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By: Aaron Cole

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles admitted Tuesday it hasn’t accurately reported required early warning report data to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The safety administration said that warning data includes...

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By: Aaron Cole

The diesel versions of the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon will be the first to undergo increased scrutiny from the Environmental Protection Agency after the recent Volkswagen scandal turned emissions reporting on its head. According to Automotive...

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By: Aaron Cole

A report by the New York Times estimates that Volkswagen cars that illegally polluted up to 40 times more nitrogen oxides may have contributed to more than 100 premature deaths in the U.S., nearly equal to the faulty GM ignition switch that has been ...

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By: Aaron Cole

Speaking to Auto Express ahead of Tesla’s first European factory opening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said internal combustion engines have hit their physical limit for efficiency and that Volkswagen engineers may have resorted to lying out of...

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By: Aaron Cole

Officials in New South Wales, Australia are banning UberX cars from their roads for three months after failing to prosecute their drivers, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Authorities charged 24 drivers with violating the state’s taxi...

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By: Alex L. Dykes

2015 Ford F-350 King Ranch 4×4 6.7-liter OHV V-8, turbodiesel (440 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm; 860 lbs-ft @ 1,600 rpm) 6-speed 6R140 automatic Not tested under EPA regulations* 14.1 (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: King Ranch trim, Super Crew...

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By: Aaron Cole

New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller told about 1,000 high-level managers Monday that the company had a “comprehensive” fix for its cars, and that the solution would be forthcoming. “We are facing a long trudge and a lot of hard...

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By: Jack Baruth

This past Sunday night, I wandered over to my local movie theater to catch Black Mass. Although I’m suffering from a bit of Joel-Edgerton-related-ennui lately and I never really got over the idea of Hey, that’s Johnny Depp in makeup, I...

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By: Chris Tonn

For our readers under the age of 25, let me tell you a bedtime story. There once was a time when Toyota sold sports cars. Seriously. The company now best known for beige once offered a fleet of interesting, sporty, high-performance cars. The...

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By: Sajeev Mehta

TTAC Commentator Sam Hell Jr. writes: Hi, Sajeev! I read with deep concern your notice that the Piston Slap mailbag was empty. You kindly answered my previous query about putting more conservative tires on my ’11 automatic tC (now at 51,000...

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By: Aaron Cole

The preliminary list of semifinalists of the 2015 North American Car & Truck of the Year is out and oddly, Volkswagen didn’t make the list. General Motors sports four car of the year nominees, including the Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Camaro,...

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By: Aaron Cole

An environmental group in Europe is saying most of the world’s automakers are lying about misreporting emissions and fuel economy on tests that are intentionally unclear and designed with several loopholes for carmakers to exploit. “Like...

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By: Aaron Cole

According to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Bosch engineers told Volkswagen in 2007 that software the supplier had offered for the cars in testing, which made it into road cars, was illegal and should not be used. The newspaper, which did not...

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By: Aaron Cole

Cars were banned from the city center of Paris for seven hours Sunday as that city finds ways to manage its growing pollution and congestion problems, Time reported. A group called Paris sans Voiture organized the event in an effort to bring...

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By: Aaron Cole

United Auto Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jefferson North Assembly Plant and its Kokomo Transmission Plant voted down a contract proposal over the weekend, marking the latest and perhaps the most significant defeat to the...

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By: Aaron Cole

A criminal complaint in Germany (that could have been filed by anyone) has prompted an investigation into whether former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn knew the automaker was selling cars with an illegal “defeat device” to fool...

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By: Aaron Cole

Audi said that 2.1 million of its cars worldwide have been fitted with illegal software to help it cheat emissions tests, Reuters reported. The automaker announced that multiple models including the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5 were affected...

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By: Crabspirits

When I write these little features, I always follow a set of self-imposed rules: Rule No. 1: The car is always the main character; Rule No. 2: Avoid using the same personality profile as in a previous story; Rule No. 3: Inject truth. Use real...

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By: Murilee Martin

When Chrysler went all macho with tough car names, it was partly an attempt to expunge the marketing memory of the cute and happy ads for the Neon. The Neon was much better than its wretched Shadow/Sundance predecessor, but still enough of a...

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By: Cameron Aubernon

Tesla owners always enjoyed rapid recharging thanks to the automaker’s Supercharger network. Soon, this privilege will be extended to other EVs. While speaking at a forum in Germany Thursday, CEO Elon Musk said the following regarding the...

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By: Cameron Aubernon

While some declare Volkswagen dead in their betrayed hearts over the recent emissions scandal, others see an opportunity for a discount on a diesel. According to Forbes, though diesel sales during the first month of the scandal would resemble Kuwait ...

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By: Cameron Aubernon

If, while watching your team crush it this weekend, you see few Volkswagen ads, you’re not alone; VW of America is reining in advertising for two weeks. In a memo sent Friday to VWoA’s dealer network, marketing chief Vinay Shahani...

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Mashable
By: Nick Jaynes

Dieselgate just keeps on getting dirtier. A little more than a week after the news first broke that Volkswagen had cheated on emissions testing in some of its diesel vehicles for years, the EPA announced it would toughen those tests for future...

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By: Cameron Aubernon

While the EPA recently revealed Volkswagen’s diesels were cheating emissions tests, two newspapers learned VW was warned about cheating as early as 2007. The German newspapers Bild am Sonntag and Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagzeitung reported...

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By: Chris Tonn

On Sunday, when my eldest daughter and I headed to a local grocery store for a few things, we happened upon a car show in progress. The local Oldsmobile club was having their annual show, which caught the daughter’s eye. Naturally, we put...

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By: Cameron Aubernon

Red Bull’s F1 team is the latest victim of Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, as a possible deal between the team and the automaker has gone “up in smoke.” Those were the words team principal Christian Horner told NBC Sports...

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By: Cameron Aubernon

Suzuki announced Saturday it will sell its 1.5 percent stake in Volkswagen to Porsche next week, finalizing the divorce between the two automakers. The sale to Porsche Automobil Holding SE — which is Volkswagen AG’s largest shareholder...

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By: Cameron Aubernon

Two more local unions rejected the proposed four-year contract deal between FCA US and the UAW Friday, adding to the growing opposition as voting continues. Per The Detroit News, overwhelming majorities at Trenton Engine Complex in Trenton, Mich....

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By: Cameron Aubernon

Volkswagen’s pain parade marches on, this time to Switzerland, which has temporarily banned sales of the automaker’s diesels. The BBC reports the stop-sale order, issued Friday by the nation’s Federal Roads Office, could affect...

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By: Aaron Cole

Justin Hyde at Yahoo Autos has fine, fine reporting that U.S. taxpayers paid more than $20 million in incentives for Volkswagen diesel models under the “Cash for Clunkers” program. According to the report, 4,599 VW Jetta and Jetta...

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By: Aaron Cole

This week, Daimler, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued statements on how their diesel cars don’t cheat like someone else you may’ve heard of. “The BMW Group does not manipulate or rig any emissions tests,”...

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By: Aaron Cole

Making official Friday what we’ve heard for a while (Der Tagesspiegel reported on Monday), Porsche CEO Matthias Müller will take the reigns at Volkswagen. Müller replaces Martin Winterkorn, who resigned after the Environmental Protection...

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By: Antuan Goodwin

The Volkswagen new chief officer comes from one of the automaker's many subsidiary brands.

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Volkswagen named Matthias Müller as the company’s new CEO, tasking him with the challenge of steering Europe’s biggest car maker through an emissions-cheating scandal.

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Mashable
By: Chris Perkins

Just two days after its longtime CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned, the Volkswagen Group has a new CEO. Volkswagen announced at its supervisory board meeting Friday that Porsche CEO Matthias Müller would be stepping up as CEO of the Volkswagen...

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TheVerge
By: Chris Welch

Volkswagen didn't waste much time finding a new chief executive. Current Porsche boss Matthias Müller will become VW's new CEO, the embattled automaker announced today. Müller's name had been floated in recent days as a potential replacement for ...

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Fortune
By: Victor Luckerson

The head of Porsche has been tapped to save Volkswagen.

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Volkswagen's new chief has to move the company beyond the emissions scandal.

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By: Aaron Cole

It’s entirely possible that the Environmental Protection Agency could levy the largest ever civil penalty for Clean Air Act violations against Volkswagen after the automaker lied about emissions from their diesel engines. In 2014, the...

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By: Aaron Cole

Used car dealerships have filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Volkswagen over cars they say they can’t sell and are seeking the same compensation the German automaker is offering its new car dealers, Reuters reported (via Automotive...

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By: Mark Stevenson

Hyundai, looking down the barrel of a class-action lawsuit, has finally agreed to recall 2011 and 2012 model year Sonatas for engine issues resulting from metallic debris. According to Automotive News, the issue affects Sonatas equipped with both...

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Autoblog
By: Chris Bruce

Filed under: Recalls, Hyundai, Safety Hyundai is recalling 470,000 Sonatas from 2011 and 2012 for possible connecting rod bearing failure and 99,500 Accents from 2009-2011 to replace the brake light switches.Continue reading Hyundai recalls 570k...

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By: Doug DeMuro

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it has officially emerged that Volkswagen has been lying to the general public like one of those guys who approaches you at a gas station and says his car has broken down and he just needs three more dollars for a bus...

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By: Mark Stevenson

Hourly employees at FCA’s stamping facility in Sterling Heights and parts operation in Warren, Michigan aren’t exactly thrilled with the deal with which they’ve been presented. According to The Detroit News, more than half of...

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By: Jack Baruth

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” It’s an old idea, but one that has increasing relevance in an era where automation is likely to permanently tilt the balance between capital and labor well off...

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By: Bozi Tatarevic

A recent press release on the completion and success of a three-year program to test biofuels in the Volkswagen Jetta and Passat TDI models may hint that two external companies had knowledge of the high levels of NOx produced by the “Clean...

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By: Matt Gasnier

After covering the northernmost city in China (Mohe), we now travel to Ürümqi in the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region in the westernmost part of China. I thought we may as well push it to the extreme and explore the provincial capital...

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By: Aaron Cole

According to the Wall Street Journal, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller will take over as CEO at Volkswagen following Martin Winterkorn’s resignation Wednesday. Müller, who is 62 years old, took over as CEO of Porsche in 2010, where he expanded...

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Autoblog
By: Greg Migliore

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Diesel Porsche chief executive officer Matthias Müller is expected to be named CEO of Volkswagen AG, according to reports.Continue reading Volkswagen...

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By: Aaron Cole

Ford on Thursday rolled out its newest Super Duty truck — 350 pounds lighter than the outgoing model — complete with aluminum-alloy body, high-strength steel frame and new 6-speed transmission for its V-8 engine. According to Ford, the...

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By: Aaron Cole

Detroit parts and axle operations workers Wednesday voted against a four-year contract proposed by the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Detroit News reported. About 700 Local 1248 workers in Warren, Michigan, turned down the...

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By: Chris Tonn

I recall a few years ago when gearheads and tinkerers happened upon waste vegetable oil as the answer to the high fuel prices of the day. In theory, recycling used fryer grease seems like an elegant solution. In practice, however, restaurants...

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By: Aaron Cole

Ousted Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn could receive up to $67 million after leaving the automaker on Wednesday, depending on how his exit pay is calculated. According to the Wall Street Journal, Winterkorn had amassed at least $34 million in his...

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By: Mark Stevenson

The Chairman of the Board of Management for Škoda, Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland, is expected to replace Michael Horn as CEO of Volkswagen of America, reports Automotive News. The news is just the latest in a number of rumors regarding...

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By: Aaron Cole

German magazine Auto Bild reported Thursday that the diesel BMW X3 exceeded by 11 times allowable limits of nitrogen oxide in a growing scandal started by Volkswagen’s admission it had cheated on emissions tests. BMW shares tumbled 5 percent...

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By: Aaron Cole

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency said this week that they’ll change regulations to hopefully catch carmakers who cheat on emissions tests in the future. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters at a Wall Street Journal ...

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By: Aaron Cole

Only hours after Friday’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that its cars were illegally polluting, David Fiol, a personal injury attorney in San Francisco, had filed a class-action lawsuit through a...