Diesel

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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GM weighs new diesel for Cruze hatchback

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors is considering offering a diesel version of the five-door Chevrolet Cruze hatchback introduced last week at the Detroit auto show. "It's under consideration," said Dan Nicholson, GM's global powertrain chief....
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Plastic Omnium sees N.A. growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Plastic Omnium has a $650 million bet that the U.S. car market hasn't topped out yet - and could add more. Plastic Omnium CEO Laurent Burelle said he may add another bumper plant in North America in addition to the factories in the works if talks with potential customers prove fruitful....
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EU Parliament delays vote on car pollution limits

Jan. 14, 2016 14:46 CET

The European Parliament has delayed a vote, due next week, on whether new car pollution testing rules are too lax....
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European Investment Bank puts loans to VW on hold

Jan. 14, 2016 13:41 CET

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has stopped loans to Volkswagen Group pending an investigation into whether some of its previous funding could been used by the German carmaker to cheat diesel emissions tests....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW CEO Mueller's pride sets him up for a fall

5:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The air of self-confidence that convinced the Volkswagen Group's board that company veteran Matthias Mueller had what it takes to lead the 12-brand automotive giant came back to haunt him in an unpolished interview with a U.S. radio station....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW CEO Mueller's pride sets him up for a fall

5:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The air of self-confidence that convinced the Volkswagen Group's board that company veteran Matthias Mueller had what it takes to lead the 12-brand automotive giant came back to haunt him in an unpolished interview with a U.S. radio station....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO faces crucial meeting after California board rejects diesel fix

Jan. 13, 2016 10:57 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller faces a crucial meeting today with U.S. regulators to discuss ways out of the emissions-cheating crisis, a day after California rejected VW's initial proposed diesel engine fix, calling it "incomplete."...
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW says 6.7 billion euros is enough to cover diesel fixes

Jan. 12, 2016 11:11 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker expects 6.7 billion euros ($7.28 billion) will be enough to cover fixes for about 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide involved in an emissions cheating scandal....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

Sweden opens fraud probe into Volkswagen emissions scandal

Jan. 12, 2016 12:46 CET

Volkswagen is facing a preliminary investigation by Swedish prosecutors who say they are examining serious fraud and the keeping of false records in relation to the automaker's diesel emissions scandal....
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Volkswagen's diesel fix plan rejected by Calif. regulators

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The California Air Resources Board said it rejected Volkswagen AG's plan to fix 2.0-liter diesel cars with software that allow them to emit up to 40 times legally allowable pollution....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW will propose new catalytic converter to fix U.S. cars, Mueller says

Jan. 11, 2016 11:36 CET

Volkswagen will propose to U.S. authorities a new catalytic converter system that could be fitted to about 430,000 cars capable of cheating diesel emissions tests, CEO Matthias Mueller said....
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VW to expand diesel compensation program in U.S. to larger vehicles

12:24 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Volkswagen has expanded its diesel emissions compensation program to owners of VW SUVs powered by its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine, Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn said today....
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Mazda stands by diesel move despite VW scandal

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Mazda still wants to bring its diesel drivetrain to the U.S., despite technical delays and a blowback against the technology following the Volkswagen scandal....
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Volkswagen emissions litigation to be handled by ex-FBI director, U.S. judge says

2:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

A federal judge overseeing more than 500 lawsuits filed against Volkswagen AG over its excess diesel emissions today named a former FBI director to help settle the cases....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO apologizes for emissions cheat, says U.S. still 'core' market

Jan. 11, 2016 11:07 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said the automaker is sticking to investment plans and continues to view the U.S. as a core market, ahead of critical meetings this week with government officials over its admission that it rigged emission tests....
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VW brand trails rivals' big gains in Germany

Jan. 7, 2016 12:01 CET

Sales of Volkswagen brand cars in Germany last month trailed rivals Ford and Opel, as well as strong market growth, in the aftermath of the automaker's emissions-rigging scandal....
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VW repositioning may take 2-3 years, Mueller tells magazine

10:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Volkswagen is facing a time-consuming overhaul as the carmaker adopts a new company structure and adjusts the strategy of its brands in the wake of an emissions scandal, CEO Matthias Mueller told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche....
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VW slips 9.1% in December; Passat decline offsets Golf, Tiguan

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Volkswagen of America’s sales fell last month as a major drop in Passat midsize sedan sales offset strong Tiguan compact crossover deliveries. The embattled German brand sold 30,956 vehicles last month, off 9.1 percent from December 2014....
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Audi U.S. boss Keogh to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Scott Keogh, the executive who has led Audi to record sales in the U.S. but must now deal with Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on, Wednesday, Jan. 13....
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VW scandal could kill U.S. diesel car market, Continental CEO says

Jan. 1, 2016 13:17 CET

Volkswagen's emissions test-cheating scandal could kill nascent markets for diesel cars in North America, Japan and China, Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart told a German newspaper....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Cash can make VW's woes go away

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

Will anything ever get Volkswagen out of the scandalous pit it has thrown itself into? Yes. One thing will for sure. Cash. A lot of cash....
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2015 LISTS OF 10

Automotive News' biggest stories of 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales climbed for the sixth straight year in 2015, a run of success unmatched in the American car business since that giddy stretch from 1921-26. Still, the automotive landscape was blighted this year by another "you-gotta-be-kidding-me" scandal....
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VW plans to drop 'Das Auto' slogan as part of image rebuild

7:32 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2015

Scarred by a public relations thrashing over its diesel emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen is planning an image offensive, and its "Das Auto" global advertising slogan is an early casualty....
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Volkswagen makes Mad's 'dumbest' list

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Volkswagen's diesel test-rigging scandal has landed on many “worst of” lists for 2015. For example, it is No. 3 on Mad magazine's “The 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2015....
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