Volkswagen Group to Launch All-Electric Pick-Up and Rugged SUV in the United States

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71971"] source: Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Group plans to electrify iconic U.S.-brand Scout Independent company to be founded to design, engineer, and manufacture pick-up and rugged SUV (R-SUV) for the U.S. market  Start of production planned for 2026 Herbert Diess, CEO: “Electrification provides a historic opportunity to now enter the highly attractive pick-up and R-SUV segment as a Group, underscoring our ambition to become...

Spy Photo: Audi A6 e-tron in Sweden and on the Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70634"] New photos from both Sweden and the Nürburgring are showing the electric Audi A6 e-tron during testing. While the testing in Sweden is more of endurance testing, the Nürburgring test team are more focused on high speed testing. We also got our first glimpse of the center mounted display but sadly the rest of the interior is covered up. Enjoy the gallery.

Spy Photo: Audi RS Q6 e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70159"] Hotter Audi Q6 e-tron spotted! Not just the new Audi Q5 is in the pipeline but also the hotter version of the Audi Q6 e-tron, the RS Q6 e-tron. Visibly we can see the sportier looking front bumper compared to the more regular versions of the Q6. These prototypes also have the production lights as we can see revealing the split headlights up front together with the more conventional rear lights. On the performance side the Audi RS Q6 e-tro...

Save The Date: Volkswagen ID. Buzz World Premiere

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69103"] source: Volkswagen of America Editor's note: This is probably the most anticipated reveal from Volkswagen in awhile...the return of the Volkswagen Bus, reborn as the ID. Buzz. There are a fleet of pre-production ID. Buzz (five-seater) and ID. Buzz Cargo (van) currently touring Europeand you can also catch a sneak  peek of it HERE. I, for one, cannot wait to see these on the road. And now onto Volkswagen's press release. We’re positiv...

2021: A Year of Accolades for Lamborghini Super Sports Cars

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68907"] source: Automobili Lamborghini Awards doubled since 2019 Urus and Huracán STO the most honored Lamborghini super sports cars have added to their collection of international awards, with Urus and Huracán STO among the most honored. It was one of the best years ever for the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese, with double the number of awards received compared to the previous two years. The Sián, Automobili Lamborghini’s first hybrid...

New Production Site for Electric Models in China: Audi Achieves Milestone

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68843"] source: Audi AG Planning and approval stage completed: Construction on new e-car plant in Changchun to begin; completion by the end of 2024 CEO Markus Duesmann: “Central role in the Four Rings’ electrification strategy in China” Production of PPE-based electric cars for the Chinese market Audi is consistently focusing on the electrification of its model range in China as well. With the Audi FAW NEV Company Ltd., Audi is setting...

Rebirth of an Icon: Countdown Launched for the Electric ID. Buzz

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68807"] source: Volkswagen of America World premiere of the zero-tailpipe-emission ID. Buzz: March 9th Two versions to be sold in Europe: New electric ‘Bus debuts this year as ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo Unique DNA: ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo transfer seven decades of Microbus knowledge into the future Final checks: Pre-production fleet of ID. Buzz (five-seater) and ID. Buzz Cargo (van) are currently touring Europe The world premiere of the ...

Audi Exceeds 2021 CO2 Fleet Targets for Europe

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68090"] source: Audi AG Average CO2 emissions from newly registered vehicles in Europe 7 g/km better than target Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing: “Strong indicator of successful electrification” Based on preliminary figures, Audi exceeded its fleet-wide CO2 emission targets for the European Union as well as Norway and Iceland in 2021. With a value of 122 g/km, the company fell...

First Drive: 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67493"] by: George Achorn, photos: Audi Spain Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The RS e-tron GT has a distinctive note. A synthesized guttural audio signature that is felt as much as it is heard, apparently inspired by a didgeridoo according to Audi engineers, and perhaps filtered through the disposition of an...

Spy Photo: Volkswagen ID.BUZZ

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67441"] With the electric ID.BUZZ coming closer to its debut and getting teased more and more by Volkswagen, we also start to see more prototypes. And with more prototypes there are also more colors on the prototypes like this black ID.BUZZ we spied in the snow. So of course we like to share these photos with you as well even if the sneaky camouflage is still the same. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67444"] Don’t get fooled b...

High-Tech Control Center in the Desert: the Cockpit of the Audi RS Q e-tron for the Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66703"] source: Audi AG Distribution of competencies: driver and co-driver share the operation Everything in view: from vehicle functions to navigation Challenge in off-road sports: orientation as a competitive factor A look inside the Audi RS Q e-tron should remind any car fan of an airplane cockpit: screens and displays are spread across the entire width of the instrument panel. Only with their help can the driver and co-driver c...

Spy Photo: Audi e-tron Facelift

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66713"] The Audi e-tron has been on the market since 2018 and now it’s time for a refresh. We spied the Sportback version earlier and now its time for the regular version of the e-tron that we spied in the cold of Sweden. Of course the changes will basically be the same as we have seen on the Sportback version. Up front, the grille seems to get a new and smaller shape or the camouflage is doing a very good job. Maybe the design will mirror more...

Porsche Macan EV Spied

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66317"] Electric Porsche Macan spied again! We have a new batch of photos showing the upcoming electric new Porsche Macan. A test group with three prototypes showed up in front of our cameras which resulted in this mega gallery. This time we got a chance to see the retractable rear spoiler in action as we can see on two of the prototypes compared to the one not having it activated. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66316"] The new...

To the Limit and Beyond: Audi Tests Again for the Dakar Rally in Morocco

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66086"] source: Audi AG Second test of the Audi RS Q e-tron in North Africa All driver teams take turns in the cockpit of the test car Experience gained from more than 2,500 kilometers in the toughest terrain Audi Sport took another step towards the Dakar Rally in the second week of November. At the second test in Morocco, Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist, Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger and Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz took turn...

Increased Range for Audi e-tron 55 quattro: Software Update for 2019/2020 Model Years

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65420"] source: Audi AG New software for the MY2019/2020 Audi e-tron Free update expands usable range of the high-voltage battery, reduces electrical losses in the e-motor, and optimizes thermal management Update available for a total of 34,000 Audi e-tron 55 quattro1 vehicles – improvements deliver up to 20 kilometers of additional range in actual driving conditions, equaling an increase of approx. five percent Own...

Audi is Establishing a High-Voltage Battery Development at the Neckarsulm Site

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65541"] source: Audi AG Oliver Hoffmann, Member of the Board for Technical Development: “expanding skills in strategically important components of e-mobility” The Technical Development unit is becoming a center of competency for high-voltage energy storage systems Settling a battery center in Neckarsulm by 2023 and training programs for employees Audi is expanding its development of high-voltage batteries and banking ...

Audi Q6 e-tron Spy Photos

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65246"] Audi Q6 e-tron spied once again! We spied the Audi Q6 e-tron for the first time back in February and now we spotted it during some testing at the Volkswagen Groups’ Nürburgring test center. This time we got pretty close up giving you the best look yet. As we know Porsche is developing a new and fully electric Macan and the Q6 e-tron will be sharing the very same platform. . The new Macan will ride on a new platform dubbed PPE , Premium...

Audi Q4 e-tron: Progressive. Approachable. Premium Electric Mobility.

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64188"] source: Audi of America 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron joins Audi electric portfolio making premium electricfication more attainable than ever; ready for configuration at audiusa.com The Q4 e-tron family delivers the 4th and 5th models to the e-tron portfolio, with Audi on track to have the largest offering of fully-electric models of any automaker in the United States by the end of 2021 Audi electric ecosystem with public charging package and a...

E-Legend EL1 EV Harks Iconic Audi Sport quattro Era with New Electric Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61932"] It’s hard to know what to make of the new E-Legend EL1. From a design standpoint, this new electric car startup pays obvious homage to the Audi Sport quattro. However, its relationship to Audi beyond appearance remains to be seen. With its looks alone though, we figure it’s something our audience would want to know more about. The EL1 electric coupé is powered by three electric motors powered by a 90kWh battery pack. The firm behind ...

The Audi e-tron GT – a Gran Turismo Unlike Any Other – Now Available in Numerous Markets

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60531"] source: Audi AG In Germany, the e-tron GT starts at €99,800, the RS e-tron GT at €138,200 A new era of Gran Turismo: sporty, comfortable, and sustainable Audi received numerous preorders for both of these impressive electric models It’s an Audi unlike any other, and as of today, the e-tron GT is now on sale at dealerships across Europe. The fully electric Gran Turismo is available in two models, in both cases with all-whe...