The all-new VW Electric ID.Buzz combines the nostalgia of the Microbus with the modern advantages of electric mobility – sign us up!
media.vw.comIn the words of the Eddy Grant song (sort of), VW is rocking down to Electric Avenue, and then taking it higher. Ok, weird analogy,…
Volkswagen has announced that they are no longer pursuing a motorsports strategy that includes internal combustion; starting in 2020 they will focus purely on electric-motor-driven motorsports.
The new Mark 8 Volkswagen Golf has been announced by Wolfsburg! Featuring a myriad of hybrid drivetrains with improved efficiency diesel and gas engines, some quite intuitive tech, and a new generation MQB chassis to form its foundation, the beloved hatch is sure to continue being one of the best-selling cars in the world.
A motorsport expedition to China: on September 2nd, Volkswagen will take on Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road. The goal is to set a record time with the fully-electric ID.R.
Donut Media recently posted an episode of their show Bumper 2 Bumper on a vehicle that we have a great appreciation for: The Mark I Volkswagen Scirocco.
Back in April we were at the helm of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R, and this week we’re taking a look at a Golf of a decidedly different flavor.
Conventional wisdom often dictates that in order to boost the performance capabilities of a road car, an inevitable trade-off must be made in terms of comfort, drivability, amenities, and so on. After our seat time in the all-new GTI last year, we left San Francisco thoroughly convinced that VW had reclaimed the title as the manufacturer with the hot hatch to beat. Because of that great mixture of fun, usability and pragmatism, we approached our stint with the new Golf R with some slight trepidation, wondering if the car’s bolstered enthusiast credentials would upset the balance of such a well-sorted vehicle. Fortunately, our concerns were unfounded – the Golf R retains all of the GTI’s best attributes and cranks up the sporting prowess considerably with virtually no drawbacks – provided you don’t spend too much time looking at your bank statement after you leave the dealership.
When faced with the choice between developing either a coupe or a wagon version of the Cadillac ATS sedan, GM’s luxury-car executive chief engineer Dave Leone recently was quoted as saying “Wagons are only popular in three places—Europe, Australia, and in journalists’ driveways.” Dave may be (totally) right, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop singing the praises of the fast longroof segment. So with that in mind, it should come as little surprise that we’re particularly smitten with VW’s reveal of the Golf R Variant today at the LA Auto Show.
VW is bringing a pair of concepts to the Los Angeles Auto Show that both started life as fairly standard Golfs, but while one is more or less steeped in reality, the other was born and bred in the virtual world long before any consideration was made to actually building a physical example of it.
VW appears to be taking a page out of the playbook of sports racers like the Radical SR3 and the open wheeled Formula 1000 series at this year’s Paris Auto Show with the debut of the XL Sport. Taking the architecture of the low drag, light weight XL1, the XL Sport ditches the XL1’s diesel-electric hybrid powertrain in favor of a 1198cc, 197 horsepower twin cylinder mill taken from the Ducati 1199 Superleggera sport bike and places it in the middle of the chassis, creating a sports car that revs to 11,000 rpm with a top speed of 168 miles per hour.
In the 1970s, the automotive industry arrived at one of the most important turning points since its inception. The decade was overshadowed by the OPEC oil embargo that rocked the world in 1973, sending gas prices through the roof and governments all around the globe scrambling to pass strict emissions regulations.
Come along for a quick spin in the new, all-electric version of the seventh generation Golf, known as the eGolf. Featuring standard auto climate control, navigation, heated windshield, and Volkswagen’s first use of LED headlights, the eGolf doesn’t skimp on the creature comforts for the sake of driving range.
Next month at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi plans to show off the third generation TT to the public. In the meantime however, Audi was…
At this week’s Detroit auto show, VW brought out the latest high performance version of their seventh generation hatchback, the Golf R. Along with updated styling, the new hot hatch gets more power, a new transmission option, better fuel economy and, perhaps most intriguing, a more flexible all-wheel-drive system.
As the Frankfurt debut of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf R draws near, the automaker has released a more complete set of photos of the hot hatchback.
Volkswagen has announced a pair of new electric vehicles ahead of their upcoming debut. The e-Golf and e-Up! Will bow at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Volkswagen has announced its new Golf R, which gets a redesign, more power, and better fuel economy.
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia captured their fifth win of the FIA World Rally Championship season at Rally Finland over the weekend. During the race, their Volkswagen Polo R WRC spent a fair amount of time with all four wheels off the ground, as we can see here.
Think of this car as the GTI W12’s older cousin, many times removed. Modified by the team at 034 Motorsports, what started as a standard Mk4 is now powered by a 3.0-liter, turbocharged V-6. That doesn’t sound very special, right? Well, it’s mounted in the middle. That’s right, this is a mid-engine GTI.
Overall, the Sonic RS is an endearing vehicle and our number one choice in the hotly contested subcompact market (at least until we drive the upcoming Ford Fiesta ST).