VW admits cheating on U.S. pollution tests; criminal charges weighed

Business Sep 19, 2015

VW admits cheating on U.S. pollution tests; criminal charges weighed

Volkswagen AG's admission that it cheated to make its diesel cars appear cleaner-burning leaves it facing billions in fines, its executives risking criminal charges and its U.S. expansion plans in tatters. VW has admitted to systematically cheating on U.S. air pollution tests for years, the ...

Business May 8, 2014

Volkswagen protects top spot as imports slide 24.4%

Sales here of new imported vehicles, including those built abroad by Japanese automakers, dropped 24.4 percent in April from a year earlier to 15,578 units, the Japan Automobile Importers Association said Thursday. Sales of foreign-brand cars fell 20.6 percent to 12,915 units and those of ...

Business Apr 4, 2014

Sales of imported vehicles up 12.7%

Sales of new imported vehicles, including those built abroad by Japanese automakers, rose 12.7 percent from the year before to 362,052 units in fiscal 2013, an industry body said Friday. Sales of foreign-brand vehicles soared 22.9 percent to 302,018 units, the second-highest figure since data ...

Weakening yen helps Toyota outsell GM for fifth quarter

Business / Corporate Apr 25, 2013

Weakening yen helps Toyota outsell GM for fifth quarter

Toyota Motor Corp. outsold all automakers for the fifth straight quarter as the yen's depreciation sharpens its edge over General Motors and Volkswagen. Worldwide sales for Toyota, including those of subsidiaries Hino Motors Ltd. and Daihatsu Motor Co., reached 2.43 million vehicles in the January-March ...