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Volkswagen Proposes 2.0-Liter Diesel Fixes As Crisis Continues

Volkswagen Proposes 2.0-Liter Diesel Fixes As Crisis Continues

Being a Volkswagen executive these days may be one of the more thankless jobs in the auto industry. Among groups including car buyers, business travelers, and environmental advocates, the first association with the brand now is often now "diesel emission scandal.” But differing customer... read more

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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW Diesel Ad Pledges It's 'Working To Make Things Right'

While U.S. recalls of diesel cars fitted with "defeat device" software still haven't been announced, Volkswagen has begun the process of trying to market its way out of the... read more November 16, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

How Would You Market VW Out Of Its Diesel-Emission Scandal? NPR Suggests Tactics

The past two months haven't been easy for Volkswagen, to say the least. The carmaker continues to feel the fallout from an ongoing emissions-cheating scandal, with no plan... read more November 12, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Scandal Is Hurting Prices, Dealers: Here's How

The ongoing VW diesel emissions scandal is already taking a toll on sales of used Volkswagen models, new data shows. Even the cars that aren't affected by the emissions... read more November 11, 2015 by 

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VW Gives Owners Of 2009-2015 2.0-Liter Diesel Cars Debit Cards, Roadside Assistance

Investigations by VW and numerous government agencies into the company's TDI diesel-emission cheating scandal are still underway, so there's not a lot Volkswagen can say... read more November 10, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

'Clean Diesel' Is Dead Forever: Bob Lutz On VW's Culture Of Fear

Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz has never been shy about sharing his opinions on the industry he's worked in for decades. So it's not surprising that he has a few... read more November 6, 2015 by 

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Audi, Porsche, VW Diesel Stop-Sale Orders: More Cars Than EPA Named

Although VW headquarters in Germany came out swinging against the U.S. EPA's contention that its 3.0-liter TDI diesel engines contained illegal emission software, Porsche's... read more November 5, 2015 by 

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More VW Emission 'Irregularities' As Investors Question Confrontation With EPA

Another day, another Volkswagen emission scandal? It's beginning to seem like it. The latest news is that VW Group in Germany has found "irregularities" in carbon-dioxide... read more November 4, 2015 by 

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European Makers: Many Diesel Cars Will Phase Out Earlier Than Planned

The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal is due to have some lasting consequences, not just for the German automaker itself but for the entire global auto industry. It may... read more November 4, 2015 by 

2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Sport with Navigation

VW In Germany Denies EPA V-6 Diesel Charges, Porsche Pulls Cars Off Sale: UPDATED

Last month, Volkswagen apparently admitted that it had used "defeat device" software to evade emission controls in 482,000 cars sold in the U.S. with three versions of its... read more November 3, 2015 by 

2014 Audi A7 TDI

VW Diesel V-6 Engines Used By Audi, Porsche Have Cheat Software Too: EPA

Sometimes there's no substitute for having a reporter right at a press event--with a smartphone. David Shepardson, D.C. bureau chief for The Detroit News, attended a press... read more November 2, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW: Newest Diesel Engines Had No 'Defeat' Software, Legal In Europe

One of the many complications of the VW diesel emission scandal is that the 482,000 affected cars in the U.S. encompass three different types of engine and emission-control... read more October 23, 2015 by 

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

VW Diesel Owners In Limbo Until Recall Issued, While Cars Lose Value

Yesterday, Volkswagen told owners of its 2009-2015 TDI diesel vehicles to search online to see if their cars will need to be recalled. And it's already announced a recall of... read more October 22, 2015 by 

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Will My Diesel Volkswagen Be Recalled? Check Your VIN On VW Website

Volkswagen customers can now find out if their diesel cars are involved in the still-unfolding emission-cheating sandal, using an online tool from the company's website. It's... read more October 21, 2015 by 

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Even In 2007, As VW Designed Dirty Diesels, It Said Electric Cars Were The Future

Many journalists tend to have pack-rat tendencies, but sorting out old press kits, files, and magazines can have unexpected rewards. So it was for auto writer John Rettie... read more October 20, 2015 by 

2016 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible

EPA: 'Long List' Of Questions On New VW Diesel Software Feature

A couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen seemed confident that it would be just a matter of weeks before it made some simple tweaks and got its 2016 lineup of TDI diesel vehicles... read more October 16, 2015 by 


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