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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…

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…