Audi on Monday staged the worldwide launch of a new electric sport utility vehicle on the home turf of competitor Tesla Inc, and highlighted a deal with Amazon.com Inc to make recharging its upcoming e-tron models easier. The Audi e-tron midsize SUV will be provided in the United States in 2019 at a starting cost
Former Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler’s request to be released from custody has been denied, the Munich court of appeal stated on Monday. Stadler was arrested in mid-June as part of a broader investigation into emissions cheating at the premium brand, that is part of Volkswagen Group. He was arrested on fears he would consider
Audi has stepped up production prior of a September deadline when it becomes tougher to register vehicles as roadworthy, the German premium automaker stated on Friday. From next month, automobiles need to pass new pollution regulations known as the Worldwide Harmonized Light Duty Vehicles Test procedure, or WLTP. Vehicles that are registered for sale before
Audi’s suspended CEO Rupert Stadler has appealed to a court to be released from custody after spending month in jail, the Munich prosecutor’s office stated on Thursday. Stadler was arrested in mid-June as part of a broader investigation into emissions cheating at the premium brand, that is part of Volkswagen Group. He is being held
Bram Schot has been nominated by Volkswagen’s supervisory board as interim chief executive at its luxury brand Audi after the arrest of Rupert Stadler, Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung stated on Monday, without mentioning sources. Since Audi is a division of Volkswagen, the Audi’s supervisory board has yet to sign off on the nomination, Sueddeutsche stated. A
Volkswagen’s premium brand Audi is going to appoint an interim chief executive as current boss Rupert Stadler was arrested earlier on Monday, Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported, without mentioning any sources. The appointment is going to be made at a supervisory board meeting convened at short notice on Monday, the paper stated. Munich prosecutors, who
Munich prosecutors stated that Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday as investigators observed the risk that he might look to suppress evidence associated with a diesel emissions investigation. “The suspect has been seen by a judge, who has ordered him to be remanded in custody,” the prosecutors’ office stated. The prosecutors’ office
Russia’s standards agency stated on Tuesday it had been told about the voluntary recall of 11,003 Audi cars sold since 2017. The watchdog stated the reason for the recall by parent Volkswagen was a possible issue with the emergency call system.
German auto authority KBA has summoned Audi for an official hearing about if its diesel-engined A6/A7 models have been fitted with a formerly unknown defeat device, Germany’s Transport Ministry stated on Tuesday. German weekly magazine Spiegel reported that in Germany, about 30,000 vehicles diesel vehicles fitted with 6-cylinder diesel engines could have been fitted with
German luxury automaker Audi AG is looking to double China production with regional partner China FAW Group under five years, its chief executive stated on Wednesday, as worldwide automakers seek to localize in the world’s largest auto market. Discussing at the Beijing auto show, Audi head Rupert Stadler stated the automaker would look to provide
Volkswagen AG’s luxury unit Audi stated on Tuesday that it was recalling 1.16 million vehicles globally due to concerns that an electric coolant pump could overheat or short-circuit due to moisture within the pump and pose a fire risk. Audi informed U.S. regulators the recall concerns some 2013-2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sedan and Audi
Volkswagen’s premium brand Audi thinks of doubling sales in China during the coming six years, sales chief Bram Schot informed Automobilwoche. “In 2023 we want to sell 1.2 million cars in China,” the German trade magazine quoted Schot as saying. In 2017, Audi sold 597,000 vehicles in China, its biggest single market. The company last
Audi’s top management is going to decide in the next year or two if they should build batteries for its electric-car program in its high-cost German home market, its chief executive stated. Audi’s labor leaders have prompted management to invest in battery-cell technology and to assemble powerpacks at the two major factories in Ingolstadt and
Germany’s KBA automotive watchdog has detected illegal emission-control software in Audi’s newest Euro-6 diesel models and has ordered a recall of 127,000 vehicles, Bild am Sonntag reported. Audi stated the models had been included in a voluntary recall of 850,000 diesel automobiles with V6 and V8 TDI engines revealed in July. “The engine control software
And Audi Q5 becomes the most awarded Audi SUV/crossover Two Audi crossovers have achieved the highest possible ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The firm awarded the Audi Q5 and Q7 5-Star Safety Ratings. To accomplish the 5-Star score, NHTSA tested both crossovers under the firm’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).