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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen  is the latest automaker to opt out of the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The German automaker joins Ford, Nissan, and Infiniti in backing out of the biennial show. VW may opt out of other international auto shows going forward as well, with the company saying it is “continually reviewing...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Perhaps the most interesting of the new technologies shown to me on my day at Volkswagen's test facility was Race Trainer. The technology allows for the car not only to drive a hot lap of a given track, but also to teach the driver how to lap the track faster. By sharing the controls with the...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen stand at the Paris Motor show this year wasn't only dedicated to the newest concept, the I.D. it was also a showcase for some combustion engines and hybrids. Here, some of the finest new Volkswagens from the show floor. More to follow in the coming days.
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen AG today announced that it has established an as yet unnamed subsidiary to handle car sharing and logistics. The so-called 13 th brand will be based in Berlin, Germany, and according to CEO Matthias Muller will help bring VW into the future. “Our new group brand is to rank among the...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Update: Autocar reports that Volkswagen released design sketches of the concept that will be shown at the Paris Motor Show, they can be seen below. The Volkswagen Group is looking to have six all-electric vehicles on the road by 2025, starting with three modestly priced compact cars, reports...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has released teaser photos of the all-electric concept that it plans to show in two weeks time at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.  Volkswagen says that this concept signals the brand’s launch into a new era, claiming that this new car is as revolutionary as the original Beetle was when...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    We already know that Volkswagen will be bringing a long wheelbase version of it's new Tiguan to the states, but as of now, we've yet to see where exactly that extra length will come from.  In a recent rendering from Theophilus Chin, the so-called "automotive manipulator" takes a stab at just how...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen's modular MQB platform opens up a host of possibilities for both high volume products with mass appeal, and for lower volume niche vehicles, much like the Golf Alltrack that you see here.  It's no secret that we are huge fans of the Golf SportWagen, especially the R-Line 4Motion TDI...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    The automotive grass is always greener in Europe, isn't it?  We can now add the new Polo GTI to the list of lustworthy transportation that the North American market won't get, which is a shame, because it looks like a segment leader. The Polo GTI is powered by a 1.8 TFSI producing roughly...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    While the new Passat was first shown in July, the Paris Motor Show marked the first time that we were able to see one in person.  In being around the car, it becomes quite clear that this Passat is more technology-driven than previous generations.  We haven't had the chance to drive the car just...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    It was perhaps not the best kept secret that Volkswagen planned a more sporting variant of its ultra-lightweight and ultra-efficient XL1 model. With the XL1, Volkswagen managed the fabled 1-Liter of consumption for 100 KM travelled, but this mid-engine carbon fiber chassis car was designed to be...
  12. A6, S6, RS6, A7, S7, RS7 (C7)
    As part of our Paris Motor Show coverage, I've run a story on the blog focusing on the new RS 6 Avant that was on display at the show. Updates are pretty subtle, but still substantial... like Matrix Beam LED headlights, Aux Input, USB jack, phone box signal strengthening, etc. More info and...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    While we were all soundly asleep in our beds, our own George Achorn was on the ground in Paris for Day 2 of the Paris Motor Show.  While Volkswagen Group Night and Day 1 of the show are generally reserved for new car unveilings, Day 2 of Press Days usually makes way for more cars as presentation...
  14. The Bugatti Lounge
    After more than a few years atop the road car food-chain, there are only 20 Bugatti Veyrons left for purchase.  If you've been holding out on purchasing one for yourself, Bugatti hopes that their final "Legends Edition", fittingly named after company founder Ettore Bugatti will be enough to make...
  15. Blog
    We've just been passed these photos of that mystery Audi on location at that ski jump photo shoot. Originally rumored to be an R4 e-tron concept car we're not so sure that's true anymore... at least the e-tron part. These new detail shots posted in our forums reveal details inconsistent with an...
  16. R4
    We've just been passed these photos of that mystery Audi on location at that ski jump photo shoot. Originally rumored to be an R4 e-tron concept car we're not so sure that's true anymore... at least the e-tron part. These new detail shots posted in our forums reveal details inconsistent with an...
  17. Blog
    The idea of an Audi R4 e-tron roadster concept for Paris continues to gather momentum today with stories from French auto magazine L'Automobile and German magazine Auto Motor und Sport. L'Automobile went so far as to mock up a render while A,M und S offers even more credibility given their...
  18. Blog
    German automotive magazine Auto Motor und Sport published their own Paris preview and in that suggest that Audi plans to pull the wraps off of a new S1 and S8, S-car versions of the all-new A1 and A8. Interestingly, A,M und S makes no reference of an S7 that was suggested by a source of ours at...
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