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The 1953 Volkswagen Beetle used in the filming of Herbie Rides Again and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo sold this week for $86,250, setting a new record for Vee-Dub bugs.


2.0 TDI Only Needs A Software Update

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.


Volkswagen is giving its workers smart glasses to help them put together Golfs, Tiguans, and Tourans at its main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany.


The US Department of Justice is in the early stages of an investigation into supplier Bosch over its potential role in VW's diesel emissions scandal.


Audi will submit a software emissions fix for VW Group's 3.0-liter TDI V6 for the approval of the EPA and CARB. The solution could end the automaker's problem with that engine in the US.


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.


CARB Has 20 Days To Respond

Volkswagen submits recall plan to California Air Resources Board.


Volkswagen announces that it will cut investment next year by eight percent, or one billion euros, while it shepherds cash to pay for the diesel emissions issue.


Volkswagen might close the opulent factory for the Phaeton in Dresden, Germany, to cut costs. The plant reportedly only builds eight of the luxury sedans a week.


Number Of Cars Containing Defeat Devices Grows By 75,000

The scope of the Volkswagen diesel scandal continues to grow. In a meeting Thursday, Volkswagen and Audi executives told officials from the Environmental Protection Agency there are more cars that contain defeat devices that circumvent emissions standards.


Volkswagen is meeting with regulators from the EPA and CARB on November 19 and 20 to explain the company's plans for repairs to its diesel engines.


The Daily Kanban reports that 10 to 15 additional cases of automakers cheating on diesel emissions tests will be announced in the coming weeks.


The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Cabriolet at the LA Auto Show looks ready for the desert with its upgraded styling and Sandstorm Yellow paint. No upgrades are made to the Beetle's 1.8 TSI and a six-speed automatic, though.


Skilled trade workers at Volkswagen's factory in Chattanooga, TN, will vote in early December whether to join the United Auto Workers.

Car and Driver has named its 10Best list that includes some permanent favorites, triumphant returns, and a couple of surprises as well.


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.


Volkswagen finds the perfect pair of jeans for the 2016 VW Beetle Denim special edition that includes loads of blue touches that are inspired by the classic fabric.

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