Meet The Boonie Bug, The DIY Van At Home In The Wild Or On Mars

When Jalopnik’s worker-restraint pods place me in the weekly 15 minute “success daydream” cycle, I sometimes imagine myself arriving at a red carpet to receive some manner of award — but that doesn’t matter. What matters is the car that pulls up and drops me off. For many, it’s a limo. For me, usually, it’s a Boonie… » 6/02/15 12:04pm Today 12:04pm

VW Changes Their Corporate Font To Something Less Interesting

I’m pretty sure we have more than our share of typography nerds in our readership, myself included. So when I saw Volkswagen was planning a change to their corporate font, I was interested — VW has been remarkably consistent with their strong typography over the years, so this change better be good! Sadly, it isn’t. » 5/27/15 9:40pm Wednesday 9:40pm

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Concept Is A Hybrid GTI From The Future

After the magic madness that was the Audi TT Clubsport Turbo concept and the 2016 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport, and many other clubs and sports besides, we figured VW was done with introducing new cars at its annual gathering in Worthersee. We were wrong. Enter the Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept. » 5/14/15 10:05am 5/14/15 10:05am

VW Almost Designed The Mini Back In 1955

Until the early 70s and the success of the Golf, Volkswagen was always known for their unwavering dedication to their rear engine/rear drive platform. That’s why it’s so surprising to find that the first all-internally designed car at VW was front engine/front drive. More surprising is how close that car is to their… » 5/07/15 10:00pm 5/07/15 10:00pm

This Old Volkswagen 'Terrorist' Commercial Isn't What You Think It Is

You might remember this Volkswagen Polo ad from the earlier part of the last decade, along with the Star Wars Kid and everything else you saw on eBaumsworld. You might remember it being “banned,” or just that it was an ad that “VW doesn’t want you to see!” But it isn’t that at all.
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Volkswagen To Formula One Rumors Go Nuts After Piëch's Resignation

Volkswagen is almost everywhere! They’re truly the People’s Race Car in some respects. They’re just not in Formula One. Rumors of a VAG-backed F1 effort pop up from time to time, most recently under the Audi brand. Now that supposedly anti-Ecclestone chairman Ferdinand Piëch is out, will we see VW in F1?
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The Mad Genius Of VW's Former Chairman And His Legacy Of Audacious Cars

Volkswagen Group board chairman Ferdinand Piëch stunned the business world this weekend by quitting in a huff (or getting ousted, depending on who you ask) following a very public disagreement with the board over who his successor will be. As he departs the company, I have to wonder what he’s taking with him. » 4/28/15 12:33pm 4/28/15 12:33pm

Volkswagen Chairman Piech Loses His Head In Bid To Take Winterkorn's

Ferdinand Piech, supposedly all-powerful scion of the Porsche-Volkswagen extended family and Volkswagen board chairman, quit abruptly earlier today as it has become clear his attempt to oust current VW CEO Martin Winterkorn has failed and much of the rest of the board has turned him. This is a big deal. » 4/25/15 1:34pm 4/25/15 1:34pm

You'll Be Able To Get Your Very Own Ford Focus RS In America Next Spring

Ford has finally done it. They are bringing over the 2016 Focus RS that American enthusiasts have been begging for. So those of you that are in the market for a hot-hatch should hold out a little bit longer, because Ford says that the RS will arrive in US dealerships sometime during the Spring of 2016. » 3/25/15 9:12am 3/25/15 9:12am

The Mitsubishi Mirage Outsold The Volkswagen GTI In February 

This is a tale of two hatchbacks, one of which won practically every magazine award possible, the other... is a car that would make most of you want to take the bus. As great as the GTI is, Volkswagen still can't outsell what is arguably one of the saddest companies in the American market, Mitsubishi. » 3/23/15 9:15am 3/23/15 9:15am