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Volkswagen to pass on Passat, cease production of sedan by 2023
Volkswagen to pass on Passat, cease production of sedan by 2023

Volkswagen will discontinue the Passat mid-size sedan in the U.S. once it completes its current product cycle for 2023, according to a report this weekend from Wards Auto. The VW plant that produces the Passat in Chattanooga, Tennessee also makes the more popular 2021 Volkswagen Atlas three-row...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen recalls 2016-2018 Jetta for increased fire risk

Volkswagen initiated a recall of the 2016-2018 Volkswagen Jetta compact sedan for leaking fuel, the automaker declared in paperwork made public by the NHTSA on Monday. In certain 2016-2018 models with a 1.4-liter turbo-4 built between 2015 and late 2017, improperly tightened fuel rail bolts can...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Arteon
2021 Volkswagen Arteon is more expensive to start, but cheaper at the top

The refreshed 2021 Volkswagen Arteon sedan comes with a new look and a new pricing scheme. Volkswagen was quick to update the Arteon flagship sedan that debuted for the 2019 model year. It was also quick to streamline the trim levels and adjust the pricing to undercut the Audi A6 and try to compel...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos
First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV shows big promise

by Brian Wong Volkswagen has a big gap where a small SUV should go. Filling that gap will be two compact crossover SUVs in the 2022 Taos and the all-electric ID.4. The electric ID.4 goes on sale early next year and is nearly ready to go. The Taos (pronounced like “house”) has a much...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover SUV has 250-mile range, starts at $41,190

Volkswagen flashed its electric vehicle credentials by launching the ID.4 electric crossover SUV on Wednesday. It's the first member of the ID electric family to come to the U.S. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 compact crossover seats five, is sized similarly to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, and has an...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Arteon
2020 Volkswagen Arteon sedan earns Top Safety Pick award

The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon full-size sedan earned a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, the automaker announced this week. The Arteon previously earned top "Good" ratings on all six crash tests conducted by the IIHS, but until now did not qualify for the award due to headlights that rated "Poor."...Read More»

Volkswagen Taos teaser
Volkswagen Taos enters as small crossover SUV

Volkswagen's forthcoming small crossover SUV will be known as Taos, the automaker announced Thursday. After stringing together a series of teasers throughout the year, as well as rampant speculation over whether the small crossover model sold in Europe will be imported here, the Volkswagen Taos...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Atlas
Review update: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas shrugged off fuel economy

Atlas the Titan was condemned by Zeus to carry the weight of the heavens on his shoulders. Atlas the SUV carries the weight of families in its spacious confines, but is condemned by poor fuel economy. Updated for 2021 with a rugged Basecamp appearance package, a bolder design, and a turbo-4 now...Read More»

Volkswagen crossover teaser
Volkswagen hints at small crossover coming next month

Volkswagen has big plans next month for a small crossover coming to the U.S. On Tuesday, the automaker released a teaser image for an upcoming small SUV that will be sold in the States. VW said it will unveil the crossover Oct. 13, but didn't say what it will be called nor how much it will cost...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
First look: 2022 VW Tiguan goes digital, touch-sensitive

It's not too early to start planning for next year. On Tuesday, Volkswagen gave us our first look at the 2022 Tiguan crossover that will arrive in the U.S. in fall 2021. Not much is radically different on the small crossover with a big interior, aside from upgraded interior materials, a more...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Arteon
Updated 2021 VW Arteon shows off a new face for the flagship car

Volkswagen didn't wait long to update its flagship car that it brought to the U.S. only two years ago. The 2021 VW Arteon will sport a new look and updated interior features when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker announced Tuesday. The five-door hatchback is a slower seller compared to...Read More»

2020 Volkagen Atlas Cross Sport
Review update: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport flexes style and space

You want style, space for five adults, a good warranty, and enough cargo space for a long weekend up north. What do you buy? I would answer with the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Sure, the Chevrolet Blazer looks sportier, the Honda Passport has a sliding second row, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
8 things to know about the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI is still more than a year away from arriving, but there is plenty to get excited about for the eighth generation of the hot hatch. 1. The base model Golf and the three-door Golf are not coming back to the U.S., for now. The GTI and performance-tuned Golf R will be the...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Passat SEL
Review update: 2020 Volkswagen Passat SEL is a chucker

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat is a mid-size sedan caught between two times. Even though it has a fresh design and the necessary safety upgrades, it rides on an old platform and is powered by an outdated powertrain. It’s what I feel like when I lace up new basketball shoes, then step onto the...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI
Review update: The 2020 Volkswagen GTI's swan song hits all the right notes

One of the top five cars I drove last year was almost as old as I am. I found it in an oceanside parking lot, next to a row of ancient Volkswagens. It fired up with a fitful sputter and found first with less confidence than an American League pitcher at-bat. Once the car was alive, I never wanted...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
When does a three-row small crossover make sense?

There aren’t many compact crossovers like the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan that offer a third-row seat. The Dodge Journey, Tesla Model Y, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Lexus RX 350L squeeze in a third row, but most three-row vehicles are much larger, such as the Volkswagen Atlas. Yet, for the 10% of...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Atlas with Basecamp package
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp off-road add-ons push families further into the wilderness

It may not promise the world, but Volkswagen on Wednesday rolled out a list of available off-road upgrades to its 2021 Atlas. The parts, which include appearance items like front and rear bumpers, extra skid plates for protection, and chunky off-road wheels and tires, add up to more than $3,500...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Atlas, 2020 Chicago Auto Show
2021 Volkswagen Atlas gets a fresh look but keeps the old price

The refreshed 2021 Volkswagen Atlas crossover SUV will start at $32,565 (including $1,020 destination) when it arrives at dealers this spring. The three-row crossover has the same base price as its predecessor, despite new front and rear bumpers, standard LED lighting, and more available features...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
First drive: 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport crossover hits the middle in a big way

Until now, Volkswagen’s answer to mid-size crossover shoppers unswayed by their three-row team bus dubbed the Atlas was silence so wide that you could drive one through it. Admittedly, the smaller VW Tiguan already on dealer’s lots is a giant-size compact crossover with more leg room...Read More»

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