Report: Volkswagen Investigation May Take Months

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

A meeting of Volkswagen executives revealed Thursday that the internal investigation into how the company produced 11 million cars with illegal “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests will take several months, Reuters (via Automotive News) reported. The supervisory board said in light of the ongoing investigation, the automaker would push back its scheduled meeting in November, […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Workers Reject Union Contract

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

United Auto Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles officially rejected a proposed contract that would have raised wages for workers, but didn’t eliminate the tiered pay system for veteran and newly hired workers. Reuters reported that 65 percent of the 40,000 union workers voted against the contract. Reports said that workers voiced concerns that the contract […]

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Jaguar Land Rover in U.S. Sticking With Diesel Despite Total Hatred

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The head of Jaguar Land Rover’s operations in the U.S. said the automaker will stick with its plans to rollout diesel engines for its cars, including the Jaguar F-Pace next year. Automotive News reported that CEO Joe Eberhardt said at a Detroit luncheon the automaker was “very confident” in the technology for its diesel cars. “We are […]

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Volkswagen Planning Capital Push to Raise Money For Scandal

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Volkswagen may issue preferred shares to help raise money to deal with its growing diesel scandal, Reuters reported. The German automaker may cut costs and boost cash flow before resorting to offering parts of the company to outside investors. According to the report, VW may find some willing investors to help bail the company out of its […]

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2015 Volkswagen Golf R Review – Let’s Get Serious

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

2015 Volkswagen Golf R 2-liter DOHC I-4, turbocharged, variable intake and exhaust timing, variable exhaust-valve lift (292 horsepower @ 5,400 rpm; 280 pounds-feet of torque @ 1,800 rpm) 6-speed DSG automatic transmission 23 city/30 highway/26 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 24 mpg on the 60/40 city/hwy, 45 percent boot-full of throttle everywhere (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Reflex Silver Metallic paint, Titan Black Leather interior; […]

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FCA Wins, Volkswagen Loses in Average New Car Price During September

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The average transaction price for a new car edged up slightly August to September from $33,563 to $33,730, researchers at Kelley Blue Book said Thursday. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posted the largest gain over the same month last year, as the automaker increased its average transaction price 4.1 percent to $34,809. Unsurprisingly, Volkswagen was the only major […]

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