The Only Car Endorsed By A Moonwalker Was Not What You'd Expect

Only twelve men have walked on the moon, and it's pretty incredible how little those men used their status as Apollo astronauts to shill for products or endorsement deals. In fact, it seems like only one moon-astronaut was ever used to sell cars, and the car sold just might be the last one you'd expect. » 4/15/14 12:20pm Tuesday 12:20pm

2015 Volkwagen Jetta: This Is It

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta comes with slightly refreshed styling, a 2.0 TDI engine returning a (VW-estimated) 45 mpg on the highway, new driver assistance systems, LEDs and improved aerodynamics. And with the 2014 car involved in a recall, maybe just wait for the new one? » 4/14/14 8:40am Monday 8:40am

Here's Volkswagen's Tear-Jerking Farewell Tribute To The Iconic 'Bus'

The last Volkswagen Kombi, anthropomorphized to tell its story and read its "last wishes" is a truly lovely send-off to what might be the most iconic utility vehicle of all time, and will hit you right in the feels if you've ever said goodbye to a car you called a friend. » 4/07/14 10:48am 4/07/14 10:48am

Tennessee Governor Leveled A $300 Million Threat At VW Over UAW Vote

In the run-up to the vote to allow the UAW to organize workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, there were accusations of shady dealings and general thuggery. Most of those accusations were aimed at labor activists, but new documents show that those accusations should have been made at the politicians. » 4/01/14 1:20pm 4/01/14 1:20pm

Why Volkswagens Are The Only Cars That Can Drive Faster Than 280 MPH

Some might be able to build cars that are capable of higher speeds than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's 267.856 mph, but we will never know unless Volkswagen occasionally opens the doors to the only place on Earth where they can be pushed that far. » 3/10/14 2:07pm 3/10/14 2:07pm

The Best And Worst Of Volkswagen's Geneva Offerings

Volkswagen's invite-only party the night before the Geneva Motor Show opens is a preview of what you can expect from all the brand's under VW's umbrella. Cars, lots of dubstep and films about adventurous men, relaxed retirees and expensive women for those Bentley customers out there. Here's all I've seen. » 3/03/14 7:00pm 3/03/14 7:00pm

VW T-ROC Concept Is A Targa-Topped Little Brute The Size Of A Golf

VW's been having fun with little MQB-platform based off-road concepts, like that new Beetle Dune concept we saw earlier this year in Detroit. Now they're revealing a new one in Geneva called the T-ROC, and it's an awful lot like a modern Golf Country. That's doubleplusgood, if you ask me. » 3/03/14 4:30pm 3/03/14 4:30pm

No Sign Of VW Plant Expansion After Workers Said 'No Thanks' To UAW

Two weeks ago, Volkswagen employees in Chattanooga voted not to unionize and become members of the United Auto Workers. So, uh, where are those plant expansion plans Sen. Bob Corker promised? » 2/28/14 7:00pm 2/28/14 7:00pm

UAW Files Appeal Over 'Interference' With Volkswagen Union Vote

In the next development in the UAW-Volkswagen episode, the union today filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board and called for a new vote from workers free of "intimidation" from third-parties. » 2/21/14 3:30pm 2/21/14 3:30pm

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Is A 130 MPG Plug-In Hybrid GTI

Following on the success of the new Golf GTI and GTD, Volkswagen is introducing an electrified version called the GTE. With a 1.4-liter 148 horsepower TSI engine and a 101 hp electric motor, it gives you a combined power of 201 hp and 258 lb-ft with remarkable mileage. » 2/20/14 10:00am 2/20/14 10:00am

VW Labor Head Won't Support U.S. Investments Without Union

The UAW stinging from being unable to convince workers to unionize at Volkswagen's Tennessee plant is one thing. There's hurt over in Germany within VW's labor side over whether to even continue investment in Chattanooga. » 2/19/14 8:00pm 2/19/14 8:00pm

The UAW Is Really Pissed It Lost The Volkswagen Vote

The United Auto Workers union is hopping, steaming mad over the fact that it lost the vote to unionize workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant last night. So mad, in fact, that they're blaming nefarious outside forces. » 2/15/14 2:20pm 2/15/14 2:20pm