Volkswagen

Faster, Hot Hatch! Volkswagen Golf R Lifts Its Speed Limiter—in Europe, Anyway

Top speed, on U.S. roads, is a mostly academic number. But in other parts of the world, it’s a different story. On unrestricted portions of the German autobahn, the Volkswagen Golf R—the 306-hp all-wheel-drive screamer at the top of the Golf range—can stretch its legs all the way to its 155-mph …

Autos

Volkswagen Introduces Tiguan Allspace With Quirky Film

Volkswagen is launching an online film to promote its new Tiguan Allspace.<p>The car, available in November, is fitted with two extra passenger …

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IIHS starts passenger-side crash test, finds automakers treated sides unevenly

Some cars that rated good on the driver side were less than good for a front passenger.<p>With apologies to Joni Mitchell, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will be looking at the front ends of vehicles from both sides now. The IIHS says it's adding a new right-side front crash test program …

Autos

Bentley Raids British Rival Jaguar Land Rover For Next CEO Ahead Of Continental GT Launch

Bentley Motors plucked a senior strategist from Jaguar Land Rover, Adrian Hallmark, to become its new chairman and chief executive, replacing Wolfgang Dürheimer, 59, who is retiring but will continue to advise Volkswagen Group’s motorsports efforts.<p>The leadership change comes at a critical time for …

Trucks

Volkswagen CEO throws shade at Tesla

Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) CEO Matthias Müller made some eye-opening comments about Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) during a panel discussion in Germany last night.<p>…

Business

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

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Revealed: the real cost of adding options to your car

<b>According to our research, it costs an average of £3,300 to add the most popular options to the most-sold cars in the UK.</b><p>In a recent survey, we found …

Ford Fiesta

BMW confirms inspection by EU antitrust officials

<b>Irene Preisinger</b><b><br>Reuters</b><p>MUNICH -- BMW Group confirmed that EU antitrust staff were in Munich this week to search its offices.<p>The EU separately said …

Antitrust Laws

The GoFly Prize Is Calling All Jetpack and Hoverboard Inventors Interested in Winning the $1 Million Top Award

Boeing is sponsoring the contest, which will award a total of $2 million to inventors of safe and quiet personal flying devices.<p>In 2004, Burt Rutan’s …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Anti-trust watchdog searches BMW’s HQ

BMW’s headquarters in Munich has been raided by the EU as they look for evidence the car giant was part of a cartel with its German peers.<p>Investigators from the EU anti-trust watchdog searched the company’s offices earlier this week, BMW said on Friday, in a sign an investigation into alleged …

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Volkswagen aims for Pikes Peak glory with a new electric race car

Volkswagen is developing an electric race car to take on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, one of the oldest and most legendary races in the …

Autos

Volkswagen gunning for Pikes Peak record with new all-electric prototype

The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb has become an important proving ground for electric cars, and it is here that Volkswagen will be looking to …

Electric Vehicles

Lithium Prices Reach Record High In China

Automakers and battery manufactures scramble to ramp manufacturing capacity by the end of the decade.<p>Lithium carbonate shortages in China have lifted …

Business

2017 BMW i3 EV Test | Review

<b>What It Is:</b> BMW’s i sub-brand was announced in 2011, but its first product, the i3, didn’t launch until the second half of 2013. BMW’s first mass-produced battery-electric vehicle, the i3 was followed quickly by the i8 hybrid sports car. The i3 is a funky hatchback with rear-hinged back doors, …

Trucks

Volkswagen will challenge Pike’s Peak with a purpose-built electric racecar

Volkswagen has been making a lot of noise about electric cars lately. Announcing huge investments and new concept models, trying to recover their reputation after the dieselgate scandal. Its newest electric push comes from somewhere new: racing. While VW group has been involved in electrified …

Electric Vehicles

Volkswagon is building an electric supercar to tackle Pike’s Peak

Last month, Volkswagen laid out a roadmap for its EV rollout, promising 300 zero-emissions vehicles by 2030. While it's certainly good PR to move the company beyond its lingering diesel scandal, it also follows other automakers that recently committed to electric vehicle fleets. But to really seal …

Technology

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Test | Review

<b>What It Is:</b> The battery-powered version of the Volkswagen Golf. Its late-2014 arrival was during the heyday of the TDI era, and the e-Golf occupied a wallflower position in the lineup (it was sold in just 10 states). With diesel now a dirty word at VW, the brand is suddenly all about EVs. While it …

Electric Vehicles

The United States Gets Put On Blast For Outrageous NAFTA Demands

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 …

Automotive News

Silently Storming Pikes Peak: Volkswagen Returning to Hill Climb with an EV

Volkswagen doesn’t mince words when describing the electric race car it has announced plans to campaign at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: “The new motorsport project is part of Volkswagen’s process of transforming itself into the leading producer of electric vehicles.” (And, you …

Autos

Cars that brought motoring to the masses

The milestone cars from the beginning to the Sixties

Trucks

Review: VW Golf 1.5 TSI Evo 2017

With diesels in general – and VW diesels in particular – going through the mill right now, the launch of two new petrol Golfs is not only timely but …

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Attending Pikes Peak for First Time in 30 Years, This Time with an Electric Car

This new war could help set some electrifying records.<p>via Volkswagen<p>Pikes Peak is arguably the most well known hill-climb course in North America. …

Autos

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf EV Photo Gallery

Electric Vehicles

Saving Lotus Will Take Years, But at Least Someone Has Taken the First Step | Column

My friend John Lacey’s lovely little 1967 Lotus Elan was burning gas beautifully right up until it wasn’t. At the notoriously clogged interchange of L.A.’s 405 and 101 freeways, which actually has its own Yelp rating (amazingly, 2.5 stars), the purring little blue-bonneted four-cylinder went …

Autos

The First Giant Mecha Robot Fight Was Lame, But This Real Cold War Era Mecha Wasn't

The massive lead-lined "Beetle" was designed in the late 1950s to service a nuclear powered super bomber that was never built.<p>Life<p>Tyler RogowayView …

Autos

Volkswagen May Develop Its Own Ride-Sharing Service to Rival Uber

VW was previously expected to continue backing Uber's rival Gett.<p>Volkswagen<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's …

Uber

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Will Have Coupe-Like Profile, CEO Says

New sedan will be shown at Detroit auto show<p>During a roundtable discussion at the Red Bull GRC Championship race this past Saturday in Los Angeles, Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen North America, revealed a few details regarding the next-gen Jetta. The new sedan will have a coupe-like silhouette …

Autos

With Spain gripped by Catalonia crisis, VW's Seat delays naming new model

BERLIN (Reuters) - With the Spanish media focused on the political crisis over Catalonia, Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) Spanish division Seat has decided to delay announcing the name of its forthcoming model.<p>Seat, based in Martorell in Catalonia, had planned to announce the name of its 2018 …

Spain

Volkswagen T-Cross India Launch Being Considered

Volkswagen is likely to launch the T-Cross SUV in India to rival the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.The front fascia of the T-Cross Breeze will …

Autos (India)

'Super Modern' MK7 Volkswagen Jetta Will Get Manual Transmission and R-Line Trim

Volkswagen dispels rumors of its manual transmission's demise in a clutch.<p>via Getty Images<p>Volkswagen has always been a brand of the people. As such, …

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