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By Marc Stern on July 9, 2018 - 9:18PM
Thanks to the MEB platform's flexibility, the folks at Volkswagen haven't ruled out bringing back the Beetle in two or three years. The platform can be adjusted for any electric vehicle. The I.D. series, VW's bread-and-butter EV's of the future, all feature this platform.
By Marc Stern on July 7, 2018 - 11:44PM
Volkswagen, having just won three major speed marks, is seeking yet another next month in Utah as the 2019 Jetta GLI will compete for best time on the great Bonneville Salt Lake.
By Marc Stern on July 4, 2018 - 7:00PM
While Volkswagen continued its strong sales string, most other German manufacturers had a slower-than-planned month. Interestingly, two trends emerged in July; 1. trucks are still continuing their hot streak, and, 2. sedans may be making a comeback.
By Al Castro on July 4, 2018 - 9:10AM
When the Third Generation Volkswagen “New”Beetle begins its swan song next year to leave at the end of 2019, there will be a record of successes and setbacks, happiness and sadness stemmed from the iconic halo car’s third rebirth that has defined not only another generation of people as the Classic Beetle did, but also what the next car should be, as that might possibly be their 100 year anniversary model, and what it is for a car to now be a Volkswagen. Especially for the next electric one, Beetle 4.
By Marc Stern on July 3, 2018 - 3:20PM
Though it seems as if the Takata airbag recall has disappeared from the headlines, it certainly hasn't gone too far away. For instance, Volkswagen has just added another 2,564 vehicles with potential exploding airbag housings.
By Marc Stern on July 3, 2018 - 12:18AM
It has been a tough go for Volkswagen and Audi. The automakers have been trying to figure out which of their vehicles should be involved in a braking recall and it looks as if they have found what they were looking for. At one time, it involved over 3 million cars and a stop-driving order.
By Marc Stern on June 26, 2018 - 1:40PM
Following Volkswagen's historic win in an electric vehicle Sunday, the automaker's Bentley subsidiary also set a new market for SUVs. It, too, crushed it.
By Al Castro on June 26, 2018 - 10:18AM
Luxury car buyers don't want to be left behind and look for luxury electric cars. This forces luxury car makers like Audi, Porsche, Mercedes and Jaguar to finally give Tesla a real competition. Take a look at these interesting stats.
By Marc Stern on June 24, 2018 - 6:19PM
Volkswagen has done it. After all of the teasers and development advance stories, the new I.D. R racer set out to take the speed record for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb and it did.
By Marc Stern on June 24, 2018 - 9:14AM
It all comes down to today. As Volkswagen prepares its I.D. R Pikes Peak challenger, the automaker hopes to set a bit of history with a new record mark for electric cars.
By Marc Stern on June 20, 2018 - 12:33AM
Volkswagen and Ford are in talks about various joint projects. According to a report, they are working on a van project, as well as others.
By Marc Stern on June 15, 2018 - 12:21AM
With less than two weeks until the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, VW gave a bit more in-depth information about the electric racer's dual electric motors.
By Marc Stern on June 11, 2018 - 11:20PM
China is doubling down on its commitment to electric vehicles as the government tries to fight pollution problems and global warming. It now has the biggest electric vehicle fleet on the globe.
By Marc Stern on June 8, 2018 - 10:37AM
With the Pikes Peak Hill Climb drawing closer, Volkswagen discussed the combined visions that brought the curvy hill racer to life.
By Marc Stern on June 5, 2018 - 11:58PM
Volkswagen's Atlas, already honored by publications, was honored again by Parents magazine and Edmunds. The three-row SUV, launched last year, was named to their 10-Best list for 2018.
By Marc Stern on June 5, 2018 - 12:00AM
Across the industry light truck -- crossover and SUV -- sales continued their growth, averaging about 4.7 percent. VW was right on that target as its crossover and SUVs pushed their sales up. Surprisingly, the new Jetta also finished May strongly.
By Marc Stern on June 2, 2018 - 10:45PM
There was an interesting report today that is making the rounds regarding the 2019 VW Golf. It is reportedly going to be the most powerful hatchback at 400 HP in VW history.
By Marc Stern on May 30, 2018 - 7:49PM
Whether a recall is 1 car or 1 million, responsible automakers usually push things out quite quickly to make sure owners are notified. It is also a PR coup when a recall is handled quickly and efficiently as it shows the automaker thinks highly of its customers.
By Marc Stern on May 28, 2018 - 12:00AM
Volkswagen Motorsport's engineering team has had to balance performance and weight to build the record-challenging racer for the June 24 Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
By Marc Stern on May 25, 2018 - 11:47PM
After a rocky couple of years, VW keeps on racking up honors for its products. This time it was named to Kelley Blue Book's coolest cars list.
By Marc Stern on May 23, 2018 - 10:07PM
After watching the failure of the Global Rallycross racing season, Volkswagen has enthusiastically jumped aboard its replacement, the American Rallycross (ARX) series. It kicks off Friday in Silverstone, England.
By Marc Stern on May 20, 2018 - 10:12PM
Though you probably have guessed it, it does take a lot of work to get a race car ready for a race that hasn't run yet. If you are wondering, here are some of the details of the VW ID R.
By Marc Stern on May 17, 2018 - 6:08PM
If you could be a fly on the wall in many automotive companies you would probably hear lots of griping about safety recalls; their cost, and their impact. Listening to that would make you think that the industry doesn't support the NHTSA recall program -- they do, but with forced smiles. However, the industry also realizes the recalls are needed because they help consumers know their products are safe.
By Marc Stern on May 15, 2018 - 11:23AM
With a combined total of about 45 percent of total sales, VW's Atlas and Tiguan are carrying the automaker's sales boom. With sedan sales lagging -- the Golf family is the exception -- the automaker must be happy that Atlas is in the mix.
By Marc Stern on May 14, 2018 - 9:01AM
For some years, Tesla has been the de facto electric vehicle market leader. Then again, why wouldn't it be? There was no one to challenge its leadership. Well, with the change in the automotive world, Tesla had better watch out.
By Marc Stern on May 9, 2018 - 12:05AM
Volkswagen has added another 71,000 vehicles to its Takata-related airbag inflator recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker is recalling 2006-07 Passat sedans and wagons to check out their and replace the airbag inflators, if needed.
By Marc Stern on May 4, 2018 - 11:57PM
Volkswagen's former chief exec was named in an indictment Thursday that charged him with conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with the Dieselgate scandal.
By Marc Stern on May 2, 2018 - 10:31PM
Volkswagen's Electrify American subsidiary has begun to invest some of the $2 billion that VW committed as part of its diesel emissions scandal settlement.
By Marc Stern on May 2, 2018 - 2:09PM
Led by Atlas and Tiguan, Volkswagen continues to shake the sales doldrums that had engulfed it only a year or two ago due to the diesel emissions scandal.
By Marc Stern on April 30, 2018 - 1:44PM
Volkswagen has officially taken the wraps off its Pikes Peak challenger, the I.D. R and has partially wrung it out at the Spa circuit in Ales, Belgium. The smile on driver Romain Dumas' faces says it all.