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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…

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

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

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

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

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…