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Bolder Beetle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

The production version of the Dune, unveiled last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, is inspired by the Baja Bugs of the 1970s.... Read More »

VW, under deadline, submits fix to 2.0-liter diesel emissions violations

7:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The EPA and California air regulators received an initial proposal from Volkswagen, which faced a Friday deadline, to address emissions violations with the company's 2.0-liter diesel vehicles. Details about the fix were not released and VW officials were not immediately available for comment.... Read More »


VW mulls closure of showpiece Phaeton plant, report says

Nov. 19, 2015 17:46 CET

VW may close its so-called "transparent factory" in Germany that builds the Phaeton sedan as the embattled automaker seeks to reduce costs, a report said.... Read More »

VW's Horn: Plan for emissions fix coming 'soon'

8:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Volkswagen Group of America may soon disclose how it intends to fix 482,000 2.0-liter diesel vehicles with illegal emissions software, the company's chief said. The automaker is approaching a Friday deadline to submit draft plans for the fixes to the California Air Resources Board. CARB and the EPA must approve VW's repair plans before a recall can begin.... Read More »

VW readies Beetle Dune, Denim for U.S. showrooms

4:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

VW has dangled Beetle Dune concepts before but promises the latest version will be built starting next year in coupe and convertible models.... Read More »

VW's aid for owners gets tepid response; ads pledge to 'make things right'

10:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2015

Volkswagen of America's $1,000 gift card offer for 2.0-liter diesel owners was met with a mixed reaction last week. On Sunday, VWoA began running ads in major U.S. newspapers declaring that "we're working to make things right."... Read More »

VW seeks as much as $21.5 billion in bridge financing, report says

1:04 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

VW is working with banks to secure as much as $21.5 billion in short-term bridge financing to show it has adequate liquidity to weather the diesel emissions crisis, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.... Read More »

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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