VW diesel emissions settlement approved by U.S. judgeTue, 26, Jul 2016
A federal judge granted preliminary approval for a $10 billion settlement in which Volkswagen AG will offer to buy back up to 475,000 polluting 2.0 liter diesel-powered vehicles.
Wolfsburg allows 'American-style name' for new crossoverMon, 25, Jul 2016
Hinrich Woebcken, head of the Volkswagen brand's new North American Region, says he sees early signs that headquarters in Wolfsburg is willing to give the region more autonomy.
Audi prices A4 allroad from $44,950Tue, 26, Jul 2016
When the 2017 Audi A4 allroad reaches dealership lots this fall, it will start at $44,950, including a $950 shipping charge. The A4 allroad, the second wagon in Audi's U.S. lineup, is powered by a 2.0-liter engine that produces 252 hp and 273 pounds-feet of torque.
Audi plans three electric models by 2020, CEO tells paperSun, 24, Jul 2016
Audi aims to have three electric models by 2020 and for electric vehicles to account for 25 to 30 percent of its sales by 2025, CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper.
Next Range Rover could move upscaleSun, 24, Jul 2016
A new version of the Land Rover Discovery due in the first quarter of 2017 could give the automaker an opportunity to move the next Range Rover further upmarket, perhaps to compete with the Bentley Bentayga.
Volkswagen to halt sales of most vehicles in S. Korea amid emissions probeFri, 22, Jul 2016
Volkswagen will suspend sales of most of its vehicle models in South Korea from July 25, as pressure builds on the automaker over its falsified emissions tests. The decision comes ahead of a pending environment ministry review on whether to revoke the certification of 32 cars made by the group, which would lead to a sales ban of the affected models in the country.
VW labor chief warns of tough talks over savings, strategyThu, 21, Jul 2016
Volkswagen Group's efficiency drive at its namesake brand is paying off, but talks over further savings and strategy changes will be tough, said Bernd Osterloh, the automaker's labor boss, who added that the talks, which are due to resume next week, will not be without "tensions."
BMW's 2017 diesels delayed by more stringent EPA emissions testsWed, 20, Jul 2016
The EPA's crackdown on diesels has delayed the certification and sale of four BMW models. BMW confirmed it is still awaiting production certification of all 2017 diesels and would not say now long this would take.
EU steps up pressure on VW for bigger consumer payoutsWed, 20, Jul 2016
The European Commission is working with consumer groups and regulators in the EU's 28 nations to pressure Volkswagen Group to give payouts to customers caught in its emissions scandal.
Volkswagen sets aside another $2.4 billion for diesel scandal costsWed, 20, Jul 2016
Volkswagen said it has set aside another 2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) for costs associated with its diesel-rigging scandal as the company announced that first-half earnings rose 7 percent to 7.5 billion euros ($8.25 billion).
VW emissions-rigging claims reach back furtherWed, 20, Jul 2016
VW's emissions rigging dates back to 1999 when Audi engineers developed software to cheat emissions tests, U.S. lawsuits allege. Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn and other top company executives developed six generations of defeat devices, the lawsuits allege. Winterkorn's successor, Matthias Mueller, was "in the loop," according to New York's top lawyer.
VW execs covered up diesel cheating, state lawsuits allegeTue, 19, Jul 2016
Senior VW executives including former CEO Martin Winterkorn covered up evidence that the German automaker cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, three U.S. states charged on Tuesday in civil lawsuits against the company.