U.S. auto sales could break November record, two forecasts say

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

This month -- powered by Black Friday sales and a strengthening economy -- could be the best November ever for U.S. auto sales, according to forecasts from TrueCar and, and also may mark the first time in history that the industry's seasonally adjusted, annualized selling rate has topped 18 million units for three consecutive months.... Read More »

EU leaders aim to block emissions-test deal deemed lax

Nov. 24, 2015 19:59 CET

Members of the European Parliament are expected to vote against car pollution testing rules they say are too soft on automakers -- especially in the aftermath of VW Group's admission that it used cheat software to trick emissions tests -- politicians and EU sources said.... Read More »


VW investigated for tax evasion on false CO2 levels

Nov. 24, 2015 12:48 CET

German prosecutors have launched an investigation into suspected tax evasion at VW Group that relates to the understating of CO2 levels in some of the automaker's vehicles and focuses on five employees, who were not identified.... Read More »

VW scandal may result in more power for car inspectors

Nov. 24, 2015 11:14 CET

The German government is considering expanding the powers of technical inspectors examining cars in the wake of VW's emissions cheating scandal. The announcement comes after the head of a technical inspection unit accused Berlin of bowing to pressure from automakers.... Read More »

EU plans report on car CO2 by end of week, source says

Nov. 24, 2015 09:54 CET

The EU plans to present a report by the end of this week on CO2 emissions from cars, according to an official with knowledge of the issue. The document will include data on pollution by automakers with the exception of Volkswagen Group.... Read More »

Audi to revise emissions control software in U.S. vehicles with 3.0-liter engines

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Audi said today that it will revise emissions control software used on more than 85,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines that U.S regulators said earlier this month violated U.S. clean air laws.... Read More »

7 years' worth of VW diesels now under scrutiny

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

Last week was supposed to bring some measure of clarity to Volkswagen's emissions fiasco.... Read More »

Audi seeks charging network allies

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

Audi AG, which plans to launch an all-electric crossover with a 300-mile range in 2018, has initiated talks with U.S. and German automakers about a shared network of 150-kilowatt fast chargers to rival the Superchargers that Tesla Motors Inc. has built for its Model S and Model X.... Read More »

Chronicler of VW slave labor dies

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

Hans Mommsen's name was not widely known in the English-speaking world, but the German historian exhaustively chronicled a sordid chapter in automotive history: Volkswagen's use of slave labor during Hitler's Third Reich.... Read More »

VW CEO says diesel engine refits 'manageable'

1:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

The steps needed to fix about 8.5 million Volkswagen cars in Europe fitted with illegal emissions-control software are technically and financially manageable, the German automaker's CEO said today.... Read More »

VW sinks, Detroit 3 rise in buy-sell reports

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

The value of a Volkswagen dealership, already dismal due to low sales in the U.S., has plummeted further following the diesel-emissions scandal, said two buy-sell advisory firms' reports released last week. But the reports gave domestic brand dealerships rising valuations due to low gasoline prices that have spurred truck sales.... Read More »

U.S. escapes unscathed in this round of VW cuts

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

Scandal-plagued Volkswagen Group has cut its global spending plan next year by more than $1 billion, but it spared the ax at its U.S. operations.... Read More »

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 »

It's back to basics for Lamborghini

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

Lamborghini, after years of creating supercars that were almost exclusively all-wheel drive, is returning to rear-wheel-drive basics with the debut of the Huracan LP 580-2.... Read More »


Glimpses from a subdued Los Angeles show

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

A look at what was cool about five cars unveiled in Los Angeles.... Read More »


VW mulls ending support for German soccer clubs

Nov. 22, 2015 15:24 CET

German soccer clubs Hannover 96, Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 are on the list of sponsorship deals VW Group is considering dropping to cut costs amid its emissions scandal, a German weekly newspaper reported. VW said no decisions have been made.... Read More »


VW denies report of big sales slump on CO2 confession

Nov. 22, 2015 15:54 CET

VW denied a report on Saturday that its sales have slumped since this month's admission that it had understated the level of carbon dioxide emissions for some cars.... Read More »


VW refuses compensation for European owners of rigged diesels

Nov. 21, 2015 06:01 CET

VW will not offer compensation to European customers who bought a diesel car with "cheat" software, taking a different tack from in the U.S. where the automaker will provide a goodwill package worth $1,000 to affected owners.... 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 wins EU deadline extension to detail false CO2 data

Nov. 20, 2015 12:37 CET

The European Union has given VW until the end of the year to clarify its admission that 800,000 of its cars were sold to customers with false CO2 emissions data. The original deadline was Thursday.... Read More »

VW's 3.0-liter diesels under wider scrutiny by EPA, CARB

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The EPA said at least 85,000 vehicles from Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche with 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engines contain software allegedly designed to foil emissions tests, substantially widening the number of vehicles believed to be affected by the issue.... Read More »


VW trims 2016 investment budget due to scandal costs

Nov. 20, 2015 13:36 CET

Volkswagen responded to the mounting costs from its emissions scandal by halting work on a design center in Germany and a paint shop in Mexico, and delaying the next Phaeton.... Read More »

VW cuts 2016 capital investment 8% due to cost of fixing emissions cheat

7:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Volkswagen today cut 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) -- or about 8 percent -- from its investment plan for next year, as the German carmaker braces for a multi-billion-euro hit from its emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

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 »

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