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    Audi recalls 22,000 vehicles to fix faulty wheel covers

    Audi is recalling 22,222 vehicles in the Canada to fix a problem with a wheel trim piece that can fall off and become a hazard on the road. The recall includes 2018 and 2019 Q5 and SQ5 SUVs. A wheel arch cover can detach, possibly hitting other vehicles.  Customers may see the cover sticking out or hear wind […] More

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    Audi recalls 26,040 vehicles in Canada over malfunctioning passenger airbag sensors

    Volkswagen is recalling 26,040 Audi vehicles in Canada and another 144,092 in the United States to fix malfunctioning passenger-side airbag occupant sensors, according to Transport Canada and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the top auto safety regulators in both countries. The recalls, issued July 24, cover certain 2018 Audi S4, S5 and A5 […] More

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    VW Canada CEO tapped to take reins at Audi of America

    Volkswagen Group Canada CEO Daniel Weissland will lead Audi of America beginning Sept. 1, about four months after Mark Del Rosso’s abrupt resignation. Weissland, 46, will take over as Audi of America president after heading the German group’s Canadian operations since December 2017. Cian O’Brien, who has been interim president of Audi of America since […] More

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    Audi teases ‘radical’ EV off-roader concept

    FRANKFURT — Audi says its AI:Trail off-road EV concept that will debut at the Frankfurt auto show will have a “radical” design. The concept will preview an “electrically driven off-roader of the future,” Audi said in a statement on Monday. Audi gave no further details ahead of the concept’s first public outing at the Frankfurt […] More

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    Audi Q4 e-tron sportback EV concept will have greater range

    Audi introduced a concept for a sportback version of the e-tron battery-electric vehicle that it says will go into production in 2021 and have a greater range than the existing e-tron. Unlike the original e-tron that is now available in Canad and the United States, the Q4 Sportback e-tron concept is built on Volkswagen Group’s flexible […] More

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    Audi expects pre-pandemic sales levels by 2022-23

    FRANKFURT — Audi expects car sales to reach pre-COVID-19 levels only by 2022 or 2023, CEO Markus Duesmann told a German business daily. “We certainly expect the coronavirus crisis to have longer-term effects,” Duesmann told Handelsblatt’s Thursday edition. “We have had a very difficult second quarter. Things are slowly picking up, but not as a […] More

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    VW says data breach at vendor affects 163,000 Canadian customers

    WASHINGTON — Volkswagen Group’s U.S. unit said a data breach at a vendor impacted more than 3.3 million customers and prospective buyers in North America. Nearly all those impacted were current or potential customers of Audi, one of the German automaker’s luxury brands. Volkswagen Group of America said on Friday an unauthorized third party obtained […] More

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    Audi CEO reveals timetable for brand to become electric-only

    BERLIN — Audi will end development of new internal combustion engine models by the end of 2026 and focus solely on full-electric drivetrains, German media reports said. After 2026, the automaker will only develop battery-powered models, according to Automobilwoche, a sibling publication of Automotive News Canada, and a report in German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung The decision […] More

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    Audi growth steady despite VW diesel scandal

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    Despite the diesel engine emissions scandal that has afflicted sister brand Volkswagen, Audi is doing well in Canada. Audi sales were up 16.0 per cent through June this year, outperforming its German and Japanese luxury-brand peers, though not Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover. And it is against this backdrop that Audi Canada will have a […] More

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    VW recalls 334,000 vehicles in Canada, U.S. due to fuel leaks

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    Volkswagen AG is recalling about 334,000 Volkswagen and Audi brand vehicles in Canada and the United States in three separate recalls, each due to fuel leaks but with different causes, U.S. safety regulators and VW said Friday. No one has been injured as a result of these issues, Volkswagen spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan said Friday. While […] More

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    VW, U.S. reach deal on Audi-developed 3.0-liter diesels, report says

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    PARIS/FRANKFURT (Bloomberg) — Volkswagen AG has reached an agreement with U.S. environmental regulators to fix or buy back around 80,000 Audi, VW and Porsche vehicles with tainted 3.0-litre diesel engines, nearing a resolution on a key aspect of the emissions-cheating scandal, people familiar with the discussions told Bloomberg. Under an accord with the EPA and […] More

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    Dilawri buys Audi, Volkswagen dealerships in Quebec

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    Dilawri Group, Canada’s largest privately held automotive dealership group, has acquired Automobiles Niquet Audi and Automobiles Niquet Volkswagen in Montreal, giving the company eight dealerships in Quebec. The purchase means Dilawri, of Toronto, now owns four Audi and four Volkswagen franchised dealerships, bringing its nationwide dealership total to 60. Financial details of the sale were […] More

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