Volkswagen's 2016 models with the 2.0-liter TDI are still months away from arriving at dealers. Once the company resubmits them for testing, the EPA is planning a rigorous certification program to make sure the engines are compliant.
Former VW Supervisory Board Chairman Ferdinand Piech looks to be one of the few people benefiting from the company's diesel emissions scandal. With Winterkorn out, two people very close to him are now running the automaker.
The West Virginia State Attorney General is suing VW for violating the consumer protection act there. If the automaker loses the case, it could face serious financial losses, including large payments to consumers and the state government.
WardsAuto is excluding all powertrains from VW and Audi from its 10 Best Engines testing after the companies' emissions evasions. The ban from the important ranking could last into later years, as well.
The Fast Lane Car attempts to trick a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI into its emissions defeat mode over two dyno runs. It isn't clear cheat mode is actually active, but a power drop is detected from one run to the next.
German prosecutors are stepping back from their initial investigation into Martin Winterkorn for alleged fraud in the emissions scandal. They say there's not yet enough evidence to focus on him in the case.