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Fiat Chrysler Kills Chrysler 200 & Dodge Dart, Puts Brakes On Alfa Romeo, Ramps Up Jeep
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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Another Raid Of Volkswagen Offices -- This Time, In France

Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany were raided on October 8, and now, the New York Times reports that investigators have struck again -- this time, in France. It appears that la merde hit the fan on Friday when police raided not one, but two Volkswagen offices near Paris. (News of the...Read More»

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Volkswagen Shifts Gears, Vows To Focus More Attention On Electric Cars

When you think of eco-friendly car companies, you may not immediately think of Volkswagen. But that could change if policies proposed by the new Volkswagen Brand Board of Management come to fruition. QUESTIONABLE HISTORY Volkswagen's less-than-green image isn't just because of the ongoing...Read More»

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'Cheat Mode' In VW Diesels: Tests Show It Boosts Performance, MPG

The so-called defeat device (otherwise called a 'cheat mode') that’s in up to 482,000 U.S. VW and Audi vehicles, and up to 11 million vehicles worldwide, helps circumvent emissions rules by running in a cleaner mode during an official emissions test, then emitting up to 40 times the legal...Read More»

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So, How Much Is The Diesel Disaster Going To Cost Volkswagen? We're Guessing $25 Billion+

Volkswagen's slowly unfolding diesel emissions scandal is many things to many people: To the public, it's a page-turning whodunnit of deception. To regulators, it's a wake-up call and a kick in the pants. To lawyers, it's a guaranteed source of future income. To the Environmental Protection Agency...Read More»

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BREAKING: Volkswagen Will Recall All 11 Million Diesel Cars With Emissions-Cheating Software

This morning, Reuters reports that Volkswagen plans to issue a worldwide recall for all 11 million diesel vehicles equipped with software designed to cheat on emissions tests. That in itself isn't too surprising. For a problem this big, a deception this egregious, VW would be expected to repair the...Read More»

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Volkswagen Sums Up Diesel Situation, Admits Guilt On Info Site

After a week of being in the headlines deceiving the federal government and the public over its TDI "clean diesel" vehicles, Volkswagen has rolled out a new consumer-facing website that aims to answer some common questions and do some damage control in the wake of the widening scandal. Although if...Read More»

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Volkswagen's Very Bad Week: The News 'Til Now

To say that this has been a bad week for Volkswagen would be like saying that John Boehner's resignation this morning was a little surprising, or that Kim Kardashian likes a bit of attention now and then. What began last Friday as a handful of accusations from the Environmental Protection Agency...Read More»

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