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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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    Audi embarks on digital software development

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    TORONTO — Connectivity and other aspects of “digitalization” will increasingly require more software development, an area Audi won’t leave to others, said Audi Canada President Daniel Weissland Many digitized solutions create customer pay revenue streams, he said. “If we don’t prepare for it, others will take over. We don’t want to give our business away,” […] More

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    Audi fires four engineers from diesel division

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    FRANKFURT — Audi, which has been caught up in parent Volkswagen Group’s emissions-cheating scandal, has fired four engineers from its diesel division. Audi’s former chief of engine development, Ulrich Weiss, and the automaker’s former head of emissions in the United States, are among the engineers fired, Handelsblatt reported on Monday. An Audi spokesman confirmed to […] More

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    The future is electric and autonomous, but when?

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    What does the future of the auto industry hold and how fast is that future coming? Some of the auto industry’s biggest players offer dramatically different answers. Magna International CEO Don Walker doesn’t think fully autonomous vehicles will come “anytime soon,” he said at the first Automobile News | tomobile.org Canada Congress. But that’s not […] More

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    Best seat in the house? The Magna-made Audi A3

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    The seats in the 2017 Audi A3, supplied by Canada’s Magna International, received a perfect score in J.D. Power’s latest Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study, underscoring the steady overall improvement in automotive seating systems. According to the study, A3 owners expressed 0.0 problems per 100 cars sold with the seat. And as automakers lavish more […] More

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    VW’s $290M settlement with owners of 3-litre diesels gets court OK

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    An Ontario Superior Court judge has approved a settlement worth up to $290.5 million with about 20,000 owners of 3.0-litre VW, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles in Canada affected by Volkswagen AG’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal. Volkswagen and Canadian class counsel, in consultation with the Commissioner of Competition, initially reached the agreement Jan. 12. Justice Paul […] More

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    VW Canada recalls 5,585 vehicles over brake issues

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    Volkswagen Canada is recalling a combined 5,585 vehicles from the VW and luxury Audi brand because of a problem with their brake systems. The unspecified problem might cause gas bubbles to form in the brake fluid, according to a recall notice on Transport Canada’s website. The bubbles could cause “a soft brake pedal feel and […] More

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