The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is an attractive, spacious crossover, compact in name only, with a wide range of options and, thankfully, at least one fun color choice. That’s pretty much where the car’s personality ends, but I still found a lot to like about this thing.
I’m not really sure if I can let myself believe this, since I’ve been hurt so many times before. But here goes: Volkswagen’s Head Volk, Herbert Diess, told the UK’s Auto Express at the reveal of the new VW Polo that Volkswagen will actually produce a new version of the iconic Microbus, based on their ID Buzz concept…
The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is less powerful than the outgoing model, but has grown to be considerably bigger than the small, expensive crossover it’s replacing—a model that was considered a flop in the U.S. until sales skyrocketed last year. You’ve got questions and I’ll try to get answers.
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I am idly contemplating a racier set of seats for my sweet, sweet Volkswagen. Something comfy for a road trip but with enough bolstering so I’m not bracing against the door in corners. I have a variety of options, none of them seem ideal.
Air-cooling was a hallmark of Volkswagen since it began in the late 1930s. Throughout most of the 20th century, VW was motoring free from the cruel, wet tyranny of water—heavy, leaky radiators, and winter’s cold, looming threat of ice. The whole atmosphere was coolant for a VW, and all was good. Until it wasn’t. Right…
Four out of 12 Jalops agree: the only car you should ever purchase is a Karmann-Ghia!
Volkswagen’s new CC-replacement, the Arteon, is very nice. I just hate what it makes my mouth do.
Today feels like the kind of day that should end with something richly, deeply stupid. Something stupid in a vapid, good-natured way. Not evil-stupid, just dopey, dipshitty, almost soothingly stupid. Involving dogs and Volkswagens, ideally. This clip right here is just the thing, from a 1978 episode of The Bionic…
Sometimes, you find out some fact, and immediately you feel years and years of suspicions justified. The fact I’m thinking of involves some of my favorite things ever: air-cooled Volkswagens, dogs, and the act of chewing rubbery things. I can’t believe I never knew this delightful fact, just hiding there in plain…
Yesterday, noted local President of the United States and admirer of Grimace Donald Trump made the bold claim that Germans are ‘very bad’ and threatened to halt sales in the U.S. of German cars. The truth is, though, that German car companies build a crapton of cars in America, and are the biggest exporter, by value,…
A class-action lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses General Motors of installing defeat devices in more than 700,000 trucks to beat emissions tests in the U.S., the latest in a string of diesel cheating allegations against automakers.
After nearly two years since Volkswagen admitted to cheating emissions tests on over 475,000 diesel vehicles, the EPA and California Air Resources Board have approved a fix for over 84,000 offending vehicles. Only a few hundred thousand more to go!
The Volkswagen Up! is one of the greatest cars in the world today. It is almost as perfect as its more proletarian twin, the Škoda Citigo. But to truly vaunt that last hurdle into the pantheon of legends, it could probably use slightly more power. And now it will happen, in the form of the Volkswagen Up! GTI.
Last weekend, I took a trip to the Pontiac Silverdome, the abandoned Michigan stadium parking lot housing thousands of cheating Volkswagen diesels. As I filmed the sea of disgraced automobiles, a Dodge Challenger decided to rip some smoky burnouts.
What do you get when you fill the trunk of a classic Beetle with a modern Audi 1.8-liter turbocharged engine that’s been tuned up to 389 horsepower? Donuts. You get donuts.