Weekly Recap: Diesel scandal continues to fuel VW’s woes

Volkswagen’s woes continued this week when it was delisted from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and stripped of awards. Senators are also lining up to advocate for criminal and civil action against the automaker, and its client reputation is in tatters. Put merely, it is been an additional rough time period for VW.

Regardless of this, the organization eked out a revenue gain of less than a single % in September, although that was well behind the total market’s performance. Sister brand Audi, which sells a diesel A3, was much less impacted, posting a sixteen-% obtain in September. Revelations that Volkswagen rigged hundreds of thousands of diesel-powered vehicles about the globe didn’t surface till September 18, so the full income impact of the ongoing scandal won’t very likely be felt right up until October.

How did Austin Dillon stroll away from horrific NASCAR crash at Daytona?

NASCAR restraint methods evolve to make sport safer

When Austin Dillon’s vehicle went airborne coming to the checkered flag in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona in July, the cockpit turned silent. All Dillon could hear was the voice inside his head: You’re Okay, you are Ok, you’re Okay. It sure didn’t look like it. His auto soared more than two lanes of autos, slammed into the catch fence and landed on the racetrack on its hood. He spun to a stop, thought the wreck was in excess of … and then Brad Keselowski smashed into him.

SEMA Genesis coupe huffs methanol for 500+ hp

Hyundai supplying a second demonstrate stopper

Hyundai is continuing its rollout of cars for the SEMA display. Final month it mentioned a Bisimoto-prepared Tuscon SUV generating more than 700 hp would be unveiled at the showcase in Las Vegas. The ARK-prepared Genesis coupe will be a bit a lot more refined than its radical companion.