Audi

Audi reaches agreement resolving dispute with dealers in China

May 20, 2017 14:51 CET

Audi and its dealers in China have reached an agreement on how cars produced with SAIC Motor will be sold in the country. Audi's local sales plunged following a dispute with dealers.... Read More »

Audi pledges transparency amid emissions probes

11:44 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2017

Audi's CEO pledged full transparency as the company recovers from its diesel emissions fraud but shareholders pressed managers to disclose more about the scandal.... Read More »

Audi pledges transparency amid emissions probes

May 18, 2017 10:14 CET

Dealers for the FAW-VW joint venture in China fear that plans for an Audi joint venture with VW Group's southern JV partner SAIC to build and sell Audi vehicles via SAIC-VW's retail network will hit their sales.... Read More »

Audi CEO Stadler's contract to be extended to end of 2022

6:30 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2017

Audi boss Rupert Stadler, 54, will be given another five years as CEO, VW's luxury brand said. The board vote to extend Stadler's contract was unanimous,... Read More »

Audi's Stadler will remain CEO despite diesel scandal criticism

May 17, 2017 12:32 CET

Audi boss Rupert Stadler will be given another five years as the automaker's chief executive. Stadler has faced criticism for his handling of Audi's role in parent Volkswagen Group's emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

VW expands U.S. recall to 292,000 Porsche, Audi models on fire risk

2:11 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2017

Volkswagen is adding about 292,000 Porsche and Audi vehicles to a previous recall for a fuel-pump defect that could result in fire.... Read More »

VW brand deliveries rise in China, but Audi struggles

May 12, 2017 11:55 CET

VW brand sales in China rose 4.3 percent in April on strong demand for its crossovers and SUVs. Volume at sibling unit Audi slipped 6.9 percent as the premium marque began to recover from a costly dispute with dealers over its plans to expand its distribution network in the country.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Subaru, Mitsubishi profits down

8:15 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2017

Subaru, Mitsu profits tumble; Nissan realigns U.S. sales staff; Reports: Auction driver had suspended license; EPA test lab in peril?; Audi creates steady supply of service techs.... Read More »

Audi e-tron Sportback set for U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

Audi's electric e-tron Sportback concept, unveiled last month at the Shanghai auto show, will come to the U.S. as a 2020 model.... Read More »

Audi, junior colleges join to develop service techs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2017

Audi of America, enjoying its 90th straight month of sales increases, has a plan to attract more dealership service technicians.... Read More »

Sales of 'new' 2015 TDIs keep VW ahead; Audi rises

2:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Volkswagen and Audi bucked a bad industry sales month in April, finishing up for the month -- though VW got some help from repaired turbodiesel engines to stay in positive territory.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes expands lead as sales fall

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Sales of luxury vehicles slid 1.6 percent in April to 159,793, driven by big declines at the top three brands, with Mercedes expanding its lead over rivals BMW and Lexus.... Read More »

At Audi plant, labor tensions stir

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2017

Workers at Audi's new plant in San Jose Chiapa are holding their union leadership responsible for what they say are less-than-premium wages and benefits.... Read More »

Audi's A8 self-driving tech depends on regulatory changes

April 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi's upcoming A8 flagship sedan is expected to be the first production car capable of Level 3 autonomous driving, but the feature will not be immediately available because governments must first pass new laws that provide legal certainty.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

China's luxury market to grow to 3M a year, Audi, Mercedes predict

April 20, 2017 09:44 CET

China's premium market will grow to about three million cars a year, Audi and Mercedes executives predicted. Audi is China's best-selling luxury brand but is losing ground to Mercedes.... Read More »

2017 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Audi electric sedan previews Jaguar I-Pace fighter

April 19, 2017 11:56 CET

Audi said it will launch a production version of the e-tron Sportback electric sedan, which debuted in Shanghai, in 2019.... Read More »

PIECH AT 80

Despite losing VW power battle, Piech's achievements are indisputable

April 17, 2017 06:01 CET

Ferdinand Piech can look back at a lifetime of accomplishments that put Volkswagen Group on the path to becoming the world's largest automaker. An engineer, Piech rose to become VW Group's CEO and later chairman, along the way turning Audi into a rival to Mercedes and BMW. He rescued VW from the threat of bankruptcy and added brands such as Bentley and Bugatti.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Tesla 'inexplicable,' AutoNation CEO says

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2017

AutoNation chief: GM undervalued, Tesla 'inexplicable'; Forecasts call for record sales, more confidence; Samsung buying FCA unit?; Nissan puppy paradise; Audi queues up new rides.... Read More »

Audi outlines production plans for Q8, Q4 SUVs

April 11, 2017 12:04 CET

Audi outlined production plans for its upcoming Q8 and Q4 as the Volkswagen Group premium brand accelerates its push into the booming SUV/crossover market.... Read More »

Next Audi A8 gets self-driving technology, new styling direction

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Audi's new A8 flagship, which goes on sale in the U.S. this fall, will have advanced autonomous driving technology and will mark the start of a new styling direction for the brand.... Read More »

VW diesels pile up in U.S. awaiting fix or scrap yard

April 10, 2017 10:14 CET

Volkswagen Group is making progress settling U.S. legal claims from its emission-cheating scandal, but one challenge looms unresolved: What to do with the hundreds of thousands of diesel cars it is being forced to buy back.... Read More »

Audi, Porsche team up to develop vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Audi and Porsche will join forces on vehicle development -- sharing platforms, modules and components.... Read More »

Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down June 1

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1, setting up a shuffling of executives at Audi of America.... Read More »

Mexico auto output, exports surge in Q1

5:40 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2017

Mexico's booming auto industry set records across the board in the first quarter, with production jumping 17 percent, exports surging 14 percent and local light-vehicle sales rising 8.9 percent vs. the year-ago period.... Read More »

Audi plans summer unveil for high-tech A8

April 6, 2017 09:14 CET

Audi will unveil its new A8 flagship in the summer ahead of its sales launch later this year. The sedan will have advanced autonomous driving technology and will mark the start of a new styling direction for the brand.... Read More »

 
Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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Ex-Ferrari exec Lanzone hired by autonomous car start-up Zoox
Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox said Corrado Lanzone, former operations director of Ferrari's racing division, has joined the company as its vice president of manufacturing... ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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