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More Legal Trouble for Volkswagen, Former CEO

<img data-attachment-id="1178242" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,637" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="tdiengine" data-image-description=" tdiengine (public) TTAC ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-450×280.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-610×379.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1178242 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-610×379.jpg” alt=”tdiengine” width=”610″ height=”379″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-610×379.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-450×280.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-120×75.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While three and a half years have passed since the Volkswagen diesel scandal broke, its reverberations are still being […]

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People’s Car, Redux? Volkswagen’s EV Plan Doesn’t Forget the Proles

<img data-attachment-id="1626210" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-e1541774437774.jpg" data-orig-size="2760,1840" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Autodesk VRED Professional 2016 SP1","created_timestamp":"1471014226","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Autodesk VRED Professional 2016 SP1","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Volkswagen ID Hatchback" data-image-description=" VW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1626210 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″> You can’t tell the masses that, if they can’t afford the latest and greatest green vehicle, they should get used to riding a bike or […]

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Greener, but Leaner: It’s Volkswagen’s Turn to Cut Jobs

<img data-attachment-id="1656306" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6.jpg" data-orig-size="980,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Volkswagen Passat 6" data-image-description=" vw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-450×276.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-610×373.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1656306″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-610×373.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”373″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-610×373.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-450×276.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-768×470.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-120×73.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6.jpg 980w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen Group just announced a restructuring plan aimed at raising the company’s operating margin to 6 […]

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Volkswagen Doubles Down on Its Lofty EV Promises

If the industry’s Magic 8 Ball worked with 100 percent accuracy, no vehicle would ever land with a disappointing thud. Sales projections would always be on target, and smooth sailing would be assured. Alas, predicting consumer appetite and market forces is never that easy, but Volkswagen feels confident it can beat its already ambitious electric […]

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TOP 10 electric concept cars revealed at the 2019 geneva motor show

from bentley to ferrari and bugatti to mercedes-benz, the 2019 geneva motor show was parked full of cars making their world debuts. the fair not only showcased some brand new, extremely powerful sportscars but also exhibited innovative, forward-thinking electric concepts and production vehicles – as we predicted in our preview beforehand. in light of these […]

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Volkswagen: American-market Pickup Still on the Table

European and other overseas buyers will one day be able to purchase a Volkswagen version of the Ford Ranger, all thanks to the automakers’ recently forged alliance, but what about North American customers? The dream of a German pickup in the U.S. is still alive, VW confirms. However, what that truck might look like — […]

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Volkswagen Brings Back the Buggy in Geneva

The Meyers Manx has returned, only it isn’t technically a Manx. Volkswagen built it, it’s an EV, and it isn’t actually going on sale anywhere because it’s a concept car. Our apologies to any aged beach bums we just pulled the rug from beneath. A lot of dune buggies (including the Manx) were adapted from […]

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bright green electric volkswagen ID reimagines the iconic beach buggy

volkswagen has released a new electric dune buggy, a modern reinterpretation of the classic cars that were first created in the 1960s. a two seater with no doors and no roof, the airy ID buggy is designed for hitting the road in the heat, wether that’s a for a beach holiday or just a summer drive. the […]

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TOP 10 electric concept cars to debut at the 2019 geneva motor show

each year, automotive heaven is held at the geneva motor show for all the world’s motor-heads to be mezmerized with curiosity. from manufacturing giants to small supercar shops, the trade fair has it all. in 2018 the trend saw a higher number of super-tech cars presented whilst in 2019, we predict far more electric cars […]

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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn Review – All-around Virtue, or the Auto Journalist’s Perfect Car

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (220 horsepower @ 4,700 rpm; 258 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm) Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive 25 city / 33 highway / 28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 9.6 city, 7.2 highway, 8.5 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $35,070 (U.S) / $35,895 (Canada) As Tested: $35,920 (U.S.) / $37,640 (Canada) […]

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Report: VW to Invest $1.7 Billion Into Ford’s Autonomous Arm

It appears that a presumed rough patch in Ford and Volkswagen’s relationship is over, now that The Wall Street Journal is reporting on VW preparing a nearly $2-billion investment into the Blue Oval’s autonomous development unit, Argo AI. Earlier this month, claims arose that negotiations had reached an uncomfortable crossroad, with Volkswagen balking at Ford’s proposed […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Volkswagen Fox

If you’re a European car manufacturer in the middle 1980s, what do you do when Tercels and Excels and Justys make your value-priced econobox seem too expensive in North America? If you’re Volkswagen, you call up your Brazilian operation and start building Americanized versions of the VW Gol, successor to the Type 1 Beetle in […]

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Digging Deeper into Volkswagen’s MEB Platform Plans

Volkswagen walked journalists through its much-hyped electrification strategy at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, giving the automotive media a preview of the automaker’s plans. MEB, which is an acronym for the German Modularer Elektrobaukasten, is the platform underpinning the company’s push from internal-combustion engines to electrified vehicles. The company intends to roll out 50 battery-electric vehicles […]

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400,000 pieces of LEGO were used to build this full-size volkswagen

when it comes to life-size LEGO builds we’ve seen a few. there’s the technic bugatti chiron, the ferrari F1, and don’t forget the bjarke ingles-designed house. now a pair of master model makers have used 400,000 bricks to create full-sized LEGO volkswagen type 2 kombi. images courtesy of volkswagen the model was built around a steel-tube frame, […]

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The 1963 Volkswagen ‘Light Bus’ Is How You Do Automotive Art

With the 50th anniversary of Woodstock nearly upon us, it was only a matter of time before Volkswagen released a commemorative vehicle acknowledging the Microbus. The Type 2, a staple of the hippie movement, was frequently found painted in psychedelic patterns and hues. Case in point is the “Light Bus,” which appeared in numerous photos […]

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Volkswagen, Ford Spar Over Alliance Investments

Hoping to minimize development costs, Volkswagen Group and Ford Motor Co. recently forged an automotive alliance. Collaborative projects officially include commercial vans and pickup trucks, though the duo are also said to be working together on electric and autonomous vehicle development. Unfortunately, trouble in pinning down the details has slightly soured the relationship. Through the alliance, Ford […]

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: The Sedan With the Heart of a GTI

Big, hulking trucks may have stolen the spotlight in the lead-up to the Chicago Auto Show, but Volkswagen still holds an interest in plain ol’ cars. In the interest of preserving your interest in said cars, VW took its new-for-2019 Jetta sedan into the shop and hauled out the surgical instruments. The first component removed was […]

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Electric Ambitions: Can Volkswagen Pull Off Its Aggressive EV Strategy?

Following its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen leaned hard into electrification. The automaker needed to look environmentally conscious after being caught cheating on emissions tests, and promising a glut of electric vehicles seemed like a good way to accomplish that goal. Of course, building EVs also allows companies to offset fleet-wide emissions — protecting the existence […]

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