Tag: Volkswagen

Wagenless: VW Ditches SportWagen and Alltrack in America

<img data-attachment-id="1681870" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_Golf_Alltrack-Large-8762-e1563395954284.jpg" data-orig-size="1392,876" 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="2019 Golf_Alltrack-Large-8762" data-image-description=" VW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_Golf_Alltrack-Large-8762-e1563395954284-450×283.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_Golf_Alltrack-Large-8762-e1563395954284-610×384.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1681870″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_Golf_Alltrack-Large-8762-e1563395954284-610×384.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”384″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_Golf_Alltrack-Large-8762-e1563395954284-610×384.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_Golf_Alltrack-Large-8762-e1563395954284-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_Golf_Alltrack-Large-8762-e1563395954284-450×283.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_Golf_Alltrack-Large-8762-e1563395954284-768×483.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_Golf_Alltrack-Large-8762-e1563395954284-120×76.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_Golf_Alltrack-Large-8762-e1563395954284.jpg 1392w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen is abandoning SportWagen and Alltrack versions of the Golf in the United States. You already know why; crossovers […]

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Ford to Use VW Electric Vehicle Platform in Europe, Truck Collaboration on Track

Developing electric cars for scale in Europe takes time, money, resources and commitment. Volkswagen has the new, advanced MEB architecture designed just for that purpose. There are other automakers, though, who need to have an option. For Ford, that answer was simple. They already are working with VW on several projects, so it makes sense […]

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QOTD: Bittersweet Beetle?

<img data-attachment-id="1669792" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" 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="2001 Volkswagen New Beetle in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1669792 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”2001 Volkswagen New Beetle in Colorado wrecking yard, LH […]

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The People’s Car: Bye Bye Beetle

<img data-attachment-id="1680912" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152.jpg" data-orig-size="754,517" 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="vw beetle" data-image-description=" Peter Kniez/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-450×309.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-610×418.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1680912″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-610×418.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”418″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-610×418.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-450×309.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-120×82.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152.jpg 754w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen’s Beetle has officially ended production. The last examples of the brand’s famous model rolled off the assembly line […]

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volkswagen unveils retro-futuristic type 20 electric concept microbus

volkswagen has unveiled a unique concept car that combines the german car manufacturer’s heritage with futuristic technology. dubbed the type 20, the car celebrates 20-plus years of innovation and the launch of the new innovation and engineering center in california (IECC) — the largest volkswagen vehicle research facility outside of germany. all images courtesy of volkswagen […]

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EU Emission Fines Could Spell Trouble for Automakers in 2021, Especially VW and FCA

<img data-attachment-id="1679690" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,665" 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="emissions car exhaust tail pipe" data-image-description=" Rasulov/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679690″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A recent study from consulting firm AlixPartners has suggested that automakers could be in for […]

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VW Says Battery Supply Problems Have Been Solved… for a While

<img data-attachment-id="1673388" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium.jpg" data-orig-size="1795,1185" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Friso Gentsch\/Volkswagen","camera":"","caption":"J\u00fcrgen Stackmann, Mitglied des Markenvorstands Volkswagen Pkw f\u00fcr den Gesch\u00e4ftsbereich Vertrieb, Marketing und After Sales, spricht am 08.05.2019 bei der Volkswagen ID pre-order Veranstaltung im drive in Berlin. Foto: Friso Gentsch\/Volkswagen","created_timestamp":"1557315066","copyright":"Volkswagen AG","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Volkswagen – pre-order ID","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Volkswagen – pre-order ID" data-image-description=" VW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium-450×297.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium-610×403.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1673388″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium-610×403.jpg” […]

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Strike Two: UAW Again Fails to Unionize Volkswagen Plant

<img data-attachment-id="1587952" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,931" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D3","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1488208677","copyright":"photofyengagnon","focal_length":"165","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.000625","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Volkswagen Atlas" data-image-description=" Image: Volkswagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1587952 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-610×406.jpg” alt=”2018 Volkswagen Atlas – Image: Volkswagen” width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Volkswagen-Atlas.jpg 1400w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The results of a Friday vote are in, and Volkswagen […]

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Volkswagen Breaks Bond With Tech Partner, Moves Closer to Ford

<img data-attachment-id="1624256" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496.jpg" data-orig-size="3712,2349" 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="Herbert Diess Jetta 2017" data-image-description=" Volkswagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-450×285.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-610×386.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1624256 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-610×386.jpg” alt=”Herbert Diess Jetta 2017″ width=”610″ height=”386″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-610×386.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-450×285.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-768×486.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Volkswagen_makes_rapid_progress_in_realigning_its_North_American_strategy-Large-7891-e1525706387496-120×76.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen is close to sealing a deal with Ford Motor Company for the next phase […]

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VW’s Electrify America Sticks With Walmart for EV Charging Expansion

<img data-attachment-id="1676926" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Large-Walmart-Clarksville-IN-301-e1559937532619.jpg" data-orig-size="2032,1524" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.8","credit":"","camera":"iPhone 7","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1542281857","copyright":"","focal_length":"4","iso":"20","shutter_speed":"0.00073099415204678","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Large-Walmart-Clarksville–IN-301" data-image-description=" electrify america ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Large-Walmart-Clarksville-IN-301-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Large-Walmart-Clarksville-IN-301-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676926″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Large-Walmart-Clarksville-IN-301-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> Roughly a year ago, Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America announced a partnership with Walmart to help proliferate EV charging sites across the United States. Equal parts penance for VW’s illegal diesel shenanigans and shrewd […]

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volkswagen introduces a new era of electric driving with ‘rebirth’ campaign and ID. buzz

after the volkswagen emissions scandal of 2015, the brand has been striving ever since to atone for the damage caused from cheating pollution testing. however, with the new ‘rebirth’ campaign launching the electric ID. buzz, volkswagen intends to wipe the slate clean – or more appropriately ‘clear the air’ – and embark upon a new […]

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Adventures in Marketing: Volkswagen Airs Its Dirty Laundry

Corporate missteps requiring an apology — an increasingly common phenomenon in our current outraged era — usually follow a well-worn path. The CEO will issue a statement to the media and public apologizing for dastardly malfeasance and skullduggery (or offending a Twitter user), following it up with a statement posted to the company’s webpage and […]

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Smaller Trucks, Bigger Loyalty: VW Sees a Place for Truly Compact Pickups

Volkswagen has been flagrantly displaying new pickups at trade shows for a couple of years now, and with good reason. Domestic trucks have grown very large. In 1993, you could still purchase the Ford F-Series in a format where its maximum length did not exceed 197 inches. Today, the F-150 gets no smaller than 209 inches […]

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U.S. Volkswagen Workers Take Another Stab at Unionization

<img data-attachment-id="1672418" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Volkswagen_Chattanooga_Commemorates_700000th_Passat_Build__with_Limited_Edition_GT_Model-Medium-8254-e1556735057221.jpg" data-orig-size="3167,1855" 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="Volkswagen_Chattanooga_Commemorates_700000th_Passat_Build__with_Limited_Edition_GT_Model-Medium-8254" data-image-description=" vw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Volkswagen_Chattanooga_Commemorates_700000th_Passat_Build__with_Limited_Edition_GT_Model-Medium-8254-e1556735057221-450×264.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Volkswagen_Chattanooga_Commemorates_700000th_Passat_Build__with_Limited_Edition_GT_Model-Medium-8254-e1556735057221-610×357.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1672418 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Volkswagen_Chattanooga_Commemorates_700000th_Passat_Build__with_Limited_Edition_GT_Model-Medium-8254-e1556735057221-610×357.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”357″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Volkswagen_Chattanooga_Commemorates_700000th_Passat_Build__with_Limited_Edition_GT_Model-Medium-8254-e1556735057221-610×357.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Volkswagen_Chattanooga_Commemorates_700000th_Passat_Build__with_Limited_Edition_GT_Model-Medium-8254-e1556735057221-75×44.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Volkswagen_Chattanooga_Commemorates_700000th_Passat_Build__with_Limited_Edition_GT_Model-Medium-8254-e1556735057221-450×264.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Volkswagen_Chattanooga_Commemorates_700000th_Passat_Build__with_Limited_Edition_GT_Model-Medium-8254-e1556735057221-768×450.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Volkswagen_Chattanooga_Commemorates_700000th_Passat_Build__with_Limited_Edition_GT_Model-Medium-8254-e1556735057221-120×70.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> If at first you don’t succeed… Following a narrow loss in February 2014, the United Auto Workers hopes that a vote […]

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QOTD: Terribly Aged Europeans of the Nineties?

<img data-attachment-id="1671206" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,768" 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="1991 BMW 735i" data-image-description=" BMW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1671206 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/foto-mashin-bmv-735.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Lately, we’ve featured a succession of posts relating to automotive style in the Nineties here at Question of […]

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Inbound From Mexico: Volkswagen’s Tarek/Tharu Crossover Will Eventually Make It Here

Since supplies of Volkswagen’s held-over Tiguan Limited dried up last year, the brand hasn’t has a truly entry-level crossover with which to tempt cash-strapped Americans in need of both German heritage and cargo capacity. A new small CUV initially planned for just North American buyers quickly became a global effort, as VW couldn’t gamble its […]

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