Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53669/more en Audi Takes Advertising Lead From BMW in Escalating Luxury-Brand Battle http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/audi-takes-advertising-lead-bmw-escalating-luxury-brand-battle <div class="field-byline"> Sean Muller </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The two spent about the same amount of money on TV advertising in 2014, but Audi bought nearly 5,000 more national airings across more than twice the number of networks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/audi-takes-advertising-lead-bmw-escalating-luxury-brand-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/audi-takes-advertising-lead-bmw-escalating-luxury-brand-battle#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Audi BMW Advertising Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:56:00 +0000 1212231 at http://wardsauto.com Bentley Climbs Red Dune in SUV Quest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bentley’s new Bentayga arrives later this year and will offer the brand’s first diesel engine (but not in the U.S.) and, eventually, a plug-in hybrid option. Some 4,000 hand-raisers are interested in the SUV. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bentley-climbs-red-dune-suv-quest#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Diesel Resource Center North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. United Kingdom Bentley Porsche 2015 North American International Auto Show Employment Product Development Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bentayga Bentley Flying Spur Continental Crewe Diesel Dubai Mulsanne Porsche Cayenne Pyms Lane Red Dune Rolf Frech SUV V-8 W-12 Wolfgang Durheimer Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1206601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bentley Board Member Rolf Frech scaled Dubai&rsquo;s Red Dune in forthcoming Bentayga.</strong></p> SEAT Not Sitting Still After 10% Sales Gain in 2014 http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">SEAT sold 304,000 vehicles in Western Europe in 2014, up 11.3%, with Germany, Spain and the U.K. being its major markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/seat-not-sitting-still-after-10-sales-gain-2014#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Spain SEAT Chassis Gasoline Product Development Production Sales Results Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1205981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker adds sporty Cupra ST to Leon range.</strong></p> VW, BMW Join Forces for Bi-Coastal Fast-Charging Network http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The plan calls for the charging stations to be in place along I-95 between Boston and Washington on the East Coast and along a route from Portland, OR, to San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego on the West Coast by the end of the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Volkswagen Charging Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:00:00 +0000 1206711 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>VW, BMW and ChargePoint plan at least 100 new DC Fast charging points.</b><o:p></o:p></p> Audi: No Plans to Go Below A3 in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-no-plans-go-below-a3-us <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The German luxury-vehicle producer is looking upmarket, not down, with CEO Rupert Stadler telling media this week three “new large-model additions” are planned.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-no-plans-go-below-a3-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/audi-no-plans-go-below-a3-us#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Audi Sales & Marketing 2015 North American International Auto Show Future Products Product Development Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:12:00 +0000 1201501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Prologue concept expected basis for new A9 entry.</strong></p> VW’s U.S. CUV Play Could Include Small Golf Derivative http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-us-cuv-play-could-include-small-golf-derivative <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the Tiguan moving up in size for 2017, executives say there will be room for the automaker to add a new compact model and double its U.S. CUV lineup to four entries from two today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-us-cuv-play-could-include-small-golf-derivative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-s-us-cuv-play-could-include-small-golf-derivative#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Volkswagen 2015 North American International Auto Show Future Products Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1199461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Golf-based T-ROC concept.</strong></p> Audi Buyers Primed for New, Lighter Q7 in U.S. http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-buyers-primed-new-lighter-q7-us <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new model will be more fuel efficient, thanks to its lower weight and addition of a plug-in diesel powertrain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-buyers-primed-new-lighter-q7-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/audi-buyers-primed-new-lighter-q7-us#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America U.S. Audi 2015 North American International Auto Show Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:59:00 +0000 1198241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Q7 sheds 716 lbs.</strong></p> Production Version of VW’s Cross Coupe GTE Hybrid Likely http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/production-version-vw-s-cross-coupe-gte-hybrid-likely <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VW will flesh out its lineup with several new CUVs over the next couple of years, with a version of this latest concept to be revealed later today expected to be among coming offerings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/production-version-vw-s-cross-coupe-gte-hybrid-likely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/production-version-vw-s-cross-coupe-gte-hybrid-likely#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Volkswagen 2015 North American International Auto Show Future Products Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:11:00 +0000 1197761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cross Coupe GTE joins growing list of potential CUVs from MQB architecture.</strong></p> 2015 North American Car/Truck of the Year Finalists http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2015-north-american-cartruck-year-finalists <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/2015-north-american-cartruck-year-finalists#comments Public Auto Makers Chevrolet Ford Hyundai Lincoln Volkswagen 2015 North American International Auto Show Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:45:00 +0000 1197181 at http://wardsauto.com VW Golf, Ford F-150 Named North American Car/Truck of Year http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-golf-ford-f-150-named-north-american-cartruck-year <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The awards are unique because, instead of being given out by a specific group or media outlet, they are chosen by 57 automotive journalists representing a wide variety of media, including WardsAuto, from the U.S. and Canada.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-golf-ford-f-150-named-north-american-cartruck-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-golf-ford-f-150-named-north-american-cartruck-year#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Volkswagen 2015 2015 North American International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology NACTOY Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:45:00 +0000 1197171 at http://wardsauto.com