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Volkswagen Group Malaysia announces stock clearance

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In a softenning market where car sales are concerned, would be car owners should welcome the latest news from Volkswagen Group Malaysia who announced their stock clearance sale available immediately. The offer covers their 2014/2015 models of Polo, Jetta and Passat with reductions from RM20,000 upwards. Cars, Bikes & Trucks dropped in unannounced in the VW showroom in Glenmarie in ... Read More »

Car makers counting the cost of VW’s diesel scandal


THANKS a lot, Volkswagen. That is the sarcastic undercurrent at the annual motor show here, as executives survey the damage that Volkswagen’s diesel cheating scandal has inflicted on the industry — particularly on its plans to keep pace with stricter emissions regulations, writes Jack Ewing of the New York Times. CAR MAKERS saw diesel — which accounts for more than ... Read More »

Toyota reigns supreme for fourth year in a row


IT was a false spring for Volkswagen group who for a brief moment, topped the charts for 2015 global car sales — until it engineered its own downfall with the emissions cheating software scandal late last year. Toyota annopunced today it sold 10.151 million vehicles in 2015 to retain its status as the world’s top-selling automaker for the fourth straight ... Read More »

New and better Volkswagen in the works, says Muller


THE diesel emissions scandal enveloping German car maker Volkswagen has presented an opportunity to build a new and better company, its group chief executive says. In a speech at a recent company function, Mattthias Muller said he had told EU Parliamentarians in Brussels that the company is using the current crisis to fundamentally realign the Group to make it better. ... Read More »

Cheat software an ‘open secret’ in VW circles — German news report


VOLKSWAGEN’S development of software to cheat diesel-emissions tests was an open secret in its engine development department, according to a report in Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, which cited results from VW’s internal investigation. Many managers and staff dealing with emissions problems in the department knew of or were involved in developing the “defeat devices”, said the newspaper, which researched the ... Read More »

South Korea files criminal charges against VW


A NEW front has opened in the dieselgate legal suits against Volkswagen with South Korea announcing the company’s executives operating in the country will face criminal charges over allegations of emissions cheating on a variety of diesel engines. South Korea’s Ministry of Environment has rejected Volkswagen’s proposed fix for its TDI engines with emission issues. Along with the rejection, the ... Read More »

Volkswagen Sri Hartamas 3S Centre launched

Volkswagen Malaysia and FA Wagen Sdn Bhd proudly announced the launch of the latest addition to Volkswagen network, the Volkswagen Sri Hartamas 3S Centre. Located strategically at Signature Suites, the new service centre is ready to cater various needs of Volkswagen owners from sales to after sales covering quick and general service, diagnostic and major repairs. With investments of RM5 ... Read More »

Volkswagen US recall plans rejected; not enough information presented, California says

TENSIONS have been raised ahead of a meeting between US federal officials and Volkswagen over the dieselgate emissions cheating controversy following a rejection of the car company’s plans for recalling nearly 500,000 diesel powered cars by regulators. “Volkswagen made a decision to cheat on emissions tests and then tried to cover it up,” said Mary Nichols, head of state environmental ... Read More »

Volkswagen Group hands over 9.93 million vehicles in 2015

THE Volkswagen Group has delivered over 9.93 million vehicles to customers worldwide in 2015. Mathias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft says, “Delivering almost ten million vehicles is an excellent result, particularly in view of the continued challenging market situation in some regions as well as the diesel issue in the final quarter of last year.” With 3.43 million customers in ... Read More »

PHEV Tiguan concept debuts in Detroit show

VOLKSWAGEN will display its Tiguan GTE Active Concept plug-in hybrid at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) beginning this week in Deetroit. The five-seat concept is based on the completely redeveloped second-generation Tiguan — the first SUV to be based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) — with a longer wheelbase and available seven-seat functionality. For Volkswagen, the new ... Read More »