Volkswagen to replace CC with ArteonMon, 06, Mar 2017
VW's new premium sedan, the Arteon Gran Turismo, will replace the CC and slot above the Passat in the brand's global lineup. The VW Arteon will go on sale in mid-June in Germany, but it won't make it to the U.S. until next year as a 2019 model
VW prepares a blitz of trucks, EVs in North AmericaTue, 22, Nov 2016
Volkswagen is going on the offensive in North America, challenging the likes of General Motors and Ford Motor Co. with a wave of new light trucks and battery-powered cars. VW's namesake marque will expand its range of SUVs, crossovers and sedans and start making electric autos in North America in 2021 in a bid to “evolve from a niche supplier” into a successful mainstream carmaker in the region.
VW aims to pump up core Passat model with GT conceptMon, 14, Nov 2016
VW plans a sporty Passat midsize concept at the L.A. auto show this week to burnish the company's beefed-up focus on the U.S. market. VW says the Passat GT concept has more than 20 design changes from the standard Passat midsize sedan, including a suspension that's been lowered by 0.6 inches and unique grille, fascia and other accents.
VW concept EV targets range/price sweet spotMon, 03, Oct 2016
VW weighs second EV platformSat, 28, May 2016
Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is needed.
VW recalls 91,000 Passat sedans in U.S. to fix cable insulationFri, 01, Apr 2016
VW dealer chief sees no room for retrenchmentMon, 28, Mar 2016
VW halts production at Passat, gearbox plants in GermanySat, 30, Jan 2016
In playful rivalry, Dodge pokes fun at Volkswagen PassatSat, 08, Aug 2015
Dodge has been throwing playful darts at Volkswagen for nearly two years in Charger ads that use the Passat as a target of punchlines. Dodge insists it has no sinister intentions in the commercials. Automotive News Staff Reporter Vince Bond Jr. spoke with Randy Ortiz, head of Dodge and SRT brand advertising, about Dodge's rivalry with VW.
Volkswagen TDI owners sound off on TwitterMon, 21, Sep 2015
Jilted owners of Volkswagen TDI vehicles are voicing their displeasure on Twitter after news broke that the automaker used special software to manipulate emissions results for its "clean diesel" lineup going back to 2009.
VW halts Passat diesel output in ChattanoogaTue, 10, Nov 2015
Volkswagen of America has halted production of diesel-powered 2016 Passat midsize sedans at its plant in Chattanooga, a VW spokesman said Tuesday. The pause comes midway through a planned production ramp-up for the re-engineered Passat. Gasoline-powered 2016 Passats are scheduled to arrive in dealerships later this month or in early December.
The magic bullet that became an illusionSat, 26, Sep 2015
Until U.S. regulators revealed that VW admitted to cheating on its emissions tests, Volkswagen's "clean diesel" strategy largely worked. And it's no wonder that "clean diesel" has been a cornerstone of its U.S. strategy since 2008.