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By Marc Stern on January 8, 2019 - 11:50PM
As if to validate Volkswagen's decision to move the SportWagen from the Jetta to the Golf line, AutoWeb, a network of websites that monitor and track sales info, has awarded the Golf SportWagen the Best Wagon Award in its 2019 Awards program.
By Al Castro on January 3, 2019 - 2:29AM
VW is about to unleash into the BEV wild a really cool mobile charger station that will top the cherry on the ice cream of negating the excuses for range anxiety and city BEV ownership: a mobile power bank that can top off as many as 15 BEVs in as little as 17 minutes. It can be rolled around in a parking lot during events, your boss can have one in the office garage, and it makes a great power source during rolling brown and black outs.
By Marc Stern on December 24, 2018 - 1:09PM
Imagine what $50 billion looks like. It's a number so big that if you were to take all the money that makes up the figure and lay it end to end, you still wouldn't know how far it would stretch. With that said, though, $50 billion is the amount VW will be investing in electric cars, autonomy, mobility, and such between now and 2023. It's a lot of money.
By Marc Stern on December 20, 2018 - 12:18AM
As Volkswagen rapidly turns its line from primarily internal combustion to electric, the automaker has turned at times to the past for its new models. That trend will likely continue as the carmaker is reportedly going to build a version of the classic dune buggy as an I.D. electric car offering.
By Marc Stern on December 17, 2018 - 7:04PM
Volkswagen has for nearly the last three years been fighting the diesel emissions scandal known as Dieselgate. It has cost the automaker nearly $30 billion. So you think, the carmaker would not want to expose itself to a new round of scandal, wouldn't you? Apparently, it's not a big issue with VW as it may be sellng uncertified cars to consumers, a definite no-no.
By Marc Stern on December 15, 2018 - 11:09PM
Volkswagen will bring a variant of the popular and successful Atlas crossover lineup to market next year when the Atlas Cross Sport appears. The new model is a sporty, two-row crossover.
By Marc Stern on December 13, 2018 - 12:17AM
Volkswagen has been honored with an AVT ACES Award for its flexible MEB electric vehicle platform. The MEB platform can be used for vehicles ranging from hatchbacks to SUVs, like the VW I.D. family of vehicles.
By Marc Stern on December 11, 2018 - 4:27PM
Volkswagen's Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch has denied having early notice of the Dieselgate scandal and the automaker continues to say the same thing as reports surface to the contrary.
By Marc Stern on December 6, 2018 - 10:07PM
Volkswagen has recalled nearly 74,000 crossovers and sedans to fix a warning issue. On some 2018 and 2019 Atlas, Jetta, and Tiguan models with standard keyed ignitions the control module has been misprogrammed. There is no "key-in-the-ignition-warning". The automaker, beginning in January, will notify owners and reprogram the module to meet federal standards.
By Marc Stern on December 3, 2018 - 10:25PM
Volkswagen has recalled 169 2018 e-Golf, Golf R, Audi A3 and RS3 models to repair a rear seat frame problem. If the problem is left in corrected it could result in injuries if an accident occurs.
By Marc Stern on November 27, 2018 - 5:42PM
Electrify America, the Volkswagen subsidiary charged with expanding or creating more zero emissions infrastructure, has been awarded Popular Science 'Best of What's New" for 2018. Specifically, PopSci called out EA's high-speed charging stations and the special tech. that they use.
By Al Castro on November 22, 2018 - 4:16AM
D Day Reversed! As Tesla prepares for Cheap Model 3 “Production Hell,” the competition takes a Last Stand: Hyundai is ready to unleash a manufacturing fury of a “Production Hell,” with Kona to invade America via the Pacific. While VW and Ford sign a war pact treaty to enact their diabolical anti-Tesla master plan to unleash triple flanking fury coming soon from Dearborn, Chattanooga, and from the North Atlantic shores.
By Marc Stern on November 18, 2018 - 9:09AM
During the last couple of years, Volkswagen has been concentrating on its newest entries, its SUV/crossovers, the three-row, intermediate Atlas and the Tiguan. For 2019, VW has totally updated the Jetta into a new model that shares its platform with the Golf.
By Marc Stern on November 13, 2018 - 8:46AM
After more than a year's worth of denials that there would be no pickup heading to the U.S., things have changed at the automaker. Herbert Diess, chief exec of the automaker, hinted in an interview that there very well could be a pickup for the U.S., if talks with Ford work out.
By Al Castro on November 12, 2018 - 11:08AM
As Tesla Corporation completes its plans to corner the BEV market with a nearly complete vehicle portfolio, VW Group launches Operation Polaris, a plan to beat Tesla at the same game VW invented before Tesla uses that same VW book to saturate it. While Tesla uses VW’s rulebook to reduce the cost of a cheaper Model 3, VW tries to outflank Tesla by throwing that same book back at them to launch production on such a massive D Day scale for their first ID electric car to try to drown out Tesla.
By Marc Stern on November 10, 2018 - 12:42AM
Here's an interesting fact: Did you know that the Dieselgate scandal not only changed the outlook for the automaker's diesel vehicle? It also changed, possibly forever, the automaker's marketing strategy.
By Al Castro on November 9, 2018 - 4:30PM
There are two powerful entities on Earth, VW Group and Ford, that are now looking to (ahem) “work more closely together” in areas where they can help each other most. Daimler and FCA, the two divorcées of another kind of Germanic-Americano relationship long ago, are mutual friends of both the Fords and VWs, and they send their regards to wish them both well. I explain why.
By Marc Stern on November 9, 2018 - 12:15AM
Like it has in the past, Volkswagen has teased a new pickup model that won't make it to the United States. Instead, it is slated for Latin America to start and its markets may be expanded in the future. Meantime, VW could produce another pickup, based on the Atlas Tanoak, but that is still sometime downstream.
By Denis Flierl on November 4, 2018 - 7:59AM
In a surprise move, Subaru gets ARX champion Scott Speed to drop Volkswagen to drive a Subaru WRX STI next season.
By Marc Stern on November 3, 2018 - 4:35PM
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has chosen seven Volkswagen vehicles for inclusion with its Best Cars For Teens Program. The cars were chosen in two categories, Best or Good. The pricing points were $20,000 for Best Cars and $10,000 for Good Cars.
By Marc Stern on November 1, 2018 - 12:18AM
Though you would think an electric version or a hybrid model VW Jetta would be in the running for the "Green Car of the Year," you would be wrong. The turbocharged version of the seventh-generation Jetta has been name a finalist in the competition.
By Marc Stern on October 29, 2018 - 6:22PM
After telling the automotive press that the T-Cross was not heading to the U.S. market, it seems that VW still wants to have a low-end subcompact crossover/SUV. Though there is little information available now, what we do know indicates that the new vehicle will be slotted below the Tiguan, but will stlll be longer than anything available in Europe.
By Marc Stern on October 27, 2018 - 2:36PM
Yesterday, Volkswagen introduced its long-anticipated small SUV, the T-Cross, at simultaneous intros in Amsterdam, Shanghai, and Sao Paolo. Aside from being a standard new-car intro, we did learn that it will be sold in every major market, but the U.S. Torque News tells you why.
By Al Castro on October 26, 2018 - 4:50AM
One of the most frustrating things about owning an electric car is missing the easy dynamic once had by going to a gas station to refuel. As electric cars proliferate and investment money is spent, however, more and newer options, either now or coming on the horizon, will make public charging easier, and in a few cases, even for free.
By Marc Stern on October 10, 2018 - 5:42PM
After two tumultuous years, highlighted by the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen has decided to change the person at the top. The automaker has tapped Scott Keogh, CEO and president of Audi, with the task of rebooting sales at VW. Hinrich Woebcken, current president, will remain as an adviser to the board.
By Marc Stern on October 3, 2018 - 10:44PM
Volkswagen is watching its monthly sales closely as SUVs are picking up their fair share of sales. Indeed, SUV sales have surpassed VW expectations. They expect SUVs to have a greater impact on sales as the market grows.
By Marc Stern on October 2, 2018 - 11:55PM
Volkswagen's next-gen Jetta has been receiving accolades since it was introduced a couple of months ago. It is easy to see why. VW designed the new Jetta to be a bridge to the connected car of the future. And, after looking at it more than bit, we an say we agree.
By Marc Stern on October 1, 2018 - 1:34PM
Scott Speed held off a hard-charging Tanner Foust to cement his driving championship in the ARX. Though Speed finished on of the Semifinals to set the stage for his COTA points win, Foust managed to win the fourth ARX of the season.
By Marc Stern on September 29, 2018 - 11:16PM
Volkswagen and Microsoft announced Friday that they are teaming to develop cloud-based solution to technology problems. For example, while other tech development contracts may focus on infotainment or displays,VW and Microsoft are developing cloud-based solutions to networking problems.
By Marc Stern on September 27, 2018 - 12:22AM
Looking at the future direction of Volkswagen, it is filled with electric vehicles. Indeed, the vehicles are based on the MEB (EV) platform. The same platform will underpin all VW EVs. To give you an idea of the extent of EV plans for VW, the automaker plans to have 27 I.D. vehicles on sale by 2025 or so.