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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.

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.


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