Volkswagen makes loss due to emissions rigging scandal

Volkswagen Emissions

German car maker Volkswagen has announced its third quarter figures and, as widely anticipated, it has reported a loss – its first operating loss for at least fifteen years. Following the revelations concerning the rigging of emissions in VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda vehicles with the EA 189 diesel engine built between 2009 and 2015, […]

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Volkswagen Loses Top Ranking

Volkswagen Golf

Toyota is once again the world leaders for car sales after knocking Volkswagen off the top spot. This is not entirely a result of the emissions rigging scandal as the figures only include a little less than two weeks of sales following the admission from VW that some of its diesel cars had been fitted […]

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Volkswagen names Matthias Mueller as new Chief Executive

Martin Winterkorn

Amid increasingly astonishing revelations concerning rigged diesel emission tests Volkswagen have named Matthias Mueller, head of the Porsche sports car division, as their new Chief Executive, replacing Martin Winterkorn who resigned on Wednesday. As he announced his resignation Martin Winterkorn said “I am doing this in the interests of the company even though I am […]

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Do you trust the motor trade?

mechanic Trust

It seems that the majority of us have a deep seated mistrust of the motor trade in general, from back street garage to high end dealership – tales abound of overcharging, shoddy workmanship, dishonesty, negligence… the list goes on, no wonder so many people are fearful about the service they will receive when booking in […]

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Japanese manufacturers recall more than 3 million cars

vagcom airbag

Once again we have more vehicle safety problems hitting the headlines as four Japanese manufacturers are to recall more than 3 million cars. The latest global recalls are affecting Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda and are due to a potential airbag safety issue, in all there will be more than 3.4 million recalls with around […]

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