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the Mk5 VW Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf has a longer and richer history than most. With 33 million sold (and counting), it comfortably sits on the podium of the world’s …

Fuel Efficiency

Chrome Country: 1991 Volkswagen Golf 4x4 in New Jersey

This 1991 Volkswagen Golf (VIN WVWZZZ1GZMW556401) is a 4×4 Country model, one of around 3,000 built in conjunction with Steyr-Puch. These Syncro …

Volkswagen Has a Fix For Most of Its Emissions-Cheating Cars

Volkswagen says a software update and small piece of hardware will fix the majority of the diesel vehicles in Europe ensnared by an ongoing emissions …

Engines

The Ad Campaign Volkswagen Will Never Run

<i>Volkswagen doesn’t have a brand problem or an “emissions issue.” They’re facing a relationship crisis.</i><p>On October 9, <i>This American Life</i> aired an …

General Motors

Germany orders nationwide recall of VW's dirty diesels

Germany’s auto regulator has ordered Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) to recall all the cars in the country that are fitted with emissions cheating software.<p>The …

Germany

The man who created VW's toxic culture still looms large

As Volkswagen AG attempts to restructure and regroup amid the biggest debacle of its 78-year history, a major question remains the role of Ferdinand …

General Motors

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General Motors

The US regulator that found VW's cheating is now investigating dozens of other diesel car models

The Environmental Protection Agency's search for software-based "defeat devices" will encompass at least 28 diesel-powered models to determine whether Volkswagen was alone in rigging emissions tests or the practice is more widespread in the industry, the FT reported, citing a document the newspaper …

Administrative Law

Five questions about the VW emissions scandal that won’t go away

Two weeks after the Volkswagen emissions scandal first broke, big questions remain unanswered<p>It’s been exactly two weeks since US authorities went public with the revelation that Volkswagen’s diesel cars had been cheating in emissions tests.<p>Thanks to a bit of software in the engine called a “defeat …

A VW perp walk needed to stymie bad corporate behaviour

A couple of years ago I bought a Volkswagen Jetta with a diesel engine. I love this car; it's roomy, comfortable and thrifty. It generates fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline-powered engines. Even though I paid a premium price for it, I thought VW's reputation for Teutonic engineering, reliability …

VW scandal: UK drivers won't be forced to take part in Volkswagen emissions recall

The German auto giant's recall of more than 1 million UK cars caught up in the VW crisis won't be mandatory for British drivers, the Government has said<p>British motorists who own cars affected by the VW emissions scandal won't have to get their vehicles fixed when the German auto giant issues a mass …

Automotive Industry