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U.S. Gives Green Light to VW 3.0-Liter Diesel Engine Dieselgate Fix

U.S. Gives Green Light to VW 3.0-Liter Diesel Engine Dieselgate Fix

U.S. and California regulators approved Volkswagen AG’s recommended course of action for 38,000 diesel-powered vehicles from the company’s Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche brands, according to a letter released publicly on Monday.
The approval addresses the automaker’s SUVs with 3.0-liter diesel engines believed to emit excess emissions and means that the German …

Audi to Acquire Luxury Rental Startup Silvercar

Audi to Acquire Luxury Rental Startup Silvercar

Saying the two companies “share a vision for the future of transportation,” Audi announced plans to acquire Silvercar, a luxury car rental company, on Thursday.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Audi had previously purchased a stake in the company in 2015 as part of a $28 million Series …

Report from Detroit – Highlights from the 2017 North American International Auto Show

Report from Detroit – Highlights from the 2017 North American International Auto Show

DETROIT—The North American International Auto Show remains one of the most important auto shows in the automotive industry. However, over the past years the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has gained significant importance. The Detroit show is held at the Cobo Center in Detroit and starts with two press …

2016 Audi A4 2.0 TDI Ultra – Review

2016 Audi A4 2.0 TDI Ultra – Review

Exactly one and a half years passed since I spent time with the previous generation of the Audi A4. The 2014 Audi A4 was a sophisticated and well-engineered mid-sized premium sedan. However, to compete against other premium competitors, such as the BMW 3 Series or the Mercedes C-Class, it lacked …

Germany Recalls 630,000 Diesels from Audi, Mercedes, Opel, Porsche, and VW

Germany Recalls 630,000 Diesels from Audi, Mercedes, Opel, Porsche, and VW

German authorities called on Friday for the recall of approximately 630,000 diesel-powered vehicles in order to update their emissions control systems.
The recall, which affects Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche, and Volkswagen, calls for the engine control software to be updated because the affected vehicles’ systems would suppress emissions controls at low …

Automakers Band Together to Make Automatic Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Automakers Band Together to Make Automatic Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Automakers representing almost the entirety of the U.S. market joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in announcing plans to install automatic emergency braking on almost all new cars sold in the United States by 2022.
The list of automakers, which is a who’s who …

Toyota Retakes No. 1 Spot in Auto Sales as VW Faces Emissions Crisis

Toyota Retakes No. 1 Spot in Auto Sales as VW Faces Emissions Crisis

Embattled automaker Volkswagen, which achieved its long-time goal of becoming the world’s biggest car manufacturer a mere three months ago, saw its brief reign come to an end Monday.
Toyota, which held the number one position for years before being overtaken by VW, published figures that showed it had sold more …

The Future of Diesel in the United States: Has Volkswagen Finally Done What GM Couldn’t?

The Future of Diesel in the United States: Has Volkswagen Finally Done What GM Couldn’t?

It was 1981 in America, and diesel was in its heyday. Sales of diesel-powered automobiles that year reached 520,788 (out of roughly 6.5 million), and 60% of those came from General Motors. These included the General’s biggest sedans, the Cadillac Fleetwood and Sedan de Ville, the Buick Electra and LeSabre, …

Volkswagen, Audi Ordered to Recall 500,000 Vehicles after EPA Accuses Automaker of Cheating on Emissions Testing

Volkswagen, Audi Ordered to Recall 500,000 Vehicles after EPA Accuses Automaker of Cheating on Emissions Testing

The Environmental Protection Agency ordered German automaker Volkswagen to recall almost half a million four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars saying they had software that circumvented EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants.
The models affected were sold from 2008 through 2015, and total 482,000 vehicles. The device was programmed to …

Audi, BMW, Daimler to Buy Nokia’s Digital Mapping Service

Audi, BMW, Daimler to Buy Nokia’s Digital Mapping Service

Audi, BMW, and Daimler, three of Germany’s largest luxury automakers, will purchase Finnish communications company Nokia’s digital mapping service, Nokia Here, for approximately €2.5 billion ($2.71 billion).
The news was first reported in Manager Magazin, which said that the deal is likely to close by the end of the month.
Nokia’s high-definition …

Audi Debuts Audi On Demand

Audi Debuts Audi On Demand

Audi announced the launch of Audi on demand, a new service that allows user to rent an Audi automobile by the day for up to 28 days by using a dedicated app. The app is available in the Apple App store, and the service is currently available in San Francisco …

2015 Audi A3 TDI – Road Test and Review

2015 Audi A3 TDI – Road Test and Review

As diesels become more popular in the United States (three carmakers, including Audi, currently offer six models each, while the total number of diesel models on the market five years ago was 12), many rules are being broken. Just a decade ago, the idea of a sporty diesel would have …