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Renault exec to head design at VW Group’s SEAT

Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, who is currently design director at Renault Samsung Motors, will become design chief at Volkswagen Group’s Seat brand, VW said on Friday.

Mesonero-Romanos, 34, succeeds Luc Donckerwolke, who moves to a new role as VW Group’s head of advanced design, reporting directly to VW Group Design Chief Walter de Silva. Continue reading ‘Renault exec to head design at VW Group’s SEAT’

Volkswagen confident it can outperform Global Market

Volkswagen AG, Europe’s biggest carmaker, said it expects to continue outperforming the auto market in the second half after posting a record 4.1 million deliveries in the first six months of the year. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen confident it can outperform Global Market’

BREAKING: Audi to build cars in North America

Audi AG has decided to build a vehicle assembly plant in North America and is considering an additional engine and transmission plant.

Volkswagen Group’s premium brand is completing details of the assembly plant — including models, location and capacity. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said all decisions will be made within three years. Continue reading ‘BREAKING: Audi to build cars in North America’

Record six months for Audi in China

Audi Q5 China

Audi set another sales record on the Chinese market in the first six months of 2011. With a total of 140,699 vehicles delivered in China and Hong Kong, the Company increased sales by 28 percent versus the first six months of 2010. Audi sold 27,658 automobiles in June, more than in any month previously. This makes China the largest sales market for AUDI AG worldwide. Continue reading ‘Record six months for Audi in China’

Audi, BMW, Mercedes set new safety standard for DTM 2012

DTM Audi BMW Mercedes

Half-time in the DTM. Seldom before did the fans get to see such exciting racing and such an impressively close battle for the DTM title. There were three different winners in the first four races. The two race wins for Martin Tomczyk with his 2008-spec Audi A4 DTM show in an impressive way that the DTM’s weight regulations are effective and that all cars are competitive. Continue reading ‘Audi, BMW, Mercedes set new safety standard for DTM 2012′

Oliver Jarvis fastest in rainy DTM Norisring warm-up

DTM Norisring Audi Jarvis

With heavy rains hitting the Norisring DTM weekend, Jarvis was running very well. In this morning’s warm-up, he set the fastest lap with a 55.587. Continue reading ‘Oliver Jarvis fastest in rainy DTM Norisring warm-up’

Quotes from Audi after qualifying at DTM Norisring

DTM Norisring Audi Motorsport

Mattias Ekstrom was the best Audi driver in qualifying for the DTM race at the Norisring. Quotes from the Audi camp after the battle for thousandths of a second.

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport)

“Qualifying didn’t go according to our expectations. At the Norisring we’re traditionally having a difficult time – and that was again the case in today’s qualifying although the times were very close together. Small things made the difference and we didn’t manage to get everything perfectly right. ‘Eki’ at least made it into the top four. But the race isn’t until tomorrow. We’ll be giving everything.” Continue reading ‘Quotes from Audi after qualifying at DTM Norisring’

Mattias Ekstrom 4th in qualifying at DTM Norisring

DTM Norisring Audi Ekstrom

Once again, Audi has a tough one ahead of them this weekend at the Norisring. This is their home circuit and they have not won here since 2002. Laurent Aiello was the winner of that race driving the no1 Abt-Audi TT-R.

The weekend started off pretty good for Audi with a 1-2 in the first practice session on Friday. Top three cars in the 48′s. The second test proved to be pretty good with a 4-5-6-7 and all eighteen cars in the 48′s. Wow. Continue reading ‘Mattias Ekstrom 4th in qualifying at DTM Norisring’




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