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Luxury brands again dominate the top spots in J.D. Power's latest study of new-vehicle appeal. Genesis debuted at No. 2, followed by BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the top five.
Justice Department officials are looking into allegations that BMW, VW Group and Daimler colluded on technology, strategy and parts to gain an advantage over rivals, Bloomberg reported.
Oliver Schmidt, one of the eight VW executives charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, plans to plead guilty on August 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a court spokesman said.
VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller criticized Porsche's labor chief over public remarks about Audi's management in a sign of growing tensions within the automaker.
VW Group will hold a supervisory board meeting to discuss allegations that German automakers operated a cartel, Reuters reported.
Audi has sharply reduced the amount of aluminum in the bodyshell of its new A8.
New push to clear the air in Europe: Audi recalls 850,000 vehicles; VW to pay more in Calif.; Ford designer shakeup; Blind citizens seek autonomous-car input; Hall of Fame inductees.
A U.S. judge approved $125 million for lawyers who sued VW on behalf of owners of 88,000 3.0-liter diesel vehicles over excess emissions. Lawyers got another $175 million in a previous related case.
Audi is considering dismissing board members including its sales and production chiefs as a warning to CEO Rupert Stadler, Handelsblatt reported.
Audi will recall up to 850,000 diesel cars to update software controlling emissions in a bid to avoid potential driving bans.
Volvo to invest in sibling Lynk & CO; Audi in hot water over ad; Judge allows VW bondholder suit to proceed; NAFTA talks to begin mid-August; Next Nissan Leaf to sport 'e-Pedal.'
A federal judge in California allowed some claims to proceed by bondholders who sued Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal.
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