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Volkswagen's consumer brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
With the purchase of Porsche in August 2012, Volkswagen AG added a 12th brand to its broad portfolio, which stretches from Ducati motorcycles to 40-ton trucks.... Read More »

 

Bentley Mulsanne could gain performance variant

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
A more powerful version of the Bentley Mulsanne will debut in October at the Paris auto show, according to British car magazine Auto Express.... Read More »

 

New Passat for Europe teases next American design

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
The redesigned 2015 Volkswagen Passat for Europe features restyled sheet metal that is expected to preview design touches on U.S.-bound models.... Read More »

 

Supply steady at 60 days

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Automakers started July with a 60-day supply of unsold vehicles, the level traditionally considered an ideal balance — enough to meet demand but not high enough to require discounting.... Read More »

 

BMW's gamble on U.S. factory provides export windfall

July 13, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW's U.S. factory in South Carolina -- its first test of full-scale auto production outside of Germany -- has become a bona fide success. The plant is integral to the luxury brand's efforts to protect profit margins and remain ahead of rivals.... Read More »

 

BMW bet on S.C. plant pays off with export windfall

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2014
BMW's first test of full-scale auto production outside of Germany has become a bona fide success after initial hiccups. The factory in Spartanburg, S.C., -- already the nation's biggest light-vehicle exporter -- is integral to the luxury brand's efforts to protect profit margins and keep ahead of rivals Audi and Mercedes.... Read More »

 

VW Group sales rise 4% in June on Europe, China

July 11, 2014 10:53 CET
Volkswagen Group's global deliveries rose 4 percent in June as renewed demand in Europe and strong sales in China helped offset declines in the United States and South America.... Read More »

 

Skoda bets on new models to revive China sales

July 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Skoda is counting on new models and dealership face-lifts to boost China sales more than 10 percent by the end of the year. Skoda was one of only two mass-market foreign brands to see a decline in China deliveries last year.... Read More »

 

UAW creates union local for VW workers in Tennessee

8:32 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2014
The UAW formed a union local to represent workers at VW's assembly plant in Chattanooga, where it lost a bitter organizing vote earlier this year. Membership in Local 42 will be voluntary and the unit will not have power to bargain on behalf of all employees at the plant, UAW officials said today.... Read More »

 

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How UAW can leverage minority support in Chattanooga and elsewhere

2:15 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014
Today's surprising news that the UAW will set up a union local for Chattanooga's Volkswagen AG factory -- despite losing the organizing vote there -- signals a new strategy under President Dennis Williams. Start with the devotees. Win over the doubters later.... Read More »

 

Infiniti boss de Nysschen leaving Nissan's luxury brand

9:30 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014
Johan de Nysschen, the former Audi executive lured away in 2012 by Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to jumpstart the Infiniti luxury brand, is leaving the Japanese carmaker. De Nysschen has been talking with GM about joining Cadillac, according to two people familiar with the discussions.... Read More »

 

Bugatti mulls hybrid follow-up to Veyron, report says

July 10, 2014 09:29 CET
Bugatti may build a hybrid successor to its 1,200-hp Veyron, sources said. The new model will beat the top speed of Bugatti's Veyron Super Sport, the sources added.... Read More »

 

Bentley first-half sales up 23% on China, Middle East

July 9, 2014 11:22 CET
Bentley increased six-month vehicle sales by almost a quarter on demand from China and the Middle East, keeping the brand on track for another record year.... Read More »

 

EU probes state aid for Audi's Hungary expansion

July 9, 2014 16:22 CET
The European Commission is probing state aid to Audi to expand its plant in Hungary. The commission approved aid to Porsche and BMW to expand their factories in Germany.... Read More »

 

In entry-premium car race, Audi A3 gives Mercedes CLA a run for its money

7:11 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2014
Audi is closing in on Mercedes-Benz in the small but crucial market for premium cars priced that start below $30,000.... Read More »

 

Audi will 'significantly' exceed 1.6 million sales in 2014, CEO Stadler says

July 9, 2014 09:36 CET
Audi expects to "significantly" beat last year's global sales figure, CEO Rupert Stadler said, effectively lifting the brand's full-year target.... Read More »

 

Stuart leaves VW Credit to become CEO of TD Auto

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2014
Andrew Stuart, the CEO of captive finance arm Volkswagen Credit, is leaving to become TD Bank's auto-lending chief.... Read More »

 

Mexico projected to surpass Brazil as top Latin American vehicle producer

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Mexico is poised to overtake Brazil as the top Latin American automobile producer for the first time in more than a decade as surging exports to the U.S. spur factory openings and record output.... Read More »

 

VW orders sales halt for Golf, GTI over steering flaw

11:24 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Volkswagen has ordered dealers in the United States and Canada to not sell about 800 units of its new Golf and GTI hatchbacks because a mistake in assembly could cause steering problems.... Read More »

 

VW brand sales rise to record as China, Europe offset U.S., Brazil slide

July 8, 2014 12:21 CET
Sales of Volkswagen brand cars surpassed 3 million vehicles in the first half, marking a new record thanks mainly to double-digit growth in China.... Read More »

 

Audi joins Mercedes in narrowing luxury-car sales gap with BMW

July 8, 2014 10:57 CET
Audi and Mercedes narrowed their sales gaps with global luxury-car leader BMW during the first half on robust sales of Audi's A3 compact and Mercedes' S-class flagship.... Read More »

 

Audi joins Mercedes in narrowing BMW's global luxury lead

6:55 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Audi's A3 compact sedan and Mercedes-Benz's top-of-the-line S-class model helped the German companies narrow the sales gap with global luxury-car leader BMW in the first half of 2014.... Read More »

 

Audi's first-half sales rise 11% on strong A3 demand

July 7, 2014 15:41 CET
Audi said global sales in the first six months rose 11 percent thanks to strong demand for its compact A3 range which rose 49 percent, helped by the introduction of the A3 sedan to the U.S. market in April.... Read More »

 

VW to invest 2 billion euros to build new China plants

July 7, 2014 10:50 CET
VW says it will invest 2 billion euros ($2.7 billion) to construct two new vehicle plants in China. The move is part of a wider plan by the carmaker to invest 18.2 billion euros in its No. 1 market through 2018.... Read More »

 

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The key players: A brand-by-brand breakdown of VW Group's most important marques

July 7, 2014 06:01 CET
With the purchase of the Porsche brand in August 2012, VW Group added a 12th nameplate to its broad portfolio, which stretches from Ducati motorcycles via VW mass-market vehicles to 40-ton trucks.... Read More »

 

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