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Volkswagen announced the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee will be building the brand’s new midsize SUV. Diesel and/or hybrid powertrains are expected to be available on this new seven passenger SUV. The Group said it will be investing a total of approximately $900 million in the production of a newly developed, seven-passenger SUV, and creating 2,000 […]

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Volkswagen is investing in connectivity by acquiring assets from Blackberry. The Volkswagen Group announced it is taking over BlackBerry’s European research and development center in Bochum, Germany. With the newly founded Volkswagen Infotainment GmbH, the Wolfsburg-based automotive group said it is further expanding its expertise and capabilities in the field of vehicle connectivity. Through its […]

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Volkswagen has revealed the first technical details of the all-new Passat sedan and wagon, ahead of the cars’ unveiling in July and their public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October. The eighth-generation European Passat will bring with it a range of new technologies and features, to ensure that even after 41 years and […]

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Recently Volkswagen revealed it will have a 10-speed transmission available for multiple models, and its next-gen Euro diesels will get more potent engines as well. The 10-speed dual clutch automatic is to go with the highly modular MQB platform. This will be the basis for the new Golf, next-generation Passatt, a seven-seater SUV and Audi’s […]

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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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