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VW’s Performance Electric Cars Will Take The Name Of An Old Badass Plymouth

Volkswagen has used GTD, GTE, and GTI to denote the diesel, plug-in hybrid, and performance variants of its models, respectively, for some time. But since GTE is already taken, it had to come up with something else for its new electric cars. And that’s how VW took the name of the Plymouth GTX. Read more… […]

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We Trapped Ourselves In The VW California T6.1 Camper Van For 24 Hours And Things Got Weird

Urinating out of a door, begging pedestrians for food, quizzing each other on the contents of a 1980 Buick sales brochure. These are just a few of the deeply bizarre things that the two of us, locked in a Volkswagen California T6.1 camper van for 24 hours, were led to do as madness set in […]

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We Trapped Ourselves In The VW California T6.1 Camper Van For 24 Hours And Things Got Weird

Urinating out of a door, begging pedestrians for food, quizzing each other on the contents of a 1980 Buick sales brochure. These are just a few of the deeply bizarre things that the two of us, locked in a Volkswagen California T6.1 camper van for 24 hours, were led to do as madness set in […]

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VW Pivoting To SUVs: There Is No Way This Decision Could Come Back To Haunt Us

Volkswagen would like you to know it is confident. Confident in its new and growing lineup of crossovers and SUVs. So confident, it just did a random confident survey to double-check that yep, the people who bought SUVs like SUVs and would likely buy another.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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One Big Problem With Driverless Cars: Figuring Out How They Make Money

As it turns out, making cars drive themselves may have been the easy part. The hard part is yet to come. Read up on that, the Ford vs Tesla truck fight, and something strange with Volkswagen and China and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Cheating Volkswagen Diesels Have Become A Hot Commodity

After Volkswagen admitted to cheating on the emissions tests of hundreds of thousands of cars back in 2015, the company was forced to buy back the vehicles, modify them to produce fewer emissions but still perform well and resell the cars with a strong warranty. The resulting used VWs are surprisingly compelling,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Cheating Volkswagen Diesels Have Become A Hot Commodity

After Volkswagen admitted to cheating on the emissions tests of hundreds of thousands of cars back in 2015, the company was forced to buy back the vehicles, modify them to produce fewer emissions but still perform well and resell the cars with a strong warranty. The resulting used VWs are surprisingly compelling,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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VW’s Electric Dune Buggy Finally Made It To The Beach

Volkswagen has been coyly teasing its electric dune buggy concept as “feasible for production” but I wouldn’t get your hopes up. That said, there is a working model playing around in the California sand right now, and a few notes from folks who got to drive it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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VW’s Electric Dune Buggy Finally Made It To The Beach

Volkswagen has been coyly teasing its electric dune buggy concept as “feasible for production” but I wouldn’t get your hopes up. That said, there is a working model playing around in the California sand right now, and a few notes from folks who got to drive it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Volkswagen Will Chop Its Super Long Warranty Down From 6 Years To 4

In 2017, Volkswagen offered an excellent six year and 72,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on select models for folks who were considering the brand but were perhaps a bit apprehensive about its reputation for problems and expensive German repair bills. Nothing lasts forever, though, and that includes sweet warranty…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Crazy Luxury Features That Make the First-Gen VW Touareg Such an Over-Engineered Nightmare

The first generation Volkswagen Touareg launched in 2002, but remains one of my favorite fancy off-roaders of all time because it was a genuine off-road beast and the most luxurious VW SUV ever. Sadly, that swankiness and off-road prowess comes at a cost, as they mean the SUV is filled with wacky luxury features that…Read […]

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Volkswagen Is Spending a Billion on a Battery Factory to Try to Leapfrog Tesla

There may be a day that Tesla looks back on all this—the Roadster, the S, those troublesome early Xs—and laugh at how simple it was. Volkswagen is rolling in. All that and more in The Morning Shift for May 15, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Ford and Volkswagen Are Clearly in Love and Just Need to Get On With It

Ford’s executive chairman fawns over VW, many European cars may be about to get Brexit-ed, and two men have been charged for allegedly stealing dozens of Dieselgate VWs from an NFL stadium in Michigan. All that and more for The Morning Shift this Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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40 Countries Agree to Make Automatic Emergency Braking Standard

Automatic Emergency Braking will no longer be optional, big changes at Ford, Sting holds a concert for embattled GM plant workers, the French government is investing in battery tech, and more for The Morning Shift of Friday, February 15, 2019. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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