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Volkswagen's North American executive team swears the Atlas Tanoak unibody pickup that captivated the auto show here last week is "just a concept," built to gauge market reaction and show what the automaker's flexible MQB platform can do. "There are no plans right now for production," Volkswagen ...

A new five-passenger variant of the Volkswagen Atlas midsize crossover will be built alongside the seven-passenger model and the Volkswagen Passat sedan at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The concept version will be shown at the coming New York Auto Show.
SPRINGFIELD - A set fire destroyed a Volkswagen Beetle in the Forest Park neighborhood Sunday night. The blaze at 41 Whittier was reported shortly before 9:50 p.m., Dennis Leger, aide to Commissioner Bernard J. Calvi, said. The Springfield Arson & Bomb Squad, which continues to investigate, ...
The fine folks at Volkswagen are no different, offering a large portion of its lineup with some form of the popular 4Motion AWD system. From the small-ish Golf R to the leviathan Atlas SUV, the fifth-gen 4Motion system appears in all shapes and sizes. To test the mettle of the 4Motion, I flew to the ...

Jalopnik, a website of attractive idiots, is occasionally wrong. Already twice this week we have sung the praises of the new Atlas Tanoak mid-size truck concept, when VW has already been making the perfect pickup truck. Even I had totally forgotten about this thing. I think I left my memory of it tucked away in ...
As revelations mounted a couple of years ago that Volkswagen tampered with some of its vehicles to fool emissions testers, Austin had special reason for outrage: Its relatively green-minded denizens had purchased more of the Volkswagens, as a percentage of population, than the rest of the state.
When you think of a pickup truck, automakers like Ford, Dodge and Chevy probably come to mind. Now, another automaker is throwing a new truck design in the lineup — and it's probably not a company you'd expect. German automaker Volkswagen unveiled the Atlas Tanoak pickup concept at the New ...
Let's get this straight right off the bat: The Volkswagen R32 is not as fast as the Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Nor does it have the grip of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. But you know what? Who cares. This car isn't about scorching test numbers. It isn't about wings and scoops and Ricky-racer attitude.
Rauner administration plans to divvy up a nearly $109 million anti-pollution windfall from a legal settlement with Volkswagen are taking fire from an array of critics who fear the process has been commandeered by business interests. Environmentalists, public health groups and some state lawmakers claim ...
When Volkswagen got caught with its pants down in the diesel cheating scandal that broke in September of 2015, it took a $25 billion hit in the US alone. Part of that number is for fines imposed by various federal and state regulators and part of it is the cost of buying back a large number of the more than ...
"The whole team at Volkswagen is delighted to have won the 2018 World Urban Car award with the Polo," said Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design. "With around 17 million units sold, the Polo is one of the most successful compact cars of all time and a pillar of the brand. And the sixth-generation, ...
New York – Germany's Volkswagen has thrown on a cowboy hat and boots and swaggered into the U.S. pickup market with the mid-size Atlas Tanoak truck concept. Built on the same bones as the three-row Atlas SUV, the Tanoak — introduced Wednesday at the New York auto show — is the latest pickup ...
The Volkswagen automaker really wants you to know that it's building cars for America. In fact, at the New York Auto Show, it delivered a concept vehicle that might as well have had the Stars and Stripes painted on its side. Get your tailgate parties ready for the Atlas Tanoak truck.
Volkswagen reveals Atlas Tanoak pickup truck. The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak pickup truck concept vehicle debuted at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The company is considering making a pickup truck but wants to gauge the public's reaction first. 01 / 07. The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak pickup truck concept vehicle debuted ...
The news brings to mind memories of a long-lost vehicle called the Volkswagen Pickup that once rambled through American streets from 1979 to 1984. The automaker sold 77,512 units of the Volkswagen Pickup, which was based on a vehicle called the Rabbit, before it was discontinued, spokesman Mark ...

"It has been over two years since the scandal was exposed and UK consumers have waited in vain for Volkswagen to respond to their complaints fairly," Gareth Pope, lawyer at Slater and Gordon, said in a statement. The firm represents more than 40,000 current and past owners of Audi, Seat, Skoda and ...
GT-specific styling upgrades add some visual attitude. The Bad Lower fuel economy ratings compared to other V6-powered rivals. Lightly weighted steering. Smaller touchscreen infotainment interface. The Bottom Line The more performance-focused Volkswagen Passat GT is a welcome shot in the arm for ...
Now Volkswagen wants to bring a dual motor electric race car to the iconic Pikes Peak hill climb on June 24. The annual event is unique in the world. The starting line is 9,390 feet above sea level. The finish line is 12.4 miles uphill at the 14,110 elevation mark. In one sense, an electric car is perfect for this ...
In October of last year, Volkswagen confirmed it would enter the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, using an electric car. On Monday, VW released less shadowy renderings of the car alongside the car's name, I.D. R in keeping with the brand's I.D. electric car nomenclature. The company will use its ...
German auto giant Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY), which is busy gearing up to produce electric vehicles by the millions, just previewed yet another new all-electric model -- but this one won't be showing up at dealers. That's because the newest member of VW's all-electric "I.D." sub-brand is a race ...
The Volkswagen Microbus (also known as Samba, Kombi, Bulli ... almost every country had a fond "nickname" for the much-loved van) is almost a manifestation of 1970s culture in its own right, and appeared in the show driven by Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) which he regularly referred to as his "Love ...
No, the Volkswagen Arteon isn't available in the US just yet. But when it finally hits dealers, it'll be offered with a sporty-looking R-Line package, something we'll see in person at the New York Auto Show next week. The R-Line package consists of a unique front bumper, rear inlets, a gloss-black rear spoiler ...
In 2017, Petter Solberg's Volkswagen Sweden World Rallycross Championship Team won both the Teams' Championship overall and Drivers' Championship with Johan Kristoffersson coming in first place. After a great race season, the team was ready to announce the car in which it will be competing in ...
Volkswagen may be one of the largest automakers in the world, but it is still a minor player in the US market. In 2017, the company held a 2% market share in the US, up by 0.2% from 2016, but is aiming to more than double it in the next ten years according to a report by Automotive News. The global head ...
Last week, Volkswagen announced in Berlin that it had selected Korean battery makers Samsung SDI and LG Chem as well as China's Contemporary Amperex Technology to supply batteries for its upcoming electric vehicles at its European and Chinese plants, with suppliers for North America forthcoming.
Most automotive enthusiasts are familiar with Volkswagen's long-lived VR6 engine. It is a 6-cylinder engine with fifteen degree offset cylinder bores so that it is more compact than a traditional inline six engine and less expensive to produce than a V6 engine (thanks to a shared cylinder head and manifolds).
German auto giant Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY) said this past week that in just four years, it will have 16 factories building battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles around the world. It's a big step toward the company's standing goal to build 3 million electric vehicles a year by 2025.
According to numerous reports from Europe including one from Auto Express, in a company conference, Volkswagen confirmed that a wagon bodied version of the Arteon four-door is headed for production. At the conference, VW didn't confirm the exact release date of the Arteon shooting brake, but it's ...
Five public listening sessions are being held to inform Alabama citizens of the state's portion of a federal settlement with Volkswagen. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The sessions, hosted by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), will give people information on how the funds ...
is receiving 47 million dollars after car company volkswagen was caught breaking air pollution standards for it's diesel cars and suvs. in turn that money will be used to essentially reverse the effects. going towards projects to reduce pollution over the next 10 years. vw settlement-vo-1 tonight - the minnesota ...
SIMPLEMOST - The Volkswagen Beetle is about to become extinct and it doesn't appear to be coming back this time. After a lengthy production run, the VW “Bug” will come to the end of its life cycle soon. Volkswagen's research and development leader, Frank Welsch, confirmed the news to Autocar last ...
A new analysis from the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has (again) confirmed as much — with Volkswagen diesel cars being found to use up to 14% more fuel after being recalled and “fixed” than previously. Notably, even after the software fix in the vehicles in question was implemented, NOx ...
It might be the world's largest single-company junkyard and pick-a-part business, if not for the prominent "No Trespassing" and "Drone-Free Zone" signs. Instead, it's a massive storage facility in Colorado for thousands of disgraced VW and Audi TDI diesel vehicles awaiting whatever fate holds for them.
Volkswagen confirmed at its annual media conference that it's going to bring one of its most eccentric concepts to production – the all-electric Sedric shuttle, which is more tiny pod bus than car, will eventually actually get made, after its design is refined by one of the Volkswagen Group's portfolio brands ...
Automaker Volkswagen's ramping up for its big EV push, with $25 billion in committed battery supplies and plans to outfit 16 factories to build electric cars by the end of 2022, up from three with that capacity in the VW stable right now. Thus far, Volkswagen's focus is on battery suppliers in Europe and China, ...
The "slug bug" or "punch buggy" game during road trips might get even rarer since Volkswagen officials announced the Beetle will go out of production after the current generation. Frank Welsch, R&D boss for Volkswagen, confirmed during the Geneva Motor Show that there will be no replacement for the ...
The Beetle has been squashed before, of course. VW ended production in 2003, but brought the car back in 2011. And, it's possible the Beetle will rise again somewhere down the road, but Volkswagen officials hint that won't be anytime soon. “Two or three generations is enough now,” said Frank Welsch, ...
Volkswagen announced late last year that it would return to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the first time in 31 years. Now we know that the German automaker plans to tackle the competition with a wild, all-electric race car called the ID R Pikes Peak. In case you're unfamiliar, PPIHC is one of the ...
The Problem: The driver front airbag may not be intended for use in vehicles sold in the U.S., which may not protect the driver as intended in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. The Fix: Dealers will replace the steering wheel and driver front airbag module for free. What Owners Should Do: ...
I've been covering the Volkswagen emissions scandal for more than two and a half years, writing dozens of articles as well as a book. But the Volkswagen article that generated by far the most outrage was about what the company did to a handful of monkeys. It started with an anonymous informer who gave ...
The Volkswagen settlement offers a golden ticket for immediate, meaningful steps to reduce NOx emissions. But an approach focused only on electrification, as some propose, asks Californians to bet on clean air benefits from technologies not yet widely available or not available at all. The net result: ...
When you think Volkswagen, you tend to think Summer of Love campers, or, more recently, Top Gear-loving boy racers tearing it up in their Golf GTIs. If you're more environmentally minded, perhaps the association is the horrendous emissions scandal that still stains the German auto giant's reputation?
About 120,000 unionized Volkswagen (VLKAY) workers just agreed to a deal that gives them a significant pay bump and, in some cases, six extra days off. Volkswagen said the workers will get a 4.3% pay rise starting in May, and from 2019 an extra 2.3% bonus and more pension benefits. Night shift ...
Massachusetts is deciding how to use its share of state and federal settlements with Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche that stemmed from settlements over the automakers cheating emissions tests. Healey wants to see it used to grow adoption of zero-emissions vehicles, as part of the state's broader clean ...
The money will be received as part of a multi-state settlement with Volkswagen after it used a cheating computer system that ran emissions controls during testing but not during normal vehicle operation. Emissions from these vehicles were 15-40 times the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency compliance ...
It's been about six years since old-school Volkswagen Beetle taxis were made illegal in Mexico City, it's been about 15 years since the last air-cooled Beetle rolled off the line, and a staggering 80 years since the basic design of the car was set. These cars shouldn't still be doing anything, by any ...
Autonomous technology still has a long way to go before it becomes commercially viable. But just because automakers don't actually have self-driving technology to show off yet doesn't mean they're going to wait to design autonomous concept cars. In Volkswagen's case, that's the I.D. Vizzion Concept.
Volkswagen really needs to decide what it wants to be when it grows up. Or gets out of a financial and regulatory prison sentence, I guess. And the new 2018 Volkswagen Arteon sedan has somehow emerged as the poster boy for this problem. Before the diesel cheating scandal unfolded, VW was chasing ...


 

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