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Also, VW's Diesel Scandal Is Apparently An American Conspiracy

European automakers don't think their diesels will be able to hit upcoming EU standards, so they're asking for a break. Whether legislators go along with it remains to be seen.


Former VW Chief Still Chairs Porsche SE, Audi, Scania, Truck & Bus GmbH

Though he may have resigned as CEO of the Volkswagen Group, Martin Winterkorn retains four senior positions - including head of the company's largest shareholder Porsche SE, and three of its business units.


Plus Multiple Ride Height Modes And Independent Door Control

The Tesla Model X all-electric SUV will have several autonomous driving features, multiple height modes, cold-weather systems, independent door control.


Mitsubishi's UAW contract is reportedly making it very difficult to find a buyer for the automaker's factory in Normal, IL. Production of the Outlander Sport ends there in November.


Hyundai and Kia could be on the hook to pay at least $28.9 million to Paice LLC for patent infringement, but they are appealing.


The C-130J crash killed all 11 onboard, and an unknown number on the ground, while the USAF has disputed reports Taliban fire brought the plane down.


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.


The outspoken presidential candidate once owned this Lamborghini Diablo VT roadster. Now it's up for sale for $300k.


Volkswagen's stock is being removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices because of the automaker's diesel emissions evasions. The change is effective October 6.


Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant, which builds the F-150, is threatening to strike in the coming days if the UAW workers there don't get a new agreement with the Blue Oval soon.


Multiple reports indicate that Bosch warned VW in 2007 against using the engine management software VW used to skirt diesel emissions tests. A VW engineer warned the company again in 2011.


Things are not looking good for the UAW's preliminary contract with Fiat Chrysler, as workers are projected to overwhelmingly reject the a deal.


With what we can only imagine is a very boastful smile, Spectre's stunt coordinator explains how the film crew trashed seven specially built Aston Martins.


The government incentives that buyers of VW's diesels received in 2009 could be used to form a fraud case against the automaker by prosecutors in the US.


BMW's long-anticipated X4 M40i is one of our first 2015 LA Auto Show leaks, over two months before the SoCal auto show.


According to EPA estimates, the Tesla Model X 90D offers a 257-mile range and gets 92 mpge.


Senators Richard Blumenthal and Amy Klobuchar are requesting that the Department of Justice pursue civil and criminal charges against VW for its emissions evasions. They don't want the agency to accept any kind of plea deal from the automaker.


GM Says This Won't Affect Market Launch

Diesel models of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are the first to get extra scrutiny by the EPA and CARB, but they're expected to pass. The added testing shouldn't effect when they hit dealers, either.


Paul Walker's 16-year-old daughter, Meadow, has filed suit against Porsche, blaming a lack of safeties and a bad seatbelt design for her father's death.


VW boss Matthias Mueller announced in a closed-door meeting that the company will "refit" all 11 million vehicles affected by its emissions-cheating software.


Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations are reportedly taking aim at the Bentley Bentayga with a super-luxurious Range Rover set to top $250,000. But how far up-market can they push a $90k model?

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