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July 14, 2016

California Rejects VW's 3.0L Diesel Fix

California air regulators have rejected Volkswagen AG's proposed remedy for its 3.0L clean-diesel engines that violate emissions laws as "substantially deficient," according to a July 13 letter to the automaker.

July 6, 2016

Volkswagen, LG Developing Connected Car Platform

The Volkswagen Group and LG Electronics are working together to research and develop a next-generation connected car platform.

July 6, 2016

Audi A8, S8 Sedans Recalled for Sun Roofs

The sunroofs in 536 2007-2009-MY luxury sedans are at risk for detaching, and a safety recall is expected to begin this month.

July 5, 2016

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Draws Top Safety Score

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Golf Alltrack, which arrives in showrooms this fall, a 5-star overall safety rating.

June 30, 2016

Fleet Users Eligible for VW's Diesel Settlement

Volkswagen has offered a generous compensation package to owners and lessees of diesel vehicles found to violate clean-air laws that applies to commercial and fleet users, according to a company spokeswoman.

June 29, 2016

2016 Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen simplified its Touareg lineup for 2016 after giving its luxury SUV a mid-cycle update in 2015 by offering just the 3.6L VR6 and eliminating the Touareg Hybrid.

June 29, 2016

Volkswagen's Touareg

Volkswagen refreshed its Touareg mid-size luxury SUV for the 2015 model year, and added minor updates for 2016, along with a nearly $2,000 price cut that brings the base price to $42,705. Read our driving notes here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

June 28, 2016

Volkswagen to Buy Back Diesel Vehicles

Volkswagen AG has agreed to pay up to $15.3 billion in a settlement with regulators that requires the German automaker to buy back vehicles at pre-scandal prices and set aside funding for cleaner technologies.

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.

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