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  • Volkswagen Tarok Concept

    Is there pent-up appeal for a pickup smaller and cheaper than the Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and Ford Ranger? The question's a real one for many automakers, but VW may be one of the first to have come up with an answer, or at least a clue, with the Tarok. The Tarok is a Brazil-bound truck shown Wednesday at the 2019 New York auto show in concept form. It's based on the automaker's versatile MQB platform, and it's similar in wheelbase to the full-size Atlas SUV, although the Tarok is much smaller overall. Less than a day after Volkswagen pulled the covers off a pickup concept bound for...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Teramont X
    VW's 2-row Atlas SUV shown in China as Teramont X

    Volkswagen's 3-row Atlas crossover SUV is about to spawn a smaller model with only two rows, a preview of which came last year in the form of the Atlas Cross Sport Concept. The 2-row Atlas has now been in revealed, albeit for the Chinese market where it will be known as the Teramont X (the regular...

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    Former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn charged over diesel scandal in Germany

    Former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn has been charged in Germany over his alleged involvement in the automaker's diesel scandal, prosecutors confirmed to Bloomberg on Monday. The charges were for fraud and breach of trust. Winterkorn, who was among the first to step down when details of...

  • Volkswagen Tarok Concept
    Brazil-bound VW Tarok pickup headed to NY auto show, but does it have a future in US?

    The Volkswagen Tarok compact pickup concept unveiled in Brazil last fall, which will eventually spawn a production model to be sold in South America, will appear at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the German automaker confirmed Monday. A trial balloon to gauge interest, the Tarok is...

  • Volkswagen ID Roomzz concept
    ID Roomzz concept previews large electric SUV from VW

    Volkswagen's fifth member of its planned ID family of electric cars will be a large SUV, a preview of which comes in the form of the ID Roomzz concept revealed on Sunday and set for a debut at the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2019. The production version is due in 2021, with China confirmed as the first...

  • Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept
    Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept overlands to 2019 New York auto show

    You don't need to be Bear Grylls to have fun getting lost. Rough and rugged, go-anywhere SUVs are incredibly popular right now—even if the prospect of hurtling down a mountainside on your bike isn't on your agenda. The Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept that was revealed Friday ahead of the...

  • 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The Volkswagen R performance division looks to be readying a new addition to its lineup based on the Tiguan small SUV. A test mule for a potential Tiguan R has been spotted in Germany, suggesting that VW's go-fast division will soon launch another SUV. The division only February launched the T-Roc R in the compact segment. The test mule looks like a regular Tiguan equipped with the SUV's available R-Line sport appearance package. However, a closer inspection reveals a set of quad-exhaust tips with the same design as the exhausts on the T-Roc R and Golf R. This suggests the same 2.0-liter...

  • Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show
    400-horsepower VW Golf R reportedly back on the table

    Last month, Volkswagen R division head Jost Capito said publicly the long-rumored Golf R with 400 horsepower was dead. Now, new information claims the spicier hot hatch is back on the table. Autocar reported Friday that a Golf R Plus model based on the next-generation Golf has the backing of...

  • Volkswagen self-driving car prototype testing in Hamburg, Germany - April 3, 2019
    Self-driving VWs hit the streets of Hamburg

    Prototype self-driving cars from the Volkswagen Group have started testing in an urban environment for the first time. Five prototypes, each based on the current Volkswagen e-Golf electric hatch, hit the streets of downtown Hamburg, Germany, on Wednesday, operating at Level 4 self-driving...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    Volkswagen Jetta R not in the cards

    Although a Volkswagen Jetta R is technically possible, the German brand has no plans to introduce a hotter sport sedan following the new Jetta GLI. Serban Boldea, director of product marketing for VW, said Jetta customers are far more price conscious, which rules out a Jetta with all-wheel drive...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    First drive review: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI channels GTI better than ever

    The Tail of the Dragon sits at, or near, the top of any list of great driving roads in America. This 11-mile ribbon of U.S. Highway 129 between Tennessee and North Carolina entices enthusiasts with more than 300 turns and 1,000 feet of elevation change. Unfortunately, it also attracts...

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    VW open to forming mobility company with Ford

    New alliances are forming in the auto industry as the major automakers prepare for a reality where instead of owning their own car and dealing with traffic every day, people get around in fleets of self-driving taxis operated by mobility companies. In February, BMW Group and Daimler merged all of...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line package

    The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon will finally reach the United States in April as the brand's halo sedan/hatchback after a lengthy delay. Buyers will find a $36,840 price tag, including destination, attached to a base model, Volkswagen announced Thursday. The base model will arrive as the SE trim with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive adds $1,800 to the price of the SE. Opting for more luxury features in SEL and SEL Premium models will cost $40,990 and $45,940, respectively. Like the base SE, AWD remains a $1,800 option. Every trim can also be equipped with the R-Line Package, which adds sporty...

  • Left to right: Volkswagen ID, ID Buzz and ID Crozz concepts
    Volkswagen looks to develop European batteries for EVs

    Last week Volkswagen Group announced plans to double-down on building electric cars with 20 new models and an additional 7 million cars over five years. So far it's said that the battery cells for its MEB vehicles will come from four different global suppliers: CATL, LG Chem, Samsung, and SK...

  • 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet spy shots and video

    A new open-top version of Volkswagen's trendy T-Roc has been spotted. Its sighting follows February's reveal of the high-performance T-Roc R. The T-Roc is a compact crossover SUV based on Volkswagen Group's flexible MQB platform. It isn't sold in the United States so don't count on this open-top...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    New VW Golf's arrival pushed back to early 2020

    Volkswagen is out testing a redesigned Golf, the nameplate's eighth generation. The new Golf was originally due to start sales in Europe in late 2019, with a debut planned at September's Frankfurt International Motor Show, but VW has decided to push back the market arrival to early 2020. The car...

  • Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show
    400-hp Volkswagen Golf R dead, boss says customers "don't want it"

    Just one month shy of the five-year anniversary of the reveal of the Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept, the brand has announced there are no longer plans to build a production version of the extra fiery hot hatchback. VW's R division head, Jost Capito, delivered the Golf R 400's death sentence in a...

  • 2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots
    VW Group commits to 70 EVs by 2028

    Volkswagen Group announced plans to launch 70 new electric cars by the end of 2028, up from a previous plan of only 50, at its annual press conference held Tuesday in Wolfsburg, Germany. The first of these 70 EVs is the 2019 Audi e-tron that's just gone on sale. Some of the others we know of...

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

    French brand Peugeot has fired shots at the current Pikes Peak record holder, Volkswagen. Peugeot believes it can overtake the German brand and set a quicker time at the famed hill climb. Yet, it appears said shots were blank shells because Peugeot doesn't actually have any plans to take the record back, according to a Top Gear report last Friday. Peugeot set the hill climb record in 2013 with a time of 8:13.878 using a modified 208 rally car. VW managed to run a 7:57.148 with its all-electric ID R race car. That wasn't too impressive, Peugeot Sport boss Bruno Famin said. He proclaimed 10 to...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen Golf spy shots

    Prototypes for a redesigned Volkswagen Golf, the eighth generation of the popular nameplate, has been spotted. The car enters production in June and should be in local showrooms early next year, meaning we'll likely see it as a 2020 model—unless VW decides to delay it for the U.S. like it did...

  • Volkswagen ID Buggy concept
    Volkswagen's beach buggy is back and this time it's electric

    The teasers and rumors were correct. On Monday Volkswagen tugged at our heartstrings as it unveiled the all-electric ID Buggy concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Buggy concept rides on VW's new, modular all-electric MEB platform. It's MEB that could enable VW to put low-volume niche models...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI racing to showrooms with $26,890 base price

    Volkswagen's new Jetta has been on sale since last year, but the enthusiast's choice of the compact sedan is will soon head to dealers. On Wednesday, VW announced prices for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, and the sporty sedan starts at $26,890, which includes an $895 destination fee. The brand said...

  • 2019 Volkswagen T-Roc R
    Volkswagen T-Roc R revealed with 2.0-liter turbo, 296 horsepower

    Volkswagen will use next week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show to reveal the T-Roc R. Before you get too excited, note that the regular T-Roc isn't sold in the United States so neither will the R version. That's a shame because the car is essentially a Golf R with the extra practicality of a...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Transporter (T6.1)
    2020 Volkswagen Transporter (T6.1) is the Bus we won't see

    Volkswagen is working on an electric successor to its iconic Microbus based on 2017's ID Buzz concept car. It's confirmed for a launch here in 2022. However, concurrent with the development of the new electric van is continued development of VW's Transporter series of vans sold overseas, the latest...

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