http://www.motorweek.org - If you’re like Volkswagen these days, you might want to “just get away from it all” for a while. And now they’ve produced that perfect getaway vehicle, the Volkswagen Beetle Dune. A classically-themed, thought thoroughly modern dune buggy… bug that Volkswagen hopes will make you forget their diesel woes, and go for a ride… just for the fun of it.
http://www.detroitnews.com - Special edition available this fall features lockable cargo system.
http://www.forbes.com - Chevrolet has extended their partnership with Major League Baseball that has dated back to 2005. Here's how the new deal affects growing the game with youth through the "Play Ball" imitative.
http://www.autoblog.com - A 2017 Chevy Camaro Z/28 prototype crashed Thursday morning during testing on the Nürburgring in Germany. The driver appears to be unharmed, and the Camaro was not severely damaged. You can see the crash happen near the 1:35 mark of the video. Everything is going fine as the camo-clad Camaro accelerates onto the 'Ring. But as the driver goes through a turn the back wheels lock up. The driver then nails the brakes, the front wheels lock up, and he careens into the rail, getting airborne in the process briefly.
http://www.forbes.com - Experts of Germany’s TÜV Nord found defeat devices in diesel cars made by General Motor’s European arm, the Opel Group, reports from Germany say. According to Germany’s Spiegel Magazin, these defeat devices cause “the exhaust gas treatment in those car to be severely limtited, allowing the emissions of more poisonous NOx than permissible by law. Experts say this is illegal.” The tests counter claims by Opel and by Germany’s Transport Ministry that “no defeat devices like in vehicles made by Volkswagen were found in cars by other makers.”
http://www.businessinsider.com - As Volkswagen's emission-cheating scandal grinds on, the controversy is threatening to undermine one of VW Group's most critical brands: Audi. The damage is especially apparent in the US, where the cheating scandal first broke.
https://consumerist.com - Last month, the judge rejected a proposed settlement in a class action against ride-hailing app Lyft, saying that the $12. 25 million offer was too low and didn’t account for business expansion in California since the original class action was filed. The company has now agreed on a revised settlement, pending the judge’s approval.
http://www.carscoops.com - Well, that’s unfortunate; the angry-sounding Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 prototype we showed you yesterday came in contact with Nurburgring’s protective barrier and a camera was there to capture the moment.
http://www.autocar.co.uk - A 2017 Chevrolet Z/28 development car has been filmed crashing into the barriers at the Nürburgring during testing. The model is set to arrive as a lighter, harder version of the Camaro ZL1, and has been testing in prototype form for several months.
http://www.freep.com - Chevrolet renews MLB sponsorship with a new, three-year deal.