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Volkswagen Golf GTI Named Good Housekeeping Magazine’s 2017 Best New Compact Car

Volkswagen Golf GTI Named Good Housekeeping Magazine’s 2017 Best New Compact Car

Good Housekeeping Institute engineers praised the sporty compact for its exceptional handling, value and practicality HERNDON, VA - January 20, 2017: Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Volkswagen Golf GTI has earned Good Housekeeping magazine’s 2017 Best New Car Award in the compact vehicle c ... Continue reading

2017 NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) Highlights Up Close and Personal

2017 NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) Highlights Up Close and Personal

By Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Here we go again – another gathering of the international motoring press in Detroit, still arguably the center of the universe for the U.S. auto business. While manufacturing, design, some engineering and marketing is spread out around the country and t ... Continue reading

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 1.8T Dune Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 1.8T Dune Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

Great fun, good performance and fuel economy - with the top up or down DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY Volkswagen has heritage. Back in the 1960s, the original Type 1 sedan, more commonly known as the Beetle for its shape, was the basis for fiberglass-bodied dune buggies and offroad racers, commonly known as Baja Bugs ... Continue reading

Three of Four Car Buyers Avoid Considering SUVs Despite Record Retail Sales

Three of Four Car Buyers Avoid Considering SUVs Despite Record Retail Sales

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 -- A bright spotlight is shining on SUVs thanks to record retail sales in 2016, yet three of every four car buyers didn't even consider buying an SUV, according to the J.D. Power 2017 Auto Avoider Study,SM released today. ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALLS WEEKLY INDEX - January 9, 2017

NHTSA RECALLS WEEKLY INDEX - January 9, 2017

Your vehicle MAY be involved in a safety recall and MAY create a safety risk for you or your passengers. If left unrepaired, a potential safety defect could lead to injury or even death. ... Continue reading

VW I.D. Buzz Concept Makes World Debut at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

VW I.D. Buzz Concept Makes World Debut at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

The era of electric mobility has begun, and Volkswagen will be shaping it with the I.D. BUZZ concept presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A Microbus for a new era, the electric concept forges links between the origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future. ... Continue reading

Volkswagen at CES 2017: "We Are Always On"

Volkswagen at CES 2017: "We Are Always On"

True to the slogan "We are always on." Volkswagen is enabling visitors to experience its ideas about the mobility of tomorrow at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In the age of digitalisation, it diverges from the classic relationship between customer and car to a new mobile community – intelligently conne ... Continue reading

New-Car Transaction Prices Reach Record High, Increasing Nearly 2 Percent Year-Over-Year in December 2016, Incentives Grow Also

New-Car Transaction Prices Reach Record High, Increasing Nearly 2 Percent Year-Over-Year in December 2016, Incentives Grow Also

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 -- The analysts at Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry, today reported the estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $35,309 in December 2 ... Continue reading

Cars.com Announces Nominees for "Best of 2017" Awards

Cars.com Announces Nominees for "Best of 2017" Awards

CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2017 -- Cars.com has announced nominees for its 2017 Best Of awards, the annual awards show the company hosts in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show. ... Continue reading

CES 2017-Volkswagen To Show Interactive VW App Key To Personalized Digital Experience

CES 2017-Volkswagen To Show Interactive VW App Key To Personalized Digital Experience

Volkswagen is bringing a special APP to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (5th to 8th of January, 2017), with which show visitors can experience the future interactively – and is launching it in stores. It is now available for download in the App Store (iOS) and at Google Play (Android). Visitors can u ... Continue reading

In Case You Missed It - Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - December 26 - Jan 1, 2017; CES, Recalls, Awards, Ford, VW, and Honda

In Case You Missed It - Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - December 26 - Jan 1, 2017; CES, Recalls, Awards, Ford, VW, and Honda

* Happy New Year and here's wishing you a great 2017! The week between Christmas and New Years Day is usually a slow news week in the auto industry since all the auto makers are closed. However, there's' still some news. ... Continue reading

Official Volkswagen 3.0 TDI Fix Or Buyback Plan

Official Volkswagen 3.0 TDI Fix Or Buyback Plan

Proposed Consent Decree includes provisions for a recall for approximately 63,000 vehicles and the buyback and lease termination or emissions modification (if approved) of approximately 20,000 older vehicles Volkswagen agrees to pay $225 million into an environmental trust to remediate excess emissions from affected ve ... Continue reading

Volkswagen to Recall 83,000 3.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles, Fund Mitigation Projects

Volkswagen to Recall 83,000 3.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles, Fund Mitigation Projects

In a second partial settlement announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the State of California, automakers Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Porsche AG and related entities (collectively referred to as Volkswagen), have agreed to recall 83,000 model year 2009 throug ... Continue reading

Volkswagen to Recall 83,000 3.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles and Fund Mitigation Projects to Settle Allegations of Cheating Emissions Tests on Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche Vehicles

Volkswagen to Recall 83,000 3.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles and Fund Mitigation Projects to Settle Allegations of Cheating Emissions Tests on Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche Vehicles

Settlement requires Volkswagen to offer to buy back older vehicles, and spend $225 million to mitigate NOx pollution. Volkswagen will also repair newer vehicles to comply with the standards to which they were certified WASHINGTON Dewcember 21, 2016; In a second partial settlement announced today by the U.S. Environment ... Continue reading

Volkswagen 3.0-liter U.S. TDI Agreement - Buy Back Plus Offer 3 Additional EV's; Sell 5000 EV;s, $25 Million To California Air Board

Volkswagen 3.0-liter U.S. TDI Agreement - Buy Back Plus Offer 3 Additional EV's; Sell 5000 EV;s, $25 Million To California Air Board

Washington DC December 21, 2016; David Shepardson writing for Reuters reported that Volkswagen AG has reached an agreement for a mix of buybacks and fixes for about 80,000 polluting 3.0-liter diesel VW, Porsche and Audi vehicles, a U.S. federal judge said on Tuesday, as the German automaker took another step to put a d ... Continue reading

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