Audi

Audi CEO tells paper diesel crisis not over, vows to stay on

May 26, 2018 11:45 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said the diesel emissions affair was not over and promised to stay at the helm of the automaker, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

Audi CEO says diesel crisis not over and vows to stay on

10:25 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2018

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said the company's diesel emissions affair was not over and promised to stay at the helm of the German luxury automaker, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Fire damages newly built Jeeps

3:30 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

Fire damages newly built Jeeps; Trump signs bill overturning lending guidance; CR not recommending Tesla Model 3; Nissan's short-term pain; Solid future for Fisker?; Audi Q8 tease.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Audi hints at Q8 styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2018

Judging from the design study, the Q8 will be a two-row crossover with a focus on style and personal luxury rather than utility.... Read More »

VW brand pulls out of Paris auto show

May 17, 2018 10:39 CET

VW brand will skip the Paris auto show this year, the company said. VW joins Ford, Nissan and Infiniti on the list of brands that will ditch the biennial industry gathering in the French capital.... Read More »

Ex-VW exec Hatz appeals detention to top German court

May 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Wolfgang Hatz, VW Group's former top engineer, who has been in a German jail for nearly a year over his alleged involvement in the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal, is appealing to the country's highest court in a bid for his freedom, reports said.... Read More »

Audi aims to double China sales, boosted by second JV

May 11, 2018 15:22 CET

Audi hopes a second joint venture and new SUVs will help it to remain China's top luxury brand, fighting off strong challenges from BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mazda taps Americas chief as new CEO

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

Mazda taps Americas chief as CEO; Audi skipping Detroit; Trump, auto execs to meet; Profits drop at Subaru; Trimming up inexpensive cars; Nissan, Toyota aid nursing moms, premature babies.... Read More »

Audi to skip 2019 Detroit auto show, joining BMW, Benz

4:15 pm U.S. ET | May 10, 2018

In dropping out of the 2019 Detroit auto show, Audi said it will continue to evaluate auto shows case by case, relative "to the timing of our product introductions and the value the show brings from a media and consumer perspective."... Read More »

Audi will present upgrade for diesels suspected of having 'defeat' device

May 9, 2018 11:33 CET

Audi, which is facing a new investigation into suspected emissions cheating, said it will shortly present a software upgrade for A6 and A7 diesels.... Read More »

Audi targets 800,000 electric and hybrid sales in 2025

May 8, 2018 20:00 CET

Audi said it plans to sell about 800,000 battery-electric and hybrid-powered cars in 2025, when it also expects to generate an operating profit of 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion).... Read More »

Audi investigated for possible new emissions defeat device

6:59 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2018

German motor vehicle authority KBA is probing Audi to see whether its diesel engine A6/A7 models have been fitted with previously unknown defeat device softward, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

Europe's electric cars are coming for Tesla

May 3, 2018 09:33 CET

Tesla's goal of accelerating the switch to electric cars is catching up with it as European automakers begin to roll out full-electric models. Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar have decades of automaking experience and the ability to absorb development costs.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes maintains luxe lead over BMW, Lexus

5:30 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA, propelled by strong demand for SUVs, topped the luxury U.S. sales race in April and continues to outpace its nearest rivals, No. 2 BMW and No. 3 Lexus, year to date.... Read More »

VOLKSWAGEN: VW brand advances 4.5%, Audi 2.1% on crossovers

12:56 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018

Volkswagen brand sales rose 4.5 percent in April to 28,794 on continued growth in the brand's lineup of crossovers, offsetting major declines in its sedan and hatchback lineup. Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to 102 months, with deliveries rising 2.1 percent to 19,104 vehicles on strength from its A5 sedan and Q3 crossover.... Read More »

Audi aims to double China production within 5 years

April 25, 2018 10:59 CET

Audi aims to double its China production within five years and plans to offer 10 new SUVs, CEO Rupert Stadler said. Audi expects 30 percent of its sales in China to be EVs.... Read More »

Audi recalling 1.16 million vehicles worldwide over coolant pump issue

1:48 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2018

Audi said it was recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide because of concerns that an electric coolant pump could overheat or short-circuit from moisture within the pump and pose a fire risk.... Read More »

Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge

April 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surge in sales by Audi, last year's leader.... Read More »

Audi joins quest for biofuels that don't challenge food supply

April 17, 2018 11:41 CET

Audi has joined forces with a French biotech company to solve the two big problems that have been holding back biofuels. The aim is to prove large-scale biofuel production is possible without major deforestation or the use of food or animal feeds.... Read More »

VW CEO Diess on tap to become Audi chairman

12:54 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2018

The Volkswagen Group's new CEO, Herbert Diess, will likely take the reins of luxury division Audi's supervisory board next month, sources at the company say.... Read More »

Audi's Mertens to speak at Europe Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

Peter Mertens, a member of the board of management at Audi AG with responsibility for technical development, will be among the speakers at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Turin on June 6.
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CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Audi A5

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2018

Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. Output peaked at more than 49,800 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit.... Read More »

U.S. MARCH AUTO SALES

Sales rise 6.4% as spring season starts with a bang

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

U.S. light-vehicle deliveries, behind higher discounts and fleet shipments, a surge in light-truck demand and an extra weekend of sales, rose 6.4 percent in March, topping expectations as the critical spring-selling season started off with a bang.... Read More »

VW: Volkswagen brand up 18%; Audi streak hits 101

1:32 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

Volkswagen brand sales rose 18 percent to 32,548 on growing strength of the brand's lineup of crossovers.... Read More »

Audi focus: CPO tweak, new product

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Audi's streak of month-over-month sales gains in the U.S. hit 100 as of February, and dealers came away from its NADA Show make meeting confident the brand can continue it while improving dealer profits.... Read More »

 
VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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