10 Best VW Phaeton's 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 Today 1:30pm

World Cup Car Commercials- Who Did It Better?

In the United States the Super Bowl is a huge opportunity for a brand to showcase a great TV ad. However, there are about 110 million viewers for the Super Bowl compared to about 910 million viewers for the World Cup. So if you are going to reach a big audience with a commercial, Fùtbol not Football (American) is… » 6/13/14 11:29am 6/13/14 11:29am

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

The Phaeton Will Work This Time, Because Korea

Our friend Derek Kreindler from TTAC wrote a great editorial today on why the new Phaeton is foolishness from a business perspective. He is correct that mid and large size sedans like the Impala and Taurus on on the decline, but I think Derek is looking at the wrong targets for the big VW. The Impala and Taurus are… » 5/20/14 1:46pm 5/20/14 1:46pm

Ford and Hyundai Top Brand Loyalty Index, VW Stumbles

In order for an automaker to be successful, they can't just sell a car to a customer once; they need to have a large percentage of repeat business. Owner loyalty is something that all brands try to cultivate, some automakers accomplish this with prestige and performance while others consistently deliver quality… » 4/30/14 1:50pm 4/30/14 1:50pm