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Autoblog Minute: VW's goodwill effort and highlights from Dubai

Weekly Recap For 11.13.15

Volkswagen attempts to roll out some good will to customers, auto show season continues in Dubai, and Fiat introduces its version of a midsize pickup. Autoblog senior editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.
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[00:00:00] Volkswagen attempts to generate some goodwill for its customers, auto show season continues in Dubai, and Fiat introduces its version of a midsize pickup. I'm senior editor Greg Migliore and this is your Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.

Volkswagen is providing some compensation to customers affected by the diesel emissions scandal. VW's TDI goodwill comes in the form of a $500 pre-paid

[00:00:30] Visa card, $500 in dealership credit, and three years of additional roadside assistance for owners of the affected VW Beetle, Golf, Jetta, Passat and Audi A3 models. Michael Horn, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America had this to say: "We are working tirelessly to develop an approved remedy for affected vehicles. In the meantime, we are providing this goodwill package as a first step toward regaining our customers' trust." To find out more head over to VW's

[00:01:00] consumer information site.

There's never a shortage of hot cars in the Middle Eastern metropolis of Dubai and this week was no exception, as the Dubai Motor Show had plenty to see. W Motors brought it's Fenyr SuperSport. It's a carbon-fiber car boasting a Ruf-built four-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine. Brabus showed off some of its flashy supercars, bringing to Dubai a Desert Gold Edition of the S65 Rocket 900, a 700-hp G Wagon and

[00:01:30] a 700-hp GLE 63 S coupe.

The Fullback is the midsize pickup offering for global markets from Fiat. It's based on Mitsubishi's Triton. But US midsize truck fans will have to look elsewhere as the Fullback's never likely to come to the United States. Fiat's plan for the Fullback is to compete with the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, and Volkswagen Amarok.

Those are the highlights from the week that was. Be sure to come back this Saturday for my full recap where I'll have some

[00:02:00] added insight into Cadillac's upgrades for the 2017 XT5. For Autoblog, I'm Greg Migliore.

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