The company plans to employ 2,000 more workers to focus on technical development.
The administration is "pleased with this decision because Iran diverts its economic resources away from its people to spread violence and instability across the globe," the U.S. ambassador to Germany said.
Designed when Nazi Germany was about to invade Europe, the Beetle has survived many decades and reinventions.
Amazing aerial photos of thousands of old Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles in the desert.
The U.S. president blasted Germany's auto industry once again but made no mention of German-owned car plants in the U.S.
It is the latest twist in "Dieselgate."
The EC has been raising the pressure on VW to compensate owners of rigged cars in Europe.
Another tightening of EPA standards this year could trip up automakers.
Carmaker has denied trying to deceive buyers.
In total, 15 automakers have recalled nearly 16.4 million U.S. vehicles with Takata air bags since last week.
It's the greatest known scandal in automotive history, but less than a year later Volkswagen's sales are humming.
In late 2015, Volkswagen admitted to installing the software in more than 11 million cars globally.
The U.S. has sued VW for $46 billion for violating environmental laws.
The German car maker has still not decided what to offer vehicle owners after emissions scandal.
Renault is not alone in exceeding emissions levels, France's Energy Minister Segolene Royal said.
Relations between the two sides remain strained four months after the cheating came to light.
Fixing old diesel cars is a waste of time and money, the letter reads. Make clean cars instead.
The company disclosed the news in a meeting with the EPA on Thursday.
A new study from MIT found that the excess pollution will kill about 60 Americans prematurely.
The Volkswagen AG scandal over diesel emission tests is headed for Hollywood.
Diesel Cars Made by Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi Also Pollute More Than Emissions, Tests Revealed
Honda's models spew as much as six times the amount of NOx that was originally reported.