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Memminger Roadster 2.7 is the ultimate VW Beetle

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:05:00 EDT

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(image) As charming and cute as classic Volkswagen Beetles are, there's no getting around the fact that they're not especially sleek, nor are fast. At all. That is with the exception of this, the Memminger Roadster 2.7. It's a custom Bug built by a German restoration shop called Memminger. It's low, it has extremely wide, pumped up fenders, and has been turned into a two-seat roadster. It almost looks like a Porsche 356, but bigger. And check out those sweet plaid seats.

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Porsche powertrain chief arrested in VW diesel emissions scandal

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:19:00 EDT

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(image) Porsche's head of powertrain development has been arrested by German police in the sweeping investigation of diesel emissions violations by parent company Volkswagen Group, sources told German media outlets.

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VW's Electrify America to install EV chargers at Walmart stores

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:45:00 EDT

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(image) Volkswagen AG unit Electrify America will install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 100 Walmart store locations in 34 U.S. states by mid-2019 as part of Electrify's plans to bolster charging infrastructure across the country, the two companies said on Wednesday.

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 spied for the first time

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:55:00 EDT

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(image) The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a favorite among the Autoblog staff. Until recently, one among us owned a fifth-generation model. The current Mk7 is a great car, but it's getting along in years. It's been on sale for four years in the US and six years in Europe. Development on the eighth-generation is underway, and spy photographers caught an early test mule having a bit of trouble on the road.

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VW to introduce autonomous parking in 2020

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:40:00 EDT

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(image) Last year, we brought you news of an automated valet parking system that would allow visitors to the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart to have their cars drop them off and then go park itself autonomously. Now, one of Daimler's German rivals plans to offer similar capabilities. Volkswagen Group, which includes Porsche and Audi, is currently testing autonomous parking at the Hamburg Airport, with plans to put the technology into consumer vehicles beginning in 2020.

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Crash test videos show how rust compromises safety

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:30:00 EDT

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(image) These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund gathered examples of two relatively popular, but by now rusty cars, and then performed crash tests with them at the Thatcham Research facility in Britain. The results are sobering. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width:

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta First Drive Review | More style, not much more excitement

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:30:00 EDT

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(image) The 2019 Jetta is a car Volkswagen really needs to get right. Last year, it was VW's best-selling model in America by a wide margin. And although the new Tiguan and Atlas have been propelled ahead so far this year by America's crossover obsession, the Jetta is still VW's best-selling car, beating the Passat and the Golf. Put simply, the new Jetta has got to be good.

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New Camaro, New Focus, and driving the 2019 Jetta | Autoblog Podcast #536

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:20:00 EDT

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(image) On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editors Reese Counts and Joel Stocksdale. We discuss the redesigned 2019 Chevy Camaro and the new turbocharged four-cylinder 1LE. We talk about the manual Mustang GT in the office and the all-new 2019 Ford Focus. Plus we'll spend a reader's money and talk about what the new Jetta is like.

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VW's warring stakeholders to hash out new strategy

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:00:00 EDT

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(image) Volkswagen directors will meet on Thursday to discuss a far-reaching shake-up of its structure and leadership, in a test of unity for the car and truck maker's often divided management, labor chiefs and other stakeholders.

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Toyota group truck maker Hino enters strategic tie-up with VW truck unit

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:20:00 EDT

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(image) Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Ltd and Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH said on Thursday they have agreed to form a strategic tie-up to better compete in the commercial vehicle industry, which is undergoing transformation due to the need for lower-emission vehicles and automated driving capabilities.

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Unions will get a VW board seat if they agree to Herbert Diess as CEO

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:15:00 EDT

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(image) Volkswagen will give labor leaders a management board seat as part of a broad agreement to win approval for Herbert Diess as the German carmaker's new chief executive, sources said on Wednesday.

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New VW Jetta GLI coming soon with GTI-grade improvements

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:33:00 EDT

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(image) When the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was revealed (pictured above), we were a bit disconcerted by some of the changes. It seemed to be softer, and was reverting back to a more primitive torsion-beam rear axle. And those changes also had us a bit concerned about the upcoming VW Jetta GLI. But it seems we shouldn't be too worried, since it will instead get some major improvements.

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Volkswagen reportedly naming VW brand chief Herbert Diess as new CEO

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:45:00 EDT

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(image) BERLIN/HAMBURG — Volkswagen is seeking to replace Chief Executive Matthias Mueller with the head of its core VW brand, Herbert Diess, as part of a broader overhaul of its management structure to boost efficiency, two people familiar with the matter said. VW, still struggling to put its 2015 diesel emissions scandal behind it, said earlier on Tuesday it could replace Mueller as part of a management revamp. The shares jumped on the news and were up 4 percent at over 170 euros. It is unclea

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Lincoln Aviator returns, VW ponders pickups, and Subaru Forester endures

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:20:00 EDT

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(image) Volkswagen is taking a hard look at a pickup truck, the Lincoln Aviator is back, and you love old Subarus (we'll explain). The New York Auto Show returned last week with flair and a wide range of promising reveals. Let's break down some of the big news, plus a few things you might have missed.

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VW storing around 300,000 diesels at 37 facilities around U.S.

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:50:00 EDT

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(image) Volkswagen has taken parking lots to a whole new level in the United States and will not be emptying them soon. Volkswagen AG has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back about 350,000 U.S. diesel vehicles through mid-February, a recent court filing shows. The German automaker has been storing hundreds of thousands of vehicles around the United States for months.

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VW Atlas Tanoak: Would it make sense to build it?

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:50:00 EDT

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(image) Perhaps the biggest surprise of the New York Auto Show was the Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak pickup truck. And one of the things that make the Tanoak so intriguing is how it seems pretty feasible to bring to market. It's based on the Atlas, which already has powertrains certified for emissions in America, and at least the front half wouldn't likely need much, if any work to make sure it passes U.S. safety standards. And like the Atlas, it uses the MQB modular platform found in everything from the afor

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VW offers to buy back new diesels if bans introduced

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 08:30:00 EDT

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(image) Volkswagen will buy back new diesel cars if German cities ban them, it said on Thursday, seeking to reassure potential buyers and stem a plunge in sales of diesel vehicles.

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VW stays with Detroit Auto Show in 2019 even as BMW, Mercedes pull out

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:50:00 EDT

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(image) Despite plans from fellow German carmakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz to pull out of the Detroit Auto Show in 2019, Volkswagen says it's sticking with the Motor City next year.

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VW pickup is real: Atlas picks up a truck bed and the name Tanoak

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:30:00 EDT

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(image) The rumor was true. Volkswagen did indeed create a pickup truck based on the Atlas for this year's New York Auto Show. In keeping with Volkswagen tradition, it even has a name that looks weird and isn't straightforward to say "Tanoak." We'd say that's weirder than Tiguan, but not quite to Touareg levels.

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