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Merkel: ‘VW is Working On This With All of Its Power’ – Including Asking Workers to Roll Over

By Aaron Cole on October 31, 2015

On her weekly podcast, German Prime Minister Angela Merkel said Volkswagen’s scandal hasn’t harmed the German automobile industry’s image, but that the automaker would need to conduct its investigation with transparency to restore faith in the country’s industry.
“A lot will depend on how Volkswagen deals with the issue,” Merkel said, according to Reuters.
Separately, sources told German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung (via Reuters) that the automaker, under pressure from investigators, is offering amnesty to employees who reveal what they knew about its cheating devices. Amnesty won’t apply to top-level managers, according to the report.
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Posted in Crime & Punishment, Diesel, Europe, Germany, News Blog, Overseas, Volkswagen
Tagged as Angela Merkel, Diesel, Investigation, Scandal, Volkswagen

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Volkswagen Buying Back Bad Diesels From Dealers At Pre-crisis Prices

By Aaron Cole on October 31, 2015

Volkswagen told dealers that it would buy back some of its unsellable, used diesel cars withering on their lots at fixed prices to help dealers cope during the automaker’s growing diesel scandal, Automotive News reported.
The cars that dealers are accepting on trade-in, but can’t sell due to their illegally polluting engines, have sat on lots while the automaker develops its plan to fix 482,000 cars sold in the U.S. with the illegal “defeat device.” Volkswagen has offered a $2,000 “loyalty discount” for any Volkswagen trade-in, including diesel cars.  Read More >

Posted in Dealer News, Diesel, Engines, Europe, Germany, High Finance, News Blog, Volkswagen
Tagged as buyback, Dealers, Diesel, Emissions, TDI, Volkswagen

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Clessie Cummins Made Diesels the King of the Road… and Almost at Indy Too. Part Two

By Ronnie Schreiber on October 30, 2015

In Part One we looked at Clessie Cummins’ development of the first practical and reliable diesel truck engines and his earliest attempts to race diesels in the Indy 500. Though he had succeeded in developing the technology, he still hadn’t achieved the ultimate proof of concept that market success brings. Read More >

Posted in Editorials, History
Tagged as clessie cummins, Cummins, diesel engines, ray harroun, trucking, Trucks, william irwin

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Spotted: 2016 Passat Alltrack Roaming Streets of Phoenix

By Aaron Cole on October 30, 2015

I love you, unicorn.
A TTAC reader spotted this 2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack roaming the streets of Phoenix the other day and dutifully reported “What the hell is that?”
This Passat wagon, which is sold overseas, may be the only one in the States. It’s wearing manufacturer tags and likely just had its way with VW’s massive testing circuit in Phoenix.
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Posted in Europe, Germany, News Blog, Overseas, Volkswagen, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Tagged as Alltrack, Passat, Phoenix, Volkswagen

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Recalling 900,000 More Cars for Bad Brakes, Airbags

By Aaron Cole on October 30, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Friday that it would recall nearly 900,000 cars worldwide — including more than 550,000 cars in the U.S. — for defective airbag and brake systems.
The company said some 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee models were fitted with faulty airbags that could deploy. The automaker acknowledged that seven injuries had been caused by the airbags, which were not made by Takata. In all, 284,089 cars are affected by that recall.
Additionally, the company said more than 275,000 Dodge Journey models from 2012-2015 may have defective anti-lock brake systems that could fail due to excess moisture.
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Posted in Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, New Cars, News Blog, Safety
Tagged as Dodge, grand cherokee, Jeep, Journey, Patriot, Recall, Safety

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Mitsubishi Fixed The Mirage, You Guys: Here’s The Rockford Fosgate Edition

By Aaron Cole on October 30, 2015

Mitsubishi announced Thursday that it would make available Rockford Fosgate Special Edition badges attached to a Mirage.
The badges, which cost $14,495 to start, include a car that still has four speakers (five if you count a 6.5-inch subwoofer) and four wheels.
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Posted in Asia, Engines, Low Cost Cars, Mitsubishi, New Cars, News Blog, Technology
Tagged as anything else, James Garner, mirage, Mitsubishi, please, rockford files, rockford fosgate

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Janesville General Motors Plant Won’t Reopen Under Proposed Contract

By Aaron Cole on October 30, 2015

The Janesville, Wisconsin, General Motors assembly plant that was shuttered six years ago will likely officially close, according to letters in a proposed agreement between United Auto Workers and the automaker, Automotive News reported.
The plant, which was opened in 1919 and once produced large SUVs such as the Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL, employed as many as 7,000 workers in the 1970s. Hundreds of workers were sent to other plants when the plant suspended operation in 2009, six months before GM’s announced bankruptcy.
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Posted in High Finance, News Blog, Union News
Tagged as general motors, janesville, Plant, union, united auto workers, Wisconsin

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Clessie Cummins Made Diesels the King of the Road … and Almost at Indy Too. Part One.

By Ronnie Schreiber on October 30, 2015

(Note to readers: This was the piece on Clessie Cummins that should have appeared first. Unfortunately, Part 2 of the series ran first and will be rerun later this afternoon — Aaron.)
Diesel engines have been in the news lately, and not for good things. The admission by Volkswagen that it has been using a software device to cheat on government emissions testing of at least some of its diesels may taint compression ignition, oil-fired engines in the passenger car market. The trucking industry, however, will continue to use diesels. That’s mostly because of a guy named Clessie Lyle Cummins.
If you’re an automobile or truck enthusiast you likely know his last name, but just as likely know nothing about him.
His accomplishments date to building a working steam engine for his family’s Indiana farm as an 11 year old in 1899, casting the engine parts from molten iron poured into hand-carved molds. As a teenager, he started to take odd jobs including fixing machinery, which led to a job at the maker of Marmon automobiles — Nordyke and Marmon. He was also member of the pit crew of Ray Harroun’s Marmon Wasp that was the winner of the very first Indianapolis 500 race in 1911, and offered suggestions that made the car faster. Cummin’s loved the Indy 500 and his engines would eventually run there, with some measure of success. Read More >

Posted in Editorials, History
Tagged as clessie cummins, Cummins, diesel engines, ray harroun, trucking, Trucks, william irwin

9 comments

Doug Drives: Reach Out And Touch Something … Screen or Knob?

By Doug DeMuro on October 30, 2015

I recently had the chance to test out the « new » Volkswagen Passat, which is so new that the designers were explaining to a whole group of journalists how the position of the rear reflectors has changed compared to the outgoing model.
Actually, I kind of like the new Passat. It was impressive in a lot of ways, right down to the new touchscreen, which finally sees Volkswagen catching up to some of the technology and features rival models have been using for roughly five years. As I was driving it, I couldn’t help but think to myself: I like a good touchscreen.
What I don’t like is a knob.
It seems that these are our only choices in today’s infotainment world: a touchscreen or a knob. Some cars have touchscreens. Some cars have knobs. And given that basically every new car has an infotainment system, this is an important choice. Do you want to control your screen by touching it, like a smartphone? Or by moving around a controller located on the center console, like a computer?
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Posted in Doug Drives, Editorials
Tagged as Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, doug demuro, Ford, mercedes, MyFordTouch, mylink, touchscreen

56 comments

Bark’s Bites: Nissan Doesn’t Make A Single Car You Want To Buy

By Bark M. on October 30, 2015

When I arrived at the Emerald Aisle at LAX on Wednesday, I had a slight moment of excitement when I saw a low-mileage Nissan 370Z coupe resting comfortably in the far corner of the Executive area. You see, I very nearly bought a Z back in 2005, and the car has always held a special interest for me. Back then, the Mazda RX-8 and the Nissan 350Z held quite a grip on the young American car culture—the Z was the official ride of Drift King in The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift (a fine and underrated film, in the opinion of your author). I tried to talk my father into buying a 350Z convertible a couple of years later, and I nearly succeeded, too, until his wife got a look at it and declared it to be “impractical.”
So I sauntered over as casually as possible, so as not to alert my fellow National customers to the presence of the Z on the lot, and quickly threw my bags in the back. “Aha,” I thought. “I won the Rental Car Lottery today!”
Then I started to drive it.
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Posted in Bark’s Bites
Tagged as 370Z, Nissan

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