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Christmas Card Hints Volkswagen is Planning a Beach Buggy

Fans of the iconic Volkswagen bus have been being teased with a modern replacement for two decades, and with the electric I.D. Buzz concept headed to showrooms in 2020, it looks like they’ll finally get their wish. And if the Christmas card the company sent out is any indication, it looks like even more cool retro-themed product is on the way — possibly including a new version of the beach buggy. The tech that will be behind all the retro designs is Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix platform, which is designed to…

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One Big VW: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas R-Line Test Drive

As nice as the new Jetta and Tiguan are, the most important addition to Volkswagen’s lineup has been the American-made Atlas, which gives VW an ever-important three-row crossover. We’ve already been quite impressed by the SE and SEL Premium trim levels of this crossover, but both of those were equipped with 4Motion all-wheel drive. Looking around at this segment, one of the more important factors for success is the amount of variety offered to buyers, so this time around we were able to sample the front-wheel-drive 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL…

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Volkswagen Could Put 15 Million Electric Cars on the Road

It’s no secret that electric cars are the future. Right now, they’re still relatively rare, but even a cursory glance at the news shows that the biggest names in business are working hard to bring them to the masses. That fact was made even more clear this morning, when Volkswagen told Reuters that its new MEB platform could put 15 million green machines on the road. While the report was very brief, it also indicated that VW is putting its money where its mouth is, and will be dumping $12.5 billion…

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The Best Concept Cars from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

Getting a sneak peek at upcoming consumer vehicles is the main draw of exhibitions like the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but it’s also a great place to see what manufacturers envision for the future of the automotive industry. From mild to wild, a variety of concept cars at this year’s LA Auto Show put into physical form the ideas from the world’s brightest designers and engineers, with many examples focusing on the next generations of mobility, technology, and enhanced driver assistance. Some of the vehicles represent a high percentage…

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Featured Test Drive Reviews Volkswagen 

Not-So-Compact Compact: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SE Test Drive

To show just how quickly the tides change in the automotive industry, just look at Volkswagen. Before the 2018 model year, Volkswagen’s entries in the popular crossover and SUV segments were niche offerings. Sure, the Touareg and Tiguan were both great vehicles, but they lacked the American appeal to make them true contenders in their respective segments. That all changed when Volkswagen introduced the all-new American-made Atlas and the second-generation Tiguan. Shortly after its launch, we tested the new Tiguan with the SEL trim level and VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive,…

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