The move comes at the same time as an executive shuffle at Audi, all while the company's internal investigation into emissions cheating continues.
Volkswagen continues to investigate the source of the evasive diesel engine software internally, but it's reportedly not turning up evidence against three suspended top engineers.
VW fired three more execs as its diesel scandal deepens.
Audi's fully electric SUV with a range of over 311-miles will have battery cells sourced from LG Chem and Samsung SDI. The suppliers will invest in Europe to make the components for the vehicle there.
Audi will sell a gas-electric version of the plug-in hybrid Q7 E-Tron Quattro SUV in the US, following the diesel-electric model in Europe.
Look for the next-generation Audi A4 to make its debut ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, according to Audi R&D boss Ulrich Hackenberg.
This month, Audi said it will boost spending by two billion euros ($2.5B US) over the next five years, for a total outlay of 24 billion euros from 2014 to 2019. Something like 70 percent of those billions will be spent on new models, technology like "connectivity and lightweight construction," and factory expansion at its plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.
Audi's public relations team must really be getting fed up with research and design boss Ulrich Hackenberg. Aside from basically confirming that the next Audi R8 will share its bones with the Lamborghini Huracán and noting that it may take advantage of the Asterion Concept's hybrid powertrain te
The second-generation Audi R8 isn't far away, but when it arrives, it could serve to seriously shake up the supercar market according to Audi research and development boss Ulrich Hackenberg.
With the racing pedigree provided by the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the German king of Le Mans is capitalizing on the connection between its road cars and race cars at every opportunity. Maybe there's an entire range of Le Mans Editions for the automakers diesel-hybrid offerings, with perhaps Tom Kristens
Despite years of researching any number of standard ICE alternatives, it's becoming clear that different automakers are starting to throw their weight behind their advanced-powertrain technologies of choice. For instance, Toyota is gearing up for its first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle next year. Nissan continues to preach the gospel of the battery-electric engine. For Danny King
Audi could be getting even more diverse with its powertrains for the A6, A8 and Q7, moving beyond offering just gas- and diesel-powered models and adding plug-in hybrid variants of the three luxury vehicles. The report comes from Brandon Turkus
With the third-generation Audi TT slated for a debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in just a few weeks time, we've received some interesting news out of the United Kingdom. Speaking to the crew at Top Gear, Chief Engineer Ulrich Hackenberg