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2015 Volkswagen Passat (European-spec) spy shots

2015 Volkswagen Passat (European-Spec) Spy Shots

Now that the Volkswagen Group’s latest modular platform, the MQB, is out in the open, having already appeared in the new 2015 Audi A3, 2015 Volkswagen Golf and recently revealed 2016 Audi TT, VW is accelerating the pace in which existing models are redesigned around the flexible architecture... read more

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MTM Amarok V8 Passion

VW Amarok Pickup Gets Tuner Treatment, Turns Into Something America Would Love

Yes, Volkswagen really does build a pickup—unbeknownst to those here in the largest pickup market in the world. And when you put a fuel-efficient but burly turbo-diesel... read more March 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 SEAT Leon Cupra

2014 SEAT Leon Cupra Sets Nürburgring Record For FWD Cars: Video

The Volkswagen Group’s Spanish unit SEAT can now lay claim to the Nürburgring lap record for front-wheel-drive production cars, with its 2014 Leon Cupra hot hatch... read more March 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Opel Astra OPC Extreme

Opel Astra OPC Extreme Road-Going Racer: Live Photos And Video From Geneva

In 2002 Opel revealed a wild concept based on its Astra that essentially packed all the best bits from various racing versions of the popular compact into a single package... read more March 4, 2014 by 


 
Land Rover Defender Black Pack and Silver Pack

Land Rover Defender Black & Silver Specials Set For Geneva Motor Show

Most cars have a lifecycle of six to eight years, with a facelift half way through the model cycle helping keep them fresh in the face of new competition. Some, however... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Scirocco

Updated Volkswagen Scirocco Previewed For Geneva Motor Show: Forbidden Fruit

Volkswagen fans, grab the nearest handkerchief to soak up your tears: the best-looking version of the Golf platform is updated ahead of its public debut in Geneva, and it's... read more February 15, 2014 by 


 
New Renault Twingo

Renault Reveals Rear-Engine, Rear-Drive Twingo

French automaker Renault will unveil its brand new Twingo minicar at this year's Geneva Motor Show in March. That may not seem like exciting news, but the new Twingo actually... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi RS 4 Avant Nogaro selection

Audi Marks 20th Anniversary Of The RS 2 With New RS 4 Avant Nogaro

It was 20 years ago that Audi’s first RS model hit the scene, the legendary RS 2 Avant. The car was a high-performance version of Audi’s 80 Avant wagon, the... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC

VW Allegedly Confirms All-Wheel-Drive Polo R

Volkswagen’s new Golf R looks set to receive a little brother based on the Polo subcompact sold overseas. Likely to be called the Polo R, the latest VW hot hatch is... read more January 22, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Scirocco R (European model), Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2013

Forbidden Fruit: We Drive The Volkswagen Scirocco R

Some cars just draw looks, and the Volkswagen Scirocco R is one of them. From two utility workers stuck in traffic in their work van to a guy in an old compact crossover on... read more December 11, 2013 by 


 
2013 Peugeot 208 GTi

Peugeot CEO Confirms Sporty 208 R

In a drive to boost profits, Peugeot is planning to expand its offerings with high-performance versions of its regular cars. We saw this first with the RCZ R based on the... read more November 13, 2013 by 


 
Supercharged FPV GT range

Ford To Relaunch Falcon XR8 In Australia While Winding Up FPV Performance Division

Ford’s final Falcon rear-wheel-drive sedan for the Australian market will see the return of an ‘XR8’ performance variant in lieu of the current lineup... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volvo S60L production in China

Volvo Starts Production Of Long-Wheelbase S60L In China

Volvo has started production of a new long-wheelbase S60, aptly named the S60L, but unfortunately the car will be limited to the Chinese market, as is the case for many of... read more November 6, 2013 by 


 
2013 Audi A5 DTM Champion

Audi Launches DTM-Inspired A5

Audi is celebrating the granting of the 2013 DTM championship title to its star driver Mike Rockenfeller, by launching a special edition A5. Rockenfeller earned the title... read more October 17, 2013 by 


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

Mercedes A45 AMG Takes On Downhill Skateboarder: Forbidden Fruit Video

What do the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and a skateboard have in common? They both look good in black-and-white, and they're both piloted by guys in helmets. At least, in this... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW X5 M50d

Forbidden Fruit: 2014 BMW X5 M50d

BMW has no triple-turbo love for the U.S. it seems, as the automaker has just revealed its second-generation X5 M50d performance diesel SUV based on the latest 2014 X5 range... read more August 29, 2013 by 


 
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