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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan first drive: close to closure
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan first drive: close to closure

We’ve paid our respects to “sport” leaving “sport utility vehicle,” but we haven’t yet found closure. We held on to the last vestiges of SUVs to the bitter end. Probably too long. We started calling them “crossovers” so we wouldn’t be reminded...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Europe's Volkswagen owners are still getting shafted by Dieselgate

If you live in Europe and you own one of the 11 million Volkswagen diesels affected by Dieselgate, we regret to inform you that you're still getting shafted--at least in comparison to your peers across the pond. Last summer, 480,000 American owners of Audi and Volkswagen diesels equipped with...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan costs $26,245 to start, on sale this summer

When it arrives in dealerships later this summer, the new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan will cost $26,245 to start, the automaker announced Wednesday. A fully loaded VW Tiguan can cost $40,445. Volkswagen also announced that the Tiguan would inherit the superlative warranty that the new, bigger 2018...Read More»

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Report: Bosch created software on Volkswagen and FCA diesels accused of emissions cheats

You thought Dieselgate was over, right? Volkswagen admitted wrongdoing, it agreed to some massive fines, case closed. Not so fast. As many have been saying all along, Volkswagen didn't pull off its dastardly deeds alone. One of its supplier sidekicks, Bosch, has already shelled out $327 million for...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Front-line four: Driving the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan's next 4-cylinder engine

A new Volkswagen Tiguan is coming, and with it, a new generation for the German brand's lauded line of 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Still part of what VW calls the EA888 family, the new Gen 3B will eventually arrive in the Passat and Beetle, although that's only what VW is confirming...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat diesels recalled: 84,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Volkswagen is recalling more than 84,000 Passat diesels from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years, but surprisingly, the recall has nothing to do with the cars' emissions systems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the Passat's heat shields might not do the one job...Read More»

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Audi, Porsche fuel pump recall expands by 292,000 vehicles

In October of last year, Volkswagen recalled more than 143,000 Audi SUVs to fix a problem with their fuel pumps--a problem that could cause a fuel leak and, therefore, a fire hazard. Now, the company is expanding that recall, adding over 292,000 Audi and Porsche vehicles to the repair list. The...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Boerne, Texas
2018 VW Atlas won't be easy to find as a 4-cylinder

Saving money by buying the base engine in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas won't be as easy as it looks on paper. That's because VW is making the base engine, which runs $1,400 to $1,730 less than the optional V-6 an order-only item for all but the very base model of the Atlas, its long-anticipated...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI
Brand-new diesel-fueled 2015 Volkswagen TDIs now on sale

More than $22 billion in fines and buyouts later, the first fully emissions-compliant 2015 Volkswagen turbodiesels are rolling into dealers right now—in mid-2017. The German automaker has completed the modifications necessary to certify one previously noncompliant 2.0-liter turbodiesel...Read More»

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97.5 percent of Volkswagen diesel owners have chosen buyback, not repair

When the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal first began making headlines in September 2015, many diesel owners expressed concern--not that Volkswagen had equipped their cars with illegal defeat devices, but that they might be forced to have their vehicles repaired, and the repairs would ruin their cars'...Read More»

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2018 VW Golf lineup gets a facelift and some new eyeliner

Volkswagen showed off its new Golf family on Monday, just two days ahead of its appearance at the 2017 New York auto show. The updated interiors and revised faces for the compact car touch them all; the Golf, GTI, SportWagen, Golf R, and Alltrack models get the new goods—the new e-Golf was...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Boerne, Texas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas first drive: Super-sized

Tired of watching its owners drive past VW showrooms when their families grew large enough for a three-row crossover, the German automaker finally has something to lure shoppers away from Ford Explorers and Honda Pilots. It’s called the Atlas, and the burden it carries is substantial. VW...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 VW Atlas priced from $31,425

With its 2018 Atlas, VW is finally in the three-row crossover game. The long-awaited midsize crossover with seating for up to seven will go on sale by early summer with a sticker price starting at $31,425. That's including a mandatory $925 destination charge and that price is for the base Atlas S...Read More»

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The bill for Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis grew by $157 million (running total: $22.3 billion)

Back in the early days of the Volkswagen Dieselgate fiasco, we estimated that the crisis would cost Europe's largest automaker at least $25 billion. As it turns out, that estimate may have been too conservative. The company's bill in America alone has topped $22 billion, and thanks to a settlement...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Jetta SEL
Drive notes: 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

The people spoke and Volkswagen listened with its Jetta compact sedan. It's light on visual and driving flair, but it does nearly everything well when it comes to real-world usability—and that's just what VW says it was after. We recently spent a few days in a fully-loaded model, which gave...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Volkswagen approved to sell repaired 2015 diesels, but will anyone want them?

Volkswagen has been prohibited from selling diesel vehicles in the U.S. since news of its emissions-test-cheating fiasco first broke in September 2015. According to company spokesperson Jeannine Ginivan, however, that's about to change. Well, sort of. Don't get too excited just yet, diesel fans...Read More»

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)
Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen, other companies investigated for diesel fraud in France

Earlier this month, Fiat Chrysler warned investors that it was facing a Dieselgate-esque crisis of its own, both in the U.S. and in Europe. Now, we have a few more details about the issue, and we've learned that FCA isn't the only automaker being scrutinized by regulators across the pond. Here in...Read More»

US Air Force airmen install a fence along the US-Mexico border east of San Luis, AZ
Volkswagen, Ram could get hit hard by Trump's border tax

With all the recent headlines about healthcare, Russian hackers, and missing handshakes, the Trump administration has been a bit quieter about its proposed border tax (or possibly, border tariff) than it was a few weeks ago. That's cause for relief among many automakers, especially those who import...Read More»

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Germany ramps up Dieselgate probe, searching Audi offices, Volkswagen HQ, law firm

The ongoing scandal known as Dieselgate appears be winding down in the U.S.--at least as far as the federal government is concerned. In Germany, however, things look to be getting worse, not better, for Europe's biggest automaker, and that could mean renewed troubles for Volkswagen on this side of...Read More»

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