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Fisker looks to VW electric car tech to take on Tesla

Fisker looks to VW electric car tech to take on Tesla

Fisker may have big plans for its electric vehicles, but the automaker aims to use Volkswagen's EV platform underneath upcoming SUVs like the Ocean. Created by - and named after - former Karma founder Henrik Fisker, the automaker confirmed plans today to go public. In the process, it pulled back the curtain on some of the mysteries beneath its sheet metal.

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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan brushes up bestseller with new style and tech

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan brushes up bestseller with new style and tech

Refreshing your most popular model is as much a risk as it is an opportunity in the car world, but it's the challenge Volkswagen faces with the 2021 Tiguan. The automaker sold 109, 572 Tiguans alone in the US in 2019, with the American driver's desire for larger crossovers and SUVs making the midsize SUV VW's bread-and-butter. Further afield, it's the top-selling SUV in Europe: when it comes to refreshing it, VW needs to get things pitch-perfect.

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VW pumps $200 million more into battery tech that could double EV range

VW pumps $200 million more into battery tech that could double EV range

Volkswagen has tripled its stake in a solid-state battery specialist, counting on high-density batteries that promise longer range and shorter charging times being the key to driving EVs into the mass market. The German automaker had already taken a stake in US company QuantumScape, worth more than $100 million. Now, it's adding up to $200 million more.

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Ford: Expect all-electric F-150 in next 2 years as VW EV deal deepens

Ford: Expect all-electric F-150 in next 2 years as VW EV deal deepens

Ford's all-electric F-150 will be launched within the next two years, the automaker has confirmed today, part of a big push into EVs that also see it partner with Volkswagen on further electrification. Teased for some time now, the F-150 EV will go beyond the hybrid version of the best-selling pickup truck we're expecting to see revealed soon, and switch to an entirely electric drivetrain.

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2021 VW Arteon teased with stunning Shooting Brake surprise

2021 VW Arteon teased with stunning Shooting Brake surprise

VW is dropping some hints about what could be its most unusual car, with the first preview of the new 2021 Arteon confirming the automaker isn't afraid to take a risk. Originally launched as a four-door fastback in 2017, the Arteon promised a more style-focused alternative to the Passat - and risked treading on the toes of far more expensive "four door coupes" from Volkswagen's VW Group siblings.

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VW and Argo AI complete $2.6bn deal: Ford gets new self-driving frenemy

VW and Argo AI complete $2.6bn deal: Ford gets new self-driving frenemy

Volkswagen and autonomous vehicle company Argo AI have completed their $2.6 billion investment deal, paving the way for future VW Group models to gain new driverless tech. Argo AI broke cover in 2017 with a billion dollars of Ford's money to play with; now, it's expanding to a new facility in Europe.

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2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Top things we know about the newest Mk8 Golf

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Top things we know about the newest Mk8 Golf

Volkswagen unveiled the all-new Mk8 Golf last year with plans of introducing the Golf GTI and hybrid GTE shortly after. As fate would have it, the standard Mk8 Golf won’t be arriving in US shores anytime soon, and this includes the GTE version. However, Volkswagen is quick to point out the Golf GTI is definitely coming to America, and it’s bringing with it the hotter Golf R.

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The most aerodynamic Volkswagen ever built was designed in the ’80s

The most aerodynamic Volkswagen ever built was designed in the ’80s

In the modern EV age, aerodynamics have been prioritized sometimes over style to get as much driving range as possible out of battery packs. Today we know aerodynamic vehicles are more efficient, that fact wasn't as well-known decades ago. Back in the '70s, the oil crisis dealt a death blow to the iconic muscle cars packing V-8 engines that were so popular in the 60s. In 1980, Volkswagen designed the most aerodynamic car it has ever built called the ARVW.

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The 2021 VW Golf GTI has good news and bad for hot-hatch fans

The 2021 VW Golf GTI has good news and bad for hot-hatch fans

Volkswagen won't be bringing the new 2021 Golf GTE to the US, with the sports hybrid not joining its GTI sibling for the voyage across the Atlantic. Unveiled back in February, the 2021 Golf GTI and GTE are the two most potent versions of the eighth-generation car - for the moment, at least - though they take different routes to achieve that.

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2020 World Car of the Year: Kia Telluride

2020 World Car of the Year: Kia Telluride

The 2020 World Car Awards had its share of challenges this year due to the coronavirus, but that hasn't stopped the winners being announced this week. Things kicked off last year at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, where the candidates were presented to the public. Next, test drives took place before the Los Angeles Auto Show back in November. That’s when the real fun began, as each juror got the chance to drive all the nominated vehicles. It was also the place where we started casting our votes.

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is roomy to a fault

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is roomy to a fault

From the onset, we knew the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is a roomy five-seat SUV. But how roomy is it compared to other SUVs? With today’s enormous variety of crossovers, subcompact SUVs, and midsize derivatives, it’s hard to pinpoint which is the roomiest of them all. Luckily for us, Volkswagen gave us some insight into why its newest Atlas Cross Sport is among the best in terms of practicality and everyday usability.

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VW ID.4 electric crossover revealed – and it’s coming to the US

VW ID.4 electric crossover revealed – and it’s coming to the US

Volkswagen has revealed the second production model in its new all-electric ID family, with the VW ID.4 not only packaging the automaker's electric drivetrain into a crossover, but one destined for the US too. Next in line from the ID.3, the new ID.4 is based on the ID. CROZZ concept, and indeed the design hasn't strayed far from that chunky EV.

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