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Volkswagen Group Making Progress with Dieselgate Investigation, Technical Solutions and Group Realignment

by on 10 December 2015 in Industry News

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The Volkswagen Group’s realignment is well underway. The Group is making progress on all five of the priorities it set at the end of October: The technical solutions for customers in Europe have been devised, presented to the authorities, and positively evaluated by them. More…

Walter de Silva Retires as Design Chief of Volkswagen Group

by on 6 November 2015 in Audi News

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Walter Maria de Silva (64), Head of Group Design, is retiring with effect from the end of November. De Silva assumed design responsibility for all passenger car brands within the Volkswagen Group in February 2007. Walter de Silva will continue his links with the Group in an advisory capacity. More…

New Volkswagen Group CEO: “We Will Overcome this Crisis”

by on 6 October 2015 in Industry News

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Speaking at a works meeting in Wolfsburg today the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Matthias Müller, promised employees “swift and relentless clarification” of the emissions scandal. He said that what had happened went against everything the Group and its people stand for and that there was no excuse. At the same time he encouraged employees to take heart: “We can and we will overcome this crisis, because Volkswagen is a group with a strong foundation. And above all because we have the best automobile team anyone could wish for.” He added that the company would do everything it could to ensure that Volkswagen continues to stand for good and secure jobs in the future. More…

Volkswagen AG Announces Action Plan to Refit Diesel Vehicles with EA 189 EU5 Engines

by on 29 September 2015 in Industry News

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Volkswagen AG is announcing its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of diesel vehicles. More…

Matthias Müller Appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group

by on 25 September 2015 in Industry News

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In the first of several communications today, Volkswagen AG has revealed that Porsche brand CEO Matthias Müller will move to replace the ousted Martin Winterkorn. Winterkorn was released earlier this week in the wake of the ongoing so-called Dieselgate emissions situation. More…

Statement from the Executive Committee of Volkswagen AG’s Supervisory Board

by on 23 September 2015 in Industry News

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In a meeting on Wednesday, September 23, the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG discussed in detail the manipulation of emissions data of Volkswagen Group diesel engines and came to the following conclusions. More…

Volkswagen Group Sets Aside 6.5 Billion Euros for Fines, Admits Software Could Be Present on 11M Vehicles

by on 22 September 2015 in Industry News

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It seems that the Volkswagen Group’s TDI issue also involving the A3 2.0 TDI may be a bit larger than had originally been thought. In a statement released today, Volkswagen says that while all TDI models currently sold in Europe meet EU 6 emissions standards, the code in question could be present on some 11 million Volkswagen Group vehicles currently on the road. As such, the company has already set aside 6.5 billion Euros for expected fines. Now, although so many vehicles do have this coding in their ECU, Volkswagen says that on most cars, “the software does not have any effect.” We certainly hope that this is the case. More…

Volkswagen Group Chairman Issues Statement on TDI Situation with EPA and CARB

by on 21 September 2015 in Industry News

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Editor’s Note: Over the weekend, news broke regarding findings from the EPA and CARB over the 2.0 TDI found in the Audi A3. As of this morning, Volkswagen Group Chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn issued this statement. We’re working to provide more on the story even while we try to sift through Frankfurt IAA coverage, impressions […] More…

New 2.0 Bi-TDI Engine Revealed at Vienna Motor Symposium

by on 11 May 2015 in Audi News

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Though impressively efficient, Audi’s 2.0-liter TDI engine has never really been about acceleration performance. Good news for those wanting more out of this engine then, as Volkswagen AG has revealed details of its new 2.0-liter Bi-TDI at this year’s Vienna Motor Symposium.
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New 6.0 TFSI W12 Engine Revealed at Vienna Motor Symposium

by on 11 May 2015 in Audi News

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As with many things in life, what was once a rather nerdy thing like an annual symposium about engines is now becoming mainstream cool. In addition to the latest Miller Cycle inspired 2.0 TFSI shared by Audi last week, Volkswagen also revealed the latest evolution of the W12 now with TFSI turbocharged direct injection and bound for the next A8. More…

Volkswagen Group of America Announces Port of Jacksonville, FL as Its Southeastern Port

by on 11 February 2015 in Industry News

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., today, joined Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold, state and local dignitaries, as well as AMPORTS, one of the largest auto processors in North America, to announce the Port of Jacksonville, Fla. (JAXPORT) as VWGoA’s Southeastern U.S. port. Factory-new Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley vehicles will be imported and distributed through the port. VWGoA plans on transporting 100,000 cars within one year, and approximately 550,000 units in the next five years through JAXPORT. More…

1.8 TFSI Engine Named to “2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines” List

by on 10 December 2014 in Industry News

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WardsAuto Announced today that the 1.8-liter TFSI engine offered in the Audi A3 has found a place on its exclusive “10 Best Engines” list. More…