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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.
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A GTI'd Volkswagen Passat exists … will we see it in showrooms?

Volkswagen is looking into launching a hotter version of the Passat. Designed specifically for the North American market, the hot-rodded model could get the same 2.0-liter turbo four that's found under the hood of the GTI.
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Volkswagen will continue to sell diesels, but not in large numbers

Volkswagen will not stop selling diesel cars in the U.S., but it won't sell nearly as many of them as it did before the "Dieselgate" emissions scandal. That's largely due to tougher regulations, VW's U.S. CEO said.
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Dieselgate redux – regulators nix VW 3.0L diesel repair plan

Volkswagen's plan to repair 85,000 U.S. 3.0L diesel cars has been rejected by California's Air Resources Board. The parties are still in talks, but it appears little progress has been made since an earlier proposal in February.
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LG Electronics and VW want to empower your car to run your smart home

LG and VW announced a development collaboration on what the two companies referred to as the "next-generation platform" of car connectivity. They are targeting the ability to connect to and control your smart-home systems from future VW…
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Dieselgate: VW says 3-liter diesels can likely be repaired instead of bought back

Now that owners of the cheating 2.0 liter diesel-powered VW Group cars are to be offered buybacks, a smaller group of 3.0 liter cars could be repaired with no buybacks. That's what a VW attorney told a U.S. judge.
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Volvo has been suspicious of Volkswagen's TDI diesel engine for years

Volvo wanted to sell diesels in the United States, but it couldn't match VW's TDI engine in terms of fuel economy, emissions, and performance, and its engineers couldn't understand why. Now we know.
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VW to pay up for Dieselgate — $15 billion plus and it's not over yet

VW's U.S. settlement for 475,000 vehicles with diesel emissions software cheats are due today. The total for U.S. and states exceeds $15 billion. $10.033 billion will be for owner and lease buybacks and additional compensation.
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Integrity, trust and future tech developments on VW annual meeting agenda

VW Group CEO Müller presented the company's plan for the next decade at the annual meeting. Vehicle electrification, autonomous cars, mobility services, cleaner gas engines, and the diesel recall program were all on the agenda.
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Volkswagen may cut 40 models across its many brands

As it continues working to dig itself out of the hole of the diesel scandal, Volkswagen may cut 40 models across its many brands in order to make the most of now-limited resources.
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Former Volkswagen CEO under investigation for possible market manipulation

According to a new report, former Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn is the target of a criminal investigation for possible market manipulation. The probe also involves another current member of the VW Group management board.
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Judge extends Volkswagen diesel settlement deadline

Volkswagen and U.S. regulators will get one more week to finalize the diesel settlement announced in April. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer extended the deadline from June 21 to June 28.