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Volkswagen Touareg axed from U.S. market
Volkswagen Touareg axed from U.S. market

Don't look for a 2018 Volkswagen Touareg if you're in the market for a new car next year. You won't find one, at least in the U.S. After a decade of slow sales, VW's American-market arm has confirmed that it will drop the high-end Touareg crossover SUV from its lineup after the 2017 model year...Read More»

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2007-2010 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for fuel leak, fire risk

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 21,000 Touareg crossovers from the 2007 to 2010 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles could pose a fire risk. The Touareg's problem is rooted in its fuel filter flange, which was manufactured...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Touareg
2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne recalled for brake flaw: 135,000 vehicles affected

This morning, sibling brands VW and Porsche issued recalls for 2011-2016 models of the VW Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a problem with their brakes that could dramatically affect drivers' ability...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Touareg
2011-2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recalled For Soggy Batteries, Fire Risk

Volkswagen has issued a recall for Touareg Hybrid crossovers from model-years 2011 to 2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the batteries on some of those vehicles may short out and could cause a fire. ALSO SEE: Kia Soul Vs. Toyota RAV4: Compare Cars...Read More»

2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
New Audi, Porsche, VW Stop-Sale Includes More Diesel Models Than The EPA Red-Flagged

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency accused Volkswagen of installing emissions-test-cheating software on a new range of vehicles from VW, Audi, and Porsche. Those brands have now pulled suspect vehicles from showrooms until additional testing sheds light on the allegations. But...Read More»

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Audi A6, A7, S4, S5, Q7, Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recalled For Fire Risk

Volkswagen is recalling a range of Audi and VW vehicles from the 2011-2013 model years. In documents posted to the Department of Transportation's website by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), it appears that those vehicles may suffer from fuel leaks, which could increase...Read More»

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe concept
Rumor: Volkwagen Plans To Triple SUV Lineup To Compete In The U.S

It hasn't been an easy ride for Volkswagen -- at least not in the U.S., and not for the past several years. According to Bloomberg, however, the company is attempting to reverse its fortunes with a slew of new SUVs to lure Americans back to the brand. VOLKSWAGEN'S WOES While VW sub-brands like Audi...Read More»

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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 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»

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 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»

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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»

2011 Dodge Avenger
Today at High Gear Media: Avenger, Grand Caravan, and Cayenne

We're driving the 2011 Dodge Avenger soon, but we figured you'd like to see pictures of its marvy new interior while you're on hold. [TheCarConnection] The same goes for the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, which leaps into the modern era with a new interior and a "man van" version. [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

2010 Ford Edge 4-door Sport FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Six SUVs You Can Practically Steal This Month

  It sounds so 1999, but the SUV is showing signs of life. By some measures, SUVs are the fastest-selling category of new car this summer. If you're counting by days' worth of inventory, utes like the Audi Q7 are among the vehicles in shortest supply in dealer lots as automakers ramp up for the...Read More»

Screencap from a video promoting VW's new magazine, DAS.
Video: Volkswagen Launches iPad Magazine For Customers And Fans

No matter how you feel about Steve Jobs or Apple or all things "i", there's no denying that the iPad has -- like the iPhone and the iPod before it -- created a sensation. Apple clearly understands the purpose of netbooks (which is more than other gadget-makers can say), and its engineers have...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»

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Volkswagen Brings The 2010 Geneva Auto Show To Your iPhone

It's hard to believe, but the 2010 Geneva Auto Show is already upon us: doors open to journalists next Tuesday, March 2, and the displays will remain on view for the public through March 14. We'll provide ongoing coverage of the unveilings, updates, concepts, and clunkers -- but of course, we know...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»

Screencap from 'Repo Men' featuring the Volkswagen Touareg
Video: Volkswagen Touareg To Be Featured In New Repo Men Film

In the world of advertising, product placement is big business. It's also a big gamble, since the payoff depends on factors beyond the advertiser's control. When the stars align, companies get great press like Chevrolet did when it was placed in last summer's Transformers sequel. When the gods are...Read More»

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