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20 hrs ago | Automotive News

VW profit falls in Q2 amid emerging-market troubles

Operating profit fell to 3.33 billion euros , from 3.44 billion euros a year ago, VW said in a statement today.


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20 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Volkswagen Profit Beats Estimates on Higher Earnings at Porsche

Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest automaker, reported a less-than-expected drop in profit in the second quarter as gains at Audi and Porsche softened weaker profitability at its namesake brand.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014

CBS Local

Hundreds Of Cars Still Trapped After Water-Main Break Floods UCLA Parking Structures

An estimated 20 million gallons of water were lost when a high-pressure water main burst on Sunset Boulevard in front of Marymount High School on Tuesday, flooding two parking structures on the UCLA campus .


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Automobile Magazine

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco Review

With its 2011 Sonata, Hyundai put itself at the forefront of a few trends in the competitive midsize-sedan segment.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata, Sedan, Hyundai, Hatchback, Hyundai Veloster, Ford Fusion, Ford, Wagon, Volkswagen

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Washington Post

Toyota Keeps Global Lead Over VW in First Half on SUV Demand

Toyota Motor Corp. maintained its global sales lead over Volkswagen AG in the year's first six months as rising U.S. demand for SUVs paced a first-half record.


Related Topix: SUV, Hybrid, Toyota Highlander, Toyota, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen, Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4, Coupe, Wagon, Hatchback, Sedan, Automakers, Toyota Motor


The Downside of Being a Really Profitable Brand

Raking in the profit for an automaker seems like the ultimate accomplishment, and when you sell millions of cars around the world the final tally can reach satisfying levels.


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Macworld UK

Toyota Entune and VW Car-Net do things Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can't touch

While the world waits for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to change how we use our phones in our cars, automakers are already busy coming at it from the other direction--changing how we use our cars with our phones.


Related Topix: Toyota 4Runner, Toyota, SUV, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan, Toyota Sr5, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Tiguan

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Midsize SUV to Fill Gap in VW's Lineup, Help Meet Sales Goal

NEWCOMER: VW's coming midsize SUV goes on sale in 2016 and will be a vital piece of the company's US model lineup.


Related Topix: Coupe, Wagon, Volkswagen, Hatchback, Sedan, Volkswagen Golf, Hybrid, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Tiguan, SUV, Toyota Highlander, Toyota, Autos

Fri Jul 25, 2014

South Africa: Honda Accord - Can Bigger Be Better?

The Honda brand enjoys an elevated status among the motoring public, thanks mainly to a formula of fine engineering and enduring quality, garnished with innovation, individuality, and value.


Related Topix: Honda Accord, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Honda, Hatchback, Sedan, South Africa, Africa, World News, Volkswagen, BMW 3 Series, BMW, Convertible

Volkswagen AG New Coverage: Trefis Price Estimate at $51

Volkswagen AG is the second largest automaker in the world behind Toyota and slightly ahead of GM, selling 9.72 million vehicles globally in 2013.


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Thu Jul 24, 2014

New Accord hybrid gets up to 50 mpg in city

Honda's best-selling vehicle was redesigned last year; the hybrid model was added for 2013.


Related Topix: Honda Accord, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Honda, Hatchback, Sedan, Honda Accord Hybrid, Toyota Camry, Toyota, Ford Fusion, Ford, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen, Nissan


Test Drive: 2014 Toyota Prius

The current Toyota Prius is in its final year before a major redesign in 2015 or possibly 2016 if delayed.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Coupe, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Electric Vehicle, Electronic, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Wagon

The Detroit News

As costs threaten profits, VW takes on a more modest view of the future

Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker, has suddenly switched from telling everyone within earshot the sky is not the limit, to a more modest, placatory tone which points out that maybe not all things are possible.


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Wed Jul 23, 2014


Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

Volkswagen this week announced its 2015 car model lineup. The company is continuing to iterate past models while introducing what could very well be the future of the company.


Related Topix: Wagon, Volkswagen, Sedan, Volkswagen Beetle, Hatchback, Convertible, Coupe, Volkswagen GTI, Hybrid, Volkswagen e-Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

Tue Jul 22, 2014


2015 Volkswagen Passat: What's Changed

Volkswagen's midsize family sedan receives only a few minor trim and package changes for 2015, with the most notable to the base model S and Wolfsburg Edition trims.


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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Automotive News

Volkswagen puts its faith in Tennessee

WOLFSBURG, Germany -- Volkswagen will soon assign 200 people in Chattanooga to take on a task that has flummoxed its headquarters here for decades: figuring out what American consumers want and finding a way to give it to them.


Related Topix: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, SUV, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Volkswagen Touareg, Sedan, Volkswagen Tiguan, World News, Germany, Marketing

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Driving by smartphone on the cards

THE touch-screens of smartphones and tablet computers are ideal for controlling automotive accessories such as air-conditioning, infotainment and navigation.


Related Topix: Computers, Bentley, Sedan, Bentley Flying Spur, iPhone, Wagon, Volkswagen, Audi Q7, SUV, Audi

Is Fiat-Chrysler about to be the next VW Division??

Those of who know remember that Alfa was going to be coming to USA, any moment. That rumor was being offered up as far back as 2006.


Related Topix: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Hatchback, Sedan, Volkswagen Golf, Automakers, Fiat Spa, Audi V8, Audi, Ducati Motorcycle, Motorcycles

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Automotive News

Hungry VW wants to devour Fiat Chrysler

Anyone who follows the auto industry might find it easy to dismiss this week's news that Volkswagen is in talks to take over the recently consolidated Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.


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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Fox News

VW, Fiat Chrysler Deny Merger Talk Reports

Frank Fisher, CEO of Chattanooga Operations, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. holds the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year award for the 2012 Volkswagen Passat as he is interviewed beside the car at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles November 16, 2011.


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