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2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, Chicago Auto Show, Feb 2012

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Live Photos: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

You had to look closely to see what made it special, but the white Beetle on Volkswagen's stand at the Chicago Auto Show had three chrome letters on the liftgate that gave it all away: TDI. That's VW's name for its diesel models, and the car on display was actually the first official U.S. showing... read more

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2013 Audi A3 Interior previewed at CES 2012

New VW, Audi Modular Interface Tech Spreading Across Lineup

There are two big advantages to the sort of platform and technology sharing that goes on in the Volkswagen Group (VAG). One, is economies of scale. The more you share across... read more February 2, 2012 by 

Volkswagen's MQB Platform

Volkswagen Introduces Modular Transverse Matrix Platform

In today’s ever-changing global economy, reduction of manufacturing costs is the surest way to boost profitability. Each new platform, for example, requires unique... read more February 1, 2012 by 

 Screencap from The Dog Strikes Back Super Bowl XLVI ad

Volkswagen Previews ‘The Dog Strikes Back’ Super Bowl Ad

Following Lexus’ lead, Volkswagen has previewed its complete 60-second spot that will air during the second quarter of the Big Game, Super Bowl XLVI, this Sunday... read more February 1, 2012 by 

2011 Volkswagen up! GT Concept

Sporty Volkswagen up! GT Gets Production Green Light: Report

Yesterday the covers came off the five-door version of the new Volkswagen up! minicar, which is set to join its three-door sibling in European showrooms later this year... read more January 24, 2012 by 

Volkswagen up! five-door

Volkswagen up! Five-Door Preview

Late last summer we saw the production version of the three-door Volkswagen up! minicar ahead of its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Today, the five-door variant got... read more January 23, 2012 by 

Volkswagen's "The Bark Side" Super Bowl ad

Volkswagen Using The Force, Again, For Its Super Bowl Ad

Last year’s Volkswagen Super Bowl ad, starring a pint-sized Darth Vader, was an unexpected hit for the brand, generating buzz far beyond the game itself. The ad was so... read more January 19, 2012 by 

Special Edition Volkswagen Golf R Hatchbacks

New iPad App Celebrates Volkswagen's Golf R

The eagerly-anticipated 2012 Volkswagen Golf R is finally beginning to trickle into dealer showrooms. Packing a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder good for 256 horsepower... read more January 18, 2012 by 

2009 volkswagen bluesport roadster concept live 06 1

Volkswagen's Bluesport Roadster May Be Doomed: Report

Plans for a mid-engine, rear-drive roadster from Volkswagen may be scrapped because anticipated customer demand isn’t enough to make the car profitable. Worse, the... read more January 10, 2012 by 

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Promises 45 MPG Combined

We’ve known about plans for a hybrid version of Volkswagen’s latest Jetta sedan for almost two years but now, finally, at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show the covers... read more January 9, 2012 by 

Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept electric two-seat coupe, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

A two-seater, chop-top, electric Beetle? Yep, that's the Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept, making its world debut tomorrow at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show--but getting an early... read more January 8, 2012 by 

Porsche Volkswagen Merger

Porsche Sued By Investment Fund Over Botched VW Takeover

In the early part of 2007 Porsche Automobil Holding SE, the owner of automaker Porsche AG and several other firms, started increasing its ownership in the Volkswagen Group... read more January 2, 2012 by 

2011 Volkswagen GTI

VW Puts All Six GTI Generations On The Race Track: Video

Rarely have three simple letters meant as much to gearheads as those the spell "GTI". Their first significant appearance was on the Mk1 Golf GTI, known as the Rabbit in the... read more December 20, 2011 by 

2011 Volkswagen Cross Coupe concept

2011 Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept Live Photos: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

In the future, crossover vehicles will be more versatile, more capable on any kind of terrain, more fuel efficient and, as Volkswagen demonstrates with its Cross Coupé... read more December 1, 2011 by 

2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

SUVs and crossovers may be appealing to U.S. buyers, but in other parts of the world the sedan and station wagon (or shooting brake, or estate car) reign supreme. Volkswagen... read more November 30, 2011 by 

Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept

Volkswagen Cross Coupé Concept Revealed: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show is well underway and Volkswagen has just taken the wraps off a new concept it calls the Cross Coupé. The concept previews what a compact hybrid... read more November 29, 2011 by 


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