VW's 200-Foot Tower Of Cars Must Be Seen To Be Believed

First Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen is pretty much cooking up a Golf for everyone on the planet. You have the standard Golf, the diesel TDI, and an all-electric eGolf. Enthusiasts around the globe love the GTI. There's also a wagon version coming soon called the Golf SportWagen. » 3/04/15 11:52am 3/04/15 11:52am

​Audi Hedges Bets On Battery-Electrics With Hydrogen 

Volkswagen and Audi have been putting most of their eggs into the battery-electric basket, despite a few hydrogen-powered concepts in the past. But it wants to diversify, and VAG's next big move is a new fuel-cell patent deal with one of the most auto-focused hydrogen propulsion companies around. » 2/12/15 2:45pm 2/12/15 2:45pm

The Volkswagen Golf R400 May Be Coming To A Dealer Near You 

Our collective reaction to Volkswagen's R400 reveal at the L.A. Auto Show was something along the lines of, "That's great, thanks for teasing us with something we can't buy." But ultra-bonkers hot-hatch fans shouldn't give up hope quite yet. VW's still making the case on whether or not to send the R400 to our shores. » 1/20/15 7:05pm 1/20/15 7:05pm

For a Totally Reasonable $220K, You Can Have This VW Type 2 Limo      …

I really like Type 2s. A common daydream for me involves the barn-find of an original 21 or 23-window or truck. I can't explain in words my desire for a first generation Type 2 double-cab truck. If I had the money, I'd have a fleet of them. » 1/16/15 10:38am 1/16/15 10:38am

​Apple CarPlay And Android Auto Coming To Volkswagens This Year

Volkswagen's second generation "modular infotainment platform" – or MIB II – is on its way to the U.S. and Europe, and with it comes VW's first integration of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the all-but-dead MirrorLink system. Hey, two out of three ain't bad. » 1/05/15 10:30pm 1/05/15 10:30pm

First Drive: 2015 Volkswagen eGolf

There's officially a Volkswagen Golf for everyone. The standard Golf is a go-to choice in the compact hatchback market. Enthusiasts love the GTI, and diesel-drinking enthusiasts can't wait for the GTD to get here (seriously... hurry your asses up on that one VW). » 11/06/14 10:51am 11/06/14 10:51am

This Lego VW Type 2 T1 Bus is absolutely incredible!!

Having already built what is probably the coolest Lego Beetle that ever existed, builder Sheepo has churned out another spectacular Technic model. Normally, Technic models barely come close to looking the part, but this thing is unmistakable as the hippie van of the 60's. If the looks weren't enough for you this… » 10/30/14 7:48am 10/30/14 7:48am

The Volkswagen XL Sport Is So Cool It'll Make Your Head Explode

So. I'm writing this with my penis. Forget Bugatti Veyrons! If you got the money and the connections, try making VW build an XL Sport for you. Then give it to me, because I would daily drive it, forever. » 10/02/14 8:07am 10/02/14 8:07am

The 2015 Volkswagen Alltrack Is The Best Golf For The Family Yet

It's a Volkswagen Golf wagon with permanent all-wheel drive, higher ground clearance and underside protection, hill descent assist and a choice of gas or diesel engines. In other words, pretty much all you need in a family car. » 9/24/14 9:20am 9/24/14 9:20am

Is A Volkswagen Takeover The Best Thing That Can Happen To A Carmaker?

I'm just asking because after driving through 6 countries putting another 2,200 miles on a 12 year old Seat Toledo that already had 75,000 miles on the clock, I'm almost convinced it is. » 9/10/14 5:22pm 9/10/14 5:22pm

Volkswagen Canada's Website Doesn't Suck

I also spend a fair bit of time on car configurators, though unlike Tom McParland I never get paid to do so. I'm merely shopping for a new car and as such have used most manufacturers' websites. Unlike the VW USA's silly car-seeks-driver relationship service, its friendly Canadian counterpart is not at all infuriating. » 9/04/14 4:40pm 9/04/14 4:40pm

Volkswagen's Website Still Sucks

I spend a lot of time on manufacturer websites configuring various cars and trucks. Sometimes I even get paid to visit these sites in order to help a client figure out what model, trim, and options would be best. Most automaker websites are good, some are just okay, but no website is more infuriating than Volkswagen's. » 9/04/14 9:55am 9/04/14 9:55am

10 Best VW Phaetons You Can Buy Right Now

I've made my list, checked it more times than I'd care to admit and now I'm ready to share. When I was in the market for a vehicle earlier this year I very nearly pulled the trigger on one of these fine examples you'll find below. It was to the point where I was ready to call up my grandparents in northern Louisiana… » 8/28/14 1:30pm 8/28/14 1:30pm

UK Woman Finds Boa Constrictor After Buying Used Volkswagen

There is an old adage that applies to buying things, especially used cars and that is, "Buyer Beware." I never thought that would mean, "Buyer Beware Of Fucking Snakes!" One UK woman just got a crash course in the updated mantra after she bought a used VW. » 8/22/14 2:16pm 8/22/14 2:16pm

More American Car Buyers Want The Diesel

For awhile it seemed like the only people who liked diesels were truck drivers and us Jalops. Even though diesel vehicles only make up 3% of the market, US sales are up 25%. This is good news for people like us who want some fun to go with our fuel economy. » 7/23/14 9:01pm 7/23/14 9:01pm

Could The Volkswagen Group Be Changing Its Name To Auto Union?

This is a rumor and boy oh boy is it a doozy. Apparently some of our mates Down Under have heard that the Volkswagen Group is considering changing it's name to Auto Union. Wait, what? » 7/23/14 5:19pm 7/23/14 5:19pm