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  1. The Audi Lounge
    New car tech features are making us more connected than ever before. But it seems like as tech moves on, automakers have never figured out how to give us one of the most important warnings of all: That a wheel is about to fall off your car. Until now. It's a feature that arrived quietly to...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    You can now watch the Mk8 Golf tested in all its crashy glory thanks to Europe’s New Car Assessment Programme. And good news! The latest Golf gets 5 stars. The car in question was the 5-door hatchback with the 1.5-liter gas engine, which side note only weighs about 2,900 lbs. It earned a 95%...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is working hard to ensure that the ID.3 is as safe as possible when it comes out and its latest innovation is a new airbag. You may think that, like blades on a razor, automakers couldn’t possibly fit more airbags on a car, but VW has found a place. Right between the driver and the...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Soon to become the first choice of nervous drivers everywhere, Volkswagen has earned top spot in three classes in this year’s Euro NCAP annual “Best in Class” list. “Star ratings cannot be compared directly between different categories of vehicles,” writes Euro NCAP. “So a ‘Best in Class’ is...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Strong ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) crash tests means that the Tiguan, when equipped with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, earns a 2017 Top Safety Pick award. “We are so pleased to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick award for the...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    The list of Volkswagens with a 5 Star safety rating has grown by one, as the National Highway Safety Administration has given the Atlas the rating. Not only has it gotten NHTSA’s highest star-based rating, but when equipped with Front Assist, it becomes an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Arteon is the highest scoring executive vehicle for pedestrian safety, says Europe’s safety organization, Euro NCAP. The sleek new sedan not only rocked the pedestrian safety testing, though, it was an all-around brilliant performance from the newly quintuple starred VW. In...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Children are entropic little bags of unpredictability filled with sorrow that’s just waiting to spill out. And for that reason, they can’t be trusted around roads. They just don’t understand traffic. Volkswagen, therefore, is partnering with Coodriver GmbH to integrate an app into its vehicles...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen group of America said in a statement today that it has joined in the voluntary commitment for automatic emergency braking. A standard starting in 2022. "Volkswagen Group of America takes the safety of our passengers very seriously," says VWGoA. "We are proud to join the National...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Group CEO Müller: "We are laying the foundation for the renewal of the Group in 2016." Brand CEO Diess: "We want to make Volkswagen Passenger Cars the sparkling core brand of the Group again." Works Council Chairman Osterloh: "Relentless clarification and the necessary consequences must...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that the 2016 Passat, when equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) system, has been awarded a 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    What will come as absolutely no surprise to anyone, our mk2 restoration has resulted in a car that’s beautiful, period-correct, nearly-original in terms of mechanical reliability, and yet still not in the top 1,000 list of ideal road trip vehicles. With our annual 2,000-mile fall road trip to...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Many models in the 2016 Volkswagen lineup offer new driver assistance systems that used to be the sole preserve of premium and luxury vehicles Herndon, VA — For the 2016 model year, Volkswagen is offering a host of driver assistance features that were only previously available on the premium...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Herndon, VA – (September 19,2014) The redesigned 2015 Jetta, when equipped with the optional Forward  Collision Warning system, has been named a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2015 Jetta offers a combination of both passive and active systems and...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Parents take note. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a list of vehicles recommended as first cars for young drivers largely based on the criteria of safety and relative affordability in the used car market.  Before we post the entire press release from the IIHS, we...
  16. Mid-Atlantic
    You probably know that Volkswagen makes great cars-- but did you know that these vehicles are claiming some prestigious awards? The 2012 Passat has been voted 2012 Car of the Year by Motor Trend! “The well-equipped Passat is a breakthrough car for Volkswagen, as it has been designed to suit...
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