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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
VW Atlas Cross Sport Concept Launches the Atlas Family
There’s a certain kind of vehicle that American families have sought for years. In the 1950s, typical family cars had four doors, room for five people, and a trunk big enough to haul all of their luggage. They also sported enough power to hit highway speeds without worry — and the most successful ones also happened to capture the style of the era. That basic formula has held true through the decades, even as the shape of those vehicles has evolved. Five-passenger SUVs rank as the most in-demaread more
Talking Tech: Driver Assistance Features Offer a Helping Hand
Subtle sensory cues belie a complex interaction of systems in Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor to help you help your car stay in control. When you lose focus for just a split second when driving, it can lead to an unintentional lane drift. Helping keep you in your lane with your focus on the road is one of the reasons VW designers and engineers created the Driver Assistance technologies like available Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor. But here’s what most people don’t realize: That techread more
Innovating the Future at the VW Electronics Research Lab
Located in Silicon Valley, the Volkswagen Group 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 crearead more
Meet the ID. 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 ID. 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 expected tread 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 recently came out on top in two Cars.read more
The 2018 Golf Family is On its Way!
More style. More technology. More Driver Assistance features. No matter which 2018 Golf you choose, you get a keener look than ever before. Plus, Clark Plaid interior with an available sunroof makes a comeback in the Golf GTI thanks to customer demand.read more
Volkswagen unveils the People First Warranty, the new industry leader
The literal English translation of “Volkswagen” is “people’s car,” and over the past six decades Volkswagen vehicles have delivered billions of miles and smiles to the people who drive them. Today, VW wants to say thanks for those votes of confidence with one of its own – a pledge it calls the People First Warranty. Building on the success of the new Atlas and Tiguan’s guarantee, the People First Warranty will offer customers who buy a 2018 model-year VW (except e-Golf) a six year or 72,000 mread more
Artistic vision. Astonishing images.
Pete Eckert is a blind photographer. He was born sighted, but halfway through his life he went totally blind. He works with his other senses: sound, touch, and memory — to build images in his mind. He then uses long exposures and colored light to create unique effects that convey how he sees the world. See Eckert’s unique perspective of the Arteon in this video. The impressive results speak for themselves. Get more details on the Arteon.read more
Inside Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ dream VW collection
Everyone has an attachment to their first car, a certain nostalgia that makes them want to relive every memory from those years. For comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, success has allowed him to turn that passion for the VW Bus into something close to an obsession. Ten years ago, the comedian decided to go back in time and purchase a 1968 Volkswagen Transporter, his first car at age 17. The project of finding and refurbishing the Bus quickly turned Iglesias into a collector. Today, the cread more
For one family, winning a Volkswagen Atlas was a dream come true
When Patti Shenk signed up her family for the Four Wheel Family Face-Off contest on Disney/ABC’s syndicated daytime talk show “Live with Kelly and Ryan” she didn’t even know what the prize might be. The New Jersey mother of four was just hoping for some quality time and a fun day off from the typical busy routine. But the day was nothing but routine. After besting three other families, the Shenks won a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium. So what do they think about their newest family memberead more
Saying ‘GTI-do’ in a VW-themed wedding
Agnes and AJ Miragliotta run their own visual media company, Waxwing Media, in Dallas. Well before they met in 2015, both had grown into avid fans of the Volkswagen Golf GTI – with AJ owning a Mk5, and Agnes driving her customized Mk6 GTI she calls the “TurboTurtle.” That shared passion led to their meeting and their relationship, so when the duo took their vows last fall, they did so in a way that weaved their enthusiasm into the fabric of their lives. We asked Agnes to give us some insightread more
The Best Museums You’ve Never Heard Of
What do a one-man band, a former shoe factory, and a rocket-like 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit have in common? They’re all draws at these seven lesser-known, yet seriously brake-worthy, museums across the country. They all have a little something for everyone (young, old, and everyone in between).read more