2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Volkswagen Announces European Fixes For 'Defeat Device' Diesels

Volkswagen announced today that the German Federal Motor Transport Authority has accepted its proposed fixes for the EA 189 four-cylinder diesel engines with the "defeat device" emissions cheating software. In Europe, at least, those changes won't be too extensive. For the 2.0-liter engine, the... read more

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Mercedes-AMG engine production

Mercedes-AMG To Start New Engine Production Line To Meet Demand

Strong demand for its high-performance cars has forced Mercedes-AMG to open up a new production line for engines. Currently, the official Mercedes-Benz tuner produces all of... read more November 19, 2015 by 

2013 Wiesmann GT MF4-CS

German Sports Car Brand Wiesmann Sold To Indian Investors

Wiesmann, the German manufacturer of lightweight, retro-styled sports cars powered by BMW M engines, finally went out of business last year after several years of barely... read more November 17, 2015 by 

2015 Buick Envision (Chinese spec)

Chinese-Made Buick Envision In U.S. By Early 2016: Report

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] may be the first major American automaker to sell a Chinese-made vehicle in the United States. It’s being reported GM has decided to... read more November 16, 2015 by 

Pininfarina Sergio concept car

Pininfarina Confident Of Acquisition By Mahindra

Earlier in the year it was revealed legendary Italian design firm Pininfarina was in talks with Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra about a possible sale. Now... read more November 16, 2015 by 


Karma (Formerly Fisker) To Source Parts From BMW

About a month ago we learned that the automaker formerly known as Fisker, which now operates under the control of Chinese parent Wanxiang, had changed its name to Karma... read more November 13, 2015 by 

Porsche 918 Spyder on the Nürburgring

Track Operator Cleared To Lift Nürburgring Speed Limits

In the summer, the operator of the Nürburgring race track, Capricorn, announced speed limits of 155 mph at certain sections prone to accidents. The move, one of the... read more November 13, 2015 by 

Michelin and Ford performance tires

Michelin To Develop Tires For Ford Performance Fleet, Including GT Supercar

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is prepping for a global performance onslaught. The future lineup of the sporty side of the Blue Oval looks exciting thanks to the impending... read more November 11, 2015 by 

Caparo T1

Caparo Parent Company Enters Administration, Chairman Dies In Apparent Suicide

Britain’s Caparo T1 was billed as the ‘closest thing to driving a Formula One car on the road’ when it was first unveiled back in 2006. The car looked just... read more November 11, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Starts “Goodwill” Payment Program For Customers Affected By Diesel Scandal

While Volkswagen may still be months away from announcing a recall in the United States for vehicles found to have “defeat device” diesel emissions cheating... read more November 10, 2015 by 

Faraday Future

Chinese-Backed Electric Car Startup Faraday Future Plans $1 Billion U.S. Plant

In August, we first learned of the plans of Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting for a new electric car company rivaling Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. It turns out Yueting’s... read more November 9, 2015 by 

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Toyota Investing $1 Billion In Silicon Valley Research Lab

Toyota will establish a new research and development facility in California’s Silicon Valley at the cost of $1 billion over five years. The new facility, to be called... read more November 9, 2015 by 

Walter Maria de Silva

Volkswagen Group Design Chief Walter de Silva Retires

Current Volkswagen Group design boss Walter Maria de Silva is set to retire at the end of the month, though he will continue his links with the automaker in an advisory role... read more November 8, 2015 by 

2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Audi, Porsche And VW Issue Stop-Sale Orders On Models With Diesel V-6

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency issued the Volkswagen Group with a notice of violation for a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine used in several models from... read more November 6, 2015 by 

2016 Lexus ES production in Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexus Rules Out Building Cars In China On Quality Fears

While many major automakers have been building cars in China for years, with Volvo even exporting a Chinese-built car to the United States, Lexus has resisted the move and is... read more November 5, 2015 by 

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On Top Of Diesel Emissions Scandal, VW Discovers “Irregularities” In CO2 Levels Of 800,000 Cars

The Volkswagen Group, still reeling from an announcement Monday made by the Environmental Protection Agency that more of its cars, including some Porsches and high-end Audis... read more November 4, 2015 by 


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