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The 17 Most Important New Cars Of 2015
The 17 Most Important New Cars Of 2015

Each year, a bumper crop of new cars ushers in a new model year. Those new cars can be significant redesigns, or simple facelifts, or more. This year, there's a bigger than usual crop of brand-new cars. Some are vehicles never seen before--vehicles that could make or break some car brands--while...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI Video Road Test

Since the late Seventies, the VW Golf has been been a benchmark for fun-to-drive hatchbacks. Now there’s a new Golf, and it’s never offered so many choices to so many drivers—from hatch to wagon, diesel to EV, dual-clutches to automatics. Of course, it has some stellar competition...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
VW Golf, GTI Earn Top Safety Pick+

With the 2015 Volkswagen GTI already on sale and the standard 2015 VW Golf set to hit dealers in August, both versions of the compact hatchback are proof that small cars can deliver big on safety. ALSO SEE: General Motors Fires 15 Employees, Releases Details Of Internal Ignition Switch Probe The...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen GTI (Euro spec)  -  Preview Drive, April 2013
VW Celebrates 50 Years Of Production In Mexico With Launch Of 2015 Golf

This week, Volkswagen celebrated its 50th anniversary of working in Mexico by rolling the very first seventh-generation Golf built in North America off the production line. The celebratory event took place at VW's production facilities in Puebla, Mexico, where members of the Mexican government, as...Read More»

Volkswagen e-Up!  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
Can VW Become The World's Biggest Electric Car Maker, Too?

Say what you will about Volkswagen, but the company isn't afraid of setting big, bold goals for itself. Several years ago, VW announced its intention to become the world's largest automaker by 2018. And now, according to Detroit News, it's aiming to be the world's biggest maker of electric cars by...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Golf R
Total Car Score’s Top Cars For College Grads

Celebrating graduation from college may also be an occasion to venture into the new car market. With about-to-be college grads, and perhaps some of their parents, looking for that just-right and affordable vehicle to fit the bill, Total Car Score’s list of the top cars for college grads might...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
2009-12 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2010-12 Golf TDI Models Recalled

Volkswagen has announced a voluntary safety recall of VW Jetta TDI and Jetta SportWagen TDI models built between May 2008 and September 2011, and Golf TDI models built between May 2009 and September 2011. In total, some 159,884 vehicles are affected by this recall. At issue is a fuel leak from the...Read More»

2011 Audi A8 L
Distracted Driving, Audi U.S. Production Plans, Aston Martin IPO: Car News Headlines

A new study finds most drivers are distracted up to 50 percent of the time. [TheCarConnection] Audi plans to build cars in the U.S. for the first time ever. [MotorAuthority] British cab drivers are competing on social media for best gas mileage. [GreenCarReports] Which crossover: 2011 Dodge Durango...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»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Today at High Gear Media: Drowsy Driving, Alfa-Jeep, and Putin

Before you hit the road, check yourself: are you sleepy? Try a nap, or risk becoming part of the 17 percent of drivers who cause accidents through drowsy driving. [TheCarConnection] Can you see a Maserati SUV--or maybe an Alfa ute? Now imagine them running on the excellent new Jeep Grand Cherokee...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
2010 VW Golf - A Car for All the People

The Volkswagen Golf compact hatchback is now in its sixth generation and new for 2010. After starting life as a Rabbit and becoming a Golf – this two- and four-door hatch’s worldwide name – became a Rabbit and this year is back to being a Golf. You almost need a flow chart to keep...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen's Remix Road microsite for the Golf
Share The Road -- And Remix It -- With The Volkswagen Golf

Apps for cars are hot, hot, hot, so when Volkswagen announced the winners of its "App My Ride" contest, we were eager to check out the results. Unfortunately, our  excitement was very short-lived. The top apps aren't nearly as interesting as others we've seen -- particularly those developed for...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf
The Golf, Again, Or Who Framed The Volkswagen Rabbit?

The word Golf has had an intriguing year. The word conjures up an immediate mix of unfortunate associations, from the media sensation of the Tiger Woods scandal to the heartbreaking oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico--yes, just change one letter and you have a car name that sounds exactly like the...Read More»

Volkswagen ad for the 2010 World Cup
Hey, Soccer Fans: Volkswagen Wants To Make You A Star

Soccer continues to grow in popularity in the U.S., and this summer's World Cup will benefit from some of the heaviest live coverage the sport has seen on American airwaves. Volkswagen is hoping to get in on the action with a new social media campaign aimed at rooting out U.S. soccer junkies. Just...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf
Top Five New Car Bargains

If you are like most people you probably think the only good automotive deals come from the used car section of an auto dealership. With new car prices generally so astronomical, who on earth can afford to choose a car from the showroom where the cars are shinier and the salespeople don’t wear...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf
The 2010 VW Golf Hatchback Has Style, Value and Practicality in Spades

When people are shopping for an inexpensive, practical, value packed family vehicle they rarely think of the Volkswagen brand and that is a shame as the name itself means “The People’s Car.” While the 6th generation 2010 Golf hatchback may get lots of attention in its TDI diesel engine and...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
Honda And Subaru Lead Consumer Reports' Honor Roll For 2010

Subaru (TSE: 7270) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) are tied for the number one spot from Consumer Reports this year, based on the average of its vehicles' overall road-test scores and predicted reliability ratings. Subaru's overall score was aided by the excellent evaluations given to the new 2010 Subaru...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Golf R
Preview: 2011 Volkswagen Golf R

• What is it? Volkswagen's replacement for the sporty Golf R32 • The basics: 2.0-liter TSI turbo and all-wheel drive • On sale: First half of the year • Price: $34,000 (est.) Many in the U.S. are still lamenting Volkswagen’s decision not to bring the sporty Scirocco...Read More»

Hybrid parking spot, by Flickr user rscottjones
2009's Best Green Posts: Urine! Muslims & Ethanol! Prius Perks!

G'wan, admit it. We say, "green car". You think, "Ugh, Toyota Prius," and look away. Oh, but there's so much more! And so much of it is just so darn ... weird. Consider, for example, the 10 most popular posts last year on our sister site GreenCarReports.com. The list includes a piece entitled...Read More»

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