VW has sold over 29 million Golfs worldwide since 1974. The latest, seventh-generation model was the star of the Paris Motor Show recently. It hits German showrooms in November.
Golfer Tiger Woods was found 'asleep at the wheel' of his car when arrested for driving under the influence, according to police records. Woods earlier said he had an 'unexpected reaction to prescribed medication.'
EU industry ministers have moved to crack down on VW-style emissions cheating, giving Brussels more powers to monitor car approvals. But critics say the draft reform has been watered down on pressure from the car lobby.
The world's major carmakers are cautiously upbeat about the industry's prospects for 2017, despite facing fundamental change from tighter emissions rules, electric vehicles and autonomous driving.
German carmakers have been investing heavily in the development of electric cars. Our DW reporters Christian Roman (left) and Joachim Eggers tested various electric vehicles on the road in Germany.
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