Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
William Maley

VW News: Volkswagen Bids Adieu To Paris Motor Show

Recommended Posts

Automakers have been bailing out of various auto shows for the past few years. Case in point, a number of German automakers pulling out of the Detroit show for 2019. Volkswagen is the latest one to announce that it will not be showing up to a major auto show.

Reuters reports that the German automaker will be skipping this year's Paris Motor Show. 

“The Volkswagen brand is continually reviewing its participation in international motor shows,” the company said in a statement. Instead, Volkswagen could host “various communications activities” in the city, including test drives.

Volkswagen joins other automakers including Ford, Mazda, Nissan, Opel, and Volvo that are skipping Paris.

Part of Volkswagen's decision comes down to cost-cutting due to the fallout of the diesel emission scandal. But the move is part of a larger trend of Automakers being more considerate of how they spend their marketing budgets. Declining numbers of attendees and competing shows such as CES in Las Vegas are the key reasons for this.

Volkswagen's other divisions such as Audi, Seat, and Skoda will be appearing in Paris according to a spokesman for Volkswagen's French operations.

Source: Reuters


View full article

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This makes sense, I bet if you look at the sales rate you can pretty much see who has the strength in numbers to justify paying for an auto show and who does not. Luxury auto lines from Germany are probably not that strong in Detroit compared to other brands. Same in France, VW is clearly not as popular as Audi.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is France on the offensive to keep cutting emissions and fuel economy too much?  Maybe this is multi manufacturer punitive response.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Social Stream

  • Similar Content

    • By Drew Dowdell
      Volkswagen of America May 2019 Sales
       
        May. 19
      May. 18
      Yr/Yr% 
      change
      May. 19 YTD
      May. 18 YTD
      Yr/Yr% 
      change
       Golf
       860 
       765 
      12% 
       3,019 
       3,458 
      -13% 
       GTI
       1,179 
       1,396 
      -16% 
       5,968 
       7,907 
      -25% 
       Golf R
       424 
       529 
      -20% 
       979 
       1770 
      -45% 
       e-Golf
       264 
       76 
      247% 
       1527 
       744 
      105% 
       Golf SportWagen
       1,107 
       1,261 
      -12% 
       3,809 
       6,826 
      -44% 
       Total Golf Family
      3,834 
       4,027 
      -4.8% 
       15,302 
       20,705 
      -26% 
       Jetta Sedan
      9,653 
       6,814 
      42% 
       40,487 
       25,726 
      57% 
       Jetta SportWagen      
       (now Golf  SportWagen)


                N/A 

      58 
      N/A 
       Total Jetta
      9,653 
       6,821 
      42% 
       40,487 
       25,784 
      57% 
       Beetle Coupe
      662 
       1,011 
      -35% 
       3,906 
       4,377 
      -11% 
       Beetle  Convertible
      1029 
       481 
      114% 
       3,806 
       2,462 
      55% 
       Total Beetle
      1,691 
       1,492 
      13% 
       7,712 
       6,839 
      13% 
       Passat
      1,294 
       4,757 
      -73% 
       10,659 
       18,563 
      -43% 
       CC

       67 
      -91% 
       33 
       263 
      -87% 
       Arteon
      245  N/A  N/A  323  N/A  N/A   Tiguan Limited

       1,355 
      -100% 
       194 
       7,732 
      -97% 
       Tiguan
       10,687 
       8,579 
      25% 
       47,759 
       38,314 
      25% 
       Total Tiguan
      10,692 
      9,934 
      7.6% 
      47,953 
      46,046 
      4.1% 
       Touareg
       14 
       190 
      -93% 
       112 
       1,298 
      -91% 
       Atlas
       8,273 
       3,923 
      111% 
       30,302 
       24,459 
      24% 
       Total Car
      16,723 
      17,164 
      -2.6% 
      74,516 
      72,154 
      3.3% 
       Total SUV
      18,979 
      14,047 
      35% 
      78,367 
      71,803 
      9.1% 
       TOTAL 
      35,702 
      31,211 
      14% 
      152,883 
      143,957 
      6.2%
    • By William Maley
      After 20 years, Audi will be sending off the TT coupe and convertible into the great parking lot in the sky. During the brand's annual meeting today, Audi CEO Bram Schot said a new strategy focusing on sustainability means the brand has to cut a number of models that don't make economic sense.
      “There will be lots of things that we won’t do any more in the future, or things that we do less. We focus maximum resources on our key projects,” said Schot.
      This is part of an effort to get the brand back on track in terms of sales and profit after the diesel emission scandal which culminated in the arrest of former CEO Rupert Stadler and an 800 million euro ($895 million) fine.
      Schot did reveal that the TT would be replaced by a new "emotive" electric vehicle in the same price range. No other details were given.
      The TT isn't the only model on the chopping block. The R8 sportscar is being questioned as to whether or not it fits into Audi's new focus. Also, the successor to the A8 flagship may go all-electric.
      Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      After 20 years, Audi will be sending off the TT coupe and convertible into the great parking lot in the sky. During the brand's annual meeting today, Audi CEO Bram Schot said a new strategy focusing on sustainability means the brand has to cut a number of models that don't make economic sense.
      “There will be lots of things that we won’t do any more in the future, or things that we do less. We focus maximum resources on our key projects,” said Schot.
      This is part of an effort to get the brand back on track in terms of sales and profit after the diesel emission scandal which culminated in the arrest of former CEO Rupert Stadler and an 800 million euro ($895 million) fine.
      Schot did reveal that the TT would be replaced by a new "emotive" electric vehicle in the same price range. No other details were given.
      The TT isn't the only model on the chopping block. The R8 sportscar is being questioned as to whether or not it fits into Audi's new focus. Also, the successor to the A8 flagship may go all-electric.
      Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
    • By Drew Dowdell
      Drivers in Europe can now place deposits for Volkswagen's new ID.3 all electric vehicle.  This is the car that Volkswagen expects to compete with the Tesla Model 3 in the compact EV space. The target starting price for the ID.3 is under €30,000 which translates to $33,585 at the time of this writing. Initial vehicles offered will be special edition ID.3 1st. With an initial run of 30,000 vehicles, the ID.3 1st starts around €40,000 ($44.803) and comes equipped with voice control, navigation system, larger wheels.  There is also an ID.3 1st Plus that ads IQ Light and bi-color design while a Max adds a panoramic glass roof and an advanced heads-up display. 
      The 3 in the name ID.3 marks the vehicle's importance to Volkswagen's history as the most important vehicle after the Beetle and Golf, and also signifies the ability for VW to expand the ID brand in either direction.
      The entry level ID.3 can travel up to 205 miles on a single charge while mid-grade can go 261 miles and top-line models get as far as 342 miles. 
      Volkswagen expect production to start in late 2019 with initial deliveries happening in mid-2020. No word yet on when the model will hit US shores.


       
       

      View full article
    • By Drew Dowdell
      Drivers in Europe can now place deposits for Volkswagen's new ID.3 all electric vehicle.  This is the car that Volkswagen expects to compete with the Tesla Model 3 in the compact EV space. The target starting price for the ID.3 is under €30,000 which translates to $33,585 at the time of this writing. Initial vehicles offered will be special edition ID.3 1st. With an initial run of 30,000 vehicles, the ID.3 1st starts around €40,000 ($44.803) and comes equipped with voice control, navigation system, larger wheels.  There is also an ID.3 1st Plus that ads IQ Light and bi-color design while a Max adds a panoramic glass roof and an advanced heads-up display. 
      The 3 in the name ID.3 marks the vehicle's importance to Volkswagen's history as the most important vehicle after the Beetle and Golf, and also signifies the ability for VW to expand the ID brand in either direction.
      The entry level ID.3 can travel up to 205 miles on a single charge while mid-grade can go 261 miles and top-line models get as far as 342 miles. 
      Volkswagen expect production to start in late 2019 with initial deliveries happening in mid-2020. No word yet on when the model will hit US shores.


       
       
  • My Clubs

  • Reader Rides

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×
×
  • Create New...