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DETROIT | VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

DETROIT — After selling it on and off in the U.S. for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its iconic Beetle. The company’s American unit announced Thursday that it would end global production of the third-generation bulbous bug in July of next year after offering two special editions for sale. The compact Beetle … Continue reading DETROIT | VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

Hyundai, VW, ink deals with all-star autonomous vehicle firm

DETROIT/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Hyundai and Volkswagen each say they’re partnering with a U.S. autonomous vehicle tech firm led by former executives from Google, Tesla and Uber. The companies on Thursday announced partnerships with Aurora Innovation, started last year by ex-Google autonomous car chief Chris Urmson and others. VW says its collaboration will help bring self-driving cars … Continue reading Hyundai, VW, ink deals with all-star autonomous vehicle firm

Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests. The German company said the job cuts are part of a long-term plan to improve profitability and shift … Continue reading Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal