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2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport tailors two-row SUV for American tastes

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport tailors two-row SUV for American tastes

The two-row midsize SUV space is getting another option, with the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport making its official debut today. A five-seat version of the full-sized Atlas, it's shorter and lower than its three-row brethren, but combines that more easily-parked scale with no reduction in wheelbase.

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2020 VW ID.3 official as Volkswagen bets on electric

2020 VW ID.3 official as Volkswagen bets on electric

Volkswagen has revealed the 2020 VW ID.3, the first all-electric car to be based on its brand new EV platform. Previewed earlier this year, and already seeing more than 30,000 reservations in Europe, the ID.3 will offer up to 342 miles of range on a charge while the most affordable model will kick off at under 30,000 euro ($33k) before incentives.

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VW ID.3 reservations top 30,000 before the EV even gets a full reveal

VW ID.3 reservations top 30,000 before the EV even gets a full reveal

Volkswagen's ID.3 all-electric car isn't set to begin production until the end of the year, but that hasn't stopped more than 30,000 people opening their wallets to secure one of the very first examples the automaker has announced. Reservations for the ID.3 Launch Edition - the first VW Group car to be based on the company's brand new MEB electric platform - opened in May.

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VW ID.3 holographic head-up display teases the future of EV cabins

VW ID.3 holographic head-up display teases the future of EV cabins

Volkswagen's new ID.3 electric car is almost ready for its big reveal, but VW is already sharing details about the augmented reality dashboard the high-tech hatchback will feature. The ID.3 will be VW's first production vehicle based on its brand new MEB all-electric platform, but it turns out that won't be the only fresh gadgetry drivers can play with.

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VW ID Buggy Concept drive: Meet the electric future of fun

VW ID Buggy Concept drive: Meet the electric future of fun

Out of all the events I had the pleasure of attending at Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach - a week filled with priceless classics, stunning hypercars, and the sort of rarities that give automotive enthusiasts palpitations - I wasn't expecting a bright green electric prototype to be the most memorable. I got a chance to take the VW ID Buggy for a spin, and it's fair to say it left a lasting impression.

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Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Prototype first drive: Changes are only skin deep

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Prototype first drive: Changes are only skin deep

Whatever the name night suggest, you can think of the new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport as a five-seat alternative to the Atlas. Conceived primarily for the U.S. and Canadian market, it's an example of VW's regional divisions knowing what works for their audience, and the automaker's platforms being flexible enough to drive that understanding right onto dealership forecourts. As I found from behind the wheel of an Atlas Cross Sport prototype, that flexibility comes with pros and cons.

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Wagon hate just killed VW’s most interesting Golf models

Wagon hate just killed VW’s most interesting Golf models

Volkswagen is calling time on its US wagons, with the Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen both facing the axe by the end of the 2019 model year. As you might expect it's SUVs that are to blame for the decision, with VW conceding that drivers are voting with their wallets and it's not in favor of the humble station wagon.

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The VW ID.3 dashboard shows Volkswagen’s cabin vision for EVs

The VW ID.3 dashboard shows Volkswagen’s cabin vision for EVs

Volkswagen may have wrapped its new ID.3 electric car in a brightly colored paint job to make sure we couldn't see in through the windows, but that hasn't stopped the EV's dashboard from leaking. Indeed, VW has only itself to blame, since the early glimpse of the screen-heavy cabin come from promo videos it itself published early.

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Watch VW’s ID.R electric racer smash the Goodwood hillclimb record

Watch VW’s ID.R electric racer smash the Goodwood hillclimb record

Volkswagen promised something incredible from the VW ID.R electric race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but we didn't expect the EV to deliver quite as impressively as it has today. Driven by Romain Dumas, the ID.R smashed the 20 year old hillclimb record, and the video of the run is a must-see.

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Ford and VW electric and driverless tech deal reportedly imminent

Ford and VW electric and driverless tech deal reportedly imminent

Volkswagen and Ford have put together a deal to share electric and autonomous car tech for passenger vehicles, sources close to the talks claim, a significant extension of a previously-announced alliance. The two automaker heavyweights confirmed they'd be working together on products back in January, though at the time insisted it was only for commercial customers.

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VW trained AIs to design better 3D printed car parts

VW trained AIs to design better 3D printed car parts

Car design may still be led by the heart, not the head, but VW is experimenting with artificial intelligence that could dramatically change how components are made, even growing them using cutting-edge 3D printing. The technology could help significantly lower weight, as well as give automakers greater flexibility in designing unusual parts for future models.

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VW’s glorious retro EV concept blends 1962 with the tech of tomorrow

VW’s glorious retro EV concept blends 1962 with the tech of tomorrow

Volkswagen has a thing for the Microbus: the company now has not one but two electric interpretations of the iconic 60s vehicle, though ironically the one that looks most traditional is actually the most unusual. Unveiled at the launch of the new Innovation and Engineering Center California (IECC), the latest iteration of two decades of work in Silicon Valley, the VW Type 20 concept explores some of the most cutting-edge technologies the automaker is developing.

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