Volkswagen Brand

VW's global sales fall 5.3% in October amid emissions scandal

10:44 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Global deliveries at Volkswagen AG's namesake passenger-car brand dropped 5.3 percent in October as Europe's largest automaker struggled to contain the fallout from a cascade of emissions-manipulation revelations.... Read More »

VW sets Nov. 30 deadline for whistleblowers to come forward

11:35 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

VW set a Nov. 30 deadline for workers to come forward and disclose information about the company's two emissions scandals in a move to speed up investigations.... Read More »

Winterkorn resigns as Audi chairman in wake of VW scandal

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Volkswagen AG's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, resigned from his post as supervisory board chairman of the company's Audi brand, further scaling back his ties with Europe's largest automaker amid an investigation into violations of diesel-emissions tests that took place under his watch.... Read More »

KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN

BLOG: VW's 'goodwill package' squandered an opportunity

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

There's one thing Volkswagen needs to do to make sure the owners of its disgraced diesel vehicles get them repaired down the road, and stop fouling the air.... Read More »

VW halts Passat diesel output in Chattanooga

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Volkswagen of America has halted production of diesel-powered 2016 Passat midsize sedans at its plant in Chattanooga, a VW spokesman said Tuesday. The pause comes midway through a planned production ramp-up for the re-engineered Passat. Gasoline-powered 2016 Passats are scheduled to arrive in dealerships later this month or in early December.... Read More »

VW struggling to keep dealers happy as scandal widens

5:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

VW's goodwill offer of $1,000 to the owners of cars caught in the company's emissions scandal comes as the company wages a behind-the-scenes effort to soothe another powerful constituency: its U.S. dealers.... Read More »

VW offers 'goodwill package' to appease diesel owners

11:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Volkswagen of America will offer $500 to owners of 2.0-liter diesel vehicles with illegal emissions test-rigging software, part of a “goodwill” package aimed at calming customers affected by the company's deception.... Read More »

Volkswagen avoids setback with hefty deals

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Volkswagen of America, helped by fatter discounts, recorded a tiny U.S. sales gain last month even as its compact car deliveries were gutted by an ongoing sales ban on 2.0-liter diesel models and overall weakness in car demand across the industry.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Magna makes new VW Passat lighter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Magna shaved weight off of the body stampings it provides to the eighth-generation VW Passat, which is 20 percent more fuel efficient than the vehicle it replaces, the automaker says.... Read More »

VW floats amnesty to workers who provide details of emissions violations, report says

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Volkswagen will offer staff amnesty from getting fired if they reveal to hired investigators what they know about the rigging of diesel emission tests, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday.... Read More »

VW offers dealers a price guarantee on used diesel vehicles

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Volkswagen of America, seeking to contain the damage from its emissions scandal, will offer to buy back some used diesel vehicles from its U.S. dealers at pre-crisis prices.... Read More »

VW eyes 10-20 people responsible for emissions violations, report says

11:39 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Volkswagen believes that up to around 20 people were involved in its rigging of diesel-engine emissions tests, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Diess puts VW back on the offensive

6:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

VW brand CEO Herbert Diess used his first auto show appearance since the Dieselgate scandal to apologize – again – before reminding the world why VW was on track to become the world's largest automaker prior to its crisis.... Read More »

VW's U.S. reputation won't suffer long amid emissions scandal, German official says

6:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

VW's reputation in the U.S. shouldn't suffer lasting damage from an emissions-cheating scandal that has reduced sales and added billions of dollars of recall-related costs, Germany's transport minister said during a visit to Washington.... Read More »

A month into VW scandal, no sales meltdown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

The inability to sell diesel vehicles because of the stop-sale order is taking a toll, but dealers say they have yet to see an exodus of customers from their showrooms as heavy dealer and customer incentives provide a floor under sales.... Read More »

Recent developments on the VW front

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

It's been a month since Volkswagen's diesel emissions test scandal broke publicly, and the resulting turmoil at the company shows no signs of abating. Here are some of last week's developments.... Read More »

Guess who made the best CEOs list?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

The prestigious Harvard Business Review published its annual list of Best Performing CEOs last week, which included former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn, who resigned amid the diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

Dust still unsettled for VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2015

Volkswagen's U.S. dealers appreciate the cash relief they're getting from headquarters. What they need now are answers. VW executives attending the brand's national dealer meeting this week in Orlando will be under pressure to fill an information void about VW's near-term response to the diesel crisis and the brand's long-term prospects.... Read More »

VW retools diesel strategy, plans electric push

9:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Volkswagen plans a shift in focus to more plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles as the company adopts diesel technology it previously eschewed for smaller models.... Read More »

Scandal undermines VW's heritage of straight-talk ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Unless VW comes through with a fix that pleases everyone -- one that deletes the software designed to cheat on emissions tests without compromising fuel economy or performance -- the brand stands to lose an army of goodwill ambassadors.... Read More »

Story of VW emissions scandal coming to big screen

5:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

The Volkswagen scandal over diesel emissions tests is headed for Hollywood.... Read More »

VW's Horn takes heat, scolds his bosses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

In testimony before a U.S. House oversight committee last week, the Volkswagen of America CEO played both the public spokesman for a proud German automaker and the incredulous outsider, aghast at how his employer of 25 years had been able to cheat regulators and customers.... Read More »

VW diesels, with operative emissions gear, are slower and thirstier, Consumer Reports finds

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Two Volkswagen models with 2.0-liter diesel engines are slightly slower and thirstier with their emissions systems active, according to road tests by Consumer Reports.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will recall 100,000 vehicles with emissions-cheating devices in Australia

Oct. 9, 2015 14:17 CET

VW Group will conduct a voluntary recall of vehicles in Australia fitted with devices designed to cheat emissions tests, as it increased the estimated number of affected cars to nearly 100,000.... Read More »

THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Volkswagen guarantees 4.2 billion euro investment in Spain, minister says

Oct. 9, 2015 13:28 CET

Volkswagen has guaranteed a 4.2 billion euro ($4.8 billion) investment in its Seat brand and VW plants in Spain despite saying the company faced "painful cutbacks" to meet the cost of its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

 
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