Volkswagen will pay $1.2 billion to settle U.S. dealer claimsFri, 30, Sep 2016
Volkswagen AG confirmed late Friday it will make $1.21 billion in payments to 652 U.S. brand dealers as part of a $16.5 billion diesel emissions settlement. VW dealers will receive an average of $1.85 million each, on average, over 18 months under the settlement.
Audi opens Mexico plant to build Q5Fri, 30, Sep 2016
Audi on Friday inaugurated its new $1.3 billion plant in Mexico, where it will build the redesigned Q5 crossover. The plant near the central city of Puebla will have production capacity of 150,000 cars a year.
VW brand boss Diess sees several tough years of restructuring aheadFri, 30, Sep 2016
VW Group will need years to repair its namesake brand's tarnished image following its emissions-cheating scandal, VW brand chief Herbert Diess said. Despite this, he expects sales of VW-brand cars to rise this year.
2016 PARIS AUTO SHOWSun, 25, Sep 2016
Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla.
Audi Q5 gains size, powerThu, 29, Sep 2016
Audi aims to retain its leadership position in luxury crossovers with a second-generation Q5 that adds size, technology and power to the outgoing model.
Skoda CEO says U.S. launch not a priorityThu, 29, Sep 2016
Skoda may take another year before deciding whether to sells its cars in the U.S. Volkswagen Group's value brand plans first to enter the South Korean and Iranian markets next year.
VW weighs more models to 'strike back' in U.S.Wed, 28, Sep 2016
Volkswagen is mulling new models to bolster its car-heavy U.S. lineup as it charts a U.S. recovery plan, its global brand chief says. VW brand chairman Herbert Diess didn't offer details on the models under study, but hinted strongly that VW is more likely to add more SUVs and crossovers than sedans.
VW hopeful for emissions deal with U.S. by year end, Mueller saysWed, 28, Sep 2016
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller said Wednesday he is hopeful the company can reach agreement by the end of the year with the U.S. government on the size of a fine to settle a criminal investigation of the company's alleged violations of U.S. clean air laws.
VW targets a Beetle for the electric-car eraWed, 28, Sep 2016
VW is laying out a bold plan to bring EVs to the masses with dozens of new models and unprecedented driving ranges, challenging other carmakers to keep pace a year after an emissions scandal rocked the company. The process will get a boost at the Paris auto show this week when the company unveils a battery-powered hatchback concept car, the I.D.
VW sets EV launch for 2020Wed, 28, Sep 2016
Volkswagen will launch a compact electric car in 2020 with a range of up to 370 miles as it seeks to sell 1 million EVs per year by 2025, the automaker said Wednesday. VW revealed a concept car, dubbed the I.D., to hint at the compact EV.
VW suspends ties with some Indian suppliers after expose of child deaths in mica minesWed, 28, Sep 2016
German carmaker Volkswagen has stopped buying mica from some suppliers in India, following a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation that found child workers were dying in illegal, unregulated mines, a company official said.
VW's plant in Tenn. becomes epicenter of challenge to 'micro-unions'Wed, 28, Sep 2016
Volkswagen has joined other large companies and a chorus of business groups and Republican lawmakers in challenging a union strategy of organizing splinter groups of workers, but experts say recent court decisions approving the tactic suggest it is here to stay.