VW to recall diesel models in Europe starting in January, Mueller says

6:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Volkswagen's CEO told a German newspaper that the company will launch a recall in Europe of cars with software designed to skirt diesel emissions tests starting in January and complete the fix by the end of next year.... Read More »

VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says

1:41 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

VW has not found any evidence against three top engineers suspended as part of its internal investigation into the rigging of U.S. emissions tests, a source told Reuters today.... Read More »

VW plans special board meeting Wednesday to elect Poetsch chairman

5:08 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015

VW's supervisory board plans a special meeting Wednesday to elect CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch to the role of chairman as the company's probe into emissions violations gains speed. Several VW engineers have confessed to using special software starting in 2008 to pass U.S. emissions tests and salvage a major engine program, German media reported.... Read More »

Scandal-plagued VW brand ekes out gain

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Volkswagen of America finished a scandal-ridden month with roughly flat U.S. sales, defying forecasts that a mid-month halt to diesel vehicle sales and a black eye to its brand image would hammer its September results.... Read More »


BLOG: Audi, VW Group's crown jewel, is damaged by emissions scandal

4:42 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Audi has been caught up in VW Group's diesel emissions scandal. The consequences will be bad for a brand that touts its engineering prowess.... Read More »


Audi investigated by German prosecutors over emissions, report says

Sept. 30, 2015 08:14 CET

German prosecutors have launched a preliminary investigation into Audi over rigged emissions, a German newspaper reported. Audi has said 2.1 million of its cars were affected by parent VW Group's software cheat scandal.... Read More »

Audi details U.S. diesel models with 'defeat device' software

5:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Audi of America has sold about 14,300 A3 compact cars powered by 2.0-liter turbodiesel engines with software implicated in Volkswagen AG's emissions scandal.... Read More »


BLOG: VW's travails aside, diesel fans remain loyal

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

There is a lot of chatter about VW's emissions scam being the death knell for the diesel engine in the U.S. Why it won't happen.... Read More »


Volkswagen plans to refit diesel cars affected by emissions scandal

Sept. 29, 2015 11:00 CET

VW Group plans to recall up to 11 million vehicles equipped with manipulated software that was used to cheat U.S. diesel emissions tests. The recall is likely to affect five million VW brand cars.... Read More »

New A8 will launch Lichte's Audi design strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Audi's all-new A8 flagship sedan, due in 2017, will launch a new styling direction for the brand. Design chief Marc Lichte says it will be Audi's most significant design statement since Walter de Silva created the single frame grille in 2004.... Read More »


VW Italian dealers told to stop selling diesel cars with emissions-cheat software

Sept. 28, 2015 17:07 CET

Volkswagen Group's Italian dealers have been asked to stop selling VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat diesel cars equipped with engine software implicated in the diesel emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »


Audi says 2.1 million cars affected by diesel emissions scandal

Sept. 28, 2015 11:35 CET

Audi said 2.1 million of its diesel-powered cars, including best-sellers such as the A4 sedan and Q5 sport utility vehicle, are equipped with software implicated in an emissions-testing scandal that has engulfed parent company Volkswagen Group.... Read More »


BLOG: The challenge and promise of car-sharing, in 2 charts

9:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

If you're a forward-looking automaker, it's no longer enough to sell an EV and experiment with autonomous driving -- you need a car-sharing service, too.... Read More »

Designer of the Century isn't done yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Giorgetto Giugiaro, who turned 77 last month, won't put down his pen even though he recently sold to Audi the last piece of his styling and engineering company that he still owned.... Read More »

South Korea will probe VW, Audi diesel car emissions

Sept. 22, 2015 10:40 CET

South Korea said it will investigate emissions of three VW and Audi diesel cars after VW Group admitted rigging emissions tests on diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S.... Read More »

VW brand chief in U.S. apologizes for diesel-emissions cheating

Sept. 22, 2015 11:22 CET

VW's U.S. chief said he was profusely apologetic for the diesel-emissions cheating scandal and vowed to win back the trust of U.S. consumers.... Read More »

Germany will probe whether auto emissions data falsified

Sept. 21, 2015 14:42 CET

The German government says that automakers will be expected to pass on relevant data to its transport authority to determine whether emissions data may have been falsified in Germany and Europe.... Read More »


Creative concepts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Automakers at Frankfurt this year displayed concept cars bursting with ideas about form, from the regal smoothness of the Mercedes-Benz IAA to the intricate but harmonious geometry in the Nissan Gripz.... Read More »

BMW, Daimler say their diesels comply with U.S. clean air rules

Sept. 21, 2015 13:27 CET

BMW and Daimler say their diesel-powered vehicles comply with U.S. clean air rules. Their comments come after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that fellow German automaker Volkswagen used software to deceive regulators measuring emissions from VW and Audi diesels.... Read More »


BLOG: Why VW's betrayal with diesel engines is different

11:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

For the second time in recent decades, it appears that the U.S. diesel passenger car market has been mortally wounded by a car company claiming to be its champion.... Read More »

Audi's 'Truth in Engineering' ads come back to bite amid probe

8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Audi's advertising pitches under the banner "Truth in Engineering" have come under fire after Volkswagen Group admitted to violating U.S. emissions rules.... Read More »

Auto-brake pact offers boon to big suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

When 10 automakers agreed this month to voluntarily make automatic emergency braking systems standard, they were promising off-the-shelf technology priced for the mass market that includes an assortment of cameras, radar, lidar and computer chips that make up collision avoidance systems. The suppliers that will profit are a well-defined group of big suppliers with production-ready components.... Read More »


Audi readies 2 EVs for U.S. starting in 2018

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

A production version of Audi's e-tron quattro concept for a crossover electric vehicle shown in Frankfurt will go on sale in the U.S. in 2018, and another battery-electric vehicle will come after that, the automaker's top U.S. executive said.... Read More »

VW accused of using 'defeat device' software in 482,000 diesels to skirt U.S. clean-air rules

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

VW and Audi sold about 482,000 diesel models with illegal emissions control software to make the cars appear cleaner in testing than they are in the real world, the EPA charged in ordering a recall of the vehicles.... Read More »

Design legend Giugiaro plans return after Piech setback

Sept. 18, 2015 11:43 CET

Design legend Giorgetto Giugiaro is striking out alone after selling the remaining part of his styling company to VW Group's Audi division following his friend Ferdinand Piech's ouster from the German automaker. Giugiaro is discussing potential projects with Chinese and Korean companies.... Read More »

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