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Volkswagen Sums Up Diesel Situation, Admits Guilt On Info Site
Volkswagen Sums Up Diesel Situation, Admits Guilt On Info Site

After a week of being in the headlines deceiving the federal government and the public over its TDI "clean diesel" vehicles, Volkswagen has rolled out a new consumer-facing website that aims to answer some common questions and do some damage control in the wake of the widening scandal. Although if...Read More»

Red pill or blue pill? (from The Matrix)
NHTSA: We Don't Even Know What's Real Anymore

The "dieselgate" scandal at Volkswagen continues to widen, and based on what we've seen at other companies in crisis, things are going to get a whole lot worse for VW before they get better. Things could also get worse at other car companies. In the classic tradition of one cheater ruining things...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
As Volkswagen Halts U.S. Sales Of Diesels, Is Europe Next? UPDATED

If you want one of Volkswagen's fuel-efficient four-cylinder TDI diesel models, like a Golf, Jetta, Passat, or Beetle, you’ll have to wait. Last week, the EPA and the State of California notified VW that it has violated Clean Air Act standards by using a software workaround to determine when...Read More»

New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
2018 VW Tiguan SUV Aims For U.S. With Third Row, Higher MPG

Don’t get too eager to go put an all-new Volkswagen Tiguan, introduced this past week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in your driveway. You won’t find this new utility vehicle at dealerships this month, this year, or possibly even next year (very late calendar-year 2016 or early 2017 is...Read More»

New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview Video

Small SUVs are big business in America, but for Volkswagen there's a lot of room to grow. The current VW Tiguan hasn't been a big seller--but with a new version, all that could change. At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, VW gave us a first look at the 2017 Tiguan. ALSO SEE: 2017 Bentley Bentayga...Read More»

Sandra Bullock, hacking victim, in THE NET
Basically, Every Car Is Now Vulnerable To Hacking

The auto world has been thinking a lot about hacking lately. For years, it wasn't much of a concern, but now that many new cars are connected to telematics networks like Uconnect and OnStar and to cellular networks via dongles attached to their onboard diagnostics ports, our rides are becoming...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Golf (European spec)
Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, GTI, CC, Eos, Passat, Tiguan, Jetta Sportwagen Recalled To Fix Airbag Flaw

Volkswagen has issued a massive recall for 420,000 CC, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles registered in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those models could suffer from a flawed component that may prevent a...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf R  -  Driven, January 2015
2016 Volkswagen Golf, Jetta Earn Top Safety Credentials From IIHS

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf hatchback models, the Golf SportWagen, and the Volkswagen Jetta sedans have all been placed in the top safety tier offered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), one of the two U.S. agencies that conduct crash tests. Each of these models (now fully including...Read More»

Volkswagen Beetle Concepts  (R-Line)
Despite Big Stumbles In The U.S. & China, Volkswagen Is Outselling Toyota (For Now, Anyway)

At first glance, it might seem that 2015 has been unkind to Volkswagen. U.S. sales of VW's mass-market brand have continued their long, long losing streak, down 2.6 percent for the year. (Though smaller-volume sales of Audi and Porsche are up.) In China, the situation is even grimmer: the company...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car
Six-Month e-Golf Road Test: Why We're Doing It

The all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf is one of the best packaged compact hatchbacks on the market; and its combination of nimble, responsive driving performance and a very smooth, refined ride make a standout in its class. Surprisingly, we can say the same so far of the Volkswagen e-Golf, the...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf
Bosch Fuel Pump Recall Expands To Include 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI, Audi A3

Earlier this month, Nissan and BMW issued simultaneous recalls affecting nearly 100,000 U.S.-registered vehicles. In both cases, the underlying problem was a faulty fuel pump made by German supplier, Bosch. ALSO SEE: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Highest MPG Of Any Sports Car Now, the Bosch recall has...Read More»

Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
BMW, Aston Martin, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz: Why Are Automakers Heading South?

In case you hadn't noticed, there's a mass migration underway in the auto industry. Whether they sell luxury SUVs or mainstream sedans, car companies of all stripes are heading south. ALSO SEE: The Lowest-Rated Cars Of 2015 Many are already there -- and have been for years. Hyundai has a base of...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Routan
2009-2010 Volkswagen Routan Recalled For Flawed Ignition Switch

Volkswagen has issued a recall for 2009 and 2010 models of the Routan minivan. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicle may suffer from the same kind of ignition switch flaws that spawned massive recalls at General Motors and other automakers last year. ALSO SEE...Read More»

Audi of America stormed Capitol Hill over the weekend and staged a 'TDI Party'
Is The Diesel Dead?

The U.S. can be confusing to Europeans. They don't understand our versions of football or coffee, and please don't get them started on our waistlines. (After an eye-opening trip to a certain big-box store, a French visitor once said to me, "Yes, of course we have fat people, but they do not go...Read More»

Porsche 918 Spyder, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
New Porsche Model May Take On Tesla

In the field of electric cars, Volkswagen has lagged behind the competition. Its Audi sub-brand made some headway with the e-tron family of vehicles, but the ride has been bumpy. Generally speaking, when VW has dreamed of higher fuel economy, it has envisioned a future full of diesels. Even to this...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: First Drive

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is a wagon version of the new VW Golf--and that's essentially the major thing you need to know about the car. One of very few genuine wagons in the compact-car segment, the SportWagen shares all of the virtues and the few vices of the seventh-generation Golf...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf R
Six Reasons To Pick The VW Golf R Over The Subaru WRX STI

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R might very well be the most accessible, livable car to offer both all-weather traction from all-wheel drive, plus 0-60 mph acceleration in less than five seconds—especially if you limit the contenders to those with an under-$40,000 price tag. What it starts with is...Read More»

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept Video

Volkswagen needs more SUVs, and over the past few years, it’s been showing future utes as concept cars. This year’s model? The Cross Coupe GTE. ALSO SEE: Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE: VW’s (American) Future Of Crossovers The GTE shows off the new styling cues and powertrain...Read More»

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Beyond The Cross Coupe, Volkswagen's Plan To Take Over America Involves Adding 100 Dealers

In most parts of the world, Volkswagen is a top-selling auto brand, but America isn't like most parts. Sadly, unless more U.S. consumers start swilling VW's Kool-Aid, the German car company will never achieve its goal of dominating Planet Earth's auto market by the year 2018. That annoying fact has...Read More»

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