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2018 Volkswagen Atlas video preview
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»

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept - 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen's new crossover will be called 'Atlas': can it bear the burden of saving VW?

Volkswagen's got at least 99 problems in the U.S., but the name of its brand-new, mass-market crossover ain't one. According to Auto News, it's going to be called the VW Atlas--which is appropriate, considering the burden it's going to bear. The Atlas crossover--not to be confused with Ford's Atlas...Read More»

2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack
2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Audi A3 recalled for fuel leak

On Friday, Volkswagen's Audi unit recalled more than 170,000 cars and crossovers to fix potential fuel leaks in those vehicles. As it turns out, another 110,042 VW and Audi cars are affected by a similar recall, which aims to resolve a different problem with their fuel systems. The recall affects...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Dieselgate Update: U.S. debating how large a fine Volkswagen can withstand

It might be hard to believe, but we're heading into the 13th month of the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal. Is there light at the end of the tunnel for the beleaguered German automaker, or is that just an oncoming train? Judge for yourself in this week's Dieselgate update. How much of a penalty can...Read More»

Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show
VW teases new ID electric car concept at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Really, pay no attention to the outside of this concept car. It's what's under the skin of what VW is calling the "I.D." concept that makes all the news here. Volkswagen will unveil the all-electric concept this week at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and detail its new electric structure for small cars...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
Volkswagen Dieselgate update, 1 year later: U.S. diesels dead?

Yesterday marked a grim anniversary in the automotive world: one year earlier, on September 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publicly accused Volkswagen of equipping 482,000 Audi and VW diesels with defeat devices that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests. The long, ugly saga...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack first drive: Playing catch-up

Deeply embroiled in one of the most complex corporate scandals ever, Volkswagen is at a crossroads—especially in the United States. The brand’s new Golf Alltrack represents a potential way out, at least if history is on VW’s side. Flash back to the mid-1990s, and had you been...Read More»

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