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China Halfheartedly Clamps Down On Government Car Perks

China Halfheartedly Clamps Down On Government Car Perks

When it comes to political leaders who work the system for their own benefit, the United States hardly has a monopoly. In China, being a government official practically entitles you to a free car, free maintenance, and in some cases, all the government money you can embezzle via phony service... read more

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2012 Volkswagen Passat

VW's Math Shows U.S. Passat No Bargain For E.U. Buyers

At first glance, the difference is obvious: a U.S. market 2012 Volkswagen Passat, now built in VW’s Tennessee plant, is quite a bit cheaper than its E.U. counterpart... read more May 25, 2011 by  6


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat

Is The 2012 Passat VW Enough? #YouTellUs

Volkswagen is about to launch the all-new 2012 Passat. It's bigger, it's built in the USA, and it's supposedly "German-engineered." But is it? The last-generation Passat was... read more May 24, 2011 by  0


 
Tiny Darth Vader uses the force on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat

VW's Super Bowl Ad Was Cute, Will It Sell The Passat?

Super Bowl commercials do one thing really well, create buzz. Volkswagen made sure its commercial "The Force" was nothing if not hilarious. But will it sell the Passat? Wait... read more February 7, 2011 by  6


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat

Video: Lord Vader, Your New VW Space Chariot Awaits

As the Super Bowl nears, just about every car maker and his barely unionized uncle is in high media oil-froth, gearing up for Super Sunday where media excess means... read more February 3, 2011 by  0


 
Tiny Darth Vader uses the force on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat

Video: VW Gears Up For Super Bowl XLV With Tiny Vader, Beetle Stampede

The season is upon us: giant rental flat-screen TVs, cheap beer, and every snack under the sun. The Super Bowl is coming. And so are its ads. We won't spoil the fun for you... read more February 2, 2011 by  0


 
Screencap from AutoNOMOS Labs self-driving taxi

Video: Yes, You Can Finally Drive Your Car With An iPad. Well, Almost.

Last week, Google shared its new self-driving cars with the world, and Android acolytes said that it was good. Now Apple fanboys have cause to celebrate -- in their cool... read more October 18, 2010 by  0


 
2012 Volkswagen NMS

2012 Volkswagen NMS: More Sketches, Passat Still Not Coming

At the 2010 Paris auto show, Volkswagen had a full range of new Passat sedans and wagons on display. But the Passat will not be returning to the U.S.--at least the new Euro... read more September 30, 2010 by  3


 
Volkswagen NMS design sketch

Volkswagen Building Engines in Mexico for Tennessee Sedan

Volkswagen's expanding again, this time with an engine plant in Mexico that one day will feed its North American factories with powertrains for at least two new sedans. VW... read more September 22, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Volkswagen GTI 2-door HB Man PZEV Angular Front Exterior View

VW Golf Ad Of The Week: Infidelity, Reliability, Jealousy

Many of my friends and acquaintances know of my ambivalence toward VW cars of all stripes. Their cars run the gamut from practical (Golf, Sharan, Touran, Polo) to very sporty... read more August 24, 2010 by  2


 
2008 Lamborghini Gallardo

Volkswagen Takes Controlling Stake in Italdesign Giugiaro

On Tuesday the Volkswagen Group announced, at a joint press conference with Italdesign Giugiaro, it will take a 90.1 percent stake in the Italian design firm, with the... read more May 27, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Volkswagen Passat

The 2010 VW Passat Comes Only One Way: Fully Loaded

At first glance you might look at the $27,195 MSRP for the 2010 VW Passat and suffer from a bit of sticker shock. But then you will notice something. This car isn't just well... read more February 5, 2010 by  2


 
Volkswagen Up! Light Concept Hints At Future Hybrid Models

Volkswagen Up! Light Concept Hints At Future Hybrid Models

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen revealed an all-new concept car, called the Up! Lite, that demonstrates a new focus on fuel-efficiency and hybrids by getting... read more December 2, 2009 by  1


 
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2011 Volkswagen Jetta: More American, More Affordable?

TheCarConnection.com has already previewed a Euro-spec Golf VI and gushed over its features and interior details. But don't get your hopes too high expecting that the... read more July 21, 2009 by  1


 
Stuntman Steve Truglia gets loopy

Link Love From The Car Connection: Looping In A Toyota, Charging Up A Passat, And The Rumor Mill Turns For Lexus, MINI, Daimler, Tesla

Going 'round in circles -- Congrats to stuntman Steve Truglia for clearing the world's largest loop-the-loop in a Toyota. We hope to replicate this feat someday in TCC's... read more May 19, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

VW Announces Suite Of Efficient 'BlueMotion Technologies'

Calling their suite of fuel-saving technology "a new world of efficiency," Volkswagen today announced a wide range of technologies and engines designed to stretch mpg on many... read more February 2, 2009 by  2


 
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