The sentient Volkswagen Derby gazed darkly out on the rolling hills of the Dutch countryside and wondered, why am I? And more importantly, who am I?
The other day we told you about how Volkswagen broke a very specific land speed record in their very modified Jetta at the Bonneville Salt Flats. What we didn’t show you then was the in-car video of the event, and when you see it now you’ll understand why: it’s possibly the most boring speed record video you’ve ever…
The original Volkswagen Microbus started life as a sketch by Dutch VW importer Ben Pon for a small, useful cargo delivery vehicle. The idea of it having all those windows and hauling families and covens of hippies came later—it was a cargo vehicle first. That’s why Volkswagen’s announcement of a cargo version of their …
Toyota’s driverless vision, the UAW corruption probe widens, Volkswagen gives Trump a win, and more await you in this is The Morning Shift for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.
A collusion investigation regarding diesels, our robotic future, an American renaissance and more await you in this is The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
To prepare for Hurricane Florence, one North Carolina family decided to try to drive their Volkswagen Jetta up two supremely sketchy makeshift ramps, and onto the front porch. It’s not to save the car from the storm like we saw with last year’s hurricanes, either—it’s for a very different reason.
Self-driving technology in a race to protect itself from legal battles, automakers that just can’t quite grasp how and where to sell their cars, CEOs in jail, eco-friendly semi trucks and heirs to the automaker thrones. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
Volkswagen, a company that has essentially stripped its most iconic model, the VW Beetle, of most of its identity over the last couple of decades, is throwing in the towel with a new Final Edition for the 2019 model year.
Two compact Nissans as the SUV-pocalypse’s latest victims, Dieselgate troubles, a Faraday Future delay and more await you in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.
Dieselgate might finally be winding down, there’s more turnover at Tesla, Elon Musk used a legal recreational substance, and Mercedes is being cautious with its new EQC. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday.
Early reports on the next-generation Volkswagen Golf, which is currently in development, indicate some major changes are coming for the compact. Things like including a boost in size, a push upmarket, a lot of hybrids and maybe even a simplified range that ditches the wagon.
Ford is still undergoing a massive shift, Volkswagen still can’t get its pollution under control, and the Chinese automotive industry is a mess. This is The Morning Shift.
The 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is VW’s attempted Subaru killer, and I’m driving it around scenic Milwaukee for the next week. What do you want to know?
Engineers and designers always geek out hard seeing their dreams take flight. In this case, the Volkswagen Tanoak and Atlas Cross Sport that the automaker allowed us to fool around with weren’t exactly flying—the two show cars we limited to 20-30 mph—but the excitement was palpable nonetheless.
Volkswagen was apparently the automaker that wanted in on Tesla, questions arise about Elon Musk, we all died years ago and actually live in hell now, and more on The Morning Shift for Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.
I have a news flash for some of you: Dealers love the people that insist that used cars are always a better buy than new. That might be the case most of the time, but not always, and, in fact, some buyers looking for something that’s only a few years old with low miles are paying too much.
I’ve always heard that the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a hero of hatchbacks, the best you could buy, the benchmark, and just an all-around good car. And yet I’ve never driven one, until now! What do you want to know about the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI?
While the whole Dieselgate mess was certainly villainous, it never really had the glamour to be, you know, supervillainous. But controlling the weather, now that’s the sort of thing a supervillain can really get behind. That’s exactly what Volkswagen was doing in the area around their Puebla, Mexico factory, and some…
Been a long day, pal, already? Sure it has. I know it has. Look, I know you’re busting your ass out there, so to let you know how much I appreciate all you do—no, wait, how much I appreciate you—I’m going to show you an obscure air-cooled Volkswagen vehicle I suspect you’ve never heard of. So hang on. It’s called the…
Fact-checking the President, some Musk thoughts, more Volkswagen troubles and more. This is The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.