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Volkswagen, Bosch to pay an additional $2.9 billion for Dieselgate
Volkswagen, Bosch to pay an additional $2.9 billion for Dieselgate

Volkswagen's Dieselgate bill is growing by leaps and bounds. Today alone, reports indicate that total has soared by more than $2.6 billion due to the cost of fines, repairs, buybacks, and compensation to owners of the company's less-than-clean diesels. One of Volkswagen's chief suppliers, Bosch...Read More»

2015 Audi A3 TDI, New York City, Nov 2014
Volkswagen to pay $200 million for cheating 3.0-liter diesels (but how much will owners get?)

In September 2015, Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal first began making headlines. Now, more than a year later, the gift that's given both nonstop headlines and harmful levels of pollutants is giving something else: $200 million in federal fines. That money is part of the company's settlement with...Read More»

2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop
VW Beetle vs. Mini Cooper: Compare Cars

The Volkswagen Beetle and Mini Cooper are both perky, fun-to-drive small cars that have far more of a focus on the design statement—and the suggested lifestyle that goes with it, perhaps—than other models in such an affordable price range. Both of these models were born out of the...Read More»

2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
Porsche dragged deeper into Dieselgate

Volkswagen has taken quite a beating since news of its diesel defeat devices began making headlines nearly 15 months ago. Though the company has been making progress on repairing its vehicles and its brand, it's not out of the woods yet. New reports suggest that Volkswagen has been using...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Volkswagen Golf vs. Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Among the growing plethora of compact hatchbacks, the Volkswagen Golf is the endurance champ, now more than 40 years old over seven generations. While the Mazda 3 is only on its third generation, Mazda has sold other small hatchbacks, so both are contenders of long standing on the sporty end of the...Read More»

Herbert Diess
Volkswagen chief: VW is done with diesels in the U.S.

If you're an Audi fan, you were probably sad to learn that your fave luxury brand plans to offer just one diesel model in its U.S. lineup. But buck up, kiddo: that's one more than fans of Audi's mass-market sibling, VW, will have to choose from. That news comes from someone with intimate knowledge...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas video preview

Volkswagen needs a hit these days--and they need more SUVs to compete in America. This year, the German automaker will land a one-two punch with new utility vehicles. Soon, there will be a new Tiguan. First, we'll get this made-in-America, three-row crossover SUV: the new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
2017 VW e-Golf ushers in big tech upgrades, increased electric range

You wouldn't think that more power would equate to a greater driving range, but Volkswagen's updated-for-2017 e-Golf boasts just that unlikely combination. The German automaker's electric car sees its battery energy capacity increased from just 24.2 kilowatt-hours to 35.8 kwh, which improves its...Read More»

2015 Audi A3 TDI, New York City, Nov 2014
Breaking: Volkswagen reaches deal to fix most 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, VW diesels

Are you sitting down? We hope so, because the near-impossible has happened. After having its proposals shot down not once, but twice, Volkswagen's plan to repair and/or buy back approximately 80,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW diesels has finally been approved by U.S. regulators. Apparently, the third...Read More»

2013 Audi TDI range
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Audi gas models may have defeat devices, too

Until last week, Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate scandal seemed a lot like the U.S. presidential election. It was contentious, it inflamed passions on both sides, and it was fueled by a never-ending series of leaks and revelations. The difference? The presidential election ended Tuesday night, but...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Volkswagen Golf: The Car Connection's Best Wagon to Buy 2017

Should you find yourself walking into a Volkswagen dealer with some questions about the automaker's Golf lineup, you'd better have some time on your hands. That's because the Golf lineup now includes everything from a pedestrian hatchback to a hot-rodded all-wheel-drive sports car to our Best Wagon...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Golf R
2018 Volkswagen Golf gets big tech, under hood upgrades

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf lineup may just now be arriving on dealer lots here in the United States, but if you're in the market, it might be worth holding out for the updated 2018 models—unless, that is, you really want a radio volume knob. Disclaimer: What we know so far is for the European...Read More»

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (a caricature by Flickr user DonkeyHotey)
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: how will tomorrow's election affect Volkswagen's future?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 18 months--and if you have, oh, how we envy you--you know that tomorrow is election day in the U.S. What does that have to do with cars? Well, as many of us remember from 2008, the government can have a great deal of influence, both positive and...Read More»

2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Limited Edition
2016 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2016 Ford Focus: Compare Cars

For buyers who put a priority on driving enjoyment, the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus are the best-known entries among compact hatchbacks. No longer the province of staid styling and miserly demeanor, they offer well-trimmed interiors and enough features to keep even long-distance commuters happy...Read More»

2016 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S
2016 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2016 Ford Focus ST: Compare Cars

The hot hatch makes tons of sense to someone with a desire for driving excitement but needs more everyday practicality than a dedicated sports car might offer. It's hard to imagine two hot hatches that better manage user-friendliness and driving engagement than the Volkswagen GTI and the Ford Focus...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas first look

There is some wry irony behind the name given to Volkswagen’s newest SUV, the 2018 Atlas, as Volkswagen’s fate in the United States may indeed rest on its shoulders. The company’s largest-yet sport-ute debuts on the heels of news of the massive buyback settlement, in which the...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: settlement package finally approved, Audi may buy back 25,000 Q7s

Many Americans reported hearing a long, heaving sigh yesterday afternoon. While initial reports suggested that the noise might've been caused by a great ebbing in The Force, further investigation has shown that it's more likely the collective sound of relief being uttered by 475,000 VW and Audi...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Touareg
What's New for 2017: Volkswagen

No automaker is undergoing the metamorphosis that's happening to Volkswagen, although in this case the lineup revamp isn't driven by consumers or by the company's long-term product development strategy. Instead, VW has been forced to revamp its range after admitting that its diesel-fueled models...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: U.S. dealers get $1.2 billion compensation, GM announces 3 new diesels

With less than a month to go before election day, most of America's news headlines are focused on the presidential election--and rightly so. But in the background, the non-stop fiacsco known as Dieselgate has been lumbering on. Here are a few of the recent items you might've missed: America's VW...Read More»

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