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​VW fights to survive after emissions scandal, but it’s business as usual in SA
​VW fights to survive after emissions scandal, but it’s business as usual in SA
It’s dealt all but a fatal blow to the Volkswagen brand. VW’s so-called diesel dupe saw the world’s best-selling vehicle manu­facturer post...
Scandal drives Volkswagen to a 25% US sales drop
Scandal drives Volkswagen to a 25% US sales drop
Volkswagen’s emissions scandal has devastated US sales. On Tuesday, the company announced a 25% drop in November compared with last year. The...
VW emission stink gets up the US's nose
VW emission stink gets up the US's nose
Volkswagen’s admission this month that it was lying to customers about the benefits of diesel engines hit where it hurts: the showroom.
Timeline of events in VW pollution cheating scandal
Timeline of events in VW pollution cheating scandal
2007: Suspect software first installedAccording to the mass-circulation daily Bild, auto parts supplier Bosch made...
VW admits 11mn cars have pollution cheating device
VW admits 11mn cars have pollution cheating device
The reveleation has caused a dramatic escalation of the scandal that wiped a third off the Volkswagen's market value and now threatens to topple...
Rolls-Royce ratchets up record sales
Rolls-Royce ratchets up record sales
Rolls-Royce is the latest United Kingdom-based carmaker to benefit from the emerging markets' appetite for luxury marques -- it reported its...
Toyota loses its top spot
Toyota loses its top spot
After nearly a decade of dominance by a Japanese-American duopoly, the global car market is braced for a German takeover amid predictions that...
Polo GTI: Something like a phenomenon
Polo GTI: Something like a phenomenon
I should probably admit my unerring fondness for the current VW Polo. When it launched at the beginning of 2010, I unashamedly pronounced on the...
VW unveils €70m SA investment plan
VW unveils €70m SA investment plan
Europe's biggest car-maker, Volkswagen, said on Thursday it would expand its South African operations with investments in a plant in Uitenhage and...
A Golf in sheep's clothing
A Golf in sheep's clothing
The Volkswagen Golf has successfully taken the fight away from its rivals over the years in the way it feels, the emotion it evokes and with its...
Dakar Rally 'will weather crisis'
Dakar Rally 'will weather crisis'
Dakar Rally organisers remain optimistic amid a global economic downturn that has raised doubts about competitor turnout in 2010.
SA car makers to discuss rescue package with govt
SA car makers to discuss rescue package with govt
South Africa's trade and industry minister will meet car makers to discuss a rescue package to help limit job losses, a government spokesperson...

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