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Which Premium-Feeling Hatch Would You Have: Mazda3 or VW Golf?

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Just like the larger Mazda6, the 3 also impressed when it was launched, taking the Japanese hatch to new and previously unheard of heights.

It’s now seen as more of a sub-premium model than a regular mainstream hatch contender, which is why AutoGuide pitted it against the other car that fit that criteria (long before the Mazda did), the VW Golf.

New VW Passat Realistically Rendered in Alltrack Clothes

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VW has confirmed that a raised Alltrack version of its Passat is on its way, but since renderings are so easy to do these days, we don’t need to wait around to see what it’s like.

 X-Tomi has stepped up yet again with one of his more realistic renderings.

VW Plans to Electrify China With More Than 20 EVs

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Due to the heavy pollution it is facing, China is promoting the use of electric cars by introducing incentives and more strict emission rules.

Sporty VW Street Up Special Edition Released in Germany

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Volkswagen has released a new special edition of its Up city car in Germany called Street Up, which features both exterior and interior design upgrades.

A Look Back at the Skoda Felicia at its 20th Anniversary

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For our readers based in central and eastern Europe, the Skoda Felicia needs no introduction. For others, though, it must be said that the Felicia was the first model completely developed by the Czech carmaker under the leadership of Volkswagen Group who had taken a 30 percent stake in Skoda in 1991.

All-New VW Passat Given the Virtual Pickup Treatment

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The all-new VW Passat has been a favorite of Photoshop manipulators recently, with all sorts of variants being imagined, from the high-performance Passat R to the highly unlikely Passat Shooting Brake.

VW Confirms CC and Alltrack Variants for All-New Passat

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Volkswagen has officially confirmed that there will be a second-generation CC and a new Passat Alltrack, both based on the all-new Passat for Europe. This is good news and bad news for VW fans in the United States, as they will only get the CC and not the Passat Alltrack.

VW Recalling 1.14 Million Cars in China and the US over Suspension Issues

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Volkswagen has announced it is recalling more than a million cars in North America and China to sort out a potential problem with rear suspension parts.

Review Points Out What’s New on the Facelifted VW Scirocco

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Did you know that 75 percent of all VW Sciroccos from the current generation are powered by diesel engines? That’s quite an intriguing fact, given the model’s image as a sportier alternative to the Golf.

VW's New Surf-Themed 2015 Saveiro Small Pickup

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Volkswagen will serve a new edition of its Gol-based Saveiro small pickup truck at the São Paulo Motor Show 2014 on October 28 in Brazil.

Next Skoda Superb Could Debut at Geneva 2015

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If you’re into big sedans that offer space and quality above all else, then you should get excited for the upcoming Skoda Superb.

Not only is it going to (hopefully) draw its styling inspiration from the stylish Vision C concept, but it will also be underpinned by the same version of the MQB platform as recently unveiled VW Passat.

Start Bidding Now if You Want to Be the First VW e-Golf Owner in the US

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The first 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf in the United States is auctioned online before retail sales of the all-electric model begin next month. VW of America and Global Green USA today announced the auction, which is hosted online at

New 240PS VW Passat 2.0 TDI Proves it Packs a Strong Punch

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Numbers are rarely impressive in mainstream cars these days, but extracting 240 PS (237 hp) from a two-liter diesel engine is.

It’s a real achievement in the sector, and when powering the new (lighter) VW Passat, it promises a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint time of 6.1 seconds; top speed is 240 km/h (239 149mph).

Facelifted VW Polo On Sale in Germany from €22,275

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The refreshed Volkswagen Polo GTI has gone on sale in Germany with a €22,275 ($28,225) starting price for the standard version with a six-speed manual gearbox. The model with the six-speed DSG transmission starts from €23,750 ($30,094).

This is What a 2016 VW Passat R Could Look Like

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VW could create a real giant killer if it were to make a spruced up version of its all-new Passat.

Giving it 400 horses under the bonnet, rear wheel drive and sharper handling could see it face off against established hot saloons (and estates) - would be all the more convincing reason for Ford to consider making a Mondeo ST and Opel/Vauxhal to up the power of the Insignia OPC/VXR.

VW Pondering Golf GTD R Extra Hot and Spicy Diesel

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After reporting that VW had several hot R models on the way, Australia’s Motoring does one better and announces that there may even be a spiced up Golf GTD (pictured) variant in there somewhere…

VW Calls on Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock for German e-Golf ad

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Star Trek made William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy super-famous, though not necessarily by their real names.

Many people (who don’t like reading the end credits) simply know them as Kirk and Spock, and apparently the two make for a great VW green-minded ad for the new e-Golf.

Skoda Seven-Seater SUV Will be a (More) Budget-Oriented Proposition (than Rivals)

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We know Skoda is planning its own version of the VW seven-seater SUV previewed by the CrossBlue concept. It announces the arrival of a new model to slot in between the Tiguan and Touareg, in the VW lineup.

Report Says More VW R Models on the Way

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We’re thrilled to hear that Heinz-Jakob Neusser, the head of VW’s powertrain development arm, believes the people’s brand can have an “R” version of each and every model in the range. He thinks this is an applicable thought that’s only constrained by “customer demand and commercial viability.”

VW Details All-New Passat’s Engines and Equipment [115 Photos]

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Volkswagen has released new details and a huge photo gallery of the eighth generation Passat, which debuted at the Paris Auto Show last week.