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Volkswagen’s Climb to Redemption

Volkswagen’s Climb to Redemption

After a 31 year absence, Volkswagen has returned to Pikes Peak to set the record straight. Its last, and only other trek up the mountain was on pace to set a best time, but ended in disappointment as Jochi Kleint’s 625bhp, dual-engine Golf failed just 600 feet short of the finish line. Add to that the recent emissions scandal, and you’ve got a company hell bent to prove itself.

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Watch the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak’s full record-smashing hill climb

Watch the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak’s full record-smashing hill climb

VW has released the first full video of its record-breaking Pikes Peak run, showing the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak electric racer storming its way up the legendary hill climb. The record - an impressive 7 minutes 57.148 seconds - was set on June 25, and both VW and EV fans alike had been chomping at the bit to see the International Hill Climb footage in full.

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VW made a Bonneville speed demon to tease the Jetta GLI

VW made a Bonneville speed demon to tease the Jetta GLI

Volkswagen of America is cooking up a treat for speed freaks. The German automaker recently announced the all-new 2019 VW Jetta will be the basis for the Bonneville Jetta in an attempt to break the BGC/G speed record at the Bonneville Speed Week in August 2018.

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Apple and Volkswagen tipped in self-driving shuttle bus project

Apple and Volkswagen tipped in self-driving shuttle bus project

Apple has quietly signed an automotive deal with Volkswagen, according to sources that have surfaced, to develop self-driving vehicles for the company's employees. The report claims that Apple wants to turn some of Volkswagen's T6 Transporter vans into autonomous shuttles for Apple workers, a project that is supposedly monopolizing most of the company's automotive team.

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There’s very good news about VW’s neat little I.D. electric car

There’s very good news about VW’s neat little I.D. electric car

Volkswagen's first I.D. car, the Golf-sized hatchback expected to open the floodgates for the automaker's new all-electric range, will keep most of its concept glamor the company has insisted. Shown off in concept form at the Paris Auto Show back in 2016, the VW I.D. introduced not only the I.D. brand - which has since grown to a number of models - but the next step in the automaker's post-dieselgate mea culpa.

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Memminger Roadster 2.7 rocks tube-frame and 210hp

Memminger Roadster 2.7 rocks tube-frame and 210hp

A fast glance at the Memminger Roadster 2.7 and you might think you are looking at a classic VW Beetle. A closer inspection tells you that despite the visual similarities, the Memminger car is a vastly different beast. The car is built by a German restoration shop unsurprisingly called Memminger.

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2019 VW Jetta pricing official: These are all the trims

2019 VW Jetta pricing official: These are all the trims

Volkswagen has priced up the 2019 Jetta for the US, with the new compact sedan managing to undercut the old model in the process. Redesigned for the 2019 model year, the new Jetta switches to VW Group's MQB platform - found under the skin of many other Audi and VW cars - though carries over the same 1.4-liter turbocharged TSI engine.

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VW Atlas Tanoak first look: Volkswagen, build this pickup

VW Atlas Tanoak first look: Volkswagen, build this pickup

Ford and Chevrolet need to watch out. Volkswagen hasn't just made a compelling pickup in the VW Atlas Tanoak, it's demonstrated that - should it decide to give its utility the green-light - domestic automakers in the US would be right to be apprehensive.

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VW Atlas Tanoak pickup teases Honda Ridgeline rival

VW Atlas Tanoak pickup teases Honda Ridgeline rival

Volkswagen has brought a pickup truck concept to New York, with the Atlas Tanoak teasing just what the automaker could create if it thought there was a market for it. VW's second Atlas-based concept of the week - the first being the Atlas Cross Sport Concept - the Atlas Tanoak is named after a Pacific Coast tree known for its immense height.

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VW Atlas Cross Sport Concept teases 2019’s 5-seat SUV hybrid

VW Atlas Cross Sport Concept teases 2019’s 5-seat SUV hybrid

Volkswagen has a new, 5-seat SUV in the works, and it's previewing just what that will look like in 2019 with the Atlas Cross Sport Concept. Making its debut at the North America International Auto Show 2018, the concept car is a hybrid what-if that teases just what the production Atlas 5-seater might offer when it goes on sale next year.

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VW Atlas pickup could make surprise debut in NYC

VW Atlas pickup could make surprise debut in NYC

Volkswagen may have been focusing on big SUVs and umpteen EV iterations recently, the automaker is tipped to have a pickup secret in the wings for New York this week. VW's big reveal at the New York International Auto Show 2018 was expected to be the five-seat Atlas, a smaller version of its US-centric SUV. However, there might be a bigger surprise.

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2019 VW Touareg adds tech but trims weight for luxe SUV

2019 VW Touareg adds tech but trims weight for luxe SUV

Volkswagen's plushest SUV has been revamped, with the 2019 VW Touareg promising more tech, more style, and more power than before. Now in its third generation, the new Touareg gives over more of its dashboard to digital displays, but importantly also sheds a not-insignificant amount of weight, ahead of the Touareg Plug-In Hybrid.

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