Volkswagen is stopping the production of its Phaeton luxury sedan. Production began 15 years ago, but sales remained sluggish. Most Phaeton buyers were in China.
On November 7, 1957, the first "Trabi" rolled off the line. Thousands of them crossed from East to West Germany in 1989, two years before its production was halted. Explore the history of the car that's now cult.
"Dieselgate" has prompted the US to file charges against a ex-manager of the German luxury brand Audi, a unit of Volkswagen. The Italian is accused of directing subordinates to design software to cheat clean air law.
Audi also installed emission-cheating software in some 24,000 luxury models, according to German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt. His admission follows ructions at Volkswagen over health-damaging exhaust gases.
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