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

by on 6 October 2015 in Industry News


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…

SilverCar Audi Rentals Back in New York City with New Manhattan Pop-Up

by on 29 September 2015 in Industry News

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New Yorkers may recall that the Audi-only app-based car rental company Silvercar set up temporary pop-up shop last summer. Still called the ‘Easy Out’, this time around you can get an A4 for $79 per weekday or $129 on the weekends. The program began Sept 28 and will run through the end of 2015. What’s […] More…

Update: Audi Confirms Number of Cars Affected plus other Dieselgate News

by on 29 September 2015 in Industry News

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It’s been a few days since we’ve seen official word from Audi or the Volkswagen Group, so we wanted to post a few updates to keep people abreast of the latest news. Here’s what we know since our last report. Background For those living under a rock, the PR and marketing fiasco known as Dieselgate began […] More…

Matthias Müller Appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group

by on 25 September 2015 in Industry News


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…

EPA, California Notify Volkswagen Group of America of Clean Air Act Violations

by on 21 September 2015 in Industry News

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The EPA released a statement regarding the allegations levied against the Volkswagen Group and, in turn, Audi regarding the 2.0 TDI engines and a potential issue with their running non-compliant software. 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…

Hankook Tires as Original Fitment on New Audi A4 models

by on 18 September 2015 in Industry News

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From the looks of it, Audi’s participation in the Hankook exclusive DTM series may be paying off for the tire company as it moves to outfit the new B9 Audi A4. Word from the Frankfurt IAA media week is that Hankook will come as original fitment on the new A4. Whether or not the A4 […] More…

SONIC Tools Becomes Official Hand Tool Supplier for IMSA

by on 18 September 2015 in Industry News

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America’s newest tool brand becomes a technical partner for TUDOR Championship and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge DAYTONA BEACH,  Fla.– The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Sonic Tools today announced a multiyear agreement that presents SONIC Tools  as the Official Hand Tool Supplier of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (to become the IMSA WeatherTech […] More…

Avis Fulfills Luxury Demand in Taiwan with New Audi Fleet

by on 18 August 2015 in Industry News

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SINGAPORE and TAIPEI — Avis Car Rental in Taiwan announces its new ‘Audi Fleet Prestige Rental Service’, offering customers premium vehicles, quality interiors, comfortable space and Audi’s proprietary quattro® intelligent permanent four wheel drive system technology. The service also includes a first class limousine service for business executives and VIPs in top of the range Audi A8 models. The new service was […] More…