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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    It is an unfortunate reality that the new Mk8 Golf wagon is highly unlikely to be sold in the US. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t gawk at it from afar. Sixty-six millimeters longer than the outgoing model, the new variant takes advantage of its extra size to add more legroom and cargo...
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    The ‘80s were among the most formative years for Audi. Its reputation as a performance manufacturer, the reputation of all-wheel-drive, and one of rallying’s most important decades are all irrevocably linked thanks to Audi. So the brand’s UK office has opened up the vault to show off some of...
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    If you need a Volkswagen to transport some stuff, you get a Transporter. If you need a Volkswagen to transport a lot of stuff, you get the Lasten Transporter, or as you might be more familiar with it, the Crafter van. Lasten Transporter roughly translates to heavy load Transporter and that’s...
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    Instagram is a lovely place for photos of VWs, but we can’t think of the last time a post has been quite so laser-focused on our interests. Photographer Jeff Zwart is sharing collections of his ad work from the ‘80s and ‘90s on his Instagram page. "I spent 10 years shooting high-performance...
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    Volkswagen, like most European manufacturers, is taking a few of its classics out of mothballs to show them off at Techno Classica in Essen, Germany. And VW is bringing the heat with a selection of record-breaking cars. Among the cars on display will be VW’s 2001 W12 Nardo supercar, which set...
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    There's too much to see at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. That's not a complaint, it's just a fact. And for someone who grew up in what now appears to have been a backwater, I found myself asking if the cars I was seeing were real. "Is that a real Cobra or a Factory Five?" It was the...
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    Today in Chicago, Volkswagen revealed the all-new Jetta GLI. This time, Volkswagen says it's a GTI with a trunk. It won't be softer than the GTI, and since it uses the same engine and brakes, it should manage to pull that off. Here's our post with everything we know so far . It's going to be a...
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    Volkswagen is set to reveal the Jetta GLI at the Chicago Auto Show in February and we now have photos of the car at Germany’s favorite test track, the Nurburgring. The photos show an only slightly less camouflaged GLI, but there are few new details that can still be gleaned. First and...
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    This is the stuff of dreams. I've spent my whole career searching for hidden cars and on a Saturday afternoon in Wolfsburg, Germany, I’ve hit pay dirt. Not only has the location of a secret storage facility been revealed to me, I've been invited to visit it on Sunday morning. Somebody pinch me...
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    Europe keeps jumping ahead of us and already their Passat is getting a facelift. Seen here under cammo, there's little to confirm, but the shape is, at least, familiar. Still the handsome, classically proportioned sedan we know and love, it does seem like an Arteon-esque front grille is hiding...
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    Audi has introduced the second-generation Q3 crossover. Continuing the German automaker’s tradition of evolutionary changes rather than revolutionary ones, the 2019 Audi Q3 looks familiar but certainly more modern. Its predecessor’s design was first introduced in 2011, so the luxury crossover...
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    The new 2019 Audi RS7 has been spied undisguised and out in the open, giving us a sneak preview of the high-performance five-door ahead of its arrival later this year. Denoting this A7-based prototype as an RS7 are its widened front intakes, pronounced fender flares and massive oval-shaped...
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    Cities with a strong car culture: Los Angeles, Detroit,...Cleveland? On Saturday, June 16, ECS Tuning hosted a Cars and Coffee event at their headquarters in Wadsworth, Ohio. This gathering brought a wide variety of vehicles from the Cleveland and Akron area. ECS got into the event by opening up...
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    Freundeskreis, as well as being a drive up a mountain every year that happens alongside Worthersee, I've just discovered, was a hip hop group based in Stuttgart in the '90s. So please play Esperanto (below) in the background while you're browsing through this gallery from the GTI thing...
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    We're back with part two of the main show from Worthersee. Today's pictures are a little less Golf-focused, and celebrate the weird and wonderful tapestry that is VW's European fleet. Come back tomorrow for another gallery from the Freundeskreis drive. [photos by Jamie Orr]
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    We're back with more photos from Worthersee, and today we're focusing on the main show. The event takes up a lot of space and spins off in numerous directions, but the core is still in Maria-Worth, a small town that's effectively entirely taken over by VWs.  As ever the show was full of classic...
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    Well, my bitterness about not being able to attend Worthersee has finally abated, and I'm ready to look at some pictures from the show. How about you? Our pal Jamie Orr was in Austria with his Citi Golf and a few American friends (more on that later this week) and kindly agreed to snap a couple...
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    The Mk7.5 Golf may still be as fresh as a daisy but VW is already testing the next generation Golf on track. Unfortunately, as a result of this being such an early look--production isn't supposed to begin until June 2019--there isn't all that much to see from the outside.  Hiding under what...
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    When it showed up at the New York Auto Show, people went nuts for the Tanoak. Our own Facebook posts about the pickup were so popular that we got as many likes that week as we get in some months. And it’s no wonder. It’s a design showcase from a powerful carmaker dipping its toes in unfamiliar...
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    The Smithsonian Channel's "Supercar Superbuild" is featured the Audi R8 last night and the production company was kind enough to share behind the scenes photography from the episode. Shot on location, the episode tracks the history, conception, and construction of the Audi R8 and clearly had...
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