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Euro Drive: Facelifted VW Polo 1.2 TSI 90 PS


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The 1,2-liter turbocharged 90 PS (89 hp) engine will probably continue to be a popular choice among VW Polo buyers who don’t want/need a diesel. It may have had some reliability issues in the pre-facelift model, but now that it’s been revamped, the manufacturer claims to have sorted out all that was wrong with it.

GM, Audi and JLR Halt Sales in Russia Due to Ruble’s Collapse


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The ruble has been devalued by more than 40 percent since last June in what is Russia’s greatest financial crisis since 1998. In the past weeks, Russians have been buying cars, especially expensive ones like Porsches, in order to convert their money into something tangible.

BMW 2 Active, Citroen Cactus Among Finalists for 2015 European Car Of The Year


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Awards season continues with the shortlist for the 2015 European Car of the Year, and several talked-about new cars made the cut.

VW to Give More Freedom to Brand and Regional Leaders


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The VW Group, which stretches from luxury brands like Bentley to affordable ones like Skoda, has a total of 108 factories worldwide and its annual sales nudge the €200 billion (US$245 billion) mark.

VW Reportedly Wants a BMW 5-Series Fighter


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VW’s incursion into premium territory, with the Phaeton, was a major flop, despite the fact that the car itself was actually pretty good. Now it’s reportedly looking at the posh side of the market yet again, although it’s eyeing the BMW 5-Series, not any higher this time.

Michelin Wants You to Know There’s a Big Difference between Premium and Budget Tires


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We have already seen in videos the difference between winter tires and summer tires in the cold season, but what about the difference between budget and premium tires?

VW to Debut New Crossover Concept in Detroit


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A new Volkswagen concept for a crossover model will have its world premiere at the 2015 Detroit auto show next month.

VW E-Load Up! Priced from €23,046 in Germany


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VW’s E-Load Up! small electric delivery van is now available to buy in Germany, with prices starting from €23,046 ($28,537), excluding 19 percent VAT.

New Hyundai i10 Goes Up Against VW UP! and Toyota Aygo


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The previous generation i10 was always regarded as a great buy in its class, but now with the new one, Hyundai has really come into its own.

It recently won a comparative test facing the new Toyota Aygo and the VW Up!, impressing with its ride, space and interior practicality.

They Don’t Get More Cartoonish ThanTthis Highly-Customized VW Bus [w/Video]


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In fact, the vehicle you see here shouldn’t even be called a VW, since it only uses suspension bits from a 1965 Type 2 van, while most of the rest is hand-built from steel.

It still runs a modified air-cooled flat-four engine too, with a supercharger making it push out around 200 hp – the shiny engine is fully exposed at the back.

Is This One of The Coolest VW New Beetles Around Or What? [w/Video]


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We're absolutely smitten with this 2000s VW Beetle rat-rod conversion that we found for sale on eBay.

Fresh Details About Eigth-Gen VW Golf


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Volkswagen’s current five-year model cycle means that next year we’ll be seeing a Golf facelift, while two years later, in 2017 an all-new model.

The next-gen car will be better than its predecessor in every single way, says a recent report, not only being more efficient, powerful and faster, but also packed with innovative tech.

Ouch! VW Mk3 VR6 Driver Takes Out Innocent Car While Showing Off


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There’s not much to comment on the following video except that the driver of the VW Golf Mk3 should not be trying to show off on a public road.

VW USA Boss Says Golf SportWagen Will Outsell Hatch


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Here’s a surprising statement from Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn: he says he expects that the Golf SportWagen will outsell the regular Golf hatchback.

New VW Golf R Will Get a Manual in the U.S. from Summer 2015


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As you may have heard, the 2015 VW Golf R arrives in U.S. dealerships this spring exclusively with a six-speed double-clutch gearbox, but fans of manual transmissions need not despair.

Man in VW Polo Enters Brands Hatch Circuit During a Race, Gets 8 Months in Jail [w/Videos]


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Bypassing security and driving your road car on a circuit in the middle of a race is never a good idea. 22-year-old Jack Cottle has learned that the hard way, as he got an eight-month jail sentence for his incredibly stupid stunt.

First VW Passat Delivered in Germany, R-Line Packages Now Available


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VW has delivered the first new generation VW Passat to a retail customer at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. Jörg Rüter and his family were presented with the keys of a new Passat Variant by Francesco Forte, director company employee sales and customer management Autostadt.

ABT Readying Mystery Audi Coupe for Essen Show


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At the Essen Motor Show, which is Europe's version of the SEMA aftermarket and tuning event, VW Group specialist ABT will introduce three cars, including a world premiere "based on a sporty Coupe" from Audi.

The Story of VW's Beetle


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For a very long period of time, the VW Beetle was the world’s best-selling automobile. That was in part due to its very long period of manufacturing: between 1938 and 2003 more than 21 million Beetles were built on all inhabited continents.

VW Will Skip 2015 Super Bowl, As Will Lincoln and Jaguar


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The…automotive advertising force is weak with this one, and we're referring to the 2015 Super Bowl as Volkswagen will not air any ads during the game.