Volkswagen’s suggested fixes for its 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel vehicles fitted with emissions-cheating software keep getting rejected, and now the automaker has decided on a plan to buy back some of the effected models—but only the certified pre-owned vehicles currently in the Dieselgate sales-ban limbo on…
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller is continuing his apology tour throughout the United States over the hot mess that is Dieselgate, but the tour just took a super-weird turn with a series of interviews that Mueller gave to NPR. First he claimed that Volkswagen didn’t lie, and then that the whole thing was caused by a…
Car companies tell us the buttons on your dashboard are soon to be replaced with pinches and swipes. Some are already pushing even further with touch screens you don’t actually touch. Let’s look closer at some of this tech and see if it’s actually worth being wide-eyed over.
Forget the Amarok, VW’s best pickups are basically vans. [Image: Volkswagen]
Volkswagen killed the car. Of course I mean the company’s slogan that’s been in use since 2007, which is the German translation “Das Auto.” Since that’s now dead due to the Dieselgate scandal, I thought we could help VW out with some suggestions for a new slogan.
[Holy shit the seats in the 1991 Volkswagen Vario concept car. I just...damn. Photo Credit: VW]
In a mea culpa press conference in Germany today, executives from the Volkswagen Group conceded areas of the company had a mindset “that tolerated breaches of rules,” one factor of several that led to the ongoing Dieselgate scandal.
Volkswagen’s been looking for a patsy to blame the whole Dieselgate fiasco on for a while, and they’ve found quite a few. First the CEO (which, probably right call, he’s the damn CEO), and then a couple of engineers. But now VW’s found a new one: Audi’s head of research and development, Ulrich Hackenberg.
Huey Lewis once opined via pop song that it truly was hip to be square. VW said, well duh, having offered their Squareback for years. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Square is claimed to be a daily driver, but will its price prove to be a square deal?
In case you were wondering when the supplier who provided Volkswagen’s cheat-ridden engine management software would come under fire, Reuters reports that United States federal prosecutors are investigating supplier Robert Bosch GmbH’s role in the dieselgate scandal.
Volkswagen’s rolled out much of the details of its “Goodwill Program” in the wake of Dieselgate, as it hopes to somewhat soothe the feelings of people who bought cars with afflicted 2.0-liter diesel engines from the company. Will it work? (No.) It’s much of what we heard last week, but now with additional…
Our friends over at The Truth About Cars reported that Volkswagen is planning on starting a “TDI Goodwill Program” for current TDI owners. The “Program” is basically a much-enlarged version of something many of us have done when we want to make up for something bad we did: bribe our way out of it.
Despite Volkswagen’s denial that its 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine features a EPA regulations-cheating defeat device, Porsche has now officially ordered a stop sale on its Cayenne SUV featuring the engine in question.
Remember Volkswagen? They were supposed to be building a seven-passenger SUV in America, which was part of the “Strategy 2018” to become the worlds best automaker. Then this little scandal called Dieselgate sort of ruined everything. Now they’re trying to get back on track.
So I’m one of those guys; those Nazi loving environment hating guys that bought a Volkswagen TDI knowing FULL WELL that several years after I bought it I would discover that it was actually an acid rain factory that was designed to melt baby seals and erode the moral fabric of America.
When it was revealed that VW had installed cheating devices on diesel vehicles as far back as 2008, it was played off as a mistake unknown to most of the company. But back in 2008, VW’s marketing enjoyed exploiting the performance of the illegal technology, bragging that vehicles outperformed EPA testing in the real…
Volkswagen has admitted that it knew Dieselgate was coming as far back as the Spring of 2014. But a new report from the AP says that despite all that, Volkswagen has now additionally confirmed it was getting ready to ship its 2016 diesel models with an “auxiliary emissions control device” software, completely separate…
Volkswagen is in some deep stuff right now. So deep, in fact, that they just deleted diesels from their website.