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Audi will invest heavily in technology despite emissions scandal costs, development boss Knirsch says

May 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi will not stop or delay investing in future technology despite being hit by parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, the brand's new development chief Stefan Knirsch said. Knirsch shared his views on the future of diesels, e-motors and autonomous cars with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Mercedes' sales surge may be too late to unseat Audi, BMW in China

April 26, 2016 13:07 CET

The sales surge that has put Mercedes within reach of the top spot in the global luxury-car market this year may be too little, too late to deliver leadership in China as rivals Audi and BMW re-stock their lineups to keep Mercedes at bay... Read More »

With Golf R400 canceled, VW shifts to Golf R

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

After canceling plans for a 395-hp Golf R400, Volkswagen is weighing its options for the next generation of the Golf R.... Read More »

Cadillac targets 11% operating margin in 10 years

6:54 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

Cadillac is targeting an 11 percent operating margin in 10 years, brand President Johan de Nysschen said today in an interview with Reuters, laying out a timeline for the long-term turnaround.... Read More »

VW, Opel, Audi, Mercedes to recall 630,000 diesel cars to fix emissions

April 22, 2016 13:43 CET

VW, Opel, Audi, Mercedes and Porsche will recall 630,000 vehicles to tweak diesel engine software technology blamed for causing high NOx emissions.... Read More »

VW begins recall of rigged Audi, Seat diesel cars

April 20, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group has begun recalling Audi and Seat models in Germany to fix rigged diesel engines and may now accelerate plans to bring VW Golfs into workshops.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mitsubishi admits MPG cheating

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

Mitsubishi admits manipulating fuel-efficiency tests; Report: Audi created VW's 'cheat' software; Toyota to resume Japan production Monday; Bailout hits big screen.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 54.5 mpg goal - A reality check

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

54.5 mpg goal - A reality check; Volkswagen's 'month of decisions'; An F-150 pickup for police; Hyundai inks sponsorship deal with Miami Dolphins.... Read More »

VW's 'defeat device' software developed at Audi in 1999, report says

1:32 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

German carmaker Audi created so-called defeat devices which cut emissions in 1999, years before parent company Volkswagen used them to cheat diesel emissions tests, a German newspaper reported today.... Read More »

Audi delays first-quarter results until June 1

April 19, 2016 15:00 CET

Audi has delayed publication of its first-quarter results until June 1, following steps taken by parent Volkswagen Group. The automaker had been due to report on April 29.... Read More »

THE GOGGLE CAR PROJECT

Audi tests the frontier of virtual reality technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Marketers are eager to exploit virtual-reality technology, but there is no playbook for how to use it effectively as a marketing tool. Audi, a pioneer, is developing one as it goes.... Read More »

'Audi Man' Tony Stark takes R8 for a spin in latest superhero flick

1:10 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Allegiances will be in question during upcoming superhero flick Captain America: Civil War as friends turn to foes. But the alliance between Tony Stark and Audi will be as solid as ever.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Birth of a dealership giant

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Retail giant born as Holman Automotive buys Kuni; Ford to revamp Mich. campus; Consumer Reports to lower scores after pickups struggle on crash test; Mercedes on way to #1?; Alfa crossover spied.... Read More »

Mercedes sales climb twice as fast as BMW in the first quarter

April 12, 2016 11:23 CET

Mercedes boosted sales twice as fast as BMW in the first quarter, moving the brand closer to clinching the lead in the world's luxury-car market for the first time in a decade.... Read More »

Audi to focus on dealer profitability and an increased marketing spend

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Audi of America aims to boost sales and dealer profits and plans a major marketing boost to support key model launches in 2016.... Read More »

Bosch considers stake in digital map maker Here

12:31 pm U.S. ET | April 8, 2016

Auto supplier Bosch said Friday it was in talks with high-definition digital maps company Here and is exploring whether to take a stake.... Read More »

Daimler confirms HERE in talks with Amazon, Microsoft

April 6, 2016 15:07 CET

Amazon and Microsoft are in talks about taking a minority stake in HERE, a digital mapping business controlled by Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, Mercedes's parent Daimler said.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

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

Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someone whose opinion I trust when it comes to the future of vehicle propulsion. So, I was I rather suprised when he told me compressed natural gas is the greenest, most affordable powertrain option available today.... Read More »

See the VW and Audi 'Clean Diesel' spots in FTC's crosshairs

7:08 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Advertising became a major part of VW's emissions-rigging scandal last month when the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a federal complaint that the automaker deceived consumers with ads that promoted "clean diesel" VWs and Audis.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Restoring 'that feeling' to Acura

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

Restoring 'that feeling' to Acura; Make-meeting highlights: Airbag parts on way, Nissan revising spiffs, Audi ad-spending boost; Why margins still flat; NADA honors Crain.... Read More »

Q&A - RALPH MAURO, CHAIRMAN, AUDI NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

'One too few' at Audi is key to restore dealer profits

2:00 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2016

Audi dealers sacrificed some profitability last year to get to 200,000 sales years ahead of schedule, says Ralph Mauro, chairman of the Audi National Dealer Council. Inventories need to be reduced, and profits need to rebound.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL SCANDAL

VW diesel recalls delayed in Europe on fuel-consumption checks

April 1, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen's European diesel recall is being delayed because the automaker's fix for rigged engines results in higher fuel consumption, according to media reports.... Read More »

VW slips for 5th straight month, Audi rolls

5:45 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2016

Volkswagen of America saw sales fall for the fifth straight month in March as its core passenger cars continued to struggle with crossover-happy consumers, while Audi’s hot streak continued, notching its 63rd-straight monthly U.S. sales record.... Read More »

Audi plans big ad push for A4, Q7

6:29 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2016

Audi of America will spend more on marketing this year to support key model launches and maintain its record sales momentum. Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America, declined to quantify the increase but said the luxury brand's 2016 marketing budget is “tens of millions of more dollars” than its 2015 expenditures.... Read More »

Amazon in talks for stake in mapping company Here, report says

3:15 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2016

Amazon is in talks with a consortium of German carmakers about taking a stake in high-definition digital mapping company Here, two auto industry sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.... 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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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
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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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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
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