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VW preps reworked diesel engine for '15

6:06 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
Volkswagen, the biggest seller of diesel cars in America, said it will have the newest iteration of its TDI engine ready for U.S. sales at the start of the 2015 model year, marking a continued effort to popularize diesel with Americans.... Read More »

 

VW recalls 160,351 Passats in North America to fix low-beam headlights

March 18, 2014 12:11 CET
Volkswagen said it is recalling about 160,351 Passat sedans in the United States and Canada because a low-beam headlight could become inoperable.... Read More »

 

VW recalls 160,351 Passats to fix low-beam headlight issue

7:25 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
Volkswagen said it is recalling about 160,351 Passat sedans in the United States and Canada because a low-beam headlight could become inoperable.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Passat-based VW concept gets 42 mpg

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Ahead of an unveiling at the Detroit auto show, Volkswagen AG today released details on a Passat-based concept that VW says gets a best-in-class 42 mpg on the highway, giving a hint of how VW plans to meet tightening fuel-economy standards in the United States.... Read More »

 

German union's incoming boss warns VW about avoiding labor pledges in U.S.

Nov. 15, 2013 13:19 CET
The incoming leader of an influential German union warned Volkswagen Group about trying to avoid unions in Tennessee in the United States, where the German automaker has an assembly plant.... Read More »

 

VW's rise to global No. 1 remains elusive as U.S. sales disappoint

Oct. 31, 2013 06:34 CET
Two years after VW began its latest push to become a major contender in the U.S. car market, local automakers are hitting back hard, hampering VW's bid to be the world's best-selling carmaker.... Read More »

 

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VW bets big on CNG

Aug. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
VW Group is hoping its new TGI engine will match the success of its TDI powerplants. The automaker will use TGI on its new bi-fuel models that can run on both compressed natural gas and gasoline, starting with a variant of the VW Golf.... Read More »

 

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Resource conservation – and a little back pain

Aug. 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Working on the line at Volkswagen's U.S. factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, gave me the chance to get answers to questions such as: How is VW is balancing environmental protection with its desire to significantly boost its vehicle sales and market share in the world's second-largest market?... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Don't 'set it and forget it'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
With 90 percent of car shoppers doing at least some of their research online, car companies are nudging dealers into digital advertising -- sometimes with subsidies or co-op funds that reimburse dealers for part or all of what they spend.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen Group sales rise 4% on double-digit Audi, Porsche gains; VW brand slips

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Volkswagen Group of America's U.S. sales rose 4 percent in May as the Jetta and Passat each recorded its best May ever and the Audi luxury brand posted a 15 percent gain.... Read More »

 

Mid-sized sedans, hot in 2012, cool off

5:11 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
For the third straight month, a different car has topped the giant mid-sized sedan market, a segment that has significantly slowed this year as competition intensifies. Sales declined in April for seven of the 10 top mid-sized cars. Overall, mid-sized car sales fell 1 percent in the month and are up just 2 percent so far this year.... Read More »

 

VW sales fall as rivals dent Passat, Jetta demand

12:51 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
Volkswagen of America officials blamed challenging conditions and competition in the mid-sized and compact sedan segments for a 10 percent drop in April sales for the VW brand, ending a streak of monthly sales gains that began in September 2010.... Read More »

 

Goal for new VW COO: Boost Passat sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2013
There is at least one clear assignment for new Volkswagen of America hire Mark McNabb: increase sales of the U.S.-made Passat sedan.... Read More »

 

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