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2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Review

2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Review

2015 will be the final year for the extremely powerful yet ridiculously expensive Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid. The second generation Touareg debuted in 2011 and received a mild mid-cycle refresh for the 2015 model year. With a starting price of $66,995, the Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid is the most expensive model currently on sale in the company’s North […]

2015 Volkswagen Golf R DSG Review

2015 Volkswagen Golf R DSG Review

If the Golf R were a celebrity in a movie it would be Tom Cruise in the new Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation thriller. His character, Ethan Hunt, makes quick work of the competition and doesn’t take any prisoners. Cruise drives a BMW M3 in the movie, but the agile and fast Volkswagen Golf R would […]

2015 VW Touareg TDI Sport Review

2015 VW Touareg TDI Sport Review

When the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg arrived for our test, we didn’t have time to check out any details on the five seat SUV. When we finally saw it was the TDI Sport model, we were surprised! We drove 26 miles without realizing the 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine under the hood was a diesel. It’s so […]

Volkswagen Chattanooga Rolls 500,000th Passat

Volkswagen Chattanooga Rolls 500,000th Passat

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga assembly recently landed a production milestone when the 500,000th Passat rolled from the line. Employees took a break to celebrate the accomplishment. The Candy White Limited Edition Passat featured black interior, keyless access with push button start, a rear-view camera, heated seats, premium radio, and 17 inch alloy Sonoma wheels. Powered by a 170 […]

2015 VW SportWagen TDI SEL DSG Review

2015 VW SportWagen TDI SEL DSG Review

If the VW Golf is the king of the hot hatchback segment, then the Golf SportWagen is the king of the compact wagon segment. I will admit that I am in a small group of American automotive consumers when I say: “I love wagons and avants, be it touring, estate, or whatever.” The 2015 Volkswagen Golf […]

2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE Review

2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE Review

If the Volkswagen Golf were a person, who would it most likely be? The new 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE would be like the girl next door that you really don’t pay much attention to. She is pretty – not a knock out – but every guy wants to take her out. She is fun to […]

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 […]

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