For the world's third largest automaker 2015 was an up and down year clouded by an emissions scandal. Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.
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[00:00:00] For the world's third largest automaker 2015 was an up and down year clouded by an emissions scandal. I'm Adam Morath and this is your Autoblog Minute year in review for Volkswagen Automotive Group.

The diesel emissions scandal first captured the world's attention in September. It's a story that saw Martin Winterkorn step down as CEO to make way for new leadership as VW works to rebuild consumer trust. The automaker has set aside billions in cash reserves to pay for the federally mandated fixes to diesel models fitted with defeat devices. Repairs in the US are scheduled to begin in early 2016.

2015 wasn't all doom and gloom for the the VW. The Volkswagen Passat was refreshed. Audi introduced three cars to the US market: The eco friendly, plug-in, A3 E-tron; the 605 hp S8 Plus; and the RS7 performance vehicles. Porsche created buzz at the Frankfurt motor show with the electric Mission E concept. While the groups uber-luxury brands Bentley and Lamborghini unveiled two bold SUV's: the Bentley Bentayga and the Lamborghini Urus.

And those are the highlights from Volkswagen Automotive Group's year in review. For Autoblog, I'm Adam Morath.

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