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Volkswagen Group of America Breaks 100,000 Units of TDI Clean Diesel Sales in 2013

posted by on 20 December 2013 in Audi News

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Volkswagen Group of America reported today that it has sold 100,000 TDI® Clean Diesel vehicles from the Volkswagen and Audi brands this year. This is the first time it has reached this milestone in a calendar year. Volkswagen and Audi currently offer 12 different TDI Clean Diesel powered models in the United States. More…

Winterkorn the Main Focus of VAG Business Focus Feature in Forbes Magazine

posted by on 17 April 2013 in via Fourtitude

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When the May 6 issue of Forbes Magazine hits the stands, the Volkswagen Group’s own Martin Winterkorn will be on the cover. Winterkorn’s presence there is representative of a series in which the group is one of the businesses that “own the world” according to the magazine.

Audi RS 6 and A3 e-tron Headline at Volkswagen Group Night in Geneva

posted by on 4 March 2013 in Events News

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Each year at Geneva the Volkswagen Group takes the night before the first press day to offer invited guests a sneak peek of what they’ll see on the various group displays tomorrow at the Geneva PalExpo. For Audi this was headlined by an RS 6 Avant in red and  a the A3 e-tron design study. […] More…

MQB Architecture May Be Holy Grail Suggests CNBC

posted by on 19 February 2013 in Audi News via Fourtitude

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There’s no doubt that the Volkswagen Group towards modularity is an all-encompassing strategy for the multi-national car manufacturer and Audi parent. MLB was the first serious move towards this end, though the philosophy is well on the move and visible in component sets like the EA-888 engine family, the MIB infotainment matrix as well as […] More…

Piech Hints at Adding More Brands to Volkswagen Portfolio

posted by on 8 February 2013 in Audi News

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It never fails that comments made by Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech tend to be dissected to a level nearly unparalleled in the auto industry. Piech is the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche and the main man behind notable happenings as Audi’s move to quattro and the Porsche 917. He’s been the main catalyst for the […] More…

Volkswagen Group: January-November Vehicle Deliveries Exceed 8 Million for First Time

posted by on 14 December 2012 in Audi News

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The Volkswagen Group recorded a further increase in worldwide vehicle deliveries from January to November, topping the eight million mark for the first time in this period. In total, 8.29 (January – November 2011: 7.51; +10.4 per cent)* million vehicles were handed over to customers in eleven months. The Group also performed well in the month of November, delivering 794,500 (November 2011: 711,500; +11.7 per cent)* units. ‘We have already delivered more vehicles after eleven months than during the whole of last year. That is an outstanding achievement, particularly in view of the continuing difficult situation on some European markets,’ Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and added: ‘Despite this year’s new delivery record we are already preparing for a very challenging year in 2013.’

Lotus Recently Considered as Volkswagen Group Acquisition

posted by on 2 November 2012 in Boutique Brands Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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When it comes to purchasing a boutique brands and injecting them with the resources of a global automotive giant without breaking down their root DNA, no one quite does it like Audi parent, the Volkswagen Group. Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti have all been brought back from either archaic product and practices to full on brink of destruction and are all alive and thriving today. Given these three, we’re always curious what would come of acquisition of any of our favorite boutique brands and one of those is Lotus.

Photo Gallery: Volkswagen Group Premiere at Paris Auto Show

posted by on 28 September 2012 in Events News

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We’ve got plenty of new and original content that we’re still pushing from the Paris Motor Show. Attached is a link to the Volkswagen Group reveal night, including Audi’s own rollout of the A3 Sportback and further rollouts from its subsidiaries Ducati and Lamborghini. More…

Volkswagen and Porsche Create Integrated Automotive Group

posted by on 5 July 2012 in Industry News

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• Accelerated integration model permits combination of automotive business with expected effect as from August 1, 2012 • Porsche’s automotive business will be contributed in full to the Volkswagen Group ahead of schedule for around €4.46 billion plus one Volkswagen ordinary share • Net synergies of approximately €320 million from the accelerated integration will be split 50:50 between […] More…

Pilgrimage: Wörthersee Treffen 2012

posted by on 22 May 2012 in Events Coverage

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For years now I’ve had the Wörthersee Treffen in Reifnitz, Austria on my bucket list of shows I’ve wanted to attend. I’ve seen the photos, watched the videos and heard all the stories. So I finally bit the bullet and headed over to Austria to see what this show was all about.

Audi + Ducati News from 2012 Volkswagen Group General Meeting

posted by on 19 April 2012 in Audi News Ducati News

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Yesterday Audi chose to reveal its purchase of Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati at the 2012 Volkswagen Group Annual General meeting. We’ve gathered a collection of photos from the event that are posted here and the full set via a link at the bottom of this post. Below are several shots worth noting, along with highlights […] More…

First-Quarter Deliveries by Volkswagen Group Exceed Two Million Vehicles for First Time

posted by on 18 April 2012 in Industry News

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The Volkswagen Group announced a strong rise in deliveries during the first quarter of 2012. The company delivered 2.16 (January-March 2011: 1.97; +9.6 percent)* million vehicles, surpassing the two million mark for the first time in the first quarter of a year. The Group also reported record deliveries for the month of March: 862,700 (March 2011: 767,100; +12.5 percent)* vehicles were delivered to customers for the first time ever in a single month. “The Volkswagen Group developed very well in the first quarter. We produced another strong performance in North America, China and Russia. However, uncertainty continues, particularly on the markets in Western Europe”, the Group Board Member for Sales, Christian Klingler, said in Wolfsburg on Friday. More…