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Former Volkswagen chief engineer arrested for dieselgate – report

Sep 29, 2017

The former head engineer at Volkswagen Group, Wolfgang Hatz, has reportedly been arrested by German authorities for his role in the massive dieselgate scandal that saw millions of vehicles roll out from VW Group brands...

Volkswagen announces new 1.0 TGI gas engine

Apr 28, 2017

Through the pain and suffering it has endured from the dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen is now trying many different avenues to make amends with environmentally-friendly engines. The latest was unveiled at the 38th annual Vienne Engine...

FCA boss Marchionne keen to chat to Volkswagen on possible partnership

Mar 23, 2017

Talks of will-they, won’t-they mergers or partnerships between FCA and Volkswagen have been circulating for years now. Everything from VW coveting CEO Sergio Marchionne’s Alfa Romeo marque, both sides stubbornly refusing at various stages to...

Volkswagen operating profit drops in Q3, Porsche helps

Oct 28, 2016

Volkswagen’s earnings have plummeted by more than half in the third quarter through September, with subsidiary Porsche adding strong revenue figures. VW released its interim report that showed operating profit had dropped to US$396 million...

SUV design could be phased out when Level 5 automation arrives?

Oct 17, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered when the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) phenomenon is going to end, Volkswagen’s head designer has some light to shed on the matter. In an interview with Auto Express, Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen...

Volkswagen sets late-2017 target to fix all Euro dieselgate cars

Sep 26, 2016

Volkswagen has committed to a late-2017 deadline for all diesel vehicles impacted by the emissions scandal in Europe, following meetings with the European Commission. As we reported last week, Volkswagen was making relatively slow progress...

VW has only fixed 10% of cars affected by dieselgate in Europe

Sep 20, 2016

Volkswagen remains faced with the challenge of fixing around 90 per cent of the impacted diesel vehicles in the aftermath of the dieselgate scandal. The German manufacturer yesterday made a statement outlining it has repaired...

Paris-bound Volkswagen ‘Nuv-e’ concept to preview future plans

Sep 14, 2016

Volkswagen is planning to unveil the forerunner of its promised EV expansion plan at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, complete with a 600km range, according to reports. Auto Express is reporting the upcoming EV will...

Volkswagen breaching consumer laws in 20 EU countries – report

Sep 07, 2016

The European Commission has reportedly handed down a damning report of Volkswagen’s dieselgate scandal, saying the German auto giant has violated consumer laws in 20 EU countries. German publication Die Welt cited sources within the...

Volkswagen to debut its first proper EV at Paris show

Aug 25, 2016

Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess has confirmed VW will unveil its first purely electric model for mass-production at the upcoming Paris motor show. In an interview with German publication WirtschaftWoche, Diess said the EV will be...

Volkswagen Group could face criminal charges over dieselgate

Aug 18, 2016

Volkswagen could face criminal charges in the US, according to a recent report. Prosecutors led by the Justice Department have purportedly found sufficient evidence linking Volkswagen to criminal activity in relation to the emissions scandal,...

Volkswagen introducing particulate filters on petrol engines in 2017

Aug 04, 2016

Volkswagen is a company working hard to win back the hearts and minds of consumers and prove it wants to be at the forefront of emissions-reduction technology. The company has taken many initiatives to shoo...

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