• Volkswagen to ‘rotate’ major roles and EU to investigate

    Still in the aftermath of September’s emissions scandal, Volkswagen has announced a few details of their future plans. The biggest change will affect the engine-related employees and how long they can do a certain job role before they are ‘rotated’. VW hope this will improve oversight and prevent anything like the scandal happening again. Hans(…)

  • Volkswagen “relentlessly searching” for emissions scandal culprits

    “The situation is not dramatic, but it is intense… We are fighting for every customer and every car,” says VW CEO Matthias Müller. Last Thursday Volkswagen gave the most detailed admission about the emissions scandal so far, during a press conference in Germany. Hans Dieter Pötsch, the VW chairman, and CEO Matthias Müller spoke on(…)

  • Volkswagen’s UK & US sales plunge after emissions scandal

    We can see storm clouds about to ruin this optimistic blue sky… Unsurprisingly, the emissions scandal has brought Volkswagen more bad news this month. Sales of VW products in the UK have dropped by almost 20% and in the US they’ve plummeted 25%. Official findings from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show(…)

  • VW reveals EU fix for emissions scandal cars

    Volkswagen has (finally) revealed details of their proposed emissions fix. Of the 11 million cars affected worldwide, the majority are in Europe. This week we’ve learnt how those affected in the EU will be fixed and, actually, it’s very simple. A bit too simple considering the lengths they went to cheat, but that’s for another(…)

  • Volkswagen unveils two new Beetles for 2016

    Debuting at the L.A Motor Show this week are two new 2016 Beetles from Volkswagen… who cleverly left the diesels at home. The German carmaker is keeping a relatively low profile (and apologising profusely) after the emissions scandal, but still managed to create a buzz around its new models. We think fans of the popular bug(…)

  • VW round-up: $1,000 gift cards, whistle-blower amnesty deal, Müller out?

    When I read the constant stream of scandalous Volkswagen news, I can’t help but sing Uh oh, we’re in trouble, something’s (the EPA’s findings) come along and it’s burst our bubble (of toxic emissions), yeah yeah in my head. Actually, I bet Matthias Müller would rock that on karaoke at the VW Christmas party. All jokes aside though, VW are in trouble.(…)

  • VW admit CO2 emissions “irregularities” in 800,000 vehicles

    Volkswagen is still driving into the eye of the storm – probably because it’s hard to see amongst all those toxic emissions – and now it’s pumping out CO2 like it’s going out of fashion. If we’re going down, we’re taking the ozone layer with us! Bit harsh? I suppose we should give them credit(…)

Volkswagen to ‘rotate’ major roles and EU to investigate

Still in the aftermath of September’s emissions scandal, Volkswagen has announced a few details of their future plans. The biggest change will affect the engine-related employees and how long they can do a certain job role before they are ‘rotated’. VW hope this will improve oversight and prevent anything like the scandal happening again. Hans(…)

Volkswagen “relentlessly searching” for emissions scandal culprits

“The situation is not dramatic, but it is intense… We are fighting for every customer and every car,” says VW CEO Matthias Müller. Last Thursday Volkswagen gave the most detailed admission about the emissions scandal so far, during a press conference in Germany. Hans Dieter Pötsch, the VW chairman, and CEO Matthias Müller spoke on(…)

Volkswagen’s UK & US sales plunge after emissions scandal

We can see storm clouds about to ruin this optimistic blue sky… Unsurprisingly, the emissions scandal has brought Volkswagen more bad news this month. Sales of VW products in the UK have dropped by almost 20% and in the US they’ve plummeted 25%. Official findings from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show(…)

VW reveals EU fix for emissions scandal cars

Volkswagen has (finally) revealed details of their proposed emissions fix. Of the 11 million cars affected worldwide, the majority are in Europe. This week we’ve learnt how those affected in the EU will be fixed and, actually, it’s very simple. A bit too simple considering the lengths they went to cheat, but that’s for another(…)

Volkswagen unveils two new Beetles for 2016

Debuting at the L.A Motor Show this week are two new 2016 Beetles from Volkswagen… who cleverly left the diesels at home. The German carmaker is keeping a relatively low profile (and apologising profusely) after the emissions scandal, but still managed to create a buzz around its new models. We think fans of the popular bug(…)

VW round-up: $1,000 gift cards, whistle-blower amnesty deal, Müller out?

When I read the constant stream of scandalous Volkswagen news, I can’t help but sing Uh oh, we’re in trouble, something’s (the EPA’s findings) come along and it’s burst our bubble (of toxic emissions), yeah yeah in my head. Actually, I bet Matthias Müller would rock that on karaoke at the VW Christmas party. All jokes aside though, VW are in trouble.(…)

VW admit CO2 emissions “irregularities” in 800,000 vehicles

Volkswagen is still driving into the eye of the storm – probably because it’s hard to see amongst all those toxic emissions – and now it’s pumping out CO2 like it’s going out of fashion. If we’re going down, we’re taking the ozone layer with us! Bit harsh? I suppose we should give them credit(…)

The new Volkswagen Tiguan set for spring 2016

Before the emissions-shaped storm hit the car industry, Volkswagen introduced the second generation Tiguan to the public. VW, quite literally the day before the scandal broke, unveiled the new SUV to positive reviews at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The first generation Tiguan has sold 2.64 million units worldwide since its release in 2007.(…)

Volkswagen reports first quarterly loss in 15 years

Looks like the toxic emissions spluttering out of that 2007 Volkswagen Passat aren’t the only grey clouds forming over the German carmakers. Volkswagen posted a quarterly loss this morning, their first in 15 years. The German heavyweights reported a huge operating loss of €3.48bn in the third quarter, compared to the €3.2bn profit they made a(…)

Volkswagen emissions scandal: one month on…

The Volkswagen emissions cheating is the biggest scandal the automotive industry has seen in a long time, thanks to the constant stream of media reports and new pieces of information appearing daily. And now it looks like the 11 million affected vehicles total could grow higher. In case you haven’t been near a television, computer,(…)