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By Marc Stern on September 25, 2018 - 11:34AM
In what could be a tuneup for the final American Rallycross festivities this weekend, the drivers of the VW Andretti Rallycross team put on a hard-fought display of driving that saw one of them -- Scott Speed -- knocked out of the racing in the Final and the other -- Tanner Foust -- claw his way back to a well-earned third place in last weekend's Nitro Rallycross.
By Al Castro on September 24, 2018 - 11:31AM
ANALYSIS AND OPINION: One of the fringe benefits of golden state citizenry is you get exemption from occupancy rules on California HOV lanes if you drive some kind of electric plug-in. But lately too many single occupant cars are clogging up the lane. They need to narrow the criteria. They started by asking WHO should be allowed access? Instead, maybe Californians need to start a national conversation with a reset to ask exactly: WHAT KIND OF ELECTRIC CAR should have access?
By Marc Stern on September 20, 2018 - 10:36PM
In the first event of its kind, the Nitro Rallycross event, scheduled for Utah's Motorsports Campus this weekend, has attracted the current leaders of the American Rallycross series, Scott Speed, currently atop the leaderboard, and Tanner Foust, who is sitting second.
By Al Castro on September 20, 2018 - 9:59AM
With Type 1 Beetle Mark 3 in its swansong, VW decides in good timing that it’s ready to try its luck and good fortune on another storied halo, that some say as a van, has more potential of being even more popular and longer lasting than Beetle, even as an electric. Let’s hope Samba reaches its 100th Birthday in 2049 that Beetle almost made in 2038 (or earlier?), but didn’t quite live as long.
By Marc Stern on September 18, 2018 - 12:57PM
Volkswagen had a remarkable couple of days at the Bonneville Salt Flats this weekend as a 2019 Jetta, modified to run on the sands, set two new speeds marks.
By Marc Stern on September 18, 2018 - 12:53AM
Looking to the future, the Volkswagen Group has announced that within the next few years it will build as many as 10 million electric vehicles based on the MEB platform.
By Marc Stern on September 14, 2018 - 9:46PM
It's a sad but necessary part of the business. When business isn't good and cars are sitting on lots do you know what happens? Unless the automaker is extremely confident of a turnaround, the automaker eventually pulls the plus on the vehicle. That's what happened this week as VW squashed Its slow-sellng, though iconic, Beetle.
By Marc Stern on September 12, 2018 - 8:27PM
Volkswagen, pushing the bounds of 3D Printing Technology, announced plans to work with HP, a leading print technology and printer manufacturer, and GKN Metallurgy, to develop new 3D printing techniques, using HP's new 3D Printers and GKN Metallurgy's Technology.
By Marc Stern on September 8, 2018 - 12:51AM
Volkswagen has issued its second Atlas recall in the last two weeks. The first was to repair a potential brake problem that affects both Passats and Atlases. The second is specific to Atlas models.
By Marc Stern on September 5, 2018 - 10:01PM
Volkswagen has recalled a total of 8,415 Atlas and Passat models to fix brake issues. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the automaker has recalled the 2017 and 2018 models to fix a potential problem with the caliper brakes mounting bracket that may lessen braking effectiveness.
By Marc Stern on September 4, 2018 - 10:32PM
Volkswagen continued the eight-month momentum it has established this year as its sales were more than 235,000. Led by the new Jetta and its SUVs, Tiguan and Atlas, the automaker posted gains in its month-to-month and year-to-date figures.
By Marc Stern on August 29, 2018 - 10:34PM
Have you been wondering lately if you are driving the right car? After all, your commute is, at least, one hour each way and there are more than a few drivers’ roads – twisty bits, off-camber fall aways and more – along the way, which enrich your drive. But, your vehicle, the humble daily driver in the driveway, it is up to it?
By Marc Stern on August 22, 2018 - 11:35PM
Volkswagen's second generation Tiguan was named the best $35-$40K SUV by U.S. News and World Report Magazine.
By Marc Stern on August 20, 2018 - 3:23PM
Did Herbert Diess, chief exec of Volkswagen, have knowledge of the diesel scam before it went public and resulted in the largest private criminal case in history? A story in Der Spiegel, an influential German newsmagazine, says yes.
By Al Castro on August 17, 2018 - 7:37AM
With the growing rapid output of worldwide EV production, the glaring reality of supply and demand becomes more obvious as to which key players in the auto industry are prepared for battery shortages and which ones are not. Regardless, if the company you buy a BEV from is not one of “the big three,” you should expect you car order to be delayed because of battery shortages by the factory.
By Marc Stern on August 13, 2018 - 7:32AM
Will the VW Tanoak be built? Looking at all of the potentials, there's only one firm answer to this question: only VW knows the answer and it isn't talking.
By Marc Stern on August 12, 2018 - 4:57PM
Volkswagen has recalled 45,000 2018 Tiguans to replace an ambient light LED unit. The unit is located within the panoramic windroof.
By Marc Stern on August 9, 2018 - 10:15PM
A tuning firm, B&B Automobiletechnik, has managed a huge jump in power for the smallest member of the Golf GTI family. The Up! GTI has had its power raised from 100 horsepower to 145 horsepower. Of course, it took a lot of work and added equipment. Here's how they did it.
By Marc Stern on August 7, 2018 - 8:29PM
The Volkswagen Andretti team of Scott Speed and Tanner Foust stood 1-2 on the podium during the weekend's ARX Rallycross race at Trois Riviers.
By Marc Stern on August 3, 2018 - 10:40PM
For one reason or another, Volkswagen has continued to sell very strongly into the intermediate crossover segment. This segment has been redhot and VW has sought to have models that sell into it quite well. The Atlas and the so-called "Long Tiguan" have fulfilled this roll. The other item that has Audi managers happy is the 105th straight month of sales records for VW's luxury division.
By Al Castro on August 2, 2018 - 10:24AM
With all the fast paced changes occurring in the EV world from a Tented Model 3 to a Class 8 Mighty Tesla Semi RV Camper coached by Instagram, has unfortunately left EVers with an inescapable reality: this summer they’re left short handed with few camping vehicle options. What’s presently selling they’re not selling them here in the states. And Teslarites are taking the matter into their own hands.
By Marc Stern on August 1, 2018 - 11:31PM
Volkswagen keeps moving from sales success to sales success as July 2018 saw more achievement that keep has kept the automaker having another sale victory
By Marc Stern on August 1, 2018 - 12:09AM
Volkswagen has recalled about 33,000 2015-18 Golfs to repair a problem with the ignition switch. It is possible that over time the contacts of the switch may become contaminated. This, in turn, can create a rollaway problem.
By Marc Stern on July 26, 2018 - 10:37PM
For the 5th time, Volkswagen's Jetta received honors as the most appealing vehicle. The J.D. Powers Study made its findings based on 67,000 new-car owners responses from February to May.
By Marc Stern on July 22, 2018 - 5:09PM
Though it is not known officially whether the feathers are flying at VW over the new I.D. family of cars, one can infer it by looking at the statements of Hinrich Woebcken, chief of VW of America, and someone at Wolfsburg who made a statement contrary to the U.S. chief.
By Marc Stern on July 19, 2018 - 11:10PM
When Volkswagen and its I.D. R race car showed up at Goodwood last weekend, it had only one thing on its mind, another record for the single-seat electric race car. It did that and then some.
By Marc Stern on July 19, 2018 - 7:33PM
It has been an eventful week for Volkswagen Chattanooga and for VW's subsidiary Lamborghini.
By Marc Stern on July 12, 2018 - 4:06PM
After a nearly missing the traditional start to the Rallycross season, the ARX season made up for a delay with a thrilling race in a new setting, England. Now, it readies for its first U.S. event in Houston.
By Marc Stern on July 11, 2018 - 8:24PM
Okay, so the headline on this story is a bit on the punny side, but, you have to admit with names like the T-Roc and the T-Cross, you can certainly see why puns may be the order of the day for these vehicles.