Volkswagen http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53669/more en VW to Return Cash-for-Clunkers Subsidies to Spain http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain <div class="node-body article-body">Volkswagen initially refused to give back the subsidy payments, contending they were based not on nitrogen-oxide but on carbon-dioxide emissions. But VW later admitted it had understated CO2 emissions as well.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-return-cash-clunkers-subsidies-spain#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Engines Spain Dealer Data & Insights SEAT Volkswagen Emissions Incentives Production Vehicle Assembly Vehicles in Operation Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1403601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW&rsquo;s Garcia-Sanz discusses Spanish investment with President Rajoy in May.</strong></p> Limos Lead New Single-Platform Russian Luxury Lineup http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/limos-lead-new-single-platform-russian-luxury-lineup <div class="node-body article-body">NAMI director Maxim Nagaitsev says the limousine to be built for President Vladimir Putin will be the world’s largest passenger vehicle.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/limos-lead-new-single-platform-russian-luxury-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/limos-lead-new-single-platform-russian-luxury-lineup#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Porsche Product Development Production Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:12:00 +0000 1398661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Russian President Putin has first dibs on new limo.</strong></p> VW Emissions Scandal Echoes GM India Controversy http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-emissions-scandal-echoes-gm-india-controversy <div class="node-body article-body">Despite evidence that VW misrepresented emissions data to Indian authorities, the automaker need look no farther than a similar case involving General Motors India to see its actions might not carry a severe penalty.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-emissions-scandal-echoes-gm-india-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/vw-emissions-scandal-echoes-gm-india-controversy#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Engines India Technology Data & Insights Audi General Motors Volkswagen Emissions Laws/Law Enforcement Sales Results Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:51:00 +0000 1400041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW says test-rigging software in up to 11 million EA189 diesel engines.</strong></p> Volkswagen’s Skoda Subsidiary Puts New Model on Hold http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/volkswagen-s-skoda-subsidiary-puts-new-model-hold <div class="node-body article-body">It is not clear whether suspension of development of the second-generation Roomster is connected to Volkswagen’s diesel-engine-emissions scandal.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/volkswagen-s-skoda-subsidiary-puts-new-model-hold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/volkswagen-s-skoda-subsidiary-puts-new-model-hold#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Analysis Industry Czech Republic Data & Insights Skoda Product Development Production Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:19:00 +0000 1400071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen Caddy basis for new-gen Skoda Roomster.</strong></p> Making Luxury Interiors Green http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green <div class="node-body article-body">Now in its second year, the Alcantara-sponsored International Symposium on Sustainability in Venice, Italy, is focusing on ways to make the automotive industry carbon-neutral. Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno says his company could be a model.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Materials Italy Interiors Technology Data & Insights World Audi BMW Lamborghini Porsche Suppliers Tesla Politics Global Sources Globalization Headliner Materials OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Purchashing Seats Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1390911 at http://wardsauto.com <p align="left"><strong>Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno discusses sustainability in industry at Venice conference.</strong></p> Oz LV Market Tallies Second-Best October on Record http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-lv-market-tallies-second-best-october-record <div class="node-body article-body">With two months of the year to go, the Australian market was up 3.6% at 957,153 units and giving all the signs it could top the record 1,136,227 set in 2013.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-lv-market-tallies-second-best-october-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-lv-market-tallies-second-best-october-record#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry Australia Data & Insights Hyundai Mazda Toyota Volkswagen Sales Results Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:32:00 +0000 1393671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New HiLux strengthens Toyota&rsquo;s grip on Australian market.</strong></p> Value, Connectivity Big Plays for ’16 Passat http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/value-connectivity-big-plays-16-passat <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The investment in a midcycle refresh comes in the nick of time, because the brand is reeling from a diesel-emissions-cheating scheme that has blackened its image and knocked the automaker off its perch as the No.1 vehicle seller worldwide.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/value-connectivity-big-plays-16-passat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/value-connectivity-big-plays-16-passat#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry U.S. Test Drives Dealer Volkswagen Test Drives Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1386201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Entry Passat S adds equipment, holds price line.</strong></p> '16 Volkswagen Passat http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volkswagen-passat <div class="node-body gallery-body">Some new sheet-metal wrinkles and Apple and Android connectivity among the midcycle enhancements for the '16 Passat.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volkswagen-passat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volkswagen-passat#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry HMI U.S. Interiors Test Drives Dealer Volkswagen Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:21:00 +0000 1385171 at http://wardsauto.com New EPA Discovery Further Dents VW’s Credibility http://wardsauto.com/industry/new-epa-discovery-further-dents-vw-s-credibility <div class="node-body article-body">The latest round of vehicles uncovered during recently heightened federal test activity of VW vehicles would add thousands of units to an expected recall by the automaker.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/new-epa-discovery-further-dents-vw-s-credibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/new-epa-discovery-further-dents-vw-s-credibility#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines Diesel U.S. Technology Audi Porsche Volkswagen Politics California Air Resources Board (CARB) Diesel Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Laws/Law Enforcement Restructuring Turbocharger Mon, 02 Nov 2015 19:59:00 +0000 1388831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Audi A7, Q5 3.0L TDI V-6 now implicated in VW emissions-cheating scandal.</strong></p> Self-Regulation Foundation of Indian Auto Safety http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/self-regulation-foundation-indian-auto-safety <div class="node-body article-body">Market response is the major force for ensuring vehicle fitness in India, as the country has no specific law or procedures for recalls or liability for compensation.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/self-regulation-foundation-indian-auto-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/self-regulation-foundation-indian-auto-safety#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Engines India Safety Technology Technology Ford General Motors Honda Volkswagen Emissions Laws/Law Enforcement Regulatory Agencies Safety Vehicles & Technology Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:20:00 +0000 1384851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Older Honda CR-Vs included in India&rsquo;s biggest-ever recall.</strong></p>