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Report

Part of Volkswagen's two-new-models-a-year product plan.

It needs to separate itself further from the Jetta.

Detroit

GTI looks, with venerable VR6 power.

The Passat GT is aimed squarely at the U.S. of A. with about 20 updates, mostly cosmetic.

Podcast

We also discuss a big Ram 2500 and find a way to spend your money.

Mazda has some cool stuff coming.

Spy Shots

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

If so, it's a big Jetta.

Podcast

On this episode, we cover the highlights from Detroit, discuss what we're driving, and spend your money.

Official

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

One step at a time.

Recalls

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

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 announced details of their Takata inflator recalls, and the campaigns affect nearly 1.7 million vehicles in the US.

Report

Updated Styling Is Good, Diesel Powertrain Not So Much

Popular Volkswagen sedan will continue to be available with four-cylinder, six-cylinder gas-powered engines.

Opinion

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 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.

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

Video

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

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