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Design

SEAT Names Díez as Design Director

Designer returns to a studio he once inhabited

Diesel

Ex-Audi CEO Joins Queue of Execs Facing Charges in Diesel Scandal

Rupert Stadler's fraud trial begins in Munich.

Production

A New Way to Combat Climate Change: Rocks

Audi partners with Swiss startup on CO2 sequestration 

Economics

Lidar Maker Luminar Readies $2.9 Billion IPO

Plan would give startup a $3.4 billion market cap

Quality

VW Adds Battery Testing Capabilities in U.S.

Volkswagen continues to beef up its electric vehicle operations in the U.S.

Sales

Ford Rated Top Automotive Brand for “Intimacy”

Auto industry also outshines most others in new study

Mark Del Rosso on Genesis

Genesis is undoubtedly the most remarkable success story in the auto industry—not quite yet five but racking up awards in a way that other OEMs can only be jealous about—and we talk to the man who runs Genesis Motor America

Batteries

Inside Audi e-tron’s Battery

Everyone wants range and quick charging capability. Audi brings it—through a clever cooling system

Production

SEAT Knows C-19 Isn’t Over

Preparing for when its people come back from their August holidays

2021 S-Class Adds More Tech

New features include 48-volt active suspension, 4-wheel steering and industry-first rear airbags

Mobility

Auto Brands Slipping in Value, Except Tesla

Toyota continues to lead the way

Interiors & Electronics

Updated Audi Q5 Gets New Face, Adds Tech

Highlights include OLED taillights and mild-hybrid power

Hybrid

ICE Age Ends at Massive VW Plant

German facility poised to be largest European EV producer—until Tesla ramps up in Germany.

Quality

Dodge Soars to Top of J.D. Power Quality Report

New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy

Interiors

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Assembly

100 of VW’s Mexico Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Infections underscore the new challenges for mass production

Infrastructure

BMW, Daimler Shelve Robo-Car Alliance

Deemed too costly for now, plan could be revived later.

Propulsion

Mercedes-AMG Revs Up Performance with Electric Turbos

48-volt system promises to eliminate turbo lag

Business

VW Acquires Audi...after 55 Years

VW poised to acquire the last 0.4% of is luxury brand

Infrastructure

EVs Get Boost Under Germany’s New Stimulus Package

Chargers to be installed at every gas station

Business

VW Finalizes Investment in Argo

$2.6 billion investment creates global scale for partners’ autonomous vehicle operations

Connectivity

V2X: What You Should Know

A veteran of vehicle-to-everything explains what V2X is and what it does

Cax

Audi and Capgemini Launch Digital Consulting Firm

Making a digital transformation is becoming increasingly essential and this joint venture is meant to address that—but who will be the customers?

Assembly

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 25

Production snags, sales trends roil the auto industry