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VW CEO Matthias Mueller said reports of an ouster of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler are false. A German newspaper said Stadler will be replaced in April.
Porsche and Audi will significantly reduce development costs for future electric vehicles with a joint platform, German newspapers quoted their CEOs as saying.
The Mexican auto industry revised its 2017 record auto production upward after newcomer Audi reported numbers from its Q5 plant in San Jose Chiapa, Puebla.
German prosecutors searched offices at Audi's headquarters and its plant in Neckarsulm, Germany, in connection with the suspected manipulation of diesel engines in Europe.
Car factories across Germany were at a standstill on Friday as industrial workers staged a third day of 24-hour strikes, focusing on plants owned by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi and BMW.
VW's U.S. sales rose 5.2 percent in January to 24,744, with crossovers accounting for 52 percent of sales for the sedan-heavy brand.
German prosecutors searched the homes of several current and former Audi employees in connection with the automaker's involvement in parent VW's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.
Germany's most powerful union, IG Metall, is escalating a dispute over wages and flexible working hours with day-long strikes planned that threaten to hit automakers and suppliers.
Even with the move to electrified and autonomous cars, dealerships will survive and thrive, say Audi's Scott Keogh and Porsche's Klaus Zellmer.
Although not normally a contrarian, Audi of America President Scott Keogh says a coming age of electrified and autonomous connected cars won't be the end of the world for auto dealerships.
Workers at German companies, including Audi and BMW, are staging further walkouts amid labor talks seeking higher pay and shorter working hours.
A roundup of brands, from Acura to Ford, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.
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