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2018 VW Atlas sees price hike
2018 VW Atlas sees price hike

Just days after it lowered pricing on its compact crossover, Volkswagen is doing the opposite for its largest and most expensive crossover. The 2018 VW Atlas sees a modest $250 price increase across the board. That stands in marked contrast to the price-slashing the automaker announced for it...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Volkswagen Jetta video preview

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is here, and even if it doesn't look at that different from its predecessor, it's what's underneath that counts. And there are some major changes that make the 2019 Jetta ride and handle like the pint-size luxury sedan it once was. First, some inside baseball. The 2019...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Volkswagen Jetta revealed: VW's sedan hits the gym for bigger body, sharper looks

With the Dieselgate dust starting to settle, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta made its first appearance Sunday at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The latest iteration of Volkswagen's bestselling U.S. model features a design that’s only slightly more aggressive than that of its predecessor, with an...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 VW Tiguan sees price cut of up to $2,180

Volkswagen has dramatically sliced the base price of certain versions of its newly redesigned compact crossover. The 2018 VW Tiguan's base price has been cut by as much as $2,180. First reported by Automotive News, the lower prices apply to S, SE, and SEL trim levels. Here's a look at the new...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
What's New for 2018: Volkswagen

This year, the VW lineup grows upward and outward with the introduction of two new crossovers both available with seating for the entire family. The long-anticipated VW Atlas is the brand's first true three-row crossover. It's especially roomy in row three and its driving dynamics make it something...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan dressed up with new R-Line appearance package

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line has a spicy look, but it's not matched by any additional underhood or suspension muscle. The automaker announced Tuesday that it will offer what it's calling a "performance-inspired" R-Line appearance package on Tiguan SEL and SEL trim levels. The package runs...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compare Cars

For what may be the first time since its dealers peddled the now-iconic Microbus, Volkswagen has a family-friendly vehicle with three rows of seats. But wait,there’s more. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan are new designs with room for up to seven passengers. The full-size...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: The Car Connection's Best Wagon to Buy 2018

Wagons firmly live in the middle of a Venn diagram between practical and comfortable. Perhaps that's why more automakers are paying attention to the unusually small segment and offering high-zoot wagons that coddle buyers with luxurious amenities—at a significantly higher price. One wagon...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan earns Top Safety Pick award

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover holds up well in crashes, but its headlights aren't up to par. That's according to crash-test results released Thursday by the IIHS. The new-for-2018 Tiguan delivered far superior crash-test results than its predecessor, which is still sold as the Tiguan...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Best Car to Buy 2018 nominee

The Volkswagen Tiguan used to be the automotive equivalent of Vegemite: it worked over there, but not here. For 2018, Volkswagen has thoroughly redesigned its Tiguan with American buyers—rather than European families—in mind. Yes, there are better cup holders. Yes, the seats are wider...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
Volkswagen rolls out 6-year, 72,000-mile warranty

Nearly every 2018 Volkswagen sold new in the U.S. will boast an exceptionally long bumper-to-bumper warranty: 6 years, or 72,000 miles—whichever comes first. The automaker's People First Warranty provides coverage for twice as long as many of VW's rivals. Three-year, 36,000-mile warranties...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
Greenpeace boards ship to keep VW diesels out of UK

Last week, dozens of members of environmental activist group Greenpeace descended on a port in Kent, England, intent on preventing Volkswagen from importing more than 1,000 diesel-fueled vehicles into the UK. Forty people entered the port’s import lot and removed “thousands of...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Boerne, Texas
Your Amazon Prime subscription now includes Volkswagen Atlas test drives (sort of)

Volkswagen and Amazon are partnering to provide test drives of VW’s new Atlas crossover. The offer is open to Amazon Prime subscribers living in Los Angeles and Chicago, but only between September 22nd through 24th and the 29th through October 1st. The collaboration is intended to show off...Read More»

2017 Lincoln Continental
Lincoln, Volkswagen the latest to join the electrification party

Like Volvo, Jaguar, and to a certain extent BMW and even Uber and others before it, Lincoln is electrifying its lineup, according to Reuters. As is Volkswagen. Far from meaning Lincoln is going fully-electric, the company’s plan is to produce an electrified—hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
Volkswagen faces new round of Dieselgate lawsuits

Courts in Europe have so far spared Volkswagen from steep compensation payments to owners of vehicles implicated in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, unlike in the United States. The carmaker is far from out of the proverbial woods, however, as a new wave of lawsuits will soon be filed...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen may partner after all--on an SUV

Everyone knows that Fiat Chrysler's CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has the urge to merge--or maybe even sell off one of FCA's best-performing brands. Everyone also knows that Volkswagen's mass-market VW brand is struggling in the U.S.--not just because of Dieselgate, but also because the company offers...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Diesel deathwatch: No one wants diesels in Germany, either

Germans have had a long, lusty love affair with diesels. While motorists in some parts of the world have largely ignored diesel vehicles (looking at you, America), in Germany, consumers have snapped them up as quickly as homegrown companies like BMW and Mercedes-Benz could turn them out. But not...Read More»

2017 Audi SQ7 TDI
Audi engineer implicates top brass in Dieselgate coverup

In the U.S., Volkswagen's Dieselgate drama has been largely resolved, but in Germany, the plot is thickening as a formal investigation uncovers more details about the company's wrongdoing. Most recently, a former Audi engineer has confessed that top Volkswagen officials knew about the company's...Read More»

Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept
VW revives its iconic Microbus as a self-driving electric van

In a single announcement, Volkswagen has managed to please just about everyone. The company is reinventing its famed Microbus, and will produce it as an all-electric, self-driving van that’s intended for road trips, ride-sharing, and even small businesses. When the small, utilitarian people...Read More»

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