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Toyota, Volkswagen Announce Partnerships With Ride-Hailing Services

Toyota announced a partnership with ride-hailing giant Uber, while Volkswagen forged a pack with lesser-known but reportedly fast-growing Gett. While both OEMs sought out relationships with ride-hailing services, their approach to the partnerships will differ slightly.

May 26, 2016

GM Replacing 88% of Lineup By 2020

General Motors should gain market share by replacing 88% of its light-duty lineup by 2020, while Volkswagen and Korean automakers are relying too heavily on cars with consumer demand shifting toward SUVs and trucks, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst has said.

May 12, 2016

FTC Seeks Court Order Against Volkswagen for Deceptive Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking a court order against Volkswagen that would require the manufacturer to compensate American consumers who bought or leased a vehicle equipped emissions cheat software. Volkswagen has also been granted an extension to come up with a detailed plan to recall 600,000 affected diesel vehicles.

March 29, 2016

California Air Resources Board Rejects Volkswagen Recall Plan

CARB rejected Volkswagen's recall plan because it contained gaps and lacked sufficient detail. The agency said Volkswagen’s descriptions of proposed repairs lacked enough information for a technical evaluation and did not adequately address overall impacts on vehicle performance, emissions and safety.

January 12, 2016

VW Apologizes, Promises Imminent Diesel Fix

The CEO of Volkswagen's North American operations offered a public apology to consumers and dealers during the Los Angeles Auto Show's press day. He said the company is on the verge of revealing its plan to fix the nearly 500,000 diesel vehicles sold in the United States with an emissions software cheat.

November 19, 2015

NADA Says New-Vehicle Sales to Reach 17.7 Million in 2016

In a joint press conference preceding the Los Angeles Auto Show, representatives from the NADA and J.D. Power spoke on the current state of auto retailing and delivered their 2016 new- and used-vehicle sales predictions.

November 19, 2015

Consumers Down on VW Brand, Diesel-Powered Vehicles, Survey Shows

Not only do more than half of consumers on Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader have "complete" or "general mistrust" of the Volkswagen brand in the wake of its emissions scandal, 30% of users of both sites are less likely to consider a diesel-powered vehicle.

October 6, 2015

Volkswagen Plans to Fix Emissions-Rigged Vehicles

Volkswagen Plans to Fix Emissions-Rigged Vehicles

Volkswagen AG plans to refit all 11 million vehicles involved in the emissions-rigging scandal. It also announced significant changes to its top leadership, while dealers await answers.

September 30, 2015

VW CEO Resigns Amid Emissions Scandal
Volkswagen 'Deeply Sorry' About EPA Violation