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#VW agrees to fix, buy back more polluting U.S. diesel vehicles, WASHINGTON Volkswagen AG has agreed to a $1 billion settlement to fix or buy back another 80,000 polluting diesel vehicles sold in the United States as the German automaker on Tuesday took new steps to put its emissions cheating scandal behind it. The world's No. 2 automaker still faces the possibility of spending billions of dollars more to resolve a U.S. Justice Department criminal investigation and federal and state environmental claims, as well as oversight by a federal monitor. 21/12 More...
#VW reboots Americas strategy, drops diesel in U.S., WOLFSBURG, Germany Volkswagen said on Tuesday it would drop diesel vehicles in the United States and refocus on sport utility and electric vehicles, as the automaker looks to reboot strategy for its core brand in the Americas in the wake of a damaging diesel emissions cheating scandal. 22/11 More...
#The new Golf opens for order in the UK in 2017., Volkswagen is digitalising the most successful model in the Group’s history – the Golf – with a major update. The main focus of the 2017 model year is – alongside new engines, keener design and new assistance systems – a completely new generation of infotainment systems. As a world first in the compact class, the top-of-the-range “Discover Pro” system can be operated by gesture control.New TSI engines and a new 7-speed DSG. The progressive digitalisation is accompanied by the enhanced EA211 TSI engine family. The new Golf initially sees the debut of the new turbocharged petrol engine, the “1.5 TSI Evo” – a 110 kW/150 PS four-cylinder turbo with Active Cylinder Management (ACT). This will be followed by a BlueMotion version producing 96 kW/130 PS. 10/11 M ore...
#CO2 issue largely concluded, No unlawful change to the stated fuel consumption and CO2 figures
found to date only a small number of the model variants of new cars will have the catalogue figure slightly adjusted.
Wolfsburg, 9 December 2015 – Just a month after questions relating to the CO2 figures measured on some of the Group’s
models arose, Volkswagen has largely concluded the clarification of the matter.
Following extensive internal investigations
and measurement checks, it is now clear that almost all of these model variants do correspond to the CO2 figures originally
determined. This means that these vehicles can be marketed and sold without any limitations. The suspicion that the fuel
consumption figures of current production vehicles had been unlawfully changed was not confirmed. During internal
re-measurements slight deviations were found on just nine model variants of the Volkswagen brand.
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