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Chevrolet is going to try to take advantage of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal with its revised diesel-powered Cruze. Speaking with Automotive News, GM’s vice president of global propulsion systems, Dan Nicholson, outlined Chevy’s plan to go after customers put off by Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating. “There are a lot of diesel intenders and diesel-loyal people […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) says Volkswagen’s proposed plan to fix 3.0-liter diesels is not good enough. Regulators in California have called on Volkswagen to come up with a better fix for 16,000 cars with 3.0-liter diesel engines which were illegally fitted with defeat devices to cheat emissions tests. Those include models from the […]

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More details on Volkswagen’s $10 billion diesel scandal settlement have surfaced. The German automaker will reportedly pay between $1,000 and $7,000 to diesel vehicle owners, in addition to either fixing or buying back the affected cars. The settlement is still being negotiated for submission to a federal judge next week, and the payment amount will […]

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There’s a possibility the new Audi SQ7 TDI could be coming to the U.S. The high-performance luxury SUV was unveiled last week, sporting a 4.0-liter V8 diesel engine with 435 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, helping make it the most powerful compression-ignition SUV on the market. Given that the Volkswagen Group is under fire […]

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Audi just released details about its all-new SQ7 TDI luxury utility vehicle, which packs a powerful diesel engine, advanced 48-volt electrical system, rear-wheel steering and much more. Curiously, the four-ring brand didn’t showcase this product at the Geneva Motor Show, which just wrapped up yesterday. Somebody must have dropped the ball. In any event, this […]

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Volkswagen is expected to offer generous compensation packages for the owners affected by its diesel scandal. Although the German automaker has not determined whether vehicle owners will receive cash, car buy-backs, repairs or replacement vehicles, Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney VW hired to oversee the claims process, believes an overwhelming majority will accept the eventual compensation […]

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Renault is hoping to avoid a Volkswagen-type diesel scandal. The French automaker’s vehicles aren’t sold in North America, but the Renault Captur is being recalled in Europe to fix pollution-control systems on 15,800 affected units. In addition, about 700,000 vehicles will have a voluntary emissions-system update. For now, the recall is limited to the 110-horsepower […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has rejected Volkswagen’s proposed diesel fix. The state said that the German automaker’s proposed fix was not adequate or fast enough, and that it would continue its investigation in addition to talks with Volkswagen to find a reasonable fix. No immediate penalties were assessed by California regulators but it […]

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The U.S. attorney general is reportedly having a hard time getting information from Volkswagen regarding the diesel emissions scandal. The automaker is citing German privacy laws as an excuse not to provide emails or other communications among its executives to U.S. officials, impeding the investigation. Recently, the U.S. Justice Department said that Volkswagen has “impeded […]

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Volkswagen has hired attorney Kenneth Feinberg, the same man who was responsible for handling the GM ignition switch compensation fund. Feinberg will be in charge of designing and administering an independent claims resolution program for the German automaker’s recent TDI scandal. Volkswagen is turning to Feinberg’s expertise and believes the veteran attorney will develop an […]

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