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GM won't shy away from diesels, Reuss says

10:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

GM is moving forward with diesel engines in cars and light trucks despite the potential chilling effect from VW's emissions scandal, GM's product chief said. But GM won't seek to build a diesel base as large as that of VW, which counts on diesel engines for about a quarter of its U.S. sales.... Read More »

CARB chair says VW likely will buy back some diesels

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The chief of the California Air Resources Board says Volkswagen “likely” will buy back at least some of the roughly 325,000 VW vehicles using the first generation of its 2.0-liter diesel with emissions-masking software.... Read More »

UK should consider diesel scrappage program, lawmakers say

Nov. 20, 2015 14:38 CET

The UK government should consider subsidies for motorists who scrap their diesel cars and switch to vehicles that produce fewer nitrogen-dioxide emissions, a panel of lawmakers said.... Read More »

GM, Army to test Chevrolet Colorado fuel cell

9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

The Chevrolet Colorado pickup has been selected by the U.S. Army to test a General Motors-designed hydrogen powered fuel cell powertrain. The grueling 12-month test will help GM engineers and army officials evaluate the fuel cell's performance under strenuous use.... Read More »

U.S. probes Bosch in VW cheating scandal, report says

2:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

U.S. authorities are investigating German auto supplier Robert Bosch over its role in Volkswagen's massive scheme to cheat U.S. emission standards, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »


VW will shorten investment program timing, report says

Nov. 19, 2015 15:06 CET

VW will abandon its practice of setting a rolling five-year investment budget as it grapples with its emissions-cheating scandal, Bloomberg reported. VW's supervisory board meets Friday to discuss investment cuts as well as potentially shortening its spending plan to three years or less to maintain flexibility, sources said.... Read More »


VW will delay China JV stake increase due to scandal costs

Nov. 19, 2015 12:43 CET

VW is delaying its plan to boost its stake in its joint venture with China's FAW Group after reviewing the investment in the wake of its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »


VW faces $72 million lawsuit in Australia over emissions scandal

Nov. 19, 2015 11:46 CET

VW is facing a class action lawsuit in Australia from people who own diesel vehicles caught up in the group's emissions scandal. Lawyers are seeking total damages in excess of $72 million.... Read More »


VW takes apology tour to L.A. show, readies U.S. repair plan

Nov. 19, 2015 09:05 CET

VW made even more public acts of contrition at the Los Angeles auto show. VW of America CEO Michael Horn apologized again to customers and dealers for its diesel emissions deception. He said that the company will soon have a remedy for cars sold in the U.S. involved in the scandal.... 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 »

Audi says gift cards help it identify owners of tainted diesels

6:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Volkswagen AG's “goodwill gesture” of $1,000 worth of gift cards to owners of cars with engines that pollute more than the law allows is helping the company identify those autos when it comes time to fix them, Audi of America President Scott Keogh said.... Read More »

Kia greenlights Niro in green-car rush

1:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Kia, shedding light on its longstanding plans for a dedicated hybrid family, plans to take on the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt with a “hybrid utility vehicle” called the Niro.... Read More »

Unlikely hitch for VW dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Two months into the emissions cheating scandal that has sullied the Volkswagen brand, dealers are running into an unexpected challenge: They don't have enough vehicles to sell.... Read More »

VW, Audi to meet U.S. regulators on emissions this week, report says

10:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Volkswagen and Audi executives will meet with U.S. environmental regulators this week, ahead of a Nov. 20 California deadline to submit a plan to fix nearly 500,000 diesel cars that violate pollution emission rules, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

Ford faces trial on mpg estimates as U.S. judge refuses to toss suit

12:34 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Ford will have to face trial over claims that it exaggerated fuel-efficiency estimates for its Fusion and C-Max hybrids after a federal judge denied the company’s request to throw the case out.... Read More »

Mercedes plans diesel and performance GLC variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will introduce diesel and AMG versions of its GLC crossover. The diesel will debut in late 2016. A plug-in hybrid is likely for the U.S.... Read More »

VW tags 430,000 new cars with 'implausible' CO2 ratings

7:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2015

Volkswagen said 430,000 of its new cars had "implausible" carbon dioxide ratings as it continues talks with regulators in an attempt to address the emissions cheating crisis.... 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 »


Dieselgate hits shareholder value of automakers, suppliers hard in Q3

Nov. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen's emissions scandal, combined with overall volatility in the global market, had a big effect on the shareholder value of automakers and their suppliers in the third quarter of 2015.... Read More »


VW diesel-emissions scandal could have significant impact on Italian suppliers, Brembo says

Nov. 12, 2015 15:09 CET

Italian supplier Brembo says the diesel-emissions scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen Group could have a significant impact on Italian components manufacturers.... Read More »

Germany in talks with automakers after probe finds elevated NOx levels

Nov. 11, 2015 12:14 CET

Germany's diesel pollution probe in the wake of the VW cheating scandal has found signs of higher emissions in some cars, the country's motor transport authority said. Regulators and automakers are in talks about "partly elevated" NOx levels, the KBA said.... Read More »

GM to provide fuel cell vehicle to Army for testing

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Another GM powertrain is headed to an Army vehicle, and additional details about the fuel-cell project could be released as early as next week.... Read More »

EU emissions-test deal faces veto from lawmakers

Nov. 11, 2015 11:17 CET

European Parliament members objected to a watered-down plan for real-world testing of NOx emissions in the EU, increasing the risk of lawmakers vetoing the deal.... 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 »


Porsche SE profit hit by VW emissions scandal costs

Nov. 10, 2015 13:03 CET

Porsche SE, Volkswagen Group's majority shareholder, said nine-month net profit plunged by more than half on costs associated with VW's diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »