Auto News For Wednesday, December 9, 2015 – AWD Toyota Prius Stays In Japan


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Here are the five must-read, must-watch auto news stories and videos for Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

NOT SO BAD?
Volkswagen initially believed some 800,000 cars in Europe were sold with falsified emissions ratings. But the scandal may only be linked to 36,000 cars, as it turns out.

FUTURE?
You can now buy a fourth-generation Toyota Prius with all-wheel-drive. In Japan

AUTOFOCUS
Thanks to the launch of the new iM, Scion is on the rebound in Canada. Which isn’t saying much.

TTAC
November sales at the Volkswagen brand tumbled in the United States. Leading causes for the decline? Low inventory, volume brought forward into October, a tarnished image, and, well, you know, the inability to sell diesels.

WATCH
Consumer Reports’ new crash test methods for child seats have led the publication to encourage parents to move older infants into a rear-facing convertible seat by their first birthday even if the child hasn’t outgrown their infant seat.