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Volkswagen sets aside $1.2 billion to fix or buy back 3.0-liter diesels
Volkswagen sets aside $1.2 billion to fix or buy back 3.0-liter diesels

Back in December, we reported that Volkswagen was putting the final touches on a deal to fix or buy back roughly 80,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW 3.0-liter diesels equipped with defeat devices that allowed them to cheat on U.S. emissions tests. The rumored pricetag was $1 billion. Now, the deal has...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
New hope for U.S. auto sales: former Volkswagen diesel owners

For nearly a year and a half, the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal has been making headlines. While the headaches might not be over for Volkswagen executives, they could be coming to an end for U.S. owners of Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles illegally designed to cheat on emissions tests. In fact, some...Read More»

2017 Audi Q5
Audi recalls A4, A5, A6, Q5, and Allroad to fix exploding airbags and failed cooling pumps

This morning, Volkswagen issued two recalls affecting hundreds of thousands of Audi vehicles registered in the U.S. The unrelated recalls stem from problems with the vehicles' airbags and cooling pumps. RECALL #1: 2011-2017 Audi Q5 UNITS AFFECTED: 234,054 According to the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2009 Audi A3
Volkswagen Eos, Golf A6, GTI, Jetta SportWagen, Rabbit, Audi A3 recalled for braking problem

Volkswagen is recalling a wide range of VW and Audi vehicles from the 2009 and 2010 model years to fix a problem with their antilock braking systems. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 135,683 cars in the U.S. are affected. CHECK OUT: 2018 Honda Odyssey video preview...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: 2.0-liter fix approved, $3 billion settlement pending, U.S. arrest

This week, much of the auto world's attention will be focused on the Detroit auto show, but elsewhere in America, in courtrooms and around conference tables, one of the biggest car stories of the past several years--the Volkswagen diesel scandal--is finally, maybe, kinda-sorta coming to an end. Or...Read More»

2017 Audi Allroad
What's New for 2017: Audi

Audi's lineup doesn't grow for 2017, but there are some substantial changes. For one, the brand's strong-selling A4 has finally been redesigned—and the wait was worthwhile. The latest A4 may look derivative of its predecessor, but behind its similar facade is one of the most high-tech cars on...Read More»

Teaser for Audi Q8 concept debuting at 2017 Detroit auto show
Audi goes even more upmarket with Q8 Concept

About a year before the production model is set to go on sale, Audi will take to the stage at the Detroit auto show in January with a glimpse into its next production model—the Q8 Concept. What's set to be shown in Detroit will be badged a concept, but if the teaser sketches the German...Read More»

2015 Audi A3 TDI, New York City, Nov 2014
Volkswagen to pay $200 million for cheating 3.0-liter diesels (but how much will owners get?)

In September 2015, Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal first began making headlines. Now, more than a year later, the gift that's given both nonstop headlines and harmful levels of pollutants is giving something else: $200 million in federal fines. That money is part of the company's settlement with...Read More»

2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
Porsche dragged deeper into Dieselgate

Volkswagen has taken quite a beating since news of its diesel defeat devices began making headlines nearly 15 months ago. Though the company has been making progress on repairing its vehicles and its brand, it's not out of the woods yet. New reports suggest that Volkswagen has been using...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
2017 Audi A3 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: Compare Cars

Mercedes-Benz and Audi have inserted new entry-level compact cars into their lineup the past several years, with the CLA and the A3, respectively. These two have very different packaging, style, and driving personalities, and they appeal to an entirely different kind of buyer. Which are you? To get...Read More»

2017 Audi A4
2017 Audi A4 vs. 2016 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

The BMW 3-Series has been a sport-sedan benchmark for decades. The Audi A4 is one of a thriving pack of challengers that now handily beat the Bimmer on a variety of fronts. Is the A4 one of those sport-luxury sedans with the whole package--a BMW-beating set of road manners, equipment, safety, and...Read More»

2017 Audi SQ7 TDI
Audi isn't giving up on diesels yet, but it only plans one for America

Volkswagen's ongoing, never-ending Dieselgate scandal has all but killed the company's diesel lineup in the U.S. Its three big brands here--Audi, Porsche, and VW--have suspended sales of diesels, and VW isn't sure that they'll ever return. Audi is more optimistic, but only slightly. The company...Read More»

2015 Audi A3 TDI, New York City, Nov 2014
Breaking: Volkswagen reaches deal to fix most 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, VW diesels

Are you sitting down? We hope so, because the near-impossible has happened. After having its proposals shot down not once, but twice, Volkswagen's plan to repair and/or buy back approximately 80,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW diesels has finally been approved by U.S. regulators. Apparently, the third...Read More»

2013 Audi TDI range
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Audi gas models may have defeat devices, too

Until last week, Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate scandal seemed a lot like the U.S. presidential election. It was contentious, it inflamed passions on both sides, and it was fueled by a never-ending series of leaks and revelations. The difference? The presidential election ended Tuesday night, but...Read More»

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (a caricature by Flickr user DonkeyHotey)
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: how will tomorrow's election affect Volkswagen's future?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 18 months--and if you have, oh, how we envy you--you know that tomorrow is election day in the U.S. What does that have to do with cars? Well, as many of us remember from 2008, the government can have a great deal of influence, both positive and...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: settlement package finally approved, Audi may buy back 25,000 Q7s

Many Americans reported hearing a long, heaving sigh yesterday afternoon. While initial reports suggested that the noise might've been caused by a great ebbing in The Force, further investigation has shown that it's more likely the collective sound of relief being uttered by 475,000 VW and Audi...Read More»

2017 Audi Q7
Entry-level 4-cylinder Audi Q7 priced under $50,000

Audi dealers won't have a diesel engine to offer you if you're looking for a Q7 in the United States, but the automaker says its new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine should help bridge some of that gap by delivering an estimated 22 mpg combined, all for a hair under $50,000. Audi hasn't...Read More»

2017 Audi A4
2017 Audi A4: Best Car to Buy Nominee

Somewhere in the last 20 years, the Audi A4 went from BMW alternative to the default compact luxury/performance sedan. Redesigned from the ground up for 2017, even though it doesn't necessarily look like it, the A4 has advanced its cause considerably. It's one of the most high-tech vehicles you can...Read More»

2012 Audi Q7 quattro 4-door 3.0L TDI Premium Angular Front Exterior View
Audi recalls A6, A7, Q5, Q7 to fix fuel leaks: 170,000+ U.S. owners affected

This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued two recalls for Audi vehicles, both of which stem from potential fuel leaks--and therefore, potential fire hazards. More than 170,000 cars and crossovers in the U.S. are affected. RECALL #1: 2009-2012 Audi Q5, 2007-2012 Audi Q7...Read More»

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