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AutoNation Drive Week in Review: July 8th to July 12th

Welcome to AutoNation Drive’s Week in Review! This week, we’ve got an awesome Top Gear video, a tribute to an automotive icon, new details on the electric MINI, and more!   MONDAY, JULY 8th For many folks, this Monday hit particularly hard, as it marked a return to the grind after a glorious four-day weekend packed with grilling, fireworks, and — at least in the case of your’s truly — an entire day on the couch binging the third season of Stranger Things. That said, the week kicked of with some…

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The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.R is the King of Goodwood: Video

The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed is nirvana for gearheads. And while it always includes tremendous tributes to glorious machines of the past and present, this year, the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R race car gave attendees an amazing peek into the future. With ace pilot Romain Dumas behind the wheel, the ferocious VW charged up Goodwood’s famous hill in a blistering 39.9 seconds. For those keeping score, that time bests the course record of 41.6 seconds, which had stood for two decades. It’s an impressive achievement, certainly, but hardly unexpected, as…

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One Fun EV: 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE Test Drive Review

With an estimated 125-miles of EV range and outstanding driving dynamics, the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf comes to us in an understated package that many will appreciate. I say understated because the e-Golf has an air of familiarity to it that makes one immediately comfortable when they slide behind the wheel. The interior, for example, is almost identical to that of a standard Golf, sans a few dash readouts and some contrasting stitching, with the exterior following suit. This is not a “statement” EV, but instead, one that goes about the…

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Grown Up Performance Fun: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Make no mistake — I’m a trunk man. I just dig ‘em. Hatchbacks are cool and all, but give me a well-proportioned trunk with a decent amount of cubic feet for cargo, and I’m all in. To that, I’ll also add that I like sedans as opposed to coupes. Not only are they more versatile, but also driving a sedan makes me feel like an adult, whereas a hatch sends me back to my early 20s. That said, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is the adult version of the Golf…

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Powerful New Spot for Volkswagen’s I.D. Buzz is Way Off Script

When a company makes a mistake, it doesn’t generally make a commercial calling attention to it. But that’s exactly what Volkswagen did in this new spot for the I.D. Buzz — and it’s brilliant. The I.D Buzz, for those unfamiliar, is the modern reincarnation of VW’s iconic bus. And instead of a tiny little flat four, motivation will be provided by Volkswagen’s next-generation electric powertrain. Dubbed the Mobility Electric Drive Matrix, the skateboard-style platform will allow it to underpin a line of vastly different vehicles. We’ve already seen a beach…

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