The Truth About Cars » Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Volkswagen Shows Off its New Gasoline-Powered Gas Engine That Runs on Gas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-shows-off-its-new-gasoline-powered-gas-engine-that-runs-on-gas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-shows-off-its-new-gasoline-powered-gas-engine-that-runs-on-gas/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334242 Diesel? What’s that? Volkswagen is embracing a far less controversial type of fuel with its new 1.5-liter TSI engine, unveiled yesterday at the Vienna Motor Symposium. The ultra-efficient four-cylinder uses variable turbine geometry (VTG) in its turbocharger to generate peak torque at a low 1,300 rpm, then maintain a flat torque curve until about 4,500 […]

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Diesel? What’s that? Volkswagen is embracing a far less controversial type of fuel with its new 1.5-liter TSI engine, unveiled yesterday at the Vienna Motor Symposium. The ultra-efficient four-cylinder uses variable turbine geometry (VTG) in its turbocharger to generate peak torque at a low 1,300 rpm, then maintain a flat torque curve until about 4,500 […]

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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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“Too Bad About That Old Diesel, Can I Interest You in Something New?” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/too-bad-about-that-old-diesel-can-i-interest-you-in-something-new/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/too-bad-about-that-old-diesel-can-i-interest-you-in-something-new/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:30:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331162 Will Volkswagen TDI owners who opt for a buyback be soured on the brand, or can they be lured into a new model? It’s a big question for dealers, who could stand to benefit from the dealership traffic they’ll see when Volkswagen’s buyback program gets up and running later this year. The fate of hundreds […]

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Will Volkswagen TDI owners who opt for a buyback be soured on the brand, or can they be lured into a new model? It’s a big question for dealers, who could stand to benefit from the dealership traffic they’ll see when Volkswagen’s buyback program gets up and running later this year. The fate of hundreds […]

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Volkswagen’s SUV Concept is Ready for T-Prime Time http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-suv-concept-is-ready-for-t-prime-time/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-suv-concept-is-ready-for-t-prime-time/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331026 Volkswagen unveiled a full-size SUV concept vehicle in Beijing that looks awfully production ready. The T-Prime Concept GTE introduced at that city’s annual motor show previews the design direction of Volkswagen’s future SUV, revealing an emphasis on elegance and sportiness. Last week, Volkswagen teased a photo of the concept alongside a list of specifications, leading […]

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Volkswagen unveiled a full-size SUV concept vehicle in Beijing that looks awfully production ready. The T-Prime Concept GTE introduced at that city’s annual motor show previews the design direction of Volkswagen’s future SUV, revealing an emphasis on elegance and sportiness. Last week, Volkswagen teased a photo of the concept alongside a list of specifications, leading […]

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Porsche’s Forgotten Man, Adolf Rosenberger: Dr. Porsche’s Jewish Partner, Part One http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/porsches-third-forgotten-man-adolf-rosenbergerdr-porsches-jewish-partner-part-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/porsches-third-forgotten-man-adolf-rosenbergerdr-porsches-jewish-partner-part-one/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1279018 According to official Porsche lore, the automotive design firm, Dr. Ing. Hc F. Porsche GmbH, was founded in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in 1931 by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and his son-in-law Anton Piëch. The Porsche and Piëch families still control the sports car company and the larger Volkswagen Group that owns it. At that beginning though, there was […]

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According to official Porsche lore, the automotive design firm, Dr. Ing. Hc F. Porsche GmbH, was founded in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in 1931 by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and his son-in-law Anton Piëch. The Porsche and Piëch families still control the sports car company and the larger Volkswagen Group that owns it. At that beginning though, there was […]

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GM Profits Soar, and Volkswagen is the Anti-GM http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/gm-profits-soar-and-volkswagen-is-the-anti-gm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/gm-profits-soar-and-volkswagen-is-the-anti-gm/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330377 There’s happy faces inside the Renaissance Center today. General Motors saw its first-quarter pretax profit rise 28 percent, despite continuing trouble in foreign markets, Automotive News has reported. A net income of $1.95 billion means investors will reap $32.66 a share, a 1.5 percent increase. Revenue was up four percent in the first quarter, at $37.27 billion. […]

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There’s happy faces inside the Renaissance Center today. General Motors saw its first-quarter pretax profit rise 28 percent, despite continuing trouble in foreign markets, Automotive News has reported. A net income of $1.95 billion means investors will reap $32.66 a share, a 1.5 percent increase. Revenue was up four percent in the first quarter, at $37.27 billion. […]

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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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Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheating Just Made it Tougher for Everyone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/vws-made-tougher-everyone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/vws-made-tougher-everyone/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:30:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329297 There’s a chance drivers may be in for an even tougher smog test next time around, all thanks to Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. Like the kid who made a ruckus in school and caused the whole class to be sent to detention, VW’s “defeat device” shenanigans may cause drivers of all vehicle brands to be studied […]

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There’s a chance drivers may be in for an even tougher smog test next time around, all thanks to Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. Like the kid who made a ruckus in school and caused the whole class to be sent to detention, VW’s “defeat device” shenanigans may cause drivers of all vehicle brands to be studied […]

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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 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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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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Are Volkswagen Fanboys the Most Anti-Semitic Car Enthusiasts? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/are-volkswagen-fanboys-the-most-anti-semitic-car-enthusiasts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/are-volkswagen-fanboys-the-most-anti-semitic-car-enthusiasts/#comments Sun, 17 Apr 2016 15:40:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1326042 Last week, we pondered a semi-subtle Nazi-themed decal applied to the rear window of a Volkswagen CC (that obviously blocked the driver’s rearview of history). After we posted that piece, another reader supplied the image above, which shows a Volkswagen GTI sporting a novelty plate that directly links the Führer’s People’s Car with the Nazi execution […]

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Last week, we pondered a semi-subtle Nazi-themed decal applied to the rear window of a Volkswagen CC (that obviously blocked the driver’s rearview of history). After we posted that piece, another reader supplied the image above, which shows a Volkswagen GTI sporting a novelty plate that directly links the Führer’s People’s Car with the Nazi execution […]

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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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Decal Douchebags: Führerocious Sticker Adds Ten Very White Horsepower http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/decal-douchebags-fuhrerocious-sticker-adds-ten-white-horsepower/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/decal-douchebags-fuhrerocious-sticker-adds-ten-white-horsepower/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:30:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1325082 Volkswagen gets a lot of unflattering press these days, but a faction of the automaker’s fan base seems determined to malign its name even more. A disturbing subculture exists on the fringes of the Volkswagen fanboy community, and it manifests itself in decals and not-so-subtle window stickers that feature Nazi imagery. Most normal, reasonable people would want […]

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Volkswagen gets a lot of unflattering press these days, but a faction of the automaker’s fan base seems determined to malign its name even more. A disturbing subculture exists on the fringes of the Volkswagen fanboy community, and it manifests itself in decals and not-so-subtle window stickers that feature Nazi imagery. Most normal, reasonable people would want […]

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March Volkswagen Sales Better Than February, But Still Falling http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/march-better-february-volkswagen-usa-volkswagen-sales-still-falling/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/march-better-february-volkswagen-usa-volkswagen-sales-still-falling/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:15:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1323770 Compared with February 2016, March 2016’s U.S. sales at the Volkswagen brand jumped 21 percent. So everything’s back to normal, right? The diesel emissions scandal’s impact has clearly waned, right? Volkswagen’s U.S. team obviously figured out how to market, price, and stock a gas-only lineup, right? No. This is why we examine an automaker’s sales […]

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Compared with February 2016, March 2016’s U.S. sales at the Volkswagen brand jumped 21 percent. So everything’s back to normal, right? The diesel emissions scandal’s impact has clearly waned, right? Volkswagen’s U.S. team obviously figured out how to market, price, and stock a gas-only lineup, right? No. This is why we examine an automaker’s sales […]

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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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‘Backfire’ Documentary Focuses Lens On Volkswagen Diesel Scandal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/backfire-documentary-focuses-lens-on-volkswagen-diesel-scandal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/backfire-documentary-focuses-lens-on-volkswagen-diesel-scandal/#comments Sun, 10 Apr 2016 17:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1321594 Oscar-nominated documentarian and businessman Steve Kalafer is again putting on his producer hat in his latest project, called “Backfire: The Volkswagen Fraud of the Century,” a documentary that aims to find the truth behind the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, reports Automotive News. And he’s the perfect person to do it: Kalafer is also a Volkswagen dealer. Kalafer, best […]

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Oscar-nominated documentarian and businessman Steve Kalafer is again putting on his producer hat in his latest project, called “Backfire: The Volkswagen Fraud of the Century,” a documentary that aims to find the truth behind the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, reports Automotive News. And he’s the perfect person to do it: Kalafer is also a Volkswagen dealer. Kalafer, best […]

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