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By Marc Stern on January 9, 2018 - 11:48PM
Volkswagen and Nvidia rolled out their vision of intelligent semi-autonomous vehicles of the future at a press conference that kicked off this week's Consumer Electronics Show.
By Marc Stern on January 8, 2018 - 10:20AM
Citing Volkswagen's inhouse sales estimates, it looks as if VW has retained its position as the world's number one automaker. VW and Toyota had battled for the top spot for years. However, VW jumped into the lead about the middle of last year and has held it ever since.
By Marc Stern on January 7, 2018 - 10:32PM
Volkswagen, using its hot-selling Tiguan as a wedge into the red-hot small intermediate crossover market, has announced sharp price cuts to pull customers away from competitors.
By Marc Stern on January 4, 2018 - 3:10PM
Volkswagen ended 2017 on an upbeat sales note as it reported sales were up overall 5.2 percent. Leading the sales hike were VW's two new crossovers, the Atlas and the Tiguan 2018 (lengthened to a three-row). For December, the crossovers contributed 47 percent of the sales mix.
By Marc Stern on December 29, 2017 - 11:51PM
Volkswagen is looking to have a very happy new year as it is poised to hit a new production milestone, 6 million cars this year, for the first time in its 72-year history. It won't be the last.
By Marc Stern on December 29, 2017 - 12:43AM
As 2017 lurches to a close with all of the upheaval that has gone on in the political sphere and some in the automotive space, you have to wonder about something: why is VW considering a two-row Atlas-based crossover? If it couldn't sell Touareg effectively in a blazing hot market for crossovers, then why would the automaker think it could take the Atlas and stuff it into the same role as the Touareg?
By Marc Stern on December 24, 2017 - 12:34AM
VW's subsidiary, the unit created as part of the settlement of the Dieselgate scandal, to not only drive an electric vehicle infrastructure but also choose locations, create the number of charing sites and wet numbers, has determined 2,700 vehicles are needed for EV infrastructure.
By Marc Stern on December 19, 2017 - 11:26PM
Volkswagen, celebrated an amazing motorsports year, winning -- no kidding -- a total of 15 national and international racing titles, a feat no other factory has accomplished. The breadth of the wins was amazing as it ranged from rallying to Rallycross to open cockpit and more.
By Marc Stern on December 17, 2017 - 11:09PM
Volkswagen, whose Atlas SUV has been a strong seller in its first seven months on the market, may be expanding the line. The automaker has trademarked a couple of interesting name and there have been hints that a sporty five-seat version in the offing, as well as an off-roading version.
By Marc Stern on December 13, 2017 - 12:56AM
Volkswagen held a debut Tuesday where the 2019 Jetta was introduced to the automotive press. The automaker plans to the global introduction at next month's North American International Auto Show.
By Marc Stern on December 6, 2017 - 8:46PM
A former Volkswagen executive, nabbed while he was trying to leave the country last January following a vacation trip to Florida, was sentenced to 7 years in prison and fined $400,000 for his role in Dieselgate.
By Marc Stern on December 5, 2017 - 11:30AM
It has been a year since Volkswagen's sales turned around in earnest. Just 12 months ago, the automaker began to see the Dieselgate scandal receding in its rearview as sales started trending upward. Now, after a year of strong sales, VW has moved on.
By Marc Stern on November 29, 2017 - 11:24PM
Volkswagen's Golf family has been named to Car and Driver magazine's "10Best" list for the 12th consecutive year.
By Marc Stern on November 29, 2017 - 12:27AM
Available in the first quarter of next year, the Tiguan R-Line option was announced this week by Volkswagen. Among the features of the new package are 19-inch and 20-inch wheel and tire packages which give the midsized CUV more grip.
By Marc Stern on November 23, 2017 - 11:29PM
A few months ago, we asked VW why the Amarok isn't offered here. Aside from its diesel power, the automaker told us that it didn't make sense given its marketing strategy. Well, now the pickup was named European Pickup of the Year, 2018 and sales are up as customers are excited. Don't you think that if it was offered in a gasoline version, it might not do well on this side of the ocean? We think so, but, we're not VW.
By Marc Stern on November 20, 2017 - 11:53PM
Volkswagen, whose fortunes have turned around substantially since last year, was awarded The Car Connection's Best Buy Award for its 2018 Golf SportWagen.
By Marc Stern on November 17, 2017 - 6:33PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into the 2015 Volkswagen airbag wiring recall to ensure that it was handled correctly.
By Marc Stern on November 13, 2017 - 11:44PM
For the first time, Volkswagen has decided to support a factory team in this year's Baja 1000 desert run. The Baja is the toughest test of man and machine around and the automaker is supporting a Denver-based racing team, ProjectBaja.
By Marc Stern on November 11, 2017 - 11:46AM
Volkswagen may be the subject of a new allegation of insider information disclosure as the Dieselgate emissions scam remains in the headlines more than two years following its disclosure.
By Marc Stern on November 9, 2017 - 9:46PM
Volkswagen continues to put its diesel emissions tampering farther back in the rearview as the automaker reported its strongest October ever.
By Marc Stern on November 7, 2017 - 6:32PM
Volkswagen has been associated with the Baja 1000 since the first race half-a-century ago. The thing of it is that most of the VW-based vehicles were campaigned by independents. There was little or no factory involvement. That has changed with this year's class as VW has partnered with a Denver-based team as it plans to make it all the way from start to finish.
By Marc Stern on November 4, 2017 - 4:24PM
Four major European brands, including Volkswagen, have joined together to form a new high-speed electric vehicle charging network. Called Ionity, the new network announced plans to have 400 charging stations in place by 2020.
By Marc Stern on November 2, 2017 - 12:33AM
Volkswagen posted positive sales results again in October continuing an upward trend that began early this year. The automaker posted a monthly increase of 11.9 percent on the strength of SUV and sedan sales.
By Marc Stern on October 30, 2017 - 2:58PM
Volkswagen's 2018 three-row Atlas swept the field in this year's competition for the Challenge 'Best 3-Row SUV'. It was followed by Chevy's Traverse, Honda's Pilot, and Toyota's Highlander.
By John Goreham on October 27, 2017 - 10:42AM
Automakers want you to think that their optional expensive headlights work better, but IIHS testing proves that is not always the case.
By Marc Stern on October 26, 2017 - 9:39PM
Since its release during the summer the new 2018 VW Tiguan has drawn lots of praise. Now, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recognized Tiguan's many qualities and has named it a Top Safety Pick.
By Marc Stern on October 25, 2017 - 11:51PM
For the last several months, Volkswagen has been awaiting federal approval of its plans to fix nearly 40,000 3.0-lliter turbodiesels at the heart of the Dieselgate scandal. The automaker received that approval late last week.
By Marc Stern on October 23, 2017 - 10:59AM
Investigators from the European Union "visited" the offices of Daimler, the Volkswagen Group and BMW Friday and Monday amid a growing investigation of cartel-like behavior by the German auto industry.
By Marc Stern on October 19, 2017 - 6:00PM
Volkswagen is developing an all-electric entry for next year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The all-wheel-drive model will showcase VW technology as the automaker attempts to set a mark. It is the first time in three decades the automaker will participate in run.
By Marc Stern on October 17, 2017 - 11:51PM
With the start of the 2018 model year, many outlets, websites and more are picking their finals list for the top 2018 model.