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August 24, 2016

VW Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Volkswagen will offer fleet incentives on 11 of its car and SUV nameplates for the 2017 model year, the manufacturer has announced.

August 19, 2016

Volkswagen's Eastern Fleet Account Manager Promoted

Kurstan Sexton, Volkswagen's fleet account manager for the Eastern region, has been promoted to a role overseeing 14 Kansas City area dealers, leaving an opening in the regional fleet sales role.

August 4, 2016

Volkswagen's Electric Microbus Earns Award

Volkswagen's BUDD-e electric microbus has been named the 2016 Concept Truck of the Year at the 15th annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year awards.

July 29, 2016

Volkswagen Recalls Audi Q7 for Air Bags

Dealers need to update the air bag control module software in more than 14,500 new luxury SUVs.

July 26, 2016

Volkswagen Receives Preliminary Approval of Diesel Settlement

Volkswagen has been granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement to owners and lessees of diesel vehicles found to violate clean-air laws.

July 26, 2016

Volkswagen Recalls Four Models for Child Locks

The recall includes 5,658 2016 model-year CC, Golf R, Tiguan, and e-Golf vehicles.

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.


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