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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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VW ID. ROOMZZ three-row electric SUV teases autonomous nap-time

VW ID. ROOMZZ three-row electric SUV teases autonomous nap-time

The latest member of VW's electric car family, the ID. ROOMZZ, has broken cover, a beefy zero-emissions three-row SUV that's set to spawn a production version. Joining cars like the VW ID. city hatchback and the ID. BUZZ Microbus, it's another example of Volkswagen's flexible MEB platform.

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EU says BMW, Daimler and VW colluded – threatens billions in fines [Update]

EU says BMW, Daimler and VW colluded – threatens billions in fines [Update]

BMW, Daimler, and VW have been accused of colluding on emissions cheating by the European Union antitrust regulators, the first step in process that could lead to huge fines for the automakers. According to the European Commission, the three car companies worked together to restrict competition around greener internal combustion engines.

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VW built a fleet of self-driving e-Golf for a groundbreaking smart city trial

VW built a fleet of self-driving e-Golf for a groundbreaking smart city trial

Volkswagen has set loose a fleet of autonomous cars in Hamburg, Germany, with the self-driving Golf EVs testing out new systems to deal with unpredictable and congested urban traffic. It's the first Level 4 trial for the automaker in a major German city, putting not only the vehicles themselves through their paces, but new connected infrastructure systems that allow the urban environment to communicate with the cars traveling through it.

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Get used to VW ID.

Get used to VW ID.

Volkswagen will keep its ID. branding for its all-electric cars, as the automaker settles on a naming scheme ahead of the first MEB-based vehicles arriving at dealerships. The sub-brand was first used back in 2017 when Volkswagen first showed off the original VW I.D. concept, the electric city car that spawned a series of EVs.

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VW’s wild I.D. BUGGY could get a US launch – and that’s just the start

VW’s wild I.D. BUGGY could get a US launch – and that’s just the start

There's unexpected good news about Volkswagen's I.D. BUGGY, the all-electric reboot of the classic 60s dune buggy that was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The bright green activity EV is intended to showcase just what VW can do with its MEB electric vehicle platform - or, indeed, what other automakers could do.

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VW I.D. BUGGY is an all-electric dune buggy you have to love

VW I.D. BUGGY is an all-electric dune buggy you have to love

Electric cars can be earnest, sensible, and green, but Volkswagen is taking the opportunity to show EVs can just as much be silly, playful, and neon green, with the VW I.D. BUGGY concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. The latest in the I.D. family - and, like its siblings, the latest to use Volkswagen's modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform - it's a reboot of the classic sixties dune buggies.

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Ford and VW’s huge deal hits EV and self-driving hurdles

Ford and VW’s huge deal hits EV and self-driving hurdles

Ford and Volkswagen's deal to collaborate on cars still needs some work, with insiders suggesting it's yet to be the cost, tech, and time-saving savior that the automakers first promised. The two firms announced their collaboration in January, first on pickup trucks and commercial vans, though with electrification and autonomous driving also set to be added to the deal.

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI packs Golf GTI tech into sports sedan

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI packs Golf GTI tech into sports sedan

Volkswagen has revealed the 2019 Jetta GLI, wrapping the 2.0-liter TSI engine of the Golf GTI in a performance sedan body. Making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show 2019 today, the new GLI packs 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, along with tapping into tech from both the GTI and the Golf R.

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VW Golf GTI hybrid plan scrapped claim insiders

VW Golf GTI hybrid plan scrapped claim insiders

Volkswagen reportedly had a last-minute change of heart with the new VW Golf GTI, shelving a planned switch to hybrid power for the eighth-generation hot-hatch. Expected to make its debut in early 2020, the new car was rumored to make use of an electrified drivetrain that could have boosted low-end power with an electric motor.

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