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2019 VW Jetta aces IIHS crash tests but headlights remain sore spot
2019 VW Jetta aces IIHS crash tests but headlights remain sore spot

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta walked away with impressive ratings from the IIHS' latest round of crash tests, but like dim headlights held the sedan back. The only time the 2019 Jetta deviated from the IIHS' "Good" rating was when it came down to headlight performance. The sedan earned a "Marginal"...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Passat, 2019 Detroit auto show
2020 Volkswagen Passat unveiled: New look, same bones for mid-size sedan

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat unveiled Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit shows that the German automaker is playing it safe when it comes to the challenges of selling mid-size sedans in the midst of a crossover SUV wave. Its fastback-like shape is new, but what's...Read More»

Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
VW nabs Apple exec for self-driving car development

Volkswagen has hired former Apple executive Alexander Hitzinger to lead technical development at its commercial vehicles division, which includes responsibility for the development of self-driving cars and the automaker's mobility services. Reuters reported on the hiring on Wednesday and said...Read More»

Ford-VW Logos
What's next for Ford-VW partnership? Here are some possibilities

Next week at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, global auto giants Ford and Volkswagen are expected to detail a deepening alliance that started last year as a partnership on self-driving tech and commercial vehicles. The two automakers have inched forward on plans since to...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Three VWs recalled over lack of warning when key is left in ignition

A handful of new Volkswagen cars and crossovers are subject to a new recall from the German brand. In documents filed with the NHTSA last month and released this week, VW will recall the Atlas, Jetta, and Tiguan over no warning that the key has been left in the ignition. The recall applies to 2018...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
What's New for 2019: Volkswagen

After adding a pair of crossover SUVs to its lineup last year, VW for 2019 reworked its passenger car lineup. A new VW Jetta joins the lineup, now riding on a more advanced platform shared with the Golf. The latest Jetta's 1.4-liter turbo-4 delivers 40 mpg on the highway and decent passing power...Read More»

VW-Microsoft technology partnership
VW, Microsoft team up for connected cars

From Volkswagen’s perspective, it seems no number of tech partners is too many. The German giant announced Friday that it will be teaming up with Microsoft for connected car and cloud services despite a hush-hush deal with Apple to develop autonomous technology. Volkswagen has chosen...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line package
Here we go again: VW Arteon launch delayed until 2019 over emissions certification

The 2019 VW Arteon sedan—well, hatchback really—won’t reach the U.S. market until early 2019 after the company on Wednesday reported a failure to meet new global emissions testing . As a VW spokesperson told Automotive News, the issue is because of “delays in the...Read More»

VW Electric for All
VW looks back to TDI for pricing on upcoming electric vehicles

Volkswagen, as it develops several vehicles on its new modular electric platform (MEB) and plans dozens more, is looking past Tesla and aiming to go “Electric for All.” The affordability that once made the automaker famous with the original Beetle, the Type 2 "Microbus," and tens of...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
VW pushing for self-driving car industry standards

Volkswagen has reportedly been talking to its competitors about creating auto industry-wide standards for self-driving cars, Automotive News reported Friday. The automaker has talked to more than a dozen automakers and other firms involved in developing autonomous car technology about an alliance...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition
2019 VW Beetle Final Edition writes icon's final chapter

The up-and-down saga of the Volkswagen Beetle finally has a conclusion—at least for now. The 2019 VW Beetle Final Edition the automaker announced Thursday signals the end of the line for the iconic coupe and convertible's second reboot. Production of the Beetle will end in July at VW's...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 VW Atlas recalled over airbag concern

A drain tube for the air conditioning system that could leak water onto the airbag control module prompted Volkswagen on Friday to recall nearly 10,000 2018 VW Atlas crossover SUVs. The automaker said in government filings that it will instruct its dealers to inspect air conditioning evaporator...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Passat
2019 VW Passat lineup pared, V-6 and GT dropped

The 2019 VW Passat mid-size sedan will come in just two trim levels, a third of what dealers were able to stock last year, and it will no longer be available with a V-6 engine upgrade. VW told The Car Connection last week that the Chattanooga, Tennessee-built Passat will be available in Wolfsburg...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
2019 VW Golf downsizes engine in fuel-economy bid

Front-wheel-drive versions of the 2019 VW Golf should be more fuel-efficient than they were last year, but they won't be any quicker. VW said Thursday that the 2019 Golf lineup will use a 1.4-liter turbo-4 rated at 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque in the hatchback and SportWagen station...Read More»

Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs
Volkswagen TDI owners have just two days left to file claims

Just two more days remain for owners of Volkswagen-built vehicles equipped with a 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine to file claims with the automaker in order to receive a financial settlement. Almost 10 percent of TDI owners have not taken the automaker up on its offer to repair or buy back certain...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
8,400 VW Atlas SUVs and VW Passat sedans recalled over loose brake parts

VW will recall 8,400 crossover SUVs and mid-size sedans built at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant to tighten brake system components that may not have been tightened correctly at the factory, the automaker said Monday. The recall covers certain 2017-2018 Passat sedans and 2018 Atlas SUVs...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 VW Tiguan crossover recalled over fire risk

About 45,000 2018 VW Tiguan crossover SUVs equipped with panoramic moonroofs will be recalled over an LED ambient light unit that can catch fire, the NHTSA said Tuesday. The affected 2018 Tiguans were built between December 8, 2016, and July 7, 2018. After July 7, the design of the LED ambient...Read More»

Volkswagen testing autonomous parking at German airport
Volkswagen, suppliers team up to standardize self-driving car tech

From vehicle-to-vehicle communication, cameras, sensors, and radar, to a secure, high-speed network linking everything together, thousands of factors have to operate in sync and without fail for self-driving cars to succeed. That’s why the Volkswagen Group on Tuesday announced that it teamed...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
2018 VW Tiguan Limited to bow out

A lot can happen in 11 years. Or, in the case of the 2018 VW Tiguan Limited, not much at all. Speaking with Cars Direct, VW on Wednesday, a VW spokesman confirmed that the slow-selling, dated Tiguan Limited will be discontinued after the 2018 model year. Through the first five months of 2018, VW...Read More»

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