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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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VW Golf GTI Aurora puts working holographic controls in a weird place

VW Golf GTI Aurora puts working holographic controls in a weird place

Volkswagen's Golf is getting some R2-D2 action, with the Golf GTI Aurora concept debuting a new hologram control system. The floating 3D interface demands no special glasses or screens; instead, it simply shows a set of media controls that hover in mid-air.

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon First Drive: More than the sum of its name

2019 Volkswagen Arteon First Drive: More than the sum of its name

The name Arteon is the culmination of the words Art & Eon. Art defines what happens when you allow your designers and engineers the freedom to create an eye-catching sculpture. Eon represents a long period of time, an homage to the timelessness and sophistication of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. Cars as art isn't a new concept, but it's usually the preserve of exotics or classics. That makes the Arteon something very different.

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New VW Golf teases tech-savvy upgrade in 8th-gen car

New VW Golf teases tech-savvy upgrade in 8th-gen car

Volkswagen's plans for the new Golf are being kept close to the automaker's chest, but that hasn't stopped it teasing details about the high-tech dashboard update the eighth-generation Golf will bring. We're not expecting to see the new car until later in the year, though it'll arguably be the biggest shake-up to the storied nameplate in its history.

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Demand for the VW ID.3 electric car was so high, the system crashed

Demand for the VW ID.3 electric car was so high, the system crashed

Volkswagen's ID.3 may not be expected to arrive until mid-2020, but that didn't stop a flood of reservations and would-be owners overwhelming the automaker's systems this week. VW revealed the ID.3 - the first of its all-electric cars to be based on the new MEB EV platform - on Wednesday, and within 24 hours more than 10,000 registrations, complete with deposit, were made.

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The VW ID.3 – Volkwagen’s most important car in years – opens up reservations

The VW ID.3 – Volkwagen’s most important car in years – opens up reservations

Volkswagen has taken a page out of Tesla's book, and thrown open reservations on the new VW ID.3 all-electric city car. The first model to use VW's new electric car platform, the ID.3 will begin a huge push by the automaker into electrification. Indeed, the goal is more than 100,000 vehicles being delivered per year.

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