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Ferdinand Piech, chairman and CEO of Volkswagen Group, at 2000 Paris Motor Show

End of an era as Ferdinand Piëch finally cut ties with VW Group

Two years ago, Ferdinand Piëch, then chairman of the Volkswagen Group, resigned from his post following a public spat with Martin Wintekorn, who was the automaker’s CEO at the time. The 80-year-old has now cut all ties with the VW Group by offloading his sizable stake in Porsche... read more

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2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI

VW testing Polo R but undecided on production

Volkswagen in the summer unveiled a new generation of its Polo subcompact. The most potent model is the Polo GTI with 197 horsepower on tap, but an even spicier Polo R has... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
150 millionth Volkswagen delivered

Volkswagen delivers its 150 millionth car: a Golf GTE

The Volkswagen brand spans more than 150 markets around the world, and over the course of decades, it's finally delivered its 150 millionth car. And fittingly, it's an... read more October 25, 2017 by


 
1973 Volkswagen Thing

Volkswagen might bring back Thing as an electric car

Volkswagen thinks the possibilities are plentiful to bring back some of its most iconic vehicles from the past, thanks to its dedicated MEB electric car platform. The latest... read more October 24, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Volkswagen’s entry for 2018 Pikes Pike International Hill Climb

VW to return to Pikes Peak with radical electric racecar

It appears Volkswagen’s motorsport division has been busy since ending its dominant run in the World Rally Championship at the close of the 2016 season. The German... read more October 19, 2017 by


 
2019 Volkswagen Jetta spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Next-gen Jetta will have a manual; new Jetta GLI arriving quickly

The next-generation, 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will launch with a manual transmission and a higher-performance Jetta GLI will quickly follow, Volkswagen leadership told Motor... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
2019 Volkswagen Jetta spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Volkswagen Jetta spy shots

Volkswagen’s Jetta is about to be redesigned, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a prototype. The current Jetta, the nameplate's sixth iteration, has been on sale... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Scirocco

Volkswagen kills the Scirocco hatchback coupe

It's time to pour one out for Volkswagen's long-running two-door hatchback "coupe," the Scirocco. Volkswagen officially announced the Scirocco's demise and said it will not... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen e-Delivery

Volkswagen Group promises electric trucks and buses by 2018

Volkswagen Truck & Bus, the Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicles unit responsible for the Man and Scania brands, and also a strategic partner of Navistar in the... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI's manual transmission bites the dust

We hope you weren't planning to #GiveAShift in a shiny new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Because you can't. VW has largely carried over its sportiest Jetta into the 2018 model... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen looks back on 50 years of Baja racing

VW celebrates 50 years of Baja desert racing

A Volkswagen Beetle was made to get down and dirty. Why else would the lovable little craft be used continuously for the last 50 years to blast across the Mexican desert... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

VW introduces 6-year/72,000-mile warranty

Volkswagen doesn’t quite have the same reputation for dependability as some of its rivals, an issue only worsened by the diesel scandal. The automaker is keen to change... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Up!

Volkswagen Group low-cost brand back on the table?

The VW Group for years has been mulling whether to launch a low-cost brand to challenge the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance’s successful Dacia brand as well as some... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Wolfgang Hatz

Report: Former Porsche R&D chief arrested in connection to diesel scandal

Former Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz who stepped down in the wake of the diesel scandal afflicting the Volkswagen Group has been arrested in Germany as part of an... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen T-Roc R spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Volkswagen T-Roc R spy shots

Volkswagen’s T-Roc was only revealed in August but engineers are already out testing a new high-performance version of the compact SUV. Spotted at the Nürburgring... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Batteries included: Mercedes, VW pledge allegiance to electrification

The 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show was full of new cars and futuristic designs, but one word hummed in the background: electrification. Many major automakers announced that they... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
 

 
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