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VW's South Korea chief faces criminal case over emissions recall

Jan. 19, 2016 10:55 CET

South Korea plans to file a criminal complaint against the country's Volkswagen and Audi chief. It says a recall plan for emissions-cheating cars fell short of legal requirements.... Read More »

VW supplier Bosch defends diesel technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Bosch, a key supplier of diesel components, says the technology has a future in the U.S. market, despite the troubles stemming from Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

LOST YEAR

Volkswagen's efforts to clear diesel cloud sputter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

A full four months into a crisis that has cast it a cheater, polluter and corporate villain, Volkswagen appears to be backsliding in its stated aim of regaining trust and credibility with consumers, dealers and regulators.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

VW must do better than this to fix scandal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

The responsibility to get Volkswagen square with U.S. regulators rests on the shoulders of new CEO Matthias Mueller. But he has been slow to respond to regulators in Washington and California. And last week, things got worse.... Read More »

Audi unhurt, undaunted by diesel crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Armed with fresh product in critical luxury segments, Audi is readying itself for another market-beating year, even as parent company Volkswagen trudges through its diesel crisis.... Read More »

GM weighs new diesel for Cruze hatchback

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors is considering offering a diesel version of the five-door Chevrolet Cruze hatchback introduced last week at the Detroit auto show. "It's under consideration," said Dan Nicholson, GM's global powertrain chief.... Read More »

Plastic Omnium sees N.A. growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Plastic Omnium has a $650 million bet that the U.S. car market hasn't topped out yet - and could add more. Plastic Omnium CEO Laurent Burelle said he may add another bumper plant in North America in addition to the factories in the works if talks with potential customers prove fruitful.... Read More »

EU Parliament delays vote on car pollution limits

Jan. 14, 2016 14:46 CET

The European Parliament has delayed a vote, due next week, on whether new car pollution testing rules are too lax.... Read More »

European Investment Bank puts loans to VW on hold

Jan. 14, 2016 13:41 CET

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has stopped loans to Volkswagen Group pending an investigation into whether some of its previous funding could been used by the German carmaker to cheat diesel emissions tests.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW CEO Mueller's pride sets him up for a fall

5:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The air of self-confidence that convinced the Volkswagen Group's board that company veteran Matthias Mueller had what it takes to lead the 12-brand automotive giant came back to haunt him in an unpolished interview with a U.S. radio station.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW CEO Mueller's pride sets him up for a fall

5:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The air of self-confidence that convinced the Volkswagen Group's board that company veteran Matthias Mueller had what it takes to lead the 12-brand automotive giant came back to haunt him in an unpolished interview with a U.S. radio station.... Read More »

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO faces crucial meeting after California board rejects diesel fix

Jan. 13, 2016 10:57 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller faces a crucial meeting today with U.S. regulators to discuss ways out of the emissions-cheating crisis, a day after California rejected VW's initial proposed diesel engine fix, calling it "incomplete."... Read More »

Auto industry's fuel economy goals are in trouble

9:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

In private meetings late last year, U.S. regulators and automakers staked out preliminary -- and opposing -- positions in a debate about the companies' ability to boost fuel economy 50 percent to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.... Read More »

Low oil prices make it harder to sell fuel-efficient cars, GM powertrain boss says

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Although slumping oil prices have not changed General Motors' product development plans, the declines in oil and U.S. gasoline prices are affecting consumers' purchase decisions, says Dan Nicholson, GM's powertrain chief.... Read More »

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW says 6.7 billion euros is enough to cover diesel fixes

Jan. 12, 2016 11:11 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker expects 6.7 billion euros ($7.28 billion) will be enough to cover fixes for about 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide involved in an emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

Sweden opens fraud probe into Volkswagen emissions scandal

Jan. 12, 2016 12:46 CET

Volkswagen is facing a preliminary investigation by Swedish prosecutors who say they are examining serious fraud and the keeping of false records in relation to the automaker's diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

Volkswagen's diesel fix plan rejected by Calif. regulators

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The California Air Resources Board said it rejected Volkswagen AG's plan to fix 2.0-liter diesel cars with software that allow them to emit up to 40 times legally allowable pollution.... Read More »

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW will propose new catalytic converter to fix U.S. cars, Mueller says

Jan. 11, 2016 11:36 CET

Volkswagen will propose to U.S. authorities a new catalytic converter system that could be fitted to about 430,000 cars capable of cheating diesel emissions tests, CEO Matthias Mueller said.... Read More »

VW to expand diesel compensation program in U.S. to larger vehicles

12:24 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Volkswagen has expanded its diesel emissions compensation program to owners of VW SUVs powered by its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine, Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn said today.... Read More »

Mazda stands by diesel move despite VW scandal

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Mazda still wants to bring its diesel drivetrain to the U.S., despite technical delays and a blowback against the technology following the Volkswagen scandal.... Read More »

Volkswagen emissions litigation to be handled by ex-FBI director, U.S. judge says

2:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

A federal judge overseeing more than 500 lawsuits filed against Volkswagen AG over its excess diesel emissions today named a former FBI director to help settle the cases.... Read More »

EPA official: Low fuel prices, slow EV sales won't influence review on 54.5 mpg

1:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Cheap gasoline and slow sales of hybrids and electric vehicles will not influence the midterm review of the government's proposed 54.5 mpg fleet average fuel economy standard for the 2025 model year, Christopher Grundler, the EPA's director of transportation and air quality, told Automotive News today.... Read More »

THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO apologizes for emissions cheat, says U.S. still 'core' market

Jan. 11, 2016 11:07 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said the automaker is sticking to investment plans and continues to view the U.S. as a core market, ahead of critical meetings this week with government officials over its admission that it rigged emission tests.... Read More »

VW brand trails rivals' big gains in Germany

Jan. 7, 2016 12:01 CET

Sales of Volkswagen brand cars in Germany last month trailed rivals Ford and Opel, as well as strong market growth, in the aftermath of the automaker's emissions-rigging scandal.... Read More »

U.S. average new-vehicle fuel economy drops below 25 mpg

11:10 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

While the U.S. auto industry set a sales record in 2015, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased last year fell below 25 mpg for the first time in nearly two years, a monthly report said.... Read More »

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