Volkswagen is trying to figure out what to do with their Beetle. While one of the lower-selling vehicles in their lineup, it seems that there’s a strong emotional attachment to what’s probably their most recognizable vehicle.
Years ago already Mazda had announced that they were developing their own diesel engine. Announcements about breakthroughs in weight reduction and compression were made but eventually the fanfare faded. Continue reading “Mazda Announce Diesel, Don’t Mention Cheating”
As part of their settlement for the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen has announced their ‘Electrify American’ initiative which sees (one of) the largest auto maker(s) spend their $2 billion in fines on themselves. Continue reading “VW: From ‘Poison the Skies’ to ‘Electrify America’”
Audi, under threat of being homogenized by the ubiquitous VW AG platforms that will underlie all their vehicles, is staking their claim as a performance brand by introducing the Audi Sport nameplate. Continue reading “Audi: More VW On the Inside, More Performance Badges On the Out”
Originally introduced at the 2014 Geneva Mo’ Sho’, Volkswagen has announced plans to launch the T-Roc for 2018. Continue reading “VW Just Wants T-Roc!”
According to the folks at Autocar the next-gen GTI will come with some electric assistance to boost power and cut fuel consumption. Although already the ideal hot-hatch, an integrated starter motor with boost mode and an electrically operated compressor replacing the turbo will increase the current 2.0L’s output to 260hp. Continue reading “New GTI to Be Hybrid?”