Gratifying failure

11 January 2017 By Olaf Storbeck

The $4.3 bln settlement of criminal charges lifts the carmaker’s Dieselgate costs to above $24 bln. VW can cope, but only thanks to its chronic underperformance in the U.S. Had the group met its U.S. targets up to 2015, it would be facing a crushing bill three times that size.

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