DW presents a sustainable VW Golf which goes the extra mile, a small Asian car that rivals a Ford pickup off-road, and new trends from design to tuning.
More cars may be coming off VW's assembly line than any other, but it doesn't mean they are cheaper to build. A study proves that flexibility is key to big profits, something the Americans seem to have figured out.
Despite ongoing issues emanating from the 2015 Dieselgate scandal, and existential concerns over the future of diesel itself, the Volkswagen Group sold more, made more and paid more in 2017 than ever before.
Diesel emissions scandal? Lawsuits, fines, turmoil at headquarters? Whatever. VW Group sold more cars and light trucks than any other carmaker in the first half of 2016, ahead of close rivals Toyota and General Motors.
With more international car manufacturers prioritizing rival events in Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing, the Tokyo event is rapidly becoming a domestic-focused, second-tier show. Julian Ryall reports.
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