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2018 VW Atlas First Drive: A 7-seater SUV to dethrone Explorer

2018 VW Atlas First Drive: A 7-seater SUV to dethrone Explorer

The 2018 Atlas is long-overdue: VW has needed a proper, 7-seater SUV for some time. More than that, it's needed a proper, 7-seater SUV that is built with the American market foremost in mind. The Tiguan is too small; the Touareg too expensive: enter the Volkswagen North American Region (NAR) and a big SUV that, while it'll be sold elsewhere in the world, really has America's best-selling Ford Explorer in its crosshairs.

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Volkswagen unveils Sedric, its fully autonomous concept car

Volkswagen unveils Sedric, its fully autonomous concept car

Volkswagen Group has unveiled its first concept car today, and boy is it a doozy. Named Sedric (for self-driving car), this new concept is meant to be an SAE Level 5 autonomous vehicle. That means it's envisioned as capable of operating any driving mode in any environmental condition, allowing passengers to sit back and enjoy the ride.

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VW Arteon four-door coupe debuts bold new style

VW Arteon four-door coupe debuts bold new style

Volkswagen promised a luxury grand-tourer with enough gravitas to give luxe sibling Audi palpitations, and the VW Arteon is it. Revealed today at the Geneva Auto Show 2017, the Arteon slots into VW's range above the Passat sedan. There, it promises "four-door coupe" Gran Turismo style as well as a host of new technology.

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Samsung’s reputation in the US tanks alongside Volkswagen

Samsung’s reputation in the US tanks alongside Volkswagen

The latest Harris Poll is in, and in it we see some pretty obvious conclusions, namely that both Samsung and Volkswagen suffered big blows to their reputations in the United States last year. According to the poll, Amazon has the top ‘reputation quotient,’ with other notable companies on the list including Apple at #5, Disney at #7, Google at #8, and Tesla at #9.

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Almost 600,000 Audi cars in US recalled over safety hazards

Almost 600,000 Audi cars in US recalled over safety hazards

Volkswagen just can’t take a break and it’s bringing its premium Audi brand down along with it. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the German car maker is recalling nearly 600,000 of its cars in the US, majority of which bear the Audi name. No, it isn’t because of falsified EPA scores, but something potentially more dangerous. The recall revolves around potential malfunctions in airbags as well as potential fire hazards. Either way, it’s not going to be good for either Volkswagen or Audi.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review: The would-be crossover killer

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review: The would-be crossover killer

Crossovers are everywhere, but the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is choosing to see that as a big potential audience rather than an insurmountable problem. Convincing drivers to give up their sleeker SUVs and give a station wagon a chance is no small challenge, though. So, just as if you want a cat to swallow a pill you have to either rub its throat until it acquiesces or bury the medication in a mound of delicious treats, VW has opted for a mixed strategy when it comes to feeding Americans a wagon.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Long-Wheelbase compact adds much-needed interior room, 3rd row in Detroit

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Long-Wheelbase compact adds much-needed interior room, 3rd row in Detroit

The Atlas isn't the only new high-capacity hauler on offer at Volkswagen. After years of making do without any three-row options in its SUV line-up, VW has delivered a second seven-passenger model here at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show in the form of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long-wheelbase edition.

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Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ reboots Microbus as self-driving EV

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ reboots Microbus as self-driving EV

Volkswagen has recreated the Microbus for the 21st Century, with the I.D. BUZZ Concept giving the beloved van an electric refresh. Making its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017 today, the zero-emissions vehicle has seating for up to eight and all-wheel drive, along with a fully-autonomous driving mode. It's part of VW's ambitious goal of making EVs a cornerstone of its future line-up.

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VW’s second I.D. Concept makes Microbus a self-driving EV

VW’s second I.D. Concept makes Microbus a self-driving EV

Volkswagen is teasing its next all-electric concept, and it seems the Microbus may finally get an EV launch complete with autonomous driving. Set to be revealed in full at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017, the second in the VW I.D. Concept family will show another version of the German automaker's options offered by its new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). In this case, that means doubling up on the motors, among other things.

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Volkswagen commits to $200M payment to reduce US pollution

Volkswagen commits to $200M payment to reduce US pollution

Volkswagen remains eager to move past the dieselgate scandal and begin regaining its reputation. But while the German car maker has already reached buyback settlements for owners, there's still the matter of all the damage to the environment VW's vehicles have caused by way of skirting emissions laws. To help address this, the company has pledged to make a $200 million payment to a fund intended to fighting diesel pollution.

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Meet MOIA, VW’s grand plan to make Millennial customers

Meet MOIA, VW’s grand plan to make Millennial customers

Millennials don't want to buy cars, at least that's what the research says, and so Volkswagen's new mobility services company is aiming to keep the automaker relevant. Dubbed MOIA, the startup will be a standalone company based in Berlin, Germany, focused on figuring out how VW's products can coexist in a world where ride-sharing, app-controlled transportation, and decreasing car ownership threaten traditional car firms. First up, Uber-style taxi alternatives.

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Has Tesla’s Supercharger Network finally met its match?

Has Tesla’s Supercharger Network finally met its match?

Tesla's Supercharger network is arguably the jewel in the EV company's crown: without it, after all, cars like the Model S would be far less appealing for everyday transportation. Now, though, a consortium of traditional automakers is partnering up to eclipse Superchargers with a more widespread connector than Tesla's proprietary plug. Including big names like Volkswagen Group, BMW, and Daimler, the joint venture aims to make all-electric long-distance travel a reality, in Europe at least.

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