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  • 2015 Volkswagen XL1  -  Silverstone Auctions sale, November 10, 2018

    It’s been less than five years since Volkswagen produced its limited run of just 250 XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid coupes, of which only 200 were sold to retail buyers. The Volkswagen XL1 has all the makings of an instant collectible, with its combination of low production volume, advanced materials, futuristic design, exotic-car gullwing doors, and a clean-slate engineering approach aimed at making what was, in essence, a poster car for its efficiency, not for its acceleration or lap times. The XL1 wasn’t U.S.-legal and thus wasn’t even offered in the U.S. But if you have the...

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    VW TDI claims, more Tesla details, "Jetstones" promote electric cars: Today's Car News

    The VW TDI settlement nears completion. Elon Musk reveals more details about his privatization plan for Tesla. And Electrify America rolls out the "Jetstones" to promote electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Owners of 2.0-liter VW TDI models have until Sept. 1 to file for...

  • Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs
    Time is running out for VW diesel claims

    Time is running out for owners of 2.0-liter VW TDIs to file their claims against the company and receive a settlement that could be worth at least $5,100. All claims in the diesel emissions lawsuit must be filed by Sept. 1. So far, Volkswagen has bought back more than 350,000 TDIs and repaired...

  • Brown 2011 Volkswagen TDI Sportwagen listed for sale after emissions repairs
    2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SportWagen driven: Fixed, but does it matter?

    The brown diesel wagon I’m driving spent last winter confined to a dusty parking lot south of Colorado Springs. Thousands of other TDIs, ranging from Beetles to luxurious Audi Q7 crossovers, remain captive in massive holding facilities across the U.S. Some are finally heading home, to used car...

  • Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs
    300K bought-back VW diesels are decaying in 37 lots as it waits for ... what?

    Volkswagen said it is trickling the cars back into the market so as not to overwhelm demand and depress prices.

  • Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs
    In pictures: Volkswagen TDI diesels await their fate in Pike's Peak shadow

    It might be the world’s largest single-company junkyard and pick-a-part business, if not for the prominent "No Trespassing" and "Drone-Free Zone" signs. Instead, it’s a massive storage facility in Colorado for thousands of disgraced VW and Audi TDI diesel vehicles awaiting whatever fate...

  • 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

    Of the three brands caught up in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal in the U.S., Porsche was by far the least affected. It had sold only one diesel model, a version of its Cayenne performance SUV fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel developed by its VW Group sibling Audi. Regulators approved fixes to some of those engines last October, and Porsche won't sell any more diesel vehicles in the U.S. CHECK OUT: EU probes diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report (Jul 2017) The company said last July it would decide by the end of the decade when to phase out diesels for...

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    VW Dieselgate exec Schmidt gets maximum jail sentence: 7 years

    A Volkswagen manager who pleaded guilty to deceiving regulators in the United States over the emissions of the company's TDI diesel engines has been sentenced to the maximum penalty of seven years in prison and the maximum fine of $400,000. "This crime ... attacks and destroys the very foundation...

  • 2015 Audi Q7 TDI
    Regulators approve updates to some Audi, VW, Porsche 3.0-liter diesel SUVs

    State and federal environmental regulators announced Monday they had approved modifications to illegally polluting Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3.0-liter V-6 TDI turbodiesel engine The EPA and California Air Resources Board sent a letter Friday to VW announcing the...

  • Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
    Want to buy a used, updated Volkswagen TDI diesel car? Your VW dealer will get first dibs

    Updated Volkswagen diesel vehicles with new engine software will soon be back on the market, but those looking to buy one will have to wait for their local dealership. Volkswagen will offer the hundreds of thousands of modified diesel vehicles to its franchised dealers first, offering them a "right...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE
    VW engineer gets 40 months in jail, $200K fine, for diesel cheating role

    Former Volkswagen employee James Liang was sentenced in Detroit on Friday to serve 40 months in prison and pay a $200,000 fine for his role in the global Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal. It was a stiffer sentence than expected for an engineer who helped to create software that...

  • Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
    Modifications to oldest, dirtiest VW, Audi TDI diesels approved by EPA

    VW Group of North America now owns hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen and Audi TDI diesel vehicles it has bought back from owners under the terms of various diesel emission scandal settlements. Yesterday, it got some very good news: the EPA has approved a modification that will it allow it to...

  • Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

    Volkswagen Group is moving toward wrapping up its diesel deceit in the United States, but in Europe, it may only be starting. European owners of Volkswagen Group vehicles—Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, and Skoda—may justifiably feel as if they've received the short end of the stick when it comes to compensation. In fact, there is no compensation. DON'T MISS: Settlement for Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter diesel TDI owners announced The news service Reuters reports that VW Group will not offer a buyback option and has no have plans to compensate owners in any way, shape, or form. Naturally...

  • 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
    2012-2014 VW Passat TDI diesels approved for modification by EPA

    Another small portion of Volkswagen's diesel scandal has been put to rest: the EPA announced its approval of modifications for 2012 through 2014 Passat TDI sedans. In total, 84,391 Volkswagen Passat TDI diesel vehicles are eligible to be modified and deemed compliant, should the existing owner...

  • 2014 Audi A6 TDI
    Judge approves VW diesel V-6 settlement, last major piece of scandal

    The Volkswagen diesel cheating saga has closed another chapter as a U.S. judge approved a proposed settlement for V-6 powered vehicles, the final major U.S. piece of the entire scandal. In total, Volkswagen will pay $1.22 billion, both in settlements to owners and to cover the cost of modifying or...

  • Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
    Extent of Volkswagen diesel deceit detailed in new book

    It's getting close to two years since Volkswagen admitted it had installed "defeat device" software on hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. The fact that VW carried out the deception is a well-documented story, covering how the software worked, how the company cheated, and...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE
    Modified 'new' 2015 Volkswagen TDI diesels come with big discounts

    If you're itching to climb into a brand new, 2015 Volkswagen TDI, the german automaker wants to sweeten the deal for you. Volkswagen has begun selling its fixed, 2015 model year TDI diesel vehicles and the marque has given dealers a bit of firepower to help move cars from dealerships to driveways...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show
    Brand-new 2015 Volkswagen TDI diesels back on sale after modifications

    If you're a diehard diesel fan, you now have one last chance to buy a brand-new Volkswagen TDI diesel car. Well, almost brand-new, anyhow: the cars in question are 2015 models, and about 11,000 of them will go on sale after they have been modified. Once they're sold, there will likely be no more...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

    If you have your eyes on a used Volkswagen or Audi TDI turbodiesel, you may wind up having to pay more today for 2009 through 2015 models than you would have when they were new. At least right now, only 2015 model-year versions of VW and Audi vehicles sold with the 2.0-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder TDI engine can be modified to comply with emissions standards, which will keep them legal for road use. A few sellers appear to be capitalizing on that fact, with prices having climbed substantially for those cars in online ads. You're still essentially out of luck if you want a 2009 through 2014...

  • Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
    VW resolves diesel cheating cases with 10 more U.S. states

    Volkswagen Group of America continues to work through a long list of civil and criminal lawsuits over its diesel emission cheating scandal. Yesterday, the company said it had reached agreements with attorneys general in 10 states to resolve environmental claims against it. The pact also covers some...

  • Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
    VW pleads guilty to felonies in diesel emission scandal

    On Friday, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to three criminal charges related to its use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. Entry of the plea is the latest step toward resolving the criminal aspect of Volkswagen's diesel scandal in the U.S. A settlement between...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    VW diesel cheating produced 1,200 premature deaths: MIT study

    In September 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its diesel cars. The software routines allowed cars to pass emissions tests while still producing up to 35 times the legal limits of nitrogen oxides in real-world driving...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    Volkswagen diesel buyback: some buyers still waiting

    In October, a federal judge signed the final agreement covering the majority of cars affected by the Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal. That allowed the Volkswagen Group to start issuing buyback offers for half a million vehicles sold by the VW and Audi brands from 2009 through 2015 that were...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    VW exec pleads not guilty on diesel cheating charges

    A Volkswagen executive appeared in a federal courtroom in Detroit on Thursday to be arraigned on charges related to the automaker's diesel-emissions cheating. Oliver Schmidt previously headed the VW Group's U.S. regulatory compliance group. He was arrested by the FBI in Florida last month, while...

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