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First look: 2022 VW Tiguan goes digital, touch-sensitive
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 Even though it has a fresh design and the necessary safety upgrades, it rides on an old platform and is powered by an outdated powertrain.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»

2021 Volkswagen Atlas, 2020 Chicago Auto Show
Smaller VW SUV on the way, but more may be coming

Volkswagen's newest chief of operations says the automaker's upcoming small crossover may not be the only SUV the automaker adds to its growing lineup. VW Chief Operating Officer Johan De Nysschen told The Car Connection last week at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show that there may be room for more...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
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»

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