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VW CEO Flubs Interview With Apology Tour Off to Rocky Start

  • Mueller says German carmaker `didn't lie' to U.S. regulators
  • VW's Mueller faces meetings Wednesday with EPA and lawmakers
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VW CEO: U.S. Is a Core Market

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Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller is struggling to find the right tone on his first official U.S. visit, where he’s under pressure to placate lawmakers and regulators to emerge from the emissions-cheating scandal.

In an interview with National Public Radio at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mueller said the German carmaker “didn’t lie” to regulators when first asked about irregularities between test and real-life emissions in its diesel cars.