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Volkswagen is selling diesel cars -- but not for long

DETROIT -- Two years after cheating on emissions tests catapulted Volkswagen into a global crisis, the automaker is again selling cars with diesel engines in the U.S., but the German brand's signature offerings won't be around too much longer.<p>Customers lined up to buy two-year-old Volkswagen diesel …

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Hey, Volkswagen, Why Don’t You Put This Into Production?

It’s just a one-off concept car, but still, it’s worth mulling the Volkswagen Alltrack Country, which the brand has just revealed.<p>First, a little …

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Meet the couple who quit their jobs to travel the world in a Volkswagen van

Meet the couple who quit their day jobs for the trip of a lifetime in their 1988 Volkswagen T3 Syncro van they call Luz. The spectacular pictures show Sandro Alvarez (37), a sociologist and musician from Zürich, Switzerland and Gabriella Hummel, a freelance journalist and writer (26) from Vaduz, …

Volkswagen lands new JV partner in China

Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group and Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) landed approval from China's National Development and Reform Commission to be joint …

China

The future of the car

Volkswagen Sedric<p>There could be economy and premium versions of Sedric in different sizes<p>Virtual reality and 3D-printing are helping to shape car …

Transportation

1939 Lincoln Zephyr hot rod for sale

Now<p>BMW and Chinese partner Brilliance have expanded the size of their factory in China. The facility now has an annual capacity of 450,000 cars. It …

Trucks

2012-2014 VW Passat TDI diesels approved for modification by EPA

Another small portion of Volkswagen's diesel scandal has been put to rest: the EPA announced its approval of modifications for 2012 through 2014 …

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Volkswagen Debuts Five 2017 Concepts in Savannah

Enthusiast fleet is cruising the summer show circuit<p>Volkswagen unveiled its enthusiast show fleet for 2017 at Southern Worthersee (SoWo): The European Experience on Hutchinson Island, Savannah, Georgia this weekend.<p>The car enthusiast event is open to all European makes and models. In the past it …

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What women really think of supercars

My husband drives a lot of cars, but they’re never <i>normal</i> cars. Even when he gets a Volkswagen Golf it’s some racy version with stickers up the side …

100-Year-Old Twins Mark Birthday With A Sassy, Tutu-Filled Photo Shoot

Lookin’ good, ladies.<p>Who says you can’t rock a flower crown and a brightly colored tutu at 100?<p>To celebrate Brazilian twins Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi’s upcoming 100th birthday, photographer Camila Lima treated the pair to a photo shoot that’s just too sweet for words:<p>The …

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Test reveals VW fuel efficiency is down despite emissions fix

A new test has suggested that the fix currently being applied by Volkswagen to diesel cars with built-in emissions-cheating software can have a …

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The Volkswagen Up! GTI Is the First Golf GTI's Spirit Reincarnated

The Up! gets a turbo and a GTI badge, which means the lightweight, low powered original lives again.<p>No, we don't get the Volkswagen Up! in the USA. No, you probably don't care that we don't get VW's funky compact here. Well, you're about to.<p>This is the Up! GTI and it is essentially the return of …

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Quick Drive Review

Smarter, but just a stepping stone<p>Volkswagen aims to become the global market leader in electrification by 2025 with sales of one million EVs per year. It’s an ambitious goal for a brand that currently offers one all-electric vehicle in the U.S. and just two around the globe. For now, VW is taking …

Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen Up GTI – a souped-up city car following in legendary tyre tracks

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Germany’s car city drives on after Dieselgate

WOLFSBURG, Germany — To understand why Germany doesn’t want greater EU oversight of its auto industry, look no further than Wolfsburg — home to the …

European News

Next VW CEO likely to come from within

Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) will likely pick a new chief executive officer from within the carmaker's own ranks, CEO Matthias Mueller told <i>Handelsblatt</i>, …

Business

Electric vehicles to cost the same as conventional cars by 2018

The cost of owning an electric car will fall to the same level as petrol-powered vehicles next year, according to bold new analysis from UBS which will send shockwaves through the automobile industry.<p>Experts from the investment bank’s “evidence lab” made the prediction after tearing apart one of …

Electric Vehicles

Skoda puts practicality first in new Karoq SUV

Since becoming part of the Volkswagen Group in 2000, Skoda has been slowly driving more upmarket from its entry-level roots and expanded the number …

Autos

Volkswagen has fix for more cars in cheating scandal

U.S. and California regulators approved a fix for more Volkswagen cars caught up in the company's emissions cheating scandal, giving their owners an …

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Volkswagen Up GTI - official

Given the obvious temptations on the spec sheet it will prove physically impossible for any motoring media outlet to reference the new Up GTI without …

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7 electric cars coming to market by 2020 that you can actually afford

A slew of long-range, electric cars are expected to hit the market by 2020.<p>Several of these electric vehicles will be made by luxury automakers and will likely cost upwards of $50,000.<p>But there are also several automakers working on EVs with a range of 200-plus miles that will likely have a …

Electric Vehicles

Ridiculously Fast Wagons For Fun-Loving Adults

Ah, the humble station wagon. Where would a many family man be without the practicality of cramming in a lovely partner and a few ankle biters whose …

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It’s not just Volkswagen. Every diesel car company is emitting more pollution than tests show.

The certification tests for diesel vehicles may be one giant loophole.<p>Cars, trucks, and buses running on diesel pass the government emissions tests in the lab just fine—and then go on to emit noxious pollution far beyond the legal limit once they hit the road. To be clear, it is not just …

Pollution

GM Abandons India, And Starts Shoveling Its Own Grave

There has been long-running speculation in the industry that General Motors would call it quits in India, after it had bailed on Russia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, and Europe, and that GM would hand over its Indian operations to its Chinese partner SAIC, as it did in Indonesia. Today, the …

General Motors

German tortoise and Tesla hare in electric car race

Traditional carmakers power up for battle with pioneer of battery charged vehicles<p>Silicon Valley is fast disrupting the future of cars, forcing …

Transportation

Dashcam footage captures cyclist being 'doored' before car narrowly avoids running him over

This is the moment a London cyclist is sent flying when a driver opens the door of his parked van without looking.<p>The dramatic pictures, captured by …

Cycling

Nissan teases new Leaf EV's gorgeous headlight

At long last, Nissan begins the teaser campaign for its second-generation electric car.<p>Since Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn held his keynote at CES 2017 in January, we haven't heard so much as a word about the next generation of Nissan's Leaf EV. But now, we've got a teaser!<p>Of course, this being a teaser, …

Electric Vehicles

Diesel cars still have fans: car hire customers

The current anti-diesel mood does not, it seems, extend to the car rental sector: almost two in three people hiring a car say they prefer diesel over …

Autos

Fiat Chrysler, in Settlement Talks With U.S., Is Under More Pressure

FRANKFURT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, one of the world’s biggest carmakers, said on Thursday that it is in talks with the Department of Justice to settle an investigation into diesel emissions cheating.<p>The announcement came as an academic study found evidence the company illegally used software to …

Trucks

Volkswagen: Girlfriend

Volkswagen<i></i>GirlfriendAgency: DDBGuatemalaPublished: May 2017Volkswagen: Girlfriend217896367.jpg Volkswagen: Girlfriend, …

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