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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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VW Arteon concept teases new design direction

VW Arteon concept teases new design direction

Aiming to move out of the shadow of luxury sibling Audi, Volkswagen has begun teasing its new design direction with the first official glimpses of a sports-minded four-door. The VW Arteon is a sleek, coupe-esque sedan which the automaker says previews not only a future high-end product from the company, but its new design strategy for the overall range. That strategy, it seems, involves mounting more of a style assault on the premium nameplates in VW's portfolio.

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2017 VW e-Golf boosts range and power ahead of Model 3

2017 VW e-Golf boosts range and power ahead of Model 3

Volkswagen's e-Golf has been given a range and power refresh, with the 2017 version of the all-electric car now capable of 50-percent more range than its predecessor. The plug-in, revealed today at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, now accommodates a bigger battery: 35.8 kWh, rather than the 24.2 kWh of the old car. That nudges total range up to 124 miles.

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Volkswagen reveals Golf refresh lineup for 2017

Volkswagen reveals Golf refresh lineup for 2017

Eager to put its diesel problem behind it, Volkswagen has unveiled its line of Golf refreshes for the 2017 model year. If you're looking at these cars and you're not seeing huge differences from an aesthetic standpoint, you'll probably be pleased to know that your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. Indeed, it would appear that most of the major changes to these cars are occurring inside and under the hood.

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VW emissions saga expands as Audi gas and diesel cars implicated

VW emissions saga expands as Audi gas and diesel cars implicated

Just when it seemed that Volkswagen was on the road to putting its emissions-cheating scandal in the past, new reports have pulled it back in. According to The Wall Street Journal, which spoke to sources close to the matter, California regulators have found software installed on some Audi models meant to cheat emissions tests. Should these reports turn out to be true, it could be the beginning of new headache for consumers.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas puts VW in the 3-row SUV game

2018 Volkswagen Atlas puts VW in the 3-row SUV game

Volkswagen has just unveiled its new large-size SUV, the 2018 VW Atlas. Featuring VW's new design language, the new Atlas has space for seven passengers with its three-row seating and earns the title of the largest vehicle the manufacturer has assembled in the US (being built in Chattanooga, Tennessee). While the VW Touareg continues to focus on the five-seat SUV segment, the Atlas is aimed squarely at families and those needing lots of passenger space.

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VW’s $14.7b diesel buyback settlement approved by US federal court

VW’s $14.7b diesel buyback settlement approved by US federal court

The scandal that saw VW admitting to cheating emissions tests in some of its diesel cars is one step closer to being remedied today. A US federal court has approved a $14.7 billion settlement that will see the automaker buying back the affected cars from those who want to get rid of them, along with paying out a cash reward to people who purchased the vehicles between 2009 and 2015.

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