Volkswagen has approved repairs for its 1.6- and 2.0-liter EA189 diesel engines in Europe, and it expects the recall to begin in January. The 2.0 only needs a software update, but the 1.6 also requires a small amount of new hardware, too.
Audi will offer A3 TDI owners in the US an identical Goodwill Package as Volkswagen to show appreciation for their patience during this emissions scandal. The participating customers will receive a $500 Visa, a $500 dealer gift card, and three years of 24-hour roadside assistance.
After sealing the championship in Bahrain this weekend, Porsche gave Juan Pablo Montoya the chance to test-drive its victorious 919 Hybrid. He set the fastest time of the day. If the test is any indication, he could yet win the elusive Triple Crown of Motorsports.