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2019 VW Jetta brings new style, tech and lower price

2019 VW Jetta brings new style, tech and lower price

There's a new Jetta in town, and Volkswagen's compact sedan is growing up with bold new styling and an all-changed platform promising more fuel efficiency. Unveiled today at the Detroit Auto Show 2018, the 2019 VW Jetta makes a switch to the automaker's MQB architecture and grows in all directions as a result. That, VW promises, means more presence on the road and more cabin space inside, not to mention closing the gap between the new Jetta and Audi's A3 sedan.

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2018 VW Passat GT affordable sports sedan debuts in Detroit

2018 VW Passat GT affordable sports sedan debuts in Detroit

VW's Passat might not be your first thought when it comes to sporty cars, but the automaker is aiming to change that with the 2018 Passat GT special model. Making its debut at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 next week, it's the heart of the Passat GT where the biggest change takes place, with the introduction of a new engine.

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VW’s Microbus EV will have an NVIDIA-powered AI co-pilot

VW’s Microbus EV will have an NVIDIA-powered AI co-pilot

Volkswagen's I.D. BUZZ will be smarter than the average Microbus, with the upcoming EV settling on NVIDIA's new DRIVE IX platform for its onboard AI. The electric bus proved an instant hit when VW unveiled it in concept form back in mid-2017, with the positive reaction prompting the automaker to quickly confirm it had been given the green-light for production.

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VW’s unseen EV concepts just got trademarked

VW’s unseen EV concepts just got trademarked

VW has huge plans for electric cars, and the names of two more of its I.D. concept EVs may have just spilled ahead of the vehicles' big reveal. The German automaker has promised a total of fifteen different electrified models, globally, by 2025, with the first set to go on sale in the US in 2020. However, that hasn't stopped Volkswagen from previewing each in the form of a concept car.

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2015 VW X1 spied cruising with supercars

2015 VW X1 spied cruising with supercars

If you have never heard of the VW XL1, we wouldn't begrudge you. It's not exactly an iconic car and while it was built as a supercar, it's not a supercar in the vein of a Ferrari or Lamborghini. Rather this supercar was made to be super-efficient and its technology and shape were made to meet that goal. The XL1 is a 2-seater and was able to drive 261 miles per gallon.

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If VW’s I.D. CROZZ is the electric future, we can’t wait

If VW’s I.D. CROZZ is the electric future, we can’t wait

We're on the cusp of an electrification revolution, and if the Volkswagen I.D. trio are anything to go by, we think it's time to bring it on. Joined at the LA Auto Show 2017 today by the new I.D. CROZZ, the line-up of EVs may look different from the outside, but under their sheet metal they share a common architecture. However, Volkswagen's modular electric platform isn't the only theme.

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VW I.D. CROZZ previews 2020’s electric crossover

VW I.D. CROZZ previews 2020’s electric crossover

Volkswagen has brought its electric crossover concept to the LA Auto Show 2017, the VW. I.D. CROZZ, and the little SUV EV is something particularly special. That's because, the German automaker says, while the show car may only be a concept today, the production car will be the first of VW's next-generation EVs to hit US roads.

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VW Beetle EV could be a rear-wheel drive throwback to the original Bug

VW Beetle EV could be a rear-wheel drive throwback to the original Bug

The VW Beetle is one of those iconic cars that have been around for a long time. Many fans of the Beetle preferred the older generation of those cars when they had engines out back and rear wheel drive. The modernized version of the Beetle grew and went front-wheel drive. VW has promised to bring lots of new electric vehicles to market and one of those just might be a new electrified Beetle.

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BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

When it comes to the future of the electric car market and its growth, one of the biggest difficulties is the need for a wide range of charging stations that will support vehicles from different manufacturers. Well, four of the biggest automakers are now working together to form a solution — for Europe, at least. BMW, Daimler, Ford, and the Volkswagen Group have announced a joint partnership in Ionity, a venture that aims to build a huge network of fast chargers across Europe.

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VW teases EV racer for next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW teases EV racer for next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW has announced that it has a new electric racing car that will be running the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. VW is building the car with the specific goal of setting a record for the legendary race up America's Mountain. VW says that the EV prototype uses "tomorrow's technology" and the run will mark the first time VW has participated in over 30 years.

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2017 VW e-Golf SE starts at $30,495, goes 125 miles per charge

2017 VW e-Golf SE starts at $30,495, goes 125 miles per charge

Volkswagen has announced the pricing for its 2017 e-Golf electric vehicle. The "value-oriented" e-Golf SE trim starts at $30,495. For 2017 VW has some significant changes for its electric car, most notably 50% more driving range than the previous model. The e-Golf can now drive 150 miles per charge.

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VW I.D. Crozz II zero emission SUV set for 2020 launch

VW I.D. Crozz II zero emission SUV set for 2020 launch

VW is showing off a concept version of a zero emissions SUV that it plans to have on the market in 2020. The I.D. Crozz II will follow the first car in the I.D. family set for 2020, the basic I.D., that promises electric mobility with a big trunk. All of the vehicles in the I.D. family will use the same all-electric architecture with driving ranges aiming for 500 to 600 kilometers (up to 372 miles). If VW is able to hit that range, it should do well in the EV market.

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