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Walter Maria de Silva

Volkswagen Group Design Chief Walter de Silva Retires

Current Volkswagen Group design boss Walter Maria de Silva is set to retire at the end of the month, though he will continue his links with the automaker in an advisory role. The Italian designer has worked for VW for the past 17 years and been in charge of all the design teams at the automaker... read more

November 8, 2015 by
 
Genesis logo

Hyundai Launches Standalone Genesis Luxury Brand, Promises Six Models

Many scoffed at the idea of Hyundai competing in the luxury segment when the Korean automaker, known for its cheap and cheerful cars, originally announced plans for the... read more November 3, 2015 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

EPA: VW defeat device software found on diesel V-6 in Audi, Porsche cars

UPDATE: In light of the EPA’s allegations that more Volkswagen Group models were discovered with software to hide emissions levels from regulations, Porsche Cars North... read more November 2, 2015 by


 
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Feds Rule You Can Continue Tinkering With Your Car

People have been customizing cars almost since the car was invented, but these days that often means playing with the software that controls many vehicle systems. That's not... read more October 30, 2015 by


 
Matthias Müller

VW prepares new strategy 2025, prioritizes profitability over size

Prior to its diesel emissions cheating scandal, the Volkswagen Group was focused on reaching the number one spot in auto sales and had even set a date of 2018 as a target... read more October 30, 2015 by


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Bob Lutz arrives in a Chevy Volt

Bob Lutz Asks: Is Tesla Doomed?

Bob Lutz has never been shy about speaking his mind, and now he has something to say about Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] that's likely to start some heated conversations. Despite... read more October 29, 2015 by


 
Ferrari's Wall Street debut on October 21, 2015

Ferrari Deliveries Up 21 Percent In Q3, Chairman Targets 9,000 Annual Figure By 2019

Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] listing on the New York Stock Exchange on October 21st went off without a hitch, with the company’s share price opening at $53 and almost... read more October 29, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Toyota Regains Lead In Global Sales From Volkswagen

After briefly leading the industry in global vehicle sales this summer, Volkswagen has now lost the crown to perennial leader Toyota which looks set to remain the... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
Replica wheel showing major damage after pothole test

New Video Highlights Potential Danger Of Replica Wheels: Video

As an auto enthusiast, it’s easy to be tempted by deals for OEM-style wheels that cost a fraction what the dealer or authorized reseller may be asking. But there are... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
2016 Lexus ES production in Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexus Starts Production In The U.S.: Video

Lexus has been talking about starting production in the United States for years, and this week it finally happened. The first Lexus to be built on local soil was a 2016 ES... read more October 21, 2015 by


 
Ferrari driving event

Ferrari Valued At $9.8 Billion, Shares Start Trading Today

A year after Ferrari parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] first announced that the storied Italian sports car manufacturer and race team would be spun off and... read more October 21, 2015 by


 
Saab 9-3-based development mules for Turkish national car project

Saab Owner NEVS Licenses 9-3 Tech To Turkey For New National Car Project

Fresh from securing a deal with state-owned Chinese automaker Dongfeng to help stave off bankruptcy, Saab’s struggling parent company National Electric Vehicle Sweden... read more October 20, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW to recall 8.5 million diesel cars in Europe; Lamborghini offices raided by police

In compliance with regulators in Europe, namely Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, the Volkswagen Group will recall approximately 8.5 million vehicles across... read more October 16, 2015 by


 
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin Slashing 15 Percent Of Workforce As Part Of Turnaround Plan

Aston Martin, under the stewardship of former Nissan exec Andy Palmer, is in the midst of a turnaround plan that will hopefully see the automaker become financially stable... read more October 16, 2015 by


 
Winfried Vahland

VW's new North American CEO Winfried Vahland resigns after two weeks

Former Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland, who was just announced as the CEO of the Volkswagen Group's new North American Region, has stepped down, the company confirmed this... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
Klaus Zellmer

Klaus Zellmer Named Chief Of Porsche Cars North America

Porsche Cars North America has a new chief following the reshuffle of senior managers at many Volkswagen Group brands as a result of the automaker’s diesel emissions... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
 

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