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VW suggests engine downsizing is done; emissions rules are the reason

VW suggests engine downsizing is done; emissions rules are the reason

When it comes to improving fuel efficiency, simply making an engine smaller is a fairly direct way to get results. It's the approach that many automakers have taken in recent years. They have downsized engines across model lines, usually adding turbochargers at the same time to match the power... read more

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Martin Winterkorn

VW diesel probe finally reaches to top; former CEO Winterkorn investigated by German prosecutors

German prosecutors have extended a probe into Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to former CEO Martin Winterkorn. Winterkorn, who resigned shortly... read more January 29, 2017 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW dealers settle too; average payout almost $2 million each

A settlement between Volkswagen and its U.S. franchised dealers over the diesel-emissions scandal has been approved by a federal judge. First announced last August, the... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel cars stored at Pontiac Silverdome (Photo by Jalopnik)

Where do bought-back VW diesels go? Dead NFL stadiums, among other places

When news of its diesel-emissions cheating broke last September, Volkswagen issued a stop-sale order for affected TDI diesel cars. Now that a settlement for 2.0-liter TDI... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Court orders full reimbursement for VW diesel owner in Germany

A lot has been said about Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, but a German court may win the prize for most-creative... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW Group plans 8 plug-in electric cars for China

As it works to recover from its diesel emission scandal, the Volkswagen Group is rapidly embracing electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW settles diesel cheating cases: felony pleas, $4.3 billion fines

Last week, Volkswagen settled an array of criminal and civil charges over its 16-month-old diesel scandal with the U.S. Justice Department. The news of the settlement was... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
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5 more VW diesel execs indicted, including R&D head, after weekend arrest

On Wednesday, six senior VW Group executives were indicted by the Justice Department on multiple counts of conspiracy and intent to defraud. The charges include conspiracy to... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW executive arrested by FBI on diesel emission conspiracy charges

The head of VW Group's U.S. regulatory compliance group was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation this weekend on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United... read more January 9, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

VW ID Buzz concept: all-electric Microbus could arrive in 2022

If you pronounce the word "buzz" with a German accent, it sounds like "bus"—which is almost surely why VW's second all-electric concept vehicle is called the Volkswagen... read more January 8, 2017 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Emission updates for 2015 VW, Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesels OKed by regulators

The $14.7 billion diesel-emission settlement among Volkswagen and regulatory agencies required VW to buy back or modify almost half a million TDI vehicles from model years... read more January 7, 2017 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Diesel owners in Germany who sue VW face significant hurdles

In the U.S., owners of Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software have reached a settlement with VW—and a preliminary agreement for a... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW diesel buyback advice: don't strip parts off your car first, judge warns

A settlement for Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel cars with "defeat device" software was approved at the end of October, and the process of offering buybacks to affected owners is... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

VW to pay $1 billion-plus for 3.0-liter diesel cheats; separately, Bosch pays too

The Volkswagen Group has reached a preliminary agreement with U.S. regulators to address 83,000 3.0-liter V-6 diesel vehicles with illegal "defeat device" software. The... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW diesel probe focuses on missing phones: 'bright red flag,' says FTC

As Volkswagen aims to resolve numerous lawsuits related to its use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars, federal agencies are continuing their criminal... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

Electric VW Microbus-like concept to appear at Detroit Auto Show

The original Volkswagen Microbus is an iconic design that is still instantly recognizable decades after the last ones were sold in the U.S. That might explain why rumors of... read more December 21, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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