Do you have an Audi A4? Perhaps you have a Seat Alhambra, or a VW Eos? What about a Skoda Octavia taxi cab? Congrats! Your car can get the wheels from an R8 V10.
Everyone has a first car, but there's one ride that feel a bit like everyone's first car: the '98 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition.
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VWs Beigekrieg got slowed down a bit by the German weather. A VW spokesperson said that a hailstorm damaged several thousand brand new vehicles in their Wolfsburg plant last week. This may delay deliveries for European customers as all cars in stock will have to be checked in the light tunnel again, and then repaired…
Of the six Volkswagen up! concepts that were trotted out back at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, the one that least looked likely for anything other than sitting on an auto show floor was this roofless, doorless homage to the Meyers Manx Buggy.
VW's Walter de Silva recently said he is "convinced that a small roadster wouldn't be the worst thing for Volkswagen." It's probably the opposite of the worst thing. The worst thing would be the company going out of business.
Have you been considering the new VW Beetle as a fun second car? Forget it! Buy a wretched, stinky piece of crap instead.
Most every car you find these days has a six or seven speed transmission. But some people want more. Lexus has an eight speed auto. ZF is working on a nine speed auto. Hyundai will offer a ten speed soon. But now they're going to be outdone by Volkswagen. Beigekrieg, forward!
Today a number of topless protesters loudly confronted Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel at a trade show in Germany, with Putin making headlines for giving the women two thumbs up. Also of note was VW CEO Martin Winterkorn bearing a loving grin.
Here's VW's picture of their new Golf TSI, GTI, and TDI in front of the Manhattan skyline. Think it's a photoshop, or is it real?
If you've ever wondered how to turn a suburban office full of striped tie-wearing squares into patois-speaking Jamaicans, all it takes is a Volkswagen New New Beetle. Or at least that's the rationale used in Volkswagen's newest ad for the Beetle.
The Mexican state of Guanajuato just boosted its tax revenues this Tuesday, when the 100th Volkswagen factory worldwide was opened in the city of Silao. The new unit will build up to 330,000 TSI engines annually to supply Volkswagen's North American vehicle plants in Puebla, Mexico and Chattanooga in the US.
This is the Passat Performance Concept. It looks to us like VW is using the terms "performance" and "concept" very loosely here.
Remember that time that General Motors claimed the title of the biggest carmaker in the world last year?
The Volkswagen Group is on a mission: to sell 10 million cars per year and become the largest automaker in the world by 2018.
As we told you this morning, Volkswagen will be unveiling official details on the 2014 Golf later today. However, like always, the official images have popped out early like a drunk uncle at your surprise birthday party.