New York Times correspondent Jack Ewing is writing a book about the Volkswagen emissions scandal, and has already sold the publishing and film rights,with the latter picked up by Paramount and Leonardo DiCaprio's studio Appian Way.
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.