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When Volkswagen finally recalls its diesel vehicles, owners may be in for a surprise once they get their vehicles “fixed.” And the surprise isn’t the good kind either. Consumer Reports decided to see just how much performance is impacted when diesel-powered Volkswagen vehicles are in their “cheat mode” by putting a 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI […]

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Under deadline pressure, Volkswagen’s new CEO Matthias Mueller said it will recall and refit 11 million vehicles equipped with emissions cheating devices. Included will be U.S. and European vehicles under the nameplate Volkswagen (5 million cars), Audi (2.1 million), Skoda (1.8 million), and Seat (700,000) of Spain. The automaker has pulled its cars off the […]

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In getting caught in a cheating scandal, Volkswagen was called out for emitting 10-40 times the legal limit of nitrogen oxides, or NOx. In short, nitrogen oxides are toxic gases produced under high pressure in the engine by combining nitrogen and oxygen. SEE ALSO: What Volkswagen’s ‘Dieselgate’ Is, and Why it Matters NOx may cause […]

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After days of silence following a shocking revelation that Volkswagen cheated U.S. emissions rules, the CEO of Volkswagen AG has released a statement offering an apology and a commitment. “I personally am deeply sorry that we have broken the trust of our customers and the public,” said Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG. “We […]

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Today Volkswagen Group of America reported it had sold over 100,000 Volkswagen and Audi TDI-powered vehicles in the United States this year. This is the first time it has reached this sales level in a calendar year. Volkswagen and Audi currently offer 12 different TDI Clean Diesel powered models in the U.S. “Selling more than100,000 […]

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Volkswagen offered New Yorkers a glimpse of the future this week, bringing the Volkswagen XL1 in the city as part of a month-long American tour that took in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and now the Big Apple. The XL1 is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a European combined fuel consumption rating […]

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