Volkswagen is still investing in its Russian plant despite the severe downturn in that country. But right now, sales have plummeted because many Russians just can't afford a new car. VW cut production at its plant in Kaluga.
Despite the Dieselgate emissions scandal, the German carmaker says it sold a record number of vehicles last year. But VW's growth in Western Europe was more sluggish than in the rest of the world.
German carmaker Volkswagen has reported record global sales in 2017 after being dogged by the costly emissions cheating scandal. VW made the announcement as it unveiled an updated Jetta model at the Detroit Auto Show.
Masked men broke in and set fire to the offices of the prominent rights group Memorial in Russia, the activists said. The arson attack comes a week after police detained Memorial's chief activist in Chechnya.
Volkswagen, the world's biggest car manufacturer, has made its biggest leap yet into the world of self-driving cars. It will work with Silicon Valley firm Aurora to bring self-driving taxis to the streets by 2021.
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