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VW and its U.S. dealers reach proposed settlement over ‘Dieselgate’ scandal

Volkswagen and its U.S. dealers reached a proposed settlement over grievances related to the carmaker's diesel emissions scandal. Under the plan, dealers will get cash payments and other compensation in return for not suing VW.
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New electric Volkswagen debuts in Paris next month with 300-mile range

As part of its plan to go electric, Volkswagen plans to introduce an electric car prototype at the Paris Motor Show next month. Described as Golf-sized with Passat cargo space, it should have a driving range of approximately 300 miles.
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The rugged Amarok pickup could help Volkswagen break into a new segment

Volkswagen is debating whether to introduce a seven-seater SUV based on the Amarok pickup truck. If approved for production, Volkswagen's first body-on-frame SUV will be sold in the United States.
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Volkswagen turns the Passat into an Olympic sprinter in Australia

Volkswagen will introduce a hotter version of the Passat in Australia. Offered as a sedan and as a wagon, the 206TSI model will get a 280-horsepower turbo four borrowed from the Golf R.
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Volkswagen could face criminal charges in the U.S.

While it may seem that everyone is investigating Volkswagen, the Department of Justice reportedly has enough evidence to support criminal charges. Whether those charges will be filed or negotiated remains to be decided.
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New remote unlock hack compounds VW’s problems 3:32

The German automaker is still dealing with having duped thousands of customers with cars that weren’t as clean as they said they were, now we learn that a relatively simple hack makes it easy to break into most VW vehicles…
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100 million Volkswagen vehicles can be unlocked wirelessly by hacker thieves

Researchers found separate hacks for remote key fob codes to unlock cars. Most VW Group vehicles made since 1995 and millions of other cars are vulnerable. Best advice, don't assume a locked car is secure - and don't leave valuables…
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VW’s new filter cuts gas engine soot, and by quite a lot

Volkswagen Group announced it will use gasoline particulate filters to reduce emissions. The company claims GPFs cut particulate matter by 90 percent. The first cars to use the new filters will the VW Tiguan and Audi A5, both starting in…
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EPA approves sales of 2017 BMW diesels after a delay for more testing

The EPA says BMW can sell its 2017 diesel models in the U.S. The agency delayed certification for the diesel Bimmers so that it could conduct more thorough testing in the wake of the VW diesel scandal.
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It won hearts at CES and now the VW BUDD-e is named Concept Truck of the Year

After getting rave ratings at its CES debut, the VW BUDD-e concept minibus was given the nod for production. Now it has won the Concept Truck of the Year award. Market launch is slated for the 2020 model year for the all-electric small van.
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The fix is in: VW’s 2.0-liter diesel settlement granted preliminary approval

Volkswagen has announced that its 2.0-liter diesel settlement program has been preliminarily approved by a U.S. District Court judge. The program allows drivers to either sell their vehicle back or receive a free emissions modification.