Tag: Volkswagen

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Volkswagen Cross-Coupe GTE Concept
Jan 13, 2015

Volkswagen Cross-Coupe GTE Concept

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Volkswagen wants to be the world's top volume carmaker by 2018. Will it happen? Not if they keep cranking out SUVs and neglecting the unusually efficient, well-made small cars that made them popular in the U.S. when they first arrived.

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Nov 16, 2014

On the Horn: VW's CEO on the Company's Golf-Flavored Future

Jim Motavalli

Michael Horn is charged with resuscitating Volkswagen's fortunes in the U.S., and he's leading with the new Golf, plus SUVs and compact/mid-sized cars.

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Sep 28, 2014

Five Reasons VW Should Bring Back the Bus

Jim Motavalli

Absolutely not, says VW, at least not right now. But we think they should reconsider! Five reasons why, right here. 

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Sep 19, 2014

Forget that SUV: Five Great Alternatives

Jim Motavalli

Wish the high-center-of-gravity, low MPG SUV would just… go away? It’s not going to. But, here are some much better options, in our opinion.

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Jun 30, 2014

The Beetle and the Mouse That Roared

Jim Motavalli

Fiat's 500 Abarth is a noisy little beast, and the Beetle GSR is--despite wild graphics--a more refined affair.

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Front-end suspension on Jetta wobbles
Jun 26, 2014

What's Shaking Brian's Jetta?

Dear Car Talk

Brian's 2005 VW Jetta has a wobble in the front-end suspension. He's checked pretty much everything, the CV joints and axles, the tie rods, the struts and mounts, the tires. Can Tom and Ray tell him what he forgot to look at?

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Electric cars from Volkswagen
May 28, 2014

I Sing the Golf Electric. And the New GTi, Too.

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The Volkswagen Golf, neé Rabbit, turns the big 4-0 in the United States and VW is marking the occasion with the launch of a series of Golfs manufactured in its new Mexican plant. Some are roomier, somer are cheaper...and some are even electric.

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Jan 16, 2014

Detroit Auto Show 2014: The View From the Floor

Jim Motavalli

With input from Car Talk listeners, here are some of the highlights of the North American International Auto Show in the Motor City.

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Volkswagen XL1 gullwing diesel hybrid
Dec 14, 2013

Think Smaller: Driving the XL1

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

When Dr. Ferdinand Piëch says, "Jump", VW asks, "How high?" The result: A car that is capable of driving 100 km on 1 liter of fuel...and then some.

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Dec 13, 2013

Driving VW's Astonishing 200 MPG XL1

Jim Motavalli

It's the most aerodynamic, fuel-efficient car in the world, and $145,000 buys you bragging rights. But only in Europe, alas.

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