Tag: Volkswagen

an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes

custom build specialist brent walter has taken apart an original volkswagen beetle to create two retro-styled mini bikes. called the ‘volkspod’, walter repurposes the fenders from a type 1 model melding them together to create a custom frame. images courtesy of brent walter beneath the custom frame, which has been worked to include a head […]

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Justice Department Subpoenas Automakers Over California Emissions Pact

<img data-attachment-id="1694294" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" 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":"1"}" data-image-title="California fuel prices, gas pump" data-image-description=" Michael Vi/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1694294″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The Justice Department has issued civil subpoenas to the four major automakers’ that voluntary […]

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volkswagen ID space vizzion concept is a futuristic station wagon

volkswagen has announced the debut of its electric ID. space vizzion concept, which will be unveiled at the los angeles auto show on november 19th 2019. it envisions a zero-emissions vehicle for a new era combining the aerodynamic characteristics of a gran turismo with the spaciousness of an SUV. images courtesy of volkswagne stylistically, the […]

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Vizzion of Space: Volkswagen Plots Course to Electric Wagon Ownership

First off, this writer can’t speak enough to the grossness of purposely misspelled words, and that goes for recording artists who hate vowels in their name, too. With that out of the way, there’s wagon news to share. Volkswagen, whose electric MEB platform is slated to underpin a wide variety of future models, has revealed […]

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2020 Volkswagen Golf: Eighth-generation Hatch Ditches Three-door Model, Adds Electricity

While it remains to be seen whether non-performance versions of the next-generation Volkswagen Golf make their way to the U.S. (Canadians can expect the basic unit), Europeans now know exactly what to expect. Launching Thursday at the brand’s Wolfsburg, Germany home base, the new Golf comes packed with technology while retaining the unmistakable profile of […]

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Dacia Duster Was EU’s Second Best-Selling Car In August Behind The VW Golf – See How The Rest Fared

It’s no secret that the Duster is Dacia’s best-selling model in Europe, followed closely by the Sandero hatchback. But did you know these two were among the top five best-selling models in the European Union in August? Actually, the Duster finished the month in second place, with 19,451 units sold (up 10.8 percent year-over-year), according […]

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2021 Volkswagen T7 Multivan Renders Shed New Light On Latest Spy Shots

Earlier this month, we brought you a big gallery of spy shots featuring a VW minivan that looked like the next-generation T7 Multivan except it featured slightly different proportions. The test prototype featured a completely new body with a more horizontal bonnet than we’ve seen on the Multivan over the years, longer overhangs, an extended […]

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VW Golf Countdown: 1974-1983 Mk1 Set The Gold Standard For Compact Hatchbacks

With only a few days left before the world debut of the all-new Golf Mk8, Volkswagen thought about doing a recap of the previous seven generations that made the Golf an automotive icon. We start today with the first-generation Golf which may look plain right now but was a revolution when it came out in […]

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1992 VW Passat Variant 2.8 VR6 Is The Sleeper Wagon You Can Afford

The Volkswagen Passat was never a flashy car, quite the contrary: it’s as if the design brief was always to build a vehicle that would go unnoticed. This holds true especially for the first three generations before Ferdinand Piëch decided to take the Passat upscale along with the entire VW lineup. The third-generation model, codenamed B3 […]

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport: More of a Good Thing

Readers might not nod their heads in agreement after seeing this headline, knowing full well it denotes the appearance of another crossover on the avenues and byways of America, but Volkswagen would respectfully disagree. For the automaker’s American arm, it most definitely is a good thing. Eager to make new friends following the brand’s disastrous diesel […]

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Audi And Porsche’s PPE EV Platform Could Be Shared With Other Carmakers

Volkswagen Group has revealed that the PPE all-electric car platform being developed by Porsche and Audi could be made available to other car manufacturers. Speaking with Bloomberg at a recent press briefing in Munich, Germany, head of development at Audi for the PPE platform project, Ulrich Widmann, confirmed the company is having conversations with other […]

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Volkswagen Unveils Updated R Logo

<img data-attachment-id="1691550" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DB2019AU01255_medium-e1570474754574.jpg" data-orig-size="1602,982" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Volkswagen AG","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"New Volkswagen R","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="New Volkswagen R" data-image-description=" vw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DB2019AU01255_medium-e1570474754574-450×276.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DB2019AU01255_medium-e1570474754574-610×374.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1691550″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DB2019AU01255_medium-e1570474754574-610×374.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”374″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DB2019AU01255_medium-e1570474754574-610×374.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DB2019AU01255_medium-e1570474754574-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DB2019AU01255_medium-e1570474754574-450×276.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DB2019AU01255_medium-e1570474754574-768×471.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DB2019AU01255_medium-e1570474754574-120×74.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen has revealed an updated R logo that it says will still symbolize performance while also representing […]

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Rare Rides: The Original Audi 5000 From 1980

<img data-attachment-id="1690588" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n.jpg" data-orig-size="960,640" 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="1980 Audi 5000" data-image-description=" https://www.facebook.com/groups/262402381232809?view=permalink&id=535189163954128 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1690588 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/68675517_10114323819078665_302376258962980864_n.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Before Audi revolutionized rallying and four-wheel drive cars with the Ur-Quattro circa 1980, the company made front-drive vehicles […]

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Damages from VW? German Diesel Drivers Face Uphill Battle in Court

<img data-attachment-id="1690726" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1507724885.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" 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":"1"}" data-image-title="Volkswagen logo vw logo sign," data-image-description=" U.J. Alexander/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1507724885-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1507724885-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1690726″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1507724885-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1507724885-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1507724885-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1507724885-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1507724885-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1507724885-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1507724885.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While Volkswagen Group’s diesel lawsuits are more or less settled in the United States, […]

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You Can Go Home Again: Johan de Nysschen Returns to Volkswagen

<img data-attachment-id="1426425" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Cadillac-CT6-introduction-Johan-de-Nysschen.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,854" 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="Cadillac CT6 introduction Johan de Nysschen" data-image-description=" Image: Cadillac ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Cadillac-CT6-introduction-Johan-de-Nysschen-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Cadillac-CT6-introduction-Johan-de-Nysschen-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1426425 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Cadillac-CT6-introduction-Johan-de-Nysschen-610×407.jpeg” alt=”Johan De Nysschen Cadillac CT6, Image: Cadillac” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Cadillac-CT6-introduction-Johan-de-Nysschen-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Cadillac-CT6-introduction-Johan-de-Nysschen-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Cadillac-CT6-introduction-Johan-de-Nysschen-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Cadillac-CT6-introduction-Johan-de-Nysschen-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Cadillac-CT6-introduction-Johan-de-Nysschen-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Cadillac-CT6-introduction-Johan-de-Nysschen.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A year and change after his ouster […]

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VW’s Massive 2020 Viloran Minivan For China Spotted Testing In Europe

A couple of days ago we brought you the first photos of the Volkswagen Viloran, a new big minivan designed by the German automaker specifically for the Chinese market, together with joint venture partner SAIC Motor. While those photos showed the partially-covered vehicle on a transporter in China, we can now show you spy shots […]

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