Volkswagen's Passat is saying farewell to the US, with the automaker confirming that the 2022 VW Passat will be the venerable sedan's last gasp in America. It's the end of almost five decades of the Passat being a US mainstay, though in recent years the increased demand for SUVs and crossovers have crowded out more traditional models.
Volkswagen has revealed US pricing for the 2022 Golf GTI and 2022 Golf R, and there's unexpectedly good news for the hotly-anticipated Mk.8 hot-hatches. Prices kick off at under $30k, VW has said today, before destination, despite more horsepower and more standard equipment.
Volkswagen's all-electric ID. range is set to gain a big SUV, with the VW ID.8 teased as part of the automaker's big EV reinvention. The sixth member of the ID. family to be confirmed, the ID.8 will be the all-electric equivalent to the VW Atlas.
Volkswagen has revealed its New Auto 2030 strategy, its roadmap for the rest of the decade, and the automaker is hoping you'll be willing to pay handsomely for software and autonomous services. Margins on electric vehicles should reach parity with combustion vehicles within 2-3 years, VW predicted today, helping close the gap in the transition, and potentially putting a new audience of shoppers in front of the automaker's store.
The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Estate is a more practical version of the German automaker’s eighth-gen Golf R hot hatch. The latest Golf R station wagon is the most potent and dynamic Golf Estate that VW has ever made. And as expected, it comes with the same bevy of performance features and technology updates from the Golf R hatchback.
Volkswagen is reportedly hunting an investor for Electrify America, as it looks to share the cost of expanding its Tesla Supercharger network rival. The automaker established the public charging company in late 2016 as part of its grand mea culpa following the emissions scandal, where Volkswagen Group vehicles had been found to use so-called "defeat devices" that misled air pollution testing.
The 2022 Volkswagen Polo GTI is arriving in Europe with updated styling and more power under the hood than the old Polo GTI. The North American market is not privy to VW Polo. Still, the German automaker recently unveiled the facelifted version of its popular sixth-generation Polo supermini without spilling the beans on a range-topping GTI version like the eighth-gen Golf GTI – until now.
Regulators worldwide are pushing automakers to eliminate vehicles powered by traditional combustion engines in favor of electric vehicles. With regulations tightening so much, many automakers are transitioning to all-electric vehicles. Recently, automaker Volkswagen announced the date when it would stop selling vehicles powered by internal combustion engines in Europe. VW says it will end production for its combustion engine cars in Europe will be 2035.
Volkswagen would probably call the 2021 Jetta "pragmatic," and rationality certainly is the name of the game for one of the most affordable cars on the market right now. A mainstay of the compact sedan segment since 1979, the Jetta always promised a balance between the playful Golf and the grown-up Passat. These days, though, the Jetta may have matured a little too far.
Volkswagen of America has revealed a new line of accessories for its Taos compact SUV. All the accessories are meant to complement the style of the SUV and make it more adaptable to the different things customers want to do with their vehicle. VW says the line of accessories for the smaller Taos SUV comes after it received an overwhelmingly positive response to the Basecamp line of accessories for its Atlas full-size SUV.
German tuning house Manhart has sprinkled its tuner magic on the eighth-gen VW Golf GTI. In true Manhart tradition, the Golf GTI 290 has an upgraded engine pumping out 290 horsepower, 45 more horses than a stock Golf GTI. More importantly, it also churns out 313 pound-feet of torque, a marginal bump from the stock engine’s 273 pound-feet.