Market Insight 24 May
Diesel loses dominance as European car registration drop 7.1% in April
European car registrations fell by 7.1% in April as diesel continued to lose popularity among consumers, according to reports by Jato Dynamics.
Manufacturer 24 Apr
Volkswagen handed £2.18bn fine in US dieselgate hearing
Volkswagen has been ordered to pay a £2.18 billion fine after admitting to cheating diesel emissions tests in the US.
Manufacturer 14 Mar
Porsche profits surge as Volkswagen falters
Profits at Porsche soared to record levels to realise operating profits of £3.4 billion as a fall in sales and the dieselgate fallout saw its Volkswagen’s results falter in 2017 – falling 2ppts to £1.7 billion.
Manufacturer 13 Mar
Volkswagen admits guilt at US 'dieselgate' hearing
Volkswagen has admitted conspiracy to commit fraud, obstruction of justice and entry of goods by false statement during a hearing in Detroit.
Manufacturer 10 Feb
PSA Group 'surprised' at referral to French prosecutors
PSA Group has expressed “surprise” at the French Competition, Consumer Affairs and Prevention of fraud department's decision to send findings from its emissions investigation into the manufacturer to the public prosecutor.
Market Insight 3 Feb
Diesel scrappage scheme considered by ministers
A diesel car scrappage scheme is being considered by Government as part of a plan to lower emissions and improve air quality across the country, reports suggest.
Car Dealer News 24 Jan
US dealers' £964m Volkswagen compensation approved
A district judge has approved a settlement which will see 650 Volkswagen dealers in the US receive an average £1.49 million compensation payment.
Manufacturer 16 Jan
Volkswagen officials 'warned off' US visits
Volkswagen’s senior management have been warned not to travel to the US following the arrest of a Oliver Schmidt for in connection with dieselgate scandal, it has been claimed..
Manufacturer 9 Jan
UK Volkswagen owners join £30m compensation action
Volkswagen could be forced to pay out a further £30 million in compensation to customers after owners in the UK and Europe demanded compensation of £3,000 each.
Manufacturer 21 Dec
Volkswagen Group's European dieselgate 'fixes' approved
Volkswagen Group has received the green light for all fixes proposed to TDI engines in the wake of the dieselgate emissions scandal.
Market Insight 9 Dec
EU legal action over UK's 'failure to act' on dieselgate
The UK is among seven nations subject to legal action from the European Union (EU) over their failure to take action against Volkswagen over the dieselgate scandal.
Opinion 8 Dec
Guest opinion: How are automotive brands reconnecting with customers post-dieselgate?
In a world increasingly conscious of its carbon footprint, ‘dieselgate’ cast a dark shadow over the entire motor trade.
Car Dealer News 5 Dec
Marriott Motor Group highlights dieselgate amid £2.1m profits slump
Marriott Motor Group has blamed pressure in margins and the effects of the Volkswagen emissions scandal for a slump in profits.
Car Dealer News 30 Nov
NFDA will show its 'teeth', says director Sue Robinson
NFDA director Sue Robinson has insisted that the association will has “teeth” as it pursues dealers’ interests in an opening address to the annual Autumn Roadshow.
Manufacturer 2 Nov
Volkswagen withdraws from WRC
Volkswagen is withdrawing itself from the World Rally Championship to focus its development budget on programmes more closely on “future technologies”.
Opinion 2 Nov
The perception problem with Volkswagen’s total recall
Volkswagen’s customers will dictate the speed of any ‘dieselgate’ fix, says Prof Jim Saker.
Opinion 28 Oct
AM opinion: Franchised dealers need a strong voice with politicians
Franchised dealers employ more people in the UK than car manufacturers. Shouldn’t they be able to bend the ears of the cabinet too?
Manufacturer 28 Oct
Dealers lose out as UK declines to prosecute Volkswagen Group
No US-style payouts for UK Volkswagen Group retailers, as Government says dealers could still face claims from consumers.
Manufacturer 18 Oct
DfT to ensure Volkswagen Group faces 'legal consequences'
The Department for Transport has summoned Volkswagen bosses to answer questions about its “unacceptable” treatment of UK customers in the wake of the dieselgate emissions scandal.
Manufacturer 26 Sep
Volkswagen dieselgate fixes will be completed by autumn 2017, letter claims
Volkswagen has pledged to complete fixes to the 8.5 million vehicles affected by dieselgate recalls by autumn 2017 in a letter to Brussels.