Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi since 2010, has been arrested by German authorities during their Dieselgate investigation because he might obstruct justice.
Volkswagen won’t bring back diesel engines to the US market due to dieselgate. Instead the company will focus on SUVs and EVs.
The Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Hybrid will not be renewed for the 2017 model year, with low sales and a quite astronomical price the key reasons for its demise.
The high power 400hp (298kW) Volkswagen Golf R400 super hot hatch has been cancelled due to the company’s dieselgate woes and worsening financial state.
No diesel engine option will offered with all-new B9 Audi A4 which will go on sale in the US from March 2016. You can probably blame dieselgate for that.
Volkswagen will ditch its long running “Das Auto” advertising tagline in the wake of CO2 output and the dieselgate emissions cheating scandals.
Rather unsurprisingly, because the EPA has banned sales of cars with the EA189, Volkswagen has decided to nix production of the Passat TDI in Tennessee.