The Real Reason Volkswagen Golf Sales Tanked In July

Today is the first of the month, a date that is significant for two reasons: it's the day Jalopnik writers blow their paychecks on sway bars and more skinny jeans, and it's the day automakers report their sales figures from the prior month. And July wasn't a good look for Volkswagen in the U.S. » 8/01/14 11:01am 8/01/14 11:01am

VW Buys Blackberry's Auto R&D Center In Germany

Blackberry's future isn't just tied to comically oversized phones with real keyboards. It's about injecting its software into as many companies as possible. Part of that is the auto industry, which is why selling Blackberry's Bochum, Germany R&D facility to Volkswagen seems like a step backwards. It's not. Here's why. » 7/06/14 4:20pm 7/06/14 4:20pm

Volkswagen Once Tried To Kill A Journalist Because Of This Car

Yep, that's right. As far as I can tell, this incident where a Brazilian auto journalist was shot at while taking some spy shots is the only time a carmaker has actually employed potentially deadly force against a journalist. Even though I may have tempted some. The car is the VW Brasilia, and I think it's great. » 6/23/14 2:32pm 6/23/14 2:32pm

Did This Guy Really Drive On The Track During A Live Race?

You know how sometimes you're just driving along, and you get a little lost, and you make a wrong turn, and then suddenly you find yourself in the middle of the track during an endurance race at the famous Brands Hatch Circuit? No? Well, that's what this guy did in a Volkswagen Polo. Supposedly. » 6/15/14 11:20am 6/15/14 11:20am

This VW Ad Shows How Easy It Is To Kill Yourself With A Text Message

There are a lot of driving laws I don't agree with, starting with 55 MPH speed limits. But one that is definitely not enforced enough is the prohibition on texting while driving. It's such an absorbing distraction that comes on so quickly that it genuinely is incredibly dangerous. And Volkswagen demonstrated just that. » 6/09/14 4:11pm 6/09/14 4:11pm