Volkswagen Brand

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »


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 »


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 »

VW's 2016 diesel sales 'months' away

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Volkswagen of America isn't expected to begin selling 2016 models with 2.0-liter diesel engines for several months as the EPA plans to subject the vehicles to a battery of tests to ensure they comply with U.S. emissions laws.... Read More »

VW withdraws EPA application for '16 models with 2-liter diesels

3:11 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

Volkswagen withdrew its application for EPA certification for 2016 models with 2.0-liter diesel engines until they comply with U.S. emissions standards. Without EPA certification, the cars can't be sold, which means there could be a longer wait for certain diesel models.... Read More »

EPA to weigh VW gains from violations in setting penalties

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

Just how much money VW made by cheating U.S.diesel emissions tests will be a factor in the penalties that will be assessed, according to the EPA. The agency is also expected to look at how much harm the excess pollution from Volkswagen's violations caused, and the best ways to mitigate that damage.... Read More »

VW Credit not subject to parent company's hiring freeze in wake of scandal

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

Volkswagen Credit, the automaker’s U.S. captive finance arm, is not subject to the hiring freeze announced by its parent, Volkswagen Financial Services AG, a spokesman says.... Read More »

U.S. hearing into VW violations puts industry, EPA under scrutiny

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

Volkswagen's top U.S. executive will field questions from U.S. lawmakers Thursday on how the company managed to evade pollution rules, kicking off a probe into the scandal and whether other automakers might be implicated. The high-profile proceedings will also scrutinize the EPA's failure to identify the VW violations for years.... Read More »

VW to recall Europe diesels starting in January; U.S. sales to continue for now

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's new chairman: Emissions crisis a threat to our 'existence'

10:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2015

Hans Dieter Poetsch, the incoming chairman of Volkswagen AG, sees the global scandal around the rigging of emissions tests as a threat to the company's viability, albeit a surmountable one, a newspaper reported.... Read More »

The Japanese emissions equipment maker that humbled VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Horiba, an obscure Japanese manufacturer that makes about 70 percent of the world's auto emissions testing systems, played a key role in uncovering violations that promise to dog Volkswagen for months to come.... Read More »

U.S. sales rise 16% on double-digit gains at Detroit 3, Nissan, Toyota, Honda

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, propelled by Labor Day promotions, fatter deals throughout the month, low gasoline prices and higher light-truck demand, rose 16 percent in September on double-digit gains at the Detroit 3, Toyota Motor, Nissan Group and Honda Motor. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate surged to 18.17 million.... 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: 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 »


VW China says 1,946 diesel Tiguans may have rigged emissions systems

Sept. 29, 2015 12:43 CET

Volkswagen Group says 1,946 diesel Tiguan crossovers imported and sold in China may have manipulated emissions systems. VW has admitted that about 11 million vehicles globally have... Read More »

VW’s Diess to meet EU industry chief over emissions-test cheating

10:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

European Union Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska plans to meet Volkswagen AG executive Herbert Diess this week to discuss the German carmaker’s cheating on emission tests.... Read More »


VW culture: No room to fail

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

How has a peerless automotive organization known for setting outrageous goals -- then exceeding them -- slipped so low?... Read More »


Well, there goes my new-car buzz

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

Owning a four-month-old Volkswagen Golf TDI today feels a bit like having a puppy that you know someday must be taken in to have neutered. You wonder whether he'll be quite the same spunky dog afterward.... Read More »


Spiraling diesel crisis deals another blow to VW's frustrated dealers

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

Revelations of cheating and subsequent leadership turmoil at VW add more burdens to VW dealers already seething over a poor product mix, sagging sales and profitability, and an often cold shoulder from headquarters in Germany.... Read More »

Were there signs that VW was cheating?

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

Were there other warning signs that could have tipped off regulators that Volkswagen diesels driven on the road were polluting too much?... Read More »


BLOG: VW dealers have a damage control plan for the average Joe

8:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2015

Some VW dealers are banking on the public's short attention span.... Read More »

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