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Volkswagen Extends Powertrain Warranty to Six Years/72,000 Miles

Volkswagen Extends Powertrain Warranty to Six Years/72,000 Miles

The new warranty doubles the automaker's current three-year, 36,000-mile warranty. Called the People First Warranty, the coverage can be transferred to subsequent owners for up to six years or 72,000 miles from the date it was first sold new.

September 29, 2017

Automakers Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Automakers Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Ford, Toyota, Nissan, and other automakers have made cash donations and other contributions to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in south Texas and other Gulf Coast areas.

September 5, 2017

Volkswagen Boosts Warranties for 2018 SUVs

Volkswagen Boosts Warranties for 2018 SUVs

The German automaker recently announced it will offer a six-year or 72,000-mile warranty on its Atlas mid-size SUV and Tiguan compact SUV for the 2018 model year. The upgraded warranty marks a significant upgrade from the 2017 Tiguan.

April 12, 2017

EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years. FCA officials say the software shouldn’t be considered a defeat device.

January 12, 2017

Volkswagen AG Pleads Guilty to Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen AG Pleads Guilty to Emissions Scandal

Aside from the $4.3 Billion settlement, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that six Volkswagen executives and employees were indicted for their role in the decade-long conspiracy to cheat U.S. emissions tests.

January 10, 2017

New-Vehicle Sales Rise 3.7% in November, Autodata Reports

The industry sold 1.38 million new units in November, a 3.7% increase from a year ago, according to Autodata Corp. November's seasonally adjusted annual rate was 17.87 million, which was slightly lower than last November’s SAAR of 18.25 million.

December 6, 2016

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

Volkswagen Agrees to Diesel Settlement

Volkswagen has agreed to give buyers of the nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States with the emissions cheating software the option of selling the cars back or getting them fixed, a judge announced April 21.

April 21, 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

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