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The New 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT, an American-born Sport Sedan
Like all good cars, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT began with an idea and a few people in a garage. That garage happens to be in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at Volkswagen’s growing North American Engineering Planning Center, just around the corner from the factory that assembles the Passat and the VW Atlas. The idea: How to bring a touch of Volkswagen’s performance heritage into midsize sedans. The resulting 2018 Passat GT is scheduled to arrive later this year as the first model developed andread more
9 Things You Didn’t Know About the All-New Arteon
The camera flashes popped and the crowd “oohed” and “aahed” when Volkswagen unveiled the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon in February at the Chicago Auto Show. Two fastback sedans, in metallic red and yellow, rotated on the stage, and although the iconic VW logo adorned both trunks and hoods, the cars were unlike any Volkswagen vehicles attendees had ever seen. That was by design. With the Arteon, Volkswagen set out to establish a new design direction for the future, providing a glimpse of the nextread more
The Volkswagen Arteon arrives in America, gracefully
Many cars are designed to not make much of a statement, to blend into the ground like a pair of black shoes. If you want your vehicle to go unnoticed on the street and the valet stand, the new Volkswagen Arteon will not be for you. Coming to America later this year, the U.S. version of the Arteon four-door coupe arrives as the new flagship of Volkswagen in America. Bigger in most dimensions than the outgoing CC, with the latest in available automotive tech and comfort features, the Arteon comread more
What Makes a Cars.com Comparison Test Run
If you’ve ever shopped for a car in the United States, chances are you’ve read or seen a comparison test. They’re the mainstays of many automotive publications, both in print and online, and just as vehicles have grown more complicated, so too have the tests. We asked Joe Wiesenfelter, the executive editor of Cars.com, one of America’s most popular automotive sites, to explain what goes into their process. And yes, the fact that the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas recentlread more
Innovating the Future at VW’s Electronics Research Lab
l;;lkLocated in Silicon Valley, Volkswagen Group’s Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) is the epicenter of the company’s vehicle electronics expertise in North America and its largest research facility outside of Germany. More than 160 ERL engineers, social scientists, researchers, product designers, and psychologists work with teams across the globe to develop technologies for future generations of vehicles. From autonomous driving to connected mobility, the high-tech lab is charged with cread more
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta arrives in all-new style
For some three decades, the Volkswagen Jetta has been among the most popular European cars in America, with 3.2 million sold since its debut here in 1980. Americans have long embraced the Jetta’s combination of timeless style, affordability and crisp driving dynamics that set it apart from an ever-evolving field. All of which makes redesigning the Jetta for the 2019 model a tall order. To walk us through the changes, we sat down with Daniel Shapiro, product manager for the 2019 Jetta. Q: Wread more
Watch the live unveiling of the next-level Volkswagen Jetta Jan. 15
Since it first arrived in the United States in 1980, nearly 3.2 million Volkswagen Jettas have found their way into American driveways. From the moment it arrived, and continuing through six generations of engineering, the Jetta has stood out in a crowded field for offering European style, engineering and driving dynamics at an affordable price. On Jan. 15, Volkswagen will unveil the seventh-generation Jetta, an all-new model built from the acclaimed MQB chassis. A new chiseled, yet classic,read more
Meet the I.D. CROZZ, a Preview of Volkswagen’s First Electric SUV Expected in 2020
Electric vehicles are the future of transportation, but making that future a reality will require a lot of innovation and manufacturing know-how. Today, Volkswagen unveiled one of its major steps toward an electric future with the first North American appearance of the I.D. CROZZ concept vehicle in Los Angeles – a four-door, all-wheel-drive SUV that previews the next-generation Volkswagen electric vehicle anticipated to arrive in America in 2020. Built from the same platform that is expectedread more