Volkswagen

UAW gains partial recognition at VW plant in Tenn.

7:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
The UAW gained a partial and unconventional recognition from Volkswagen AG after proving to the company that it represents at least 45 percent of workers at the company's plant in Tennessee, the union and a company spokesman said Monday....
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VW to unveil concept crossover in Detroit for U.S., report says

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
Volkswagen plans to show an SUV concept at the Detroit auto show next month as the automaker seeks a larger presence in lucrative crossover segments to boost sales in the US market, company sources say....
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Skoda expects record 1 million sales in 2014

Dec. 8, 2014 14:52 CET
Skoda expects to sell a record 1 million vehicles this year on surging sales in China and stable business in Europe after global volume through November reached 955,300. Year-to-date sales already have exceeded Skoda's 2013 volume....
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VW brand suffers biggest drop in car sales this year

Dec. 8, 2014 17:41 CET
Sales of Volkswagen's core passenger-car brand fell 4 percent in November, the biggest monthly drop this year, as demand contracted in eastern Europe and Latin America and VW switched to a new-generation Passat....
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Audi's F1 entry subject of feasibility study, report says

Dec. 8, 2014 10:39 CET
VW Group is conducting a feasibility study under former Ferrari executive Stefano Domenicali on whether Audi should enter Formula One to challenge Mercedes, a report said....
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Audi plans EV crossover to challenge Tesla in '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
Audi will challenge Tesla in 2017 with an electric-powered crossover, CEO Rupert Stadler told Bloomberg. The new model will be Audi's first mainstream all-electric vehicle, and marks a change of course by the company....
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Tweaked 2015 VW Touareg moves upscale

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg arriving in showrooms in January is taking a few steps upmarket with a revamped interior, tweaked exterior styling and additional safety features....
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VW buys stake in startup U.S. battery company, report says

1:54 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2014
Volkswagen AG bought a stake in battery startup QuantumScape with the aim of developing technology that can more than triple the range of its electric cars, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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Audi Q7 will be VW Group's 1st plug-in diesel

Dec. 5, 2014 06:01 CET
Audi's Q7 will be the first model from VW Group to offer a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain, an Audi source told Automotive News Europe. The variant gives Audi a technology edge over BMW and Mercedes, which currently offer gasoline plug-ins....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Seat CEO counts on revised lineup to end losses

Dec. 5, 2014 06:01 CET
Seat's reliance on Europe and a weak brand image have led the VW unit to rack up big losses over the years. CEO Juergen Stackmann told Automotive News Europe how new products and cost cuttings are now changing this....
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VW names veteran exec Schmall as components chief

Dec. 4, 2014 10:06 CET
VW named Thomas Schmall as the new core brand board member responsible for components – a key post that carries with it the potential for political friction with the carmaker's powerful German unions over a shakeup of parts production....
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VW will give more power to brands, regions

Dec. 4, 2014 09:21 CET
VW Group will give more power to brand managers and regional bosses, its labor leader said, as the company looks to address poor performance in markets such as the U.S. and Brazil....
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Audi plans electric crossover in U.S. to challenge Tesla

8:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2014
Audi plans to roll out an electric-powered crossover in 2017 to challenge Tesla for wealthy, environmentally conscious consumers....
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DAVE BARKHOLZ

No collective bargaining, but UAW prepares to talk pay at VW Chattanooga plant

4:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014
We're about to find out how much power a UAW local in Chattanooga can wield at the Volkswagen of America assembly plant there....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for December

Dec. 1, 2014 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 megaplatforms are a must-have for any automaker with global ambitions....
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YANG JIAN

FAW bribe scandal should be wake-up call for Beijing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014
Allegations of rampant bribery at FAW-VW should provide an urgent wake-up call to Beijing to abandon the country's JV rule for foreign automakers....
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LUCA CIFERRI

Why Audi over-engineered its fuel cell

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014
Audi r&d boss Ulrich Hackenberg provided a concise answer when asked why the carmaker's fuel cell also needs plug-in hybrid technology....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

How to get the U.S. into diesels

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014
European automakers and suppliers have been trying for years to get U.S. drivers excited about diesels. Experience has proved that a test drive can be a deal-maker....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

How to get the U.S. into diesels

8:07 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014
European automakers and suppliers have been trying for years to get U.S. drivers excited about diesels. Experience has proved that a test drive can be a deal-maker....
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Skoda's '18 sales goal tougher to hit on Russia slump

Nov. 28, 2014 06:01 CET
A severe slump in Russian car demand is making it harder for Skoda to meet its 2018 vehicle sales target. Skoda also must decide whether to reduce its investment budget for the country to protect overall profitability, a top executive said....
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ANE's December e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 28, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 1. This month's edition looks at how German premium automakers plan to profit from plug-in hybrids....
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Audi makes Q3 greener to keep lead over BMW X1

Nov. 27, 2014 11:34 CET
The Audi Q3 will get more efficient powertrains with technology such as the crossover's first use of fuel-saving cylinder deactivation as part of its mid-cycle refresh. Audi starts European sales of the revised Q3 in February....
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STAR POWER

Cars and concepts that glowed in the L.A. spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014
These four concepts and one production model are ready for their close-ups....
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BMW, Audi lead shift from mass-market to luxury car output in Mexico

Nov. 25, 2014 11:40 CET
Mexico's relationship with German car production began nearly 50 years ago with output of VW's mass-market Beetle. Now it's becoming a place where luxury BMW, Audi and Mercedes cars roll out of billion-dollar factories....
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Audi tests car sharing for the wealthy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
Audi is dipping its toe into car sharing, but with a premium twist. Audi has quietly begun two pilot luxury car sharing programs in Europe - one in Stockholm and another in Berlin....
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