Tag: Volkswagen

Buy/Drive/Burn: The $13,000 Sporty Car Question of 1988

<img data-attachment-id="1437121" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,960" 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="1987 Shelby CSX (P)" data-image-description=" Image: Shelby Automobiles ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1437121 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-610×458.jpg” alt=”1987 Shelby CSX (P), Image: Shelby Automobiles” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/shelby_csx_4.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>In the recent Shelby CSX Rare Rides entry, long-term […]

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Volkswagen Crozz Crossover Now Named ID.4, Prototype Teased in Frankfurt

<img data-attachment-id="1688310" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992.jpg" data-orig-size="1598,974" 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="vw-id-4-prototype video still 2" data-image-description=" vw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-450×274.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-610×372.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1688310″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-610×372.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”372″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-610×372.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-450×274.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-768×468.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-120×73.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992.jpg 1598w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Naming a car is difficult. All the best predatory animals have been taken and getting creative […]

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volkswagen brings electric mobility to the masses with the all-electric ID.3

german car manufacturer volkswagen has just unveiled the ID.3 at frankfurt’s IAA 2019, an all-electric car that aims to bring electric mobility to the masses. priced at under €30,000, the car resembles one of volkswagen’s most popular vehicles: the golf hatchback. with sustainable mobility in mind, the ID.3 is the first model to be carbon-neutral […]

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Volkswagen’s Electric Product Parade Begins in Europe

Volkswagen revealed the first of many upcoming EVs based on its modular MEB platform at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. While the ID.3 resembles a Golf in both form and function, VW claims this is not business as usual. According to the manufacturer, the new hatchback “reflects the realignment of the Volkswagen brand” by […]

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Small Car Love Gives Volkswagen’s Golf Wagons a Reprieve North of the Border

<img data-attachment-id="1599766" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-e1510756496945.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1344" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"2017 @ Daniel Byrne","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen" data-image-description=" 2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-450×302.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-610×410.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1599766 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-610×410.jpg” alt=”2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, Image: VW Group” width=”610″ height=”410″> While Volkswagen won’t offer any 2020 model-year Golf SportWagens or Alltracks in the U.S., a broader customer base in Canada […]

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Gas War: Antitrust Probe Opened Into Automakers Endorsing California Emissions Pact

<img data-attachment-id="1676860" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-e1559922080206.jpg" data-orig-size="2032,1524" 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="gasoline gas pump" data-image-description=" Nithid Memanee/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676860″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> The Justice Department has opened an antitrust probe into four automakers that formed a pact with California to compromise on tailpipe emissions, effectively circumventing federal regulators, last July. Over the summer, Ford […]

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Volkswagen Retrofitting Electric Powertrains Into Old Beetles

With the last incarnation of the Volkswagen Beetle officially dead and buried, VW is hoping to breathe new life into vintage models by retrofitting them with electric powertrains. While purists will no doubt frame this as the blatant ruination of a historic model, something tells us that plenty of Beetle fans are just quirky enough […]

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volkswagen electrifies its classic beetle, fusing historic charm with future-forward mobility

volkswagen group components — an entrepreneurially independent business under the volkswagen umbrella — has premiered an electrified edition of the marque’s historic beetle. the electric drive, 1-speed gearbox and battery system are based on volkswagen’s compact, all-electric car, e-up!. the conversion uses new parts from the series production of volkswagen group components, and is being […]

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volkswagen’s seat unveils electric SUV concept, the cupra tavascan

seat, a volkswagen-owned spanish automaker, has unveiled a new electric SUV concept under its cupra brand. the cupra tavascan is a pure-electric performance SUV, which features a 77 kWh battery pack based on VW’s new MEB platform. images courtesy of cupra the cupra tavascan concept is the first road cupra to use a 100% electric […]

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Ferdinand Piëch, Saviour of Volkswagen and Bringer of High-end Brands, Dies at 82

<img data-attachment-id="1532569" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Piech.jpg" data-orig-size="642,336" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Hermann Bredehorst","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ferdinand Piech" data-image-description=" Image: Volkswagen AG ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Piech-450×236.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Piech-610×319.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1532569 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Piech-610×319.jpg” alt=”Ferdinand Piech, Image: Volkswagen AG” width=”610″ height=”319″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Piech-610×319.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Piech-75×39.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Piech-450×236.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Piech-120×63.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Piech.jpg 642w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The patriarch of the Volkswagen Group family, Ferdinand Karl Piëch, died in a Bavarian […]

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No Shortage of Diesel Volkswagens Left for the Taking

<img data-attachment-id="1111921" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/01-Volkswagen-Jetta-e1486763538764.jpg" data-orig-size="2001,1334" 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="2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI" data-image-description=" Image: Volkswagen of America ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/01-Volkswagen-Jetta-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/01-Volkswagen-Jetta-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1111921 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/01-Volkswagen-Jetta-610×407.jpg” alt=”2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, Image: Volkswagen of America” width=”610″ height=”407″> The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal may be receding into the past, but many of the cars at the center of the controversy […]

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VW Recalls 679,000 U.S. Vehicles Over Rollaway Risk

<img data-attachment-id="1686104" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2017_Jetta-Small-4148.jpg" data-orig-size="1500,1000" 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="2017 VW Jetta Small-4148" data-image-description=" Volkswagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2017_Jetta-Small-4148-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2017_Jetta-Small-4148-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1686104″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2017_Jetta-Small-4148-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2017_Jetta-Small-4148-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2017_Jetta-Small-4148-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2017_Jetta-Small-4148-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2017_Jetta-Small-4148-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2017_Jetta-Small-4148-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2017_Jetta-Small-4148.jpg 1500w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Friday, Volkswagen Group announced the recall of 679,000 U.S. vehicles that could roll away due to […]

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Britain’s Ad Police Strike Again

<img data-attachment-id="1454074" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017_e-golf_6659.jpg" data-orig-size="4069,2035" 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="2017 e-Golf VW" data-image-description=" Image: Volkswagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017_e-golf_6659-450×225.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017_e-golf_6659-610×305.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1454074 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017_e-golf_6659-610×305.jpg” alt=”Image: Volkswagen 2017 e-Golf VW” width=”610″ height=”305″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017_e-golf_6659-610×305.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017_e-golf_6659-75×38.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017_e-golf_6659-450×225.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017_e-golf_6659-768×384.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017_e-golf_6659-120×60.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It’s become something of a fascination for this writer: scrutinizing the latest car commercial […]

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A Stake in Tesla? Forget It, Says Volkswagen Boss

<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 CEO Herbert Diess shot down rumors of a potential investment in electric car maker […]

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volkswagen presents all-electric ID. BUGGY at pebble beach concours d’elegance

after its international debut at the geneva international motor show in march, volkswagen brings the ID. BUGGY concept to california’s prestigious pebble beach concours d’elegance. as a modern interpretation of the classic dune buggy, the new all-electric design incorporates a 62 kwh battery that can reach an estimated range of 155 miles. all images courtesy […]

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There’s Yet Another Volkswagen Golf You Can’t Get Your Hands on in 2020

<img data-attachment-id="1667604" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018_Golf_R-Small-6691.jpg" data-orig-size="1500,1125" 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="2018_Golf_R-Small-6691" data-image-description=" vw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018_Golf_R-Small-6691-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018_Golf_R-Small-6691-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667604 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018_Golf_R-Small-6691-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018_Golf_R-Small-6691-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018_Golf_R-Small-6691-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018_Golf_R-Small-6691-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018_Golf_R-Small-6691-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018_Golf_R-Small-6691-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018_Golf_R-Small-6691.jpg 1500w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It’s tumultuous times for fans of the long-running Golf nameplate. As Volkswagen slowly births an eight generation of the […]

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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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