Automotive News

Volkswagen diesel-emissions-scandal bill to total $14.7 billion

June 28, 2016—We told you that consumers who were affected by Volkswagen’s cheating on emissions tests were expected to receive the choice between selling their vehicle back to Volkswagen or receiving paid-for repairs. That has come to pass, and now we have details.

Tesla opens ‘gallery’ in Nordstrom store

June 16, 2016—Want a car to go with those new shoes? Tesla Motors, which doesn’t use typical dealerships to sell its vehicles, is testing a marketing relationship with department-store chain Nordstrom.

Tesla brings back Model S 60 to lineup

June 9, 2016—A little more than a year after Tesla discontinued its Model S 60 for a base model that delivered more power, the automaker reversed course.

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Related Department Briefs

Expert: Yamaha cars by 2019

When Yamaha showed its Sports Ride concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2015, it doubled the number of automobiles that it seems destined to manufacture, including for sale in the United States.

A svelte Expedition?

We expect that the 2018 version of the Ford Expedition will shed weight and fuel efficiency that improves upon the 2016’s 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway performance.

Move fast on RS3

Reports circulated in April 2016 that Audi will sell the ultrahigh-performance version of the A3, the RS3, in the United States in 2017.

Who is in the driver’s seat?

Those who are in the market for a certified preowned vehicle (CPO) should be aware that an increasing number of CPOs will be on dealers’ lots.

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Automotive Recalls

Clutch issues in certain 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycles

July 27, 2016—Harley-Davidson Motor recalled certain 2016 CVO Softail Pro Street Breakout, CVO Street Glide, Electric Glide Ultra Classic, Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low, Fat Boy S, Police Electra Glide, Road Glide, Road Glide Special, Road Glide Ultra, Softail Slim S, Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Ultra Limited and Ultra Limited Low motorcycles.

Child locks might fail in certain 2016 Volkswagen vehicles

July 26, 2016—Volkswagen recalled certain 2016 Volkswagen CC vehicles that were manufactured from Jan. 12, 2016, through Feb. 3, 2016; 2016 e-Golf vehicles that were manufactured from Nov. 25, 2015, through Jan. 11, 2016; and 2016 Golf R and 2016 Tiguan vehicles that were manufactured from Nov. 25, 2015, through Jan. 28, 2016.

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