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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Diesel fix 'within months', California's surprising decision, more
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Diesel fix 'within months', California's surprising decision, more

It's been another tumultuous week for Volkswagen--one that's brought a high-profile resignation and less-than-comforting news about the company's long-awaited Dieselgate "fix". If you've lost track of those and other stories, here's a handy recap: Head of VW worker group begs U.S. and other...Read More»

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Ahead of diesel-scandal fix, Volkswagen’s U.S. CEO departs

As a U.S. deadline looms, and Volkswagen readies a new plan to fix hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles—and, perhaps, looks to cut a deal with regulators—the automaker’s U.S. arm has announced that its top executive in the U.S. is leaving his post. “Through mutual...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Sales sink, but VW workers still get bonuses

In a couple of weeks, we'll enter the sixth month of Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis. Here are a few of the top news items about the emissions-cheating scandal that have emerged during the past few days: Volkswagen's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, knew that the company admitted using defeat devices...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: Judge Sets March Deadline For Repair Plan, EPA Asks For EVs, More

It's been another dizzying week of Volkswagen dieselgate news. Based on what we've seen, the company appears to be inching toward plans to repair 11 million "clean diesel" vehicles equipped with emissions-test-cheating software. However, those plans may not be limited to a straightforward recall...Read More»

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Did Dieselgate Woes Force Volkswagen Into Takata Recall?

Volkswagen is having a host of PR problems right now, so you'd expect the company to take every opportunity to improve its image. But in fact, Volkswagen was anything but willing to do something that could buff its brand by showing concern for consumers. Public documents show that the automaker was...Read More»

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Deadline: Volkswagen Has To Submit Plan To Fix Audi, Porsche, VW Diesels Today [UPDATED]

Update see below Today is an important day for Volkswagen. It's the deadline for the automaker to submit another set of repair plans to the California Air Resources Board -- plans to bring 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, and VW diesels in line with emissions regulations. As you might recall, Volkswagen...Read More»

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Is There A Ford F-150 Diesel In The Works? And If So, Why Now?

The Ford F-150 is many things: rugged, reliable, and the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. for more than three decades. What it's not -- at least not since the 1980s -- is a diesel, but that could soon change. According to Auto News, diesel models of the F-150 have been spotted at Ford's testing...Read More»

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Fiat Chrysler Kills Chrysler 200 & Dodge Dart, Puts Brakes On Alfa Romeo, Ramps Up Jeep

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has updated its current business plan, and...well, let's just say that changes are afoot at FCA, but none of them will catch anyone off-guard. The new plan stems from changes in the global marketplace that position some FCA products for greater success than others. Such...Read More»

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Volkswagen Employees & Managers Knew About Diesel Cheat In 2006

In 2006, George W. Bush was president, David Bowie was alive, and the world hadn't yet heard of iPhones, Instagram, or ISIS. But in Germany, Volkswagen managers had already begun making plans to cheat on emissions tests with VW, Audi, and Porsche diesels. An internal report from Volkswagen, leaked...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Fixes Slammed By CARB & EPA For "Gaps" & Lack Of Detail: What Now?

Wolfsburg, we have a problem. Yesterday, we told you about a couple of plans that Volkswagen may have been considering to fix roughly 567,000 U.S. diesels and bring them in line with federal and state emissions laws. Alas, those and other plans have been given a big ol' thumbs-down by the...Read More»

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The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015

Dieselgate--the VW empire takes an incalculable risk, and a devastating hit It was unusual when, at their home-court auto show in Frankfurt in September, the world's biggest seller of diesels put such a strong focus on electric cars. All became clear the Friday after press days when it was revealed...Read More»

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Volkswagen To Begin Diesel Recalls In Germany With Nearly 2.5 Million Vehicles

Last week, news broke that Volkswagen had submitted plans to repair most of its illegally engineered diesels in Europe. Now, reports have emerged that indicate the automaker will begin those repairs on its home turf. Germany's Die Welt says that around 2.5 million vehicles from model years 2009 to...Read More»

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Volkswagen's Gift Card Offer Enrages Some, Sparks Demands For Buy-Backs

Earlier this week, Volkswagen announced a new, "we're sorry" gift card offer to appease owners of its 2.0-liter diesel cars. While some customers seem okay with the program, others are clearly appalled and have begun insisting that Volkswagen buy back their not-so-clean diesels. The offer provides...Read More»

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Own A VW Diesel? You May Get Gift Cards Through the 'TDI Goodwill Program'!

Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal grows more trainwreck-y with every passing day. The company's financial problems are mounting, and may mount much, much further. And so, Volkswagen appears to have come up with a plan to stanch the loss of money and customers -- a plan straight out of the Oprah...Read More»

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New Audi, Porsche, VW Stop-Sale Includes More Diesel Models Than The EPA Red-Flagged

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency accused Volkswagen of installing emissions-test-cheating software on a new range of vehicles from VW, Audi, and Porsche. Those brands have now pulled suspect vehicles from showrooms until additional testing sheds light on the allegations. But...Read More»

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2016 Chevy Colorado: V-6 Or Duramax Diesel?

If you have your mind set on skipping past the full-size Silverado (or F-150 or Ram 1500, for that matter) and heading for the somewhat more manageable 2016 Chevrolet Colorado—or the closely related GMC Canyon—you’ll be facing a dilemma: do you get the V-6 gasoline engine, or the...Read More»

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel: First Drive

If you’re one of those guys who’s a little turned off by ever more cumbersome, oversized full-size trucks, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel, at least at first glance, looks like the sensible truck that puts a stop to the insanity. It’s easy to see why for some people...Read More»

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Volkswagen Rocked By New Allegations Of Cheating On Other VW, Porsche, Audi Diesels

The upcoming movie based on the upcoming novel based on the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal just got a new plot twist. Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused the automaker of installing emissions-test-cheating software on over 10,000 diesel vehicles from Audi, Porsche, and VW...Read More»

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Is Your Car Affected By The Volkswagen Diesel Scandal? Check Your VIN

We're one month into the Dieselgate fiasco, and there's no relief in sight for Volkswagen owners. In fact, as more of the automaker's offices are raided and plundered by investigators, we wouldn't be surprised to see new and unpleasant revelations come to light. Among those bombshells could be an...Read More»

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