The Week in Review: October 28, 2016

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Volkswagen Unveils New 2018 Atlas, Its Largest SUV for U.S.

Volkswagen may be known for small cars like the Beetle, but now it's offering something on the large end of the scale — a new seven-passenger crossover SUV that it calls the Atlas. According to USA Today, the 2018 model marks a broadening of the Volkswagen line at a time when cheap gasoline is luring automakers to build larger vehicles, especially SUVs.

Las Vegas Trade Show an Aftermarket Bonanza

What the North American International Auto Show is to the new car automobile industry and consumers, the SEMA Show is to the automotive aftermarket, reports The Detroit News.

Judge Approves $15B Volkswagen Settlement

A federal judge on Tuesday approved one of the largest consumer settlements in U.S. history, a nearly $15 billion U.S. deal concerning Volkswagen Group's diesel car emissions scandal. According to The Detroit Free Press, the settlement sets in motion a massive vehicle buyback program and environmental remediation efforts.

Toyota Brands Share Reliability Rankings with Buick

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus and Toyota brands held their lead atop Consumer Reports’ annual reliability rankings, while General Motors Co.’s 117-year-old Buick line became the first from the U.S. to win one of the list’s top three places. According to Bloomberg, the survey, a buying bible to car shoppers that has been dominated by Japanese automakers, has more international representation this year.