Auto News For Friday, October 9, 2015 – Volkswagen Of America CEO Testifies Before Congress


Michael Horn Golf GTI

Here are the five must-read, must-watch auto news stories, recalls and videos for Friday, October 9, 2015.

VW
Essentially, Michael Horn’s testimony at Congress yesterday laid the blame for Volkswagen’s scandal at the feet of a few rogue employees, not the overall Volkswagen executive branch. Horn is the CEO of Volkswagen’s U.S. subsidiary.

INSIDE THE AUTO INDUSTRY
Beginning last Saturday, Volkswagen was already cutting shifts at its massive facility in Puebla, Mexico, not far from Mexico City. It could get worse.

AUTOFOCUS
From the Explorer to the F-Series, and 28 vehicles in between, these are the 30 best-selling vehicles in Canada through the first three quarters of 2015.

RECALL
Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 856 Land Rover Range Rovers and Land Rover Range Rover Sports (model year 2015), because, “the second row seat back may not latch properly, especially in the center section.” 

WATCH 
Volkswagen Of America’s CEO, Michael Horn, testified before Congress yesterday. These were his opening remarks to the House Committee on Energy And Commerce’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Thursday, October 8, 2015.