Volkswagen

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Teased Ahead of Detroit Debut

Sketches preview a slick-looking interior<p>The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has been teased ahead of its official debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show via exterior and interior sketches. From the outside, Volkswagen’s new sedan looks more mature and restrained with cues from the Arteon–especially in the new …

Autos

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Aims To Be Relevant Again

Believe it or not, in the United States, Volkswagen’s best-selling model is still the Jetta. Yes, even as sedan sales implode, and even with the Golf …

Autos

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Prototype Drive | Review

The current Volkswagen Jetta, the sixth generation since the Golf with a trunk was introduced in 1979, arrived for the 2011 model year as VW grudgingly acknowledged that its brand was not seen in America as the gateway to the German luxury-car makers, but rather as just an alternative to the …

Autos

[Ticker] EU medical command centre due next year

EU will not start Brexit future talks before March<p>Today, 15:59<p>Transition talks could start in January, and detailed negotiations on the future and …

European News

Audi No Longer Plans to Sell Ducati

Automaker expected to keep Ducati and Lamborghini as it transitions to EV maker<p>Audi is no longer going to sell Ducati even as it moves toward EVs and mobility services, according to a new report. Speaking with <i>Reuters,</i> Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler says that the automaker has taken steps to …

Autos

Recovering From A Scandal: Three Key Factors In Getting A Company Back On Track

Singapore has long had a reputation for corporate efficiency – embodied for many by its clean and modern public transport system that is the envy of many world cities.<p>Recently though that reputation has taken a battering, clouded by headlines about management shortcomings, operational failings and …

Business

German watchdog recalls VW Touaregs over defeat devices

HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's KBA automotive watchdog on Tuesday announced a recall of Volkswagen's flagship European sport-utility vehicles (SUV) with 3-litre diesel engines after detecting two illicit emissions control devices in the models.<p>New evidence of Volkswagen's deployment of defeat …

VW's truckmaker Scania appeals 880 million euro fine for price fixing

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish truckmaker Scania said on Tuesday it had filed an appeal against a decision by the European Commission to fine it 880 million euros ($1 billion) for taking part in a price fixing cartel.<p>The European Commission announced the fine in September, saying Scania had colluded …

Mercedes says goodbye to diesel in North America

While it was hardly surprising to watch Volkswagen flee the scene of its diesel crimes, a just-released listing from the National Highway Traffic …

Autos (Canada)

Lotto to give away five cars to lucky winner

In Summary<p>Martin Kamenyi, Dafton Njuguna and Peter Muriithi shared the jackpot from Lotto’s 219th draw held on Sunday, taking home Sh600,000 …

Kenya

[Investigation] Volkswagen tells EU: we will fail on our recall promise

The estimate was recorded in commission minutes, which were made public on Tuesday (12 December), after EUobserver filed an access to documents …

European News

Less 'Vrrrrrrrrr pha' in Volkswagen Golf GTD

Volkswagen Golf GTD. Photo: in4ride<p>JOHANNESBURG - Today a Volkswagen Golf GTD in a colour called Dark Iron Blue Metallic, arrived at our doorstep to …

News (South Africa)

Yes, You Can Still Have a Small Car With a Family

<i>By Scott Huntington</i><p>Can you name the truck with four-wheel drive, smells like a steak and seats thirty-five? If you’re not a “Simpsons” fan or you …

Honda Civic

Volkswagen brand posts big month

Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) announces a record month for its namesake brand.<p>Volkswagen deliveries were up 11.8% globally to 594.3K units.<p>China …

Business

Volkswagen may build its future EVs in the U.S.

Volkswagen will likely build its upcoming lineup of EVs – the production-spec the I.D. hatchback, plus the Crozz and Buzz variants, and a sedan – at …

Electric Vehicles

GM Thinks Its Business Model Is Fine—For Now

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important …

Electric Vehicles

What It's Like To Drive A Badass Off-Road Racing Beetle

I know that the formula that usually works best for a <i>Jason Drives</i> episode is to cram myself into something tiny, obscure, ill-conceived, a bit …

Electric Vehicles

I Drove A 470 HP Volkswagen Golf R With $18,000 In Mods And Oh My God

Hard charging the APR Stage+ Volkswagen Golf R sucks your skin to the seat and blurs everything cell in your brain that’s not dedicated to driving. …

Autos

BMW Will Be The First To Go

BMW's luxury branding, leveraged balance sheet, and historically low gross margins do not bode well for its future.<p>The automotive industry is being …

Business

Automotive Industry Updates its Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability in the Supply Chain

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. and BRUSSELS, Belgium, Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Drive Sustainability today announced an updated version of the “Automotive Industry Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability Performance in the Supply Chain.” This …

Sustainability

We drove the 2019 Jetta at Volkswagen's secret test facility

The seventh-generation Jetta will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in a few weeks, but we've already gotten some seat time with an early prototype.<p>"You're doing 127 mph right now. That's where it should top out," chimed the Volkswagen representative from the back seat.<p>I was behind the wheel of …

Jetta preview promises a stouter, sportier sedan

Seventh-generation model leaves the impression this is a solid step forward for a mainstay of VW's passenger-car lineup<p>For diehard compact sedan fans, the Volkswagen Jetta has been a hard-working and sensible option since the Golf-with-a-trunk was introduced way back in 1979. A sneak preview of the …

Autos (Canada)

Volkswagen teases new generation Jetta

The darkly lit photograph on the Volkswagen Canada home page is captioned with the text “Coming soon: the All-New 2019 Jetta,” and now Volkswagen has …

Autos (Canada)

Bollywood gives the Volkswagen Passat a thumbs up!

Bollywood gives the Volkswagen Passat a thumbs up!<p>1/6<p>div" data-cycle-auto-height=container data-cycle-log=false …

2018 Jeep Compass pricing and specs | CarAdvice

<b>Jeep’s</b> first new model in Australia for two years, <b>the second-generation Compass</b>, goes on sale this week.<p>Rest assured, it shares absolutely nothing …

Trucks

BMW Is Burning Cow Pies on the Road to Renewable Energy

Cow poop and chicken droppings? You might not expect to find those among the fuel sources automakers are tinkering with. But BMW is among a number of automakers harnessing the power of biowaste—not to power its cars, but the factories that build them.<p>The Bavarian carmaker’s Rosslyn factory near …

Autos

Volkswagen Changes Compliance System to Prevent Another Dieselgate

25 systems will become one<p>By our last estimate, Volkswagen has spent about $30 billion dealing with the scandal that broke after it was caught installing emissions-cheating software in its diesel vehicles. To make sure it doesn’t make such a costly mistake like that again, the German automaker has …

Autos

VW sees 4-5 billion euros in outflows in 2018 due to dieselgate

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen expects cash outflows of 4-5 billion euros ($4.7-5.9 billion) next year in relation to the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, the carmaker's Chief Financial Officer Frank Witter told journalists on Monday.<p>"I am not at all relaxed with regard to the …

First Look: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Maricopa, ARIZ. – OK, it’s not Area 51, but Volkswagen’s Arizona Proving Grounds outside of Phoenix is secretive enough, and a far enough hike out …

MINI might have the best car culture of all brands

When you buy a car, you aren’t just buying a box with four wheels. You’re joining a club, whether you want to partake in it or not. If you own a BMW, …

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