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Mountaintop Volkswagen Club which was organized in 2004 is planning their 11th Annual Volkswagen Car Show. The first Volkswagen Type I Beetle was exhibited in the United States in 1949. Two vehicles were sold that year. In 1972, the 15,007,034th Type I Beetle was produced, surpassing the Ford ...
Illinois is slated to receive $108.7 million in non-taxpayer money from a national settlement with Volkswagen over the German automaker's emissions scandal. But unlike other states in the Midwest and across the country, Illinois continues to sit idling without a plan for how it will spend the money, which is ...

Chicago, Illinois -- Despite an impending snowstorm and freezing temperatures, we were able to make our appointment with Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen design head, at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Bischoff had a busy morning promoting the all-new 2019 Arteon sedan and we caught up with him later ...
Volkswagen Group said Friday that it has set a new sales record for January, with global deliveries increasing 10% over the same period in 2017. "That is the best start to the year in the history of the Volkswagen Group," sales chief Fred Kappler said in a statement. "There was significant growth in all ...
Volkswagen entered an entirely new segment in the automotive market by launching a large three-row SUV called the Atlas in May 2017. While these vehicles obviously don't compete directly, the sales data shows that the VW Atlas quickly came to outsell the Tesla Model S and X in the U.S. market.

Volkswagen wants to let you know that it has its eye on the future, specifically where vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-environment communication is concerned. You see, VW has committed to having all of its production vehicles adopt the WLANp (aka IEEE 802.11p) wireless communication protocol as ...
Volkswagen has been showing off its I.D. line of concept electric vehicles for a couple of years now, but we won't have to wait long for them to actually enter production according to a new report. VW will enter production with the I.D., starting with the I.D. Crozz in the U.S. and the I.D. Golf-sized hatchback for ...
In Albuquerque, a macaque monkey is cradled in what seems an affectionate embrace and then swiftly placed in an airtight glass cage. A hose connected to the exhaust pipe of a 2004 Ford F-250 pick-up truck pumps exhaust into the cage where the monkey watches cartoons with toddler enthrallment.
The U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG on Friday asked a U.S. judge to delay several court trials it is facing over excess emissions because it fears "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners in a recent TV documentary will prejudice the jury. Although nearly all U.S. owners agreed to take ...
Volkswagen of America's auto sales in January beat the overall market with the Chattanooga-built Atlas SUV making up more than 17 percent of the company's U.S. results last month. The automaker's total sales of 24,744 climbed 5.2 percent in January over a year ago on the strength of the Atlas and the ...
A "monkey" was forced to inhale car exhaust fumes, just as experimenters--hired by Volkswagen--forced macaque monkeys to do in a cruel experiment, the results of which were falsified by Volkswagen as part of its emissions-rigging scandal. At the conclusion of the experiment, a tube was thrust down the ...
Volkswagen eLabs are the result of a $1 million donation from Volkswagen Chattanooga and the state of Tennessee. These eight schools are part of the second round of recipients for the Volkswagen eLabs, which fulfills Volkswagen's plan to open 16 eLabs in Hamilton County schools over a two-year ...
Look, I don't even have a good steering wheel for a Volkswagen. I have the ugly one. I probably have the ugliest one. The four-spoke blocky 1970s steering wheel my '74 has is probably the least-handsome steering wheel VW ever jammed into a Beetle, and mine is even in bad shape for it. The front cover ...
"These devices were made illegal in 1998 and it's fairly unbelievable that a company the size and reputation of Volkswagen has been doing something like this and finding ways round this legislation," he told a select committee hearing. "I think they are going to suffer substantial damage as a result and they ...
Volkswagen Group (OTCMKTS:VLKAY) is feeling the vise grip tighten with accusations about its role in testing toxic diesel fumes on monkeys and humans. The German automaker, along with BMW (OTCMKTS:BMWYY) and Daimler (OTCMKTS:DDAIF), have come under intense scrutiny since the New York ...
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the first three-row SUV from Volkswagen and it can seat up to seven passengers. Since its reveal last year, we managed to get some seat time behind the wheel of VW's mid-size hauler and log plenty of miles too. Here are seven cool things about the Atlas, which makes it a ...

Last year, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the emissions fraud scheme. The company agreed to pay penalties of more than $20 billion to settle suits brought by customers and state and Federal Prosecutors. So far, eight people have been charged in criminal investigations of Volkswagen's ...
On Tuesday, Volkswagen's chief lobbyist said the auto giant would stop testing its products on animals. The statement came in the wake of a major scandal that revealed that the effects of diesel fumes were tested on monkeys and humans in a study funded by German automakers. "We want to completely ...
The experiment was conducted as part of an unpublished 2014 test intended to compare Volkswagen's then heralded "clean diesel" TDI emissions with those of an older heavy-duty diesel pickup truck. Alex Gibney's Dirty money series, which first aired on Netflix last Friday, described the test as initially ...
The Renault-Nissan automaking alliance became the world's biggest seller of light vehicles in 2017, bumping Volkswagen AG off the top spot. Nissan's sales hit a record high of 5.82 million, while French automaker Renault SA has reported sales of 3.76 million. Mitsubishi's sales came in at 1.03 million, ...
As you may recall, Volkswagen was involved in not one, but two emissions cheating scandals. The company agreed to $14.7 billion in settlements after "defeat device" software was detected in millions of the company's purportedly "low-emissions" diesel cars in 2015. The next year, the Wall Street Journal ...
But the American scientists conducting the test were unaware of one critical fact: The Beetle provided by Volkswagen had been rigged to produce pollution levels that were far less harmful in the lab than they were on the road. The results were being deliberately manipulated. The Albuquerque monkey ...
Volkswagen's future I.D. range of electric vehicles is beginning to take shape. We've already seen concept versions of the I.D. Buzz and I.D. Crozz make their debuts in the last few years. Now we can expect a few more to hit the stage after the German automaker announced the trademark of a couple of new ...
I suppose it's possible that you weren't aware that it was Thailand's National army Day on January 18th--that may explain why I didn't get a card or a call from you or anything. That's okay, I'm not mad, because I've just learned that Thailand is still using a good number of beautifully-maintained Volkswagen ...
The IOTA Foundation, a non-profit Blockchain foundation for the Internet of Things (IoT) has announced that the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Volkswagen, Johann Jungwirth, will join the Supervisory Board, effective immediately. Jungwirth said: The IOTA platform allows connected devices to digitally send ...
Nearly everyone can immediately call to mind the shape of one of the best-selling cars ever -- the Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle. Originally designed under Ferdinand Porsche's leadership, the Beetle was supposed to be a cheap and reliable car for the people. It also heavily resembled the Tatra 97 -- so much ...
What is it: The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the company's first three-row SUV, built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for American tastes. The SE with technology trim adds three-zone climate control and a remote power liftgate. 4Motion is Volkswagen's name for its all-wheel-drive system, at the moment only ...
"Volkswagen's investment that they just announced is extremely important for Rwanda," said Clare Akamanzi, CEO of the state-run Rwanda Development Board. "It demonstrates that a global company like VW can find a vital business in Rwanda. One, that they can begin to assemble motor vehicles in ...
Germany's Volkswagen is planning to produce its vehicles at a new plant in Rwanda beginning spring this year, Deutsche Welle reported. The cars will be manufactured mainly for local car drivers. The first vehicles are expected to be assembled by May. VW also seeks to produce electric cars in Rwanda in ...
Volkswagen Arteon preview: 'Anything but bohemian'. The all-new flagship model from VW is a breath of fresh air. But will it make the grade in the corporate car park? Martin Love. Sun 21 Jan 2018 01.00 EST. Share on facebook · Share on twitter · Share via email; View more sharing options; Share on LinkedIn · Share on ...
Forget Tesla, Volkswagen Is the Automaker Stock I Love. The company ... And while BMW (BMWYY) owns Rolls-Royce, I believe the best-positioned public company to attack the high-end market is Volkswagen (VLKAY) . ... Even the high-end models from Volkswagen's Audi subsidiary can reasonably be called luxury cars.
With the all-new Atlas, Volkswagen is one of the last automakers to debut a proper three-row SUV. Being late to the three-row party has its advantages; Atlas feels roomier, smoother and altogether more unified than the competition. It may just carry the beleaguered brand on its back, much as its ...
We know that you know we don't get the subcompact Volkswagen Up! hatchback here, but it's still cool to think about what might be if the Golf GTI Mk1 heir came to the U.S. Autocar's Matt Prior just took his first spin, and he found out some pretty interesting things about the new three-banger. First, a little ...
The Golf may have just gotten a mid-generation refresh for the 2018 model year, but Volkswagen promises that the eighth generation will be even more loaded with technology and performance. There's no word yet on the sportier GTI variant, but we imagine that Volkswagen won't let us down with the next ...
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Volkswagen Hits Record Sales In 2017. Sure, Volkswagen cheated emissions on millions of cars worldwide, but ...
Volkswagen's Passat sold in the United States will be redesigned in 2019, brand boss Herbert Diess revealed to the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Production will take place at VW's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the ...
Volkswagen is serious about being a large competitor in the electric car market. We already know that VW considers Tesla to be its biggest competitor, and has been looking to challenge the domestic automaker's supremacy once it can become rooted in the electric market. The automaker confirmed at the ...
Volkswagen looks set to hold on to the title of world's largest carmaker, beating both Japan's Toyota and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance in terms of sales in 2017. German carmaker Volkswagen said Wednesday it sold a record number of vehicles in 2017, putting it on track to hold on to the title of ...
Its place at the peak of the peerless Volkswagen Golf family has helped it earn multiple 10Best awards, including for 2018. However, the equally lovable and significantly less expensive Golf GTI upstages it. Likewise, the R-rated version lacks the literal and figurative wild side of the hardcore alternatives. Regardless, this ...
With the all-new Atlas, Volkswagen is one of the last automakers to debut a proper three-row SUV. Being late to the three-row party has its advantages; Atlas feels roomier, smoother and altogether more unified than the competition. It may just carry the beleaguered brand on its back, much as its ...
Following a press conference, members of the media photograph the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta at the North American International Auto Show Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in ... German automaker Volkswagen had record sales of 10.74 million vehicles last year as markets in Brazil and Russia rebounded strongly.
Volkswagen AG (VOW.XE) plans to invest more than $3.3 billion overall in North America through to 2020, in order to boost sales of its namesake brand in the region. The German car maker said Sunday that it plans to invest around $1.2 billion of that sum in the U.S. and aims to break even on operating ...
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta shows that the automaker is committed to making its entry-level sedan a more viable alternative to mainstream rivals such as the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, and Toyota Corolla. The new Jetta, unveiled Sunday at an off-site event ahead of the Detroit auto show, is now based ...
CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) -- A Utah grandmother who decorated her yard with a painted Volkswagen Beetle up in a tree is fighting back after the city ordered her to take it down. Janis Zettel, of Clearfield, bolted the gutted car into the branches of a tree in her yard. She and her husband, Roy, stripped the ...
Talking about the regional sales volume in 2017, China's vehicle sales witnessed a rise of 5.9% to 3.18 million cars. While in the United States, Volkswagen sales expanded 5.2% to 339,700 units. However, the company experienced a drop of 2.5% to 1.43 million cars in its western European market as an ...
Volkswagen this past week lowered its prices on the redesigned seven-passenger Tiguan compact crossover that arrived for 2018, calling the newly priced versions 2018.5 models, starting at $24,595 (plus $900 freight) for the base S front-wheel-drive model. That's a decrease of $750 from the most-recent ...
Detroit (Reuters) - Volkswagen's core autos division increased vehicle sales to a record 6.23 million cars last year, as rising demand for VW brand ... Deliveries rose 4.2 percent in 2017 to 6.23 million Volkswagen (VW) brand cars, the automaker said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show, helped by an ...
Volkswagen is expected to unveil a newly designed Jetta, which hasn't been redesigned since 2010. Volkswagen's reveal is scheduled to begin at 10:05 a.m. - you can watch it live above. ClickOnDetroit will be live streaming most of the reveals, which began on Saturday, January 13 and continue through ...
With the goal of increasing its U.S. market share, Volkswagen tweaked the design of its 2019 Jetta and and Atlas mid-size SUV. "The Atlas is aimed right at the heart of the SUV market with the size, comfort and features that Americans expect," said according to Volkswagen North American Region CEO ...


 

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