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February 25, 2015

Volkswagen Begins Tenn. Plan Expansion for SUV

Volkswagen has begun expanding its Chattanooga, Tenn., manufacturing plant as it prepares to begin building a new mid-size SUV for the U.S. market.

February 10, 2015

VW Invests $10 Million in EV Charging

Volkswagen plans to commit $10 million to support electric vehicle infrastructure by 2016, according to Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy, Volkswagen of America.

January 28, 2015

Audi Sedans, VW Hybrid Recalled for Fire Risk

Fuel leaks may occur in the fuel injection system in such popular luxury cars as the Audi A6 and A7.

January 27, 2015

MAN Confirmed as Top Brazilian Truck by Industry Association

Brazilian automotive vehicle manufacturer association Anfavea has confirmed MAN Latin America as the market leader for trucks for the 12th year in a row. The company closed 2014 with 36,157 licensed units.

January 23, 2015

BMW, VW Partner with ChargePoint for High-Speed EV Charging

BMW and Volkswagen have initiated a partnership with ChargePoint to create a higher-speed "charging corridors" on the East Coast and West Coast for plug-in electric vehicles.

January 15, 2015

2015-MY Fleet Incentives: Volkswagen

Volkswagen is offering fleet incentives on 11 2015 models, including its first battery-electric car offered in the U.S.

January 6, 2015

Brazil Auto Sales Dip in 2014

Vehicle sales in Brazil dropped last year despite hefty government incentives, as a weak economy weighed on consumer confidence.

December 31, 2014

Volkswagen Recalls Multiple Models for Fire Risk

The action involves nearly 38,000 vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years, including Jetta, Golf, Passat and Beetle models.

December 30, 2014

Volkswagen Recalls 2015 Jettas for Headlights

Dealers will update the headlight control module software to resolve the problem.

December 22, 2014

VW Invests in Battery Startup to Extend EV Range

Volkswagen AG has reportedly purchased a stake in the battery startup company QuantumScape Corp. to develop technology that can increase the range of its electric vehicles by more than threefold, according to a report by Bloomberg.com.

December 19, 2014

Volkswagen to Establish Nigerian Assembly Plant

The Volkswagen Group has signed an agreement with Stallion Group to establish a vehicle assembly plant in Nigeria, marking the automaker's return to the country after its departure more than two decades ago.

December 8, 2014

Fragile Sunroofs Prompt Volkswagen Recall

The action involves more than 7,000 Beetles in the 2013-2015 model years.

December 4, 2014

Volkswagen Ramps up Fuel Cell Development

Volkswagen has begun testing a hydrogen fuel cell version of its Passat sedan on the streets of California and has developed a fuel cell model of the Golf SportWagen for research.

November 17, 2014

Volkswagen Introduces Transporter Kombi Doka Plus Van

The Volkswagen T-range is entering the new year with an additional Transporter version. The Transporter Kombi Doka Plus spans the divide between pure commercial vehicle and comfortable passenger car, according to the automaker.

November 14, 2014

Volkswagen Recalls Passat, Jetta Sedans for Seats

The recall affects 2015-MY cars that might have faulty seatback recliners that don’t lock into place properly.

November 13, 2014

Volkswagen Sets 2016-MY Fleet Preview Dates

Volkswagen of America and Audi of America have scheduled a joint 2016 model-year fleet preview in late May to share details about new models and technology with commercial fleet managers.

October 24, 2014

VW's e-Golf Now Most Efficient Compact EV

Volkswagen's 2015 e-Golf battery-electric compact car now rates at the most fuel efficient compact EV after the Environmental Protection Agency released fuel economy data for the automaker's for U.S. EV.

October 21, 2014

VW Extends Partnership with Chinese Automaker

After 20 years cooperating, the Volkswagen Group and its Chinese joint venture partner First Automotive Works (FAW) are extending their present partnership for a further 25 years, until 2041.

October 19, 2014

Volkswagen Recalls Jettas, Beetles Over Rear Suspension

In these vehicles, damage to the rear suspension trailing arms may go undetected following a rear or side-rear collision.

October 3, 2014

VW Introduces Plug-In Hybrid Passat GTE

The Passat GTE is powered by a 1.4L four-cylinder TSI engine that delivers 154 hp and an electric motor that delivers 114 hp. Combined they produce 215 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

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