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Daimler Looks to Electrify Alabama Production Plant

Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz stopped sales on its diesel models in the U.S. in order to mitigate scrutiny during the aftermath of #dieselgate. The Three-Pointed Star has chosen to focus efforts on a new front.

Fiat Chrysler on the Heels of Lawsuit Over Emissions

About 104,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 diesels are in the crosshairs of the U.S. Government for cheating emissions. Fiat Chrysler has been accused of installing software on its 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines—which improve performance, but increase pollution. Both parties had been in talks to remedy the problem, however, according to Motor Authority, talks have broken down and a lawsuit may be pending.

#Dieselgate Update: Volkswagen Gasoline Models Faring Well

As might be expected, it appears new VW brand sales received a shot in the arm from the spike in demand generated by the repurchase program. Volkswagen’s new vehicle sales were down substantially over the 13 months after the diesel scandal became public in September 2015. In fact, sales dropped by an average of 21% per month over the period. However, new VW brand sales have now increased by an average of 21% per month in the three months since the repurchase program went live last November.

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. 

#Dieselgate Update: Used Volkswagen Prices Continue to Suffer

All of the negative information surrounding the diesel scandal has contributed to a detrimental impact on used VW diesel and gasoline vehicle values.

VW to Offer Buyback for Diesel Vehicles

As the fallout from Dieselgate continues, Volkswagen AG has reached a tentative plan after months of deliberation. According to Automotive News, the deal proposed by VW, would buy back nearly 500,000 diesel vehicles that were equipped with emissions defeating software. 

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. 

VW Phaeton Delayed Again, Will Be Electric

The fallout from Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal is still in full force. The Volkswagen Group has begun a massive cost-cutting program that has already had some effects.  According to Motor Authority, the Phaeton, which was already delayed once, has seen another setback and will most likely arrive in 2020. 

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%.

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