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By Marc Stern on April 27, 2018 - 11:31PM
Volkswagen and a Swedish design firm have linked up to drive down the number of distracted driving accidents,
By Marc Stern on April 25, 2018 - 11:21PM
Audi recalls 1.16 vehicles to repair fault with electrical coolant pump. Automaker launches 2nd global recall for the vehicles.
By Marc Stern on April 24, 2018 - 10:11PM
Volkswagen on Sunday unveiled its electric supercar, the I.D. R, which has been tasked with setting a new Pikes Peak Hill Climb record. Roland Dumas, current champion, is piloting the record-attempting vehicle.
By Marc Stern on April 22, 2018 - 11:12PM
Although it already holds the Nordschleife lap record, it appears that Porsche may be mounting a new effort with its 913 Hybrid Evo supercar.
By Marc Stern on April 20, 2018 - 11:04PM
For the first time in six years, Volkswagen is making changes in its venerable logo. Well-known, the logo is undergoing changes to make it more usable with digital media and devices like smartphones.
By Marc Stern on April 13, 2018 - 7:47PM
Volkswagen, facing a major product push in the next seven years, has tapped Herbert Diess to take over as the automaker's new CEO, replacing Matthias Mueller. Mueller presided over the automaker in the wake of the Dieselgate scandal.
By Marc Stern on March 31, 2018 - 11:23PM
After all this time and work plus hundreds of thousands of turbodiesels in storage, VW still have to find 10,000 VWs to complete this program.
By Marc Stern on March 23, 2018 - 12:01PM
Volkswagen is not stomping the Beetle out of its lineup.
By Marc Stern on March 19, 2018 - 11:29PM
Volkswagen confirmed Monday that it will build a two-row, five-passenger Atlas at its Chattanooga plant. It will invest about $300 million more in the plant to complete the model.
By Armen Hareyan on March 13, 2018 - 6:39PM
Volkswagen will equip 16 factories to produce electric vehicles by the end of 2022, but imagine how much better off the world would be if VW, BMW, GM, etc had started pushing this 10 years ago. Tesla had to take all the risk up-front and finally others noticed that you can make a good looking electric car people will buy. What do you all think?
By Marc Stern on March 2, 2018 - 11:55PM
VW, led by its crossovers, posted another sales gain in February. For the two months ending in February, the automaker sold nearly a combined six percent.
By Marc Stern on February 25, 2018 - 11:18PM
No matter what you want and how badly you want it, sometimes you just can't have it. That's the case with the VW Arteon. It's copywriters want the world to believe that coupes have four doors. Here's a news flash: coupes can only have two doors, whether it is here or on the far side of Mars. You can't change it.
By Marc Stern on February 21, 2018 - 10:24PM
Volkswagen has a new Vizzion for autonomous driving and it will be on display at the Geneva International Motor Show. The I.D. Vizzion, the fourth member of the expanding VW electric vehicle family, is said to be the start of VW's second phase in the automaker's electric vehicle plans.
By Marc Stern on February 19, 2018 - 11:48PM
So, you think auto ads tell the truth? Here's the easy answer, uh-uh; nope, they don't; nah, not even close sometimes, especially if they are talking about four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive.
By Marc Stern on February 14, 2018 - 10:50PM
There are lots of car of the year awards out there, but how do you determine which one is best. Could it bet the work of Consumer Reports whose sleuthing turns in some of the best work in the business? Could it be the gold-standard of awards, the MT Car of the Year Award? Or could it the Good Housekeeping award which combines the work of the Good Housekeeping Institute Lab with the expertise of Car and Driver?
By Marc Stern on February 9, 2018 - 12:11AM
Volkswagen's 2018 three-row crossover, the Atlas, continues to shine as the SUV received MotorWeek's Best Large Utility Award at the Chicago Auto Show, the biggest consumer-driven auto show.
By Marc Stern on February 2, 2018 - 12:29AM
Volkswagen's 2017 sales success continued into January as the automaker reported a 5.2 percent hike in sales. VW's is showing lots of success in increasing SUV sales as they now make up 53 percent of the automaker's volume.
By Marc Stern on February 1, 2018 - 12:22AM
Volkswagen has reached across the aisle, so to speak, as it has hired Romain Dumas to pilot its new electric racing entry up Pike's Peak. Dumas, a former factory driver for Porsche, has experience with hybrids and has done well in enduro racing, winning eight races, including two Le Mans.
By Armen Hareyan on January 31, 2018 - 9:06PM
Wiebe Wakker is driving from Netherlands to Australia in an electric Volkswagen without money and now he is in Indonesia, seen in this picture with that iconic, Kuala Lumpur skyline. He is driving a retrofitted VW Golf.
By Armen Hareyan on January 29, 2018 - 4:45PM
A Care2 petition asks Volkswagen to pledge to never use animals in research again and to donate to an organization that rescues research animals.
By Marc Stern on January 29, 2018 - 1:04AM
According to a report in the New York Times, Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW funded a study to determine if diesel fumes were carcinogenic. The study was seeking an answer to World Health Organization claims that diesel emissions did cause cancer. The automakers backed away from the report.
By Marc Stern on January 26, 2018 - 11:55PM
Volkswagen's successful Golf GTI TCR racer made its U.S, debut at Daytona as the TCR series moves to the endurance circuit. The debut was at Daytona.
By Marc Stern on January 24, 2018 - 8:11PM
Volkswagen plans to phase out the e-Golf as the automaker continues work on its 8th Generation Golf. The reason for the phaseout is VW's new I.D. electric family. The three-model lineup will have a fully electric hatchback, taking the space used the e-Golf. VW execs say there's no need for two hatchbacks in the same segment.
By Marc Stern on January 22, 2018 - 11:48PM
Sources talking with Auto Express said that when the Eighth Generation Golf makes its appearance 2021 the e-Golf will go away as the automaker readies the I.D. series for their debuts.
By Marc Stern on January 19, 2018 - 11:02AM
A couple of years ago, things looked pretty bleak for Volkswagen. Beset on all sides by consumers, regulators and stockholders because of its cheating on emissions, the automaker was forced to stop selling its turbodiesel (TDI) models until fixes were found and it was also forced to pay billions in settlements. VW did the right things, pulling in its belt and admitting the problem, while promising fixes; it delivered, too. Now, things have turned around and VW has gone from loser to award-winner.
By Marc Stern on January 18, 2018 - 11:28PM
Volkswagen had a great 2017 and probably hopes to continue its sales success in 2018. Last year, the automaker sold a total of 10.74 million vehicles as it set a new record for sales.
By Marc Stern on January 16, 2018 - 10:49PM
According to some rather broad hints in the press information, Volkswagen has no plans to sell the newly introduced Jetta in Europe. The reason is size. Since the new Jetta is nearly the same size as the Passat, introduced last year, it makes little sense for the automaker to sell a new model that would only cannabalize sales from an established line.
By Marc Stern on January 13, 2018 - 6:07PM
With the kickoff of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit automakers are strutting their stuff with new-car intros all over the place. Not to be outdone, Volkswagen has introduced a new Passat GT for 2018, based on the restyled Passat introduced last year.
By Marc Stern on January 13, 2018 - 11:45AM
Clearly, the authorities in Clearfield, Utah, have way too much time on their hands. After all, why would officials declare a piece of art to be a nuisance and then demand it be taken down? The artwork in question is a tree-borne VW named Lucy and her owner can't figure out why all the fuss. The whole issue was initiated by an unknown complainant, too. Perhaps, they should get new lives and leave Janis Zettel, alone.
By Marc Stern on January 12, 2018 - 8:51AM
Volkswagen, in its drive to lead the electric vehicle market, has created a new e-mobility unit to help move it forward to its goal of 1 million VW electrics a year.