Business - Volkswagen

VW unveils Chattanooga-made 'Weekend Edition' Atlas

Published Feb. 8 2017

Volkswagen plans to unveil a so-called 'Weekender' package for its new Chattanooga-made Atlas SUV that's designed to show off its...

VW sales in U.S. surge 17 percent on Chattanooga Passat jump

Published Feb. 1 2017

Volkswagen of America today reported that sales climbed 17.1 percent in January over the same month a year ago with...

VW to pay $1.2 billion or more to US owners of big diesels

Published Feb. 1 2017

Volkswagen has agreed to pay at least $1.2 billion in buybacks and compensation to settle claims from U.S. owners of...


VW No. 1 in world sales for 2016, report says

Published Jan. 30 2017

Volkswagen, which has a Chattanooga assembly plant, has overtaken Toyota to become the world's No. 1 carmaker by sales, according...

Prosecutors believe former Volkswagen CEO knew of emissions scandal earlier than he claims

Published Jan. 27 2017

Prosecutors in Germany say they have sufficient evidence to indicate that former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn may have known of...

Volkswagen to establish $1 million science lab program for Hamilton County students

Published Jan. 24 2017

Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant and the state of Tennessee today unveiled a $1 million effort that will allow Hamilton County...

Chinese parts maker helping in production of Volkswagen's new Atlas SUV

Published Jan. 20 2017

Hamilton County's first Chinese auto supplier has cranked up production of dashboards and interior door panels for Volkswagen's new Atlas...

Volkswagen Atlas-based pickup truck among options weighed by German automaker

Published Jan. 15 2017

Erb said VW has bolstered its SUV lineup in the U.S. with its Chattanooga-made Atlas, set to hit dealerships this...

Gov. Haslam: VW committed to Chattanooga plant expansion

Published Jan. 11 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said today that a settlement with the federal government over the diesel emissions scandal won't restrict...

VW admits emissions cheating and cover-up, will pay U.S. $4.3 billion

Published Jan. 11 2017

Volkswagen is pleading guilty to three criminal charges and will pay $4.3 billion to the U.S. government for cheating on...

VW emissions-cheating deal could put employees in hot seat

Published Jan. 11 2017

The imminent criminal plea deal between Volkswagen and U.S. prosecutors in an emissions-cheating scandal could be bad news for one...

VW prices Chattanooga-made Atlas SUV to be competitive

Published Jan. 11 2017

Volkswagen is finally talking about pricing for its Chattanooga-made Atlas sport utility vehicle.

Despite scandal, VW in running for global sales crown

Published Jan. 11 2017

Booming business in China helped Volkswagen increase its sales to 10.31 million vehicles last year across all its brands, which...

Volkswagen in advanced talks for $4.3 billion settlement

Published Jan. 10 2017

Volkswagen says it is in 'advanced talks' with United States authorities over a proposed settlement that contains $4.3 billion in...

VW 2016 sales set record; may be No. 1 worldwide

Published Jan. 10 2017

In spite of the diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen's world sales hit a record of 10.3 million vehicles in 2016, the...

Second VW employee arrested over emissions scheme

Published Jan. 9 2017

A person briefed on the matter says a second Volkswagen employee has been arrested in the company's emissions cheating scandal.

VW may pay $3 billion diesel penalty

Published Jan. 6 2017

Volkswagen AG and the U.S. Justice Department are nearing an agreement to resolve the government's civil and criminal investigations that...

Some Volkswagens get OK for diesel fix

Published Jan. 6 2017

Volkswagen will soon be able to repair some of its diesel cars so they meet U.S. emissions standards.

VW offering performance-inspired Atlas version

Published Jan. 6 2017

Volkswagen of America has announced it will offer the performance-inspired R-Line package on the 2018 Chattanooga-made Atlas sport utility vehicle,...

Chattanooga-made VW Atlas to offer performance package

Published Jan. 5 2017

Volkswagen of America said today it will offer the performance-inspired R-Line package on the 2018 Chattanooga-made Atlas sport utility vehicle.

VW ends year on high note but sales lagged in 2016 amid emission scandal

Published Jan. 5 2017

Volkswagen of America's end-of-the-year sales finally joined the banner numbers that automakers enjoyed in 2016, but it was late to...


Passat sales help drive VW increase in December

Published Jan. 4 2017

Volkswagen of America today reported that December sales jumped 20.3 percent over a year ago with the Chattanooga-made Passat's figures...

Volkswagen deal gives some diesel car owners buyback option

Published Dec. 20 2016

Volkswagen reached a deal that will give at least some owners of the remaining 80,000 diesel vehicles caught in the...