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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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Audi diesels in EU recalled over new defeat device; Porsche under investigation
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Audi diesels in EU recalled over new defeat device; Porsche under investigation

Around 24,000 diesel-powered Audi A7 and Audi A8 models will be recalled in Europe for a newly discovered alleged emissions testing defeat device. Last week, Audi confirmed it will began recalling these vehicles in July. Affected vehicles are 2010 to 2013 model year A7 and A8 models fitted with the brand's V6 and V8 TDI engines...


Volkswagen Group's allegedly autocratic former culture proving hard to change
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Volkswagen Group's allegedly autocratic former culture proving hard to change

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller has admitted that the near-autocratic corporate structures that lied about diesel emissions and shattered the company's reputation is proving hard to break apart. A report from Reuters this week, run by Automotive News Europe, contained some remarkably frank quotes from the former Porsche AG chief, who was appointed Group chief shortly after the diesel scandal broke in September 2015...


Fiat Chrysler sued over diesel emissions cheating, Mercedes-Benz offices raided
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Fiat Chrysler sued over diesel emissions cheating, Mercedes-Benz offices raided

In the wake of Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal, Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz have been cast into the spotlight, as authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have launched new actions into possible cases of emission testing defeat devices being used to illegally pass vehicles for sale...


Volkswagen's global range to have 19 SUVs by 2020
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Volkswagen's global range to have 19 SUVs by 2020

The Volkswagen brand plans to rapidly and substantially grow its stable of crossover vehicles in the coming three years. During the brand's 2017 annual session, Herbert Diess, head of the Volkswagen marque, said, "By 2020, we will expand our worldwide SUV model portfolio from two to 19...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Volkswagen engages bank to sell Ducati to pay for Dieselgate costs - report
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Volkswagen engages bank to sell Ducati to pay for Dieselgate costs - report

The Volkswagen Group has reportedly taken the first steps to selling off motorcycle maker Ducati. Sources have told Reuters that the Volkswagen Group has engaged Evercore, a banking advisory firm, to sound out possible buyers for Ducati. Last year, Ducati recorded sales of 593 million euros ($852 million), a turnover of around 100 million euros ($144 million) and a profit of roughly 50 million euros ($72 million)...


Fiat Chrysler Australia, government deny report of local emissions investigation
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Fiat Chrysler Australia, government deny report of local emissions investigation

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), with government support, has hit back at a report today that an investigation has been started in relation to the emissions figures claimed for its diesel models. The report, published by News Corp website news.com...


Renault refutes claims of emissions cheating, awaits investigation results
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Renault refutes claims of emissions cheating, awaits investigation results

Renault has denied the use of emissions-cheating devices in its diesel vehicles, following reports accusing the French company of misleading authorities a-la Volkswagen's 'Dieselgate'. In a statement released this week, Renault said none of its products or services have breached European or national regulations related to vehicle homologations...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


ACCC takes action against Audi Australia over diesel emission claims
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ACCC takes action against Audi Australia over diesel emission claims

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has launched legal proceedings in the Federal Court against German carmaker Audi AG, its Australian subsidiary Audi Australia Pty Ltd, and their German parent company, Volkswagen AG over the long-running Dieselgate saga. This latest court action is in addition to proceedings launched against Volkswagen Australia by the ACCC last year...


CarAdvice podcast 38: Behind the HSV GTSR W1, and more
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CarAdvice podcast 38: Behind the HSV GTSR W1, and more

This week, Mandy and Mike Costello are joined by George Skoufis, the Melbourne winner of our Be on the podcast panel competition. It's been a big week in car news, including the 2017 Holden Commodore pricing and specs, Toyota confirming October 3 end for Australian production, Volkswagen topping the 2016 global sales chart, and reports of new Nissan Z car and Toyota Supra concepts for a Tokyo show unveiling...


Renault back in the pan over diesel emissions - report
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Renault back in the pan over diesel emissions - report

Yet another manufacturer is caught up in emissions cheating allegations. This time, it's French brand Renault. According to a new report by France's Le Figaro, translated by Autoblog, the company is in hot water with French authorities, again, accusing Renault of intentionally cheating emissions testing in a similar way to Volkswagen's defeat devices...


German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report
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German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report

Germany's transport minister wants to take Fiat models that breach emissions regulations off the market, according to a new report by German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. In the article, translated by Automotive News Europe, German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt said the European Commission must ensure Fiat vehicles that do not comply with pollution regulations are pulled from sale...


Fiat Chrysler denies using diesel emission defeat devices
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Fiat Chrysler denies using diesel emission defeat devices

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has lashed out at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for alleging that his company violated the Clean Air Act. The allegations are that it fit, and failed to disclose, engine management software designed to alter NOx emissions from its 3...


Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea
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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...


Volkswagen settles two Dieselgate suits for around $3.4 billion, European fixes approved
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Volkswagen settles two Dieselgate suits for around $3.4 billion, European fixes approved

Volkswagen has settled two major Dieselgate-related lawsuits in North America, which could set the company back a further $3.4 billion dollars. 3.0-litre V6 TDI The first case is a US civil lawsuit in relation to the 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine that has a defeat device that detects laboratory emissions testing and is capable of putting the engine into a “temperature conditioning” mode, which limits NOx (oxides of nitrogen) output...


CarAdvice podcast 33: November car sales, CEO of Jet Charge, Mercedes AMG-E63 review and Sydney to Melbourne in the Audi S1!
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CarAdvice podcast 33: November car sales, CEO of Jet Charge, Mercedes AMG-E63 review and Sydney to Melbourne in the Audi S1!

While Paul is driving Bentleys in Spain, Mike Costello and James Wong join Mandy for this week's show. We bring you the latest in car news, including the 2018 Holden Commodore reveal, Honda Civic sedan sells up a storm, Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix, Opel Insignia Grand Sport is revealed for Europe, Mercedes-AMG sales at record levels, and Mazda is not working on a larger sports car...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Audi recalls over 6000 vehicles for diesel fix
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Audi recalls over 6000 vehicles for diesel fix

Audi Australia has commenced its recall amidst the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, issuing a notice for over 6000 vehicles locally, including variants of the A4, A5, A6, Q3 and Q5...