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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi says new R8 is its most powerful production car

Feb. 26, 2015 10:54 CET
Audi today released pictures and details of its second-generation R8 supercar. It said the top-range version will be the most powerful and fastest series-production Audi to date.... Read More »

 

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi R8 seen on racetrack ahead of Geneva debut

Feb. 20, 2015 11:49 CET
Audi released a video of its latest R8 supercar undergoing test drives in Spain. The second generation of the mid-engine coupe is lighter and more powerful than the current car, reports said.... Read More »

 

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Audi will showcase possible flagship wagon

Feb. 17, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi released sketches of the Prologue Avant station wagon concept that will debut at the Geneva auto show. The concept could preview a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, reports said.... Read More »

 

Range Rover Evoque cabrio spied during testing

Feb. 11, 2015 12:55 CET
A convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque has been spotted during road testing. An open-air Evoque would give Land Rover a lead over German premium rivals BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz by creating a niche where they have no competitor.... Read More »

 

Audi buys Ballard fuel-cell tech to boost clean-car push

Feb. 11, 2015 16:27 CET
VW Group's Audi unit bought fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems in a deal worth as much as $112 million to advance development of clean-running vehicles at the automaker. Audi bought about 700 patents from Ballard.... Read More »

 

Audi, Mercedes January sales beat BMW for global luxury-car lead

Feb. 10, 2015 11:00 CET
Audi and Mercedes brand both outsold BMW brand in January, bumping BMW to third place in the ranking of the world's best-selling luxury carmakers for the month. Both Mercedes and Audi aim to take the luxury sales crown from BMW by 2020.... Read More »

 

Audi's January sales rise 10% on China, U.S. demand

Feb. 9, 2015 13:29 CET
Audi increased vehicle sales by 10 percent last month to a record 137,700 on strong demand from China, the U.S. and Germany. Strong sales of the A3 compact and the revamped TT sports car helped fuel volumes last month, Audi said.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Audi exec takes aim at fully autonomous driving

Feb. 4, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi plans to start offering advanced self-driving features in its cars by the end of next year, with fully autonomous vehicles expected to be ready for serial production within 10 years, Ulrich Hackenberg, the automaker's technology boss, said.... Read More »

 

Audi's high-performance division looks at entering new segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Audi's Quattro GmbH division is expected to launch RS performance derivatives of Q crossover models and is considering a lightweight, high-powered derivative of the TTS roadster.... Read More »

 

Q&A

Audi pushes toward fully autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Audi plans to start offering advanced self-driving features in its cars by the end of next year. The company's technology boss, Ulrich Hackenberg, meanwhile, expects fully autonomous vehicles to be ready for serial production within 10 years.... Read More »

 

MAKE MEETINGS

Audi bullish about another record year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Despite few major vehicle launches coming up, Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh says the brand will post record U.S. sales for the sixth-straight year in 2015. The gains will be fueled by greater availability of the hot-selling Q5 and Q3 crossovers.... Read More »

 

Audi could hit 2 million sales goal ahead of 2020

Jan. 30, 2015 15:43 CET
Audi could reach its goal of 2 million sales a year before its 2020 target, helped by models such as the A4, the flagship Q7 SUV and the R8 sports car, CEO Rupert Stadler said.... Read More »

 

Audi readies Q1 SUV after Fiat rebuff over name

Jan. 26, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi is reluctantly using the Q1 badge for its new compact SUV after failing to gain permission from Fiat Chrysler to call it the Q2, a name held by Alfa Romeo.... Read More »

 

Audi to recall 80,000 vehicles; China hit hardest

Jan. 26, 2015 12:23 CET
Audi says it will recall 80,000 vehicles globally due to fuel-injection issues, adding that about 35,000 are from China. The cars, which were made between April 2011 and April 2012, include various A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q7 models, Chinese authorities said.... Read More »

 

Stadler: Audi to build range-topping Q8 SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Audi will launch a flagship SUV called the Q8 before the end of the decade, CEO Rupert Stadler said. The SUV will be aimed at markets such as the U.S., China and the Middle East.... Read More »

 

Crossovers will deliver another record year for Audi, Keogh says

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015
Greater availability of hot-selling crossovers will propel Audi to another record year of U.S. sales in 2015, Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh says. The biggest gains will come from a full year of availability of the compact Q3 crossover, which launched last fall, and a larger allocation of Q5 crossovers for the U.S., Keogh says.... Read More »

 

RALPH MAURO, AUDI NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

200,000 and 2016 are the magic numbers at Audi

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015
Audi's sales are growing twice as fast as luxury sales overall, profits are coming in above 3 percent of dealership sales, and Audi dealers have about $1 billion invested in new "Terminal" dealership construction or renovation projects. Ralph Mauro says the product cadence will slow in 2015 before big-time products such as the redesigned Q7 SUV and A4 lineup start arriving in large numbers in 2016.... Read More »

 

Audi plans to build range-topping Q8 SUV, CEO Stadler says

Jan. 20, 2015 15:38 CET
Audi plans a range-topping SUV to go on sale before the end of the decade, CEO Rupert Stadler said. Dubbed the Q8, the SUV would be aimed at markets such as the U.S., China and the Middle East, where large coupe-styled SUVs are in demand.... Read More »

 

Audi to sit out Super Bowl for first time in 7 years

10:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015
Volkswagen's Audi brand, for the first time in seven years, isn't advertising during the Super Bowl this year, a spokesman confirmed today. The news comes a day after a Ford spokeswoman said the Ford and Lincoln brands wouldn't participate either.... Read More »

 

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Audi dealers eager to add a Q8 to red-hot lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Audi dealers are clamoring for a range-topping Q8 SUV to take on the Range Rover and expand the automaker's red-hot crossover lineup, Audi's dealer council chairman says.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen starts sales of black-box recorder for vehicle data

Jan. 14, 2015 18:18 CET
Volkswagen plans to sell a black box in Austria that records trips and tracks the location of a car. The box will be available for new and old VW and Audi models. VW plans to expand the service to other European markets.... Read More »

 

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Audi sales chief unveils virtual reality system for shoppers

4:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Audi AG's top sales executive today unveiled a new virtual reality system that he called the “most flexible sales format ever invented for the car industry.”... Read More »

 

Cadillac will develop entry-level sedan, de Nysschen says

5:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said sales of the ATS compact sedan have been hurt by the Mercedes CLA and other lower-priced recent entries, and he plans to respond with an entry-level sedan of his own.... Read More »

 

A good year, but not for everyone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Thirteen brands set U.S. sales records last year. The lucky 13: Honda, Subaru, Porsche, Nissan, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Land Rover, Hyundai, BMW, Audi, Jeep and Ram.... Read More »

 

Audi aims for BMW's luxury crown with product blitz

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015
Audi will kick off one of the most aggressive two-year model expansions in the luxury-car industry at the Detroit auto show as the German marque closes in on BMW, which sold a record of more than 2 million cars last year.... Read More »

 

 
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