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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…

Fourword: Making the Case for a Volkswagen Group Restoration Facility in the U.S.

by on 15 April 2015 in Columns

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Given the relatively small number of Audis exported to America during the 1970s and early 1980s, and also the fact that there really weren’t any Audis to speak of during the 50s and 60s, the following for vintage Audi models in America is markedly thin. Parts for early cars, even those from the more popular […] More…

Geneva 2015: Volkswagen Group Moving Technology Event

by on 2 March 2015 in Events News PhotoGraphic

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Traditionally on the night before the Geneva Motor Show, the Volkswagen Group reveals a mix of new models and concept cars from across its portfolio of brands. For Audi, this included the reveal of the new R8 and also the prologue Avant concept. More…

Volkswagen Group to Invest in New Products, Innovative Technologies and Global Presence

by on 27 November 2014 in Industry News

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The Volkswagen Group will invest a total of EUR 85.6 billion in new models, innovative technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division over the coming five years. Around two-thirds of the total investment amount will flow into increasingly efficient vehicles, drives and more environmentally friendly production. This is the result of the Group’s investment planning for 2015 to 2019 discussed by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft at its meeting on Friday. “We will continue to invest in the future to become the leading automotive group in both ecological and economic terms – with the best and most sustainable products”, said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in Wolfsburg. “Development costs will remain high in the future as a result of high innovation pressure and increasing demands on the automotive industry from CO2 legislation. As a Group, we have the expertise and financial strength to continue to extend our technology leadership and to reach our goals for 2018.” More…

New Record: Volkswagen Group Celebrates 200 Million Vehicles Produced

by on 2 October 2014 in Audi News

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A top value among European automakers Record-breaking vehicle XL Sport makes its world debut at Paris Motor Show French film icon Catherine Deneuve receives €200,000 donation for “Cinema for Peace” A new record for the Volkswagen Group: Europe’s leading automaker has now produced 200 million vehicles. Volkswagen is one of the few manufacturers in the […] More…

Volkswagen Group of America Redefines Driving Experience Through Cloud and Connected Intelligence Services

by on 8 August 2014 in Audi News

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – As vehicle connectivity and advanced assistance systems become a ubiquitous part of today’s driving experience, researchers at Volkswagen Group’s Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) are developing intuitive forms of communications between driver, car and the external environment. ERL researchers are leveraging three elements crucial for connected driving—the car, mobile devices and cloud. “The […] More…

Update: Failed Fiat Acquisition Plan Included Auto Union Name & Could Still Spell Changes at VW

by on 5 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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British automotive weekly Autocar has published a story this morning that appears to spell out the final outcome (at least for now) of those Fiat-Chrysler acquisition rumors that had been circulating. According to the piece, the move was very much in play until an inward examination was done and profitability came into question. More…

Rumor: Volkswagen Group in Talks to Acquire Fiat Chrysler Says Germany’s Manager Magazin Reports

by on 17 July 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We were once told by a top executive at Audi that Germany’s Manager Magazin is where other top executives float ideas in the form of rumor. Whether or not then this means it is a floated idea or a line on actual happenings remains to be known, but a rumor this morning out of Germany is that […] More…

Stomping 500Nm (369 ft-lbs) 2.0 TDI Coming to Next Generation A and B Segment Audi Models?

by on 10 July 2014 in Audi News

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Over the 4th of July weekend, Volkswagen announced details of the all-new MQB-based European market Passat sedan.  While many focused on the impressive technological advances and equipment available on the vehicle, most (if not all) missed what is perhaps the most interesting tidbit of information, especially to enthusiasts- a 2.0 Bi-TDI with 240PS (236.6hp) and a […] More…

Audi subsidiary Lamborghini is the “Employer of Choice”

by on 2 May 2014 in Lamborghini News

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Automobili Lamborghini as most popular company among Italy’s university graduates Audi Board of Management Member for Human Resources Thomas Sigi: “Consistently implementing the goal of being an ‘attractive employer worldwide’” Top rankings for Audi group in Germany and Hungary as well INGOLSTADT – The team surrounding Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann has good […] More…

Volkswagen Group of America Car Show at Herndon HQ to Support Veterans in Need

by on 23 April 2014 in Events News

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We’ve just received word that this Sunday, April 27th Volkswagen of America will be hosting a car show for charity in conjunction with Operation VetsHaven at their Herndon Headquarters.  The event takes place from 9am-1pm with all proceeds going to Operation VetsHaven, which offers free therapy for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic […] More…