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February 8, 2016

VW to Offer Generous Compensation to Diesel Owners

Volkswagen is planning to offer generous compensation packages to about 600,000 U.S. owners of its clean diesel vehicles that are over the legal limit for tailpipe emissions, a company representative told a German newspaper.

January 27, 2016

VW Determining Next Steps in Diesel Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen's top committee will meet on Feb. 3 to discuss the next steps the company should take as it deals with the ongoing aftermath of the diesel emissions scandal.

January 27, 2016

More Air Bag Recalls Expected for 5.1M Vehicles

Yet another round of Takata air bag inflator recalls will involve vehicles from several automakers, including Ford, Toyota and Honda.

January 27, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA Names VP of Sales

Mercedes-Benz USA has appointed Adam Chamberlain as vice president of sales. He will assume this position April 1.

January 22, 2016

VW Taps Former BMW Exec to Head North America

Volkswagen has appointed Hinrich J. Woebcken as head of its North American region assuming responsibility over all activities of the brand.

January 13, 2016

CARB Rejects VW's Clean Diesel Fix

The California Air Resources Board has rejected Volkswagen's fix-it plan for diesel-powered vehicles that used software to cheat emissions regulations, calling the proposed plan insufficient.

January 11, 2016

Volkswagen's Tiguan PHEV Concept Reaches 580 Miles

Volkswagen's Tiguan GTE Active Concept features a plug-in hybrid system that uses two electric motors and a gasoline engine, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

January 4, 2016

Feds Sue Volkswagen Over Diesel Fix

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against Volkswagen on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over 600,000 vehicles that included software designed to cheat emissions testing for engines that couldn't meet federal Clean Air Act standards.

January 4, 2016

Audi A6, A7 Sedans Recalled for Air Bags

The recall, set to get under way next month, covers more than 21,000 luxury cars in the 2012 and 2013 model years.

December 22, 2015

CARB Extends Volkswagen's Diesel Recall Plan Deadline

Environmental regulators have given Volkswagen until Jan. 14 to gain approve for a diesel emissions repair plan relating to the automaker's 2.0L engine that used cheat software to evade emissions tests.

December 22, 2015

Multiple EVs Debuting at Consumer Electronics Show

The production-ready Chevrolet Bolt EV is scheduled to make its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which will occur in Las Vegas from Jan. 6-9, along with other concept vehicles from various automotive manufacturers.

December 11, 2015

VW Diesel Scandal Result of 'Chain of Mistakes'

Volkswagen engineers installed cheat software in their U.S. diesel vehicles because they "quite simply could not find a way to meet the tougher" standards limiting nitrogen oxide pollutants, the company's chairman told reporters this week.

December 4, 2015

2016 Volkswagen Passat

The Passat, Volkswagen's top fleet seller, enters the 2016-MY with plenty of new safety and connectivity features, sportier styling, and LED lighting that annihilates dark corners around a driveway.

December 2, 2015

Volkswagen's 2016 Passat Sedan

Volkswagen has updated its top-selling fleet vehicle, the Passat mid-size sedan, for the 2016-MY with a new sportier trim level and upgraded technology, including driver assist systems. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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.

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