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Volkswagen's Monumental Vehicle, Revealed

VW's newest vehicle is tasked with holding the weight of the automaker up. Can this new model do the job?

Mercedes-Benz Feels Effect from #Dieselgate

It appears shrapnel from the Volkswagen #Dieselgate emissions violation bomb has hit unrelated oil burning brands, with Mercedes-Benz the latest affected.

The Three Pointed Star will not launch its new diesel-powered variants of both the C-Class sedan and GLC utility vehicle in the 2016 calendar year. According to a recent Automotive News article, Mercedes planned to launch the new models this year, but decided to make potential buyers wait one more year. 

EPA Won’t Ban Racecars

In February, the Environmental Protection Agency created a firestorm with the automotive enthusiast community. A proposal — originally targeted at reducing medium and heavy-duty truck emissions — included language that would ban the conversion of street cars into track cars. As Automotive News reports, the EPA’s attempt to regulate auto racing has been halted. 

Volkswagen Diesel Price Update — Week 11

Wholesale auction prices of 2.0-liter diesel engine Volkswagen Jettas and Passats — the most voluminous of those involved in the automaker’s well-publicized emissions violation issue — have fallen by approximately 13% to 16% since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its initial notice of violation (NOV) mid-September. 

Volkswagen Diesel Price Update — Week 6

Gas-powered Jetta and Passat prices for model years 2011-2013 have generally fallen by amounts similar to those of their respective segments. Six weeks post-notice of violation, 2011-2013 gas-powered Jetta prices declined by a range of 5% – 10% compared to the four week period prior to the EPA’s NOV. During the same period, compact car prices overall fell by an average of 4%.

Volkswagen Emissions Issue Update – Week 5

Regarding wholesale auction prices, not much has changed compared to last week. Gas-powered Jetta and Passat prices for model years 2011-2013 have fallen by amounts similar to those of their respective segment. In the five most recent weeks post-issue, 2011-2013 gas-powered Jetta prices declined by a range of 4.2% – 9.2%. During this same period compact car segment prices were down by an average of 3.2% – 3.9%. Similar to the Jetta, 2012 – 2013 gas-powered Passat prices have declined by 1.9% – 6.8%, whereas average midsize car prices declined by 3.1% – 3.8%.

Volkswagen Emissions Issue Update – Week 4

Wholesale auction prices, gas-powered Jetta and Passat prices for model years 2011-2013 have fallen by amounts similar to those of their respective segment.

Dieselgate Fallout: General Motors’ Newest Diesel Pickups Could See Delayed Launch

It appears General Motors Corp. is the first auto manufacturer to feel the backlash brought on by the Volkswagen diesel scandal (noted as #Dieselgate on social media). The diesel variants of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon were slated to hit dealers in the fourth quarter of this year, but it looks like that may be delayed.

 

    

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