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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 Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf.

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.

Would You Park this VW Golf GTI Mk7 Under Your Garage?


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Ah, German tuners and their eclectic taste in colors; even if domestic automakers tend to be on the conservative side, they'll always find a way to spice things up.

MTM's VW T5 Multivan Gives You 355HP for €21,250


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MTM says it can turn your regular VW T5 Multivan Comfortline 2,0 TSI into a 355hp sports van in just 21 hours for €21,250 (equal to $26,700) – that's only for labor and parts, not the donor car.

Man Behind the Original VW Beach Buggy Explains his Creation


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The VW-based dune/beach buggy concept could not have come from anywhere else but California. The original idea came to Bruce Meyers in the early 1960s, and by 1965 he had already hand-built 12 prototypes in his shop – he was formerly a boat builder with a background as an engineer and artist, and he admits that he “spent a lot of time in school.”

VW Golf Alltrack Shows Off Plastic Cladding in Paris


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If you want a slightly taller VW compact hatch-based estate you have three ways to go: Skoda Octavia Scout, SEAT Leon X-Perience (still sounds ridiculous...) or the Golf Alltrack. The latter has just debuted at the 2014 Paris auto show alongside its Spanish sibling.

VW Passat GTE Joins Plug-In Hybrids Club in Paris


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The VW Passat is an institution in Europe and like any self-respecting bureaucratic establishment it’s big, imposing and slow to change. The new one continues the familiar evolution of the model, though it does add an intriguing GTE plug-in hybrid model into the mix, to possibly lure folks away from the usual diesels.

First Look at VW's New XL Sport Concept with 200PS V2 Ducati Engine


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(New Photos Added) Volkswagen has introduced a new performance concept for its fuel-efficient XL1 with the XL Sport moniker and a Ducati Superleggera-sourced V2 engine prior to the Paris Motor Show.

VW Confirms New Passat Alltrack for Next Year


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A jacked-up version of VW's new Passat B8 with the usual crossover styling references and the Alltrack designation will join the saloon and estate models next year.

Hey 2015 Kia Sorento, Those are Some Fine VW Taillights you have There!


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The third-gen Kia Sorento has been out for nearly two months now. However, it was only when our reader Ryzer pointed it out and YipYap complimented it with an actual photo, that we realized the striking similarity between its rear lights and those of new-ish VWs.