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New hope for U.S. auto sales: former Volkswagen diesel owners
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»

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Former Volkswagen CEO dragged into Dieselgate investigation (again)

Remember when Volkswagen's board chairman, Hans Dieter Poetsch, tried to assure the world that Dieselgate's misdeeds were the work of a small group of employees, mostly lower-level? Remember when Volkswagen's former U.S. chief, Michael Horn, promised that the automaker's 11 million illegally rigged...Read More»

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VW embeds Amazon's Alexa in its cars

Volkswagen will become the first automaker to make Amazon's Alexa concierge service a factory-installed part of its new cars. The German automaker joins several other automakers—namely Ford, BMW, and Hyundai—in including Alexa capability, but VW is the first to actually install Alexa...Read More»

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German court slams Volkswagen, and the bill for Dieselgate could soar

Earlier this month, we told you about the German owner of a VW Eos who had sued Volkswagen over the company's Dieselgate lies in the hope of having VW buy back the car. That case is still working its way through the courts, so far as we know, but a similar one has just been decided by three judges...Read More»

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Why do people buy SUVs, and why do 76% of shoppers avoid them?

Here's an interesting irony: according to J.D. Power's 2017 Auto Avoider Study, just 24 percent of U.S. consumers shopped for SUVs last year, and yet SUVs accounted for 42 percent of all vehicles sold, up from 34 percent in 2012. Why are SUVs so popular now? And why have 76 percent of consumers...Read More»

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Dieselgate probe snares 5 more Volkswagen executives

Yesterday, Volkswagen and the U.S. government reached an agreement that could mark the beginning of the end of the Dieselgate scandal. Volkswagen will pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil fines, and the company agreed to do something that most corporations accused of wrongdoing avoid these days...Read More»

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Volkswagen pleads guilty to felonies, to pay $4.3 billion, in Dieselgate pact (updated)

Volkswagen has now reached final agreement on a deal with the U.S. government that brings the long, complicated Dieselgate investigation closer to the finish line. One major focus of that deal has been the fines that Volkswagen would pay for deceiving consumers and regulators about roughly 555,000...Read More»

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan video preview

Conservative is the name of the game, more room inside is the Tiguan's new aim. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is finally here, and it's now a three-row crossover. Although we need to talk about that in a minute. ALSO SEE: Nissan Rogue Sport video preview The new Tiguan borrows a lot from the Atlas...Read More»

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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»

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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»

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Report: VW nearing $3B settlement with Justice Department over Dieselgate

Volkswagen officials may be near a $3 billion settlement with U.S. Department of Justice officials for crimes related to the widespread diesel cheating scandal, Reuters reported. A finalized deal may be announced as early as next week, according to the story. A spokesman for Volkswagen in the U.S...Read More»

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas gets sporty R-Line treatment

Volkswagen is spicing up its upcoming Atlas three-row crossover even before the model arrives in dealership showrooms. The automaker announced today that its Tennessee-built Atlas will be offered with an R-Line appearance package that includes a number of interior and exterior styling details plus...Read More»

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German sues Volkswagen over Dieselgate compensation (or lack thereof)

Back in June, some 480,000 American owners of illegally equipped 2.0-liter Audi and VW diesels learned that they'd be receiving a fairly significant payout from Volkswagen. After months of negotiations, the automaker finally agreed to fix the cars in question or buy them back, and it also said that...Read More»

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Volkswagen teases another bus-like concept coming to Detroit

The Volkswagen bus may have disappeared from the States a while ago, but that hasn't stopped the automaker from teasing us with potential replacements. The latest van concept will make its way to Detroit in January, this time riding atop VW's modular electric platform, dubbed MEB. Like Yogi Berra...Read More»

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Volkswagen, Bosch to pay an additional $2.9 billion for Dieselgate

Volkswagen's Dieselgate bill is growing by leaps and bounds. Today alone, reports indicate that total has soared by more than $2.6 billion due to the cost of fines, repairs, buybacks, and compensation to owners of the company's less-than-clean diesels. One of Volkswagen's chief suppliers, Bosch...Read More»

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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»

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VW Beetle vs. Mini Cooper: Compare Cars

The Volkswagen Beetle and Mini Cooper are both perky, fun-to-drive small cars that have far more of a focus on the design statement—and the suggested lifestyle that goes with it, perhaps—than other models in such an affordable price range. Both of these models were born out of the...Read More»

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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»

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Volkswagen Golf vs. Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Among the growing plethora of compact hatchbacks, the Volkswagen Golf is the endurance champ, now more than 40 years old over seven generations. While the Mazda 3 is only on its third generation, Mazda has sold other small hatchbacks, so both are contenders of long standing on the sporty end of the...Read More»

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