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2018 VW Tiguan SEL

Volkswagen turns it around from emissions loser to award winner; record-setter

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.

Europe unlikely to see the newly introduced VW Jetta

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.
granny's tree beetle

Utah city wants granny’s VW artwork out of a tree; she can’t see why

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.
2017 VW Atlas

Is Wolfsburg out to reassert itself in VW marketing? If it is, one has to wonder why

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?
2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Has Volkswagen been hinting at an expanded Atlas lineup? It is very possible

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.
2018 Amarok

All it would take is one change, and VW could have a competitive pickup

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.
1970 VW Beetle modified for Baja

Volkswagen dives into Baja 1000 by supporting Beetle team

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.

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