Volkswagen News

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf R, 2017 New York Auto Show

    Volkswagen's ever-growing lineup of compact hatchbacks and wagons has a modestly revised look and some additional technology for the 2018 model year. The updated range was revealed on Wednesday at the 2017 New York auto show. Set to go on sale this fall, the 2018 Golf, Golf SportWagen, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, and Golf R will all stand slightly apart from their predecessors with new LED taillamps and LED running lights, plus revised wheels. But there's a little more the deeper we dig. Inside, the Golfs will come standard with an upsized 6.5-inch touchscreen (to replace outgoing 5.0-inch...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Boerne, Texas
    6 things you need to know about the Volkswagen Atlas

    We've been hearing about the VW Atlas for nearly half a decade now, which means the German automaker has had a lot of time to figure out just what makes three-row crossover buyers tick. The end result, after a few show cars and a lot of rumors, is a thoroughly competent entry into a competitive...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
    2018 Volkswagen Atlas pricing starts near $30K

    Volkswagen’s entry into the popular mid-size, 3-row SUV segment, the 2018 Atlas, has been priced from just $31,425. The figure includes a standard $925 destination charge. This puts the 7-seat Atlas right in line with rivals such as the Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Honda...

  • Akrapovič titanium exhaust for MkVII Volkswagen Golf R
    VW Golf R buyers can now add factory-blessed Akrapovič titanium exhaust

    You may not have heard of Akrapovič, but the Slovenian company would love for you to take a closer listen to its product. Specifically, the specialist exhaust company has announced a new partnership with Volkswagen to supply a titanium exhaust system for the updated Golf R due here for the 2018...

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    Volkswagen: What’s new for 2017

    Volkswagen’s been in damage control since the revelation in late 2015 of its diesel emissions cheating, and that’s meant we’ve seen little in the way of new products from the brand. That will start to change come the 2018 model year with new additions like the Atlas as well as an...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Touareg and Polo leaked - Image via Martin Swart/CAR South Africa
    2018 Volkswagen Touareg, Polo leaked

    Next-generation versions of the Volkswagen Touareg and Polo have been spotted in South Africa wearing minimal camouflage gear. The South African edition of CAR has several photos showing the vehicles ahead of their respective launches later this year. Both have already been spied in prototype form...

  • Matthias Müller

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has made little secret of his desire to merge with another major automaker due to the significant changes facing the auto industry and the steep capital costs those changes entail. Automakers Marchionne has courted include Ford, General Motors, Toyota and the Volkswagen Group, though so far he’s been rebuffed on every occasion. That could be about to change, however. VW CEO Matthias Müller at a press conference on Tuesday said he was open to discussing the matter, Reuters reports. “I am not ruling out a conversation,”...

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    VW pleads guilty to diesel scandal felonies

    The Volkswagen Group on Friday pleaded guilty to three felony charges relating to its diesel emissions cheating scandal as part of January’s settlement with the Justice Department and Customs and Border Protection regarding any criminal misconduct tied with the scandal. The charges included...

  • Tata Tamo Racemo concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Tata reveals Racemo concept, forms alliance with VW Group

    Indian auto giant Tata in February launched the Tamo sub-brand to serve as an incubator for potential new businesses and technologies and to develop exciting, low-volume models to help strengthen Tata’s image. Tata has marked the launch of Tamo with the presentation of the Racemo sports car...

  • Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Sedric concept is VW Group’s first concept, first Level 5 self-driving car

    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...

  • 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

    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 families with active lifestyles. Mounted on the vehicle’s roof racks is the Urban Loader cargo box which when fully extended adds 17.7 cubic feet of storage. The vehicle also features base carrier bars for attaching accessories for skis, snowboards, kayaks or bikes. There are also side rails...

  • 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
    Could next VW GTI get a hybrid horsepower boost?

    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...

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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...

  • Volkswagen plant

    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 charged over their own ties with the scandal. On Wednesday, the six executives were charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, defraud customers and violate the Clean Air Act. The charges are similar to those VW has pleaded guilty to. ALSO SEE: Breaking: EPA accuses Ram and Jeep of using...

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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
    US gets standard long-wheelbase 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...

  • Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
    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...

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