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German car club chief refuses to rule out false ranking for Golf in vote-rigged award, report says

Jan. 31, 2014 15:48 CET
Vote-rigging at German car club ADAC might have affected the ranking of its annual award won by the VW Golf, ADAC's magazine reported.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Porsche Macan rises fast; VW Golf rules

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2014
Porsche's Macan was a huge Web winner during the fourth quarter but the media champ of 2013 was the VW Golf, which was No. 1 in online news stories, blogs and other social media such as YouTube.... Read More »

 

Wings of 'Yellow Angel' are sullied by scandal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
ADAC of Germany, Europe's largest and most influential car club, is in hot water after falsifying results of its prestigious "Yellow Angel" car of the year award.... Read More »

 

Germany's ADAC car club likely to scrap award after vote rigging

Jan. 23, 2014 11:21 CET
Germany's ADAC car club is likely to scrap its annual car award after admitting it had falsified this year's results.... Read More »

 

German car industry rocked by vote rigging in auto prize

Jan. 21, 2014 10:44 CET
Germany's auto industry has been rocked by revelations that the country's ADAC car club falsified the results of its annual "Yellow Angel" car award.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Why the Beetle Dune buggy may be more than eye candy

Jan. 13, 2014 18:25 CET
Volkswagen unveiled a concept car called the Beetle Dune, a variant on its iconic car that evokes the Beetle-based dune buggies favored by tuners in the 1960s.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO

VW eyes bigger Tiguan to meet U.S. sales goals

3:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Volkswagen's new U.S. boss, Michael Horn, is wasting no time in pushing for fresh products to meet the German brand's U.S. growth goals. First on his list? A new compact crossover larger than the Tiguan and built in North America.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

Why the Beetle Dune buggy is more than eye candy

12:25 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Volkswagen just unveiled a concept car called the Beetle Dune, a variant on its iconic car that evokes the Beetle-based dune buggies favored by tuners in the 1960s.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Daimler, Renault, VW and Fiat cars on list of European industry's biggest money losers

Jan. 13, 2014 06:01 CET
Automakers from Fiat to Volkswagen and Daimler to Renault lost a combined 20 billion euros developing and selling models ranked in a top 10 list of the European auto industry's most “catastrophic” failures of the past 15 years.... Read More »

 

VW ads: Same voice, with a more German accent

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Despite a year-end shuffle that left Volkswagen of America with a new CEO and marketing boss, don't expect VW to change its brand identity.... Read More »

 

Concept may hint at VW's strategy to boost fleet mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
A new Passat-based concept from Volkswagen AG that claims a best-in-class 42 mpg on the highway may offer a preview of how VW plans to meet tightening U.S. fuel-economy standards.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Looking back: What's been hot and cold at the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2014
The giant get-together by the Detroit River each January is a happening. The cars and the conversation reveal what's hot, what's not and what's GOT to be the Next Big Thing. Here's a look back at 25 years of Detroit auto show buzz. Think of it as a CliffsNotes on the history of the modern auto industry.... Read More »

 

Golf demand helps boost VW-brand sales 3% in 2013

Jan. 10, 2014 12:47 CET
Volkswagen said global sales of its core brand rose 3 percent in 2013, helped by demand for the Golf hatchback and strong sales in China.... Read More »

 

JAKE LINGEMAN

Hottest Golf R ever revs up for Motor City debut

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will debut at the Detroit auto show with more power, a new 4Motion system and better gas mileage.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Passat-based VW concept gets 42 mpg

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Ahead of an unveiling at the Detroit auto show, Volkswagen AG today released details on a Passat-based concept that VW says gets a best-in-class 42 mpg on the highway, giving a hint of how VW plans to meet tightening fuel-economy standards in the United States.... Read More »

 

THE BUZZ

Through the years: What was hot or not at the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
The giant get-together by the Detroit River each January is a happening. The cars and the conversation reveal what's hot, what's not and what's GOT to be the Next Big Thing. Here's a look back at 25 years of Detroit auto show buzz. Think of it as a CliffsNotes on the history of the modern auto industry.... Read More »

 

VW looks inward to solve U.S. sales puzzle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Volkswagen AG's German executives readily admit they are a bit baffled by America, where, despite decades of exertion, Volkswagen's namesake VW brand still doesn't rank as a marquee marque.... Read More »

 

VW: Fast feedback lifts quality

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Volkswagen's modernized customer feedback system is helping the company find and fix problems faster as it tries to lift its below-average quality scores.... Read More »

 

VW recalls 3,837 Jetta Hybrids to replace gearbox oil

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2013
Volkswagen’s low-volume Jetta Hybrid sedan is being recalled to replace faulty gearbox oil that can put the vehicle in a “stall-like” condition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today.... Read More »

 

Golf demand helps boost VW-brand sales 3% in Nov.

Dec. 10, 2013 12:17 CET
VW Group said global sales of its core brand rose 3 percent in November, powered by demand for the seventh-generation Golf hatchback.... Read More »

 

Sources: Lichte to replace Egger at Audi

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Audi chief designer Wolfgang Egger will move to the Italian design house Italdesign Giugiaro, sources told Automotive News. He will be replaced by senior Volkswagen designer Marc Lichte, according to the sources.... Read More »

 

Strained N.A. plants expected to approach record output

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2013
Can North America's stressed-out assembly plants handle near record production? We're about to find out.... Read More »

 

German union's incoming boss warns VW about avoiding labor pledges in U.S.

Nov. 15, 2013 13:19 CET
The incoming leader of an influential German union warned Volkswagen Group about trying to avoid unions in Tennessee in the United States, where the German automaker has an assembly plant.... Read More »

 

VW recalls 2.6 million vehicles on engine, light faults

Nov. 14, 2013 12:25 CET
Volkswagen is recalling over 2.6 million vehicles worldwide, including its biggest such move in China, to fix electronic and drive-system flaws.... Read More »

 

VW brand sales rise 2% in October on China demand

7:31 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2013
Volkswagen said global sales of its core brand rose 2 percent in October as falling demand in Europe and the United States was offset by strong gains in China.... Read More »

 

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