The VW Bus is a timeless staple of off-road racing in Mexico. It’s– wait, what? Bus? No, that can’t be right. Oh. Oh mercy. It’s a bus alright. Looks like, 50 years after its first run, the Mexican 1000 is still the best place for lunatics to become legends.
There are looming questions over the environmental impact of junking every dirty Volkswagen Dieselgate vehicle. But there some tangible outcomes from the massive VW settlements that are starting to emerge, like in Michigan where school officials are proposing to spend $30 million to replace old diesel school buses.
Today you all get a chance to ask Elizabeth Cabraser, the lawyer heading up the biggest class action settlement in U.S. history—Dieselgate—anything you like. Ready, set, go!
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne wanted a deal with GM, and they weren’t interested. Then he mentioned merging with Volkswagen, they didn’t necessarily say no, and that is when shit went and got too real for him.
A Chinese court has acted with “leniency” and jailed former FAW chairman and party secretary Xu Jianyi for 11 and a half years on corruption charges, Reuters reports. He ran China’s second-largest car company, one with ties to both Volkswagen and Toyota.
The main issue around Dieselgate for most people is how are all of VW’s cheater cars going to get fixed, but there’s a second question of when VW’s executives found out about the cheat and if there was an internal coverup. New news on that front involves backstabbing, lies and a former ambassador to Israel.
While you’re probably watching the Rolex 24 at Daytona, I’m a few hours down the road at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Beetle Fun Cup. The kind folks at Volkswagen must be happy to have a girl attend, because they lent me this and I feel very... pink.
It’s impossible not to look at a new feature from Volkswagen with a skeptical eye after Dieselgate, but we’re hoping the company’s new climate windshield, that can melt snow and ice without the need for distracting wires, delivers as promised—because the winter sucks if you own a car.
Finally, after five concept cars, a ton of screaming and stress tears, and plenty of stagnant potential, Volkswagen seems interested in bringing the latest I.D. Buzz bus concept to production by 2022. You can’t tell, but I’m definitely cautiously squinting right now.
Honestly, I didn’t expect VW Wondered Aloud If Diesel Cheating Would Lead To Indictment would be topped, but the wonders of subpoena power are vast. The U.S. government managed to dig up some eye-popping shit to build its Dieselgate case, much of which was revealed when indictments against six high-level employees…
Volkswagen was clearly out of their minds when they developed and produced the 261 mile-per-gallon XL1, a spaceship-like diesel hybrid that looks like a Roswell file photo featured on Ancient Aliens, but without all of the crazy eyes. It’s the greatest modern Volkswagen that didn’t wear an Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche,…
Volkswagen has now made a half dozen retro microbus concept cars in my life span and the newest is the electric, autonomous I.D. Buzz with 270 miles of range that debuted tonight. If VW has any sense, it will build it as soon as possible.
In a scandal that came with what feels like a never-ending aftermath, at least a few thousand vehicles affected by Volkswagen’s Dieselgate emissions cheating will have a fix approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But don’t sigh in relief just yet—only a few select cars qualify for this one.
Cincinnati car salesman Joe Mayer stripped his VW Golf Diesel just days before the car’s court-ordered buyback. The bad news: Volkswagen wasn’t feeling that, so the company postponed his appointment and then a judge cautioned against the practice. The good news: this gave me a chance to drive Joe’s VW skeleton, and…
The seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe VW says it’s one of only nine Passats in the U.S. with its drivetrain. You’d think if it’s that rare it’d have been left alone but instead it’s been lightly modded for your viewing pleasure. Let’s see if its price needs a mod too.
Dieselgate put a downer on anyone who needed an oil-burning Porsche to tow their Porsche to a race track. With a fix in the works for the Volkswagen Group’s 3.0-liter TDI V6 motor, Porsche will soon be able to sell you a “new” diesel Cayenne—but only by making them used cars with a hefty discount.