VW scandal's impact on European sales just beginning?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Industry watchers the world over are waiting to see if the diesel scandal will cut into the VW Group's high position on its home continent. Early indications? Interesting, very interesting.... Read More »

Platform gives Audi Q7 a steadier ride

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

It may still be called the Q7, but Audi's largest crossover has evolved into a different animal than what arrived stateside in 2006. The redesigned seven-seater crossover is lighter and leaner than the outgoing model, helping it achieve driving dynamics more like a sport sedan. than the hefty outgoing version of seven-seat family hauler.... Read More »

Audi sales growth stalls on China dip, slower U.S. demand

Dec. 11, 2015 11:54 CET

Audi sold just 1 percent more vehicles last month than a year ago as the brand's Chinese sales fell sharply and growth slowed in the U.S.... Read More »

Samsung says autonomous driving key to its car components push

7:04 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Samsung Electronics will focus on autonomous driving, information and entertainment components for automobiles in its push to boost sales in the car parts business, where South Korean rival LG Electronics Inc. has established a lead.... Read More »


Audi says it has simple fixes for V-6 diesels in U.S.

Dec. 9, 2015 08:47 CET

Audi says it has found simple technical fixes for its V-6 diesel engines that U.S. regulators say violate the country's clean air laws. The engine is fitted in about 85,000 Audi, VW and Porsche diesels sold in the U.S.... Read More »


Audi CEO Stadler re-confirms tough 2020 goals despite diesel scandal

Dec. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi's involvement in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal has not deterred the luxury brand from its goal to increase sales to 2 million by 2020, CEO Rupert Stadler told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »


Audi's Stadler says automaker will stay focused on 2020 goals despite diesel scandal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Although the immediate priority in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal is to fix affected customers' vehicles and settle all issues with regulators, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said the focus remains on increasing global sales to 2 million annually by 2020.... Read More »


Check out the ANE e-magazine for December

Dec. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Hyundai and Kia are shifting their focus in Europe.... Read More »

BMW, Audi, Mercedes close on Nokia mapping unit deal

10:33 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

Finland's Nokia today said it had completed the $2.8 billion sale of its navigation business HERE to German automakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes.... Read More »

ANE's December e-magazine goes live Monday

Dec. 4, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 7. This month's edition looks at why Hyundai and Kia are shifting their focus in Europe.... Read More »

Audi appoints new chairman, development boss to bounce back from scandal

Dec. 3, 2015 23:08 CET

Audi appointed VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller to replace Martin Winterkorn as chairman and Stefan Knirsch as development chief to succeed Ulrich Hackenberg. Both moves are part of the luxury brand's efforts to recover from the fallout of emissions rigging.... Read More »

VW's suspended top engineer Hackenberg quits after 30 years

5:02 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Ulrich Hackenberg, Volkswagen's suspended top engineer, has left the German group after 30 years, Audi said, as VW pushes ahead with the search for employees behind diesel emissions violations. Audi's supervisory board also appointed VW's new CEO, Matthias Mueller, as chairman, replacing Martin Winterkorn.... Read More »


VW will recall 2.46 million cars with illegal software in Germany, report says

Nov. 30, 2015 11:03 CET

Volkswagen Group will recall 2.46 million diesel vehicles in Germany fitted with illegal emissions-cheating software, including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models, a newspaper report said.... Read More »

Audi evolves into a favorite among women in China

Nov. 28, 2015 06:15 CET

Audi, once the favored choice of high-ranking government officials and privileged businessmen in China, is now growing in popularity among female consumers that now make up about a third of the automaker's buyers in the market, even higher in the more prosperous eastern regions.... Read More »


Audi CEO told to 'push on' with emissions probe

Nov. 26, 2015 20:26 CET

Audi's top labor representative said that CEO Rupert Stadler needs to "push on" with an investigation into the causes of emissions issues at VW Group's flagship luxury brand with no regard to who may be involved.... Read More »


Audi suspends 2 engineers following U.S. emissions stumble

Nov. 26, 2015 12:45 CET

Audi has suspended two engineers after its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines were found to have evaded emissions limits in the U.S., Rupert Stadler, Audi's CEO, was quoted as saying in a newspaper report.... Read More »

Audi, Porsche, VW ordered by CARB to recall, repair emissions software

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

The California Air Resources Board today ordered Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen to recall and repair “illegal” emissions software in more than 15,000 vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines sold in the state since 2009, the regulator said in a statement.... Read More »

Audi to revise emissions control software in U.S. vehicles with 3.0-liter engines

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Audi said today that it will revise emissions control software used on more than 85,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines that U.S regulators said earlier this month violated U.S. clean air laws.... Read More »

Audi seeks charging network allies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Audi AG, which plans to launch an all-electric crossover with a 300-mile range in 2018, has initiated talks with U.S. and German automakers about a shared network of 150-kilowatt fast chargers to rival the Superchargers that Tesla Motors Inc. has built for its Model S and Model X.... Read More »

Audi says gift cards help it identify owners of tainted diesels

6:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Volkswagen AG's “goodwill gesture” of $1,000 worth of gift cards to owners of cars with engines that pollute more than the law allows is helping the company identify those autos when it comes time to fix them, Audi of America President Scott Keogh said.... Read More »

Penske buys N.J.-based dealership group

10:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Penske Automotive Group Inc. has bought the Schneider Nelson Auto Group in a deal expected to generate annual revenue of about $175 million.... Read More »

VW, Audi to meet U.S. regulators on emissions this week, report says

10:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Volkswagen and Audi executives will meet with U.S. environmental regulators this week, ahead of a Nov. 20 California deadline to submit a plan to fix nearly 500,000 diesel cars that violate pollution emission rules, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »


Audi faces German emissions probe

Nov. 13, 2015 12:41 CET

German prosecutors opened another criminal investigation into the VW Group diesel-emissions scandal, this time looking at the company's Audi unit.... Read More »

Audi's October sales growth lags BMW, Mercedes

Nov. 12, 2015 15:57 CET

Audi's vehicle sales rose by 2 percent in October, which lagged BMW brand's 6.3 percent growth in global volume and Mercedes' 10 percent rise in deliveries.... Read More »

Winterkorn resigns as Audi chairman in wake of VW scandal

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Volkswagen AG's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, resigned from his post as supervisory board chairman of the company's Audi brand, further scaling back his ties with Europe's largest automaker amid an investigation into violations of diesel-emissions tests that took place under his watch.... Read More »

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