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  • Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

    The Volkswagen Group avoided its usual pomp and flair in the lead up to this year’s Geneva auto show by focusing on a single, community-minded concept car meant to be representative of future trends affecting its entire portfolio of brands. The concept is called the Sedric, and it’s the first vehicle to be launched by the VW Group itself and not one of the automaker's brands. It’s also the automaker’s first car to be billed as a true “Level 5” self-driving car. This is the most advanced level of self-driving capability and means the Sedric is potentially...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, 2017 Geneva motor show
    Volkswagen Arteon fastback sedan revealed, on sale mid-2018

    Volkswagen design hasn't been very exciting of late, but then again, it hasn't been that exciting for quite some time. One car that has exuded style since it was released is the Volkswagen CC, and the next generation of this fastback sedan has just been revealed ahead of its formal debut tomorrow...

  • An original 1955 VW Beetle swings by Jay Leno's Garage
    Original Volkswagen Beetle stops by 'Jay Leno's Garage'

    There's something special about a classic machine. It gets even more special when you're staring down a vehicle that hasn't felt the tools and paint kits that come along with a restoration. An original runner is a glorious sight to behold, and one recently stopped by "Jay Leno's Garage" to pay its...

  • Volkswagen Atlas Weekend Edition, 2017 Chicago auto show
    VW unveils extra-versatile Atlas Weekend Edition

    Volkswagen’s Atlas goes on sale in the spring and the automaker is using this week’s 2017 Chicago auto show to preview some of the accessories that will be available for the three-row SUV. The accessories are featured on a concept called the Atlas Weekend Edition and are mostly aimed at...

  • Ferdinand Piech, chairman and CEO of Volkswagen Group, at 2000 Paris Motor Show
    VW rejects diesel scandal allegations made by former chairman

    The Volkswagen Group released a statement on Wednesday denying allegations made by former Chairman Ferdinand Piech regarding knowledge among the automaker’s senior staff of the diesel scandal before it became public in September 2015. Piech, along with his extended family, is a major...

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    VW agrees to $1.2B settlement with owners of 3.0-liter diesels

    Volkswagen on Wednesday announced it reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims in the United States from owners of approximately 78,000 vehicles fitted with 3.0-liter diesel engines found to be equipped with the “defeat device” software at the heart of the...

  • 2016 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S

    For Volkswagen, the diesel engine is dead here in the United States. The automaker knows it needs to bring a steady stream of electrified options to our shores to help keep its lineup in the good graces of the car buying public. These cars already exist, and more will be added to the future lineup. One of those vehicles could be the next-generation Golf GTI, which is now rumored to be adding hybrid-boosted performance to the table. According to Autocar, Volkswagen is already hard at work adding electricity to the next-generation (Mk8) Golf GTI. One of the main components of this move will be...

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    Despite scandal, VW is now world’s biggest automaker

    The Volkswagen Group has overtaken Toyota to become the world's biggest automaker by volume, with its sales for 2016 coming at 10.31 million vehicles. That compares to Toyota’s tally of 10.175 million over the same period. It’s the first time VW has been at the top of the sales ranks...

  • 1963 VW Bus with bib-block Chevy V-8
    This VW Bus is a Hot Wheels car come to life

    What's your daily driver? We're betting it's some kind of Accord, Camry, or Traverse. Why not a 1963 VW Bus with a 468-cubic inch Chevrolet V-8? That's the daily driver of the lunatic in this video from 1320 Video. Shout out to Road & Track for digging it up. As you can tell by the Chevy V-8...

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    6 VW execs charged, including former R&D boss

    On the same day that Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty to three felony counts and pay fines totaling $4.3 billion to the Justice Department and Customs and Border Protection regarding criminal misconduct linked with the diesel scandal, the Justice Department confirmed that six executives have been...

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    VW to plead guilty, pay $4.3B, to settle diesel-scandal criminal charges (Update)

    The Volkswagen Group has reached agreement on another part of its diesel emissions scandal in the United States, at least as far as regulators are concerned. Having already settled with EPA officials and its customers regarding its 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter diesel engines—which in 2015 were...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show
    Volkswagen gets a charge out of its electric Microbus concept

    Volkswagen is putting on a full court press when it comes to SUVs and alternative energy vehicles. Shifting sentiment in the aftermath of Dieselgate won’t be easy, but the company feels these vehicles, targeted directly at American consumers, will change the tide. Fortunately, VW’s...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

    Volkswagen on Sunday unveiled the redesigned Tiguan that’s due in showrooms in the United States in 2017. The vehicle is on show this week at the 2017 Detroit auto show. Arriving as a 2018 model, the vehicle is a stretched version of the standard Tiguan compact SUV that was first shown at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. In other markets it will be labeled a Tiguan Allspace and sold alongside the standard Tiguan. It’s not clear if VW will eventually add the smaller model to its local here. The Tiguan we get will offer buyers the choice of five or seven seats, the latter split over...

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    Report: VW nearing $3B settlement with Justice Department over Dieselgate

    Volkswagen may be nearing a settlement over its criminal and civil investigations with the U.S. Department of Justice for $3 billion, Reuters reported. The agreement hasn't yet been finalized but could be announced as early as next week, according to the report. A spokesman for Volkswagen declined...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas R-Line
    2018 Volkswagen Atlas gets sporty R-Line package

    Volkswagen in the spring will introduce a new three-row SUV called the Atlas. It’s a big, spacious model that’s made in the United States, and now it has one of VW’s sporty R-Line appearance packages. To be presented at the upcoming 2017 Detroit auto show, the Atlas’ R-Line...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf R
    Move over Volvo, the Volkswagen Golf is now Sweden's favorite ride

    Swedes, as you might expect, are partial to their Volvos. The Swedish brand is headquartered in Gothenburg and, according to the BBC News, more than one in five cars sold there are plucked from the Volvo lineup. Still, it was not a Volvo vehicle that claimed the top 2016 sales spot for a single...

  • 2016 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S
    VW GTI Clubsport S smashes its own Nürburgring lap record

    Volkswagen has a version of its GTI that delivers 306 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. It’s called the GTI Clubsport S and in May the car set a Nürburgring lap time of 7:49.21, at the time a record for a production car with front-wheel drive. Well, VW has been back to the...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf R
    More power and torque for 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

    Volkswagen in November provided an early look at an updated version of its seventh-generation Golf. Among the changes in store for the popular hatch is a refreshed exterior, a more advanced infotainment, a new dual-clutch transmission system and, in some models, extra power. The Golf R is one of...

  • VW Varok Concept

    Volkswagen has some skilled interns. Every year, a team of in-house trainees work together to create something special for the annual VW event at Wörthersee. This year, however, it's a pair of former VW interns that have put their skills to good use. French students Valentin Fuchs and Pierre Joveneaux created a vehicle that only exists as a design study at the moment, but they feel it could be the right machine to help the German automaker expand in the Australian market. CHECK OUT: VW teases new I.D. Concept electric car ahead of Detroit It's called the Varok, and this concept is a...

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    VW reaches $1B settlement for cars with 3.0-liter diesels

    The Volkswagen Group on Tuesday announced it reached a $1 billion settlement with regulators in the United States to resolve claims related to its vehicles fitted with 3.0-liter diesel engines. The settlement still needs to be approved by U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer, who is presiding over...

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    Report: VW Arteon could offer shooting brake option

    The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is proof that sometimes style wins out over practicality. While the CLS Shooting Brake, which was never sold in the United States and is currently out of production, did serve up four doors and a liftgate, its plunging roofline diminished cargo capacity compared...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace teased ahead of 2017 Detroit auto show
    VW teases 7-seat Tiguan Allspace ahead of Detroit auto show

    Volkswagen will present a three-row, seven-seat version of its second-generation Tiguan compact SUV at next month’s 2017 Detroit auto show. It’s called the Tiguan Allspace and it goes on sale in 2017, as a 2018 model. The Tiguan Allspace is the second three-row SUV due from VW in 2017...

  • Volkswagen T1 Transport van packs a Porsche 993 Turbo engine
    Porsche-powered Volkswagen Bus 'Race Taxi' hits the track

    The Volkswagen Microbus is a beloved motoring icon that has fans all over the globe. It's a classic machine with a dash of perennial cool attached. It's also incredibly slow. You're never in a rush when you're driving a VW Bus. Unless, of course you're talking about the T1 Race Taxi created by a...

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    Volkswagen Group launches mobility unit MOIA, plans Uber rival

    The Volkswagen Group has formed a new unit tasked with the development of new mobility solutions. The unit is called MOIA, a name that's meant to signify independent mobility for all. The VW Group rightfully sees the automotive landscape undergoing rapid change. Alongside the traditional business...

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