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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,(…)

Volkswagen announces new Phaeton EV… Coincidence?

With the aftermath of the recent emissions scandal still fresh, Volkswagen aims for some positive press with the announcement of their new, battery-powered flagship: the next-gen Phaeton. A smart direction away from diesel, but was it a calculated move? For those who remember the original Phaeton model that became available in 2002, sales were its(…)

Volkswagen emissions scandal fault of “a couple of engineers”

Volkswagen had its first Congressional hearing yesterday, where the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee grilled top US executive Matthew Horn about the emissions scandal that broke a few weeks ago. It was two hours of questions and deflective answers, and the public are yet to gather much new information. Horn told the committee he believes(…)

Are you a Volkswagen owner?

We covered the emissions scandal on our main blog last week and now we’re able to tell you what to do if you are a VW owner. If you think your vehicle is affected, then here’s what you need to know.   Are you affected? VW has announced that of the 11 million vehicles affected(…)

The new 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco

The new 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco has been released. The car is very popular here in the UK, with the new generation selling exceptionally well here since its release in 2008. In fact the UK is the world’s second biggest market for the Scirocco, with China being the biggest. From it’s release in 2008 until the(…)

Volkswagen’s sales increase by 3.1% in America

Volkswagen growth in the United States is still on the up with the German company reporting an increase in sales of 3.1 per cent. The month of March was not expected to be this good for Europe’s largest car manufacturer. They managed to sell a fantastic 37,704 cars in that month alone. Year on year(…)