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The VW Group had its annual press conference in Germany last week. Apart from announcing sales and profits for the past year, the Group outlined its future and investment plans. The VW Group brands will launch 100 models in 2014 and 2015. Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, announced that this year and next year, the VW Group brands (comprising...

The 2014 Audi A8 facelift was unveiled in September last year at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, following which sales of the luxury sedan commenced in Europe. The refreshed A8 will launch in India in the next few months. The facelifted A8 had a secret unveiling at the 2014 Auto Expo last month, where the car was shown backstage to its clientele. Select dealers of Audi India have also commenced bookings...

In a move to reduce CO2 emissions even further and to comply with future European legislation, Audi have confirmed that they will launch plug-in hybrid variants on the next generation models of the Audi A6, A8 and Q7. Like the Audi A3 e-tron, the marketing for the plug-in A6, A8 and Q7 is similar: Electric in the city and hybrid on the highways. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management...

Audi unveiled the all new TT coupe at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show last week. At a preview event, we got a chance to speak to Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management of Audi AG and head of Audi’s Technical Development, about the brand’s plans for 2014 and 2015. The current Audi A6, introduced in 2011, will receive its first update this year. Apart from the new TT, Audi will not...

Audi will expand its crossover lineup starting 2016 which is when the base Q1 is announced for a launch. Speaking to Indian Autos Blog at the VW Group Night held on the eve of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management of Audi AG and head of Audi’s Technical Development, confirmed plans to introduce a range-topping Q8 model by the end of this decade. Audi...

Audi has revealed the next generation Audi TT at the Geneva Motor Show. The 2015 TT is powered by two engines – a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI petrol engine that makes 230 hp and peak torque of 370 Nm between 1,600-4,300 rpm and a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine that delivers 184 hp and peak torque of 380 Nm – featuring start/stop system as standard. While the diesel...

The 2015 Audi TT-S (the sport version of the Audi TT) was unveiled at the VW Group Night in Geneva, on the eve of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Prof. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG shortly after the car drove on to the stage, said that the 2015 Audi TT-S comes with a 2L four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that takes it to 100 kph from a standstill in 4.7 seconds....

Audi today unveiled the S1 sportback at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The car is based on the Audi A1 compact car and will be available in Germany from the second quarter of 2014. Prices for the S1 Sportback start at 30,800 Euros (Rs 26,23,666). Audi S1 Sportback The Audi S1 Sportback gets the same four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI engine as in the S1 with 231 hp power output and a peak torque...