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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Mexican state of Puebla, where both Volkswagen and Audi have factories, has decreed that conditions “do not exist” to restart automotive manufacturing. The decision impacts Volkswagen’s ability to restart production at the plant that produces the Jetta, the Mk7 Golf, the Tiguan, and until...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    This is some real inside baseball, but when you’re a journalist (or a supplier or whatever) and Volkswagen takes you on a tour of one of its factories, they inevitably drive you in something cool. In Wolfsburg, they have a convertible, three-row Golf to show you around in. When you’re in Puebla...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    With a large portion of its sales coming from cars built in Mexico, trade tariffs are a particular concern for VW. According to a recent report from Reuters , VW feels that the tariffs would hurt its US business. "We believe that tariffs of this kind are a tax on the U.S. consumer and will...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Let’s face it: there’s few things more romantic than trains, and robberies of said trains have formed the backbone of great novels and films for over a century. The modern reality is not quite Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, however. It’s impoverished and not quite moral bandits piling rocks...
  5. The Car Lounge
    This week’s Find of the Day comes to us from Illinois via Mexico. We’ll call it our “Find of the Día:” a 1986 MKI Volkswagen Rabbit... Sorta http://www.vwvortex.com/news/find-dia-la-naranja/
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    A border tax placed on Mexican goods bound for the United States would be a worst-case scenario for struggling Volkswagen. The automaker, which already knows a few things about worst-case scenarios, is waiting on pins and needles to see if the proposed tax prices its small cars out of the...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s top brass is concerned about the state of their TDI deal and the American car market in general following Donald Trump’s election last night. “The election of Donald Trump causes me great concern,” said Stephen Weil, governor of Lower Saxony and VW supervisory board member, in a...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Today’s find of the day is another delightfully strange VW that some consider to be the rarest of all VWs: the Basistransporter, or Hormiga, as the Mexicans call it. This boxy work truck may look like the Transporter, but unlike the Type 2s of the day, this has its air-cooled flat four up front...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Dr. Herbert Diess and Hinrich J. Woebcken laid out their strategy for the newly established Volkswagen North American Region (NAR) while speaking to employees at the Volkswagen of America headquarters. The Volkswagen Group aims to strengthen its position in the North American Market, where it...
  10. Open Wheel Racing
    US racing star to stand in for Dario Franchitti in Mexico MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - Formula E podium finisher Scott Speed will be part of the championship’s world feed commentary team for round five of the series, which takes place in Mexico City on March 12. Speed, who is racing for the Andretti...
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