Volkswagen

VW given deadline to come clean by No. 2 shareholder

Jan. 25, 2016 16:39 CET

Volkswagen Group has been given three months by the prime minister of Lower Saxony, the carmaker's second-biggest shareholder, to provide a full account of the roots of its diesel-emissions cheating scandal....
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VW CEO calls for new emissions tests

Jan. 25, 2016 22:44 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller called for emissions tests in Europe to be reworked to close the gap between laboratory and real-world results, an issue brought to public attention by the German car manufacturer's cheating scandal....
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YANG JIAN

BLOG: How GM zoomed past VW in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

The Volkswagen Group was China's largest automaker in 2013 and 2014, but last year, General Motors regained top billing. How did VW lose bragging rights as China's No. 1 automaker?...
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Takata will meet carmakers to gauge possible financial aid, source says

Jan. 25, 2016 09:53 CET

Takata plans to meet with key customers this week to gauge how receptive they are to extending financial aid to help the supplier cope with the costs of its massive airbag recall, a person familiar with the matter said. Honda and Nissan said they received invitations to meet with Takata....
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YANG JIAN

How GM zoomed past VW in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

The Volkswagen Group was China's largest automaker in 2013 and 2014, but last year, General Motors regained top billing. How did VW lose bragging rights as China's No. 1 automaker?...
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New VW executive avoids the spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2016

In the struggle to win back the hearts and minds of American car buyers, Hinrich Woebcken is Volkswagen's new secret weapon - emphasis on secret. The 55-year-old industrial engineer who takes over as the VW brand's North American chief in April has kept a remarkably low profile throughout his career....
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South Korean antitrust agency probes VW over emissions ads

Jan. 22, 2016 14:32 CET

Volkswagen Group is being probed by South Korea's antitrust regulator over claims it made in advertising relating to emissions from its cars, an official at the agency told Reuters....
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VW probe shows many bosses knew of 'defeat devices' as far back as 2006, report says

2:25 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

Many of VW's managers and staff dealing with emissions problems in the engine-development department knew about "defeat devices" being developed as far back as 2006, a German newspaper said today, citing results from VW's internal investigation....
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VW criticized by Germany for unequal treatment of customers

7:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

VW is not doing itself any favors by offering unequal compensation for U.S. and European customers following an emissions scandal last year, a German justice ministry spokesman said today....
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VW refuses to offer emissions scandal compensation in Europe

Jan. 21, 2016 18:09 CET

Volkswagen said there were no grounds to replicate in Europe a compensation program it plans for U.S. drivers affected by its diesel emissions scandal, rejecting a demand from the European Union's industry commissioner....
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VW brand reorganizes model development to adapt more quickly to market trends

Jan. 20, 2016 17:21 CET

Volkswagen has reorganized vehicle development at its core VW brand as the automaker strives to boost profitability and adapt more quickly to market trends. The change creates four groups covering VW's small, compact, midsize and battery-powered cars....
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Audi will build electric SUV in Belgium, shift A1 output to Spain and Q3 to Hungary

Jan. 20, 2016 14:15 CET

Audi will build its new electric SUV at its plant in Belgium in a move criticized by the brand's labor boss. The production reshuffle will see A1 output go to Spain and Q3 production shift to Hungary....
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VW overhauls development process to prevent another diesel scandal

4:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

Volkswagen AG is changing the way it creates new models by giving developers more responsibility for overseeing a car from concept through the end of production to help prevent another diesel emissions scandal....
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VW should compensate European customers with rigged diesels, EU commissioner says

Jan. 20, 2016 09:04 CET

EU Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska is calling on VW to compensate European customers hit by the company's emissions scandal in the same way as U.S. customers. Bienkowska is also demanding more information on the company's recall action....
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VW picks ex-BMW manager to head core brand in North America

Jan. 19, 2016 16:21 CET

Volkswagen has picked ex-BMW manager Hinrich Woebcken to run the North American business of its core brand as the automaker faces growing criticism of its handling of the emissions scandal in the U.S....
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VW board stands by CEO Mueller after U.S. trip missteps

Jan. 19, 2016 20:18 CET

Volkswagen's supervisory board stood by CEO Matthias Mueller even after he sparked a media firestorm in the U.S. last week that complicated efforts to clear up the company's diesel-emissions scandal....
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Top designers share their top picks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper had a little fun recently with some of the industry's leading designers. The paper asked them to pick their favorite cars from other companies....
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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....
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VW will hire ex-FBI chief Freeh for U.S. role, report says

Jan. 19, 2016 09:36 CET

Volkswagen plans to hire Louis Freeh, a former FBI chief, to help the automaker deal with authorities in the U.S. investigating its emissions scandal, a German newspaper said. Freeh had a similar role at Daimler....
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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....
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Shareholders plan to sue VW in Germany over emissions scandal

Jan. 18, 2016 14:10 CET

Dozens of large shareholders in Volkswagen plan to sue the automaker in a German court, seeking compensation for the plunge in its shares due to its emissions test cheating scandal....
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Audi considers move into Iran

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Audi is gauging its first-ever entry into the Iranian auto market where the German firm sees "growing potential" for luxury cars after world powers lifted international sanctions....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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