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October 26, 2016

VW's 2017 Golf SportWagen 4Motion

Volkswagen is rolling out two more small station wagons for the 2017 model year, including the Golf SportWagen 4Motion and Golf Alltrack. The Golf SportWagen 4Motion adds all-wheel drive, the DSG transmission, and is only available in the base S trim. Photos by Vince Taroc.

October 25, 2016

VW to Start Diesel Buybacks, Fleets Eligible

Volkswagen will begin buying back its 2.0L diesel models following approval Tuesday of a $14.7 billion settlement by a federal judge and expects to complete the process by the middle of November.

October 19, 2016

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

The 2017 Passat comes with more features offered on lower trims. Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking are now standard across all trims, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert is now standard on both R-Line and SE trims.

October 9, 2016

Volkswagen, Audi Recalls Address Fuel Leaks

Three separate recalls, involving multiple models, cover more than 281,000 vehicles.

September 28, 2016

Volkswagen Concept EV will be Autonomous

Volkswagen unveiled the I.D., a compact EV that is the first in a new fleet of electric vehicles from the automaker, which was announced at the Paris Motor Show.

September 27, 2016

Audi Multiple-Model Recall Tied to Lights

The recall covers nearly 80,000 cars in need of revised software to control the side marker lights.

September 27, 2016

Audi Q7 Recalled for Seats

The recall covers more than 19,000 luxury SUVs in the 2017 model year.

September 21, 2016

Navistar and VW Chiefs Talk Up Their Alliance Deal

Just two weeks after revealing they had forged a “wide-ranging strategic alliance,” the chief executives of Volkswagen Truck and Bus and Navistar International Corp. fielded questions from North American journalists covering the massive IAA truck show opening this week in Hannover, Germany.

September 21, 2016

Audi A8 Recalled for Stalling

The recall, tied to coolant leaks, covers more than 9,000 cars in the 2010-2013 model years.

September 20, 2016

VW, Audi 2017-MY Fleet Preview

The Volkswagen Group of America hosted its 2017-MY fleet preview for Audi and Volkswagen vehicles at its headquarters in Herndon, Va. Read a related news story here. Photos by Paul Clinton and Amy Hercher.

September 15, 2016

VW May Cease Sales of Diesel Models

Volkswagen may not resume sales of diesel models in the U.S. and plans to focus on electrified powertrains and SUVs in the coming years, the company's head of North American operations told fleet managers on Sept. 15.

September 14, 2016

VW Brazil and Prevent Group Dispute Halts Production

Production at three Volkswagen Brazil manufacturing plants and the São Carlos engine plant has been halted due to long-lasting commercial litigation with supplier Prevent Group.

September 13, 2016

VW's 2017 Golf Alltrack Starts at $27,770

Volkswagen's 2017 Golf Alltrack will retail for at least $27,770 when it arrives at dealer showrooms in October, the automaker announced.

September 13, 2016

ChargePoint Installs 95 EV Charging Stations

ChargePoint has installed 95 DC electric vehicle charging stations alongside heavily populated routes on the East Coast and West Coast as part of a collaborative initiative between BMW and Volkswagen.

September 6, 2016

Navistar, Volkswagen Announce 'Wide Ranging Strategic Alliance'

Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6% equity stake in Navistar International Corp. as part of a “wide-ranging strategic alliance” that will initially focus on providing powertrains for Navistar trucks starting in 2019.

August 26, 2016

VW to Lower Prices, Will It Affect Residual Values?

Volkswagen will begin offering its new models for lower prices and provide dealers with a broader product range in a move that could lower residual values if incentives remain high, one expert told Automotive Fleet.

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.


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