Volkswagen Passat News

Volkswagen Looking for Cost Cuts on Next Rabbit
Volkswagen Looking for Cost Cuts on Next Rabbit

Volkswagen's been hammered by the sinking dollar for years--but the German automaker has a plan to spread its currency pain more evenly. Along with building a U.S. factory due to be announced last month, the automaker's trying to slash production costs for its next generation of vehicles, including...Read More»

VW Recalls Six Years of Passats

Passat owners, take notice: VW is recalling the mid-size model for potential problems with 1999-2005 versions. The recall of gasoline-powered Passats is voluntary, the German automaker says. Affected Passats with an automatic transmission may have an underbody heat shield, which could become...Read More»

Coming Soon: 'More American' VWs

The Passat CC that new Volkswagen of America president and CEO Stefan Jacoby introduced this afternoon will be a good fit for American drivers' tastes and American roads, he affirmed. But there's more on the way. In his introduction of the Passat CC concept, Jacoby mentioned that Volkswagen is...Read More»

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New York Show: The Five Best Commercials

Okay, we have to admit that we’ve occasionally been known to sneak off to the bathroom or kitchen or to Guam during commercial breaks. But as anyone who watches the Super Bowl will realize, sometimes the ads are the best part of the show. And that prompted organizers at the New York Auto Show...Read More»

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Kia’s Butterfield: At Odds With Korean Culture

In the end, it was Peter Butterfield’s tendency to put himself above his company that did him in as CEO of Kia Motors America last week. Butterfield, a former senior executive at Volvo Cars North America before taking over at Kia in late 2001, had led the company to a terrific growth rate and...Read More»

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2002 Los Angeles Show, Part II

2002 Los Angeles Auto Show by TCC Team (1/3/2002) sponsored by Toyota NEON AIMS FOR FAST, FURIOUS The SEMA crowd shows its love to the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus — and that makes the folks at Dodge a little jealous. That goes a long way in explaining the Dodge Neon SRT-4, a 205-hp Neon...Read More»

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2000 Paris Auto Show, Part Two

The Paris auto show is difficult, and not just for its multiple halls – sans ventilation, it seemed, this year. Or for the ever-present danger of a transportation strike: "Ze situation on ze ground," quipped our rented pilot upon landing at Charles de Gaulle, "is, as usual, total confusion." No...Read More»