Diesel

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

2012 Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab
2007-2012 Dodge Ram diesel owners sue Fiat Chrysler, alleging emissions cover-up

Volkswagen may soon have company in the courtroom: Ram and Dodge Ram owners are suing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, claiming that nearly 500,000 of the company's diesel trucks fail to meet emissions standards. The lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler and its diesel partner, Cummins, was filed this week in...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»

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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»

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: U.S. dealers get $1.2 billion compensation, GM announces 3 new diesels

With less than a month to go before election day, most of America's news headlines are focused on the presidential election--and rightly so. But in the background, the non-stop fiacsco known as Dieselgate has been lumbering on. Here are a few of the recent items you might've missed: America's VW...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Detroit
Despite VW's diesel woes, Chevy to offer diesel-fueled Cruze in U.S.

Apparently diesel is not a dirty word in Detroit. The domestic automaker will offer not only one diesel-powered passenger car, but three by 2018. (And that's not including heavy duty pickups, which aren't subject to the same strict emissions standards as passenger cars.) The automaker announced...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Dieselgate Update: U.S. debating how large a fine Volkswagen can withstand

It might be hard to believe, but we're heading into the 13th month of the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal. Is there light at the end of the tunnel for the beleaguered German automaker, or is that just an oncoming train? Judge for yourself in this week's Dieselgate update. How much of a penalty can...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update, 1 year later: U.S. diesels dead?

Yesterday marked a grim anniversary in the automotive world: one year earlier, on September 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publicly accused Volkswagen of equipping 482,000 Audi and VW diesels with defeat devices that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests. The long, ugly saga...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: owners opt for buybacks, not fixes & is a 3.0-liter fix coming?

Volkswagen has had another lousy week due to the ongoing Dieselgate scandal. Admittedly, there were a few bright spots thanks to Audi and Porsche, but those have been overshadowed by gloom and doom from the mass-market VW brand. Worst of all may be early data on the company's U.S. repair and...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Porsche owners are angry, VW dealers score $1.2 billion compensation

After a few quiet weeks, the Volkswagen Dieselgate fiasco has come roaring back to life. Is it the beginning of the end of the scandal? Eh, not likely: 1. VW plans $1.2 billion compensation package for U.S. dealers: VW dealers have not been a happy bunch for the past 11 months. They've had to...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Germany approves fixes, bigger compensation packages coming to U.S.?

If you live in Europe and own a vehicle that's been affected by the Volkswagen diesel scandal, we have good news to share in our quasi-weekly roundup of Dieselgate news. If, on the other hand, you actually work for Volkswagen...well, maybe you should grab another cup of coffee first. 1. Germany...Read More»

Partial BMW diesel lineup for model-year 2016
EPA to let BMW sell diesels in U.S. for 2017

Good news, diesel fans: Volkswagen hasn't ruined things for everyone. The EPA has approved BMW's 2017 model-year diesel lineup. A few months ago, some might not have thought they'd ever see that sentence. Thanks to the ongoing fiasco known as Dieselgate, elected officials and regulators around the...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Troubles worsen abroad, but VW execs finally wise up

Volkswagen continues its efforts to leave the global Dieselgate scandal behind. Will the company's long, slow slog turn into a death march, or will it end in a victory parade? Check out these recent headlines, and judge for yourselves: 1. VW sales sink even further, but other brands keep rising: No...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class
Mercedes delays C-Class, GLC diesels for U.S. market

Mercedes-Benz's long-anticipated entry-level diesel sedan and crossovers have been delayed at least a year, the latest victims of increased scrutiny by the EPA in the wake of Volkswagen's ongoing diesel crisis. The diesel version of the C-Class was set to be badged C300d and the GLC-Class diesel...Read More»

2015 Mazda Mazda3
Diesel still in the works for Mazda

Mazda's CEO says that despite all the negative press around Volkswagen's scandal and increasingly stringent emissions standards, the Japanese automaker still plans to offer a diesel engine to American buyers. "We are not giving up," CEO Masamichi Kogai told reporters earlier this month, according...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: MD, MA, NY file suits; BMW diesels delayed; South Korean sales stop

Earlier this week, Volkswagen announced that it was getting out of the diesel business--at least in the U.S., and at least for the forseeable future. That was undoubtedly the worst news related to the ongoing Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal that we've seen over the past week, but it's not the only...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
VW to bow out of diesels–for now

Beleaguered Volkswagen says that it is done selling diesel-powered cars in the United States, at least for now. Automotive News reports that the engine's future is in doubt beyond 2019, although the automaker hasn't publicly ruled out a diesel powertrain. “We are not stopping diesel. Wherever...Read More»

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