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VW And Daimler Are Desperately Trying To Stop The Bleeding

Big German automakers trying hard to stop the bleeding as coronavirus depletes their funds, another FCA employee has died from the virus, the White House is looking carefully at GM’s ventilator pricing, and an update on the PSA-FCA merger. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 27, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The VW ID.4 Will Be America’s First Electric SUV Built On The Promising MEB Platform

Volkswagen has just announced the Volkswagen ID.4, the very first vehicle built on the company’s promising Modular Electric Drive Matrix platform (MEB) that will be sold in the U.S. Here’s our best look yet at the upcoming SUV, and a few new details. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Ford Is Trying To Dig Its Way Out Of A Rut

Ford’s COO admits the company is struggling, but he has plans to turn things around. The death knell has come for the iconic Chevy Impala. VW could be on the verge of blowing its most important car launch in decades and a Tesla crash has advocacy groups urging for government safeguards on advanced driver-assist…Read more… Continue […]

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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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