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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 not been ruled out. The German automaker unveiled a prototype Polo R in 2014. The car was based on the previous-generation Polo... read more

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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

Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

VW Group's fully self-driving Sedric to hit public roads in 2021

It turns out the Volkswagen Group’s Sedric concept unveiled in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show isn’t just a one-hit wonder. The German auto giant used last... read more September 18, 2017 by

Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

Volkswagen readying flagship electric sedan concept for 2018 Geneva Motor Show

The Volkswagen Phaeton never quite reached the potential VW likely felt it had, but the German automaker is preparing a flagship sedan comeback—and it's going to be... read more September 13, 2017 by

Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

VW’s newest ID Crozz electric SUV concept looks almost production ready

Hot on the heels of last month’s confirmation that an electric Microbus is coming based on the ID Buzz concept unveiled at the 2017 Detroit auto show, Volkswagen is... read more September 11, 2017 by

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW engineer receives 40-month prison term, $200K fine for diesel scandal

Former Volkswagen engineer and German citizen James Liang was sentenced on Friday in a Detroit court to 40 months in prison and given a fine of $200,000 for his involvement... read more August 28, 2017 by


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