Rejoice: Volkswagen Finally Adds A Car Configurator To Its Website

I have been pretty vocal about Volkswagen's new website that was supposed to be more "tablet friendly" and mimic "dating sites." The most frustrating part for customers was that they could not "build" a car and know how much it costs. While I highly doubt VW cared about my criticism, they did fix their website. » 2/26/15 4:26pm Thursday 4:26pm

The 2015 VW Sportwagen Will Be Lighter And Cheaper Starting At $21,395

Volkswagen's all new MQB platform has already spawned some likable cars such as the Audi A3 and Golf/GTI. But many long-roof lovers have been holding out for the all new Sportwagen. Formally the misnamed "Jetta Sportwagen," the MK7 version will have more space, more power, and less weight. » 2/12/15 1:36pm 2/12/15 1:36pm

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Is Proof VW Doesn't Really Hate Us

"Volkswagen doesn't understand America." That's what the critics like to say. It's what they blame for a lack of cars that can crush it in the mass market and Volkswagen's slump during the best sales year in a decade. But there is proof that Volkswagen is at least listening to some of us, and the proof is in the all… » 1/29/15 12:00pm 1/29/15 12:00pm

Screw Tesla, BMW And Volkswagen Will Build Their Own EV Charging Network

America fell pretty far short of President Obama's 2011 call to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. There's a lot of reasons for this, and a lack of charging infrastructure is one of them. So far Tesla Motors has been leading that charge (sorry for the pun) with their Supercharger network, but today… » 1/22/15 1:30pm 1/22/15 1:30pm

Volkswagen Jacks Up Price On GTI After Winning All The Awards

Whether or not you put any credence in those COTY awards from various publications — and you shouldn't because they're stupid — this year the VW Golf/GTI did quite well, snagging everything from Motor Trend's golden calipers to the North American Car of The Year. So Volkswagen, in their infinite wisdom to increase… » 1/12/15 10:29am 1/12/15 10:29am

This Fascinating Stillborn VW Prototype Would Have Been Revolutionary

By the late '60s, VW was in a legitimate full-on panic about replacing the Beetle: somehow, they never really managed to figure this out. The Beetle was just selling too well for too long to worry until it was almost too late. Eventually, the Golf saved the day, but there was a brief moment where it looked like VW's… » 12/29/14 2:25pm 12/29/14 2:25pm