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June 23, 2016

VW Discontinuing Jetta Hybrid for 2017

Volkswagen will discontinue its Jetta Hybrid and offer a pink Beetle and all-wheel-drive versions of the Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack for the 2017 model year, the automaker has announced.

June 22, 2016

VW to Add Particulate Filters to Gasoline Models

Volkswagen will begin equipping its gasoline-powered models with particulate filters starting in June of 2017 to reduce emissions by as much as 90%, the automaker has announced.

June 16, 2016

Judge Extends VW Diesel Settlement Deadline

A federal judge has extended the deadline for Volkswagen AG and environmental regulators to finalize a diesel emissions settlement until June 28.

June 16, 2016

VW Adding Parts, Training Centers in Calif.

Volkswagen will invest $11.3 million to build a parts distribution center and training center in California as part of an initiative to invest more than $7 billion in North American operations through 2019, the automaker announced.

June 16, 2016

VW Plans to Sell Up to 3M EVs in 2025

Volkswagen has embarked on a new electrification strategy in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal and set a goal to sell between 2 million and 3 million fully electric vehicles a year by 2025.

June 6, 2016

Takata Recalls Demand Nuanced, Phased Approach

Some new vehicles still contain defective Takata air bag inflators, which will be recalled by the end of 2019.

May 26, 2016

VW Invests in European Ride-Sharing Service

Volkswagen will be making a $300 million strategic investment in Gett, a global ride hailing service provider. This partnership is based on a joint growth strategy to expand on-demand mobility services in Europe.

May 24, 2016

VW Making Progress on Diesel Settlement

Volkswagen is making progress in its negotiations with the federal government to work out the details of a settlement that would compensate owners of nearly 600,000 diesel-powered vehicles that included emissions cheat software.

May 17, 2016

Volkswagen Touaregs Recalled for Tire Monitoring

The recall covers 366 luxury SUVs manufactured from July 7, 2015, to March 3 of this year.

May 11, 2016

GM Replacing 88% of Lineup By 2020

General Motors should gain market share by replacing 88% of its light-duty lineup by 2020, while Volkswagen and Korean automakers are relying too heavily on cars with consumer demand shifting toward SUVs and trucks, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst.

May 4, 2016

Volkswagen Builds Mid-Size SUV Test Body

Volkswagen took another step toward announcing its new mid-size SUV, after workers at its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant assembled the first metal test body, the automaker announced.

April 21, 2016

Volkswagen Agrees to Diesel Settlement

Volkswagen has agreed to give buyers of nearly 600,000 vehicles with emissions cheating software the option of selling the cars back or getting them fixed, a judge announced April 21.

April 4, 2016

Skoda Invests $2B in China

The Czech automobile company announced a partnership with SAIC Volkswagen Co., Ltd. for expanding their model range and investing in pioneering automotive technologies

April 1, 2016

Volkswagen Recalls Passat Sedans for Fire Risk

The recall covers 91,000 2012-2014 model-year Passat vehicles with TDI engines.

March 28, 2016

Volkswagen Recalls eGolf for Stalling

The recall, which got under way March 15, covers more than 5,500 electric cars in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

March 25, 2016

Federal Judge Extends VW Deadline for Diesel Fix

A federal district judge has extended a deadline for Volkswagen to submit a plan to recall 600,000 diesel-powered vehicles with emissions cheat software.

March 24, 2016

Volkswagen Recalls Touareg, Porsche Cayenne

The global recall, aimed at fixing a potential brake pedal problem, affects more than 800,000 SUVs in the 2011-2016 model years.

March 22, 2016

Senator Urges EPA to Include CNG Vehicles in VW Deal

U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) wants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider natural gas vehicles in addition to electric vehicles while negotiating a solution to Volkswagen's emissions scandal.

March 21, 2016

Fleet Logistics Launches UK Preferred Dealer Network

Fleet Logistics, a Europen independent fleet management provider, has set up a preferred dealer network in the UK covering all major OEMs and with a set of new contractual agreements.

March 21, 2016

VW Introduces AWD SportWagen-Based Golf Alltrack

Volkswagen's 2017 Golf Alltrack is ready for the U.S. market, as the automaker plans to debut a production model of the all-wheel-drive Golf SportWagen at the New York International Auto Show this week.

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