The Truth About Cars » Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Volkswagen Won’t Quit the U.S. Consumer, Because Love is Stronger Than Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/volkswagen-wont-quit-the-u-s-consumer-because-love-is-stronger-than-diesel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/volkswagen-wont-quit-the-u-s-consumer-because-love-is-stronger-than-diesel/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 17:45:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335194 They’re on a little break right now, but Volkswagen plans to saunter back to America’s door, flowers and chocolates in hand. As the diesel emissions scandal plods along to its buyback conclusion, the automaker plans to woo U.S. buyers with desirable products and a less confusing brand strategy, Automotive News reports. Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess […]

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They’re on a little break right now, but Volkswagen plans to saunter back to America’s door, flowers and chocolates in hand. As the diesel emissions scandal plods along to its buyback conclusion, the automaker plans to woo U.S. buyers with desirable products and a less confusing brand strategy, Automotive News reports. Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess […]

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Volkswagen Isn’t Selling any Brands Just Yet, But it’s Still Their ‘Plan B’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-isnt-selling-any-brands-just-yet-but-it-remains-plan-b/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-isnt-selling-any-brands-just-yet-but-it-remains-plan-b/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333138 Rival automakers salivating at the thought of snapping up a castoff from Volkswagen’s brand portfolio will have to sit and wait. Amid grim fourth-quarter financial data and ongoing expenses linked to the diesel emissions scandal, the company is standing by its assets, but admits they might have to jettison some if unexpected expenses crop up. […]

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Rival automakers salivating at the thought of snapping up a castoff from Volkswagen’s brand portfolio will have to sit and wait. Amid grim fourth-quarter financial data and ongoing expenses linked to the diesel emissions scandal, the company is standing by its assets, but admits they might have to jettison some if unexpected expenses crop up. […]

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‘Defeat Device’ PowerPoint Presentation is Volkswagen’s Latest Embarrassment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/defeat-device-powerpoint-presentation-is-volkswagens-latest-embarrassment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/defeat-device-powerpoint-presentation-is-volkswagens-latest-embarrassment/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332730 If you want your nefarious plan to stay on the down low, try not to make a PowerPoint presentation on it. That’s an obvious takeaway from the New York Times report that details a bombshell discovery made by investigators probing documents and laptops related to Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. It’s already known that Audi designed the […]

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If you want your nefarious plan to stay on the down low, try not to make a PowerPoint presentation on it. That’s an obvious takeaway from the New York Times report that details a bombshell discovery made by investigators probing documents and laptops related to Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. It’s already known that Audi designed the […]

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For Some Weird Reason, Volkswagen is Having a Hard Time Agreeing to Union Pay Hike Demands http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/for-some-weird-reason-volkswagen-is-having-a-hard-time-agreeing-to-union-pay-hike-demands/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/for-some-weird-reason-volkswagen-is-having-a-hard-time-agreeing-to-union-pay-hike-demands/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:15:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331970 It just posted its largest loss ever and is up to its eyebrows in scandal-related expenses, so what’s an automaker to do when the hands come out asking for more? That’s the situation in Wolfsburg, Germany, where the scandal-rocked Volkswagen and its workers’ labor union find themselves engaged in an uncomfortable dance, according to Automotive […]

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It just posted its largest loss ever and is up to its eyebrows in scandal-related expenses, so what’s an automaker to do when the hands come out asking for more? That’s the situation in Wolfsburg, Germany, where the scandal-rocked Volkswagen and its workers’ labor union find themselves engaged in an uncomfortable dance, according to Automotive […]

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Some Good News for Volkswagen Owners’ Panicky Shareholders http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/some-good-news-for-volkswagen-owners-panicky-shareholders/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/some-good-news-for-volkswagen-owners-panicky-shareholders/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:30:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331234 After Volkswagen announced last week that it would cut dividends by 97 percent due to the financial fallout of the diesel emissions scandal, there’s a ray of light for those who have shares in the company’s owner. Porsche Automobil Holding SE, the investment vehicle of Volkswagen AG’s ultra-wealthy owner family, said it will front the […]

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After Volkswagen announced last week that it would cut dividends by 97 percent due to the financial fallout of the diesel emissions scandal, there’s a ray of light for those who have shares in the company’s owner. Porsche Automobil Holding SE, the investment vehicle of Volkswagen AG’s ultra-wealthy owner family, said it will front the […]

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Volkswagen Fills its Scandal Jar With $18.2 Billion, Warns of Financial Pain Ahead http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-fills-its-scandal-jar-with-18-2-billion-warns-of-financial-pain-ahead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-fills-its-scandal-jar-with-18-2-billion-warns-of-financial-pain-ahead/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:15:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330161 The heavy financial cost of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal is becoming clear. After reaching a settlement yesterday with U.S. consumers and regulators, the automaker is more than doubling the size of its “make the problem go away” cash pile, Bloomberg is reporting. Volkswagen set aside 16.2 billion euros ($18.6 billion) today to deal with the scandal’s […]

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The heavy financial cost of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal is becoming clear. After reaching a settlement yesterday with U.S. consumers and regulators, the automaker is more than doubling the size of its “make the problem go away” cash pile, Bloomberg is reporting. Volkswagen set aside 16.2 billion euros ($18.6 billion) today to deal with the scandal’s […]

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Volkswagen’s Buyback Might Be Worse (Environmentally) Than the Crime http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-buyback-might-worse-environmentally-crime/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-buyback-might-worse-environmentally-crime/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:15:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329625 Update: I made a decimal flub. The math is corrected. Thanks to commenter ChemEng for pointing it out. We’ll post a new piece on Monday. There’s no denying it: Volkswagen cheated. It confessed to the crime of emitting up to 40 times over the legal limit allowed for NOx. We learned yesterday (and the day before, to some degree), that Volkswagen will […]

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Update: I made a decimal flub. The math is corrected. Thanks to commenter ChemEng for pointing it out. We’ll post a new piece on Monday. There’s no denying it: Volkswagen cheated. It confessed to the crime of emitting up to 40 times over the legal limit allowed for NOx. We learned yesterday (and the day before, to some degree), that Volkswagen will […]

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Here’s What It Might Cost To Fix Each 2.0 TDI Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen-2/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:31:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329609 Note: In light of today’s news regarding an agreement between Volkswagen and U.S. regulators, we believe it’s pertinent to rerun this piece considering Volkswagen still plans on fixing some of the affected 2.0-liter TDI vehicles. —MS In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, […]

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Note: In light of today’s news regarding an agreement between Volkswagen and U.S. regulators, we believe it’s pertinent to rerun this piece considering Volkswagen still plans on fixing some of the affected 2.0-liter TDI vehicles. —MS In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, […]

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Volkswagen to Buy Back or Fix Diesels, Compensate Owners and Environment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-buy-back-fix-diesels-compensate-owners-environment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-buy-back-fix-diesels-compensate-owners-environment/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:58:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329521 Embattled automaker Volkswagen reached a long-awaited settlement deal in principle with regulators this morning in a California courtroom. Before presiding judge Charles Breyer, Volkswagen agreed to buy back afflicted diesel models from U.S. buyers, while compensating their owners from a newly created fund. The automaker would accept early termination on leased models, and fix some vehicles […]

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Embattled automaker Volkswagen reached a long-awaited settlement deal in principle with regulators this morning in a California courtroom. Before presiding judge Charles Breyer, Volkswagen agreed to buy back afflicted diesel models from U.S. buyers, while compensating their owners from a newly created fund. The automaker would accept early termination on leased models, and fix some vehicles […]

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Volkswagen Poised to Offer a Mass Buyback Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-poised-to-offer-a-mass-buyback-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-poised-to-offer-a-mass-buyback-program/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:34:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328929 Dirty Volkswagen diesels equipped with illicit “defeat devices” could soon be flying off driveways and into oblivion. Sources briefed on the matter told Reuters (via Automotive News) that the automaker will offer to buy back up to half a million 2.0-liter TDI models in the U.S. that emit illegal levels of smog-causing emissions. They expect […]

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Dirty Volkswagen diesels equipped with illicit “defeat devices” could soon be flying off driveways and into oblivion. Sources briefed on the matter told Reuters (via Automotive News) that the automaker will offer to buy back up to half a million 2.0-liter TDI models in the U.S. that emit illegal levels of smog-causing emissions. They expect […]

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Volkswagen Might Pay Every U.S. Diesel Owner $5,000 to Avoid a Trial http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-might-pay-every-diesel-owner-5000-to-avoid-a-trial/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-might-pay-every-diesel-owner-5000-to-avoid-a-trial/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:05:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328841 On the eve of a key U.S. deadline for a diesel emissions fix, Volkswagen has reportedly agreed to pay all American owners of afflicted TDI models $5,000 each. The deal, reported by Germany’s Die Welt newspaper, would allow the automaker to avoid going to trial this summer, according to Automotive News. Volkswagen was facing an April 21 […]

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On the eve of a key U.S. deadline for a diesel emissions fix, Volkswagen has reportedly agreed to pay all American owners of afflicted TDI models $5,000 each. The deal, reported by Germany’s Die Welt newspaper, would allow the automaker to avoid going to trial this summer, according to Automotive News. Volkswagen was facing an April 21 […]

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Volkswagen Waited Six Years to use ‘Defeat Device': Report http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-waited-seven-years-to-use-defeat-device-report/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-waited-seven-years-to-use-defeat-device-report/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:49:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328209 The device Volkswagen used to cheat on emissions tests sat on a shelf for years before the automaker employed it on its diesel-powered vehicles. Audi engineers created the software in 1999, but it was not immediately used by Volkswagen, according to the German newspaper Handelsblatt (via Reuters). That changed in 2005, when VW engineers found themselves […]

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The device Volkswagen used to cheat on emissions tests sat on a shelf for years before the automaker employed it on its diesel-powered vehicles. Audi engineers created the software in 1999, but it was not immediately used by Volkswagen, according to the German newspaper Handelsblatt (via Reuters). That changed in 2005, when VW engineers found themselves […]

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Volkswagen Won’t Even Look at its First-Quarter Earnings http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-wont-even-look-at-its-first-quarter-earnings/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-wont-even-look-at-its-first-quarter-earnings/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:30:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327753 Nope. Nuh-uh. Not gonna do it. That was Volkswagen’s reaction to the idea of publishing its first-quarter results on time, according to Automotive News Europe, meaning the automaker’s current financial standing will be unknown until May 31. The beleaguered company has bigger things to deal with in the near term — mainly, meeting the U.S. government’s […]

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Nope. Nuh-uh. Not gonna do it. That was Volkswagen’s reaction to the idea of publishing its first-quarter results on time, according to Automotive News Europe, meaning the automaker’s current financial standing will be unknown until May 31. The beleaguered company has bigger things to deal with in the near term — mainly, meeting the U.S. government’s […]

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‘Green Cars Only’ Laws: Coming to a Debate Near You http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/green-cars-only-laws-coming-to-a-debate-near-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/green-cars-only-laws-coming-to-a-debate-near-you/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:35:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327481 When you’re in conversation with a self-described urbanist, it’s usually impossible to avoid numerous references to Amsterdam, that progressive utopia of bikes, tulips, marijuana-smoking tourists, and more bikes. Well, expect to hear about it even more, now that Dutch parliament has passed a Dutch Labor Party motion to ban the sale of internal combustion vehicles in […]

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When you’re in conversation with a self-described urbanist, it’s usually impossible to avoid numerous references to Amsterdam, that progressive utopia of bikes, tulips, marijuana-smoking tourists, and more bikes. Well, expect to hear about it even more, now that Dutch parliament has passed a Dutch Labor Party motion to ban the sale of internal combustion vehicles in […]

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Is Volkswagen’s Beijing Concept a Touareg Preview? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/is-volkswagens-beijing-concept-a-touareg-preview/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/is-volkswagens-beijing-concept-a-touareg-preview/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1326745 Volkswagen has teased a plug-in hybrid SUV concept bound for the Beijing Motor Show later this month, but the powertrain numbers are reminiscent of a model recently axed. From the images provided, the Beijing Concept SUV has flanks far more sculpted than we’re used to seeing from Volkswagen, but it’s in keeping with the brand’s […]

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Volkswagen has teased a plug-in hybrid SUV concept bound for the Beijing Motor Show later this month, but the powertrain numbers are reminiscent of a model recently axed. From the images provided, the Beijing Concept SUV has flanks far more sculpted than we’re used to seeing from Volkswagen, but it’s in keeping with the brand’s […]

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The Volkswagen Beetle Will be Missed by People Who Weren’t Planning on Buying One http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/the-volkswagen-beetle-will-be-missed-by-people-who-werent-planning-on-buying-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/the-volkswagen-beetle-will-be-missed-by-people-who-werent-planning-on-buying-one/#comments Sat, 16 Apr 2016 16:15:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1325802 Will there be a Green Mile edition? The slow-selling Volkswagen Beetle is living on borrowed time, if a tweet by industry insider Autoline can be believed, but aside from nostalgia, why should the world mourn a vehicle that few buyers want? In the wake of the disruptive and wildly expensive diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen needs sales in […]

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Will there be a Green Mile edition? The slow-selling Volkswagen Beetle is living on borrowed time, if a tweet by industry insider Autoline can be believed, but aside from nostalgia, why should the world mourn a vehicle that few buyers want? In the wake of the disruptive and wildly expensive diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen needs sales in […]

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Volkswagen Hands North America the Car Keys, Extends its Curfew http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-hands-north-america-the-car-keys-extends-its-curfew/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-hands-north-america-the-car-keys-extends-its-curfew/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:30:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1325394 More autonomy is coming to North American Volkswagen operations, thanks in part to dealer protests calling for exactly that. Today, Volkswagen established a new North American Region (NAR) encompassing Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, headed by no-longer-interim Volkswagen Group of America president and CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken (who replaced departing CEO Michael Horn in March). The […]

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More autonomy is coming to North American Volkswagen operations, thanks in part to dealer protests calling for exactly that. Today, Volkswagen established a new North American Region (NAR) encompassing Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, headed by no-longer-interim Volkswagen Group of America president and CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken (who replaced departing CEO Michael Horn in March). The […]

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Take a Little off the Top Come Bonus Time, Müller Tells Volkswagen Management http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/take-little-off-top-come-bonus-time-mueller-tells-volkswagen-management/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/take-little-off-top-come-bonus-time-mueller-tells-volkswagen-management/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:30:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1321978 Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller is expected to cave to shareholder and labor pressure today and ask that his management board agree to trim their bonuses by 30 percent, insider sources have told Reuters. Will it satisfy dealers and vehicle owners stuck with depreciated rolling stock? Not. Bloody. Likely. The request, if it comes to pass, comes […]

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Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller is expected to cave to shareholder and labor pressure today and ask that his management board agree to trim their bonuses by 30 percent, insider sources have told Reuters. Will it satisfy dealers and vehicle owners stuck with depreciated rolling stock? Not. Bloody. Likely. The request, if it comes to pass, comes […]

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Another Lawsuit Launched at Mercedes-Benz in Diesel Litigation Barrage http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/another-lawsuit-launched-mercedes-benz-diesel-litigation-barrage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/another-lawsuit-launched-mercedes-benz-diesel-litigation-barrage/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1321106 Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler, has been hit with a second lawsuit from a U.S. law firm that represents owners of diesel vehicles, despite recent evidence that could render the suit invalid. The suit from now-familiar firm Hagens Berman accuses the German automaker of employing an emissions “defeat device,” a la Volkswagen, in its diesel vehicles, according […]

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Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler, has been hit with a second lawsuit from a U.S. law firm that represents owners of diesel vehicles, despite recent evidence that could render the suit invalid. The suit from now-familiar firm Hagens Berman accuses the German automaker of employing an emissions “defeat device,” a la Volkswagen, in its diesel vehicles, according […]

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At Volkswagen, Labor Knives Come Out for Herbert Diess http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-labor-knives-come-herbert-diess/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-labor-knives-come-herbert-diess/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:30:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1320106 Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess has a target on his back, now that the union representing the automaker’s workers has made its distrust of the company public. Labor union IG Metall slammed the company’s management in a letter published on its website, stating the company was using the diesel emissions scandal as a way of cutting staff, […]

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Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess has a target on his back, now that the union representing the automaker’s workers has made its distrust of the company public. Labor union IG Metall slammed the company’s management in a letter published on its website, stating the company was using the diesel emissions scandal as a way of cutting staff, […]

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Volkswagen Sued by Dealer Group, Non-VW Diesel Producers Breath Sigh of Relief in Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-sued-dealer-group-non-vw-diesel-producers-breath-sigh-relief-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-sued-dealer-group-non-vw-diesel-producers-breath-sigh-relief-europe/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:30:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1320034 The Napleton Automotive Group of Illinois tread a well-worn path to its lawyers yesterday, this time filing a suit against Volkswagen for damaging its business model. Three Volkswagen dealerships owned by Napelton filed the suit, which seeks class-action status, alleging the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal amounts to “criminal racketeering,” Automotive News has reported. In addition to […]

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The Napleton Automotive Group of Illinois tread a well-worn path to its lawyers yesterday, this time filing a suit against Volkswagen for damaging its business model. Three Volkswagen dealerships owned by Napelton filed the suit, which seeks class-action status, alleging the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal amounts to “criminal racketeering,” Automotive News has reported. In addition to […]

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Diess Extends a Flimsy Olive Branch to Volkswagen Dealers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/diess-extends-slim-olive-branch-volkswagen-dealers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/diess-extends-slim-olive-branch-volkswagen-dealers/#comments Sun, 03 Apr 2016 15:30:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1317746 Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. will get more vehicles to sell this year and next, but there’s still no word on possible reparations or when to expect a diesel emissions fix. At a meeting with dealers at the National Auto Dealers Association convention on Saturday, Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess promised to “redefine” the brand and […]

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Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. will get more vehicles to sell this year and next, but there’s still no word on possible reparations or when to expect a diesel emissions fix. At a meeting with dealers at the National Auto Dealers Association convention on Saturday, Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess promised to “redefine” the brand and […]

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Talk to Our Committee to Avoid Lawsuits, Volkswagen Dealers Tell Automaker http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/talk-to-our-committee-to-avoid-lawsuits-volkswagen-dealers-tell-automaker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/talk-to-our-committee-to-avoid-lawsuits-volkswagen-dealers-tell-automaker/#comments Sat, 02 Apr 2016 14:19:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1317242 Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. have formed a go-to team tasked with drawing compensation out of the automaker while avoiding a looming barrage of dealer lawsuits. The five-member committee was formed at a dealers-only meeting held yesterday at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas, one day before U.S. dealers were expected to […]

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Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. have formed a go-to team tasked with drawing compensation out of the automaker while avoiding a looming barrage of dealer lawsuits. The five-member committee was formed at a dealers-only meeting held yesterday at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas, one day before U.S. dealers were expected to […]

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Volkswagen’s European Diesel Recall Grinds to a Halt, Post-Fix Mileage Blamed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-european-diesel-recall-grinds-halt-post-fix-mileage-blamed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-european-diesel-recall-grinds-halt-post-fix-mileage-blamed/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 19:36:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1316818 Volkswagen’s slow roll-out of fixes for recalled diesel vehicles in Europe has hit a snag. Authorities in Europe have put the brakes on a series of Volkswagen recalls after greater fuel consumption was allegedly recorded in models that have undergone the diesel emissions fix, Automotive News Europe is reporting. Reports say that fuel economy suffered after […]

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Volkswagen’s slow roll-out of fixes for recalled diesel vehicles in Europe has hit a snag. Authorities in Europe have put the brakes on a series of Volkswagen recalls after greater fuel consumption was allegedly recorded in models that have undergone the diesel emissions fix, Automotive News Europe is reporting. Reports say that fuel economy suffered after […]

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LEAKED: Volkswagen Sends “EcoPlus” Diesel Fix to Customer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/leaked-volkswagen-sends-ecoplus-diesel-fix-to-customer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/leaked-volkswagen-sends-ecoplus-diesel-fix-to-customer/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:58:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1316562 It looks like Volkswagen has inadvertently sent a fix for its illegally polluting TDI vehicles to a customer, along with a letter spelling out the costs of said fix. The fix, which is included on an OBD II adapter, wasn’t supposed to be sent with the letter, explained the TDI owner who wished to remain […]

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It looks like Volkswagen has inadvertently sent a fix for its illegally polluting TDI vehicles to a customer, along with a letter spelling out the costs of said fix. The fix, which is included on an OBD II adapter, wasn’t supposed to be sent with the letter, explained the TDI owner who wished to remain […]

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