Vehicles Axed in 2013

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Vehicles Axed in 2013
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A lot went down in 2013. It was something of a banner year for the automotive business. Products continued to get better, sales steadily improved and alternative propulsion, whether in the form of electricity or diesel gained significant traction. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Leads Industry With Nine IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards

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Volkswagen Leads Industry With Nine IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards
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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...

Will Moms Ever Think Minivans are Cool?

Will Moms Ever Think Minivans are Cool?
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Soccer moms sometimes get a raw deal because of the vehicle of choice. But it’s not like they have much of a choice – a minivan is the best-equipped vehicle to haul their aspiring David Beckhams to games and practices. It’s time to stop mocking the soccer mom, and automakers are setting out to make… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Recalls Routan For Wiring Defect

Volkswagen Recalls Routan For Wiring Defect
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Volkswagen is recalling its Routan minivan for a wiring defect that could lead to a short circuit and a possible fire. According to the company, the wiring harness was improperly routed, leading to the possibility of the harness insulation being worn down by repeated contact with the sliding door mechanism. Volkswagen will fix the problem… Continue Reading...

New Volkswagen Touran 7-Seater Gets 51.3 MPG

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New Volkswagen Touran 7-Seater Gets 51.3 MPG
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Volkswagen‘s compact Touran Minivan (not to be confused with the Routan sold here in North America) has just been launched in its newest incarnation, and the range is being led by a 1.6L BlueMotion diesel that makes 105 horsepower returns a very impressive 51.3 miles per gallon. Also interesting is the tiny 1.2L 4-cylinder gas… Continue Reading...
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