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The Audi Q5 is up for World Car of the Year. VW has seen its fortunes recover to the point that four of the vehicles built by the Volkswagen Group are potential award winners.

Things Get Better for VW; Four Products Competing For World Car Awards

Things keep getting better for Volkswagen. Though it has been only 18 months since the automaker admitted it had been involved in a decade-long diesel emissions scam and though sales had slackened in 2016, the automaker has rebounded as the scandal has ended. Now, it is on track potentially to two major automotive awards.
The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI was one of the vehicles that felt the impact of Dieselgate. Der Spiegel, in a report, indicates it may have the "smoking memo" outlining the executive in charge.

Where Did The Dieselgate Affair Have Its Foundations?

A report just out in the news points the finger of blame at the current chief executive at Audi as the prime mover in the Dieselgate scandal. According to an article in the German magazine Der Stern, they have obtained a "smoking presentation" that raises questions and points out someone who may be a chief architect of the scandal.
For a number of reasons, the Volkswagen Touareg and other crossovers have swum counter the auto market sales trends.

Want A Great Buy For Your Automotive Dollar? Check out one of these vehicles

For various reasons, you can get a great deal if you are in the market for a new sedan or crossover. Normally, sedans are strong performers, but, sales have been off for more than a year as crossovers have passed sedans by taking the top spot. Because sales are slow, you can push dealers into great deals. The same is true of a number of crossover models.
The VW Atlas-based Weekender concept will debut at the Chicago Auto Show.

Want A VW Vanagon Replacement? Wait For The Weekender

When the Chicago Auto Show opens one of the concept vehicles that will appear could make it to market, the VW Weekender. The Weekender tips its cap to the iconic Vanagon and Eurovan models of three decades ago when conversion vans were insanely popular. Though not in the lineup just yet, pressure from the public may just turn this concept into reality. By the way, it is honestly more than a concept as all of the parts are available from VW and the automaker can make it happen if the demand is there.

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