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Volkswagen (Page 30)

By Patrick Rall on February 23, 2011 - 1:26PM
The new 2012 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet (that’s a convertible outside of the US) is set to make its grand debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show but with advanced orders in Germany beginning tomorrow, the People’s brand has revealed the new drop-top Golf in pictures with a handful of basic information.
By Patrick Rall on February 22, 2011 - 12:29PM
Volkswagen Auto Group acquired automotive design guru Giorgetto Giuigiaro and his Italdesign studio in May 2010 and thanks to a set of leaked computer generated images, we have what appears to be our first look at the Giuigiaro-inspired Volkswagens possibly set to debut in Geneva next month.
By Patrick Rall on February 11, 2011 - 5:56PM
Volkswagen Auto Group is currently under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a possible problem relating to their fuel pump and should the government agency find it to be faulty, the German automaker could be variety of popular vehicles.
By Keith Griffin on February 11, 2011 - 12:26PM
Two automobile commercials, Volkswagen's Darth Vader spot and Chevrolet's Miss Evelyn’s Wild Ride in a Camaro, are being touted as the most watched automotive television commercials ever, but how can that be?
By Frank Sherosky on February 9, 2011 - 2:09PM
One auto recall is bad enough, but four in two years is a bit much for any auto owner. So, you get a little experience with handling the process.
By Patrick Rall on February 2, 2011 - 11:02AM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced an investigation of certain Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons over ignition failures that have allegedly led to engine fires in the most extreme cases.
By Patrick Rall on February 1, 2011 - 11:39AM
In late December, a US District Judge in New York dismissed the multi-billion dollar lawsuit filed by Black Diamond Offshore and Elliott Associates LP against Porsche for the investing impact felt by their failed attempt to buy up a massive chunk of Volkswagen and not surprisingly, that dismissal has been appealed by Black Diamond and Elliot on the behalf of their 39 plaintiffs.
By Frank Sherosky on January 31, 2011 - 8:27PM
Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) cover just about every industry and sector except the one that is growing by leaps and bounds in emerging markets - the global auto industry.
By Keith Griffin on January 31, 2011 - 3:05PM
Kiplinger has announced its Best in Class new vehicles for 2011 and only one domestic vehicle is in the mix.
By Frank Sherosky on January 29, 2011 - 12:15AM
It was 125 years ago today, Carl Benz taught the world to play, as he filed an application in Berlin for a patent on his three-wheeled motor car.
By Keith Griffin on January 28, 2011 - 12:02PM
Carnegie Mellon University has released a study of diesel engines that show they recuperate their extra cost quickly.
By Patrick Rall on January 27, 2011 - 3:55PM
Earlier this week, the Volkswagen XL1 Concept made its debut at the Qatar Motor Show and today we have comments from the German automaker suggesting that this 261 mile per gallon diesel-hybrid will see production with some of them coming to the United States.
By Frank Sherosky on January 25, 2011 - 5:48PM
Where was this car at the 2011 NAIAS in Detroit? You’ll have to go to Qatar Auto Show to experience the future of mobility, a two-seat 1-litre car.
By Keith Griffin on January 25, 2011 - 4:24PM
U.S. News Cars has released its third annual Best Car for the Money awards and it is not an inspiring list for car enthusiasts. Maybe two of the cars will get your motor running, in spite of claims this list of vehicles earns highest marks for overall value and appeal in their categories.
By Frank Sherosky on January 22, 2011 - 8:20PM
The 2011 NAIAS in Detroit is in its final weekend for the general public, tracking toward final attendance between 725,000 and 740,000 visitors.
By Frank Sherosky on January 17, 2011 - 9:53AM
Independent lab tests confirm the Scuderi™ Air-Hybrid Engine consumes up to 36 percent less fuel than a conventional engine. Beyond 2016 Federal Fuel Economy mandates, the gains will likely enable the technology to now challenge more expensive electric hybrids shown at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
By Keith Griffin on January 9, 2011 - 9:29PM
The new Volkswagen Passat can be summed up as bigger and cheaper with its unveiling tonight ahead of a press conference tomorrow, Jan. 9, at the Detroit Auto Show. This continues a trend of manufacturers preempting their news conferences at Cobo Hall.
By Patrick Rall on January 5, 2011 - 11:47AM
We have been hearing about Volkswagen's New Midsized Sedan for months now and thanks to a not-so-subtle plug on the company website, we know now that the car known just as the NMS will be formally introduced at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
By Keith Griffin on January 4, 2011 - 4:20PM
Volkswagen is on its self-proclaimed march to world dominance with strong sales in 2010 that saw it end they year with sales 20.3% higher than 2010. VW executives have said previously they want to be the world’s largest automaker by 2018.
By Patrick Rall on December 15, 2010 - 2:57PM
Volkswagen is recalling nearly 300,000 cars over a variety of clearance issues under the hood that could lead to fuel leaks and fires should the problem go far enough.
By Keith Griffin on December 10, 2010 - 7:15AM
In what might best be described as the ultimate automotive aural ménage a trois, Fender, Volkswagen, and Panasonic automotive have come together to create a new nine-speaker audio system for the Jetta GLI.
By Keith Griffin on December 9, 2010 - 10:34PM
The European Volkswagen Golf R, a car lovingly called a hot hatch by the British, is coming to the United States by the end of 2011. Top Gear calls it “unbelievably good” – it’s about time it came to our shores.