Editorial: Diesel scandal may have good outcome

Fri 2 Oct

The plight of Volkswagen from its use of emissions-cheating diesel engine software is partly caused by an attempt to overcome the impossible.


Car Torque: Fisker Automotive set to re-emerge as Tesla rival

Fri 2 Oct

A wrap-up of motoring news.


Rakish Passat undoes your tie

Fri 2 Oct

Why would a manufacturer bother adding to the alphabet soup of its latest model’s name by including the power output in among the vowels and consonants? Seems a little bit showy, especially when it’s the buttoned-down, perennial Passat we’re talking about. Power output on the nameplate seems a little, well… ahem, uncalled for.

Bernd Osterloh

VW plans massive recall to fix diesel engine software

Wed 30 Sep

Millions of vehicles worldwide will be part of the plan to resolve the emissions-cheating scandal.

Bernstein analyst Max Warburton

Editor’s Insight: The rise and fall of diesel

Mon 28 Sep 6

The Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal could be more damaging to diesel engines than the company itself.


Nevil Gibson discusses his latest Editor's Insight on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

University of Canterbury associate professor of marketing Ekant Veer

Volkswagen will slam brakes on Passat ad campaign, experts say

Fri 25 Sep

"They need to address the elephant in the room."


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