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Volkswagen Announces Production Of New Electric Van Based On Microbus +VIDEO

Volkswagen Announces Production Of New Electric Van Based On Microbus +VIDEO

The I.D. BUZZ1) concept car from Volkswagen is being further developed in preparation for its launch as a production vehicle. The Chairmen of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands, Dr Herbert Diess and Dr Eckhard Scholz, announced their production decision today at the Conc ... Continue reading

Spearheading A New Class: The New Volkswagen T-Roc +VIDEO

Spearheading A New Class: The New Volkswagen T-Roc +VIDEO

With the presentation of the new T-Roc in six days’ time, Volkswagen will be introducing a new model that is set to make waves in the compact SUV class: the all-new crossover model boasts crisp proportions, a progressive design and a wealth of innovations. In urban traffic or on long trips, the new T-Roc combines the ... Continue reading

2017 Volkswagen Passat Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Volkswagen Passat Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Volkswagen Passat A family-sized sedan By Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_9333) When I am new car shopping the power train is right at the top of my list of particulars that come in to consideration. The reality of today is that, more often than not, choices within ... Continue reading

New Volkswagen SUV Earns 2017 Top Safety Pick Award

New Volkswagen SUV Earns 2017 Top Safety Pick Award

ARLINGTON, Va. August 4, 2017; The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, a new midsize SUV, earns the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award. ... Continue reading

Cars.com Study Determines Most Popular Models and States for New Convertible Buyers

Cars.com Study Determines Most Popular Models and States for New Convertible Buyers

CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2017 --With peak convertible season upon us, Cars.com dug into the data to determine the current state of the ragtop. ... Continue reading

Oops! EV technology showcase fizzles. Or is it the user’s fault?

Oops! EV technology showcase fizzles. Or is it the user’s fault?

Of course auto journalists are widely known for taking advantage of freebies such as hotel rooms, test cars, dinners and such. Our confident mused that even if the cars weren’t charging, a few drivers had copped the prime parking spots – available only when charging is active. As long as they were plugged in, no on ... Continue reading

AIADA US Import Brands Auto Sales Scoreboard : July 2017 Sales Continue to Stumble

AIADA US Import Brands Auto Sales Scoreboard : July 2017 Sales Continue to Stumble

Dealers anticipate customers will be drawn to their stores this fall by attractive new models and incentives,” said AIADA President Cody Lusk. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest July 24-30, 2017: APEAL Scores; GM Model Cancellations?; Taurus Bye Bye?; Hello Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII; Dieselgate; Recalls Of Course

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest July 24-30, 2017: APEAL Scores; GM Model Cancellations?; Taurus Bye Bye?; Hello Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII; Dieselgate; Recalls Of Course

* According to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, for the 13th consecutive year Porsche topped the overall marque ratings, earning an impressive 884 APEAL score. It was followed by newcomer Genesis (869) and then BMW (855), Audi (854) and Mercedes-Benz (851). * GM has p ... Continue reading

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack - First Drive By Larry Nutson

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack - First Drive By Larry Nutson

2017 Golf Alltrack Taking you outdoors By Larry Nutson Senior Editor, Chicago Bureau Chief The Auto Channel DSC_7765) For the last 30 years, or maybe even 40, it’s been said that Americans don’t like hatchback cars. This in spite of the hatchback’s versatility, ease of cargo carrying and shorter length for easier ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Atlas 7 Passenger SUV Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Volkswagen Atlas 7 Passenger SUV Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Volkswagen Atlas 7 Passenger SUV If you’re shopping for a new mid-size SUV with seating for seven and loads of cargo room there’s a new player in the market. Or, as VW put it “there’s a new sheriff in town. ... Continue reading

2017 Volkswagen Dune Convertible Review - Midlife Auto-Mobility On Big Sur And More

2017 Volkswagen Dune Convertible Review - Midlife Auto-Mobility On Big Sur And More

I pick up a Sandstorm Yellow Metallic 2017 Dune Beetle convertible in San Jose for a press evaluation trip and a chance to see an old sweetheart in Monterey who recently suffered a broken kneecap, sprained ankle and wounded pride. From our medical maladies came a fresh longing to rekindle our youth with auto-therapy. A ... Continue reading

Traffic Jam Assist Is Your Intelligent Chauffeur In Stop-And-Go Traffic

Traffic Jam Assist Is Your Intelligent Chauffeur In Stop-And-Go Traffic

Summer is the time for holiday travel. Unfortunately this also involves heavy traffic and long traffic jams, as the typical routes of travel are often overcrowded. ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan - Fun and Smart Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan - Fun and Smart Review By Larry Nutson

Not to confuse you, but the current 5-passenger Tiguan will continue to be offered for at least a couple years. Rebadged as the Tiguan Limited, the product program for this model will be simplified in terms of features and options, and pricing will reflect a strong value position for a buyer. ... Continue reading

Volkswagen Group Delivers 5.2 Million Vehicles In First Half Of Year

Volkswagen Group Delivers 5.2 Million Vehicles In First Half Of Year

Up to the end of June, the Volkswagen Group handed almost 5.2 million vehicles over to its customers. This corresponds to a rise of 0.8 percent compared with the previous year. ... Continue reading

How much is that old Volkswagen worth, anyway?

How much is that old Volkswagen worth, anyway?

Always wanted to own a classic 1967 Volkswagen Beetle? Been looking for a vintage VW Microbus to relive the nostalgia of the 1970’s? While the market can count on new cars substantially getting better year-over- year, the collector car market ebbs and flows in ways that can puzzle even the experts. “The collector c ... Continue reading

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