Volkswagen

BMW and Audi dealers call Trump tariff plans 'scary' and 'tragic'

4:10 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2018
Ask dealers about President Trump's threatening to tax imports of European models, and they'll tell you buyers of those cars might as well throw the money saved on their tax bills out the window.

VW may seek damages from Winterkorn over emissions violations

3:32 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2018
Volkswagen is reviewing whether to seek damages from former CEO Martin Winterkorn, who was at the helm when the company disclosed it had cheated on emissions tests, VW supervisory board member Stephan Weil told a newspaper.

Audi engineer fired for diesel-cheat role wins $1.7M payout, report says

June 22, 2018 16:09 CET
Audi is paying more than 1.5 million euros ($1.74 million) in severance pay to an engineer caught up in its diesel-cheating scandal, a German media report said.

Germany's glitziest car awards canceled over diesel

June 22, 2018 14:57 CET
Germany's most prestigious automaker awards will go to no one this year as manufacturers reel from the latest turns in a diesel-emissions scandal plaguing the industry.

VW Group hands over regional responsibility to brands

June 22, 2018 12:19 CET
Volkswagen Group is handing responsibility for managing regions to its different brands as part of a strategic overhaul to decentralize power at the automaker.

Audi will test air taxis in its German home city

June 21, 2018 13:35 CET
Audi and partner Airbus have signed a letter of intent with the German government to test air taxis in and around the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt.

Audi stops sales, recalls A6, A7 for seat sensor glitch in U.S.

12:11 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2018
Audi issued a stop sale and recall for 2012-18 A6 and A7 sedans equipped with certain seats after determining that a sensor designed to detect whether the passenger seat is occupied can malfunction.

VW truck & bus unit to be renamed Traton

June 21, 2018 10:32 CET
Volkswagen Group will rename its truck & bus division Traton Group as it prepares to raise funds for global expansion in commercial vehicles.

Audi drops A1 diesel variant due to low demand

June 20, 2018 14:38 CET
Audi's new A1 Sportback subcompact hatchback will launch without a diesel version and will only be available in a five-door format.

Audi's detained CEO, Stadler, questioned by prosecutors, report says

June 20, 2018 17:18 CET
Munich prosecutors questioned Audi's arrested CEO, Rupert Stadler, about the automaker's diesel-cheating scandal on Wednesday, Reuters reported.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore confidence. After Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested over VW Group's diesel scandal, old loyalties took precedence over damage control.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis

5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore confidence. After Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested over VW Group's diesel scandal, old loyalties took precedence over damage control.

Audi, Hyundai to cooperate on fuel cell vehicles

June 20, 2018 06:01 CET
Audi and Hyundai said they will cooperate on developing fuel cell vehicles. The agreement will give Audi and other brands in the Volkswagen Group access to parts that are based on Hyundai's development of the ix35 Fuel Cell SUV and its successor, the Nexo.

VW, Ford eye alliance to develop 'potential products across a number of areas'

11:36 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Volkswagen and Ford are exploring an alliance to develop and produce commercial vehicles, including vans, and possibly other projects that could strengthen the companies' competitiveness.

VW names interim Audi boss, seeking to steady brand after CEO arrest

June 19, 2018 14:52 CET
Volkswagen Group suspended Audi boss Rupert Stadler and announced an interim replacement with Abraham Schot, seeking to steady its most profitable business after German authorities arrested Stadler as part of an emissions probe.

Audi suspends Stadler, installs Schot as interim CEO

June 19, 2018 13:35 CET
Audi suspended CEO Rupert Stadler and appointed sales chief Bram Schot as an interim replacement with immediate effect, a day after Stadler's arrest in connection with a diesel probe.

Audi suspends Stadler, installs Schot as interim CEO

6:54 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Audi suspended CEO Rupert Stadler and appointed Bram Schot as an interim replacement effective immediately, a day after Stadler's arrest in connection with a diesel emissions probe in Germany.

Audi said to resume crisis talks after CEO Stadler's arrest

June 19, 2018 08:04 CET
Audi's board of directors will resume talks to address a leadership crisis, sources said, following CEO Rupert Stadler's arrest.

Sales boss Schot will be Audi interim CEO after Stadler arrest, report says

June 18, 2018 14:33 CET
Volkswagen Group is preparing to name sales and marketing boss Bram Schot as interim chief at its Audi unit, Bloomberg reported. The move follows the arrest of CEO Rupert Stadler in connection with VW's diesel-emissions cheating.

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW executive tally in diesel scandal grows with Stadler arrest

12:09 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Rupert Stadler's arrest adds to the list of German and American executives at Volkswagen AG that have been held, charged, or both over their alleged involvement in the emissions-testing scandal.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Stadler's words return to haunt him

9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel crisis is not yet over for us." Stadler was arrested today in Germany pending a trial for fraud and false testimony on the suspicion he could destroy evidence.

Audi CEO Stadler arrested on risk he may suppress evidence

June 18, 2018 11:21 CET
Munich prosecutors said that Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday because investigators saw the risk that he might seek to suppress evidence in connection with a diesel emissions probe.

VW could face further fines from German authorities

June 15, 2018 10:37 CET
Munich prosecutors are examining whether to impose fines on VW's Audi division for its role in manipulating V-6 and V-8 diesel engines.

VW market manipulation probe could end this year, German prosecutors say

June 14, 2018 14:09 CET
German prosecutors could wrap up an investigation into alleged market manipulation by senior VW Group executives this year, the officials said, after ordering the automaker to pay 1 billion euros to settle claims of emissions cheating.

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.

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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When a crisis strikes, a company's board must spring into action and take charge to quickly restore ...
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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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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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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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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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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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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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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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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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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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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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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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