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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Hopes dim for VW’s diesel hot hatch in U.S.

3:56 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
VW has pulled back on plans to sell a souped-up diesel Golf called the GTD in the United States because importing the GTI sibling’s engine would add too much cost. The high-powered 2-liter TDI engine used in the GTD cannot be produced at VW’s engine plant in Silao, Mexico, so it would be imported from Germany, Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn told reporters today.... Read More »

 

VW to build plug-in hybrids with partner FAW in China, sources say

April 4, 2014 09:33 CET
VW Group plans to make plug-in hybrids with local partner FAW in China, company sources say. VW sees a big potential market as the country's leaders race to reduce hazardous levels of air pollution.... Read More »

 

Hot hatch from VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Volkswagen looks to be cooking up something special for the folks who gather each May at Lake Woerthersee in Austria to celebrate the GTI hot hatch.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Why Honeywell's hot streak is turbocharged in Europe

7:21 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Honeywell's turbo business is on a hot streak. Six of the last eight European Car of the Year winners have gotten a boost from Honeywell, and Ferrari has hired the supplier to help power its F1 racecars.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Honeywell's hot streak

7:21 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Honeywell's turbo business is on a hot streak. Six of the last eight European Car of the Year winners have gotten a boost from Honeywell, and Ferrari has hired the supplier to help power its F1 racecars.... Read More »

 

VW Golf sales rise 28% to keep it Europe's top selling car

March 7, 2014 06:01 CET
The VW Golf retained its position as Europe's best-selling car after sales grew 28 percent in January.... Read More »

 

VW prepares sporty Golf GTE plug-in hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Volkswagen is giving its new Golf plug-in hybrid car the GT label it uses for sporty models in a bid to boost the car's appeal.... Read More »

 

German carmakers return awards amid evidence of rigged votes

Feb. 10, 2014 17:36 CET
Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW say they will return awards from Germany's ADAC automotive club after an audit discovered the results of the coveted "Yellow Angel" award were manipulated.... Read More »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

VW goes on the defensive as sales plunge

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Despite the tailwinds of a strengthening economy and auto market, Volkswagen Group of America had its roughest sales month of the year in October, as an 11 percent sales gain for Audi failed to offset the VW brand's 18 percent drop.... Read More »

 

Nissan Leaf tops Norway Oct. car sales, beats Toyota Auris, VW Golf

Nov. 1, 2013 18:56 CET
The Nissan Leaf was Norway's top-selling car in October for the first time, extending a streak of success for electric vehicles after Tesla Motor's Model S led September sales, official statistics showed.... Read More »

 

Audi's next TT

Oct. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
Photographers have caught their first glimpses of Audi's third-generation TT coupe, expected to go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2014 and in the United States the next year.... Read More »

 

Nissan, Renault go modular: Big savings, tough problems

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
TOKYO -- The redesigned Nissan Rogue crossover scheduled to arrive in showrooms next month is a watershed vehicle for Nissan Motor Co., the first product of a new modular development strategy that aims to slash costs.... Read More »

 

Audi's next TT

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
Photographers have caught their first glimpses of Audi's third-generation TT coupe, expected to go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2014 and in the United States the next year.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BMW i3 makes massive media gains

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2013
The BMW i3 is a big Web winner. The electric car's Frankfurt auto show debut led to huge increases in coverage via online news stories, Twitter posts and blog mentions.... Read More »

 

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