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Two Michigan men have been charged with allegedly conspiring to steal Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles involved in the emissions scandal that were parked at the Pontiac Silverdome, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider announced March 11.

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Final VW Diesel Modification Approved

Volkswagen has gained approval from air regulators of the final modification plan for the remaining vehicles that contain software designed to defeat emissions tests, the California Air Resources Board has announced.

Volkswagen Storing 300,000 Diesels Around U.S.

Volkswagen has been storing the diesel-powered vehicles it bought back from customers at 37 secure storage facilities that include a suburban Detroit football stadium, former Minnesota paper mill, and desert parking lot near Victorville, Calif., Reuters is reporting.

New Vehicle Price Increase Driven by Imports

The Volkswagen Group, General Motors, and Toyota Motor Company are three of the OEMs that experienced the highest rise in average transaction price. Respectively, the three OEMs saw average transaction prices rise 7.1%, 3.5%, and 3.4%.

New Vehicle Transaction Prices Rise 1.6% in December

The average transaction price for a new vehicle reached $36,113 in December in the U.S., a 1.6% increase from the same time last year and a 0.2% increase from the previous month, according to Kelley Blue Book.

New-Vehicle Sales Expected to Fall 2% in October

New-vehicle sales are expected to decline 2% year-over-year to 1.34 million units in October, resulting in an estimated 17.9 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB).

VW Has Fixed, Repurchased Half of 2.0L Diesels

Volkswagen has bought back or repaired more than half of the 475,000 vehicles with 2.0-liter diesel engines that failed to meet emissions standards as part of a federal settlement about six months after it began the program.

VW Settles Civil Claims for 3.0L Diesels

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to buyers of vehicles powered by its 3.0L V-6 diesel engine that violated emissions regulations in a settlement that must receive a blessing from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and a federal judge.

Fleet Street Remarketing Hires VW's Struna

Largo, Fla.-based Fleet Street Remarketing has hired Debbie Struna as national account manager. Struna left her role as Volkswagen of America's fleet account manager for the Pacific Region earlier this month.