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Report: Volkswagen of America’s CEO to be brought in front of Congress and questioned for Dieselgate

Despite the roots of Volkswagen’s major Dieselgate scandal being sourced to the higher-ups at Volkswagen Group in Wolfsburg, it seems Volkswagen’s division in America isn’t immune from the investigation either, especially when you consider Volkswagen of America’s EPA was the first worldly entity to bring the issue to light. According to the Energy and Commerce Committee […]

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Report: Volkswagen may be resorting to five-year product cycles to improve sales

Bloomberg reports that Volkswagen of America is in the works with considering shorter product life cycles for their models. Currently most automobile manufacturers produce a certain generation of car for anywhere between six to nine years–though anything more than seven or eight years is stretching it. That said, to keep the market fresh and competition active, […]

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Report: VW shifts to a 5-year plan

Though the regular lifecycle of automobile models likes to hover near seven years and four years for the mid-cycle refresh, VW is looking to change that as part of their bid to dominate the industry. Though they slotted in below Toyota and beat out GM for FY2013, the eight-brand conglomerate known for the people’s car, Bugatti, […]

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Report: Volkswagen’s CEO suggests major changes to refreshed Passat

At the New York Auto Show, Volkswagen of America’s CEO, Michael Horn, was getting on the horn quite often to answer many questions for us automotive journalist lot. And after speaking with MotorTrend, Horn disclosed that the Passat will be receiving far more significant changes when it gets refreshed for the mid-cycle, unlike the updated Jetta, […]

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