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Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept Debuts at 2015 NAIAS

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept Debuts at 2015 NAIAS

If my memory and math are accurate, this would be the third version of the long awaited mid-size SUV from Volkswagen. Right now Volkswagen offers the entry level Tiguan and the Premium Touareg with nothing in the middle. The five and seven seat Cross Blue is designed to fill in this huge void in the […]

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Review

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Review

The Tiguan is the smallest of the VW SUVs and starts at $23,305. Tiguan resides in the competitive small SUV segment with the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, and Toyota RAV4. This week we are testing a mid-level 2014 Tiguan Volkswagen SE 4Motion ($28,950). If you are […]

VW Shows Off the XL Sport Concept in Paris

VW Shows Off the XL Sport Concept in Paris

When automotive giant Volkswagen Group set out to build a hybrid, they utilized a recipe that would be ideal for a sportscar: light weight, amazing aerodynamics and a low center of gravity. The result was the Volkswagen XL1. But what happens when that same automotive giant takes that same recipe and adds a powerful two-cylinder […]

The Four Strangest Collaborations from the World of Motoring

The Four Strangest Collaborations from the World of Motoring

Collaborations are a tricky subject – often they are brilliant, but a lot of the time they are rather questionable, and can leave a bit of a sour taste. Most industries have, at some point or another, participated in some form of collaboration; whether it be with another business in the same industry, or with a […]

How Automakers Made the Most of April Fools' Day 2014

How Automakers Made the Most of April Fools’ Day 2014

  The first full month of spring is well known to start with a day consisting of physical jokes and overall deception. April Fools’ Day 2014 produced a several hilarious moments designed to make us believe outright nonsense. This year, several members of the auto industry were involved in perpetrating their own surreal news reports. […]

A 560-Horsepower Superbug: 2014 Global RallyCross Volkswagen Beetle

A 560-Horsepower Superbug: 2014 Global RallyCross Volkswagen Beetle

  The Volkswagen Beetle’s legacy is one so unique it seems to transcend automotive genres. The original Volkswagen Beetle originated as an economy car designed to mobilize pre-World War Two Germany by Ferdinand Porsche. Its breakthrough style for its time resulted as the inspiration other automobiles. As the Beetle grew into a worldwide success, the […]

Count of Monte Carlo 2014: Ogier & Volkswagen Win Famous Rally

Count of Monte Carlo 2014: Ogier & Volkswagen Win Famous Rally

One of the oldest and most prestigious car rallies in the world, the Monte Carlo Rally has been a contended since 1911. Called the Monte Carlo Rally, Rallye Monte Carlo or Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo, the event actively lures drivers and auto manufacturers hungry enough to win this coveted rally stop. As part of the […]

Debuting for the Streets at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Debuting for the Streets at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Still getting over New Year celebrations entering into the second full week of 2014? After all the merriness of a previous season has passed, it appears North American people (especially motorists) are stuck in an unpleasant place where cold weather holds us without mercy. What better time for an indoor spectacle. Known for 25 years […]

Do You Own America's Most Embarrassing Car?

Do You Own America’s Most Embarrassing Car?

There are more than a few cars that I cringe at when I see them rolling down the road, always wondering “WTF were they thinking when they made that monstrosity?” But the fact that people still buy the damn things proves how terrible our tastes are. To be fair, each car is made for a […]

VW's 313 mpg XL1 Takes to the Streets of London

VW’s 313 mpg XL1 Takes to the Streets of London

While I was tucked away sleeping off a hangover from my friend’s birthday party yesterday, Volkswagen apparently drove right by my flat in the new XL1, showing the wild-looking plug-in hybrid that claims a hugely impressive 313 mpg (that converts to an only slightly less impressive 260 mpg in the US.) The car’s been around […]

VW Gives "Diesel for Dummies" to American TDI Drivers

VW Gives “Diesel for Dummies” to American TDI Drivers

Well, there’s another thing the rest of the world can snicker at us about. You see, as Americans, we aren’t exactly used to filling up our cars with diesel fuel. It’s been nothing but gasoline (for the most part) for decades, and now that diesel-powered cars are gaining in popularity in the States (this is […]

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Happy Mother’s Day! Here are the Four Best ‘Mom’ Car Commercials

Ah, Mother’s Day, the second favorite day of the year for flower shops and chocolatiers. In an attempt to sell SUVs and minivans to modern family-goers, car companies have come up with some funny and clever commercials aimed at making these vehicles slightly less boring. Take a look at a few good commercials aimed at […]