Volkswagen Brand

VW's new chairman: Emissions crisis a threat to our 'existence'

10:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2015

Hans Dieter Poetsch, the incoming chairman of Volkswagen AG, sees the global scandal around the rigging of emissions tests as a threat to the company's viability, albeit a surmountable one, a newspaper reported....
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The Japanese emissions equipment maker that humbled VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Horiba, an obscure Japanese manufacturer that makes about 70 percent of the world's auto emissions testing systems, played a key role in uncovering violations that promise to dog Volkswagen for months to come....
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U.S. sales rise 16% on double-digit gains at Detroit 3, Nissan, Toyota, Honda

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, propelled by Labor Day promotions, fatter deals throughout the month, low gasoline prices and higher light-truck demand, rose 16 percent in September on double-digit gains at the Detroit 3, Toyota Motor, Nissan Group and Honda Motor. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate surged to 18.17 million....
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Scandal-plagued VW brand ekes out gain

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Volkswagen of America finished a scandal-ridden month with roughly flat U.S. sales, defying forecasts that a mid-month halt to diesel vehicle sales and a black eye to its brand image would hammer its September results....
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BLOG: VW's travails aside, diesel fans remain loyal

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

There is a lot of chatter about VW's emissions scam being the death knell for the diesel engine in the U.S. Why it won't happen....
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VW China says 1,946 diesel Tiguans may have rigged emissions systems

Sept. 29, 2015 12:43 CET

Volkswagen Group says 1,946 diesel Tiguan crossovers imported and sold in China may have manipulated emissions systems. VW has admitted that about 11 million vehicles globally have...
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VW’s Diess to meet EU industry chief over emissions-test cheating

10:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

European Union Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska plans to meet Volkswagen AG executive Herbert Diess this week to discuss the German carmaker’s cheating on emission tests....
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VW culture: No room to fail

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

How has a peerless automotive organization known for setting outrageous goals -- then exceeding them -- slipped so low?...
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Well, there goes my new-car buzz

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

Owning a four-month-old Volkswagen Golf TDI today feels a bit like having a puppy that you know someday must be taken in to have neutered. You wonder whether he'll be quite the same spunky dog afterward....
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Spiraling diesel crisis deals another blow to VW's frustrated dealers

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

Revelations of cheating and subsequent leadership turmoil at VW add more burdens to VW dealers already seething over a poor product mix, sagging sales and profitability, and an often cold shoulder from headquarters in Germany....
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Were there signs that VW was cheating?

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

Were there other warning signs that could have tipped off regulators that Volkswagen diesels driven on the road were polluting too much?...
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BLOG: VW dealers have a damage control plan for the average Joe

8:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2015

Some VW dealers are banking on the public's short attention span....
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The magic bullet that became an illusion

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2015

Until U.S. regulators revealed that VW admitted to cheating on its emissions tests, Volkswagen's "clean diesel" strategy largely worked. And it's no wonder that "clean diesel" has been a cornerstone of its U.S. strategy since 2008....
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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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BLOG: Greenpeace's 2011 anti-VW video looks so much different now

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

Sometimes it takes a few years for reality to catch up to marketing....
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Volkswagen brand takes image hit as perception scores plummet

2:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

The growing emissions scandal at Volkswagen is starting to harm the automaker's brand image on social media and beyond, although its Audi brand appears to be sheltered some, according to new data....
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South Korea will probe VW, Audi diesel car emissions

Sept. 22, 2015 10:40 CET

South Korea said it will investigate emissions of three VW and Audi diesel cars after VW Group admitted rigging emissions tests on diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S....
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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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Volkswagen TDI owners sound off on Twitter

6:58 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Jilted owners of Volkswagen TDI vehicles are voicing their displeasure on Twitter after news broke that the automaker used special software to manipulate emissions results for its "clean diesel" lineup going back to 2009....
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VW updates Passat as emission scandal looms

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

For 2016, the Passat gets a much more substantial midcycle update than is VW's custom. The Passat's hood, front fenders, grille, front and rear bumpers are all new -- the only sheet metal unchanged from the 2015 model are the door panels, roof and body side stamping, VW says....
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VW faces U.S. criminal probe over diesel emissions violations, report says

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation of Volkswagen AG's admission to cheating on federal air pollution tests, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the inquiry, Bloomberg reported....
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2 senior VW executives to skip Passat event

10:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Two senior Volkswagen executives cancelled a planned appearance at a media event scheduled today to introduce the re-engineered 2016 Volkswagen Passat midsize sedan....
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Audi's 'Truth in Engineering' ads come back to bite amid probe

8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Audi's advertising pitches under the banner "Truth in Engineering" have come under fire after Volkswagen Group admitted to violating U.S. emissions rules....
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VW: Next Tiguan to get 'right content and the right price'

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

Volkswagen of America is counting on a bigger and more competitively priced Tiguan to gain market share in the compact crossover segment when the vehicle arrives in 2017....
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