Audi

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 Volkswagen 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 »

Gems in Geneva

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

Mercedes will contribute to the glitz at the Geneva auto show, while Italdesign, Audi's design and engineering subsidiary, will present a vehicle that takes shared individual mobility to new heights.... Read More »

Audi CEO steps down from Piech family foundation

March 3, 2017 11:53 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has stepped down from leadership roles at the Piech family foundation, Austrian company filings show. Stadler was a close confidant of former Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech.... Read More »

FEBRUARY U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales slip again but SAAR remains strong

9:15 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales, hurt by a slump in car demand, slipped 1.1 percent in February as higher incentives and Presidents' Day promotions failed to help the industry rebound from January's dip. But the SAAR remained strong at 17.57 million. GM, Honda and Nissan, helped by strong truck demand and more generous discounts, posted higher sales, while weak car shipments dented Toyota, Ford, Hyundai-Kia and FCA volume.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes-Benz adds to early lead with higher prices

4:00 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Mercedes-Benz rolled through another month as the top-selling luxury auto brand in the U.S.... Read More »

VOLKSWAGEN: VW up 13% on Golf; Audi gains again on crossovers

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

VW sales continued to rebound in February following the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, rising 13 percent, while Audi sales climbed 17 percent last month, the luxury brand's 74th consecutive sales record.... Read More »

Audi, Porsche, BMW top U.S. magazine brand rankings

March 1, 2017 09:35 CET

German automakers dominated a top U.S. magazine's annual ranking of automotive brands, with Audi leading ahead of Porsche and BMW. However, some German brands struggled as the core VW marque and Mercedes dropped down the list.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

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

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

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

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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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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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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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
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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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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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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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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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
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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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
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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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
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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