Audi

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 »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan vet to lead PSA's U.S. return

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2017

Ex-Nissan, TrueCar exec Dominique to lead PSA's U.S. return; More auto companies join 'O'Reilly Factor' exodus; CFPB director grilled; Audi's A8 plans; Nissan's service quest.... Read More »

Audi and Porsche will join forces on vehicle development

April 5, 2017 17:30 CET

Volkswagen Group's Audi and Porsche brands will join forces on vehicle development. The focus will be on developing shared vehicle platforms, modules and components. The pact follows a period of intense in-house competition between the two brands.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Audi, Porsche to work together

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2017

Audi, Porsche join forces on development; NADA predicts stable '17 sales, analysts recall 'triple threat'; Challenge of sharing an EV; Nissan's 370Z Heritage; 'Huge' Infiniti tease.... Read More »

Audi, Porsche join forces on vehicle development as VW strives to save

12:25 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2017

Volkswagen Group's Audi and Porsche brands are joining forces on vehicle development to help the world's largest automaker save money in the wake of costly emissions violations.... Read More »

German judge condemns lack of transparency at Audi diesel scandal hearing

April 4, 2017 15:29 CET

A German judge has condemned the lack of transparency over Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal.... Read More »

Audi revs up TT with 2018 RS variant

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

Audi is bringing a high-performance variant of the TT coupe to the New York auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bentley, Audi exec shuffle

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

Audi exec named Bentley's Americas CEO; March sales: Snyder's takeaways, BMW win; A new Lexus LS; Honda YouTube reveal; Mitsu, BMW pull ads from 'O'Reilly Factor'; Ford tech title.... Read More »

Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down

2:00 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

Bentley CEO Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Audi of America's COO, will replace Winkler.... Read More »

U.S. March Sales

Sales slip 1.7% despite higher discounts

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 1.7 percent in March as decreases at Ford, Honda, Toyota, FCA, Hyundai and Kia overshadowed gains at Nissan and GM, even amid higher spending on discounts. The results signal the industry -- despite strong truck demand -- is losing momentum heading into the key spring selling season.... Read More »

LUXURY: BMW gets first 2017 win over Mercedes

6:45 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

BMW topped its rival in the U.S. luxury auto market for the first time this year, eeking out a monthly sales gain and gaining ground on Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

VW: Golf soars; Audi streak at 75 months

12:15 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

VW and Audi sales continued to rise in March, with VW posting a 2.7 percent gain and Audi rising 1.7 percent.... Read More »

Audi plans a surge of light trucks by 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Audi's light-truck lineup will grow to seven models by 2019 from four now.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis

3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2017

Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally came to an end this month. Suprisingly, it was the China Automobile Dealers Association who brokered a deal, an organization often seen as acting more like bureaucrats than as advocates for its members.... Read More »

 
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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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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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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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
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