Range Rover Evoque Named 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year

Range Rover Evoque Named 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year
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The voting is in and the 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque took home top honors after women motoring writers from 12 different countries chimed in with their votes. Continue Reading...

2012 Women’s World Car of the Year Short List Announced

2012 Women’s World Car of the Year Short List Announced
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The 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year short list has just been announced, and women motoring writers from around the world will begin voting for their top picks. Cutting a list of contenders from 300 down to 32, judges will now allocate points to the nominated cars that fall into four categories: Family Car,… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Reveals 2012 Up! 5-Door Hatchback

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Volkswagen Reveals 2012 Up! 5-Door Hatchback
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A showcase of compact, economic, and intelligent cabin design and ergonomics, Volkswagen reveals the 5-door version of its Up! city-car. Other than the addition of two extra doors for easier accessibility and a more conservative side profile that will further enhance rear visibility, the 5-door version is identical in wheelbase and interior dimensions. Power is… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Up! Heralds the Return of the People’s Car: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Volkswagen Up! Heralds the Return of the People’s Car: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
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The highlight of Volkswagen‘s press conference at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the Up! was designed as a spiritual successor to the original Beetle. Priced at 9,850 Euros (roughly $13,500) it is intended to be the new “people’s car”. That is, if the people you’re referring to are numbered four or less. You see, the diminutive… Continue Reading...

Production Volkswagen Up! Shown Before Frankfurt Debut

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Production Volkswagen Up! Shown Before Frankfurt Debut
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Set to launch in December in the European market, Volkswagen‘s up! looks to be the next great small car in the segment, especially since it’s the first with City Emergency Braking. The up! features a 1.0L three-cylinder gasoline engine with BlueMotion Technology and a Stop/Start system, allowing the powerplants to get 56-mpg from its 59-hp… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Strengthens Electric Car Plans, Plans New Hybrid Models

Volkswagen Strengthens Electric Car Plans, Plans New Hybrid Models
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Volkswagen is now swimming in extra money, and has decided to put it into their electric car program—despite their initial reluctance to enter the EV market. VW’s plan originally was to focus on hybrids, and they’re still sticking with it: they will introduce five new hybrid versions of the Touareg, Golf, Jetta, and the Audi… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Up to Get Diesel Hybrid from XL1 Concept, Target 95-MPG

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Volkswagen Up to Get Diesel Hybrid from XL1 Concept, Target 95-MPG
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At the recent Qatar Motor Show, Volkswagen proudly showed off the XL1 Prototype, which according to its maker can manage 260-mpg. While the XL1 might not be headed to production per say, VW is working on a more conventional car that will cost only pennies to run. The Up mini-car concept has been around for… Continue Reading...
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