Audi China dealers demand $4 billion to cover sales lossesFri, 17, Feb 2017
Audi dealers in China are demanding 28 billion yuan ($4 billion) to cover losses over the past three years that they blame on the automaker adding too many distributors, potentially worsening a sales decline that saw BMW and Mercedes overtake the luxury brand last month.
Audi said to get naming rights to D.C. United soccer stadiumWed, 15, Feb 2017
Audi will have its name on the new home of Major League Soccer's D.C. United. The agreement, which runs at least a decade, will be one of the three richest naming-rights deals in MLS, according to a person familiar with the contract.
Dozen $4 million supercars recalled along with 5,900 LamborghinisTue, 14, Feb 2017
The dozen owners of Lamborghini Venenos -- an ultra-rare supercar that cost $4 million and up -- will be receiving some bad news via registered mail: their Italian dream machines are being recalled along with 5,900 other Lamborghinis around the world.
VW, Bosch diesel settlements receive preliminary court approvalTue, 14, Feb 2017
A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a VW settlement to pay at least $1.22 billion to fix or buy back nearly 80,000 polluting 3.0 liter diesel-engine vehicles. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer also granted preliminary approval to Robert Bosch's settlement to pay $327.5 million to VW diesel owners.
Audi's 2018 A6 styling stands apart from A4, A8Tue, 14, Feb 2017
VW plans to use Mobileye sensing and localization technologyMon, 13, Feb 2017
VW said it would use Mobileye's camera sensors and localization technologies on upcoming vehicles, allowing both companies to collect road data, like lane markings and construction signs, for cloud-based realtime maps.
VW CEO slams infighting as spat escalates over worker agreementMon, 13, Feb 2017
VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller sought to calm nerves at the automaker as festering disputes with labor leaders and allegations from former Chairman Ferdinand Piech threatened to disrupt efforts to overcome its diesel-cheating scandal.
VW works council says talks over strategy pact broken off without resultsMon, 13, Feb 2017
Automakers press Trump to review 2025 mpg targetsSun, 12, Feb 2017
The chief executives of 18 major automakers and their U.S. arms are urging President Trump to revisit a decision by the Obama administration to lock in light-vehicle fuel efficiency rules through 2025. In a letter sent late Friday, the companies warned thousands of U.S. jobs could be at risk if the 54.5 mpg target is not revisited.
Ex-VW chairman Piech refuses to testify in German emissions inquirySun, 12, Feb 2017
VW's U.S. comeback faces roadblock from Trump tax on Mexican BeetlesThu, 09, Feb 2017
Piech returns to settle old scores in diesel scandalThu, 09, Feb 2017
Ferdinand Piech abruptly departed Volkswagen Group nearly two years ago. Now the former VW chairman is looking to settle old scores and has rekindled accusations that top managers knew about falsified emissions tests months before publicly admitting to it.