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VW Group Rethinking Self-Driving Efforts, Audi’s Artemis Project Reportedly In Jeopardy

According to reports out of Germany, Audi’s Artemis project is on the chopping block. Originally announced in 2020, Artemis was set to spawn pioneering  Audi vehicles that would feature highly automated driving technology. The first model was set to arrive as early as 2024 and be a “highly efficient” EV. However, it appears things weren’t […]

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VW Has Hiked ID.3 Prices By A Whopping €6,000 To €10,000 Since 2020 Launch

Volkswagen updated the pricing for the facelifted 2023 ID.3 in Germany, making it significantly more expensive than before while reducing the available trims. Compared to the market launch of the VW ID.3 in 2020, the price increase on the same trim levels varies between €6,088-10,149 (equivalent to $6,414-10,693 at current exchange rates) or between 15-25%. […]

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Facelifted VW ID.3 Teased, Coming In Spring 2023 With Improved Quality

Volkswagen published a number of revealing teaser sketches for the upcoming ID.3, while announcing its debut for spring 2023. The compact EV will benefit from minor styling changes, improved quality with animal-free materials inside the cabin, plus a few technology upgrades. VW designers and engineers got feedback from customers in order to improve the EV […]

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BYD Outsells VW In China Through November, Becomes Top-Selling Brand

BYD overtook Volkswagen as the top-selling car brand in China through November. Data from China Merchants Bank International (CMBI) reveals that BYD sold a total of 152,863 vehicles across the country between November 1 and November 27, marking an increase of nearly 83 percent in average daily sales compared to the same period a year […]

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VW Pauses Production At Two Chinese Plants In The Midst Of Covid Lockdowns

Volkswagen halted manufacturing at two of its facilities in China due to ongoing Covid 19-related lockdowns throughout the country. While recently speaking with German publication Automobilwoche, a VW spokesman confirmed that production at the Chengdu plant has been paused, not because it was ordered into lockdown but due to difficulties in sourcing parts from suppliers […]

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VW Boss Warns Europe Is Losing Competitiveness Due To Energy Costs

The head of Volkswagen Passenger Cars believes manufacturing battery cells in Europe could become unfeasible if energy prices are not controlled. In a lengthy post shared to LinkedIn, chief executive Thomas Schäfer warned that Germany and the European Union are rapidly losing attractiveness and competitiveness compared to the likes of the U.S., Canada, China, Southeast […]

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VW’s Upcoming Scout EVs Could Be Built By Foxconn Or Magna Steyr

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Five Electric Cars Make It To 2023 European Car Of The Year Short List

The European Car of the Year awards jury has announced the seven finalists that are in contention for its top prize. Among them are five electric vehicles, one SUV-sedan, and the first Jeep ever designed specifically for Europe. The finalists are the Jeep Avenger, Nissan Ariya, Renault Austral, Volkswagen ID. Buzz, Kia Niro, Peugeot 408, […]

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VW Group Accounted For 25% Of All New EV Sales In Europe Last Month

The Volkswagen Group led the pack in electric vehicle registrations in Europe last month, with models from its many brands accounting for a full quarter of all EV sales. The automaker led competitors like Stellantis, BMW, and even Tesla. In total, Volkswagen Group brands like Audi, Porsche, Škoda, Cupra, and, of course, VW, sold 29,996 […]

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This Porsche Tractor Cosplaying As A VW Beetle Is Definitely An Acquired Taste

Any Porsche-branded tractor is a special kind of agricultural machinery, but an owner wanted to make it stand out even more, by modifying it with several pieces of bodywork from the original VW Beetle. The modified tractor is said to replicate a Porsche showpiece from back in the day, although we couldn’t find any documentation […]

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VW Golf And GTI Will Live On As EVs, Next-Gen Model Might Be Called The ID. Golf

This summer, reports out of Germany suggested the current Volkswagen Golf could be the last as the company focuses on electric vehicles. However, in an interview with Autocar, Volkswagen Passenger Cars CEO Thomas Schäfer suggested that’s not the case. As he noted, “We would not let go of the Golf name, no way.” Schäfer went […]

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SAIC Volkswagen To End Manual Gearbox Car Production In China By March 2023

VW’s joint venture in China, SAIC Volkswagen, has made the decision to stop producing manual transmissions for its vehicles from March 2023, according to internal documents. A letter sent to employees at SAIC Volkswagen’s transmission plant in Shanghai seen by Autohome revealed the news. It warned workers that production of the transmission would stop at […]

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Five 2016 VW Golf R Models Have Faulty Windshield Wipers And Need A Fix

An issue with the front windshield wipers of the 2016 Golf R has prompted Volkswagen to issue a recall of the hot hatch. Fortunately for the automaker, the issue isn’t widespread. A recall notice reveals that incorrect windshield wiper software may have been installed when the Golf R was being produced. This software issue means […]

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A Leaky Motor On Certain 2023 VW ID.4s Could Result In The Airbags Going Off

Volkswagen has initiated a recall campaign for the all-electric ID.4 as a result of an incorrectly assembled coolant sealing ring at the electric motor. Although the recall only affects a very small number of vehicles, it can have surprisingly wide-ranging impacts on them. Just 392 vehicles are included in this recall campaign, with VW estimating […]

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Volkswagen Celebrates 500,000 Deliveries Of All-Electric ID. Models Around The World

Volkswagen says it is ahead of schedule with its all-electric ID. models, as it reached the milestone of 500,000 deliveries around the world. VW says it’s proud to have achieved this despite tight supply lines and production difficulties related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Delivery of half a million ID.s confirms that the Volkswagen models are […]

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2025 VW Tiguan: What The Compact SUV Will Look Like And Everything Else We Know

This story includes illustrations for the next Tiguan created by Jean Francois Hubert/SB-Medien for CarScoops that are neither related to nor endorsed by VW. The next generation of the VW Tiguan is expected to arrive in 2024 as the last one to be fitted with a combustion engine. Following the first appearances of Tiguan prototypes […]

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