Diesels still coming to America, Mazda saysSat, 23, Jul 2016
While diesel-powered Mazdas haven't made a U.S. debut yet, the automaker still plans on offering them stateside.
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.
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.
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 done with diesel push in U.S., exec saysTue, 19, Jul 2016
Volkswagen will take a step back from the diesel powertrains that defined its U.S. vehicle lineup for the better part of a decade amid a repositioning of the brand in the aftermath of the company's emissions scandal, VW's top U.S. official says. Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, told Automotive News that VW won't relaunch “clean diesels” as a core element of its brand identity in the U.S.
VW's dirty diesels won't meet U.S. air standards even after recallTue, 19, Jul 2016
VW Group's $15.3 billion U.S. settlement for cheating on emissions tests fell short in one key respect: even after the cars are recalled and repaired they won't be fully compliant with clean-air laws.
VW seeks settlement with Canadian diesel owners, paper saysTue, 19, Jul 2016
Volkswagen is seeking a settlement with Canadian diesel vehicle owners similar to the one reached in the U.S., a German newspaper reported. VW agreed to pay as much as $15.3 billion in the U.S. after admitting it cheated on diesel-emissions tests.
Diesel forum was just doing its jobMon, 18, Jul 2016
I think News Editor James B. Treece was a little hard on the Diesel Technology Forum ("What's the VW settlement about? Heavy-duty trucks, of course," autonews.com, July 3).
South Korea to decide soon on whether to suspend VW salesMon, 11, Jul 2016
South Korea's environment ministry said today it will decide later this month whether to revoke the certification of 32 vehicle models made by Volkswagen after prosecutors accused the German automaker of fabricating documents on emissions and noise-level tests.
VW to pay $86M in civil penalties to California over emissions violationsThu, 07, Jul 2016
VW will pay an additional $86 million in penalties to California over its diesel emissions violations, on top of a settlement of about $15 billion that the automaker reached with U.S. officials last week. The civil penalties resolve certain claims California officials made against VW under the state's unfair competition law as well as under federal law.
VW has agreed to pay billions to diesel owners. Did retailers miss out?Mon, 04, Jul 2016
VW has agreed to pay out piles of cash to diesel owners and government agencies as part of a record $15 billion in settlements of class-action claims. VW dealers -- faced with plunging sales and decreasing franchise values -- received nothing.