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VW Lengthens Warranty to Six Years in U.S. Scandal Comeback Bid

Volkswagen AG, seeking to lure back U.S. buyers two years after the emergence of its diesel emissions scandal, will broaden the availability of longer warranties to the majority of its namesake brand’s lineup.

Most 2018 Volkswagen models will offer a six-year or 72,000-mile limited warranty, according to a company statement. The automaker is extending the offer, which roughly doubles the duration of coverage, to more cars and sport utility vehicles after announcing the longer warranty would be available on the 2018 Atlas and Tiguan SUVs in April.

Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 to systematically cheating U.S. air pollution tests with software that enabled diesel engines to activate pollution controls only when they were undergoing testing. After slumping last year, the company’s U.S. sales have ticked up 6.4 during the first eight months of 2018.

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