Volkswagen to cut jobs in Russia

2015-03-24 14:30

Volkswagen has announced cuts to the workforce and working hours at its plant in Russia because of weak demand.

Fiat Chrysler denies merger talks with VW

2014-07-17 19:00

Fiat Chrysler has denied a magazine report saying it's in merger talks with Volkswagen, while the German carmaker says it had no takeovers on its agenda.

Automakers tap smartphone technology

2014-03-03 16:45

Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost city cars and try to get an edge in austerity-scarred Europe.

Yet another strike hits transport industry

2013-11-14 12:56

The SA Transport and Allied Workers Union has gone on strike in demand of higher wages, the union says.

Ogier wins world rally title

2013-10-03 19:30

French driver Sebastien Ogier has clinched his first world rally title succeeding compatriot and legend Sebastien Loeb.

Talks underway to unionize VW's US plant

2013-09-06 19:52

The United Auto Workers says it is in talks with Volkswagen to unionize the German automaker's US plant and grant workers there a seat on the global works council.

Car workers to take to the streets

2013-09-02 17:57

About 11 000 automobile workers will march in Pretoria in demand of higher wages, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA says.

VW employees get R30m sports facility

2013-08-12 09:45

A modern new sports facility will provide Volkswagen employees with a way to improve their quality of life.

Exposé shames Apple, Volkswagen

2013-03-15 18:33

Technology giant Apple and car maker Volkswagen have been singled out by a Chinese television show in its annual corporate malpractice exposé.

No 'silver bullet' for car makers

2013-03-09 14:12

Car makers are going back to the drawing board in the hunt for fuel-saving technologies as hopes fade that electric vehicles will be the silver bullet for CO2 emissions.


Drop-tops belly-flop on austerity pragmatism

2015-03-02 11:00

The mass-market convertible car emits its last gasp this week at a Geneva motor show bristling with sport utility vehicles and low-cost models.

Auto union unites for workers at VW plant

2014-07-11 09:15

The United Auto Workers has announced the formation of a local union in Tennessee for workers at a Volkswagen AG plant reasserting itself at a major defeat.

Toyota keeps world No 1 title

2014-01-23 14:32

Toyota has record 9.98 million vehicle sales, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen to maintain its title of world's biggest automaker.

VW profit up on luxury brand sales

2013-10-30 11:17

Volkswagen says it is on track to meet full-year targets as its third-quarter profit rose by a fifth on the back of record sales at premium brands Audi and Porsche.

Auto industry loses R20bn over strike

2013-09-10 19:31

The three week strike in the motor sector cost manufacturers 50 000 cars in lost production, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA.

Numsa meets to discuss vehicle strike

2013-09-04 19:02

Numsa leaders have held a special national executive committee meeting to discuss the ongoing strike in the vehicle sector.

It is now or never for car makers - NUM

2013-08-19 22:51

The National Union of Mineworkers says it's time for auto giants to deliver to the working class after strike action brought the industry to the brink of collapse.

VW profit halves as crisis bites

2013-04-29 14:38

First-quarter profit at Volkswagen's core brand almost halved, as manufacturers battle Europe's protracted slump in demand with ever deeper discounts.

Volkswagen eyes Chinese growth

2013-03-14 13:00

Volkswagen says it plans to open seven more factories in China, after the company confirmed record net profits of €21.7bn for 2012.

Volkswagen 2012 net profit jumps 40%

2013-02-22 20:05

Volkswagen, Europe's biggest carmaker, says that its net profit zoomed ahead by more the 40% last year on higher vehicle sales.

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