Midsize sedans represent a massive slice of the automotive pie. These four-door cars almost single handedly (or wheely?) form the backbone of America’s personal transportation network, shuttling people practically everywhere they need and want to go. Yeah, they’re kind of a big deal, and as a salute to these hard-working automobiles they’re the subject of… Continue Reading...
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In decades past, automakers produced more powerful engines by adding cylinders. As the old saying goes, there’s no replacement for displacement… Or is there? Continue Reading...
Volkswagen just revealed its Passat BlueMotion concept bound for its debut in Detroit next week. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen has announced that the 2014 Passat Sport will have a starting price of $27,295 including delivery. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen is working to spread its new MQB scalable platform to more models, and next up is the Passat, a car which our spy photographers found testing in the wild. Continue Reading...
Before trucks and utility vehicles became all the rage, large sedans used to be the heart of the American car market. They dominated thoroughfares and back roads of this country for decades. Big Buicks, mighty Mopars and forceful Fords were a way of life for drivers just half a lifetime ago. Continue Reading...
Several years ago Volkswagen launched an ambitious new product strategy for the U.S. market. It has failed. Continue Reading...
Are mid-size sedans all the car most people need? Some would argue yes. Unless your family exceeds five people, the majority of driving endeavors can be accomplished with one of these family sedans. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen has launched the first generation of its Car-Net in-car assistance system on select 2014 models. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen will begin phasing out its 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with the 2014 model year, the company announced today. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen is testing the use of aluminum and carbon fiber sheets for the roof panel of its next generation Passat, the brand’s R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg said. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen announced today that it’s diesel-powered Passat set a new record to fuel economy driving through every state except Alaska and Hawaii. Continue Reading...
Slotted between the entry-level “S” model and mid-level “SE” trim, Volkswagen just announced that it will begin selling a Wolfburg Edition of the North American Passat. Continue Reading...
Production is outpacing demand at Volkswagen’s first U.S. manufacturing plant since 1988, prompting the brand to cut 500 contract jobs. Continue Reading...
The new Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has achieved an EPA-estimated 48 mpg on the highway and 42 mpg in the city, making it the seventh vehicle in the German automaker’s lineup that is capable of over 40 mpg on the highway. Continue Reading...
Further affirming its commitment to deliver an American-focused midsize sedan, Volkswagen will tweak its U.S.-built Passat for 2013 while raising the base price $850. Continue Reading...
Changes are brewing for the VW Jetta SportWagen, which will go out of production this fall, leaving a year-long production gap until the next version begins production in 2013. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen continues to flex just how efficient its diesel models are, with a 2012 Passat TDI SE claiming a new world record by traveling 1,626.1 miles on a single tank of ultra-low sulfur diesel. The record was previously held by another Passat, – a 1.6 BlueMotion diesel model out in Europe – at 1,526.6 miles…. Continue Reading...
The Volkswagen Jetta will see a new top-of-the-line trim level called the SEL Plus later this year, though the more exciting news is that Volkswagen plans to replace its 2.5-liter inline-four with a 1.8-liter turbo-four next year. The new high-end SEL Plus trim will see softer-touch materials in the interior, and like the GLI model,… Continue Reading...
The U.S. could have a plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen in the relatively near future. The company already has a hybrid Jetta on the way for the 2013 model year, but this version of the car would take electrical implementation to the next level. We’ve known about the possibility of a plug-in hybrid for quite some… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen‘s popular Passat out in Europe is overdue for a refresh and it appears that one will be coming in 2014. Rumor has it that the 2014 Passat model will be built on the new MQB platform which can also be seen on Audi‘s A3 and Volkswagen’s Golf. The change to the MQB platform will… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen‘s Chattanooga manufacturing plant has become the first and only automotive manufacturing facility in the world to receive a Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). From the onset, Volkswagen had designed their Chattanooga plant, where their popular Passat is produced, to be as green as… Continue Reading...
As expected, Volkswagen debuted the Passat Alltrack at the Tokyo Motor Show and it was pretty much everything we expected it to be – a high-riding variant of the Passat wagon that’s offered in Europe. We have to admit we found it a little peculiar that VW would debut the Passat Alltrack in Japan but… Continue Reading...
Congratulations are in order for Volkswagen. The Routan has just earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award, making it the ninth Volkswagen vehicle to receive this rating. This also means that Volkswagen has received the highest number of IIHS awards for vehicle safety. Helping them reach this coveted spot, Volkswagen… Continue Reading...