Audi

Audi confident new A8 will hold lead in race to offer Level 3 driving

July 19, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi believes it will be the first automaker to launch a self-driving car even though its first model with that capability, the new A8, still needs to undergo lengthy government approvals that could allow a competitor to pass the automaker in the race to market.... Read More »

Audi made an ad in China comparing a wife to a used car -- it's not going over well

3:17 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2017

In an Audi commercial from China, a mother-in-law interrupts a wedding ceremony to inspect the bride, checking whether she's up to standard. The scene was used in an ad promoting used Audis.... Read More »

A8's new controls help driver keep eyes on the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Audi is redesigning its human-machine interfaces across its lineup, beginning with the A8, to incorporate haptic feedback, which the brand views as an added safety measure.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Product-lean Chrysler dips below Audi

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Product-lean Chrysler dips below Audi in U.S. sales; Kona gives Hyundai new face; Weed stashed in shipment of Fusions; High expectations, 'emotional hardship' for Tesla's Musk.... Read More »

Audi dealers may have role in on-demand system

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Scott Keogh, CEO of Audi of America says the brand's dealer network, could get involved in the brand's on-demand mobility experiment down the road.... Read More »

Audi poised to pass Chrysler as sales climb

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Audi catches Chrysler as its winning streak pushes on toward eight years.... Read More »

Audi A8 poised to benefit from new self-driving law

July 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi's new A8 is poised to be the first production car to take advantage of a law passed late last month in Germany that allows drivers to cede full or partial control should their cars have Level 3 or Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities.... Read More »

Tollbooths become key for autonomous car success

July 13, 2017 06:01 CET

An unlikely battleground has emerged in the race to develop autonomous vehicles: tollbooths. Renault and PSA are working with partners to make sure their models can handle the exchanges without help from the driver.... Read More »

Audi labor boss criticizes management over plant plan

July 12, 2017 19:23 CET

Audi's labor boss has criticized top management for lacking a roadmap for production as workers at the luxury carmaker's core German plants fear they could be left behind in the race for orders and projects.... Read More »

Mercedes widens global sales lead over BMW

July 12, 2017 14:19 CET

Mercedes' registrations rose 11 percent to 209,309 in June as demand for the new E class and the German automaker's SUVs helped widen its global luxury-car sales lead over BMW in the first half of the year.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: High-stakes game for automakers

2:45 pm U.S. ET | July 12, 2017

Study: Many contenders, few winners in next-gen car tech; Ride-hailing vs. car-sharing; Audi: States must OK use of hands-free tech; Demon indemnity; Toddler has knack for nameplates.... Read More »

Audi says A8 reaches next level of autonomous driving

July 11, 2017 12:34 CET

Audi's new A8 is the company's first production car capable of Level 3 autonomous driving, which allows hands-off capability but requires the driver to take back control at any time.... Read More »

Semi-autonomous Audi A8 will need to navigate varying U.S. laws

12:16 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

The revamped Audi A8's newest self-driving technology won't become functional until laws are passed in U.S. jurisdictions that enable the Level 3 autonomous technology to operate legally.... Read More »

Audi counts on new A8 to appease critics

July 11, 2017 17:39 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, under fire for the luxury automaker's role in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, is counting on the new-generation A8 and other new models to appease his critics.... Read More »

Germans arrest Audi worker in diesel probe

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

In the first arrest in Germany related to Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal, an unnamed Audi employee has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and false advertising.... Read More »

Porsche, Audi SUV recalls may strike other automakers

3:19 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2017

Faulty fuel pump parts that have spurred recalls of more than 450,000 SUVs by Volkswagen and its Porsche and Audi brands were supplied to 13 other automakers and suppliers, supplier Continental told American regulators.... Read More »

Audi employee arrested by German prosecutors in emissions probe

July 7, 2017 10:19 CET

Prosecutors in Munich have arrested an unnamed Audi employee on suspicion of fraud and false advertising in connection with the carmaker's cheating on emissions tests. It is the first arrest in Germany related to Audi parent VW Group's diesel scandal.... Read More »

Ex-Audi manager faces U.S. charges over VW diesel emissions

3:34 pm U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

Giovanni Pamio, an Italian citizen who worked as head of thermodynamics for Audi's diesel engine development, is accused by U.S. officials of helping utilize illegal software designed to skirt emissions tests in thousands of vehicles.... Read More »

VW: Recovery gains momentum after scandal

11:40 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

Volkswagen brand sales climbed 15 percent in June as the German brand's sales continue to recover from the diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

Audi to use Valeo's stop-start technology in sports coupe, report says

11:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2017

Luxury carmaker Audi will introduce Valeo's micro-hybrid "stop-and-start" systems in its RS5 sports coupe, sources told Reuters.... Read More »

BMW, Audi agree on steps to cut pollution from older diesels

June 28, 2017 16:08 CET

BMW and Audi agreed on measures to cut pollution from older diesel cars with the German state of Bavaria. The steps include a pledge from automakers to ensure that at least half of their Euro-5 standard diesel car fleets will reach a level of NOx emissions that will cut pollution in cities.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Who's left holding bag for Takata recalls?

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Takata bankruptcy may leave Japan automakers holding the bag; FCA tweaking 300, Charger, Cherokee trims; Tough sell for Subaru: Safe yet sporty; Report: Managers skewer Audi board.... Read More »

Audi top management criticized in internal dossier, paper says

June 25, 2017 09:38 CET

Audi's executive board, including CEO Rupert Stadler, shows no signs of being ready for a fresh start after the brand became embroiled in VW Group's diesel scandal, company managers say, according to a German newspaper report.... Read More »

Audi to star in new Spider-Man movie

2:03 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2017

Audi is giving moviegoers an exclusive first look at the 2018 Audi A8 on July 7 as Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters. Audi also plans to show off two other vehicles in the movie.... Read More »

5 MINUTES WITH ...

Peter Donnellan, senior vice president of after sales, Audi of America

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

A discussion with Peter Donnellan, senior vice president of after sales for Audi of America.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sale surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
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