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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 first drive review: Lightning bug

VW thinks its first mass-market electric car will make you give up gasoline.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Vw, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, Volkswagen ID.4


The Station: Lucid Motors, Joby Aviation take the SPAC path and Sergey Brin’s airship ambitions

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. In last week’s newsletter, I described some of the changes coming to TechCrunch’s transportation coverage, including “market maps.” These articles, which run will always run in...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, New York, London, Pinterest, Montana, Saudi Arabia, Germany, India, Linkedin, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Automotive, Vw, Ford


The VW Golf GTI Clubsport 45 Is Here To Celebrate A Birthday

VW is marking the 45th anniversary of the Golf GTI with a special version of the latest Clubsport
Tags: Vw, Autos


VW and Audi to resume production in Mexico after winter storm gas shortage

Filed under: Auto News,Plants/Manufacturing,Audi,Volkswagen Continue reading VW and Audi to resume production in Mexico after winter storm gas shortage VW and Audi to resume production in Mexico after winter storm gas shortage originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Feb 2021 08:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Mexico, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Auto News, Plants/Manufacturing


How Much Does Volkswagen Maintenance Cost On Average?

The average annual repair cost for a Volkswagen is $672, according to RepairPal estimates.2020 and 2021 Volkswagen vehicles come with complimentary maintenance for your first two years of ownership.Extended warranty coverage and prepaid maintenance plans can help with unexpected repairs and routine Volkswagen service fees. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Ever since its famous ad in the 1960s, Volkswagen has made it ...
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Volkswagen, Honda, Audi, Nissan, Volkswagen Touareg, Vehicle Ownership, Auto Warranty, RepairPal Volkswagen, Toyotas Volkswagen, Volkswagen Care, Volkswagen Care Extra Services


VW Can No Longer Be Bothered To Disguise The New Golf R Estate

Since we all know a Golf R wagon is on the way, VW is seemingly happy parading around test mules with no camouflage
Tags: Vw, Autos, New Golf R Estate


Audi Boss Paints Gloomy Picture for Small Automobiles

While Europe often appears as a safe haven for punchy subcompacts, the reality is that the continent’s biggest sellers happen to be reasonably sized automobiles equipped with a tepid engine option. The Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla, and Škoda Octavia (especially if you happen to travel through any former satellite states of the Soviet Union) are absolutely […] The post Audi Boss Paints Gloomy Picture for Small Automobiles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Audi, EVs, Electrification, Soviet Union, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Product Planning, Industry Trends, Small Cars


The Best Family Cars to Buy This Year

Safety ratings, size, comfort and space are all essential considerations when you’re looking to purchase a vehicle that will serve as the family car. SUVs, minivans and sedans are the most popular choices for family cars, with good reason. Extra room, cupholders and entertainment systems to keep the young ones, tweens and teens happily occupied when you’re on a road trip or a long drive are must haves when choosing a family car. More important still are high scores when it comes to crash test an...
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Nissan, Kia, Subaru, Mazda, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, Useful News, Other News


Pass the Chips: VW Group Demands More Semiconductors for Europe

Residual complications from COVID-19 lockdowns and overdependency on Central Asian suppliers have left most of the automotive industry fretting over where they’ll be sourcing their semiconductor chips in 2021. What started as an issue forcing a handful of manufacturers to rejigger their assembly schedules has evolved into a worldwide problem. This week, practically every automaker […] The post Pass the Chips: VW Group Demands More Semiconductors for Europe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Industry, Vw, Autos, Automotive Industry, Supply, Volkswagen, Suppliers, Semiconductor, Industry News, Demand, VW Group, News Blog, COVID, Supply Chain Issues, Chip Shortage


A critical shortage of computer chips could cost automakers billions this year - now a group of Senators wants the White House to step in

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A shortage of semiconductor chips could cost car companies as much as $61 billion this year.  Production has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. A group of lawmakers has urged the Biden administration to step in and help.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several senators have called for the White House to combat a global c...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Europe, Japan, News, Abc, Mexico, White House, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Vw, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota


Enjoy This 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Video Tutorial Hosted by a VW Executive

The ID.4 is VW’s first all-electric SUV with a starting MSRP of $39,995.* In this video, Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing & Strategy for Volkswagen of America, Inc. walks us through the new electric SUV. Schafer covers everything from the exterior design and interior technology to rear cargo and passenger space. This video will help if you are considering a new VW ID.4 SUV. *Although free for you, Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you click this link. ...
Tags: Reviews, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Overview, Volkswagen of America Inc, VW Executive, SUV Schafer


A global computer chip shortage could mean $61 billion in lost sales for automakers like Toyota and Nissan

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A global shortage of semiconductor chips could cause car companies to lose as much as $61 billion in revenue, Bloomberg reports. Production of several car models has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. The supply chain disruption comes when the industry was just beginning to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Europe, Japan, News, Abc, Mexico, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Vw, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen


VW Golf Production Ends for U.S. Market. Here is a Brief Look Back at Each Generation

After 47 years, seven generations, and nearly 2.5 million models sold, VW Golf production for the United States market has ended. VW expects the remaining 2021 Golf models, assembled in Puebla, Mexico, to meet consumer demand through the end of the year. As part of the phase-out, the VW Golf comes in just one trim level, the TSI, for 2021. VW is shuttering the traditional Golf to make way for the 2022 Golf GTI and Golf R, due this fall. So, technically, the Golf name will continue in the Unit...
Tags: United States, Vw, Golf, Autos, Detroit Lions, Volkswagen, GTI, Scott Keogh, TSI, Puebla Mexico, Volkswagen of America Inc, VW Golf, Golf SportWagen, Car News, Carl Anthony, Midwest Automotive Media Association


QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone?

  VW today announced the end of the road for the Golf, after four decades, nearly 2.5 million sales, and seven generations of the venerable brand. The question is, will you miss the Golf when it’s gone? Don’t weep too long, as the 2021 Golf is still being produced in quantities that should last through […] The post QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Global, Sales, German, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Tuner, News Blog, Tuners, Question of the Day, Golf R, Water-cooled


QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone? [UPDATED]

  VW today announced the end of the road for the base Golf for North America. The question is, will you miss the base Golf when it’s gone? Don’t weep too long, as the 2021 Golf is still being produced in quantities that should last through the end of the year. Before that, a 2022 […] The post QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone? [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Global, Sales, German, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, North America, Tuner, News Blog, Tuners, Question of the Day, Golf R, Water-cooled


The Station: the 2021 predictions issue, part two

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Sunday in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Last week, I provided some of my predictions for 2021 focused on autonomous vehicle technology and electric vehicles. I’ll weigh in today with a few predictions about the rest o...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Obama Administration, Politico, Tech, Walmart, Joe Biden, Automotive, United States, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles, Biden, Mercedes-benz, Connected Car


Waymo is dropping the term ‘self-driving,’ but not everyone in the industry is on board

Waymo will no longer use the term ‘self-driving’ to describe the technology it has been developing for more than a decade, opting instead for ‘autonomous.’ The Alphabet company said that this seemingly small shift is an important effort to clarify what the technology does and doesn’t do. It’s also been viewed as an attempt to set the standard for the rest of the autonomous vehicle technology industry as well as distance itself from the “full self-driving” terminology that Tesla uses to des...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Vw, Ford, Argo, Chris Urmson, Aurora, FSD, Ground Truth, Waymo, Bryan Salesky, Argo AI, Zoox


Cupra Formentor Review: Only Half SUV, And Better For It

Cupra’s first in-house effort still relies heavily on VW parts bins, but a svelte body that’s closer in height to a hatchback than an SUV works in its favour
Tags: Vw, Autos, CUPRA, Cupra Formentor Review


VW’s prototype robot is designed to offer full-service charging for electric vehicles

Volkswagen Group has developed a mobile electric vehicle charger that can autonomously navigate parking areas, power up an EV and then make its way back to its outpost without the intervention of humans. The prototype, which VW Group Components created, aims to showcase how the automaker will expand charging infrastructure over the next few years to meet the expected demand that will arise as it produces and sells more electric vehicles. VW Group has committed to launching dozens of electric mod...
Tags: Transportation, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Vw, Volkswagen, Dc, Electric Cars, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Schmall, Volkswagen Group Components, Thomas Schmall, VW Group Components


Nuro acquires autonomous trucking startup Ike

Autonomous delivery company Nuro has acquired Ike, a startup founded by veterans of Apple, Google and Uber Advanced Technologies Group that aimed to commercialize self-driving trucks. The deal, the latest in a busy season of acquisitions and consolidation in the autonomous vehicle industry, brings together two companies that have deep ties and shared technology. And while the two pursued different applications of autonomous vehicle technology — Nuro with local delivery and Ike on long-haul fr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, Uber, California, Tech, Walmart, Automotive, Vw, Arizona, Sun, Ferguson, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Delaware, Bain Capital Ventures


Semiconductor shortages are causing delays at several Volkswagen factories

Semiconductor suppliers shifted to consumer products earlier in 2020, but the car market rebounded quickly.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Production, Vw, Manufacturing, Volkswagen, Semiconductors


Volkswagen Experiences Déjà Vu in the European Court of Justice

Volkswagen had another day in court, and it wasn’t a good outcome for the company this time, either. The European Court of Justice ruled that the software VW used to override emissions tests was illegal under European law. You may recall that in September 2015, US regulators discovered that VW had manipulated diesel emissions, a […] The post Volkswagen Experiences Déjà Vu in the European Court of Justice appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Technology, Scandal, Germany, Global, US, Eu, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, European Court Of Justice, Sales And Marketing, Diesel, Emissions, News Blog, Court Rulings


VW To Keep Italian Exotic Bike Brand – Ducati Not For Sale

Ducati To Remain in Good Hands Volkswagen Group seemingly owns half the exotic automotive industry. They currently have their wings spread over 12 brands, including some of your favorites: Audi, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, and finally, Ducati. The mega-corporation has confirmed that Ducati (a part of Volkswagen Group since being acquired in 2012) will remain a part of their family after a meeting with their supervisory board. The companies official statement from the meeting read as follows:...
Tags: Vw, Motorcycles, Ducati, Lamborghini, Volkswagen Group, Audi Bugatti Lamborghini Porsche, Volkswagen Group Speculation


Bankrupt Your Family & Friends With These Top 10 Car-Themed Monopoly Games

You might not be able to hit 200 mph racing around a car-themed Monopoly board, but you’ll still get that adrenaline rush when you force your family into bankruptcy during a “friendly” game over the holidays. Monopoly, the game of acquisition and shady negotiation practices (there’s one in every family), has dozens of special editions, but these car-themed ones will delight enthusiasts of all ages. Ranging from NASCAR to old school classics, it’s pretty cool what happens when automotive cult...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Lifestyle, Vw, Ford, DMV, Autos, Luigi, Michigan, Mario Kart, Detroit, Nascar, Products, Mustang, Mcqueen


VW Ends Racing Operations, Sends Team to Build EVs

Do you ever get the feeling that everything even remotely fun and interesting is being thrown on the pyre of progress so we can collectively live safer, duller lives? Case in point, Volkswagen is dismantling its racing operations so the 169 people it employed can be reincorporated. Responsible for the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R racer that […] The post VW Ends Racing Operations, Sends Team to Build EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: ID, Vw, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, EVs, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Corporate Planning, ID R


VW Is Shutting Down Its Motorsport Division

VW has announced its to absorb its 169 motorsport personnel into the wider company as it ceases race and rally activities
Tags: Vw, Autos


Elon Musk would consider having Tesla acquire a legacy automaker

Elon Musk would consider leveraging Tesla’s mega $554 billion market cap to buy a legacy automaker, but only if it was on friendly terms, the billionaire entrepreneur said Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner. Musk, who received an award Tuesday from the media giant, discussed his various interests and businesses, notably SpaceX and Tesla, both of which he leads. Döpfner noted that Tesla’s valuation far exceeds the market cap of incumbent automakers like BMW...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Vw, Axel Springer, Musk, BMW Daimler, Elon musk Tech, Döpfner, Mathias Döpfner Musk


Speed Read, 29 November 2020

An oddball selection this week, with a Ducati x Lamborghini limited edition, an electrified Kawasaki G3, a Super73 e-bike given the BMX treatment by ICON, and a range of pet toys from … Indian Motorcycle. Let’s start with the most conventional news, which is the release of the new Honda Rebel 1100 cruiser. Honda Rebel 1100 The rumor mill has been in overdrive about this bike for a while, and it’s finally broken cover. The biggest ever Rebel uses a modified version of the current liquid-coo...
Tags: US, Vw, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portland, Bmw, West Coast, Honda, Audi, Odi, Emilia Romagna, Harley, Lamborghini, Kawasaki, Aaron, Ducati Diavel


Volkswagen Passat Receives Date of Execution; VW Shifts Production Power Away From Lame Sedan

It’s been five weeks since I opined VW should cancel the Arteon and the North American Passat, and replace both with the European Passat instead. Late last week, Volkswagen complied with part of my request. They must read TTAC! As reported by Ward’s Auto, the Passat will exit Volkswagen’s North American lineup after the 2023 […] The post Volkswagen Passat Receives Date of Execution; VW Shifts Production Power Away From Lame Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Sales, Industry, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, EVs, New Cars, Imports, Ward, Volkswagen Passat, Sedans, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Could VW Do a Ducati, Lamborghini, and Italdesign Spin-Off?

Italian Brands Together There have been countless rumors that VW Group wants to sell Ducati and they never really come to fruition. Now the rumor is that VW Group is preparing and positioning the company to be sold.  In a presentation to analysts, VW CEO Herbert Diess said that in efforts to streamline VW Group’s business, it is working to fold Ducati, Lamborghini, and Italdesign into one single legal structure. To be clear, all three operations will continue on as they have been. This is more ...
Tags: Vw, Motorcycles, Ducati, Reuters, Lamborghini, VW Group, Herbert Diess, Diess, ITALDESIGN, Ducati Lamborghini



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