The verdict: As every SUV in the parking lot starts to look the same, the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon near-luxury mid-size hatchback stands out as a roomy, refined and refreshingly pleasant alternative for those willing to look beyond the mainstream sedan and SUV classes. Versus the competition: Aside from its body style, the Arteon stands apart from other near-luxury mid-size vehicles…
VW's electric crossover succeeds at imitating the gas-powered competition but forgoes many of the things we like about EVs. As electric cars begin to proliferate, we are seeing the auto industry figuring out the best way to build and sell battery-powered cars. Some take existing gasoline models, rip out their powertrains, and bolt in battery packs and electric motors. A…
Interior and exterior updates make VW's flagship Arteon hatchback look even more like an upscale Audi but do little to invigorate its road manners. The 2021 Arteon is by far the most beautiful machine in Volkswagen's portfolio. Its long, low, and wide proportions convey the type of elegance typically reserved for models wearing Audi's famous interlocking rings rather than VW's…
Monday, 30 November 2020 04:58

Golf R 2022 Presented

The Volkswagen Group has introduced a new sports iteration of the popular model ... We start with the powertrain, because that’s what VW has been working on the most. The 2022 Golf R has a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 315 hp and 420 Nm of torque. That’s an increase of 27 hp and 41 Nm, which doesn’t sound…
Monday, 16 November 2020 05:09

Volkswagen Amarok Still Impresses from Afar

While VW's next Amarok pickup will be based on the Ford Ranger and may possibly come to the United States, it's a shame the current truck never made the trip. A few years ago, we asked a Volkswagen executive why the Amarok pickup truck wasn't offered in the United States, where pickups are a default mode of personal transportation. His…
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 15:10

Volkswagen Tiguan Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan has an upmarket, spacious and practical interior, plus great engines and comfortable drive. It’s now been updated for 2020. Is the Volkswagen Tiguan a good car? Remember the Volkswagen Tiguan ad, with the ‘cool’ dad dropping his kid off at school? Well, the new VW Tiguan is even cooler, and it’s on sale now, priced from around…
An early prototype drive in VW’s upcoming Taos subcompact ute reveal its new Miller-capable 1.5-liter turbo-four should enliven the low end of VW’s lineup. Oxnard, California, is an overlooked American automotive nerve center. The city surrounds Port Hueneme, where massive car-carrying ships disgorge vehicles for at least 18 manufacturers. It's also the port from which Tesla vehicles leave for export…
Sunday, 29 March 2020 13:25

Volkswagen suspend production

Volkswagen Group suspend production at plants in Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain and is preparing to shut down the rest of its factories across Europe due to the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). VW, like Ford, FCA, and Toyota, is looking to resume some manufacturing operations wherever it can. Volkswagen spending about $2.2 billion (about 2 billion euros) a week on…
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The latest news from the world of the auto industry

The company Tesla has announced a big reduction in the prices of its vehicles in China and Germany, not long after it did so in the United States of America. The latest price cut ...