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2019 VW Atlas

VW Atlas wins Good Housekeeping 2018 Best New Car Award

There are lots of car of the year awards out there, but how do you determine which one is best. Could it bet the work of Consumer Reports whose sleuthing turns in some of the best work in the business? Could it be the gold-standard of awards, the MT Car of the Year Award? Or could it the Good Housekeeping award which combines the work of the Good Housekeeping Institute Lab with the expertise of Car and Driver?
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VW to use Le Mans-winning Porsche driver to pilot electric racer in Pike's Peak Climb

Volkswagen has reached across the aisle, so to speak, as it has hired Romain Dumas to pilot its new electric racing entry up Pike's Peak. Dumas, a former factory driver for Porsche, has experience with hybrids and has done well in enduro racing, winning eight races, including two Le Mans.
2019 ID Buzz

I.D. family bumps e-Golf from Volkswagen lineup

Volkswagen plans to phase out the e-Golf as the automaker continues work on its 8th Generation Golf. The reason for the phaseout is VW's new I.D. electric family. The three-model lineup will have a fully electric hatchback, taking the space used the e-Golf. VW execs say there's no need for two hatchbacks in the same segment.
2018 VW Tiguan SEL

Volkswagen turns it around from emissions loser to award winner; record-setter

A couple of years ago, things looked pretty bleak for Volkswagen. Beset on all sides by consumers, regulators and stockholders because of its cheating on emissions, the automaker was forced to stop selling its turbodiesel (TDI) models until fixes were found and it was also forced to pay billions in settlements. VW did the right things, pulling in its belt and admitting the problem, while promising fixes; it delivered, too. Now, things have turned around and VW has gone from loser to award-winner.

Europe unlikely to see the newly introduced VW Jetta

According to some rather broad hints in the press information, Volkswagen has no plans to sell the newly introduced Jetta in Europe. The reason is size. Since the new Jetta is nearly the same size as the Passat, introduced last year, it makes little sense for the automaker to sell a new model that would only cannabalize sales from an established line.
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Utah city wants granny’s VW artwork out of a tree; she can’t see why

Clearly, the authorities in Clearfield, Utah, have way too much time on their hands. After all, why would officials declare a piece of art to be a nuisance and then demand it be taken down? The artwork in question is a tree-borne VW named Lucy and her owner can't figure out why all the fuss. The whole issue was initiated by an unknown complainant, too. Perhaps, they should get new lives and leave Janis Zettel, alone.
2017 VW Atlas

Is Wolfsburg out to reassert itself in VW marketing? If it is, one has to wonder why

As 2017 lurches to a close with all of the upheaval that has gone on in the political sphere and some in the automotive space, you have to wonder about something: why is VW considering a two-row Atlas-based crossover? If it couldn't sell Touareg effectively in a blazing hot market for crossovers, then why would the automaker think it could take the Atlas and stuff it into the same role as the Touareg?
2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Has Volkswagen been hinting at an expanded Atlas lineup? It is very possible

Volkswagen, whose Atlas SUV has been a strong seller in its first seven months on the market, may be expanding the line. The automaker has trademarked a couple of interesting name and there have been hints that a sporty five-seat version in the offing, as well as an off-roading version.

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