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2019 Volkswagen Golf R featuring custom color from Spektrum Program

Order the 2019 VW Golf R in 1 of 40 custom colors

Volkswagen will unveil a new generation of the Golf next year, the nameplate's eighth, but it might be some time still until the car's R variant is introduced. The good news is that the current Golf R is still a top option for buyers looking for a fast daily driver. And for the 2019 model year, VW... read more

August 15, 2018 by
 
2019 Volkswagen T-Cross spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Volkswagen T-Cross spy shots and video

Almost a year on from the reveal of the compact T-Roc, another member of Volkswagen’s expanded SUV family has been spotted. The latest prototype is for a new subcompact... read more August 1, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept, 2018 New York auto show

VW boss says traditional auto shows are dead

Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess believes the auto show circuit as we know it is dead. Instead, festivals and dynamic events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed are the way... read more July 24, 2018 by


 
Left to right: Volkswagen ID, ID Buzz and ID Crozz concepts

Production versions of ID Buzz and Crozz concepts may be made in US

Volkswagen is developing a family of electric cars based on a modular platform dubbed the MEB, and at least two of them may be made in the United States. Volkswagen Group of... read more July 17, 2018 by


 
Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW ID R claims electric car record at Goodwood with 43.05 run

The Pikes Peak record-smashing Volkswagen ID R has already toppled another top time. VW brought the electric time attack special to this week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of... read more July 15, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID R tackles Pikes Peak

Watch the sights and listen to the eerie sounds of the VW ID R setting the Pikes Peak record

Volkswagen and Romain Dumas achieved a tremendous feat when they teamed up to set a new record at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in late June with a run of 7:57.148. While we all... read more July 9, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen MOIA electric ride-pooling van

VW's MOIA mobility group wants to take on Uber and Lyft

The Volkswagen Group has lagged behind in the mobility segment, but the automaker jumped in with both feet in 2016 with the launch of the MOIA mobility unit, which last... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
Wolfgang Hatz

Former Audi and Porsche exec Wolfgang Hatz released from jail

Veteran Volkswagen Group engineer Wolfgang Hatz has been released after nine months in jail after providing $3.5 million in bail money, German prosecutors have confirmed. He... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

VW, suppliers form alliance to help standardize self-driving car tech

As numerous automakers and technology companies continue to race toward the commercialization of self-driving cars, some fear a lack of standardization will harm innovation... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
Ford and Volkswagen logos

Ford and VW Group explore potential of joint vehicle development

Ford and the Volkswagen Group announced last week plans to discuss various partnerships, including the joint development of vehicles. The two auto giants specifically... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Why VW tackled and shattered Pikes Peak electrically

For want of a $12.24 ball joint in 1987, Volkswagen might not be here. That year, the twin-engine, 652-horsepower Golf driven by Jochi Kleint broke a front ball joint a mere... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW targets solid-state battery production by 2025

Solid-state batteries have the potential to realize a major step up in performance and safety of electric cars, which is why every major automaker worth its salt is... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW ID R electric racer smashes Pikes Peak record

Volkswagen has done it. The German automaker's ID R electric race car has not only broken the record for electric cars in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, it's also... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2019 Volkswagen Jetta Bonneville Salt Flats racer

VW to tackle Bonneville speed record with 2019 Jetta

Volkswagen will take on the Bonneville Salt Flats this August with a specially prepared version of its redesigned 2019 Jetta. The car's mission? Break the current speed... read more June 24, 2018 by


 
VW ID R at Pikes Peak

VW details the engineering behind charging ID R Pikes Peak racer

Volkswagen will attempt to set a new record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the electric-car class with the ID R electric racer on June 24. But even before the... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Twin-engined Volkswagen Golf used to race up Pikes Peak

Meet the crazy twin-engine Golf that VW used for its last Pikes Peak attempt

It might look like nothing more than a Golf that's been prepped for motorsport duty, but this VW packs a twin-engined, high-altitude secret. The Pikes Peak International Hill... read more June 17, 2018 by


 
 

 
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