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 |  Feb 26 2014, 9:02 AM

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Volkswagen will reveal a quartet of subcompact Polos at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Naturally fuel efficiency is a top priority with these models but the company hasn’t forgotten about performance.

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 |  Feb 20 2014, 12:32 PM

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The National Highway Traffic Administration proposed a new rule today that would force auto makers to place prominent plain language badges to distinguish their alternative fuel vehicles.

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 3:15 PM

Less is More


Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator

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? 

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 |  Feb 17 2014, 10:01 AM

2014-volkswagen-scirocco

Volkswagen has unveiled the an updated Scirocco for the 2014 model year, which sees a mild refresh in the powertrain and styling department.

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 |  Feb 16 2014, 7:38 AM

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Employees at Volkswagen Chattanooga have voted against United Auto Workers (UAW) representation in a secret ballot election.

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 |  Feb 09 2014, 8:32 PM

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Volkswagen will be competing in this year’s Summer X Games with a pair of modified Beetles sporting over 560 hp.

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 8:16 AM

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Tanner Foust and former F1 driver Scott Speed will pilot a pair of Volkswagen Beetles with some serious balls starting at the June Summer X Games in Austin, Texas. 

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 |  Jan 31 2014, 7:34 AM

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Volkswagen barely edged out its rival General Motors for second place in 2013 worldwide sales.

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 |  Jan 30 2014, 2:51 PM

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The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Evo is expected to make its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, and speculation of what will be lurking under the hood is running wild.

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 |  Jan 29 2014, 7:32 PM

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Volkswagen is celebrating 65 years of its iconic Beetle model in the U.S.

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 |  Jan 27 2014, 4:01 PM

2015-volkswagen-golf-gti

Volkswagen will be adding a Golf plug-in hybrid variant to its lineup, complementing the sporty GTI and diesel GTD models.

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 |  Jan 27 2014, 9:02 AM

Volkswagen Polo

When dozens of manufacturers gather this March at the Palexpo for the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is expected to display a Polo-based crossover.

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 |  Jan 24 2014, 7:32 AM

2015 volkswagen golf r

A more extreme Volkswagen Golf R model is anticipaited to make its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.

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 |  Jan 24 2014, 7:02 AM

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Volkswagen’s top labor representative has called the German automaker’s U.S. operations a “disaster.”

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 |  Jan 22 2014, 8:02 AM

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Volkswagen has released a teaser for its upcoming Super Bowl commercial that promises to poke fun at the seriousness of its German engineers.

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 |  Jan 12 2014, 8:27 PM

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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn just confirmed that the German automaker will be bringing a new midsize SUV to North America in 2016.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 1:31 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-31-Main-ArtIt’s a new week and that means it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide. As the Motor-Vehicle Problem Solvers we never stop working for you, our loyal audience… as long as we’re punched in and Samantha down in HR has approved the overtime. In any event, small cars are becoming the automotive industry’s next big thing as people trade in their first-generation Toyota Sequoias for more efficient transportation, and that’s precisely the theme of this week’s episode.

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 |  Jan 09 2014, 7:01 AM

vw-beetle-dune-concept

Volkswagen just revealed pictures of the second concept car it will bring to this year’s Detroit Auto Show: the Beetle Dune.

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 |  Dec 20 2013, 1:02 PM

passat-tdi

Between Volkswagen and Audi, VW AG managed to sell more than 100,000 diesel-powered vehicles to U.S. customers this year.

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 |  Dec 20 2013, 12:02 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-28-Main-ArtWhat do Abraham Lincoln, Shaquille O’Neal and Chewbacca have in common? Truth be told, not a whole lot. Honest Abe got capped, Shaq can’t shoot free throws and Chewie is hairier than a herd of yaks… or the filter in a Econo Lodge hot tub. This trio’s differences abound, but one thing they all share is height.

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 |  Dec 19 2013, 6:04 PM

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Volkswagen is celebrating three decades of its Jetta model with a special GLI Edition 30 model.

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 |  Dec 18 2013, 10:02 AM

Volvo-Drive-E-Engines-Main-Art

More and more automakers are leaving naturally aspirated engines behind for units with turbochargers or superchargers. Is this the new trend moving forward, or just a fad?  Continue Reading…

 |  Dec 12 2013, 3:10 PM

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Jonathan Browning has left his position as CEO of Volkswagen America for personal reasons.

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 |  Dec 03 2013, 8:02 AM

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The CEO of Volkswagen Group of America says the brand would consider bringing the Amarok to America if the U.S. government gets rid of the “Chicken Tax.”

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