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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ford CEO Jim Hackett said at a conference today that his company’s partnership with Volkswagen would lead to the production of 8 million commercial vehicles. These will include pickups, small vans, and large vans. The city van for Europe will be created and produced by Volkswagen while the...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Earlier today during the automaker's Annual Media Conference state of the business event, Volkswagen Chair Herbert Diess showed a glimpse of the next-generation of Volkswagen's Amarok compact pickup, which will be the first result of VW's partnership with Ford. The Volkswagen/Ford collaboration...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    The United States Department of Justice has ended its investigation into Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW over a presumed antitrust violation  stemming from a deal they made with California  to adhere to regional emission rules. Their agreement technically circumvents the current...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen finally introduced us to the ID.3 in Frankfurt and now it looks like there will be even more vehicles based on its platform than previously believed. The MEB platform was designed to transform the company’s diesel business into EV sales, the company has been looking for ways to...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Developing electric cars for sale in Europe takes time, money, resources and commitment. Volkswagen has the new, advanced MEB architecture designed just for that purpose. There are other automakers, though, who need to have an option. For Ford, that answer was simple. They already are working...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen will share the MEB platform with Ford, according to a new report from Reuters .The collaboration will also include autonomous vehicle platforms. The two companies are said to have only reached an outline agreement at this point, though. Now VW's supervisory board is set to meet on...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen Group's board will be talking about the Ford alliance at its meeting in two weeks, says a new report. The agreement for VW and Ford to collaborate on vans and pickups that was announced earlier this year could be firmed up at the July board meeting, reports Automotive News. That...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Tarok is making its North American debut at the New York Auto Show this week. And that’s a little unusual because the Brazilian pickup wasn’t really designed with us in mind. Volkswagen says it wants to “gauge market reaction” to the compact pickup. At 193.5 inches long, the...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    European and other overseas buyers will one day be able to purchase a Volkswagen version of the Ford Ranger, all thanks to the automakers’ recently forged alliance, but what about North American customers? The dream of a German pickup in the U.S. is still alive, VW confirms. However, what that...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    It appears that a presumed rough patch in Ford and Volkswagen’s relationship is over, now that  The Wall Street Journal  is reporting on VW preparing a nearly $2-billion investment into the Blue Oval’s autonomous development unit, Argo AI. Earlier this month, claims arose that negotiations had ...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen could be on the verge of going Oprah, tossing electric MEB platforms to adoring fans like a pile of Pontiac G6s. After  forging an alliance with Ford  — a partnership that might result in MEB-based Blue Oval vehicles — the automaker is reportedly looking at making its EV architecture...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Like stern parents who just don’t understand, Wall Street analysts are playing hard to please when it comes to the  alliance forged between Ford and Volkswagen . The two automakers made their deepened relationship official at last week’s North American International Auto Show, promising to breed...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen and Ford announced their much-anticipated alliance on Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show. The partnership will not include ownership stakes but will start with commercial vehicles. “Volkswagen and Ford will harness our collective resources, innovation capabilities...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ford and Volkswagen, two auto giants who spent much of 2018 making eyes at each other and playfully batting away rumors (and sparking a few of their own), might lay their relationship bare in Detroit next week. The two automakers have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding, partnering...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    It sounds like one of those great ideas from the internet that is far too impossible to ever happen. But it might just happen. At least the big players aren't saying no. Volkswagen might use Ford's US factories to build Volkswagen vehicles, according to a new report. "We are in quite advanced...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    After weeks and months of rumors, Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has confirmed that a badge-engineered version of the Ranger pickup is one of the possible product tie-ups between his company and Ford. In a sit-down with  Automotive News , Diess said that, while VW’s partnership with Ford is...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    The partnership announced  between Ford and Volkswagen  back in June has the potential to birth a number of outcomes — from jointly developed commercial vehicles (the initial aim), to badge-swapped overseas small cars, autonomous vehicle hardware, and perhaps even borrowed electric vehicle...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    This week's Find Of The Day is not a rolling classic, or a well-maintained rare trim level, or even a low-mileage grandma-just-drove-it-to-church time capsule. Nope. This one is all about power. Pure balls-to-the-wall power. If you're looking for something to tear up the drag strip, this 2003...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ford wants the V (W, that is) and it has admitted that it’s in talks to expand its alliance with the German automaker beyond commercial vehicles, reports Automotive News. "We have a history with VW. We get along with them. And if you look at the strengths and weaknesses of each of us, we match...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Back in June, we brought you news that Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG seemed to be  working on a relationship  — potentially yielding jointly developed products aimed at the commercial sector. At the time, both companies issued a joint memorandum of understanding about potential product...
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