Volkswagen

VW fined $1.2B by German prosecutors over diesel cheating

June 13, 2018 18:03 CET
Volkswagen has been fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) by public prosecutors in Germany over diesel-emissions cheating.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW fined nearly $1.2B for emissions cheating

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
VW fined nearly $1.2B for diesel cheat; What went wrong at Tesla; GM's Stevens to retire, Suryadevara next CFO; Chevy Bolt boost; Jeep, Fiat, Alfa skipping Paris; Magna AV venture.

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words: Share the skateboard.

VW to give up to $1,000 payments to polluting diesel owners in Vermont, Arizona

11:58 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
Volkswagen Group is giving owners of polluting diesel-powered vehicles up to $1,000 in additional payments to settle state lawsuits in Vermont, the state's attorney general said on Wednesday.

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.

VW board to discuss Audi CEO probe, report says

June 13, 2018 10:47 CET
VW Group's supervisory board will discuss an investigation by German prosecutors into Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, as the automaker weighs how to tackle the latest fallout from its emissions scandal, Reuters reported.

JAKE LINGEMAN

Audi Q8: 4 key design cues

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
The big news is the new 2019 Q8's styling, with Audi calling it the "new face of the Q family." That includes the grille, rear light bar, big wheel arches and more. Let's take a look, piece by piece.

Skoda might outsource production to meet demand

June 11, 2018 22:58 CET
Skoda said it might outsource some production to a contract manufacturer as the automaker looks to respond to booming demand for its new SUVs.

Audi CEO Stadler, purchasing chief Martens targeted in emissions probe

June 11, 2018 11:35 CET
German prosecutors widened an emissions-cheating probe against Audi to include CEO Rupert Stadler and Bernd Martens, the automaker's head of purchasing.

VW says 250,000 cars could be delayed by new testing rules

June 9, 2018 11:36 CET
VW Group said production of up to 250,000 cars from its brands will be delayed because of effects from new WLTP lab tests for emissions and fuel economy.

Volkswagen, Oklahoma reach $8.5M settlement over diesel emissions suit

1:34 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
Oklahoma is the latest state to reach a settlement with Volkswagen as part of a larger investigation into the automaker's years-long diesel emissions violations.

VIDEO: First Shift: Court summons Winterkorn, CEOs of Audi, Bosch

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
German court summons Winterkorn, CEOs of Audi, Bosch; Okla. settles lawsuit against Volkswagen; Rolls design chief leaves; When Ford sewing machinists struck a change for women.

Former VW chief Winterkorn summoned to testify in emissions lawsuit, paper says

June 8, 2018 08:39 CET
Former VW Group chief Martin Winterkorn and the CEOs of Audi and Bosch have been asked to testify before a German court in connection with a lawsuit seeking damages from the automaker over its emissions-cheating scandal, a report said.

2018 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

A battery-powered Lamborghini supercar? Keep waiting

June 7, 2018 06:01 CET
Lamborghini plans to launch a plug-in hybrid version of its Urus SUV, but a full-electric car is a long way off for the brand.

VW CEO presses for faster decisions, more collaboration

1:04 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2018
Volkswagen's top managers must commit to faster decision-making and working more closely together to push the company firmly beyond a diesel-emissions scandal and maintain its industry leadership amid wrenching technological change, CEO Herbert Diess told 400 top managers.

Audi ordered to recall A6, A7 diesel models with cheat software

June 7, 2018 11:55 CET
Germany's KBA motor vehicle authority has ordered a recall of Audi A6 and A7 models with 3.0-liter Euro 6 diesel engines after finding illegal emissions software in them.

VW will shut down production at main German plant in switch to WLTP emissions testing

June 6, 2018 15:24 CET
VW plans to shut down production at its Wolfsburg, Germany, factory during September because of the switch to WLTP emissions-testing standards. VW builds the Golf, Tiguan and Touran models in the plant.

MAY SALES

German market down 6% but VW bucks trend with new SUV

June 5, 2018 06:01 CET
VW brand was among the few brands that gained new volume as German vehicle sales fell nearly 6 percent in Mayas dealers reduced commercial registrations, including dealer pre-registrations.

Audi Q8 debuts with plans for autonomous parking system

11:50 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Audi introduced the production version of its new crossover, the Audi Q8, during a brand summit in Shenzen, China, featuring a suite of new technology features, with plans for an autonomous parking system.

House panel threatens subpoena for access to VW report

4:27 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
An influential congressman threatened to subpoena Larry Thompson, the independent monitor appointed by the Justice Department to oversee Volkswagen AG's internal reform effort

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Spiff war cuts pickup prices as much as $16K

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Spiffs slash pickup prices; Subaru's Yoshinaga cedes CEO role; Audi proclaims 'new era' with Q8; M-B subscription pilot launches; Daimler disputes EV report; Self-driving shuttles

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Aston Martin, McLaren spin profits from hypercars

June 5, 2018 06:01 CET
Automakers such as Aston Martin and McLaren are increasingly launching hypercars, which help them raise the profile of their brands. Limited production runs sell out before the cars are even built, despite multi-million euro price tags.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

VW/AUDI: More lift from crossovers

2:24 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
The Volkswagen brand's U.S. sales rose 4 percent in May, powered by new and redesigned crossovers. Audi deliveries inched higher, fueled by sales of the A4 sedan and Q5 crossover, extending the luxury brand's streak of year-over-year sales gains to 103 months.

VW urges dialogue on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs

June 1, 2018 10:19 CET
VW Group expressed "regret and concern" on Friday over the imposition by the U.S. of tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the EU, urging a return to dialogue on a transatlantic trade deal.

 
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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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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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

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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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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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

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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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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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