Tag: Volkswagen

VW And Audi Cleverly Promote Social Distancing By Changing Their Logos

Here’s an expression the late George Carlin would have a field day with: social distancing. Yes, that’s a thing now and we have to thank the novel coronavirus for this euphemism becoming more prominent than ever. Essentially, social distancing designates a set of infection control actions intended to stop or slow down the spread of […]

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VW Offers German Buyers €830 Million As Dieselgate Compensation Despite Failed Settlement Talks

Volkswagen failed to reach an agreement with German consumer protection representatives during settlement negotiations regarding Dieselgate. The automaker said the negotiations with the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZBV) collapsed “over unjustified demands for €50 million made by the plaintiff’s attorneys.” Despite that, Volkswagen Group’s Board of Management has approved a settlement package of up […]

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2021 VW Golf R Shows Up Completely Undisguised, Looks Exactly How You Expected

The all-new VW Golf R has been spotted completely undisguised while undergoing winter testing and it looks exactly as you expected. This prototype of the range-topping performance model of the 2020 VW Golf Mk8 sports all the exterior elements typical to the Golf R. Lowered suspension and oversized wheels with low-profile tires? Check. Sportier bumpers […]

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VW’s Traton Makes $2.9 Billion Bid To Acquire U.S. Truck Maker Navistar International

Volkswagen Group’s Traton truck and bus unit has made a $2.9 billion bid to acquire all of the remaining shares in U.S. truck maker Navistar International Corporation, formerly International Harvester Company. Traton offered a price of $35 per share, which is a 45 percent premium over Navistar’s closing share price of $24.11 on January 29 […]

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VW Group’s New Multi-Brand Plant Will Be Built In Turkey Or Not At All

There has been a lot of talk about Volkswagen’s decision to pick Turkey as the location for a new multi-brand vehicle assembly plant. Despite opposition from German labor unions, the carmaker went through with the plan and announced in July that the plant would be built in Manisa, a city on Turkey’s western coast. The facility […]

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VW Suspends Production In Algeria Amid Political Crisis, Corruption Charges For JV Partner

Volkswagen Group’s production planners and managers are having a tough time these days as the carmaker does not seem to have made the best choices for plant locations recently. Following the controversy surrounding the allocation of a new assembly plant to Turkey and the subsequent suspension of those plans caused by the Turkish military’s invasion […]

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Skoda Starts Karoq Production In Russia, Will Build It In Slovakia Too From 2020

Demand for the Skoda Karoq is so strong that the Volkswagen Group has decided to allocate the compact SUV to two new plants. The Karoq entered production on December 12 at VW Group’s Nizhny Novgorod plant in Russia, where the model has just been launched alongside the facelifted 2020 Rapid. While the Karoq SUVs built […]

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