If found guilty of breaching EU anti-trust rules, the companies could be fined up to 10% of their annual turnover.
The Beetle car was first tested in 1938. Since then, VW has sold over 22 million units.
New emissions standards have led car makers to stop selling many of their most powerful models.
The restructuring comes in the face of increasing challenges from self-driving and electric cars.
German car manufacturer might replace CEO with former BMW executive Herbert Diess
What happens to recalled diesel cars? Some end up in one of Volkswagen's giant resting grounds.
BMW Group and Daimler claim they were not aware the exhaust fumes tests were being tested on humans and monkeys — while Volkswagen concedes some of its employees may have been aware of the testing at the time.
Oliver Schmidt is the second to be jailed in the US over the diesel emissions scandal.
Volkswagen says it will spend 10 billion euros over the next eight years to build electric and hybrid vehicles
'Electric' is the buzz word at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.
Reports in the German media says the EU Commission has been aware for years that large German car manufacturers could have contravened EU cartel rules.
Volkswagen's profits have soared as a huge cost cutting effort starts to pay off and as it seeks to move beyond its diesel emissions crisis.
A US federal judge has sentenced Volkswagen to three years’ probation and independent monitoring over the diesel emissions scandal.
Audi premised have been searched by German authorities in connection with the scandal over emissions tests by its parent company Volkswagen.
There was a big profit drop for the Volkswagen brand in the wake of its emissions scandal. The remuneration for the VW brand boss was also cut.
Volkswagen has pleaded guilty in the US to criminal conduct over its diesel emissions scandal, as part of a $4.
The Geneva motor show opens to the public with carmakers focused on Tesla style technology, but that doesn't mean the supercar is dead.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel only found out about the Volkswagen emissions scandal through media reports, she has told a parliamentary committee of inquiry.
Business Line hits the road this week; with the PSA-Opel merger announced and the Geneva motor show underway we consider the future of motoring.
A group of MEPs have accused EU governments of delayed stricter car engine emissions tests and failing to check up on cheating vehicle manufacturers.
Luxembourg has launched criminal proceedings against “unknown persons” in response to the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal.
Volkswagen has overtaken Toyota to become the world's top selling carmaker despite the German company's diesel emissions scandal.
Prosecutors say former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is being investigated over when he knew about the company's emissions cheating.
"Looking for answers" former VW boss unaware of emissions con
Fiat Chrysler's Italian shares regained some of their value after they plunged following pollution accusations, Renault faces French probe.
Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to US charges that it cheated on diesel emission tests for a decade.