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 Miscellaneous 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 Miscellaneous 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 Miscellaneous 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 Miscellaneous 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 Miscellaneous 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 Miscellaneous 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 Miscellaneous 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 Miscellaneous 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 Miscellaneous 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 Miscellaneous 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>