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VW Golf And Ford F-150 Take 2015 North American Car And Truck Of The Year Awards
VW Golf And Ford F-150 Take 2015 North American Car And Truck Of The Year Awards

The votes have been counted and the winners declared for the annual North American Car of the Year and North American Truck/Utility of the Year awards at the Detroit Auto Show this morning. They are the 2015 Volkswagen Golf in the car category and the 2015 Ford F-150 in the truck/utility category...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf
2014-2015 Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Passat Recalled To Fix Fuel Leak

Volkswagen has issued a recall for nearly 38,000 Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, GTI, Jetta, and Passat vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to documents posted at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website (PDF), those vehicles may suffer from fuel leaks...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Jetta
2015 Volkswagen Jetta Recalled To Fix Headlight Software Glitch

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 35,000 Jetta vehicles from the 2015 model-year to repair a problem with the cars' headlights. Unlike the headlight-related Acura recall issued yesterday, however, Volkswagen's recall stems from a software glitch. ALSO SEE: Six Most Affordable Vehicles With Third-Row...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2013-2015 Volkswagen Beetle Recalled To Fix Shattering Sunroof

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling select Volkswagen Beetles from the 2013-2015 model years. According to a letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), the recall is meant to fix a faulty sunroof, which could shatter in traffic. ALSO SEE: 2015 Nissan Murano: First...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta Recalled For Suspension Problems: 442,000 Vehicles Affected

Volkswagen is recalling select models of the 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetle. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), the recall stems from a flaw in the vehicles' suspension, which could dramatically increase the risk of...Read More»

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2013 Audi Q7 Recalled For Oil Leak

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. has issued a recall for select 2013 models of the Audi Q7 crossover. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), some of those vehicles may suffer from an oil leak, which could set off a series of unfortunate events that...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Jetta
2015 Volkswagen Jetta Does Better, Earns Top Safety Rating

Last week the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave its top accolade to the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta—after the Jetta aced a retest in one particularly demanding area. And that now makes it one of the safest compact sedans if you shop by the ratings. While the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta hasn't...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf (Euro spec)  -  Driven, Portland OR, July 2014  (credit: NWAPA)
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Priced—At Nearly Twice The Cost Of Gas Version

Would you pay twice as much for your vehicle, initially, to go electric? Volkswagen just announced pricing for its 2015 e-Golf, and at $36,265 it’s in a completely different pricing league than the base 2015 Volkswagen Golf, which costs as little as $18,815. Of course, you should keep in mind...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
2009-2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Recalled To Fix Stalling Problem

Volkswagen has announced a recall of Tiguan SUVs from the 2009-2014 model years. The recall affects some 189,000 vehicles, 151,000 of which are registered in the U.S. READ: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Gets Quickest Refresh Ever, Plus $90,270 Platinum Edition According to Detroit News, the Tiguan's...Read More»

Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga
Volkswagen Brings Midsize SUV To Non-Unionized Chattanooga Plant; Production Starts 2016

At a press conference this morning, Volkswagen confirmed that it will produce a new, midsize SUV for the U.S. at its plant in Chattanooga. The announcement brings with it a multi-million dollar investment in Tennessee and thousands of new jobs, but will this new vehicle help VW reach its goal of...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen GTI
Volkswagen Suspends Sales Of 2015 Golf, GTI Due To Steering Problem

Volkswagen has ordered dealers in the U.S. and Canada to suspend sales of some 2015 Golf and GTI models. According to AutoNews, the stop-sale stems from a problem with the front stabilizer links, which could make it difficult for a driver to control the car. READ: 2015 Subaru Outback: First Drive...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»

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»

Average emissions from light-duty vehicles, 1998-2013 (via the Union of Concerned Scientists)
Hyundai-Kia, Honda, Toyota Are America's Greenest Automakers, But All Are Improving

A new study of America's top eight automakers finds Asian brands to be the greenest of the bunch, while Detroit brands earn the lowest marks. However, all eight companies have shown dramatic improvement, over the past decade and a half. ALSO SEE: Google Debuts Its First Autonomous Car: Is This The...Read More»

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UAW Drops Fight For Re-Vote At Volkswagen's Tennessee Plant

The United Auto Workers has thrown in the towel -- in Tennessee, at least. According to Reuters, the union has backed away from its high-profile attempt to overturn a recent vote against unionization at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, and many are wondering what this means for the future of the...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 VW Jetta Video: New York Auto Show

The Jetta has been the best-selling VW in America since it was redesigned in 2011, and it keeps getting better. Just last year we drove an updated version with a great new turbocharged four-cylinder—and of course there’s the TDI, one of the most popular Jettas of all--and by far, the...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show
Volkswagen Reveals Facelifted 2015 Jetta: 2014 New York Auto Show Live Photos

Just two days before the beginning of the New York International Auto Show, Volkswagen has revealed a round of revisions that will come to next year's compact Jetta sedan. The car's exterior receives a few subtle changes to the front and rear fascia, which VW claims should aid in improving the...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
VW Phaeton Gets Another Go At U.S. By 2019

It’s been eight years since the Volkswagen Phaeton was dropped from the U.S. market, but a lot has changed in the luxury car segment since then. And it looks like VW is going to make another run at this market. In an interview with Bloomberg at the New York Auto Show, Michael Horn, VW...Read More»

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