The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced an investigation of certain Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons over ignition failures that have allegedly led to engine fires in the most extreme cases.
In late December, a US District Judge in New York dismissed the multi-billion dollar lawsuit filed by Black Diamond Offshore and Elliott Associates LP against Porsche for the investing impact felt by their failed attempt to buy up a massive chunk of Volkswagen and not surprisingly, that dismissal has been appealed by Black Diamond and Elliot on the behalf of their 39 plaintiffs.
Earlier this week, the Volkswagen XL1 Concept made its debut at the Qatar Motor Show and today we have comments from the German automaker suggesting that this 261 mile per gallon diesel-hybrid will see production with some of them coming to the United States.
U.S. News Cars has released its third annual Best Car for the Money awards and it is not an inspiring list for car enthusiasts. Maybe two of the cars will get your motor running, in spite of claims this list of vehicles earns highest marks for overall value and appeal in their categories.
Independent lab tests confirm the Scuderi™ Air-Hybrid Engine consumes up to 36 percent less fuel than a conventional engine. Beyond 2016 Federal Fuel Economy mandates, the gains will likely enable the technology to now challenge more expensive electric hybrids shown at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
The new Volkswagen Passat can be summed up as bigger and cheaper with its unveiling tonight ahead of a press conference tomorrow, Jan. 9, at the Detroit Auto Show. This continues a trend of manufacturers preempting their news conferences at Cobo Hall.
We have been hearing about Volkswagen's New Midsized Sedan for months now and thanks to a not-so-subtle plug on the company website, we know now that the car known just as the NMS will be formally introduced at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
Volkswagen is on its self-proclaimed march to world dominance with strong sales in 2010 that saw it end they year with sales 20.3% higher than 2010. VW executives have said previously they want to be the world’s largest automaker by 2018.
In what might best be described as the ultimate automotive aural ménage a trois, Fender, Volkswagen, and Panasonic automotive have come together to create a new nine-speaker audio system for the Jetta GLI.
The European Volkswagen Golf R, a car lovingly called a hot hatch by the British, is coming to the United States by the end of 2011. Top Gear calls it “unbelievably good” – it’s about time it came to our shores.