2010 Porsche 911 GT3

Debt-riddled Porsche receives $980 million lifeline from Volkswagen

There was a point in time when Porsche was the veritable king of carmakers, boasting strong sales, record profits and virtually unmatched customer loyalty numbers even while many of its rivals teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. But like all things that go up, there was bound to be an inevitable... read more

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Volkswagen will preview electric future with new Frankfurt Motor Show concept

Following in the footsteps of last year’s Golf TwinDrive and Space up! Blue concept vehicles, Volkswagen will reinforce its electric car image with the unveiling of a... read more May 20, 2009 by

Porsche-VW logos

Porsche and VW merger back on the table

Like the Ouroboros, Porsche and Volkswagen have been considering an arrangement that would have heavily indebted Porsche Automobil-owned Volkswagen purchasing Porsche AG. A... read more May 19, 2009 by

VW up! blue concept

Electric Volkswagen up! minicar coming in 2013

Volkswagen's upcoming up! minicar project is destined to go electric but the first examples won’t be around until 2013. Currently, the up! is being developed with... read more May 13, 2009 by

2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R20 spy shots

Spy shots: Volkswagen Scirocco R20

Volkswagen has unveiled its new Scirocco R, which you can read all about by clicking here. All our American readers look away because pictured here is a new high-performance... read more May 12, 2009 by

2010 Volkswagen Scirocco GT TDI

Volkswagen adds sporty GT TDI to Scirocco lineup

It’s bad enough that Volkswagen has ruled out its handsome Scirocco Coupe for U.S. sale, but to add insult to injury the carmaker in the process of developing a range... read more May 6, 2009 by

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Volkswagen launches 'truth & dare' site to dispel diesel myths

Americans don't know what to think about diesel, and when they do, they usually think it's a clattery, foul-smelling solution best left to freight-movers and trains. But the... read more May 4, 2009 by

Official Sketch of VW's NMS

VW to price upcoming U.S.-market mid-size sedan "around $20,000"

The Passat has been a relative success for Volkswagen in the U.S., but the company is already hard at work on a New Midsize (or mid-market) Sedan, not-so-cleverly codenamed... read more April 27, 2009 by

Volkswagen up! Lupo production model

Volkswagen reveals production plans for new up! minicar family

It’s often the case that a radical concept car will be developed for a major car show only to be put away in storage never to be heard of or seen again once the... read more April 22, 2009 by

2009 Audi A4

Audi rules out U.S. production for now, needs more local sales

Audi currently has no assembly or production facilities in North America but was reportedly considering starting a local operation to help avoid currency fluctuations from... read more April 22, 2009 by

2009 Volkswagen MkVI Golf

Volkswagen may overtake Toyota by Q1 end

For a long time it seemed that Toyota's position as the world’s biggest carmaker was virtually unassailable, but now industry analysts are predicting that for the first... read more April 20, 2009 by

2009 Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG race concept

VW returns to Nurburgring with Scirocco GT24 CNG race car

At the Nurburgring 24 hour endurance race on 23 and 24 May, Volkswagen will field two Scirocco race car concepts that have been modified to run on compressed natural gas... read more April 18, 2009 by

Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

VW considering upgraded R-line models for U.S.

Volkswagen is in the process of developing some hot new models as a part of its performance-oriented 'R-line' range of models, but so far not all of these models have been... read more April 17, 2009 by

2010 Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen predicting diesel growth spurt for U.S.

For years carmakers considered diesel models as strictly Europe's domain, with low demand and a poor reputation in the U.S. doing little to help the cause. This attitude... read more April 13, 2009 by

Volkswagen up! Concept

VW considering up! minicar for U.S.

Small, efficient cars have not fared particularly well in the U.S. Why, exactly, isn't precisely a mystery - Americans like big, strong cars for the most part - but it is... read more April 9, 2009 by

2010 Volkswagen Polo spy shot rendering

Preview: 2010 Volkswagen Polo three-door

Volkswagen’s new Polo hatch is due to go on sale in the middle of the year as a 2010 model and was first revealed last month at the Geneva Motor Show in five-door trim... read more April 1, 2009 by


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