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More Legal Trouble for Volkswagen, Former CEO

While three and a half years have passed since the Volkswagen diesel scandal broke, its reverberations are still being felt. For the automaker turned green soothsayer, this usually comes with financial hardship attached, plus the requisite regurgitation of a past VW would like to see forgotten. The latest salvo launched at VW over its emissions-rigged […] The post More Legal Trouble for Volkswagen, Former CEO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Lawsuits, Autos, SEC, Volkswagen, Law And Order, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal


Highlights From the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show

From all-electric to truly dazzling, some of the best vehicles from this year's event Supercars, hypercars, accessible cars and concept cars from the world’s best-known and emerging brands made their debuts at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Whether small and playful, wildly fast or glorious and sprawling, the cars reflect the industry’s exploration of electric vehicles. Some are opting for more accessible iterations while …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Fiat, Volkswagen, Autonomous Cars, Honda, Flying Cars, Electric Cars, Bugatti, Geneva Motor Show, Ev, Alfa Romeo, International Motor Show, Car Shows


People’s Car, Redux? Volkswagen’s EV Plan Doesn’t Forget the Proles

You can’t tell the masses that, if they can’t afford the latest and greatest green vehicle, they should get used to riding a bike or a bus. Volkswagen seems to realize that. As it prepares an even larger complement of electric vehicles than originally thought, the automaker isn’t forgetting the little guy. VW plans to […] The post People’s Car, Redux? Volkswagen’s EV Plan Doesn’t Forget the Proles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, City Cars, Volkswagen I.D, Low-priced Cars


Greener, but Leaner: It’s Volkswagen’s Turn to Cut Jobs

Volkswagen Group just announced a restructuring plan aimed at raising the company’s operating margin to 6 percent. Unfortunately, the strategy involves a staffing reduction of up to 7,000 individuals by 2023 — with the automaker saving an estimated 5.9 billion euros in the process. While legitimate layoffs aren’t expected to take place for at least a few […] The post Greener, but Leaner: It’s Volkswagen’s Turn to Cut Jobs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Layoffs, Jobs, Industry, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Profits, Industry News, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Volkswagen AG, News Blog, Restructuring, Auto Jobs


Ace of Base: 2019 Volkswagen Beetle S

When you start life advertising yer brand as “The People’s Car,” you’d better have a hella good value proposition. Fortunately for Volkswagen, that’s exactly what it had when the brand burst onto these shores all those years ago. Before long, driveways and parking lots were filled with affordable Bugs as customers bought into the Size […] The post Ace of Base: 2019 Volkswagen Beetle S appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Beetle, S, News Blog, Volkswagen Beetle, Ace of Base


Volkswagen Doubles Down on Its Lofty EV Promises

If the industry’s Magic 8 Ball worked with 100 percent accuracy, no vehicle would ever land with a disappointing thud. Sales projections would always be on target, and smooth sailing would be assured. Alas, predicting consumer appetite and market forces is never that easy, but Volkswagen feels confident it can beat its already ambitious electric […] The post Volkswagen Doubles Down on Its Lofty EV Promises appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Platforms, VW Group, Meb, News Blog, Product Planning


Volkswagen wants more high-performance R models — even electric ones

Though Volkswagen won't sell the T-Roc R in the United States, it wants to expand its lineup of high-performance cars over the coming years, and one of the new additions could join the Golf R in American showrooms. The post Volkswagen wants more high-performance R models — even electric ones appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, United States, Volkswagen, Golf R, Roc R


Volkswagen plans more SUVs — and you might be able to subscribe to them

Volkswagen will add more SUVs to its lineup in the coming years. It's planning a five-seat version of the Atlas, and an entry-level crossover positioned below the Tiguan. The company isn't giving up on sedans, however. The post Volkswagen plans more SUVs — and you might be able to subscribe to them appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen


Transportation Weekly: Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here, here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. (An email subscription is coming).  This week, we explore the world of light detec...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Travis Vanderzanden, Elon Musk, UK, Technology, California, France, China, Samsung, Sacramento, Articles, Tech, Tesla


BMW Takes Its EVs-from-China Plan Off the Burner

Unlike another German automaker, BMW isn’t jumping into “electromobility” (gag) with both feet. There’s an element of restraint in the automaker’s electrification plans, unlike Volkswagen’s bid to put 1 billion EVs on the moon by next week. Thanks to this cautious blend of profit-mindedness and environmental consideration, we now have high-margin vehicles positioned above the […] The post BMW Takes Its EVs-from-China Plan Off the Burner appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Production, Electric Vehicles, Exports, Autos, Bmw, Volkswagen, EVs, News Blog, BMW iX3


Volkswagen: American-market Pickup Still on the Table

European and other overseas buyers will one day be able to purchase a Volkswagen version of the Ford Ranger, all thanks to the automakers’ recently forged alliance, but what about North American customers? The dream of a German pickup in the U.S. is still alive, VW confirms. However, what that truck might look like — […] The post Volkswagen: American-market Pickup Still on the Table appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Trucks, Ford Ranger, Alliances, News Blog, Product Planning, Badge Engineering, Future Models, Volkswagen Tanoak


Volkswagen Brings Back the Buggy in Geneva

The Meyers Manx has returned, only it isn’t technically a Manx. Volkswagen built it, it’s an EV, and it isn’t actually going on sale anywhere because it’s a concept car. Our apologies to any aged beach bums we just pulled the rug from beneath. A lot of dune buggies (including the Manx) were adapted from […] The post Volkswagen Brings Back the Buggy in Geneva appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Geneva, Volkswagen, Concept Cars, Geneva Motor Show, Geneva Auto Show, Manx, News Blog, Dune Buggies, Meyers Manx, Buggies, Volkswagen I.D. Buggy, VW Buggy Up, Manx Volkswagen


How Volkswagen plans to make the electric ID Buggy concept a reality

Volkswagen traveled to the 2019 Geneva Auto Show to introduce an electric dune buggy named ID Buggy. The concept car is a modern-day tribute to the 1960s Meyers Manx, with an electric powertrain and state-of-the-art tech features. The post How Volkswagen plans to make the electric ID Buggy concept a reality appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, Meyers Manx, 2019 Geneva auto show


FCA’s Manley Open to Alliances, but Won’t Relinquish Grasp on Maserati

Ford and Volkswagen cosied up last year, cementing their relationship in an automotive alliance announced earlier this year, but could the same thing happen with Fiat Chrysler and France’s resurgent PSA Group? PSA, which plans to sell Peugeots in North America by 2026, is reportedly hunting for a partner, and FCA Mike Manley isn’t ruling […] The post FCA’s Manley Open to Alliances, but Won’t Relinquish Grasp on Maserati appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: France, Ford, Psa, Fca, Mergers, Autos, Rumors, Volkswagen, North America, Partnerships, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, Alliances, News Blog, PSA Group


Volkswagen offers a couple of cool scooter designs for zipping around town

Volkswagen has unveiled a pair of nifty scooter concepts for zipping around town. The sleeker Cityskater can reach speeds of 12 mph and has a range of 9 miles, while the heftier Streetmate can hit 28 mph and go for 21 miles. The post Volkswagen offers a couple of cool scooter designs for zipping around town appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Cars, Trends, Scooters, Mobility, Volkswagen, Cityskater


Volkswagen offers a pair of cool scooter designs for zipping around town

Volkswagen has unveiled a pair of nifty scooter concepts for zipping around town. The sleeker Cityskater can reach speeds of 12 mph and has a range of 9 miles, while the heftier Streetmate can hit 28 mph and go for 21 miles. The post Volkswagen offers a pair of cool scooter designs for zipping around town appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Cars, Trends, Scooters, Mobility, Volkswagen, Cityskater


VW’s futuristic all-electric dune buggy embraces its 1960s’ roots

Volkswagen has added another member to its ever-expanding I.D. line of concept electric vehicles that’s meant to showcase the automaker’s electric future. This time it’s the I.D. Buggy, an all-electric dune buggy with some 1960s California subculture flair. The I.D. Buggy, which made its global debut Monday at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, is meant to show the versatility of the automaker’s modular electric drive toolkit chassis, or MEB. The MEB, which was introduced in 2016, is a fl...
Tags: Transportation, California, China, Germany, Cars, Tech, Automotive, United States, Vw, Tennessee, Transport, Volkswagen, EVs, Chattanooga, Hanover, North American International Auto Show


Transportation Weekly: Polestar CEO speaks, Tesla terminology, and a tribute

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fourth edition of our newsletter, a weekly jaunt into the wonderful world of transportation and how we (and our packages) move. This week we chat with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, dig into Lyft’s S-1, take note of an emerging trend in AV development, and check out an experiment with paving. Oh, and how could we forget Tesla. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transp...
Tags: Google, Android, Transportation, Lyft, New York, China, India, Cars, Toronto, Tech, Tesla, Car, Austin, Netflix, Canada, Automotive


2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn Review – All-around Virtue, or the Auto Journalist’s Perfect Car

There’s a reason why the Volkswagen Golf GTI is fetishized by journalists and enthusiasts as perhaps the perfect daily-driver sporty car. Because if it isn’t, it’s damn near close. Changes for 2018 were minimal. The 2018 got a mild standard horsepower bump (assuming you’re using premium fuel) to 220, up from 210. Other changes included […] The post 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn Review – All-around Virtue, or the Auto Journalist’s Perfect Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Car Reviews, New Cars, Volkswagen Golf, GTI, Volkswagen Golf GTI, 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI


Report: VW to Invest $1.7 Billion Into Ford’s Autonomous Arm

It appears that a presumed rough patch in Ford and Volkswagen’s relationship is over, now that The Wall Street Journal is reporting on VW preparing a nearly $2-billion investment into the Blue Oval’s autonomous development unit, Argo AI. Earlier this month, claims arose that negotiations had reached an uncomfortable crossroad, with Volkswagen balking at Ford’s proposed […] The post Report: VW to Invest $1.7 Billion Into Ford’s Autonomous Arm appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Deals, Vw, Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Volkswagen, Wall Street Journal, Ford Motor Co, VW Group, Avs, Volkswagen AG, Blue Oval, News Blog, Argo AI, Automotive Alliances


From Model to Make: Volkswagen Launches JETTA Brand

There’s a reason for the use of upper-case letters — the Volkswagen Jetta is still a car model sold in China, and a quite popular one at that, while JETTA is a new brand aimed at entry-level consumers in that mega market. VW is an incredibly big deal in the world’s most car-hungry country, eating up […] The post From Model to Make: Volkswagen Launches JETTA Brand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Overseas, Branding, Volkswagen Jetta, Jetta, News Blog, Product Planning, Foreign Markets


Junkyard Find: 1987 Volkswagen Fox

If you’re a European car manufacturer in the middle 1980s, what do you do when Tercels and Excels and Justys make your value-priced econobox seem too expensive in North America? If you’re Volkswagen, you call up your Brazilian operation and start building Americanized versions of the VW Gol, successor to the Type 1 Beetle in […] The post Junkyard Find: 1987 Volkswagen Fox appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Fox, Vw, Brazil, Autos, Volkswagen, North America, Denver, 1980s, 1987, Volkswagen Fox, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes, 1987 Volkswagen Fox


Peace, Love & The VW Light Bus

The iconic VW Light Bus returns for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Features the designs and paintwork of original artist Dr. Bob Hieronimus. The classic VW Bus, i.e. the Type 2, started out in America as a surf mobile. Yet the same reasons surfers loved the thing – cheap, reliable, you can sleep in it waiting for your swell and such – appealed to a another growing segment of the counterculture: Hippies. From Hattiesburg to The Haight, the young and disaffected, those who tuned in, turned o...
Tags: New York, America, Vw, Long Beach, Autos, Associated Press, Volkswagen, Woodstock, Hattiesburg, Chisholm, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car Talk, Mike Lang, Tony Borroz, Kesey, Bob Hieronimus


Volkswagen’s hot-rodded T-Roc R is ready to shred its tires to confetti

Volkswagen has released a hot-rodded SUV named T-Roc R. Based on the T-Roc, a sub-Tiguan model sold in Europe, it receives a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine borrowed from the Golf R and tuned to make 300 horsepower. The post Volkswagen’s hot-rodded T-Roc R is ready to shred its tires to confetti appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Europe, News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, 2019 Geneva auto show


Volkswagen’s New Transporter ‘Bus’ Has Gone Electric

The all-electric I.D Buzz compact van may be on the way, but VW is plugging the gap with an electric version of its facelifted T6
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen


Digging Deeper into Volkswagen’s MEB Platform Plans

Volkswagen walked journalists through its much-hyped electrification strategy at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, giving the automotive media a preview of the automaker’s plans. MEB, which is an acronym for the German Modularer Elektrobaukasten, is the platform underpinning the company’s push from internal-combustion engines to electrified vehicles. The company intends to roll out 50 battery-electric vehicles […] The post Digging Deeper into Volkswagen’s MEB Platform Plans appeared first on The Truth...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Chicago Auto Show, Meb, News Blog, BEVs, Modularer Elektrobaukasten


2019 VW Jetta GLI: A Brief Walk Around This Sporty Jetta

The 2019 VW Jetta GLI is a sportier, more athletic version of the Jetta sedan. Styling upgrades include 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and dual chrome exhaust Performance upgrades include a limited-slip differential and multi-link rear suspension. The sixth generation of Volkswagen’s Jetta GLI just rolled off the show stand in Chicago, and if you’ve got a thing for sporty sedans that won’t break your bank account, then this one is worth paying attention to. No, it’s not a BMW or an Alfa Giulia,...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Custom, TSI, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Alfa Giulia, Tony Borroz, VW Jetta GLI, Digital Cockpit, VW Jetta Interior Treatments The interior


The 1963 Volkswagen ‘Light Bus’ Is How You Do Automotive Art

With the 50th anniversary of Woodstock nearly upon us, it was only a matter of time before Volkswagen released a commemorative vehicle acknowledging the Microbus. The Type 2, a staple of the hippie movement, was frequently found painted in psychedelic patterns and hues. Case in point is the “Light Bus,” which appeared in numerous photos […] The post The 1963 Volkswagen ‘Light Bus’ Is How You Do Automotive Art appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Art, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Woodstock, Microbus, Van Life, Art Cars, News Blog, Volkswagen Bus, VW Type 2, 1963 Volkswagen Type 2, Bus Culture, Light Bus


Review: 2019 VW Jetta

It’s no small secret that Americans and Europeans have their differences, and one needn’t look any further to illustrate that point than to look at what kind of cars we like to drive. The 1970’s fuel crisis made a great argument for the hatchback-the idea being to get the maximum amount of room possible for people and cargo on a relatively small footprint. VW’s Golf was a raging success and proved the formula worked, and it was what a lot of people wanted. Well, almost everyone. For whateve...
Tags: New York, America, Pandora, Vw, Connecticut, Autos, Atlantic City, Sirius Xm, Bmw, Volkswagen, Audi, Jetta, In The Garage, Digital Cockpit


Psychedelic Volkswagen Microbus from Woodstock returns for an encore

With its trippy paint scheme, the Volkswagen "Light" bus became a symbol of the 1969 Woodstock music festival. VW teamed up with the artist who created this rolling mural to stage a comeback in time for Woodstock's 50th anniversary. The post Psychedelic Volkswagen Microbus from Woodstock returns for an encore appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Vw, Classic Cars, Volkswagen, Woodstock, Volkswagen Microbus, Volkswagen Light



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