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Expect to see greener Volkswagen, SAIC and FAW vehicles on Chinese roads in the future. The Volkswagen Group announced March 31 it will be cooperating more closely with its Chinese joint venture partners SAIC Motor Co. and First Automotive Works (FAW) Group in the field of forward-looking technologies. Joint declarations to that effect were signed […]

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The Volkswagen XL1, also known as the world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, is already becoming a museum piece! The XL1 will be displayed at the Design Museum in London alongside other examples of design excellence and Designs of the Year award nominees from a range of disciplines. The display started March 27 and goes on […]

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A new TDI engine is coming to VW vehicles for 2015 and some details about it were revealed yesterday. Douglas Skorupski, manager of Technical Strategy, Volkswagen of America, presented the launch details of the company’s newest TDI Clean Diesel engine, designated EA288, during a presentation delivered at the Automotive World Megatrends USA conference in Dearborn, […]

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UK customers started being able to place orders for the fully electric VW e-Golf yesterday. In the UK, the Volkswagen e-Golf is priced at £25,845 on the road (or £30,845 before the UK £5,000 Government grant) and there are 24 Volkswagen EV dealerships across the UK. First deliveries are expected at the end of June […]

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Volkswagen will be presenting the Passat BlueMotion Concept next week in Detroit, a sedan powered by a small 1.4-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine that can run on two cylinders when needed, and return 42 mpg on the highway. Volkswagen said the Passat BlueMotion Concept that is being presented at the 2014 North American International Auto Show […]

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Volkswagen’s Jetta TDI earned a 5-star safety rating as the company works also to introduce a lower-priced model, the Value Edition. The news came yesterday, when Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that the 2014 Jetta has earned a 5-star Safety Rating from the government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The Jetta joins the Passat and […]

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As Volkswagen prepares the January launch its first electric vehicle, the e-up! city car, it also prepared a whimsical video showcasing e-mobility. Called “The streets sound different. e-mobility by Volkswagen,” the video takes a look at the advantages of electric vehicles, which usually move through the streets emission-free and almost silently. With a twist of […]

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Today Volkswagen Group of America reported it had sold over 100,000 Volkswagen and Audi TDI-powered vehicles in the United States this year. This is the first time it has reached this sales level in a calendar year. Volkswagen and Audi currently offer 12 different TDI Clean Diesel powered models in the U.S. “Selling more than100,000 […]

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Wards revealed its 2014 ten best engines winners and, interestingly, the list includes one electric motor, three engines fueled by diesel and various using turbocharging. Eight of the winning engines use direct fuel injection. Tom Murphy of WardsAuto said this illustrates “the importance of fuel economy as automakers develop and market advanced new powertrains.” WardsAuto […]

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Volkswagen offered New Yorkers a glimpse of the future this week, bringing the Volkswagen XL1 in the city as part of a month-long American tour that took in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and now the Big Apple. The XL1 is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a European combined fuel consumption rating […]

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