Audi, Porsche, VW ordered by CARB to recall, repair emissions software

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

The California Air Resources Board today ordered Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen to recall and repair “illegal” emissions software in more than 15,000 vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines sold in the state since 2009, the regulator said in a statement.... Read More »

Audi to revise emissions control software in U.S. vehicles with 3.0-liter engines

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Audi said today that it will revise emissions control software used on more than 85,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines that U.S regulators said earlier this month violated U.S. clean air laws.... Read More »

Audi seeks charging network allies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Audi AG, which plans to launch an all-electric crossover with a 300-mile range in 2018, has initiated talks with U.S. and German automakers about a shared network of 150-kilowatt fast chargers to rival the Superchargers that Tesla Motors Inc. has built for its Model S and Model X.... Read More »

Audi says gift cards help it identify owners of tainted diesels

6:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Volkswagen AG's “goodwill gesture” of $1,000 worth of gift cards to owners of cars with engines that pollute more than the law allows is helping the company identify those autos when it comes time to fix them, Audi of America President Scott Keogh said.... Read More »

Penske buys N.J.-based dealership group

10:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Penske Automotive Group Inc. has bought the Schneider Nelson Auto Group in a deal expected to generate annual revenue of about $175 million.... Read More »

VW, Audi to meet U.S. regulators on emissions this week, report says

10:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Volkswagen and Audi executives will meet with U.S. environmental regulators this week, ahead of a Nov. 20 California deadline to submit a plan to fix nearly 500,000 diesel cars that violate pollution emission rules, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »


Audi faces German emissions probe

Nov. 13, 2015 12:41 CET

German prosecutors opened another criminal investigation into the VW Group diesel-emissions scandal, this time looking at the company's Audi unit.... Read More »

Audi's October sales growth lags BMW, Mercedes

Nov. 12, 2015 15:57 CET

Audi's vehicle sales rose by 2 percent in October, which lagged BMW brand's 6.3 percent growth in global volume and Mercedes' 10 percent rise in deliveries.... Read More »

Winterkorn resigns as Audi chairman in wake of VW scandal

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Volkswagen AG's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, resigned from his post as supervisory board chairman of the company's Audi brand, further scaling back his ties with Europe's largest automaker amid an investigation into violations of diesel-emissions tests that took place under his watch.... Read More »

Audi hikes pricing for redesigned Q7 more than $6,500

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

The second generation of Audi’s Q7 midsize crossover arrives in U.S. showrooms early next year offering loads of new technologies and a starting price that’s more than $6,500 higher than the model it replaces.... Read More »


BLOG: German premium brands should embrace China's Internet sales craze

6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Audi and rival German premium carmakers dominate the Chinese auto market but they are missing out on an e-commerce boom that celebrates its annual peak today.... Read More »


Audi sees A4 causing segment shake-up

Nov. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi executives are optimistic the arrival of the new A4 will give the Volkswagen Group subsidiary the boost it needs after being overtaken by Mercedes-Benz for second place in global premium car sales.... Read More »

VW struggling to keep dealers happy as scandal widens

5:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

VW's goodwill offer of $1,000 to the owners of cars caught in the company's emissions scandal comes as the company wages a behind-the-scenes effort to soothe another powerful constituency: its U.S. dealers.... Read More »


Audi speeds up infotainment and driver assistance innovation

Nov. 10, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi's innovative electronics architecture has dramatically shortened the time the brand needs to introduce more powerful processors for in-car infotainment and driver assistance systems, Audi's head of electronic development, Ricky Hudi, explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »


VW could sell Ducati, Audi shares if scandal deepens cash needs

Nov. 6, 2015 23:02 CET

VW Group's deepening emissions scandal may force the automaker to raise cash by selling assets, undoing years of building an empire that includes high-performance motorcycles, heavy trucks and a world-class soccer team.... Read More »


Audi and Porsche models in Europe fitted with devices that U.S. says cheated tests

Nov. 5, 2015 17:58 CET

VW Group's luxury diesel cars in Europe, including Audi and Porsche models, are fitted with the same software that U.S. regulators say was used to cheat emissions tests in the United States, the automaker said.... Read More »


EU seeks clarity on VW emissions after U.S. 'cheat' probe widens

Nov. 3, 2015 12:20 CET

The European Commission said it wanted clarity on the full extent of diesel emissions cheating by VW Group after U.S. regulators widened their probe to include larger engines used in some Audi and Porsche models.... Read More »

BMW says it has not talked to EPA about emissions

7:51 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

BMW said it has not talked to the U.S. agency that caught Volkswagen cheating emissions tests and has not been asked to do so.... Read More »


VW prepares to fight latest diesel cheating allegations

Nov. 3, 2015 09:24 CET

VW has denied new diesel-cheating allegations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that include Porsche for the first time. VW could be forced to recall 1 million more cars, analysts say.... Read More »

VW CEO Mueller could be tainted by new EPA accusation

6:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

New allegations from U.S. regulators that Volkswagen AG cheated on more diesel-powered models, including one Porsche, could be trouble for new CEO Matthias Mueller, who came from the company's prestigious sports-car maker.... Read More »

VW, Porsche, Audi 3.0-liter diesels also have 'defeat devices,' EPA says

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Volkswagen's emissions scandal deepened on Monday when the U.S. EPA said several additional models from the automaker, including Audi and Porsche nameplates, contained illegal software that masked higher emissions than allowed by U.S. regulations.... Read More »

Audi's third-quarter profitability drops as recall costs loom

Nov. 2, 2015 11:48 CET

Audi's third-quarter profit margin was at the bottom of its target corridor, increasing pressure on the brand to boost earnings as a recall looms of rigged diesel engines affected by parent VW Group's emissions scandal.... Read More »

2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Audi scrapped the A3's five-door format when the current generation of its entry-level car arrived last year. Now, it's reviving the sportback, but only with its e-tron plug-in hybrid drivetrain.... Read More »

Audi's A3 e-tron to pave way for electrified vehicle push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2015

Audi's A3 Sportback e-tron launch is far more important to the brand than its modest 5,000-vehicle annual sales goal would suggest.... Read More »

ANE's November e-magazine goes live Monday

Oct. 30, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Nov. 2. This month's edition looks at the effect VW's Dieselgate scandal is having on the automaker, Made-in-Germany quality and the diesel engine.... Read More »

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