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By Marc Stern on May 29, 2019 - 9:24PM
According to a report in Automotive News, Volkswagen has told its dealers that there will only be two next-gen Golfs sold here, the GTI and the R-Line.
By Marc Stern on May 26, 2019 - 1:01PM
Here's a tongue-in-cheek tool that should help you with your Tiguan-buying trips, although, you may find that even if it doesn't help all that much, you'll have a good laugh, as well.
By Marc Stern on May 21, 2019 - 12:55PM
Volkwagen's 2019 Golf GTI has earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
By Marc Stern on May 3, 2019 - 3:31PM
If you are interested in finding out information about a potential used car, start with the VIN number search and you can see how much info it gives about your car.
By Marc Stern on April 23, 2019 - 1:22PM
One piece of interesting news that came out of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) is that Volkswagen is seriously considering offering a compact pickup here, but no decision has been made yet.
By Marc Stern on April 21, 2019 - 4:18PM
The two-car Volkswagen Andretti team is back at full strength as they have hired a driver for the 02 car. A rising star of the rallycross circuit, Cabot Bigham will take on the rest of the field during the ARX2 season which begins in June.
By Marc Stern on April 17, 2019 - 1:04PM
Volkswagen has been honored for the second time in two years by Popular Mechanics. The publication has named the Golf GTI winner of the "Hatchback of the Year." The award recognizes the advances in automotive technology found on the GTI.
By Marc Stern on April 17, 2019 - 12:39AM
With Volkswagen's commitment to electric vehicles rapidly and seriously expanding, the automaker is using every major show venue to tease its future wares. This time it is an addition to the I.D. electric family. It is a three-row SUV named the I.D. Roomzz.
By Marc Stern on April 13, 2019 - 1:17PM
A week or so ago, some car thieves who can't measure straight decided to pull off an overnight theft of a VW Golf from a car-carrying railway car. Their plan fell flat when there wasn't enough hole to move the car through. Do you think they will try again?
By Marc Stern on April 9, 2019 - 11:01PM
With the Beetle heading for an automotive fadeout at the end of the current model year, at least one racing team, in one racing series, and one supporting manufacturer is helping to send the Beetle out in style. The Andretti Race Team is fielding two VW Beetles in the ARX rallycross series which kicks off next month.
By Marc Stern on April 3, 2019 - 3:33PM
For the second time in two years, Volkswagen's three-row crossover/SUV, the Atlas, received the magazine's "Best" award. Said Derrick Hatami, executive vp of sales, marketing and after sales, the automaker is "delighted that Parents magazine has now honored the Atlas for a second year.”
By Marc Stern on March 31, 2019 - 7:12PM
For the second time in the the last two years, Cars.Com has named Volkswagen's Tiguan the 'Best Compact SUV."
By Marc Stern on March 28, 2019 - 5:17PM
In an interview, Volkswagen chief Herbert Diess was adamant that there will be no revival of the Beetle, even as an electric.
By Marc Stern on March 15, 2019 - 7:57AM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and a Michigan sheriff's department have charged a pair of men with pilfering 61 vehicles that were bought back by VW in the VW Dieselgate scandal and stored. Some 45 were shipped off to other spots while another 15 were stored.
By Marc Stern on March 6, 2019 - 12:03AM
Like the retro-futuro I.D. Buzz, Volkswagen has again gone to the past for inspiration for a modern, yet retro, two-place dune buggy. The new I.D. Buggy will join the I.D. electric family. Like the buggies of the past that the automaker emulates, the new I.D. Buggy is as much a work in progress, as it is a solid, set-in-stone plan.
By Marc Stern on February 27, 2019 - 11:42PM
Volkswagen used Wednesday to announce the pricing for the 2019 Jetta GLI Series.
By Marc Stern on February 20, 2019 - 3:01PM
Volkswagen is about to leave U.S. gearheads looking at the store window as the automaker introduces a performance version of its Europe-only performance crossover SUV the T-Roc R. Rumors have abounded that the automaker had been planning something for Geneva next month. This was it.
By Marc Stern on February 18, 2019 - 12:36PM
Volkswagen has recalled 6,000 vehicles to repair possible faulty rear springs. According to the automaker, it is possible that a rear coil spring might shatter causing handling problems and the possibility for an accident.
By Marc Stern on February 15, 2019 - 12:35AM
Even as Volkswagen added 119,000 vehicles to the latest Takata recall figures, other automakers such as Toyota and Fiat-Chrysler Autos added millions of vehicles to the list. And, Ford issued a do-not-drive order for some 2006 Ranger pickups and their Mazda equivalents.
By Marc Stern on February 10, 2019 - 7:52PM
Volkswagen, which introduced its restyled 2019 Jetta last year waited a bit before introducing the Jetta GLI. The reason is simple, the automaker didn't want to shield the compact from good publicity.
By Marc Stern on February 8, 2019 - 1:54PM
For the second year in a row, the Volkswagen Atlas received the coveted MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award. The popular cable show said the SUV was the top in its category out of the many vehicles that its editors review. The winner was named at the Chicago Auto Show.
By Marc Stern on February 5, 2019 - 10:50PM
After a couple of years of denials, Volkswagen has changed its corporate mind and has decided to bring the T-Roc-R to North America. At the moment, it is undergoing final development at the Nurburgring race track, however, when it is ready for intro, it will be making more than a few waves.
By Damien Ludwick on February 5, 2019 - 11:42AM
How to make sustainable transportation well sustainable: EV charging sustainable both financially and environmentally.
By Marc Stern on January 31, 2019 - 2:51PM
Volkswagen has gone back for another look at one of its future cars. At Geneva's Motor Show next month, the automaker will debut its latest concept electric that takes its cues from the dune buggies that were popular in the 1960s and 1970s.
By Marc Stern on January 23, 2019 - 6:10PM
In a not-too-rare occurrence, Volkswagen's 2019 Jetta has found itself on the receiving end of some bad news from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Normally, the series would have breezed through the annual testing by the insurance agency. However, thanks to headlight design, the automaker finds its ratings knocked down.
By Marc Stern on January 21, 2019 - 9:57AM
Moving to its next major target, Volkswagen has confirmed that it plans to make a run at the single-lap record for a fully electric racing vehicle at the Eifel's Nordschleife racetrack.
By Marc Stern on January 16, 2019 - 11:32PM
While some may have doubted either VW's planned investment or the number of electric vehicles that the automaker would be making by 2022 -- 27 -- it looks like VW's predictions and plans may be coming true.
By Marc Stern on January 16, 2019 - 8:04PM
Following long discussions, Ford and Volkswagen have entered into an agreement that will likely result in new vehicles, such as autonomous cars or electrics. There is also talk of VW and Ford jointly developing a global mid-sized pickup. That, though, is several years away.
By Al Castro on January 16, 2019 - 3:08AM
ANALYSIS AND OPINION: Until recently no one in the car industry ever had an experience of what it was like to end production of a car product due to obsolescence, they and other peer brands have produced since its invention in the mid-nineteenth century. Shutting down gas while ramping up electric is a double money losing proposition into the tens to hundreds of billions. Only the wealthiest and most powerful car companies on earth can survive this conversion process, and I look into how this is so.
By Marc Stern on January 15, 2019 - 12:09AM
Volkswagen used the Detroit Auto Show this week to introduce its revamped 2020 Passat sedan. There are few major changes in the Passat as VW has decided to return to its roots by working on incremental changes to its vehicles. The Passat certainly exhibits this.