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 |  Sep 16 2013, 7:02 AM


The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta gets itself a new 1.8-liter turbocharged engine that offers a five mpg improvement on the highway compared to the outgoing 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine.

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 |  Sep 13 2013, 2:42 PM


The Volkswagen Automotive Group has been listed as the most sustainable automaker in the world’s leading sustainability ranking.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 9:31 AM

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Raising the bar for compact performance once again, Volkswagen has unveiled its hottest hatch yet: the 2015 Golf R.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 5:04 AM


At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show today, Volkswagen unveiled a pair of electric vehicles, the e-Up! and the e-Golf.

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 |  Sep 08 2013, 4:00 PM


What do you get when you want to build a compact, sporty minivan? The Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan.

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 |  Sep 04 2013, 10:27 PM


It’s obvious that the Volkswagen XL1 isn’t made for the general automotive consumer, but with a price tag of $146,600, is it made for anyone at all?

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 |  Sep 04 2013, 5:47 PM


Both General Motors and Subaru posted banner sales last month but the industry as a whole did very well in August. Across the board deliveries were up 17 percent in the U.S.

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 |  Sep 04 2013, 9:02 AM


The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will make its official public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, and to whet your appetite for the hot hatch, the German automaker has released a new set of photos and a video of the Golf R.

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 |  Aug 30 2013, 12:02 PM

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Getting “mileage” out of a purchase can mean more than saving gas. There’s cargo capacity, seat space and price to take into account on top of hunting for high miles per gallon.

You might be surprised by how many new cars there are in dealer showrooms today that offer all of those attributes without compromising much in any category. With that in mind, here are 10 family-friendly options that can achieve at least 40 mpg.

This is the only vehicle on the list with a traditional gasoline drivetrain. Think about that for a minute…

Mazda is the only company with a vehicle this size that isn’t using a hybrid system and is boasting up to 40 mpg. That’s impressive for such a small company. In AutoGuide’s recent mid-size sedan comparison, the car returned impressive fuel economy, too. It wasn’t the claimed 40 mpg, but our car wasn’t equipped with the mildly mpg-boosting i-Eloop system and it still managed to return the second-best fuel economy.

 |  Aug 29 2013, 9:02 AM


Volkswagen has reaffirmed its dedication to developing driver assistance systems to significantly reduce traffic fatalities under the automaker’s “Vision Zero” concept.

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 |  Aug 22 2013, 2:01 PM


Plenty of new diesel models are coming to America with industry watchers predicting the number of diesel-powered cars will double in 2014.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 8:24 AM


Volkswagen has officially revealed the seventh-generation of its range-topping Golf R.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 7:48 AM


Volkswagen is teasing its 2015 Golf R, hinting at possible debut during the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

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 |  Aug 04 2013, 4:58 PM


Volkswagen has its eyes set on competing against the Subaru Outback with an all-wheel-drive, Golf-based Jetta SportWagen due in the U.S. in late 2014.

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 |  Aug 02 2013, 10:32 AM

Warm Weather Cars You Might Actually be Able to Buy

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The U.S., Japan, Italy, Britain and even Germany; they all have something in store for buyers who want performance without going particularly spend-crazy. 

From hot hatches to sports coupes and full-on convertibles, there’s nothing quite like having a performance machine to play with in the summer. You might be surprised by the choices under $30,000 and that’s exactly what this list is here to demonstrate. What are you waiting for? Click through and see what your choices are.

 |  Aug 01 2013, 8:35 AM


A bitter dispute between Suzuki and Volkswagen remains unchanged despite recent media reports.

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 |  Jul 30 2013, 12:32 PM


It’s human nature to want what you can’t have. American car enthusiasts stare longingly across the Atlantic at all the cool and unusual products their European counterparts have access to.

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2013-2014 Midsize Sedan Comparison

Which family sedan offers the most, for the least?

 |  Jul 30 2013, 10:01 AM

mid-size family sedan comparison 2013 2014

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.
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 |  Jul 30 2013, 8:32 AM


The Volkswagen Phaeton will return to the U.S., but it won’t be any time soon as earlier reports had suggested.

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 |  Jul 30 2013, 8:02 AM


Volkswagen has launched the first generation of its Car-Net in-car assistance system on select 2014 models.

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 |  Jul 28 2013, 10:47 AM


The Volkswagen Passat is turning 40 with the first delivery of the original B1 Passat happening on July 25, way back in 1973.

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 |  Jul 27 2013, 1:22 PM


The alliance between Suzuki and Volkswagen turned ugly a couple of years ago, but the two automakers are exploring options to once again cooperate with one another or at least to enter a settlement to end the legal battle.

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 |  Jul 26 2013, 9:32 AM


Volkswagen is shrinking its U.S. sales target for 2013 to 440,000 units.

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 |  Jul 17 2013, 10:04 AM


Volkswagen will limit the number of special edition Beetle GSR coupes to 3,500 worldwide.

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