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December 1, 2015

VW Outlines European Engine Fix to German Authorities

The Volkswagen Group has presented specific technical measures for the EA 189 engines affected with a displacement of 1.6L and 2.0L to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority.

November 25, 2015

CARB Orders Recall of Diesel Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche Vehicles

The California Air Resources Board has ordered a recall of diesel-powered Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche vehicles equipped with a 3.0L engine that contain improper emission control devices.

November 24, 2015

Audi to Update Diesel Emissions Software

Audi will revise, document, and resubmit for approval certain parameters of the engine-management software used in the 3.0L V-6 TDI diesel engine the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has claimed violates clean-air laws, the automaker has announced.

November 23, 2015

Volkswagen Submits Diesel Recall Plan

Volkswagen has submitted a plan to California regulators to recall the 482,000 vehicles sold with 2.0L engines and emissions defeat devices that has not been made public.

November 19, 2015

2015 L.A. Auto Show: Cars

Take a look our gallery of passenger cars from the Los Angeles Auto Show. Read our perspective about themes from the show here. Photos by Paul Clinton, Thi Dao, Amy Hercher, Kat Sandoval, and Chris Wolski.

November 19, 2015

VW Apologizes, Promises Imminent Diesel Fix

The CEO of Volkswagen's North American automotive business offered a rare public apology at the Los Angeles Auto Show on a press day that's usually filled with glossy vehicle reveals, and said the company is on the verge of revealing its plan to fix the nearly 500,000 diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. with an emissions software cheat.

November 9, 2015

Fleets Not Eligible for VW Diesel Goodwill Payments

Volkswagen has launched a "TDI Goodwill Program" to offer compensation to owners of its diesel-powered vehicles, but commercial fleets won't be eligible for the program.

November 4, 2015

Volkswagen Recalls Multiple Models for Brake Assist

The recall affects nearly 92,000 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf/GTI and Golf SportWagen vehicles in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

November 2, 2015

EPA Adds 3.0L Diesels to VW Probe

About 10,000 additional Volkswagen AG vehicles from the Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche brands from the 2014 model year forward included a software cheat to evade emissions testing, the U.S. Environmental Agency has announced.

November 2, 2015

VW Reaffirms Commitment to U.S. Production

The Volkswagen Group has reaffirmed its planned investments at the Chattanooga location and in the production of an all-new SUV for the U.S. market.

October 28, 2015

VW to Unveil Strategic Plan in January

Volkswagen AG will discuss its blueprint to realign the company and emerge from the diesel-engine crisis, when it presents a 10-year strategic plan to the public in January, the company has announced.

October 19, 2015

Volkswagen Releases Full 2016 Passat Pricing

Volkswagen's 2016 Passat will retail for a starting price of $22,440 for the base model in a year when the mid-size sedan gets a mid-cycle refresh.

October 16, 2015

Volkswagen Recalls Jetta, Golf Cars

Dealers will address faulty passenger occupant detection systems in nearly 1,000 2015 model-year Jetta, Golf and e-Golf vehicles.

October 14, 2015

Volkswagen's North America Division President Resigns

The Volkswagen North America division president, Winfried Vahland, resigns a month after being appointed to this position, according to a report by the New York Times. Vahland leaves after 25 years with the company.

October 13, 2015

Volkswagen Shifting Toward Electrification

Volkswagen may be shifting away from focusing on diesel-powered vehicles toward plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles in the wake of its diesel emissions scandal, the company has announced.

October 13, 2015

Volkswagen Diesels Showing Higher Depreciation

Volkswagen's diesel models have lost their value in the auction lanes at a much sharper rate than comparable gasoline models since revelations came to light that the company had included a software cheat in the vehicles to beat emissions tests.

October 9, 2015

Volkswagen's U.S. CEO Apologizes to Congress

Michael Horn, Volkswagen's president and CEO in the U.S., apologized to members of the U.S. Congress on Oct. 8 for selling cars that included a software cheat designed to defeat federal diesel emissions testing.

October 7, 2015

Volkswagen to Launch Massive Diesel Recall in January

Volkswagen AG will launch a recall in January of its diesel-powered cars that included cheat software designed to defeat emissions testing in a scandal that's expected to have a wide-ranging impact on one of the largest global automakers.

October 6, 2015

VW CEO Vows to 'Overcome This Crisis'

Volkswagen's new leader promised that the company will survive a scandal over its gaming of U.S. diesel emissions standards and said a technical solution is imminent for owners of the affected vehicles.

September 30, 2015

Fleets with Diesel VWs Evaluating Next Move

Several fleets with a significant number of diesel-powered Volkswagen vehicles are taking a closer look at how to move forward following revelations that the cars contain software designed to cheat federal emissions standards.


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