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Video of the Day: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta In Motion
Video of the Day: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta In Motion

Yesterday it was the 2011 Kia Sportage--and tomorrow, High Gear Media will be driving the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta in and around chilly San Francisco. The Jetta's being prepared for a fall launch, and VW promises it's a significantly better deal than before. The German engineering's still intact, but...Read More»

Volkswagen ad for the 2010 World Cup
Hey, Soccer Fans: Volkswagen Wants To Make You A Star

Soccer continues to grow in popularity in the U.S., and this summer's World Cup will benefit from some of the heaviest live coverage the sport has seen on American airwaves. Volkswagen is hoping to get in on the action with a new social media campaign aimed at rooting out U.S. soccer junkies. Just...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen's 'App My Ride' contest
Starting Today: Volkswagen Needs Your Input (To Beat the Ford Sync)

The mobile web is big business, but that technology has been a little late catching on in cars. Now, with the imminent release of new entertainment devices  from Ford, Hyundai, Kia, and others, automakers of all stripes are fast-tracking in-car internet systems. Volkswagen may be a bit behind the...Read More»

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Volkswagen 1 Liter Concept Photos

The name represents the amount of fuel it takes the car to travel 100 km and nominally equals to 235 mpg. Based on the translation, it seems that Volkswagen might be taking some liberties with the name since it appears to take 1.49 liters / 100 km, or a mere 157.8 mpg (US). The original 1liter...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne and Martin Winterkorn
Video, Weekend Reading For VW and Chrysler/Fiat Fans

It's been a very long week here at TCC: our inboxes are packed with press releases and publicity photos from NAIAS, and we're so behind on our news feeds that we'll be lucky to catch up before the Geneva Motor Show in March. At the top of our to-read list, though, are two intriguing profiles of...Read More»

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Strategic Alliance: Volkswagen To Buy 20% Stake In Suzuki

All those rumors about a VW/Suzuki tie-up are now official: Volkswagen AG will purchase a 20% stake in Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation at a cost of ¥222.5 ($2.5 billion). To return the favor -- and to provide some parity to the deal -- Suzuki will also buy a stake in Volkswagen, at a price...Read More»

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Volkswagen Trumps Toyota To Become World's Largest Automaker

Based on simple production stats, Volkswagen is now the world's largest automaker. Over the first nine months of 2009, VW produced 4.4 million units, while Toyota cranked out 4 million even. (Ford came in third at 3.7 million.) We're not sure how long VW will remain at the top of the heap, since...Read More»

Opel Insignia-based Chinese-market Buick Regal
China's Influence in Cars Running Deeper, Wider

If you're anxious already about the growing influence of China in America, brace yourselves for the next decade of cars. The Wall Street Journal points out this afternoon how China's role in the development, manufacturing and marketing of cars is deeper and wider than ever. According to the paper...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Polo
First Drive: 2010 Volkswagen Polo

Is it 1973 all over again? Volkswagen is amping up for a fuel-economy battle with Honda and Ford, right here in America, with a new hatchback. Only this time, some of the names have changed, and so have the rules. Come 2011 or so, it's the VW Polo readying for a fight with the Honda Fit and Ford...Read More»

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Volkswagen Ups Its Stake In Porsche To 49.9%

Mergers and acquisitions are a hot topic this week, so we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that Volkswagen has ramped up plans to buy out its sporty sister, Porsche. You might recall that VW's takeover is rolling out in stages; during the first phase, VW had planned to purchase a 42% stake in...Read More»

Volkswagen NMS design sketch
VW'S New Mid-Size Sedan To Replace Passat In U.S.

TheCarConnection reported it first, earlier this month. Now, other outlets are confirming our report that Volkswagen will likely replace the Passat in the U.S. with its upcoming "NMS" mid-size sedan due in 2011. The latest information comes again from VW’s U.S. chief Stefan Jacoby, who told...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen New Beetle
Volkswagen’s New Beetle Replacement Coming In 2012

Volkswagen’s New Beetle has been on the market for a little over ten years and has enjoyed relatively strong sales despite the lack of significant changes during its life. More than one million New Beetles have been built at Volkswagen’s Puebla plant in Mexico and it looks like...Read More»

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Persistent Rumor: Porsche Panamera Convertible In The Works

Porsche's new overlords may be planning to let the new Panamera die a slow and painful death -- but not, apparently, before wringing every possible variant from the controversial model. Porsche insiders have confirmed previous rumors that the company is developing a convertible version of the...Read More»

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EXCLUSIVE: Volkswagen NMS Replaces Passat, Phaeton to Return

Volkswagen of America president Stefan Jacoby has confirmed to High Gear Media that the new sedan to be built in Tennessee will effectively replace the VW Passat in North America--and that the former Phaeton sedan will return to the U.S. market. Speaking to journalists gathered to drive the new VW...Read More»

Volkswagen BlueSport Concept
New 'Bottom-Of-The-Range' Porsche Model In The Works

Porsche might want to lay off the hubris for a while. The company spent much of the past year tilting at the giant windmill known as Volkswagen and insisting that it isn't interested in new models or VW technology. Today, not only is Porsche owned by VW, but also we're getting word from Porsche's...Read More»

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Coming Soon: Ringtones For Your Hybrid Or EV

Apart from battery life, range, and recharge time, it appears that there's another downside to electric vehicles: they're too quiet. While that may sound like great news for folks living near an overpass, it's not so good for children, the elderly, and the hearing- or sight-impaired. As a result...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen L1 concept
Preview: 157 MPG Volkswagen L1 Concept

As outrageous as the idea of a production 235 mpg (1.0L/100km) car sounds, Volkswagen believes it has what it takes to build such a vehicle and has already produced a concept version. The ultra-frugal concept hit the floor of the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show today, and we were there to capture these...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Rumor: Porsche Panamera To Be Organ Donor For VW Family Member

The Porsche Panamera may suffer a slow and painful demise at the hands of Porsche's new owners, the VW Group, but its death will not be in vain: sources from within the company indicate that the Panamera platform will live on as a new vehicle in Volkswagen's sprawling family of brands. According to...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Rumor: Porsche's New Owners To Nix Cayenne, Panamera

Under the leadership of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech, Porsche may be subjected to fairly strict controls -- at least as far as the marque's lineup is concerned. Most importantly for Porsche enthusiasts, rumor has it that the company's new owner will axe the Porsche Cayenne SUV and Panamera...Read More»

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