#AUDI

Design

SEAT Names Díez as Design Director

Designer returns to a studio he once inhabited
#Audi #Ducati #Lamborghini

Sales

Talking Acura TLX

The folks in charge of developing and manufacturing the fifth-generation TLX talk on “Autoline After Hours.”
#Acura #Cadillac #Audi

Hybrid

Audi Gets Smarter with Integrated Controller

Audi’s new Integrated Vehicle Dynamics controller manages powertrain and chassis functions. The IVD is faster, more powerful, and promises to enhance next-generation technologies.
#chassis #Audi #europe

Diesel

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

Rupert Stadler's fraud trial begins in Munich.
#Audi #europe #people

Business

A New Way to Combat Climate Change: Rocks

Audi partners with Swiss startup on CO2 sequestration 
#Audi #tech #sustainability

Economics

Lidar Maker Luminar Readies $2.9 Billion IPO

Plan would give startup a $3.4 billion market cap
#Audi #Toyota #Volvo

Diesel

Porsche Launches Probe into Gas Engine Cheating

A new wrinkle in VW Group’s diesel engine emissions scandal?
#Audi #europe #emissions

Quality

VW Adds Battery Testing Capabilities in U.S.

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

Sales

Ford Rated Top Automotive Brand for “Intimacy”

Auto industry also outshines most others in new study
#HarleyDavidson #Chevrolet #Audi

Hybrid

Fisker Plans to Have Ocean EV Made in Austria

Magna Steyr would begin production in late 2022
#Magna #Audi #MINI

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
#Ford #Cadillac #Audi

Batteries

Inside Audi e-tron’s Battery

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

Production

SEAT Knows C-19 Isn’t Over

Preparing for when its people come back from their August holidays
#SEAT #Volkswagen #europe

2021 S-Class Adds More Tech

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

Marketing

Auto Brands Slipping in Value, Except Tesla

Toyota continues to lead the way
#Ford #Honda #Lexus

Design

Updated Audi Q5 Gets New Face, Adds Tech

Highlights include OLED taillights and mild-hybrid power
#Audi #tech #Google

Hybrid

ICE Age Ends at Massive VW Plant

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

Marketing

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

New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy
#quality #Acura #Audi

Interiors

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety
#Audi #BMW #Chevrolet

Assembly

100 of VW’s Mexico Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Infections underscore the new challenges for mass production
#americas #covid-19 #facilities