The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Information Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

News By Topic: Volkswagen

Reuters Reports Deal Reached For U.S. Volkswagen Dealer Compensation

Reuters Reports Deal Reached For U.S. Volkswagen Dealer Compensation

WASHINGTON, Aug 25, 2016; David Shepardson writing for Reuters In an exclusive report that Volkswagen AG is expected to announce on Thursday it has reached a deal in principle to compensate its 650 U.S. dealers in connection with the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal, a source briefed on the matter said. The ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 14-21, 2016; Woodward, Pebble Beach, Audi Talks, DOJ Talks To VW, GT Extended Engagement, And More

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 14-21, 2016; Woodward, Pebble Beach, Audi Talks, DOJ Talks To VW, GT Extended Engagement, And More

* This middle week in August is the traditional time for two of the most important car events in the country - the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit and the Monterey Car Week culminating in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. The former celebrates the automobile and motorcycle interests of everyman with ev ... Continue reading

Scania Trucks and Asko Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Propulsion

Scania Trucks and Asko Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Propulsion

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden—Asko, which is Norway’s largest convenience goods wholesaler, is continuing its investment in sustainable transport services. The company will together with Scania start testing trucks with an electric powertrain. Electrical energy is converted from hydrogen gas in fuel cells on board the vehic ... Continue reading

2016 Volkswagen Golf R Review By Larry Nutson

2016 Volkswagen Golf R Review By Larry Nutson

2016 Volkswagen Golf R Review By Larry Nutson ... Continue reading

Cars That Have the Most and Least Maintainence Costs

Cars That Have the Most and Least Maintainence Costs

Washington DC August 12, 2016; The AIADA online newsletter reported that according to the website Priceonomics the Toyota brand and its gas-electric hybrid Prius are the winners in keeping maintenance costs low in the long run and luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz are on the high end of maintenance costs. Over t ... Continue reading

Ahead Of Its Time: The Visionary Budd-E Concept Van Is Honored Once Again

Ahead Of Its Time: The Visionary Budd-E Concept Van Is Honored Once Again

WOLFSBURG - August 5, 2016: The BUDD-e has been honoured for its forward-looking overall concept at the North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards in Plymouth, Michigan. The awards jury pointed out that the BUDD-e is an environmentally compatible model that also meets the vehicle-utility requirements of the 21st ... Continue reading

Review: All-new 2016 VW Touran 2.0 TDI +VIDEO

Review: All-new 2016 VW Touran 2.0 TDI +VIDEO

2015-07-01 by hoenkhaus More than 1.9 million people bought a Touran since 2003. The new one offers everything his predecessor did and much more. We took him to a test drive in Amsterdam and had a closer look to at the new model. source: http://autovideoreview.com Better that his predecessor – the all-new VW Tou ... Continue reading

New Volkswagen Passat GTE Delivers The Best Of All Worlds +VIDEO

New Volkswagen Passat GTE Delivers The Best Of All Worlds +VIDEO

August 1, 2016: Space, pace, and environmental credentials that even before its official UK showroom debut have already secured it a prestigious ‘green’ award: the new Volkswagen Passat GTE is calculated to offer drivers the very best of all worlds. A winner in the Large Family Car class in the recent Next Green Ca ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL ROUNDUP - July 25-31, 2016: VW, Harley, Kia, RV's, Chevy, Audi

NHTSA RECALL ROUNDUP - July 25-31, 2016: VW, Harley, Kia, RV's, Chevy, Audi

Your vehicle MAY be involved in a safety recall and MAY create a safety risk for you or your passengers. If left unrepaired, a potential safety defect could lead to injury or even death. Safety defects must be repaired by a dealer at no cost to you. The following may apply to one or more of your vehicles if your vehicl ... Continue reading

Eligible Volkswagen and Audi Owners and Lessees to Benefit from 2.0-Liter TDI Settlements

Eligible Volkswagen and Audi Owners and Lessees to Benefit from 2.0-Liter TDI Settlements

Volkswagen and Audi Owners and Lessees to Benefit from 2.0-Liter TDI Settlements ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 18-24: 10 Years To Driverless Cars? Buick Wagon? Tequila! Concours@St Johns; Gordon Back; Tesla Plan

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 18-24: 10 Years To Driverless Cars? Buick Wagon? Tequila! Concours@St Johns; Gordon Back; Tesla Plan

* Keith Crain in Automotive News writes: "Tesla has a feature on its cars that it calls "autopilot," and it isn't. We are probably not going to have a tested and proven driverless car for a decade or more — assuming the courts figure out who needs the insurance and the licensing for the vehicle. That might take a dec ... Continue reading

2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards-Includes All Winner's-Trim Levels, Specs, Prices and Reviews

2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards-Includes All Winner's-Trim Levels, Specs, Prices and Reviews

TUSTIN, Calif., July 21, 2016 -- Automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific, Inc. today announced the 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA), recognizing vehicles that best meet their owner's expectations and desires. The 2016 awards are based on responses from over 65,000 owners of new model year 2015 and 2016 vehic ... Continue reading

Short Spin: 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf Review by Henny Hemmes +VIDEO

Short Spin: 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf Review by Henny Hemmes +VIDEO

By Henny Hemmes Senior European Editor THE AUTO CHANNEL LOS ANGELES - November 25, 2015: Last week, during the first media day of the L.A. Auto Show, I jumped into a Volkswagen e-Golf, one of five that were available for test drives around the Convention Center area. Even though the lap around the Convention Center was ... Continue reading

OFFICIALTECH 0W20 LL FE Motor Oil for New VW 508 00 / 509 00 Specification Engines

OFFICIALTECH 0W20 LL FE Motor Oil for New VW 508 00 / 509 00 Specification Engines

HEMIKSEM, Belgium, July 18, 2016 -- New motor oil is the first to support the newest 2.0 TFSI 140 kW and 3.0 TDI CR 160 kW Volkswagen engines Over four percent fuel economy while maintaining expected performance; Prolongs life and maintains the efficiency of emission systems; Provides outstanding engine cleanliness, we ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 11-17, 2016: Mazda Diesel. Dim Headlight, GM Can Be Sued, Tesla Woes, VW Fix Nixed, Concurs St John's, PU Stamps

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 11-17, 2016: Mazda Diesel. Dim Headlight, GM Can Be Sued, Tesla Woes, VW Fix Nixed, Concurs St John's, PU Stamps

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 11-17, 2016: Mazda Diesel. Dim Headlight, GM Can Be Sued, Tesla Woes, VW Fix Nixed, Concurs St John's, PU Stamps ... Continue reading

Search The Auto Channel

The Auto Channel content library (since 1996) has grown to become the world’s most extensive and complete interactive archive of automotive centric news, articles, reviews and intense event coverage, presented to viewers as Text, Video and Images.

The Auto Channel Content by Topic

Vehicle manufacturers and alt fuels.

Search The Auto Channel Content by Date Published

August 2016

Select Another Month