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Volkswagen Group Announces Next Step in Clarifying the So-Called Dieselgate CO2 Issue for Europe

by on 18 November 2015 in Audi News

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Affected Volkswagen Group models of the current model year have been identified Customers being informed via website Discussions with the authorities have begun The Volkswagen Group reports that the vehicles of the 2016 model year affected by the CO2 issue have been identified. There is thus now clarity about the new vehicles of the current model […] More…

Volkswagen Board Plans Reorientation of Diesel, MQB Development, MEB Electric Matrix and More

by on 13 October 2015 in Industry News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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As part of the vast reorganization that is going on at the Volkswagen Group in the wake of the dieselgate situation, the newly formed Volkswagen Brand Board of management has established a few strategic decisions that may very well affect Audi through its corporate association. These include decisions about TDI technology, MQB and a new […] More…

New Volkswagen Group CEO: “We Will Overcome this Crisis”

by on 6 October 2015 in Industry News


Speaking at a works meeting in Wolfsburg today the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Matthias Müller, promised employees “swift and relentless clarification” of the emissions scandal. He said that what had happened went against everything the Group and its people stand for and that there was no excuse. At the same time he encouraged employees to take heart: “We can and we will overcome this crisis, because Volkswagen is a group with a strong foundation. And above all because we have the best automobile team anyone could wish for.” He added that the company would do everything it could to ensure that Volkswagen continues to stand for good and secure jobs in the future. More…

Volkswagen Group UK Announces Action Plan to Modify Diesel Vehicles with EA 189 EU5 Engines

by on 30 September 2015 in Audi News

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The Volkswagen Group UK has announced an action plan to take care of 2.0 TDI owners in the United Kingdom affected by the ongoing diesel emissions situation. With Audi specifically, this means a fix for some 393,450 cars fitted with the EA189 2.0 TDI. Below is a press release from the Volkswagen Group UK. [Begin Press […] More…

Volkswagen Group Restructuring Announced

by on 25 September 2015 in Audi News

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In the wake of the ongoing diesel emissions situation that’s come to be known as “Dieselgate”, the Volkswagen Group has announced a significant organizational restructuring. Just how this affects Audi may still yet shake out, but we can now confirm several details. More…

Matthias Müller Appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group

by on 25 September 2015 in Industry News


In the first of several communications today, Volkswagen AG has revealed that Porsche brand CEO Matthias Müller will move to replace the ousted Martin Winterkorn. Winterkorn was released earlier this week in the wake of the ongoing so-called Dieselgate emissions situation. More…

Diesel Emissions Situation: Audi Perspective

by on 23 September 2015 in Audi News

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News breaking just hours ago that Dr. Martin Winterkorn has resigned from his post as CEO of the Volkswagen Group added with billions of Euros lost in deflating Volkswagen Group stock prices should serve as multiple exclamation points in a statement of just how serious and far-reaching the diesel emissions situation has become for the German car manufacturer. Thus […] More…

Statement from the Executive Committee of Volkswagen AG’s Supervisory Board

by on 23 September 2015 in Industry News

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In a meeting on Wednesday, September 23, the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG discussed in detail the manipulation of emissions data of Volkswagen Group diesel engines and came to the following conclusions. More…

Volkswagen Group Chairman Issues Statement on TDI Situation with EPA and CARB

by on 21 September 2015 in Industry News

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Editor’s Note: Over the weekend, news broke regarding findings from the EPA and CARB over the 2.0 TDI found in the Audi A3. As of this morning, Volkswagen Group Chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn issued this statement. We’re working to provide more on the story even while we try to sift through Frankfurt IAA coverage, impressions […] More…

Volkswagen Group Plans Decentralized Restructure Following Audi Model

by on 19 June 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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There’s no doubt about it. The 12-brand strong Volkswagen Group has become an automotive multinational the likes have not been seen before. Management of this ever-growing monolith is a challenge, and the powers that be in Wolfsburg are considering a new structure in a post Ferdinand Piech era. Interestingly, it appears they’re looking to a model in use by Audi as a guide for a new and decentralized way of doing business.

DRIVE Volkswagen Group Forum Opens in Berlin, Including Audi

by on 28 April 2015 in Industry News

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The place to experience mobility in thecapital All twelve Group brands under one roof Berlin, Germany – Volkswagen AG will be opening a new communication platform, the Volkswagen Group Forum DRIVE, in Berlin on 1 May 2015. Following extensive remodelling with a completely new design, the former Automobil Forum on the Unter den Linden street will […] More…

Ferdinand Piech Resigns as Chairman of Volkswagen Group Advisory Board

by on 25 April 2015 in Industry News

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It just may be an understatement to call this the end of an era. Confirmed today via a statement from the Volkswagen Group, advisory board chairman Dr. Ferdinand Piech has resigned from his post. While a bit of a surprise, the resignation is not altogether out of the blue. Piece had distanced himself in recent […] More…