Audi

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A way out for Cadillac, dealers

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

A way out for Cadillac, and its smallest dealers; Audi chief in the clear?; Subaru global recall; More self-driving taxis; High-tech mail trucks ... and deliveries by drone.... Read More »

VW emissions inquiry has found no evidence against Audi CEO, report says

Sept. 23, 2016 15:36 CET

Investigators looking into Volkswagen Group's diesel-emissions scandal have found no suspicious facts against Rupert Stadler, the head of Audi, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Bentley's first diesel to debut in early 2017

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Bentley's first diesel-powered car – which arrives in early 2017 – will also be the most affordable and most economical version of its new Bentayga SUV. The Bentayga diesel will start at 146,500 euros in Germany, well below the 208,500 euro starting price for the gasoline version of the SUV.... Read More »

Audi CEO risks being drawn into VW scandal, report says

Sept. 20, 2016 19:07 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler risks being pulled into the emissions crisis that has engulfed parent VW Group for the last year amid a report by a German weekly magazine that witnesses inside the company alleged the executive had known about the engine manipulation since 2010.... Read More »

Brexit hit feared by Slovak gov't before auto-output boost in 2019

Sept. 20, 2016 11:07 CET

The UK's decision to leave the EU may curb some demand for Slovak exports and constrain the market's economic growth, but this will be offset by a boost in auto production due in 2019, the Slovak government said.... Read More »

Audi tech chief faces suspension over emissions scandal, report says

Sept. 19, 2016 10:25 CET

Audi head of technical development Stefan Knirsch will be suspended this week as part of the investigation into VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported, citing sources.... Read More »

Q&A: PAUL VENABLES

AUDI: Events drive brand's quest for 'prestige'

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

Audi remains hungry. For all its gains, its U.S. sales are still running behind luxury's big three: BMW, Mercedes and Lexus.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford's never-ending Mexico story

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

Ford's never-ending Mexico story; Fiat cuts trims, prices; Audi Q3 sales bonanza; Magna to make BMW 5 series; Imitating Elon?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Why Mobileye split with Tesla

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

Supplier exec accuses Tesla of 'pushing the envelope' on safety; Room to make more Tacomas; Unifor, GM 'miles apart' union boss says; Aston Martin future product; Audi and the Emmys.... Read More »

Mercedes extends luxury sales lead over BMW in August

Sept. 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler's Mercedes brand extended its global sales lead over rival BMW after its August registrations increased at a faster pace. Both automakers benefited from booming demand for SUVs.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Update could have saved driver, Musk says

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Tesla Autopilot update could have saved driver, Musk says; FCA rethinking Jeep assembly plan?; Audi deepens ties with Chinese tech firms; Lutz discusses VLF luxury-car venture.... Read More »

Audi steps up collaboration with Chinese tech groups

Sept. 12, 2016 11:41 CET

Audi has agreed to deepen collaboration with Chinese internet-technology companies to offer more digital services in the market. The automaker and FAW-Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group's joint venture with FAW, have signed letters of intent with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent.... Read More »

Audi's Q3 is hitting its stride

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

Thanks to increased supply from a plant in Spain and a market shift from luxury sedans to crossovers, Audi's slow-starting Q3 is gaining momentum and closing in on the Mercedes-Benz GLA.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers

Sept. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. Audi hopes the model will appeal to buyers of larger cars from Mercedes and BMW who are looking to downsize.... Read More »

VW's Goel rises to top U.S. aftersales post

12:17 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2016

Volkswagen Group of America has named a new aftersales chief for the VW and Audi brands in the U.S. Effective Oct. 16, Anu Goel, 53, will take over as executive vice president of group aftersales and services at VW Group of America.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for September

Sept. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at why Tesla has Europe's top premium automakers racing to debut full-electric models to challenge the Silicon Valley-based company's Model S.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

German premium giants race to catch Tesla

Sept. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Europe's premium automakers are investing heavily to match Tesla. The Silicon Valley-based upstart has made BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche look woefully behind the times in an area they typically dominate: technology.... Read More »

Audi names FAW exec as deputy sales chief for China

Sept. 2, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi has appointed Jing Qingchun, an executive with parent VW Group's joint venture partner China FAW Group, to be executive vice president of its sales unit in China.... Read More »

VW GROUP: Audi posts record, led by Q3; VW slides again

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

Record Q3 crossover sales helped Audi of America notch its second-best U.S. sales month ever in August. The Volkswagen brand's losing streak continued.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Pushing recalls beyond snail mail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

Pushing recall notices beyond snail mail; Mazda3, CX-3 callback; Tesla door-fix glitch?; VW ordered to bargain with UAW local; Child-safety honors for Audi, Lexus, Toyota models.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: October fix for VW 3-liter diesels?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2016

Agreement on VW 3-liter diesels by early Nov., exec says; Google ride-share expansion; Mazda launches recall site; Snyder: Labor Day may be pivotal in '16 sales race.... Read More »

VW could agree to U.S. large-car diesel fix by October, Audi sales chief says

Aug. 31, 2016 09:17 CET

VW Group could reach a final settlement with U.S. authorities as early as October over its 3.0-liter diesel engine with emissions-cheating software in VW, Audi and Porsche cars, said Dietmar Voggenreiter, Audi's global sales chief.... Read More »

Audi rent-by-hour service may expand to gridlocked Beijing

Aug. 31, 2016 11:36 CET

Beijing residents may soon be able to rent Audi cars by the hour with the tap of a smartphone. The VW Group unit has introduced its Audi at Home program in Hong Kong following debuts in San Francisco and Miami and may extend it to mainland Chinese cities.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2016

It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. Past winners Olivier Rabiller, Thomas Mueller and Bernard Bradley have made big career moves.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: U.S. sales expected to drop in Aug.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

U.S. sales expected to drop in Aug.; Talent drought is drying up buy-sell deals, experts say; VW brand product pipeline; Volkswagen out, Audi in?; Report: BMW plans 7-series coupe.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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