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Volkswagen Mulls Buyback Program & Catalytic Converters To End Dieselgate
Volkswagen Mulls Buyback Program & Catalytic Converters To End Dieselgate

The Volkswagen emissions-cheating fiasco now known as Dieselgate began making headlines nearly four months ago, but the company has yet to announce a fix for the 567,000 U.S. vehicles affected by the scandal. Volkswagen has made progress in Germany, where emissions laws are more lax, but here in...Read More»

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Volkswagen Adds 3.0-Liter VW, Audi, Porsche Vehicles To Gift Card Program

Last fall, in response to the ongoing Dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal, Volkswagen rolled out a gift card program to VW and Audi owners in the U.S. It didn't go over especially well. Many critics said that the program's $1,000 worth of benefits -- $500 in the form of a prepaid Visa that can be...Read More»

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Volkswagen Hit With Federal Lawsuit Over Diesel Cheats: $48 Billion In Fines Possible

Volkswagen staffers have been working overtime at the Consumer Electronics Show, wowing attendees with VW's e-Golf Touch and Budd.e concept -- both part of the automaker's new focus on electric vehicles. But don't let the charm offensive fool you: Volkswagen is still in a heap of trouble over its...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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All VW, Audi, Porsche Diesels Have Had Illegal Software Since 2009: U.S. Fines May Hit $21.2 Billion

Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal continues its gruesome shock-and-awe assault on the world's headlines. Late last week, the automaker finally admitted that the Environmental Protection Agency was correct when it said that Volkswagen had installed illegal emissions control software on its 3.0-liter...Read More»

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2015-2016 Porsche Macan Recalled For Fuel Leak & Fire Risk

Porsche is recalling nearly 22,000 U.S.-registered Porsche Macan crossovers from the 2015 and 2016 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may be equipped with leaky fuel lines, which could start a fire. The Macan's problem is linked to a...Read More»

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Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet Produce The Best-Loved Cars In America

How much do you love your car? Could you put a number on that? Market research firm Strategic Vision posed similar questions to thousands of car owners across the U.S., and their answers reveal the best-loved cars in the country. ALSO SEE: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, Denim Models Go Vintage Smart...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Cheat Sheet: The High (And Low) Points So Far

We're nearly two months into the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, and thanks to the internet (not to mention Planet Earth's 24-hour news cycle), the story of what went wrong and what Volkswagen is doing to fix it is more complicated than ever. And so, we'd like to provide a little cheat sheet -- a...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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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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BMW, Aston Martin, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz: Why Are Automakers Heading South?

In case you hadn't noticed, there's a mass migration underway in the auto industry. Whether they sell luxury SUVs or mainstream sedans, car companies of all stripes are heading south. ALSO SEE: The Lowest-Rated Cars Of 2015 Many are already there -- and have been for years. Hyundai has a base of...Read More»

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New Porsche Model May Take On Tesla

In the field of electric cars, Volkswagen has lagged behind the competition. Its Audi sub-brand made some headway with the e-tron family of vehicles, but the ride has been bumpy. Generally speaking, when VW has dreamed of higher fuel economy, it has envisioned a future full of diesels. Even to this...Read More»

Detail from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, "Creation of Adam" (photo by Michelangelo Buonarroti)
Porsche Is First In Line As Vatican Begins Renting Out Sistine Chapel For Parties

The Vatican Museum is a mixed bag. On the one hand, the art is amazing. On the other, it's crowded, it's confusing, and you have to sprint through the place to see everything. READ: Lawsuits: Ignition-Related Recalls Cut GM Cars' Trade-In Value Also annoying: you can't take photos of the most...Read More»

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Your Dream Of Owning A Carbon-Fiber Sports Car Just Got A Little More Real

3D printing is coming, and it will change the way that automakers do business. (It will also shake up the military, medicine, and the entire field of confectionery, but those are subjects for another time.) We've already seen the way that Ford uses 3D printing to build prototypes. We've also read...Read More»

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Survey: Women Prefer Men In Black Ford Pickups, Men Prefer Women In Red BMW Sports Cars

There are a lot of things to consider when buying a new car: What kind of fuel economy does it earn? What safety features does it offer? Will I need to call tech support just to set up the radio? One thing we've never heard folks ask, though, is whether their new ride will be attractive to...Read More»

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The Sports Car Is Dead. Does Anyone Care?

Porsche will unveil a new model this month -- one that would've been almost unthinkable a decade ago. It's a compact crossover called the Macan, and when it arrives in showrooms in early 2015, it's expected to cost around $40,000. If the Wall Street Journal and others are correct, the relatively...Read More»

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Porsche Fans Design 911 Carrera 4S That None Of Us Can Buy (But You Can Drive It)

Earlier this year, Porsche rolled out an unusual marketing campaign: to celebrate its 5,000,000 Facebook fans, the automaker invited the public to help design a very special 911 Carrera 4S. Things began simply enough, with fans voting on the car's exterior color. (Spoiler: Aqua Blue Metallic won...Read More»

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The Top 100 Global Brands: How Does Your Automaker Rank?

On Tuesday, we shared year-to-date sales stats for most automakers, but sales aren't the only way to measure a company's health. Interbrand takes a broader view of corporate value, and the marketing firm has just released its list of the top 100 global brands. To rank companies, Interbrand looks at...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape, Labor Day, GOP Platform Speaks Out: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we discussed the 2013 Ford Escape powertrain options and provided safety tips for safe driving this Labor Day Weekend. Mazda talked about the future of the rotary engine and Porsche introduced a new feature on its manual transmissions. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

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