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A look ahead: VW + SUVs
Who says all SUVs are the same? Dr. Hendrik Muth, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy at Volkswagen, talks about how the 2018 Atlas and Tiguan have already become major players in his family’s and neighbor’s lives, and also gives a few insights into how VW is approaching its new SUV lineup.read more
How the I.D. Buzz evokes Volkswagen’s first electric bus
Volkswagen has a long heritage with electric propulsion. Ferdinand Porsche, the engineer who designed the Volkswagen Beetle, made a name for himself with his first electric car in 1900 (one later adopted to become the world’s first hybrid.) But it would be some 70 years before a production electric vehicle would carry the Volkswagen brand – and it’s likely not one you’ve ever heard of. The global oil crisis of the early 1970s set many automakers to work looking for alternatives to gasoline pread more
Volkswagen’s I.D. CROZZ, the electric SUV concept, makes its world debut
Few automakers have made the commitment to electric mobility that Volkswagen has with its I.D. series concept vehicles. The original I.D. unveiled last year in Paris was the preview of an all-electric VW going on sale by 2020, and the vanguard of a future Volkswagen electric fleet. The I.D. BUZZ revealed in Detroit showed how a similar vehicle could embrace the fun and flexibility of the original Microbus. This week in Shanghai, Volkswagen revealed the third concept in the ID series. Dubbed tread more
Volkswagen’s future cars: Connected, personalized and smarter than ever
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Volkswagen offered three big ideas about where mobility technology will go next. The Volkswagen of the future will have an always-on digital connection with the driver and the world at large. It will come with new, intuitive ways to interact with its passengers. And the technology that makes such steps possible will hit the road sooner than you might expect. “CES stands for progress and for change, and that’s exactly where our focus is,” said Dr. Franread more
Take a 360-degree look inside the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz
The Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ concept unveiled at the Detroit auto show captures the spirit of the original Bus in a sleek new shape, with self-driving technology, seating for up to eight and 270 miles of electric-powered range. It won its first design award two days after it was unveiled, and attracted a steady stream of gawkers. But if you couldn’t make the show in person, don’t worry. We set out to capture the interior of the I.D. BUZZ with the help of 360-degree video, along with some signs toread more
How I.D. Buzz takes Volkswagen back to the future
Few vehicles have ever reached the iconic status enjoyed by Volkswagen Microbus. Even today, some 40 years after sales of the vehicle officially known as the Type 2 stopped in the United States, the Bus retains a singular following among enthusiasts and casual fans. Yet as it considers the largest transformation in its history, one powered by electric vehicles, Volkswagen has also imagined how tomorrow’s transport needs could lead to a future revival of the Microbus – in the form of the I.D.read more
Volkswagen’s U.S. CEO gives you a sneak peek at its American-made SUV
Next year, Volkswagen of America will begin offering its first American-built sport utility vehicle, an all-new midsize model aimed at families needing a stylish three-row hauler. Hinrich Woebcken, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and CEO of the Volkswagen North American Region, hosted a rare sneak peek of a pre-production version for a small group of journalists at the factory in Chattanooga last week; you can read some of their impressions here andread more