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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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Volkswagen has announced that authorities have approved its proposed fix for about 8.5 million diesel engines in Europe. Approval by Germany’s KBA motor transport authority has been granted and will extend across the European Union’s 28 national markets. The fixes apply to the 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0-liter diesel engines, which will all receive a software […]

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The fallout from the Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal continues. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg has stepped down as member of the board of management for technical development at Audi after serving 30 years with the company. Hackenberg began his career at the Institute for Motor Transport in 1978 after graduating in mechanical engineering at Aachen RWTH University. […]

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Since the September Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal, mass-market diesel car sales are about nil, and what was a quiet din of selling activity at best of times is now nearly silent. Last month excluding diesel pickups and trucks, the 2,798 total sales of 28 U.S. market diesel passenger vehicles did not outnumber an estimated 3,100 […]

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