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Architect Envisions Habitat For Herbie
Architect Envisions Habitat For Herbie

The United Arab Emirates is both car heaven and hell. The Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park celebrates all things Maranello, while the heartbreak of a sun-baked and dust-caked Enzo abandoned in Dubai is all too fresh in our minds. So what chance does a 1963 Volkswagen have here? We'll know soon...Read More»

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Toyota To Topple As World's #1 Automaker, VW & GM Ride To Top

Volkswagen is bound and determined to become the world's largest automaker, and it promises to do so by 2018. According to industry analysts, VW could meet its goal this year -- seven years ahead of schedule -- but it may not stay on top for long. In terms of sales volume, Toyota is the world's...Read More»

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Kia Wants To Be The 'People's Car', Eying Volkswagen As Benchmark

Kia, it seems, wants to be Volkswagen. Not only is the Korean rising star of the automotive world specifically targeting the Volkswagen brand, they’re also targeting the goal of becoming a beloved, “people’s car.” As Kia vice-president Hyoung-Keun Lee explained to Automotive...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
First Oprah-Awarded 2012 VW Beetles To Be Delivered Thursday

Last November, 275 people present at a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show got a very nice door prize: in cooperation with Volkswagen, Oprah gave each audience member a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. Not only were those present getting the cars, but all taxes and fees associated with winning the prize were...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI
2009-2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2010-2012 Golf TDI: Recall Alert

Volkswagen is conducting a voluntary recall on certain model year 2009-2012 Jetta and Jetta SportWagen and 2010-2012 Golf models equipped with the 2.0 TDI diesel engine over concerns about a leaking fuel injector. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site puts the...Read More»

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2009-12 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2010-12 Golf TDI Models Recalled

Volkswagen has announced a voluntary safety recall of VW Jetta TDI and Jetta SportWagen TDI models built between May 2008 and September 2011, and Golf TDI models built between May 2009 and September 2011. In total, some 159,884 vehicles are affected by this recall. At issue is a fuel leak from the...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
Suzuki Demands Apology For VW Lawsuit

Divorces, be they between previously consenting adults or major corporations, rarely end on an amicable note. Such is the case between once-happy newlyweds Suzuki and Volkswagen, and the breakup between the two is starting to look like fodder for grocery-store tabloids. Suzuki is demanding...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011-2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan: Recall Alert

Volkswagen is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Jetta sedan models over concerns that tailpipe extensions that could burn people. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 30,294. Affected vehicles were...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi SLS. © 2011 Anne Proffit
VW, Suzuki Alliance Hits The Skids

The estranged partnership between Volkswagen and Suzuki has hit the skids, as Suzuki is now asking Volkswagen to sell its stake in the company, and has promised to sell its own small percentage of the German auto giant. In 2009, VW purchased a 19.9-percent, $2.9-billion stake in Suzuki, in the...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just named the redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Passat mid-size sedan a Top Safety Pick. The Passat earned its status as a result of good performance in all four of the IIHS’s safety evaluations (front, side, rollover and rear crash tests)...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat Grabs IIHS "Top Safety Pick" Award

The first Volkswagen model to be built at its new Chattanooga, TN plant, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, has earned “Top Safety Pick” honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The award signifies that the new Passat has earned a rating of “Good” (the...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Family Sedans Under $20,000

Looking for a way to maximize your purchasing power and still come away with a comfortable, stylish family sedan--one that knows how to get out of its own way on the road, one that saves a few bucks on fuel, and costs less than $20,000? We’ve checked out the new 2012 models and found several...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
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»

Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
Volkswagen Announces $1 Million Gift To MLK Memorial Foundation

As the nation prepares to commemorate the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Volkswagen Group of America has announced a gift of $1,000,000 to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, which is responsible for the memorial's construction and upkeep...Read More»

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Seven-Seat SUV In Volkswagen’s Future?

Family buyers looking for an alternative seven-seat SUV to what’s currently in the market may have another choice in the near future if German automaker Volkswagen’s possible plans to get into the segment come to fruition. Why bother? The automaker already has the compact Tiguan and...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»

VW Bulli Concept from Volkswagen Group of America
Volkswagen To Launch Retro-Styled Bulli Concept For 2014: Rumor

When Volkswagen unveiled its Bulli concept vehicle last March at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the response from the press and the public was fairly unanimous: "Build it!" Now, there are rumors that VW is preparing to do just that, and it could hit the U.S. by 2014. The Bulli was a hit for at least...Read More»

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (MkVI)
Green Volkswagen Thinks Blue Is A Better Color

I clearly remember when I stepped into a late-'90s VW Passat that I had rented for a trip to a friend's wedding. Not only was I impressed by the exterior of the VW Passat, but the interior was superb as was the driving experience at elevated speeds. However, the best was yet to come. The sun went...Read More»

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