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More VW cars involved in diesel scandal

Volkswagen cars with bigger diesel engines also contained software designed to dupe emissions testing, according to the US Environmental Protection Authority. The scandal has widened to include luxury brand Porsche and Audi, the EPA said VW also used devices to cheat air-pollution tests in 3.0 litre V6 diesel engines used mostly in larger, more expensive models. However, VW denies the vehicles […]

VW boss says firm will recover

The newly appointed Volkswagen boss, Matthias Mueller, has said the company will recover from the diesel emissions scandal in two to three years. In a speech to managers he said the company needed to become leaner and take decisions more rapidly. The comments come as VW said it would recall 8.5 million cars in Europe as a result of the diesel […]

400,000 VW cars need injectors

Around 400,000 Volkswagen cars in the UK will need fuel injectors altered as well as a software fix, according to the UK boss. Paul Willis, UK managing director, said that cars fitted with the 1.6Litre diesel engine would need the injectors modified. Those with the larger 2Litre engine would only need a software fix, he told the Commons Transport select […]

ECP ask experts about VW scandal

Euro Car Parts has asked experts in emissions-related repairs what they make of the VW ‘defeat device’ scandal affecting Audi, Seat, Skoda, VW and VW Commercial vehicles. Tony Wilson, managing director of Klarius said, ‘The Volkswagen emissions scandal began when regulators in America discovered software designed to cheat their stringent emissions test. VW has since announced that 11million of its […]

VW values ‘marginally affected’ by emissions

Trade values of Volkswagen used cars have so far only been marginally affected by the news of last week’s emissions scandal, according to figures from Glass’s. These are the key findings from data released today covering more than 78,000 observations: Trade values of all Volkswagen used cars in the Glass’s database today are the same as they were at the […]

Seat involved in diesel scandal

Seat is the latest VW brand to reveal it is involved in the diesel duping scandal that has rocked the automotive world. Seat sit under the Volkswagen umbrella along with Audi, Skoda and Seat and all have admitted to installing software that allows diesel vehicles to give false emissions readings during testing. Estimated cars involved brand-by-brand: VW – 5m Audi […]

VW saga continues

Following yesterday’s revelation that bosch warned Volkswagen back in 2007 about using ‘diesel duping’ software, German prosecutors have launched a criminal probe into former chief executive Martin Winterkorn, as two other car manufacturers names are added to the controversy. Audi and Skoda, who both fall under the VV umbrella, now say they have a total of 3.3 million cars fitted […]

SMMT statement on emissions testing

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released a statement following an admission by the world’s biggest carmaker, Volkswagen, that it deceived US regulators in exhaust emissions tests. ‘The UK automotive industry understands the concerns consumers may have following the actions of one manufacturer in regard to emissions testing and the subsequent decision to recall a large number […]

VW dismissing CEO over emissions scandal

Volkswagen will dismiss Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, according to reports in a German newspaper, after the carmaker admitted to cheating US vehicles emissions tests and said 11 million of its cars could be affected worldwide. The Tagesspiegel newspaper, cited unnamed sources on Volkswagen’s supervisory board, stating that Winterkorn would be replaced by Matthias Mueller, the head of Porsche sports car […]

VW and Audi face credibility question

Volkswagen and Audi could be facing a major credibility crisis in the UK market after the revelation that the company deliberately ‘fixed’ emissions software fitted to some of its vehicles in the US, say Glass’s. The scandal means that models including the Audi A3, Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle, Golf and Passat were all fitted with software that was deliberately designed to […]

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