Volkswagen may launch new EV series in Japan in 2022

Business / Corporate Jun 13, 2019

Volkswagen may launch new EV series in Japan in 2022

German automaker Volkswagen AG will release its ID series of next-generation electric vehicles in Japan as soon as 2022, officials with its Japanese unit said Wednesday. All-electric vehicles under the ID brand will travel up to 550 kilometers on a single full charge, according to ...

VW unveils apple-skinned SUV challenger to Tesla's Model X

Business / Corporate Apr 15, 2019

VW unveils apple-skinned SUV challenger to Tesla's Model X

Volkswagen AG unveiled an electric sport utility vehicle concept to challenge Tesla Inc.'s Model X as part of the auto industry's largest push into battery-powered vehicles. The full-size SUV, available from 2021, features rotating lounge seats covered in so-called AppleSkin — an artificial leather made ...

VW to take on Tesla X in China from 2021 with electric SUV

Business / Tech Apr 15, 2019

VW to take on Tesla X in China from 2021 with electric SUV

Volkswagen plans to build a fully electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) for China from 2021, taking on the Chinese market leader Tesla's Model X as the German carmaker ramps up production of zero emissions vehicles. The planned new SUV is the latest move in Volkswagen's ...

Japan's imported auto sales hit second-highest level in 2018

Business / Corporate Apr 5, 2019

Japan's imported auto sales hit second-highest level in 2018

Sales of imported foreign-brand vehicles in Japan in fiscal 2018 increased 1.2 percent from the previous year to 307,682 units, marking their second-highest level ever, the Japan Automobile Importers Association said Thursday. The figure grew for the fourth straight year and surpassed 300,000 units for ...