I was researching something else when I fell down this particular rabbit hole, but I’m pretty intrigued by what I found here: it’s from a 1953 Beetle luggage accessories flyer, but what I’m most curious about is that wireframe luggage tester thing there. Did that exist outside of a drawing?
While Volkswagen hasn’t decided on the methods by which it will compensate the U.S. owners affected by its Dieselgate scandal of last year, the company’s new hire overseeing the issue is confident in how customers will react: well.
Volkswagen’s suggested fixes for its 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel vehicles fitted with emissions-cheating software keep getting rejected, and now the automaker has decided on a plan to buy back some of the effected models—but only the certified pre-owned vehicles currently in the Dieselgate sales-ban limbo on…
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When I mention that I love vintage Volkswagen Beetles, I’m usually met with a response like “Really? I had no idea. Too bad you never freaking mention it in every stupid thing you write,” and then the slappings begin. But I mean it! And even better, I got to drive what I think may be the ultimate, ideal vintage Beetle.
More power equals more better, but sometimes trying to eke out those last couple horsepower from your tuner can result in enormous fiery explosions. Case in point: this ill-fated dyno pull video.
Volkswagen confirmed our high hopes of developing a hardcore Golf hatchback variant based off of the R400 concept, named for its 400 hp, almost two years ago. New reports suggest we may finally see it hit production sometime this year, now dubbed the Golf R420.
Jari-Matti Latvala failed to stop and check on the photographer he hit in a low-speed crash during Stage 11 of the Rallye Monte-Carlo, and the World Rally Championship isn’t happy about that. Latvala claimed that poor visibility kept him from seeing the man on his hood, and the series didn’t buy that excuse.
Volkswagen is in some deep You Know What with the whole Dieselgate scandal. But to make up for their transgressions, VW’s luxury brand, Audi, is reportedly delaying all non-core projects to focus on electric vehicle development.
For the majority of the world that understands that you can actually tow things without a massive truck, Volkswagen has a new Trailer Assist system. To promote this, Volkswagen Norway freaked everybody out by backing a car and trailer all over the city, improbably fast. Sort of.
The McLaren Formula One Team is tired of losing. We’re tired of seeing them lose. Even F1 head Bernie Ecclestone is tired of seeing them lose, in a rare moment where fans and F1's leadership actually agree. So, McLaren hired a CEO from a team that doesn’t understand losing: Volkswagen’s World Rally Championship team.
If only my garage was as clean as Volkswagen’s WRC team’s. Of course with a Polo WRC in mine, I wouldn’t mind a bit of dirt. Photo credit: VW
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller is continuing his apology tour throughout the United States over the hot mess that is Dieselgate, but the tour just took a super-weird turn with a series of interviews that Mueller gave to NPR. First he claimed that Volkswagen didn’t lie, and then that the whole thing was caused by a…
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe MkI Jetta rocks a lot of cool parts, including some Recaro thrones, a diesel mill, and sweet BBS wheels. What you’ll have to decide is if that all adds up to making this smoker a smoking hot deal.
Volkswagen’s plan to fix its cheaty 2.0-liter diesel cars was rejected by the California Air Resources Board for lacking sufficient detail, reports Automotive News. The state alleges that the plans were not adequate or quick enough for what California requires.
Finally, a Volkswagen Tiguan that doesn’t look soft, weak, and unprepared to explore the brutal wilderness! Here’s a hybrid off-road concept we’ll see at the Detroit Auto Show this week, but probably not in real life.
“How is Volkswagen going to fix this?” Since the Dieselgate emissions scandal broke in September, that’s been the number one question on the minds of VW owners, regulators, industry watchers and pretty much everyone else. According to a German newspaper, the fix in the United States is a new catalytic converter.