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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.

March 17, 2016

Volkswagen May Establish Diesel Remediation Funds

Volkswagen is reportedly in negotiations to establish two funds to provide payments to regulars following the diesel emissions scandal. The funds would go toward promoting clean transportation.

March 17, 2016

Video: Automatic Braking to Become Standard by 2022

The agreement means that this safety technology will become widely available on passenger cars and Class 1-2 trucks without a protracted regulatory process.

March 15, 2016

Volkswagen, Audi Set Dates for 2017-MY Fleet Preview

Volkswagen will host its 2017 model-year fleet preview from Sept. 14-16 in Herndon, Va., the automaker has announced.

March 11, 2016

VW Begins Amarok Recall in Australia

Volkswagen Group Australia has implemented the voluntary recall program to correct the vehicles affected by emissions issues. The program in Australia will begin with a recall of 8,694 Amarok utes.

March 10, 2016

VW's North American CEO Departs

Michael Horn has left his role as chief executive for Volkswagen Group of America to pursue other opportunities in an agreement the company described as mutual.

March 9, 2016

Feds Subpoena Volkswagen in Diesel Scandal

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sent Volkswagen a subpoena under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989.

February 26, 2016

Volkswagen Golf Models Earn 5-Star Safety Ratings

The top score from NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program applies to 2016 model-year Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R and Golf SportWagen four-door models.

February 26, 2016

Judge Sets Date for Volkswagen Diesel Engine Fix Update

Volkswagen must provide an update on March 24 about how it will bring its roughly 600,000 diesel cars into compliance with clean air laws, according to a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Breyer.

February 26, 2016

Volkswagen to Produce CNG Caddy Compact Van

Volkswagen will show its new Caddy TGI BluMotion compact van powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, and begin selling it in Europe later this year, the company has announced.

February 22, 2016

EPA Asks Volkswagen to Produce Electric Cars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked Volkswagen to produce electric vehicles in the U.S. to make up for the diesel emissions scandal.

February 16, 2016

Volkswagen Hires Midwest Fleet Account Manager

Volkswagen of America has hired Drew McClelland as a fleet account manager for the Central Region to oversee fleet sales in 15 states, the company has announced.


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