Tag: VW

VW ID.4 Crossover To Be Unveiled In February

Volkswagen used the Frankfurt Motor Show to tease the ID.4, but the automaker was tight-lipped on specifics. However, The Drive has discovered a video where VW’s sales boss, Jürgen Stackmann, confirms the upcoming crossover is “much bigger” than the ID.3 and will be unveiled in February. While Stackmann didn’t give a specific date, the model […]

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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’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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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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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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Adding Audi: German Automakers Update Autonomous Alliance

<img data-attachment-id="1685946" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium.jpg" data-orig-size="3508,2338" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"Tags: Audi, sales, model range, single frame, symbol, brand, logo,","created_timestamp":"1463037637","copyright":"AUDI AG","focal_length":"160","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.0125","title":"AUDI AG Ingolstadt","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="AUDI AG Ingolstadt audi grilles audi lineup parking lot parked cars" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1685946″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A164193_medium-120×80.jpg […]

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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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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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VW invests $2.6 billion in Argo AI as part of self-driving vehicle alliance with Ford

(Reuters) Argo said VW was investing $1 billion in cash and contributing its European self-driving unit, valued at $1.6 billion. The investment deal gives Argo a valuation of just over $7 billion, one of the highest in the autonomous vehicles sector. VW is buying the Argo shares for another $500 million from Ford, which acquired […]

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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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