VW Looking to Throw Cash at TDI Owners: Report

Automaker expected to offer up to $1,250 to diesel owners
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2015 9:30 AM CST
A Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI is parked at a Volkswagen dealer in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

(Newser) – Volkswagen might be looking to buy its way out of the public relations disaster that keeps on giving: According to a report on The Truth About Cars, the German automaker will offer owners of affected diesel cars up to $1,250 in cash under a "TDI Goodwill Program" set to roll out Monday. That would come in the form of a $500 prepaid gift card and $500 to $700 to be spent at Volkswagen dealerships; VW would only confirm that an announcement is coming Monday, reports the New York Times. "There is a program in the works with VW, that I do understand," says the head of a dealership association who was not briefed on specifics. What's not clear: Whether owners of affected cars who are involved in class-action lawsuits against VW would have to abandon those claims. (Read more Volkswagen stories.)

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