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  • Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO

    Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of the company's CEO. Volkswagen said in a statement Saturday that Piech,...
  • Toyota beats VW, GM for top place in global vehicle sales

    Toyota Motor Corp. is still at the top in global vehicle sales after the first quarter, selling 2.52 million vehicles around the world, outpacing rivals Volkswagen and General Motors even as weakness in Japan dragged on its growth. The Japanese automaker...
  • Low wages, trade deals luring auto plants and jobs to Mexico

    Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped keep car and truck prices in check for consumers. In the past two years, eight...
  • VW edges GM in 1Q global sales to take at least No. 2 spot

    VW edges GM in 1Q global sales to take at least No. 2 spot
    Volkswagen Group edged out General Motors again to take at least second place in the race to be the world's top-selling automaker. The German automaker said it sold 2.49 million Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and other brand vehicles from January through...
  • Volkswagen board leaders back CEO Winterkorn after struggle

    Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will remain in his job and can look forward to having his contract extended, the leadership of the board said Friday, after a comment by chairman Ferdinand Piech raised widespread doubts about his future. A turbulent week...
  • Herbie the Love Bug in West Palm for car auction

    Herbie the Love Bug in West Palm for car auction
    "Hey, it's Herbie!" The white Volkswagen Beetle, known for Disney's "Herbie" movies, had heads turning on Wednesday as it rolled into West Palm Beach's CityPlace. Sporting its traditional red-white-and-blue racing stripes and No. 53, the Love Bug made...
  • Volkswagen seeks to increase planned expansion by 25 percent

    Volkswagen is seeking to add to a planned expansion announced last year to produce a new sport utility vehicle in Tennessee. The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1Ggptwe) reports documents show the automaker wants to add an additional 130,...
  • Longtime Volkswagen Dealership Closing

    NEW MILFORD — After serving their customers for more than six decades, the owners of New Milford Volkswagen, one of the oldest Volkswagen dealerships in the U.S., will close at the end of the month. Ted Orr, the dealership's owner, said customers...
  • Review: Volkswagen Golf R hatchback is lively and handsome but loud

     Review: Volkswagen Golf R hatchback is lively and handsome but loud
    Volkswagen's new Golf R is either an overpriced hatchback or a cheapskate Audi. The most expensive of VW's Golf hatchback lineup, and more powerful than its GTI, the R model borrows the powertrain from the upmarket Audi S3 sedan and merges it with a...
  • VW plans $1-billion factory upgrade in Mexico for new Tiguan

    VW plans $1-billion factory upgrade in Mexico for new Tiguan
    Volkswagen will spend $1 billion to upgrade and expand a factory in Mexico that will build a next-generation crossover SUV, the automaker has announced. Construction on the plant, which is in the city of Puebla, will begin imminently, a VW spokesman...
  • VW Announces Cheaper e-Golf Limited Edition Trim

     
    Volkswagen has announced it's adding a less-expensive version of its all-electric e-Golf compact hatchback EV to the lineup: the e-Golf Limited Edition. It will sticker at $34,270 (including an $820 destination fee), almost $2,000 less than the higher-...