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Spy Shots
Is this the next VW Jetta?

Spy shots seem to show an extended wheelbase and possible fastback design.

If so, it's a big Jetta.

Official
Dirty diesel owners can now get buyback money from VW, Audi

Judge approves $14.7-billion settlement in TDI cheating case.

One step at a time.

Recalls
Volkswagen recalls Passat TDI for wire sealing problem

A improperly assembled seal for a sensor can lead to fires in the 2012-2014 Passat TDI, and VW is recalling them to fix the problem.

Report
Fuel economy concern allegedly delays VW diesel fix in Europe

German media claims that VW's diesel fix is reducing fuel economy for the 2.0 TDI, and the problem is delaying the recall in Europe. VW says a change in testing is the reason for the postponement.

Recalls
Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announce Takata recalls

Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announced details of their Takata inflator recalls, and the campaigns affect nearly 1.7 million vehicles in the US.

Opinion
It's time for VW to double down on enthusiast cars

The converts brought in under the clean diesel notion may be lost on VW for a while, but the company still has loyalists committed to its other products.

Recalls
VW recalls 92k models from 2015-2016 for camshaft failure

VW is recalling 92k models from 2015 and 2016 in the US because a camshaft lobe can fail and cause the power brakes to stop working. This recall includes the Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Beetle.

Criminal complaints against VW in Switzerland; recalls expected in India

VW may recall 100,000 diesel vehicles in India. In Switzerland, there have been 600 criminal complaints against the whole illegal software issue.

Video
Autonomous VW makes 1,500-mile trek through Mexico

A team from the University of Nevada managed a record-setting 1,500-mile journey in an autonomous 2010 VW Passat wagon across Mexico.

First Drive
2016 Volkswagen Passat First Drive

It's not an enthusiast machine anymore, but there's a lot to like about the Volkswagen Passat, especially with some thoughtful updates for model year 2016.

Official
2016 VW Passat starts at $23,260

The 2016 VW Passat starts at $23,260 for the base S trim and includes new features like the MIB II infotainment system and safety tech. Prices can top $37,600 for the top spec with the VR6.

Green
VW Passat GTE plug-in hybrid starts at €44,250 in Germany

Volkswagen releases pricing for the GTE and Alltrack versions of its European-market Passat, with the hybrid sedan starting at the equivalent of $50,000.

Official
VW reaches out to diesel consumers with new website

VW has launched a dedicated website to get diesel owners information on which models are affected, when they might be fixed, and other info about what's going on.

Featured
West Virginia researcher describes how Volkswagen got caught

University Team Measured Big Gaps In Jetta, Passat Testing

A team of four researchers at West Virginia University unpeeled the first layers of Volkswagen's diesel cheating scandal. Here's how they did it.

Breaking
Feds allege widespread Volkswagen cheating on clean-air rules

VW Purposely Evaded Emissions Tests For Diesels, EPA Says

Volkswagen intentionally installed software in nearly a half-million diesel vehicles that helped the cars evade substandard results on emissions tests, the federal government charged Friday.

Recalls
VW recalls 420,000 vehicles for driver's airbag failure

Volkswagen is recalling 420,000 vehicles in the US from several of its model lines because the wiring for the driver's side airbag can be torn. If this happens, then the safety device wouldn't work in a crash.

Report
Volkswagen loses thousands of vehicles in Chinese explosion

Toyota, Land Rover and Renault also affected

Volkswagen lost thousands of cars and crossovers in the explosion that rocked the Chinese city of Tianjin yesterday, including over 1,000 Touaregs.

Official
VW promises Passat facelift among 2016 changes

Volkswagen has announced a slew of updates for 2016, including many we've already reported on, but some (like the promise of a facelifted Passat) that arrive as entirely new developments.

Green
Volkswagen plugs new Passat GTE into European outlets

Almost a year after its debut, the Volkswagen Passat GTE is now reaching European showrooms, broadening VW's plug-in hybrid range in sedan and wagon forms.

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