Volkswagen has shown an emissions solution for the 1.6-liter TDI engine to federal authorities in Germany. If approved, the recall for the 1.6 liter might still take a year to complete in Germany alone.
VW's strong incentives in the US mean that dealers continue to do brisk business despite the emissions crisis. However, inventories are now very low, and that doesn't look to change in the coming weeks.
The UAW pushed back the deadline for its proposed contract with GM until Nov. 20 to work out an agreement for skilled trades workers. Ford employees continue to vote on their deal, but it looks likely to pass.