2011 Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen Considering Seven-Seat SUV For U.S. Market
Volkswagen Considering Seven-Seat SUV For U.S. Market

Volkswagen has ambitious goals for the United States market: over the next seven years. The automaker wants to more-than-triple its 2010 sales, growing them from 256,830 in 2010 to 800,000 in 2018. To do so requires the right mix of both product and pricing. The new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta sedan...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
Family Car Advice: The Best SUVs For Towing

Families that tow and haul need the right vehicle for the weekend, and some of the full-size SUVs on sale now could be just the right solution. Aside from the usual full-size pickup trucks, some of the best vehicles for towing are these family-oriented SUVs: Chevrolet Tahoe With seating for up to...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
2011 VW Touareg: Home Away From Home

The run-up in fuel prices the world over threatens to make drivers turn to Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs (or should it be "Leaves"?) just to be able to make the mortgage payments. However, there are still large, boxy, all-wheel-driven, gasoline- and diesel-fired behemoths that tempt drivers to part...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 TDI
Want a Diesel-powered Family Car? Check Out These 2011 Models

With all the talk about electrics and hybrids lately, you might think that these are the only green vehicle options for consumers. Such is not the case. Besides amping up the fuel efficiency and reducing emissions of conventional gasoline engines, automakers have been making great strides in...Read More»

Volkswagen's 2011 Dakar Rally app for iPhone
Dakar Is Almost Here -- Get Your Free Rally App From VW Now!

If you're a rally fan and you've got an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, here's something you ought to download pronto: the 2011 Dakar Rally app from Volkswagen. It's a great way to keep up with the race from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Arica, Chile and back again -- and best of all, it's free. The...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2011 Top Safety Pick Awards

In a stunning achievement by automakers in a single year, a total of 66 new 2011 models now earn Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2011 list includes 40 cars, 25 SUVs and one minivan. While that’s great news for consumers in general –...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
2011 IIHS Top Safety Picks Highlight Roof-Protection Improvements

Ten all-new vehicles including the 2011 Ford Explorer, 2011 Kia Optima, and 2011 Chevrolet Cruze earn Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Status right from the start, while a total of 66 vehicles earn the distinction for 2011. Automakers with the most Top Safety Picks...Read More»

2011 VW Toureg Hybrid Preview: A Voltswagen?

VW's Dr. Jochen Boehle is a no nonsense car guy.  You'd expect this buttoned down German to be all facts and figures extolling VW's first hybrid's reduced carbon footprint-you know...techno talk about saving the Black Forest yada yada yada. Instead, he brags about this vehicle's robust towing...Read More»

Refinement:  2011 Touareg
2011 VW Touareg: Upward Mobility Weighs Less

VW's 2011 Touareg:  A lower, leaner lap-of-luxury SUV Ask Dr. Jochen Boehle a Touareg-related question; you'll get an answer.  Want to know VW's SUV diet secret that dropped nearly 350 lbs?   He'll direct your attention to a svelte fuel infill valve.  It's just one tiny example of VW's...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen's lane assist ad
Video Of The Week: Volkswagen's Lane-Assist Ad, Featuring Construction Bear

It's Friday, and we can already hear our office manager banging the tequila slammers, but before we head home to pack for the 2010 New York Auto Show, we'd like to leave you with our favorite video clip of the week. It's a German spot advertising Volkswagen's lane assist feature, which you'll find...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Touareg
2011 Volkswagen Touareg: Leaner, But Not A Lightweight

Time and time again we've heard complaints from loyal VW fans who had been happy with their Jetta or Passat and traded it in for a Touareg, with the promise of a little more utility, a little more versatility, in a vehicle that was (surprisingly) an inch shorter than the Passat. They were often...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Touareg
2011 Volkswagen Touareg To Launch in January at Detroit Auto Show

Introduced as a 2004 model, the Touareg sport utility vehicle was Volkswagen's first foray into SUVs, and its most expensive vehicle at the time. Now VW will unveil a redesigned, second-generation 2011 Volkswagen Touareg at January's Detroit Auto Show. The Touareg shares a basic platform with the...Read More»

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