Audi

Audi dealers want profits to rebound

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Audi's U.S. dealers are seeking a rebound in store profits that were dented last year as the brand surpassed 200,000 U.S. sales for the first time.... Read More »

Ford of Europe mulls cars with rugged look to benefit from booming crossover demand

March 26, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford of Europe may seek to benefit from the boom in crossover sales by adding more rugged versions of its mainstream models -- a style popularized by Audi's allroad quattro range.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan's F-150 fighter enters ring

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2016

In New York: Nissan's F-150 fighter enters ring; Showy debut for plug-in Mitsu Outlander; Audi dealer morale strong, U.S. boss says; Mazda, BMW 'world cars'; VW deadline extended.... Read More »

Audi's new R8 Spyder is faster, tighter, more powerful

March 24, 2016 17:25 CET

Audi says its new R8 Spyder will have more power, new drive modes, a tighter chassis, and a faster sprint time than ever before. The company says the Spyder's V-10 540-hp engine will push it to 100kph (62mph) in 3.6 seconds and continue up to just over 318kph (197 mph).... Read More »

Audi dials back 2016 U.S. sales goal, dealer chief says

4:19 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2016

Audi of America scaled back its 2016 U.S. sales goals in a move company executives say aims to preserve brand and dealer health amid a broader slowdown in luxury volume growth.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Supercars shine in Big Apple

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2016

NY Auto Show: Nissan juices up GT-R; Audi R8 Spyder's racecar feel; 'Huge' change for Prius; MDX shows new face of Acura; McConaughey bullish on Lincoln ads; Showing love to Google.... Read More »

Audi halts production at Brussels plant after terror attacks

March 22, 2016 16:18 CET

Volkswagen Group's Audi unit has stopped production at its factory in Brussels following terror attacks at the city's airport and at a metro train station that left at least 30 people dead and scores injured.... Read More »

Audi halts production at Brussels plant after terror attacks

10:00 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2016

Audi has stopped production at its factory in Brussels following terror attacks in the city. Audi told the 1,100 late shift staff to stay at home today as the city remains in lockdown following attacks at Brussels airport and a metro train station that left at least 30 people dead and scores injured.... Read More »

U.S. to get Sportback variant of redesigned Audi A5 in '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Audi's four-door, coupe-styled A5 Sportback will arrive in the U.S. next year when the A5 is redesigned. The smaller counterpart to the A7 will give Audi a head-to-head competitor for BMW's 3-series Gran Turismo.... Read More »

Audi positions A4 to be its top-selling car

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

The redesigned A4, with its sporty driving dynamics and technology upgrades, stands to reclaim Audi's sedan sales title from the A3.... Read More »

Month after month, Audi delivers. Not that you noticed

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Whenever luxury-vehicle leaders are the topic, the focus is on the holy trinity of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus. No. 4 Audi is usually an afterthought. But notice that the brand from Ingolstadt, Germany, now has racked up 76 straight months of year-to-year sales gains in the U.S.... Read More »

Audi drops plan to offer an A4 diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

SAN DIEGO -- Audi of America has scrapped plans to launch the redesigned 2017 A4 sedan with an optional 2.0-liter diesel engine.
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Who's showing what at the New York auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2016

You don't think of New York City as a place to cut loose with a supercar - but the city's auto show seems to draw buyers of those ultraperformance marvels.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Landmark safety deal reported

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

Automakers said to reach braking-tech deal; First a recall, then this?; AutoNation boss: Spiffs, leasing raise 'yellow flags'; Spotlight on Camaro ZL1, Audi A5 Sportback, Mercedes CLA.... Read More »

Audi, Mini score highest in service department satisfaction, J.D. Power says

1:15 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

Audi and Mini were the two winners in customer satisfaction at dealership service departments in a benchmark study that J.D. Power and Associates released today.... Read More »

Audi readies A5 Sportback for U.S.

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2016

Audi is making plans to sell the four-door A5 Sportback in the U.S. beginning next year, giving the luxury brand a smaller counterpart to its rakish A7 and a rival to BMW's 3-series Gran Turismo.... Read More »

Audi scraps 2.0-liter diesel for retooled A4 in U.S.

11:45 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2016

Audi of America is scrapping plans to launch the redesigned 2017 A4 sedan with an optional 2.0-liter diesel engine. The decision reflects lower demand for diesel-engine variants of Audi sedans relative to crossovers, Audi of America President Scott Keogh told Automotive News.... Read More »

Audi to head VW Group's fuel cell efforts

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

Audi will lead Volkswagen Group's development efforts in emissions-free hydrogen fuel cell cars to better position the brand as an innovation leader, its executives said.... Read More »

Audi's Q2 goes for "attitude' while making a play for younger buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

The Q2 crossover Audi unveiled in Geneva does not appear headed for the U.S. market, but it is an interesting example of how the German brand is focusing on younger buyers in the crossover category.... Read More »

BMW regains ground in February in global luxury sales race

March 11, 2016 11:56 CET

Mercedes-Benz is the world's best-selling luxury brand after two months even as last year's leader, BMW, regained lost ground in February.... Read More »

Audi sales rise 3% in February on strong Europe demand

March 10, 2016 11:39 CET

Audi's global vehicle sales rose 3.3 percent last month as strong demand in Europe following the launch of the new A4 helped to offset smaller gains in China and the U.S.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A helping hand for Fiat dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2016

Fiat reveals plan to aid struggling dealers, simplify trims; Why AutoNation, peers took hit on Wall St.; Audi takes point on fuel cells; Canada's debt warning; Volvo: Unify EV charging.... Read More »

Audi will lead fuel cell cars for VW Group

March 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi will lead Volkswagen Group's development efforts in emissions-free hydrogen fuel cell cars to better position the brand as an innovation leader. Its first fuel cell car could be an SUV previewed by the H-tron concept.... Read More »

Audi's 435-hp SQ7 gets electric supercharger to top diesel-power race

March 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi is giving electric superchargers their first production application with the 435-hp SQ7 SUV as the automaker leads the race to increase diesel-engine power.... Read More »

Audi loses $124 million Texas verdict over seat-back failure

12:40 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2016

A Texas jury ordered Volkswagen's Audi unit to pay $124.5 million to an 11-year-old boy who was left brain damaged in a 2012 rear-end collision.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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