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Meet the ID. CROZZ, a Preview of Volkswagen’s First Electric SUV Expected in 2020 +

June 25 2019,

Meet the ID. CROZZ, a Preview of Volkswagen’s First Electric SUV Expected in 2020

Electric vehicles are the future of transportation, but making that future a reality will require a lot of innovation and manufacturing know-how. Today, Volkswagen unveiled one of its major steps toward an electric future with the first North American appearance of the ID. CROZZ concept vehicle in Los Angeles – a four-door, all-wheel-drive SUV that previews the next-generation Volkswagen electric vehicle anticipated to arrive in America in 2020. Built from the same platform that is expected to revive the iconic VW Bus in 2022, the ID. CROZZ... Read more

Bye-bye Bug: Lending a hand with the Volkswagen Beetle's final assembly +

June 24 2019, Manuel Carrillo

Bye-bye Bug: Lending a hand with the Volkswagen Beetle's final assembly

I step into a production-line-adjacent conference room at the Volkswagen Beetle factory in Puebla, Mexico. The air inside is tinged with the aroma of what seems to be a nearby bathroom leaking its wretchedness into the air conditioning vents. A presentation slide entitled "How will be work"... Read more
Volkswagen opens up a 100% carbon-neutral data center in Norway +

June 20 2019, Andrew Krok

Volkswagen opens up a 100% carbon-neutral data center in Norway

Creating cars that keep pollution low, and creating them in facilities that don't emit tons of carbon, is only a piece of the puzzle. If an automaker wants to reduce its footprint as much as possible, it needs to think about other ways in which it consumes power, which is why VW's latest addition... Read more
Volkswagen ID.R Drops a 6:05 at the 'Ring, Making it the Fastest Electric Car Ever +

June 18 2019, Jake Lingeman

Volkswagen ID.R Drops a 6:05 at the 'Ring, Making it the Fastest Electric Car Ever

The top Nurburgring lap time for a street-legal car is 6 minutes, 44.97 seconds by the blisteringly fast Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. That’s followed by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS at 6 minutes, 47 seconds and then the barely street-legal Radical SR8 LM. But when race cars hit the 12.9-mile,... Read more
Volkswagen says ID 3 to be fastest-charging car in its class +

June 17 2019, Matthew Guy

Volkswagen says ID 3 to be fastest-charging car in its class

Volkswagen is getting the buying public charged up about its upcoming ID 3 electric hatchback, with a new announcement the car can juice itself faster than every other mainstream electric on sale today. Hey, yesterday was Father’s Day. I’m allowed to make dad jokes. According to the company, the... Read more
It’s official: The VW Bus is back, and it’s electric +

June 11 2019, Volkswagen

It’s official: The VW Bus is back, and it’s electric

From the Volkswagen News Room Driven by popular demand, Volkswagen announced today it is planning on selling a production version of the award-winning I.D. Buzz concept electric vehicle in 2022 for the United States, Europe and China. “For me, the I.D. Buzz concept is the most beautiful and most... Read more
Car Review: 2019 Volkswagen Golf R +

June 09 2019, Peter Bleakney

Car Review: 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

By Peter Bleakney for Driving.ca Canadians love the Volkswagen Golf R. In fact, according to Volkswagen, in the global picture our take rate for this uber-Golf is off the charts. So, what makes the R so Canadian? Is it because we are so hatchback-obsessed, we’ll spend upwards of $45,000 for a... Read more
2019 Arteon First Drive Review: CNET +

May 07 2019, Antuan Goodwin

2019 Arteon First Drive Review: CNET

From Roadshow by CNET Meet Volkswagen's new flagship: the 2019 Arteon. And no, it's not an SUV. It's a sedan... sort of. The spiritual successor to VW's CC features a liftback design -- a la Audi's A5 Sportback. SUVs might occupy a large chunk of the market, but VW believes the Arteon is far more... Read more
VW Seeks to Smash the Electric Vehicle Lap Speed Record on the Nürburgring +

May 02 2019,

VW Seeks to Smash the Electric Vehicle Lap Speed Record on the Nürburgring

Volkswagen is taking its electric race car to one of the most challenging race tracks in the world. The ID. R is headed to the Nürburgring, looking to smash the electric lap record around the circuit. The ID. R is the same car that Volkswagen sent to Pikes Peak last year for the famous Hillclimb... Read more
2 VWs made the Top 10 Best Affordable Sports Cars in Canada! +

May 01 2019,

2 VWs made the Top 10 Best Affordable Sports Cars in Canada!

Both the 2019 Jetta GLI and 2019 Golf GTI have earned their spots on Motor Illustrated's list of the 10 Best Affordable Sports Cars in Canada! With a price tag under $32,000 both of these incredible performance models have what it takes to seemlessly combine affordability, fuel economy and sheer... Read more

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