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Uber execs defend 'scrappy' CEO

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2017

Uber execs defend 'scrappy' CEO; Report: Audi board to discuss raids, Stadler; FCA probe; Tesla Model 3 owners to be less forgiving on quality, Power says; Ford's oval back in blue.... Read More »

Audi board to meet over recent raids, Stadler

8:48 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Top officials at Volkswagen AG's Audi division will meet next week to discuss a raid by German prosecutors on the carmaker's premises last week and the standing of its embattled CEO, following emissions violations, Reuters reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Discounts and markups on Chevy Bolt

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Some getting discounts on Chevy Bolt, others paying a premium; Audi's three-EV plan; Uber exec quits amid chaos; BMW CEO to Trump: U.S. 'our second home'; A bouncing baby VW?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: T-Roc to join VW crossover lineup

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

VW to launch T-Roc in U.S. in '19; Mitsu delays two key redesigns amid Nissan alliance; Buick Regal wagon spied; VW CEO's office searched - report; The 'when' of autonomous cars.... Read More »

Audi gives details of 3 EVs to debut in next 3 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler offered details of three full-electric cars the German automaker plans to introduce in the next three years.... Read More »

Audi to launch coupe-styled Q4 crossover in '19

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Audi will launch a coupe-styled Q4 crossover in 2019 to challenge models such as the Range Rover Evoque and upcoming BMW X2.... Read More »

Audi defends plan for second JV in China

March 17, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi defended a plan that has angered some of its China dealers and led to a plunge in its sales in its No. 1 market. Audi says the creation of a second China JV with SAIC-VW would help the company grow and also diversify risks.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2017

There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. This week however the polished veneer began to wear away in the steady flow of questions related to his role in the lead up to VW's diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2017

There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. This week however the polished veneer began to wear away in the steady flow of questions related to his role in the lead up to VW Group's diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Trump vows fight for auto jobs

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2017

Trump in Detroit: A fight for jobs, 'Painful adjustment' ahead?, Environmental groups defend mpg targets; Marchionne: 'Zero interest' in VW merger; Audi Q4 confirmed; Tesla cash hunt.... Read More »

Audi offices, plants in Germany raided by prosecutors amid VW diesel scandal

March 15, 2017 10:33 CET

German prosecutors searched Audi's two biggest plants and other sites in connection with the emissions scandal still rocking parent Volkswagen Group, adding to pressure on the luxury division and its CEO Rupert Stadler.... Read More »

Audi aims to make EVs a 'must have'

March 15, 2017 15:21 CET

Audi offered more details of its plans to launch three full-electric cars by 2020, starting with the e-tron SUV, as CEO Rupert Stadler outlined the automaker's plans to make EVs a "must have."... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trump grants more time for mpg debate

3:15 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

In Detroit, Trump grants more time for mpg debate; 30 cities vow to buy EVs; GM to lay off 1,100, then rehire 500; Audi CEO: No repeat of diesel crisis; Ford recalls '17 Mustang.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Trump's gift to Detroit?

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

Trump expected to re-open mpg review, roll back climate-change rules, retain Calif. autonomy; Sage dealerships settle FTC charges; Audi, VW raided; 'Promising' battery breakthrough.... Read More »

Audi will launch Q4 in 2019 in SUV push

March 15, 2017 12:43 CET

Audi confirmed it will launch its Q4 in 2019 as the brand continues to expand in the fast-growing SUV/crossover market. The coupe-styled crossover will challenge models such as the BMW X2 and the Range Rover Evoque.... Read More »

Audi's equal-pay spot helps brand top automakers in February Twitter engagement

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Audi topped auto brands in Twitter engagement in February with help from its Super Bowl spot that addressed pay equality.... Read More »

Audi sued by Australia's consumer watchdog over VW Group emissions

March 8, 2017 10:13 CET

Australia's consumer watchdog is suing the local Audi unit of VW Group for intentionally selling more than 12,000 vehicles with software that hid levels of toxic emissions.... Read More »

 
China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
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W. European sales edge up in February
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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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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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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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
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
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