AD #1753 – Smokin’ Hot U.S. Sales, Audi Sticks with Diesel in Race Car, VW Announces 4-Cylinder TDI Fix for Europe

November 30th, 2015 at 11:48am

Runtime: 6:44

- November Sales Forecast
- Have Sales Peaked?
- VW Sales in Germany Collapse, or Not?
- Audi Sticks with Diesel in Race Car
- Porsche Opens Centers for Classics
- VW Announces 4-Cylinder TDI Fix for Europe

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13 Comments to “AD #1753 – Smokin’ Hot U.S. Sales, Audi Sticks with Diesel in Race Car, VW Announces 4-Cylinder TDI Fix for Europe”

  1. Jon Says:

    Seems like the vW diesel fix was pretty simple….

    Almost stupid the engineers didn’t design this fix from the get go…

    Was it the cost of the plastic tube that prohibited vW from just meeting emissions standards?

  2. Lisk Says:

    Sean,
    The airflow straightener seems a little fishy to me too. To get back the fuel mileage I’ll bet they will also fit a couple of the “special magnets” on the fuel lines to align the fuel molecules.

  3. Brett Says:

    Pardon me while I go corner the global market for cow magnets…

  4. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Whatever works, works; the smart man starts with the simplest solutions first. Also note, as reported, this is the fix for the European market; I’m guessing the American fix might not be so easy (but time will tell).

    And if Nissan wants to ‘çrack’ the U.S. market, what that involves is bringing a world-class truck to the very competitive market that we enjoy here. Even Toyota took a bunch of tries (and is still fighting to secure a niche).

  5. Rob Says:

    The real sad part about the VW fix is, if it really is that simple to correct then they are fools for not doing it sooner. The damage that has been created and could have been avoided with a plastic tube. smh..

  6. BobD Says:

    It will be interesting to learn if the new Titan is all new, or just a refresh of their 10 year old truck. Originally the next-gen Titan was to be based off of the Ram platform, but that fell through in 2009. Did Nissan have enough time and money to do a whole new truck for such a small piece of the truck market?

  7. omegatalon Says:

    VW’s fix doesn’t seem to fix the issue that their emissions is still too dirty as this software fix will not fix this as the engine will now simply won’t try to mask the truth.

  8. HtG Says:

    Looks to me like vw made the effective intake diameter smaller. Nice story about straightening the air flow too.

  9. cwolf Says:

    VW repairs still amount to 2.8 mil. vehicles @ 1/2 hr/repair; that’s still a big hunk of change! And if the corrective repair was sooo simple and inexpensive, why did VW take the course they did and why did they hide it?

  10. rick Says:

    new malibu new architecture non hybrid 37 mpg hwy? i guess that`s a good thing if you want to sell hybrids. but what if you`re not interested in hybrid? way to really set the bar high GM all that lightweighting for this? really?

  11. G.A.Branigan Says:

    @ BobD: Do a google on yhe all new Titan XD since you have some doubts.And check out the pics of the frame….wow,just awesome for a 1/2 ton.

  12. Earl Says:

    If Nissan is going to get into the truck business they have to price their trucks anywhere from 15 to 20% less than Ford and GM. They should do it now instead of waiting to do it after the truck sits on a dealers lot anywhere from 10 to 15 months.

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    10 Heah?