German paper reports that VW knew about fuel usage problem a year ago

According to a report in German Sunday paper Bild am Sonntag, top executives at Volkswagen (VW) apparently became aware of the fuel usage problem affecting some of the company’s cars a year back.

The report, based on the information shared by unidentified sources, said that, for over the... read more

VW submits vehicle recall plan to CARB and federal counterparts

On Friday, bigwig German automaker Volkswagen (VW) - which is currently dealing with diesel emissions-cheating scandal - submitted its vehicle recall plan with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and its federal counterparts.

The submission of the vehicle recall plan by VW comes... read more

Audi: VW’s diesel emissions scandal will not diminish Audi sales in US

In conversation with reporters at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, Audi of America President Scott Keogh said that the sales of the Audi brand in the US will not witness a decline due to the Volkswagen (VW) diesel emissions scandal.

The emissions scandal first broke September 18,... read more

VW offers $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers to diesel-car owners

In a move which beleaguered German automaker Volkswagen AG (VW) has described as a “goodwill gesture,” the automaker is offering $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers to the owners of its small diesel-powered vehicles hit by the emissions-cheating scandal.

After having acknowledged, a few... read more

VW reveals that it understated fuel usage of 800,000 cars sold in Europe

In an announcement which deepens the crisis at bigwig German automaker Volkswagen (VW), the automaker revealed on Tuesday that fuel consumption of some of its vehicles sold in Europe had been understated.

According to the announcement, VW – which is already dealing with an emission-... read more

German Transport Minister to discuss VW emissions scandal with US counterpart

According to a Reuters report citing the information forwarded by two unidentified sources at the German Transport Ministry, discussions about the Volkswagen (VW) diesel emissions scandal will be held between German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt and his US counterpart, Anthony Foxx.... read more

VW offices in France searched in connection with emissions scandal

According to a Sunday statement released by the Paris prosecutor’s office, the French police raided German automaker Volkswagen’s (VW) offices in France.

The raids at VW offices were carried out as part of an ongoing probe into VW’s cheating on diesel vehicle emissions tests. A... read more

FTC investigating VW for advertising claims for cars marketed as “clean diesels”

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has initiated an investigation into German automaker Volkswagen (VW)’s advertising claims that its diesel vehicles were “clean diesels,” even though the company had deliberately rigged the vehicles to cheat emission tests.

VW’s ‘diesel emissions... read more

VW CEO Martin Winterkorn steps down amid emission scandal

German automaker Volkswagen (VW)'s CEO Martin Winterkorn has stepped down amid the company's emission scandal. The automaker allegedly rigged the vehicle emissions tests in the US to enable its diesel cars to pass the tests.

Though VW has admitted using "defeat device" software on its... read more

BMW, Volkswagen, Nissan are aiming for a share of China’s growing luxury car market

With an increasing number of car owners in China evidently showing a preference for upgrading to foreign car brands, global automakers like BMW, Volkswagen, and Nissan are looking to grab a share of the growing luxury car market in the country.

In their recent announcement, BMW,... read more

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