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Volkswagen offices raided by German prosecutors

Oct. 8, 2015 15:28 CET | UPDATED: Sep. 8 16:37 CET - adds new details
VW Group offices were searched by German prosecutors as authorities look for documents and data related to VW's manipulation of diesel emissions. The raid was carried out by three prosecutors and about 50 police officers.

VW cheat software was switched on in Europe, report says

Oct. 8, 2015 09:08 CET | UPDATED: Sep. 8 15:35 CET - Adds VW comment
Volkswagen's software used to cheat emissions tests was switched on in diesel vehicles in Europe, a German newspaper reported.

Audi picks ex-China boss to replace de Meo as sales chief

Oct. 8, 2015 11:42 CET
Audi has picked its former China boss, Dietmar Voggenreiter, as its new sales and marketing chief to succeed Luca de Meo.

Aston Martin to cut jobs as part of turnaround

Oct. 8, 2015 10:54 CET
Aston Martin is planning job cuts as part of a restructuring that will involve the money-losing automaker expanding into electric vehicles and...

Audi's global sales rise 7% despite diesel-emissions scandal

Oct. 8, 2015 14:44 CET
Audi's global sales rose nearly 7 percent last month despite the brand being caught up in a diesel emissions-rigging scandal that has rocked its...


Merkel sides with auto industry in bid to protect jobs

Oct. 8, 2015 10:58 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she believes Volkswagen is doing its best to clear up its diesel emissions scandal and urged members of the...

France moves to end diesel tax breaks amid emissions scandal

Oct. 8, 2015 11:28 CET
France plans to end tax breaks for diesel, ending the special status long enjoyed by the fuel in the wake of Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal.

VW picks Skoda r&d chief to run technical development, report says

Oct. 8, 2015 10:13 CET
VW Group will pick Skoda development chief Frank Welsch to replace suspended executive Heinz-Jakob Neusser as head of technical development at VW...

Fiat Chrysler reaches tentative deal with U.S. union

Oct. 8, 2015 06:01 CET
The UAW and Fiat Chrysler reached another tentative agreement on a new labor contract, averting a threatened strike that could have sent some or all...

Toyota at Tokyo show -- sporty, green, retro and sci-fi concepts

Oct. 8, 2015 06:30 CET
Toyota is going big at the Tokyo Motor Show this month, with an eclectic display parading everything from a snappy compact sports car and futuristic...


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

Oct. 7, 2015 06:01 CET
VW Group will launch a recall in Europe of cars with software designed to skirt diesel emissions tests starting in January and will complete the fix...


VW board in crisis talks ahead of emissions scandal deadlines

Oct. 7, 2015 12:44 CET
VW Group's supervisory board held crisis talks, facing deadlines from German regulators and U.


EU industry chief seeks faster action on emissions tests despite German objections

Oct. 7, 2015 10:43 CET
The EU's industrial policy chief urged an acceleration of work on tougher EU emissions tests for new vehicles despite objections from Germany.

Maserati trims production as Ghibli boom fades

Oct. 7, 2015 18:27 CET
Maserati is cutting production as a boom that was fueled by the Ghibli fades.


Bosch's diesel engine software was not preprogrammed to cheat

Oct. 7, 2015 22:12 CET
A diesel engine management program used by several top automakers, including Volkswagen, was not pre-programmed to detect when a vehicle was...


Ford of Europe boss bullish about brand's rebound

Oct. 7, 2015 06:01 CET
New Ford of Europe boss Jim Farley is bullish about the brand's chances of making a profit again soon despite a huge slump in Russia, where the...


New VW chairman says it will take time to clear up emissions scandal

Oct. 7, 2015 16:15 CET
New VW Group Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said it would take time to get to the bottom of the automaker's rigging of diesel emissions tests.

Renault-Nissan said to discuss new structure as Ghosn seeks to counter French control

Oct. 7, 2015 09:21 CET
Renault and Nissan have entered discussions to reorganize their capital alliance structure in a bid to contain the growing influence of the French...

VW withdraws EPA application for 2016 diesels

Oct. 7, 2015 21:11 CET
Volkswagen withdrew its application in the U.S. for EPA certification for 2016 models with 2.0-liter diesel engines until they comply with U.S.


U.S. hearing into VW violations put industry, regulation under scrutiny

Oct. 7, 2015 06:01 CET
Volkswagen's top U.S. executive will field questions from U.S.

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