Volkswagen's Labor Boss Calls Company's U.S. Strategy 'A Disaster'

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/23/14 9:30am 1/23/14 9:30am

Hailstorm damages several thousand new VWs in Wolfsburg

VWs Beigekrieg got slowed down a bit by the German weather. A VW spokesperson said that a hailstorm damaged several thousand brand new vehicles in their Wolfsburg plant last week. This may delay deliveries for European customers as all cars in stock will have to be checked in the light tunnel again, and then repaired… » 8/09/13 10:38am 8/09/13 10:38am

VW's CEO Looked Pretty Happy About Those Topless Protesters

Today a number of topless protesters loudly confronted Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel at a trade show in Germany, with Putin making headlines for giving the women two thumbs up. Also of note was VW CEO Martin Winterkorn bearing a loving grin. » 4/08/13 4:38pm 4/08/13 4:38pm

2013 Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad Turns Suburban Office Workers Into…

If you've ever wondered how to turn a suburban office full of striped tie-wearing squares into patois-speaking Jamaicans, all it takes is a Volkswagen New New Beetle. Or at least that's the rationale used in Volkswagen's newest ad for the Beetle. » 1/28/13 10:30am 1/28/13 10:30am

VW Opens Its 100th Factory As Beigekrieg Continues

The Mexican state of Guanajuato just boosted its tax revenues this Tuesday, when the 100th Volkswagen factory worldwide was opened in the city of Silao. The new unit will build up to 330,000 TSI engines annually to supply Volkswagen's North American vehicle plants in Puebla, Mexico and Chattanooga in the US. » 1/17/13 10:30am 1/17/13 10:30am