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Coronavirus prompts VW to stop production throughout Europe

Slowing sales, supply chains are factors; Chattanooga plant will stay open

Volkswagen Group, the world's biggest carmaker, is suspending production at factories across Europe as the coronavirus pandemic hits sales and disrupts supply chains, the company said on Tuesday. The German carmaker, which owns the Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat and Skoda brands, also said that uncertainty about the fallout from coronavirus meant it was impossible to give forecasts for its performance this year. "Given the present significant deterioration in the sa

Volkswagen profit jumps as it warns of a cooling auto market

It forecasts sales will now be 'on a level' with last year's record of 10.8 million vehicles

Volkswagen says its profits jumped 44% in the third quarter thanks to a more profitable mix of vehicles in its lineup but warned that global car markets are slowing more than expected and lowered its forecast for annual sales. The sales margin of 7.8% exceeded the goal of 6.5-7.5% as vehicles bringing higher profits took a larger share of sales.

VW and partner SAIC start building $2.5B Audi plant in China

Audi switching Chinese partners to roll out EVs and hybrids

Audi switching Chinese partners to roll out EVs and hybrids.

2019 Skoda Kodiaq vRS claims Nurburgring record for 7-seat SUVs

Skoda ends up making the world's coolest Tiguan

Skoda ends up making the world's coolest Tiguan.

VW offers to buy back new diesels if bans introduced

Sales incentives added to keep diesel demand, value from collapsing

Volkswagen will buy back new diesel cars if German cities ban them, it said on Thursday, seeking to reassure potential buyers and stem a plunge in sales of diesel vehicles.

Come see all the cool cars in Geneva that we don't get in America

French hot hatches, sporty city cars and wagons

Yes, there are manual diesel-powered wagons.

'Don't panic Elon!' Skoda sends a Superb to Mars

Literally, but only sort of. And it's an ad.

How do you say "Ground control to Major Tom" in Czech?

Volkswagen feuds with thriving stablemate Skoda

Skoda's superior car reviews and profitability have intensified the brands' rivalry within the Volkswagen empire.

Skoda's next concept is a 300-mile electric SUV

It's called the Project E, and it's coming to Shanghai.

Volkswagen completes design work on new EV platform

MEB design will help VW debut first purpose-built EV by 2020.

Europe's largest automaker looks to new design to spur development of as many as 30 new plug-in models within the next decade.

The Volkswagen Group switches official language to English

Help wanted.

VW hopes the switch to English will make it easier to hire away top talent from other countries.

Volkswagen Group looks to add ridesharing brand to portfolio

Electric cars and autonomous vehicles go hand-in-hand.

Woman rushing to pub nearly causes head-on collision

Tragedy narrowly avoided in run up to the bar.

VW adding particulate filters to gas engines

The filters should cut soot emissions by 90 percent.

Volkswagen is setting off on an offensive to scrub the emissions on its gas-powered models with a piece of diesel tech.

Dashcam records spectacular rally crash from two angles

Rally racing is a fantastically dangerous sport which is, of course, part of its appeal.

Pickups that blur the line between car and truck

The automotive equivalent of the mullet, from the Ford Ranchero to the Honda Ridgeline.

The Honda Ridgeline isn't the first pickup based on a car platform, and it won't be the last.

Dogged Cornish motorist drives through storm surge

On April 10, a massive storm swept across Cornwall, a county at the far southwest tip of England. A surprisingly high spring tide combined with 65 mile per hour winds flooded coastal towns and tore the roofs from houses.

2016 April Fools' Day: Morgan digs at Tesla, Mini's scissor doors, more

We round up some of the best automaker pranks for 4.1.16.

Automakers from all over the world love to have a little fun on April Fools' Day. Check out our roundup of the gags.

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