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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Volkswagen Agrees to Huge Settlement

Regional | by Phil DeLand  

After one of the biggest automotive scandals in the country, Volkswagen has settled.

 
After one of the biggest automotive scandals in the country, Volkswagen has agreed to a settlement.

The automaker agreed to the $290.5 million on Friday for the Canadian vehicles affected by the emissions scandal.

Nearly 20,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche owners will be eligible for cash payments if the settlement goes through.

According to a press release from Volkswagen Group Canada, the settlement involves 2013-2016 vehicles and some from 2009-2012.

The German automaker admitted in 2015 to installing software on diesel-engine vehicles in order to trick emissions testing equipment into thinking the vehicles were using less emissions.

Both the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto and the Superior Court of Qu├ębec in Montreal have set a hearing for April to determine if they will approve the proposed settlement.

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