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  • 2015 VW Beetle Classic
    Volkswagen releases 2015 Beetle Classic with loads of affordable retro standard
    Volkswagen of North America announced earlier yesterday (Sept 23,2015) that they've released the 2015 Beetle Classic, the cheapest and probably the most retro VW Beetle to hit these shores. In an effort to bolster sales and draw in some buyers...
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    2014 VW Beetle Convertible: Fun, free-spirited
    Combine the fun and cute factor of a small car with the free-spirited feeling of a convertible and you get the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle convertible.The test drive model was a turbo diesel powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 140...
  • Driven: 2014 VW Beetle TDI
    Driven: 2014 VW Beetle TDI offers unique driving character
    Today was an opportunity to take a first drive in Volkswagen's cheeky and sporting 2014 Beetle TDI Clean Diesel, which offers up a unique combination of fuel-economy as well as fun to drive character, promising up to 41 mpg.A top trim grade...
  • Volkswagen of America debuts one of its newest, sporty models.
    GOP right-wingers outflanked the UAW in Tennessee
    Although it occurred back in February, the vote by Volkswagen (VW) workers not to unionize under the United Auto Workers (UAW) is worth a second look. It is becoming abundantly clear now that the vote stemmed from intimidation and threats aimed at...
  • Driven: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid r
    Driven: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid remains the driver's choice in green cars
    Today we took the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta up the windy road to the summit of Mt. Lemmon which rises 9,157 tall over Tucson, Arizona to see if it remains a Volkswagen or if it gave up its driving excitement in the transformation to become &ldquo...
  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    2015 Volkswagen Golf
    By Frank S. WashingtonSAN FRANCISCO – Ready. Set. Golf.That is the new advertising tag line for the most important car in Volkswagen’s lineup. We came to The City By The Bay to test drive the 2015 Volkswagen Golf.This car has been...
  • Finding luxury in the VW showroom
    Finding luxury in the VW showroom
    The Volkswagen showroom may not be on your list for stops if you are shopping for a midsize luxury SUV, but it should be.Unless you are concerned more with the prestige of the name on the product than the product itself, you may find what you want...
  • 2015 Volkswagen GTI
    2015 Volkswagen GTI first drive, the seventh generation of hot hatch
    The thumbnail description of the Volkswagen Golf’s seventh generation is lower, longer, wider, but lighter, as well as bigger inside. It is the first U.S. model built on Volkswagen’s new MBQ chassis. The faithful 2.5-liter five...
  • 2015 VW e-Golf
    2015 VW e-Golf going on sale in U.S. in late 2014, price and markets unknown
    Volkswagen is beginning an electric car sales push they claim will make the company the world leader in e-mobility by 2018. The step VW recently announced is to begin sales of the 2015 VW e-Golf in the U.S., in the 4th quarter of 2014, in selected...
  • 2014 Volkswagen Passat
    2014 Volkswagen Passat sedan
    If you were to take a poll about which two global automakers rank first and second in sales, most folks would be able to correctly answer (or guess) GM and Toyota. But how many of you know who is the No. 3 automaker in the world? If you said...
  • Tail of the Dragon 2014 - VW Beetle Cruise
    Chasing the Tail of the Dragon, V-Dub Style
    Imagine my surprise pulling into our accommodations in Bryson City for the ‘Tail of the Dragon’ Beetle Cruise and seeing a row of Mini Coopers, with not a single Beetle in site. At first I thought I was at the wrong place, but I...
  • 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
    2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
    By Frank S. WashingtonDETROIT – The Volkswagen Group sells more diesel powered cars and utility vehicles in the U.S. market than any other automaker. And the last few years, the automaker has wrapped some pretty neat sheet metal around its...
  • VW alters production plans at plants in Brazil and Bratislava
    VW alters production plans at plants in Brazil and Bratislava
    With sales down by 8% since the beginning of this year, VW has announced that it will be laying off more than 900 workers at its plants in Sao Bernardo do Campo (outside of Sao Paulo) and Sao Jose dos Pinhais (in the country’s southern state...
  • The 2014 VW Passat SEL Premium
    The 2014 VW Passat SEL Premium: Playing on the wrong playground
    Some people like plain things. Hot dogs with no relish, a scoop of ice cream with no sprinkles, vanilla please. Most Americans however like a little bit of flair, a wee bit of oomph in everything. We want a scoop of ice cream smack dab in the...
  • First and latest generation VW Golf
    Volkswagen celebrates 40 years of VW Golf
    Volkswagen took a moment to release a press release earlier yesterday (March 30,2014) in honor of 40 years of VW Golf. The first Volkswagen Golf rolled off the assembly line back in 1974, and 40 years later, iterations of that first VW Golf have...