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VW to pay $1B in settlement with US government over V6 diesels

US District Court Judge Charles Breyer still needs to sign off.

Certain VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, and Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7 models are affected.

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VW will pay $200 million in 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine emissions settlement

The agreement is in addition to the earlier $2.7 billion settlement.

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VW's Wolfsburg plant searched for unexploded WWII bombs

Suspicious pieces of metal found by construction workers led to search.

So many bombs were dropped on Germany during WWII that finding unexploded ones near the VW plant isn't unusual.

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Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE is PHEV taste of things to come

There aren't many buttons in this one.

Volkswagen hints at a new crossover to slot in above the Touareg with a technology-laden plug-in hybrid concept at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show.

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Volkswagen teasing plug-in hybrid SUV concept for Beijing

Volkswagen is slated to unveil a new plug-in hybrid SUV concept at the Beijing Motor Show next week, potentially showing the way towards a new Touareg and incorporating all the tricks the automaker has to throw at it.

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Volkswagen and Porsche recall Touareg and Cayenne

A clip of the pedal bearing bracket could be missing.

Volkswagen and Porsche recall Touareg and Cayenne worldwide because a clip in the pedal assembly could be missing.

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VW will expand goodwill package to larger diesels

2.0 TDI Fix Could Include New Catalytic Converter

VW will announce an expansion of its owner goodwill package to models with the 3.0 TDI engine at the Detroit Auto Show. The company will also possibly replace the catalytic converter on the 2.0-liter engine to make it emissions compliant.

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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.

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Volkswagen Touareg hybrid axed for 2016

Volkswagen is cutting the price of the Touareg range by around $2,000 for the 2016 model year, but the company is also dropping the hybrid from the lineup.

Quick Spin
2015 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Quick Spin [w/video]

Delicious Candy, Dull Wrapper

A lovely V6 turbodiesel, smooth eight-speed automatic, and a cosseting suspension get wrapped in a conservative, pricey package with the 2015 VW Touareg TDI.

Recalls
VW Group recalls 27k Touaregs, Audis and Porsches for fuel leak

A problem with leaky fuel injection systems has prompted the NHTSA to issue recall notices for the VW Touareg, Porsche hybrids and a smattering of Audis.

Quick Spin
2015 Volkswagen Touareg [w/video]

VW Offers Up A Safety-First Facelift

The second-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been in production since 2010, and is therefore staring down the last part of its model cycle. To keep buyers interested, the company has undertaken a refresh of its upscale midsize SUV. As is typical of these things, the changes include some exterior and interior rejuvenation, as well as increased content levels and a slight uptick in price.

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Volkswagen says goodbye to Eos, Routan in 2015 updates

Usually automakers announce changes to their lineup individually on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis, but sometimes it all comes at once – especially when the changes are ones we either expected or might not otherwise notice. That's the path Volkswagen has gone with changes to its US lineup for 2015.

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VW could triple current SUV lineup, key CUV may be delayed

Crossovers are one of the dominant global vehicle segments of the moment, and Volkswagen is realizing that to grow sales as quickly as it wants, the business needs more of them in the lineup. However, the US might miss out on some of this CUV bonanza because the company is still waffling over where to build the Crossblue.

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VW previews retouched Touareg for Beijing

Volkswagen is in New York this week showing off its new Jetta and Golf TDI SportWagen concept. But in less than a week, the German automaker will be off to China for the Beijing Motor Show, where it will showcase the revised Touareg you see here.

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Bentley considering diesel engine for new SUV

Turns out, in case you didn't know, the rich are just like regular people. They too are concerned about the environment, even when tooling around town in their super-luxurious Bentleys. So the automaker is weighing the idea of offering a diesel engine in its SUV offering, which could help satisfy customers' demands for more fuel-efficient engines.

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VW launches special edition Touareg X

Volkswagen is no stranger to special editions, but its Touareg SUV has remained largely unspecial in terms of exclusive trims or unique packages. That's changed with the announcement of the Touareg X, a 1,000-unit run based on the V6 TDI Lux trim – mid-range diesel model, between the navigation-equipped TDI Sport and the TDI R-Line.

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