When you think about VW at the moment, the big exhaust gas scandal is one of the first. And in fact, VW has thus allowed a disservice in which the group will surely have a long time to nibble. With regard to the corporate image and financially, VW is likely to have a lot to do as well. Especially in the USA, the country with the sum of the moon damages, there are probably some lawsuits against the group pending.
Frontal 21 names Other manufacturers
Volkswagen is probably not even the only car manufacturer that manipulates its vehicles with the appropriate software emission values. For example, the ZDF magazine "frontal 21" mentions that quite a number of manufacturers are manipulating exhaust gas values. Frontal 21 is the name of nine manufacturers whose cars perform cleanly in laboratory tests thanks to an automatic switch-off, on the road itself dangerous nitrogen oxides were emitted far above the limit values. It is striking that the corresponding Verantworteliche moto control comes from the same supplier. However, the supplier also says that the engine control unit is not solely responsible for the exhaust gas behaviour, but that interaction with other vehicle components can be carried out. And even if it should now be true that other manufacturers are also manipulating; When it comes to exhaust gas scandal, consider VW first. Accordingly, it is likely that the group will have a lot to get out of the headlines as soon as possible. At least as far as the scandal is concerned.
Positive headlines with luxury car
So the news is that VW is soon going to bring a vehicle of the category luxury cars to the market, also not surprising. Because that would be something new for VW and certainly also a possibility to produce positive headlines again. Because in the subject of luxury car, it is usually not necessarily thought of Volkswagen. So far little is known about this vehicle itself. Only that it is supposed to have the 280PS to cost from €50000 in the basic version (the pricelist should be as usual long) and that it should be presented at the beginning of 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show. Whether this vehicle is then more successful than the VW Phaeton and whether VW's hereby creates to produce positive headlines again, that remains to be seen.