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Volkswagen Rabbit GTI to Return for 2019

Volkswagen Rabbit GTI to Return for 2019

Fahrvergnügen Continues, 35 Years Down the Road
The first generation Volkswagen Golf was marketed as the Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States when it was introduced in 1974 to replace the Beetle. Wolfsburg introduced a second generation Golf in 1983 along with a sportier model called the GTI.
The GTI is turning …

Review and Test Drive: 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium

Review and Test Drive:  2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium

Volkswagen didn’t put all of its eggs in the diesel basket. The company’s plans call for it to produce one million electric vehicles a year by 2025, a number similar to what Tesla is projecting for its own sales. The significant difference is that VW has experience in building millions …

Volkswagen Starts Dieselgate Recall for Golf in Germany

Volkswagen Starts Dieselgate Recall for Golf in Germany

Volkswagen said Thursday it had begun to recall certain diesel-powered Golf models in the latest chapter of the Dieselgate scandal with the approval of the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt or Federal Motor Authority.
The Wolfsburg-based automaker is asking owners of 15,000 Golf TDI Blue Motion Technology with an EA 189 2.0-liter engine and standard …

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen – First Look and Review

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen – First Look and Review

OK, class, please pay attention now. The new Golf SportWagen, which is known as the Golf Variant in its home market and the Golf Estate in the United Kingdom – and was previously called the Jetta SportWagen in the States – is now available for your driving pleasure. Got that?
Given …

Volkswagen Reports Drop in Sales for June

Volkswagen Reports Drop in Sales for June

Volkswagen announced financial results for June 2014. The company’s total sales for June dropped by 22% year-over-year, to 28,827 units sold from 36,957 units sold in June 2013.
Sales for each of the company’s brands also declined year-over-year. Beetle and Passat sales experienced significant declines, with total Beetle sales for June …

Volkswagen of America Reports Financial Result for May 2014

Volkswagen of America Reports Financial Result for May 2014

Volkswagen of America announced financial results for May 2014. The auto manufacturer reported 32, 163 units delivered in May, and started sales of the seventh-generation 2015 Golf GTI.
TDI Clean Diesel models made up 23.6% of sales last month.
Passat delivered 8,955 units for the month, with Passat TDI delivering 3,172 clean …

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI – First Look and Review

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI – First Look and Review

Technically speaking, this is a second look.  I spent a day with a Euro-spec Golf TDI eight months ago and, despite it being on sale in Europe since late 2012, it hasn’t yet arrived at U.S. dealerships.
It’s taken so long because it’s being built in Puebla, Mexico (alongside the new …

VW Reports Best April Ever

VW Reports Best April Ever

Volkswagen released financial results for April, reporting 30,831 units delivered. The month showed an increase in deliveries of TDI Clean Diesel cars, but other sales were down from last year.
The month was the best April and year-to-date yet for the Passat TDI, with 9,315 units delivered, making up 42.1% of …

Volkswagen Debuts Golf SportWagen TDI at New York Show

Volkswagen Debuts Golf SportWagen TDI at New York Show

NEW YORK — Volkswagen debuted a concept version of what is destined to become the Golf SportWagen, which replaces the Jetta SportWagen in the automaker’s U.S. lineup.
The move follows Volkswagen’s U.S. introduction of the 2015 Golf.
The Jetta SportWagen was actually a previous-generation Golf variant and was sold as such in other …

Volkswagen to Launch New TDI Clean Diesel Engine in U.S.

Volkswagen to Launch New TDI Clean Diesel Engine in U.S.

EA288 to Debut in Golf, Jetta, Passat and Beetle in Q3-Q4 Timeframe
Volkswagen announced that several of the new car models that it plans to roll out in the second half of 2014 will be powered by the new EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine. The announcement was made today at the …

84th Geneva Motor Show – Day 2

84th Geneva Motor Show – Day 2

GENEVA —The 84th Geneva International Motor Show entered its second day on Wednesday and the stream of launches continued with debuts from Volkswagen, Audi, Jeep and Ford.
Here is our final report from Geneva.
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Volkswagen introduced, the Volkswagen GTE, powered by an electric engine and a combustion engine. The plug-in hybrid …

VW Begins Golf Production in Mexico for North American Market

VW Begins Golf Production in Mexico for North American Market

Volkswagen announced that it began production on Tuesday of its 2015 Golf, including TDI models, at its plant in Puebla, Mexico.  The plant will be responsible for fulfilling all North American Golf orders.
The plant in Puebla has the capacity to manufacture 700 Golfs per day.  The new Golf will join the …