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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. Well, blast might be a strong word but these tough machines have been competing in the Baja 1000 for decades, and there's no... read more

October 4, 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


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

What it's like to drive a concept car

When an automaker says its concept vehicle is powered by unicorn farts, emits only cotton candy, and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in two shakes of a lamb's tail, don't... read more August 25, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen T-Roc revealed in production guise

Volkswagen’s SUV onslaught continues with the reveal this week of the T-Roc. The funky compact crossover SUV was first previewed in 2014 by a concept of the same name... read more August 24, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz at Pebble

New VW bus is coming; cargo van, hatchback also due by 2022

Volkswagen has been hinting at a return of its Microbus for years. VW first teased it in 2001. It then appeared as a concept car called the Bulli at the 2011 Geneva motor... read more August 19, 2017 by


 
Jesse reunited with Volkswagen Jetta from "The Fast and the Furious"

Performance shop reunites Jesse with his VW Jetta from "The Fast and the Furious"

For youngsters who have only known the "Fast and Furious" franchise to be about explosions and high-flying stunts, there was a simpler time. It was a time when the craziest... read more August 11, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen bus on its side is actually a race car

This VW Bus tipped on its side is actually a race car

If you follow the world of the 24 Hours of LeMons, you absolutely know the name Speedycop. His actual name is Jeff Bloch, and he's a one of the most creative builders out... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen didn't originally want to build the GTI

Could you imagine the world without the Volkswagen Golf GTI? While it's one of many options for those seeking practicality with a splash of fun, it truly was the nameplate... read more August 9, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Passat GT concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show

Sporty Volkswagen Passat GT coming in 2018

Volkswagen has mulled the idea of a sportier Passat variant for over a year. Now, a 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT has officially been given the green light. A VW spokesperson... read more August 9, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen views Tesla as competitor, possible threat

Times are changing in the automotive industry when traditional automakers begin to view disruptors—such as Tesla—as true competitors. The latest such comments... read more August 8, 2017 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

German automakers propose 25 percent NOx reduction, even in older models, to avoid ditching diesels

Automakers have spent billions developing diesel engines to help meet tougher carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards, so understandably they aren’t willing to walk... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Renault Nissan Alliance becomes world’s biggest automaker

The numbers for the first six months of 2017 are in, and it’s the Renault Nissan Alliance that’s now the biggest automaker when it comes to sales volume. The... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
 

 
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