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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    You’re going to see some headlines today. Those headlines will be exciting. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves: the chances of there being a Golf R+ plug-in hybrid, as an article published by Australia’s WhichCar sugges ts, are slim to none. WhichCar’s story ( that has now been picked up by...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    A report citing uncredited sources at Audi has brought the four-door TT back into the public imagination. The report claims that Audi will replace the two-door TT that we all know and love completely with a door-door model. The four-door TT will be based on the TT Sportback concept first shown...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    We've long known that VW planned on releasing more electric concepts than the three currently in existence and now, thanks to a leaked slide from a presentation, we have a better idea of what they will be. The I.D. Lounge and the I.D. AEROe will be the next concepts revealed, according to the...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    There’s a Terminator-like CGI image floating around that purports to show the upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc compact crossover. If it is VW’s new sub-Tiguan utility vehicle, and you’ve already seen the flashy T-Roc concept, prepare to be underwhelmed. As we reported earlier this week, the...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Rumors are surfacing that Volkswagen intends to make an all-electric successor to the Pheaton. The full size luxury car started production in 2002 and the line only stopped this year. The German publication Auto Bild reports that a company spokesman was recently quoted as saying “The Phaeton is...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Even with the increased emphasis on fuel economy and decreasing ecological impact, Georg Kacher says that the next GTI will pack 300hp, and spawn a 400hp RS version in addition to a 350hp Golf R.  In a piece for Automobile, the industry insider reports that the next generation hot hatch will be...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    On April Fools day, Volkswagen's Powertrain Chief Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser sat at a round table discussion during the New York Auto Show with members of the motoring press and told them, among other things, that if the Golf R400 ever saw production, it would be sold in the United States.  And...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    When Volkswagen pulled the wraps from its Concept GTE in Geneva earlier this month, it hinted at the car exhibiting the brand's intentions when it comes to design. No surprise, it's also likely a thinly veiled next step for the VW's CC model. Render artists X-Tomi Design have taken that idea and...
  9. The Bugatti Lounge
    Bugatti's Veyron has led a good life over its ten years of production.  Seemingly countless special editions, a targa variant and power level changes have helped to keep the car to feel fresh for a full decade, but all good things must come to an end.  Rumors have been swirling for quite some...
  10. Misc. Professional Racing
    This is far from the first time we've heard rumors on this topic, but this time reports of a Volkswagen Group entry into the world of Formula 1 are coming more frequently (and from more reputable sources) than ever before.  BBC Sport's Chief F1 writer Andrew Benson is the latest to point to the...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    In a recent sit-down with various media outlets, Motoring.com.au reports that Volkswagen's Head of Powertrain Development Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neuser hinted that additional R models are currently under consideration, due in part to the success of the Golf R.  When pressed further on which models were...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although the 981-generation Boxster and Cayman are still quite new to the marketplace, Porsche is already hard at work on making tweaks, changes and updates to their "entry level" sports cars.  Photos were sent our way from the spies at CarPix which show what appears to be an updated Cayman...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Recently, UK-based buff book Autocar Magazine reported that Volkswagen is mulling the idea of a four seat XL1 to go head-to-head with Honda's FCV.  The idea seems to be a very plausible one, as a production version would effectively help Volkswagen to cope with tighter emissions mandates...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    It seems that four door coupes are all the rage these days, with at least one offered from every major German manufacturer.  At the forefront of this automotive trend was the Volkswagen Passat CC (now just called the CC), which was introduced in 2008 and has proven to be an extremely popular...
  15. The Bugatti Lounge
    Late last week, Car and Driver's German correspondent Jens Meiners revealed what his sources say will be the name of Bugatti's Veyron successor- the Chiron .  To those that have been around for a while, this name is a very interesting choice as it just so happens to be the same name used by...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn stated that the price of electric cars will decrease significantly around the year 2017 due to the rising production figures at the Plug-in Hybrid Golf launch, reports industry journal "Automobil Produktion". Currently when the comprehensive standard equipment...
  17. Blog
    We're not sure what to make of this latest bit of intel we've come across from GermanCarBlog said to have come from a London-based dealership source. We've created the render above to go along with this story, adding known RS design cues as seen on production cars or RS 3 test mules in order...
  18. A3, S3, RS 3 (8P)
    We're not sure what to make of this latest bit of intel we've come across from GermanCarBlog said to have come from a London-based dealership source. We've created the render above to go along with this story, adding known RS design cues as seen on production cars or RS 3 test mules in order...
  19. Blog
    In many ways it's the same old song. In the wake of a Le Mans win, F1 rumors start to fly about Audi in F1 and Audi Sport chief Dr. Wolfgang says no chance and makes news. There's not a lot new here to report. Audi is one of those brands that is synonymous with motorsport and the idea of an...
  20. Blog
    AutoCar has run a piece this week on a new second-generation Audi A2. Audi executives have confirmed this model to many of the press including Fourtitude. Most of those mentions have also confirmed the likelihood of electric drive and a foregoing of an Audi Space Frame like the first generation...
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