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New VW chairman says it will take time to clear up emissions scandal

Oct. 7, 2015 16:15 CET

New VW Group Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said it would take time to get to the bottom of the automaker's rigging of diesel emissions tests.... Read More »


VW board in crisis talks ahead of emissions scandal deadlines

Oct. 7, 2015 12:44 CET

VW Group's supervisory board held crisis talks, facing deadlines from German regulators and U.S lawmakers to explain its rigging of diesel emissions tests and what it is doing to tackle the scandal.... 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 »

New VW chairman says it will take time to clear up emissions scandal

9:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

New Volkswagen Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said it would take "some time" to clear up a diesel emissions scandal that has hammered the company's stock and reputation.... Read More »


EU industry chief seeks faster action on emissions tests despite German objections

Oct. 7, 2015 10:43 CET

The EU's industrial policy chief urged an acceleration of work on tougher EU emissions tests for new vehicles despite objections from Germany. A proposed timetable to introduce real-driving emission tests is too strict for the car industry, Germany argues.... Read More »

Toyota responds to U.S. inquiry over vehicles being used by ISIS

7:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

Toyota says it is cooperating with a U.S. inquiry into why its trucks are falling into the hands of the terror group ISIS. The cause for concern: The brand's Land Cruiser SUVs and Hilux pickups, brimming with dusty machine gun-toting fighters, are mainstays in propaganda videos by ISIS.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan said to discuss new structure as Ghosn seeks to counter French control

Oct. 7, 2015 09:21 CET

Renault and Nissan have entered discussions to reorganize their capital alliance structure in a bid to contain the growing influence of the French government, reports said. Renault may lower its stake in Nissan to allow its Japanese partner voting rights.... Read More »


Pischetsrieder, Bernhard deny involvement in VW diesel scandal

Oct. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

Former VW Group CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder and ex-VW brand chief Wolfgang Bernhard deny involvement in the automaker's use of software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests.... Read More »


VW CEO Mueller warns staff of 'painful' cutbacks

Oct. 6, 2015 13:06 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said the automaker will delay or cancel non-essential projects as pressure mounts to slash spending in the wake of its diesel-emissions crisis. "This won't be painless," he told 20,000 employees at the company's headquarters in Wolfsburg.... Read More »


VW says 8 million cars in EU are affected by cheat software

Oct. 6, 2015 11:00 CET

VW has told lawmakers that 8 million diesel vehicles in the EU were fitted with software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests. Vehicles with 1.2-, 1.-6 and 2.0-liter diesel engines of the type EA 189 are affected.... 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 »

Tesla's Model X: What critics, analysts are saying

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Tesla's Model X is one of the most anticipated new nameplates of the year. A look at what some critics and others are saying about the crossover unveiled last week at the company's factory in Fremont, Calif.... Read More »

VW under pressure for answers as emissions scandal deadlines loom

11:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Hans Dieter Poetsch's first board meeting as chairman of Volkswagen on Wednesday could turn out to be his most important, coming just hours before a deadline set by German regulators and testimony by the company's top U.S. executive in Congress.... Read More »

U.S. House panel prepares to grill VW on cheating timeline

4:38 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

VW waited two months after acknowledging a software abnormality in its cars to tell regulators the algorithm was designed to cheat emissions tests, according to a staff memo prepared for lawmakers investigating the automaker.... Read More »

Subaru hints at future vehicles with 2 Tokyo show concepts

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Subaru is about to shift to a new global platform that will underpin its entire lineup and propel what it hopes will be a new phase of growth.... Read More »

Mitsubishi sends Evo off with Final Edition

11:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Mitsubishi plans to drop the high-performance Lancer Evo but will offer a final, special edition in the U.S. as part of a farewell. The Evolution has survived 10 generations, three of which were sold in the U.S. over a 12-year period.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler targeted with UAW strike deadline

11:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

The UAW notified Fiat Chrysler that it will cancel contract extensions under which 40,000 unionized workers have been working since Sept. 14 and could go on strike. The union set a “strike deadline” of 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, though it's unclear if a walkout would be nationwide or target select plants.... Read More »

Toyota unveils new self-driving safety tech, targets 2020 autonomous drive

9:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Toyota said it will deploy autonomous driving systems by 2020 and take a big step forward this year by deploying technology that allows vehicles to talk to each other, scan blind spots, warn of changing traffic lights and keep a safe distance from other cars. Also on tap are more advanced self-driving technologies, now being tested, that can autonomously merge Toyota cars onto and off from highways and even change lanes.... Read More »

PSA has no plans to return to India any time soon

Oct. 6, 2015 15:32 CET

PSA says it has no plans to re-enter India's car market any time soon after a report said the carmaker is in talks with Tata to form a local partnership that could oversee production and distribution in the market and share technology.... Read More »

Mazda issues stop-sale for nearly 15,000 Mazda3 compacts

9:25 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Mazda is issuing a stop-sale and stop-delivery for its popular Mazda3 compact because of a defect in the fuel shut-off valve. Cars built from May 21 to Aug. 24 are affected.... Read More »


VW considers diesel fixes ranging from upgrade to new car, report says

Oct. 6, 2015 08:34 CET

VW Group is exploring options from a simple software upgrade to replacing cars as a fix for its rigged diesel vehicles. The automaker needs to upgrade cars from its namesake brand as well as the Audi, Seat and Skoda marques.... Read More »


Continental defends software caught up in VW emissions crisis

Oct. 5, 2015 11:53 CET

Continental said software it supplied to VW Group cannot be used to manipulate emissions test results. Conti provided engine control system parts for 1.6-liter versions of the EA 189 engines caught up VW's emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »


VW rivals risk bigger blow as emissions scandal hits diesel

Oct. 5, 2015 12:36 CET

VW Group's cheating on emissions tests has soured the European car industry's heavy bet on diesel, with Renault, PSA and Fiat Chrysler potentially facing bigger long-term setbacks than the company that sparked the crisis.... Read More »

A clash of styles for Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen and GM product development boss Mark Reuss are having a running debate over Cadillac's edgy styling.... Read More »

Subaru preps midcycle update for Forester at Tokyo show

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Subaru will unveil an update of the Forester at this month's Tokyo Motor Show, freshening the crossover's styling and installing the company's latest safety technology.... Read More »

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