European Car of the Year Finalists Announced

European Car of the Year Finalists Announced
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The European Car of the Year Finalists have been announced with seven nominees chosen from a list of 32 candidates. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Passat GTE Charged up for Paris

Volkswagen Passat GTE Charged up for Paris
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Volkswagen is rolling out a new plug-in hybrid version of the Passat in Paris. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-in Hybrid Bound for Paris

Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-in Hybrid Bound for Paris
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Volkswagen is continuing its onslaught of introducing electrified vehicles. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars for a Road Trip

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Top 10 Cars for a Road Trip
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The winter was a real bastard. If you reside in or even just passed through the northern part of America at some point during the last four months you know exactly what I’m talking about. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Passat TDI Attempts to Set Fuel Economy World Record

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Volkswagen Passat TDI Attempts to Set Fuel Economy World Record
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Volkswagen of America is setting out to challenge the existing Guinness World Records achievement for the lowest fuel consumption around the lower 48 U.S. states for a non-hybrid car. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Jetta High End Trim Package, 1.8 Turbo Four coming in 2013

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Volkswagen Jetta High End Trim Package, 1.8 Turbo Four coming in 2013
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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...

Volkswagen Passat, GM Trucks NHTSA Probes Closed

Volkswagen Passat, GM Trucks NHTSA Probes Closed
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it closed the investigations surrounding possible fires on the Volkswagen Passat and cracked cooling fans on various GM trucks without issuing a recall or fines to either automaker. Originally the 2002-03 model year Passats were under investigation for possible ignition coil fires in July 2010 but… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Best Selling Cars of All Time

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Top 10 Best Selling Cars of All Time
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  The numbers are always changing and a new list of the Top 10 best-selling vehicles in history, compiled by 24/7 Wall St. has a new model on top. There are some surprises on the list, but for the most part it all makes sense. Whether they’ve been in production for a long time or… Continue Reading...

2014 Volkswagen Passat Will Lose Some Weight, Plug-In Hybrid Possible

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Will Lose Some Weight, Plug-In Hybrid Possible
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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 Plant Receives LEED Platinum Award

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant Receives LEED Platinum Award
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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...

Volkswagen’s Sales Rise 41 Percent Year-To-Date

Volkswagen’s Sales Rise 41 Percent Year-To-Date
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Volkswagen has its redesigned Passat to thank as the brand as a whole posted a 41-percent increase in November sales compared to last year’s November. But it’s not all just Passat sales, as other popular VW models enjoyed success compared to last year. Volkswagen’s Jetta sales rose 16-percent from November 2010 to the tune of… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is a High-Riding Wagon: 2011 Tokyo Auto Show

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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is a High-Riding Wagon: 2011 Tokyo Auto Show
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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...

Motor Trend Selects 2012 Volkswagen Passat as its Car of the Year: 2011 LA Auto Show

Motor Trend Selects 2012 Volkswagen Passat as its Car of the Year: 2011 LA Auto Show
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While Volkswagen was displaying their “new” Beetle R “concept” and freshened 2012 VW CC at the Los Angeles Auto Show, there was also a new Passat sitting there which we have seen even more than the other two cars. Old news we were thinking… until Angus MacKenzie from Motor Trend stepped on stage. Taking most… Continue Reading...

VW Offers Two R-Line Packages For The Polo, Exclusive Edition For The Passat

VW Offers Two R-Line Packages For The Polo, Exclusive Edition For The Passat
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Last year, Volkswagen stirred up some excitement by introducing the 2010 Polo GTI at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, and this year they’re following it up with an announcement of two R-Line packages for the Polo in addition to an Exclusive Edition for the Passat. The pair of R-Line packages will be available as an… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Planning Passat Coupe and Convertible

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Volkswagen Planning Passat Coupe and Convertible
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Volkswagen is planning a coupe and convertible variant of the traditional 4-door Passat sedan/ wagon. This coupe is slated to fit below the Audi A5, as well as the convertible version. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is powered by a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine producing 170-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices include a standard transmission… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Says ‘NO’ To NASCAR, And ‘Not Decided’ On The Future Of Routan Minivan

Volkswagen Says ‘NO’ To NASCAR, And ‘Not Decided’ On The Future Of Routan Minivan
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When Volkswagen announced a few years ago, that they would give Chrysler the contract to build a minivan based on the Town and Country,it took auto fans by surprise. Afterall, in Europe, VW has its own minivan, a vehicle that was previously sold here in one form or another as the Eurovan. The Routan was… Continue Reading...
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