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VW's struggling U.S. arm gains clout, loses momentum

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

From its control center in Germany, Volkswagen AG has reset the system. Now, the company's U.S. operations are waiting to see whether that means a new start or the loss of everything they've worked for....
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VW puts U.S. ads on hold amid emissions scandal

12:46 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2015

Volkswagen of America is further reducing its media presence in the wake of its diesel emissions scandal by putting national advertising on hold for at least the next two weeks....
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Honda plans $210 million paint line in Ohio

4:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2015

Honda of America's manufacturing unit said today it plans to invest $210 million in a new paint line at its Marysville, Ohio, plant that will cut water use, energy consumption, and emissions....
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Volvo to build next-gen S60 at S.C. plant starting in 2018

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2015

Volvo Cars will produce the next-generation S60 compact sedan in Ridgeville, S.C., when the company's new plant becomes operational there in 2018....
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California gears up to penalize Volkswagen

9:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

California is preparing a major enforcement action against Volkswagen AG after the company violated tailpipe emissions tests. Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, said it was too soon to say what penalties would be levied against the company....
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Used-car dealers in Calif. sue VW over diesel emissions

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

Independent, used car dealerships sued Volkswagen AG in California on Thursday over losses they say they will incur following revelations that the company fitted some diesel models with software to cheat on U.S. vehicle emissions tests....
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VW to start firings over emissions scandal on Friday, report says

Sept. 24, 2015 13:05 CET

VW will start firings connected to the rigging of U.S. emissions tests and shake up management on Friday when the company's supervisory board meets, sources said. Top managers including U.S. chief Michael Horn and group sales chief Christian Klingler could also be replaced, even if they did not know about the deception, the sources said....
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Lawyer seeks to send VW civil suits to federal court in California

4:11 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

At least two dozen civil lawsuits accusing Volkswagen of misleading customers by designing some diesel models to cheat on U.S. emissions tests should be sent to California federal court, a lawyer in one such case said in a motion filed today....
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West Virginia engineer presented VW emissions findings a year ago

6:44 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

Daniel Carder, an unassuming engineer from West Virginia, said he and his research team publicly presented their findings about Volkswagen's diesel emission discrepancies about a year ago. VW officials questioned them at the time....
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Diesel cars loiter in lots as VW dealers, owners sit and wait

7:28 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

At the VW of Oakland dealership in California, the German company's "clean diesel-" powered cars were a big hit with eco-friendly customers. Now, following VW's admission that it rigged emissions tests of its diesel cars in the United States, a line of 2015 diesel Golf Sportwagens sit unsellable in the lot....
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GMC preps '16 Sierra Elevation edition with new infotainment system

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

GMC will introduce a bolder, limited edition of the 2016 Sierra pickup on Thursday at the State Fair of Texas. The truck, called the Sierra Elevation Edition, is scheduled to arrive at dealers nationwide in the first quarter of next year....
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Winterkorn 'endlessly sorry' for diesel emission scandal; VW denies report of CEO's ouster

8:21 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

VW CEO Martin Winterkorn today apologized again for the carmaker's cheating of diesel emission rules in the United States and pledged full cooperation with authorities involved. Meanwhile, the automaker denied a report that Winterkorn was to be replaced by Matthias Mueller, the head of the automaker's Porsche sports car business....
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EU in contact with VW, U.S. authorities on emissions tests

Sept. 22, 2015 15:51 CET

EU regulators said they are in contact with Volkswagen and U.S. authorities following the automaker's admission it had rigged emissions tests, and called on member states to rigorously enforce the relevant law....
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VW brand chief in U.S. apologizes for diesel-emissions cheating

Sept. 22, 2015 11:22 CET

VW's U.S. chief said he was profusely apologetic for the diesel-emissions cheating scandal and vowed to win back the trust of U.S. consumers....
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BMW, Daimler say their diesels comply with U.S. clean air rules

Sept. 21, 2015 13:27 CET

BMW and Daimler say their diesel-powered vehicles comply with U.S. clean air rules. Their comments come after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that fellow German automaker Volkswagen used software to deceive regulators measuring emissions from VW and Audi diesels....
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Cadillac lures a new corps of marketing pros

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

Why would a cadre of relatively young marketers leave established, top-shelf brands for a daunting reclamation project -- one that even Cadillac's top executives acknowledge could take a decade? In short, they see an unprecedented chance to reboot a 113-year-old brand, a name once synonymous with greatness....
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Subaru to expand capacity by 100,000 at Indiana plant

11:31 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Subaru, straining to meet record U.S. demand, will invest $140 million to expand annual production capacity by 100,000 vehicles at its sole U.S. plant....
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Daimler's light-truck plan meets Cannon's wish

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

Daimler's plan to invest $1.3 billion to build more Mercedes-Benz crossovers in Vance, Ala., could relieve tight supplies amid strong demand for those vehicles....
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Mercedes expects GLC, C-class coupe sales to jump

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

Mercedes-Benz says the U.S. will be the biggest market for the S-class convertible. Executives also expect another record U.S. sales year....
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Mercedes' decision on U.S. pickup due next year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will decide in the next eight to 10 months whether it will bring a pickup to the U.S. market....
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Canada's auto industry may need to accept concessions in Pacific trade talks, prime minister says

6:25 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Automakers with assembly plants in Canada might not be happy with some of the conditions in a proposed 12-nation Pacific trade pact, but the nation must be part of the sweeping deal, Prime Minister Harper says....
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Daimler to invest $1.3 billion to expand Mercedes SUV plant in Alabama

11:04 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Daimler AG will invest $1.3 billion at its Alabama plant to boost production of Mercedes-Benz SUVs, creating an additional 300 jobs. The expansion of the factory, which has built Mercedes vehicles since 1997, is geared toward developing the company's next generation of SUVs....
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Tesla struggles in Germany with consumers unswayed by Model S cult

10:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Tesla has built a cult following in the U.S. for its high-powered electric sports cars. But in Europe's biggest car market, consumers are proving harder to convince....
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Daimler N.A. to move headquarters, 30 jobs to Mich., governor says

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Daimler AG's North American holding company plans to move its headquarters and 30 administrative jobs to Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder said today. Snyder announced the investment from the Frankfurt auto show, where he is wrapping up the second leg of an automotive-centric trade mission that started in Japan....
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Colo. dealership held liable in test-drive accident

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2015

The Colorado Court of Appeals said a dealership is liable for damage resulting from an accident on a test drive because someone from the dealership was in the car with the driver....
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