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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport starts at $31,565
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport starts at $31,565

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport will start at $31,565, including $1,020 destination, when it arrives on dealer lots this quarter, the automaker announced Tuesday. Based on the Volkswagen Atlas three-row crossover SUV, the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport is a two-row, five-seat crossover that is lower...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Passat
2020 Volkswagen Passat to start from $23,915

The restyled 2020 Volkswagen Passat will start at $23,915 (including a $920 destination fee), the company announced Monday, and the range-topping SEL model will start at $32,015; it will be the only variant to retail for more than $30,000. The Passat's base price remains essentially unchanged from...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan TDI  (Euro-spec)
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan earns Top Safety Pick+

Volkswagen's entry-level family SUV was awarded an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ on certain trims with LED headlights. Overall, the compact crossover earned top marks in crash testing regardless of trim. "The 2019 Tiguan earns good ratings in six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side...Read More»

New Volkswagen Golf
New Volkswagen Golf hatchback revealed amid uncertain future in US

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf bowed Thursday in Germany and ushered the long-running nameplate into its sixth decade for the venerable automaker. The new Golf won't be available in the U.S., at least initially. So far, VW execs have only said that the performance-focused VW Golf GTI and VW...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Arteon
2019 Volkswagen Arteon earns top crash safety ratings despite poor headlights

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon just missed a Top Safety Pick award due to headlights with either deficient visibility or excessive glare. But when it comes to crashworthiness, the full-size sedan earned the praise of the IIHS, which conducts the most rigorous crash-safety testing of any non-profit...Read More»

Gunhild Liljequist, one of Volkswagen's first female designers, shows off the GTI's plaid seats
How the Volkswagen GTI got those plaid seats and golf-ball shifter

While the Volkswagen Golf might not come back to America next year, the plaid seats of the Golf GTI will get another run in the legendary hatchback. Formerly known as the Rabbit in North America, the successor to the Volkswagen Beetle launched more than 40 years ago, and the plaid seats in the more...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport fills the gap between Tiguan and Atlas

Volkswagen's doubling down on crossover SUVs with the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport. On Friday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the German automaker unveiled the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, a shorter two-row version of the three-row Atlas to take on the Honda Passport and Nissan Murano. In the Volkswagen...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
VW to pay $97M for overstated fuel-economy numbers in exclusive cars

Volkswagen on Friday announced it settled with owners of about 98,000 high-end luxury cars after the automaker admitted that the cars were sold with overstated fuel-economy figures. The cars, which include 2013-2017 Bentley, Audi, Porsche, and VW models, will have restated fuel-economy estimates...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen recalling nearly 700K cars for rollaway risk

Volkswagen is recalling more than 679,000 Golf, Jetta, and Beetle models to address a defect that could cause the cars to unexpectedly roll away, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced last week. The defect is in the shift lever assembly. A contaminated switch can trick the...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Arteon
VW pares back best new car warranty

Volkswagen's "People First" warranty is in for a change-up. Automotive News (subscription required) reported Monday that VW will scale back its 6-year/72,000-mile warranty in favor of a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty. Each new VW purchase or lease will come with two years of free scheduled maintenance...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport prototype
First drive review: 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport prototype heats up Volkswagen's chill crossover

“Magnificent desolation.” That was the observation by Buzz Aldrin upon stepping onto the moon’s surface for the first time. During this time of 50th anniversary remembrance, the phrase seems equally applicable to California’s Death Valley, where Volkswagen provided us a...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Wagon woes: VW Golf Alltrack, SportWagen to end production

The end is nigh for two niche Volkswagen models. In a Wednesday announcement, VW said it will end production of the Golf Alltrack and SportWagen models for the U.S. market. Both models are currently made at the automaker's Puebla, Mexico, factory where production of the Beetle ended last week. VW...Read More»

VW MQ281 6-speed manual transmission
Sticking around, VW redesigns 6-speed manual transmission

Volkswagen isn't prepared to say goodbye to the manual transmission and debuted its redesigned 6-speed unit Monday. The brand said the redesigned manual transmission focuses on efficiency and shaving carbon dioxide production while driving. Total, the gearbox will help save up to 5 grams per...Read More»

Final Volkswagen Beetle at Puebla, Mexico, assembly plant
Final Volkswagen Beetle leaves assembly plant in Mexico after storied run

The Volkswagen Beetle has met the end of the road. This week, the final Beetle model will roll off the assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico. VW said Wednesday the last 2019 VW Beetle is a coupe finished in Denim Blue and will remain local to Mexico. After celebrations, the car will join the VW Museum...Read More»

Hyundai Nexo with Aurora Innovation self-driving technology
Hyundai, Kia in driver's seat as VW exits its deal with self-driving car startup

Hyundai and Kia last week upped their investment in autonomous car technology startup Aurora Innovation just as Volkswagen stepped away. Specifically, the investment will expand self-driving technology research to more Hyundai and Kia models and help build a platform suitable for the brands' future...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2019 VW GTI earns Top Safety Pick award

The sporty 2019 Volkswagen GTI hatchback earned top marks in the latest IIHS crash tests and qualified for the organization's top award when equipped with extra-cost headlights and collision-prevention gear. The 2019 GTI earned "Good" ratings in every crash test, save for an "Acceptable" in the...Read More»

Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga
Five years later, union moves to organize VW's Tennessee car plant again

Workers at Volkswagen's car factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will vote on whether to organize and join the United Auto Workers Union on April 29 and April 30. When the UAW made a push to organize the plant's eligible assembly line workers in 2014, the effort narrowly failed 712-626. The UAW did...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2019 VW Atlas expands turbo-4 engine availability, again

More versions of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas are again available with a turbo-4 base engine. Cars Direct reported Wednesday that VW introduced an Atlas SE 2.0T trim with a starting price of $35,090. For buyers, it offers them a way to add in more premium features while skipping the more powerful but...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
2019 VW Jetta earns five-star crash-test rating

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta compact sedan earned a five-star crash-test rating from the federal government, the automaker said Thursday. Though it didn't ace the NHTSA's barrage of crash tests, the 2019 Jetta earned four stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side-impact protection...Read More»

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