Volkswagen recently chose Beijing to launch a new model: the third generation of the Touareg. Boasting state-of-the-art connectivity and a fascinating fusion of assists, comfort features and infotainment systems.
Despite China's car sales falling for nine months, German automakers are betting on new electric models to boost market share. Further headwinds could emerge when Beijing's generous electric car subsidies end next year.
German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn in the diesel emissions scandal. The charges include one of major fraud. The news coincides with VW showcasing its wares at the Shanghai auto show.
The automotive industry is coming under increasing pressure worldwide due to a growing focus on electric mobility, autonomous driving and digital services. Competition from China is also on the rise.
German automakers VW and BMW each increased sales to more than 300,000 cars in the US in 2018 while the sales of several competitors fell. VW had a second year of higher sales, while BMW posted its first jump since 2015.
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