GO
Loading...

Volkswagen AG

More

  • Maybach's back: Mercedes resurrects model at $190K Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    In the latest sign of the ultra-luxury car market's growth, Mercedes-Benz is starting its new Mercedes-Maybach S600 at just under $190,000.

  • UPDATE 1-European car sales return to growth in 2014 Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 4:19 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Jan 16- European Union passenger car registrations rose 5.7 percent in 2014, thanks to government incentives, tax breaks and a consumer shift to cheaper brands like Dacia and Skoda that helped the market to return to growth after six consecutive years of declining sales. An 18 percent rise in demand in Spain and a 9.3 percent increase in...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 15- Forecasts for a more than 24 percent drop in car sales in Russia this year are "optimistic," automakers said on Thursday, suggesting the rouble slump could mean further price rises or the end of foreign imports. Joerg Schreiber, chairman of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee, expected 1.89 million new passenger cars and light commercial...

  • *New Tesco boss brings in experts he knows from Unilever. *BBH produced high profile ads for Levis, Audi, Lynx. Bartle Bogle Hegarty is an award-winning British agency owned by France's Publicis which has worked for consumer brands including Audi, Levi Strauss, British Airways and Johnnie Walker.

  • LONDON, Jan 15- The new boss of Britain's biggest supermarket chain Tesco has drafted in the advertising agency behind some of the world's most famous adverts, BBH, following a disastrous period of profit warnings and an accounting scandal. Bartle Bogle Hegarty is an award-winning British ad agency owned by France's Publicis and is known for creating adverts...

  • DETROIT, Jan 14- Internet search company Google Inc has begun discussions with most of the world's top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a Google executive said on Wednesday. They've got a lot to offer, " Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving...

  • Google partners with auto suppliers on self-driving car Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    DETROIT, Jan 14- Internet company Google Inc has begun discussions with most of the world's top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed up efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a top Google executive said on Wednesday. They've got a lot to offer, " Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car...

  • IKEDA, Japan, Jan 14- When Daihatsu Motor Co launched the Mira e: S minicar in 2011, the Toyota affiliate thought it had found a model for emerging markets. The automotive keiretsu system, pioneered by parent Toyota Motor Corp. and widely adopted by rivals, was acclaimed across the world in the 1980 s and 1990 s as an ingredient in Japan Inc's success.

  • DETROIT/ TOKYO, Jan 12- Toyota Motor Corp is ending a three-year freeze on building new vehicle assembly plants and is looking to open two new assembly plants in China and another in Mexico, four executives familiar with the company's plans said. The Japanese automaker has already completed initial feasibility studies in both China and Mexico, according to...

  • Which car won the title of Car of the Year? Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Volkswagen's Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, holds the North American International Auto Show Car of the Year award given for their Golf model as he speaks next to a Golf at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 12, 2015.

    Volkswagen's Golf snagged the North American Car of the Year, in a surprise win over Ford's completely redone Mustang. USA Today reports.

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 12- Thousands of Brazilian metalworkers marched on a highway outside of Sao Paulo on Monday to protest layoffs by carmakers, adding to a mounting crisis in a politically sensitive industry. State police said about 7,000 workers from Volkswagen AG, Ford Motor Co and the Mercedes-Benz truck unit of Germany's Daimler AG occupied a lane of the highway...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 12- Thousands of metalworkers in Brazil marched on a highway outside of Sao Paulo on Monday to protest layoffs by carmakers, adding to a mounting crisis in a politically sensitive industry. State police said about 7,000 workers from Volkswagen AG, Ford Motor Co and the Mercedes-Benz truck unit of Germany's Daimler AG occupied a lane of the highway...

  • DETROIT, Jan 11- Germany's Volkswagen said on Sunday global December sales rose 2.7 percent to 881,000 vehicles as sales across VW's multi-brand group rose on faster growth in China and Europe that outweighed falling sales in the United States and Latin America. Sales gains of 12 percent and 5.1 percent in China and Europe respectively outweighed declines of...

  • REUTERS-BUSINESSS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1600 GMT/11 AM ET Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    Nebraska Supreme Court backs Keystone XL pipeline route. WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters)- A divided Nebraska Supreme Court approves a route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline across the state and clears the way for President Barack Obama to settle the politically charged issue. ( USA- KEYSTONE/), moving shortly, by Aruna Viswanatha and Patrick Rucker, 520 words).

  • DETROIT, Jan 8- Fully automated driverless cars could make up nearly 10 percent of global vehicle sales, or about 12 million cars a year, by 2035, the Boston Consulting Group said on Thursday. "This will be as radical a change as the auto industry has seen in 100 years," said Thomas Dauner, head of BCG's global automotive practice. Vehicle manufacturers, including...

  • Brazil is one of the world's five biggest auto markets and a major base of operations for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Germany's Volkswagen and U.S.-based General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co.. The prospect of another weak year for Brazil's auto industry is adding to headaches for President Dilma Rousseff as she struggles to get Brazil's economy growing again...

  • *China dealers seek 5.1 bln yuan in compensation from BMW. *Audi to pay 2 bln yuan in subsidies to dealers- sources Mercedes paid China dealers about 1 bln yuan- sources. Spearheading the backlash is the China Automobile Dealers Association, a dealer trade body which earlier this week went public with an announcement that it had persuaded German automaker BMW to...

  • Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has a different idea from Ford- and worlds apart from Internet company Google Inc, which has jolted the automotive establishment with its high-profile effort to develop a fully self-driving city car. Where Ford wants to make autonomous cars for "Everyman," and Google envisions cars as pod-like appliances, Daimler presented robotic...

  • DETROIT, Jan 7- General Motors Co's luxury Cadillac brand has cut the price most customers will pay for its 2015 CTS to counter slumping demand in the United States for the marquee sedan. The largest U.S. automaker told Cadillac dealers on Wednesday that it was cutting the price of the three best-selling packages of options on the car by as much as $3,000, a...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 7- Workers at a Mercedes-Benz truck factory outside of Sao Paulo voted on Wednesday to stop work for 24 hours in a protest over fired colleagues, the second such strike in as many days as automakers cut payrolls in anticipation of a third straight year of slumping sales. The local metalworkers union said Mercedes-Benz, a unit of Germany's Daimler AG,...