Jalopnik Day Of Automaker Atonement: Volkswagen

We like Volkswagen. We do. Good people, those Volkswageners. SportWagens, Sciroccos and all that other stuff. They've also got a great history of making vans. We love VW EuroVans and Microbuses. They're van people. That's why we're so disappointed with the Volkswagen Routan » 10/09/08 1:00pm 10/09/08 1:00pm, which is essentially a rebadged Chrysler…

Seven New Cars We Wish Were April Fools' Day Jokes

[UPDATE: Also check out our top ten list of the best...or was it the worst...April Fools' Day automotive gags.] Occasionally, an automaker likes to have a little fun on April Fools' Day by announcing a car so ridiculous it couldn't possibly be real. Unfortunately, what happens more often than not is that an… » 4/01/08 3:16pm 4/01/08 3:16pm

Chicago Auto Show: 2009 Volkswagen Routan Debuts

Just because the Autobild boys ruined the surprise of the 2009 Volkswagen Routan yesterday, doesn't mean we can't have fun with the live reveal today. The Town & Country turned Routan has certainly been outfitted for the US market. Featuring things Germans don't care about like 13 cupholders, and a conversation mirror,… » 2/06/08 12:49pm 2/06/08 12:49pm

2009 VW Routan Minivan, Outed By Ze Germans Of AutoBild

We have our friends at AutoBild to thank for breaking the embargo on the Chrysler Minivan-turned-VeeDub kid hauler. The new 2009 VW Routan takes its styling cues from the current crop of VW's, but gets its minivan knowhow from the boys at Dodge. As seen in the pre-Chicago Auto Show Routan spy photos, the Passat-esque… » 2/05/08 2:45pm 2/05/08 2:45pm

2009 VW Routan Embargo Broken By VWVortex Before Chicago Auto Show…

Sorta. OK, no, not really. For some strange reason Jamie over at Motive Mag the site that's a Vortex for all things VW has posted a Vaseline-enhanced image of what they're claiming is the new 2009 VW Routan (what our Rou-tan Clan spy photo from last night wasn't good enough for ya?). There's absolutely no way we can be … » 2/01/08 4:15pm 2/01/08 4:15pm

2009 VW Routan Spotted Before Chicago Auto Show Reveal

Brenda Priddy and her quick lens caught the first photos of the rebadged Dodge Caravan that is the 2009 Volkswagen Routan Minivan. As you can tell from the photo, it does carry a lot from the current lineup of Chrysler minivans (though, with something else going on out front and in back). If you look at the back, you… » 1/31/08 7:31pm 1/31/08 7:31pm