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VW Golf, GTI Earn Top Safety Pick+
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»

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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»

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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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VW Prices 2015 Golf GTI from $24,395

Volkswagen announced the pricing schedule for the 2015 Golf GTI today at the New York Auto Show, so you can finally start saving those pennies toward a tangible goal. Much like the GTIs of the past, this seventh-generation hot hatch will come in two- and four-door models, with multiple levels of...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
Volkswagen Suspends Sales Of Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta, Passat

If you're in the market for a new Volkswagen, your choices just got a little slimmer: according to Detroit News the automaker has ordered dealers to stop selling some 2014 models of the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta, and Passat. The stop-sale only affect vehicles that (a) are equipped with VW's...Read More»

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CarPlay Comes To The iPhone In iOS Update (But When Will It Come To Volkswagen?)

CarPlay hasn't appeared in actual cars yet, but Apple has already begun laying the groundwork for its arrival via the latest update to its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1. DON'T MISS: Tiny Florida Town's Pursuit Of Speeders May Get It Wiped Off The Map The update began rolling out yesterday, and...Read More»

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Volkswagen Labor Leader Vows To Stop VW's Investment In Tennessee & The South

Earlier this week, we reported that, despite years of campaigning by the United Automobile Workers, employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted against unionization. If the decision had gone the other way, employees would've created a "works council" similar to the kind found...Read More»

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At Volkswagen, UAW Loses Unionization Vote. So, Who Wins?

The United Automobile Workers spent the past couple of years doing everything in its power to unionize workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but when all the votes were counted, the New York Times reports that the 626 employees who wanted to join the union were outnumbered by...Read More»

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Super Bowl 2014 Ads: The Good, The Bad, And Bob Dylan (Video)

The television has been dusted, the batteries in the remote have been changed, and the Rotel is bubbling quietly in a crock pot: the Super Bowl is here, featuring Queen Latifah, an opening-seconds safety, and Audi apparently losing its mind on Snapchat. Of course, football fans aren't the only...Read More»

Audi A3 'Doberhuahua' commercial for Super Bowl 2014
Audi, Volkswagen Debut Official Super Bowl Ads, With Mixed Results

Last week, Audi and its parent company, Volkswagen, posted teasers for their upcoming Super Bowl ads. Now, the automakers have revealed their official game-day spots, and though the two aren't technically competing against one-another, there's still a very clear winner. Undoubtedly, that winner is...Read More»

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Toyota Zips Past GM To Remain World's Biggest Automaker, Setting New Goal

For the second year in a row, Toyota has driven to the top of the auto industry heap. According to Detroit News, the Japanese car company sold a record-setting 9.98 million vehicles in calendar year 2013, which, in sales terms, makes Toyota the world's biggest automaker. This is something of a...Read More»

Volkswagen 'Algorithm' teaser for Super Bowl 2014
Volkswagen Releases Super Bowl Ad Teaser. What's German For 'Meh'?

It's that time of year again: time to stock up on Rotel, replace the springs in the sectional, and prepare for the Super Bowl and its many amazing ads. Or not so amazing, if Volkswagen's teaser for Super Bowl XLVIII is any indication. Once upon a time, advertisers went to great lengths to keep...Read More»

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show
VW Beetle Dune Concept: A Bug For The Desert Rat In You

Is there a place in the world for a Bug outfitted for a cross-Sahara trek? At this year's Detroit Auto Show there was, at least in concept-car form. VW’s lifted Beetle Dune Concept takes its cues from the off-pavement dune buggies of yesteryear, while previewing a look at what a go-anywhere...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»

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Honda Takes Top Honors In Annual Auto Ad Competition (Video)

It's a big week for directors, grips, and gaffers -- and not just because of the Golden Globes. The North American International Auto Show is up and running in Detroit, and today on the show floor, awards are being doled out for the best recent car ads. The Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards...Read More»

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