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VW Group hands over regional responsibility to brands

June 22, 2018 12:19 CET

Volkswagen Group is handing responsibility for managing regions to its different brands as part of a strategic overhaul to decentralize power at the automaker.... Read More »

VW's Seat brand wants to join robotaxi revolution

June 13, 2018 06:01 CET

As the European auto industry embraces mobility services, Seat wants to be part of parent VW Group's push into robotaxis.... 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 »

VW, Seat cars recalled over rear seatbelt problem

May 11, 2018 21:40 CET

VW Group will recall VW Polo, Seat Ibiza and Seat Arona models due to a problem with the rear seatbelt lock.... Read More »

VW's Seat brand returns to China via backdoor

May 4, 2018 06:01 CET

VW's Seat brand played a leading role in the development of the E20X electric crossover marketed in China under a new brand called Sol.... Read More »

VW's Seat brand will hire 250 more staff at Spanish plant

April 30, 2018 13:22 CET

VW Group's Seat brand is hiring more workers to help build the Ibiza car and Arona small SUV, along with the next-generation Audi A1.... Read More »

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Suppliers to the new Seat Ateca

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2018

Assembly of the all-new Seat Ateca began in April 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group's plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. Output peaked at more than 55,200 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit.... Read More »

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Seat boss outlines how Cupra will rev up brand's profits

April 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Seat's Cupra unit will soon have seven models in its lineup. The automaker's chief, Luca De Meo, expects the subbrand to account for 10 percent of Seat's sales within four years as he explained in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the future of diesel. Some believe the diesel engine's time is coming to an end, the European car industry cannot back away from diesels, which are crucial to reaching the EU's CO2 targets.... Read More »

ANE's April issue goes live next week

March 29, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live next week. The new edition looks at the future of diesel.... Read More »

VW's Seat will launch electric hatchback in 2020

March 22, 2018 16:46 CET

VW Group's Seat brand will launch its first full-electric car in 2020 as part of its growth ambitions following its return to profitability.... Read More »

Cupra to help Seat boost sales in France and Italy

March 16, 2018 06:01 CET

Seat wants its new Cupra high-performance unit to help lift its low visibility in two of Europe's five largest markets: France and Italy.... Read More »

VW brand, Seat appoint new production chiefs

March 14, 2018 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group's VW and Seat brands named new production chiefs.... Read More »

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Why Geneva is 'perfect setting' to debut Polestar, Cupra brands

March 3, 2018 06:01 CET

Two of Europe's newest brands – Volvo's Polestar and Seat's Cupra – are using the 'perfect setting' of this year's Geneva auto show to introduce their high-performance products to the public.... Read More »

VW's Seat makes Cupra a stand-alone brand

Feb. 22, 2018 15:43 CET

VW Group's Seat sees its new Cupra performance brand as a way to help the automaker achieve sustainable profitability. Seat unveiled the brand's first model, the Cupra Ateca.... Read More »

Seat's seven-seat SUV will be called the Tarraco

Feb. 20, 2018 12:08 CET

Seat said it will call its new seven-seat SUV the Tarraco. The car will be the third model in Seat's SUV lineup after the subcompact Arona and the compact Ateca.... Read More »

Seat adds two models at Algeria plant

Feb. 1, 2018 06:01 CET

Seat is adding production of two models at its factory in Algeria. The plant will assemble the Arona subcompact crossover and Leon compact car for VW Group's Spanish subsidiary.... Read More »

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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'

Dec. 6, 2017 11:36 CET

Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need off-road functionality but rather a "sturdy car" for everyday life, the automaker says.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2017

Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "totally false."... Read More »

VW's Seat will move HQ from Catalonia if legal security in doubt

Oct. 24, 2017 15:40 CET

VW Group's Catalonia-based Seat brand would move its headquarters if it felt there was no longer legal security in the region but so far has not had to make that decision, CEO Luca de Meo told employees.... Read More »

VW's Seat drops plans to enter Iranian market

Oct. 18, 2017 13:25 CET

VW's Seat brand is no longer looking to enter the Iranian market. The brand said it needs to concentrate on boosting growth in Europe, northern Africa and Latin America.... Read More »

VW's Seat delays naming new SUV amid Spain's Catalonia crisis

Oct. 17, 2017 11:30 CET

With Spain focused on the political crisis over Catalonia, VW Group's Spanish division, Seat, has decided to delay announcing the name of its new midsize SUV.... Read More »

VW Group seeks to reduce tensions among brands

Oct. 12, 2017 20:25 CET

Volkswagen Group will make its VW, Skoda and Seat brands more distinct to reduce overlaps and defuse tensions within the group, CEO Matthias Mueller said.... Read More »

Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen

July 3, 2017 20:41 CET

New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry association ANFAC. It was Spain's best June result since 2007, but market watchers see reasons to be concerned.... Read More »

Seat unveils Arona, its second SUV, as it seeks to profit from SUV boom

June 26, 2017 18:50 CET

VW Group's Seat unit unveiled the Arona, the second model in the brand's plan to ride the SUV/crossover boom to sustainable profitability.... Read More »

 
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VW could benefit most in U.S. from Ford alliance

Nick Gibbs
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 25 2018

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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore ...
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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