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

Skoda's 'Family Composer' website
Skoda Uses Spotify To Put Romance In the Passenger's Seat

The music service Spotify is a big hit with younger consumers, and not surprisingly, advertisers from every industry are going full-tilt capitalize on its booming popularity. Here in the U.S., most of those marketing tactics have been fairly ho-hum, but Volkswagen's Skoda brand is doing something...Read More»

Screencap for Skoda Fabia vRS ad
Video: Skoda Packs The Fabia vRS Full Of Lean, Mean Stuff

In Europe, the Volkswagen subsidiary known as Skoda has undergone a slow but undeniable transformation. When VW took the Czech company under its wing in the early 1990s, it was cranking out autos similar to those made in other Eastern Bloc nations -- which is to say, mostly forgettable, and not so...Read More»

Screencap from the Skoda Belgium website
Skoda Uses Facebook For Something We'd Like To Call 'Crowdhaggling'

We don't have much cause to talk about Skoda on this side of the Atlantic, but an unusual new promotion from the Czech Republic-based brand has turned our heads. Skoda's Belgian subsidiary recently launched a contest using the Facebook "like" button as currency -- seriously, it's been assigned a...Read More»

2007 Skoda Fabia
Want Fans On Facebook? Hawk A Free Car And They Will Come

Have you heard about this crazy thing called Facebook? No? You should check it out, as the cool kids used to say. You know, back when Facebook was cool. Now, Facebook's become a marketing tool for everyone, including the auto industry. We're as guilty as the rest, but we're not quite as guilty as...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Porsche, VW To Merge and Become The New GM (And Don't Forget Fiat!)

It's enough to make a historian weep. While General Motors chainsaws brands off its core like old-growth redwood, Europe's automakers think they have a better idea: turn themselves into carbon copies of GM. The latest: Porsche and VW. Instead of pursuing a shareholder takeover of Volkswagen, as...Read More»

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