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Volkswagen Promises Bolder Design for Their Vehicles

Mar 27 2015 01:30 PM | Volkswagen News
If you had the chance to read a review or opinion on the Volkswagen Jetta or Passat, then you'll notice a reoccurring theme - they are boring to look at. Volkswagen is getting tired of this complaint and has decided to make a change.

Automotive News reports that next-generation of Volkswagen vehicles for the U.S. will "bare their teeth and flex their muscles to convey a more aggressive design message". This was said during a tour of Volkswagen's design studio.

"This has to be bold. It has to be a statement," said Klaus Bischoff, chief designer for Volkswagen.

So what kind of boldness can we expect from Volkswagen? Well Automotive News says the upcoming seven-seat crossover will feature of number of cues f...

Volkswagen Looks Towards Vans and Pickups for U.S. Lineup

Mar 19 2015 01:40 PM | Volkswagen News
Volkswagen is looking towards vans and a possible pickup as way to bolster its U.S. lineup and become something other than a niche player in the marketplace.

Bloomberg reports that Volkswagen's head of the light commercial vehicle unit, Eckhard Scholz said the company is investigating whether or not to send some of their vans and possibly the Amarok - the only pickup VW builds at the moment - to the U.S.

“Pickup trucks are a dominating segment,” while there’s also a trend in the U.S. toward compact European vans, Scholz said. “We’re looking at both options intensively.”

Now if this sounds familiar, Volkswagen of America CEO said something similar back in January. Michael Horn told Automotive News the comp...

Volkswagen Going With Plug-Ing Hybrids Till Longer-Range Batteries Arrive

Mar 13 2015 07:15 AM | Volkswagen News
Volkswagen is turning towards plug-in hybrid technology for the majority of its models till longer range batteries become a reality. This was announced at Volkswagen's annual media conference yesterday by Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn.

Why plug-in hybrid tech? Winterkorn explained that plug-in hybrids are the best stop-gap technology with reducing emissions without sacrificing range. Now that doesn't mean Volkswagen isn't stopping work on electric vehicles. The automaker is currently working on electric systems that will have a range of more than 300 miles.

One other note; the Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid will be coming to the U.S. next year. This news was relayed to Automotive News by Volkswagen r...

Rumorpile: Cost-Cutting At Volkswagen Puts the Beetle and Polo 3-Door in Danger for Cutting

Mar 10 2015 12:45 PM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

Volkswagen is on a mission to cut costs and that means models will be shown the door. According to a report from German publication Der Spiegel, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said last June he would like to cut 5 billion Euros. Models that are bein...

Volkswagen Still Set On Loss-Leader Phaeton

Feb 01 2015 11:15 AM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

Trying to figure out the logic of Volkswagen concerning the next-generation Phaeton is a very difficult task. The German automaker loses 28,000 euros (about $31,598) on every Phaeton built. Also the automaker has announced a cost-cutting plan that a pl...

Volkswagen Ponders Golf R-400 and A Van for the U.S.

Jan 21 2015 08:35 AM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

We know that Volkswagen is in the midst of readying a seven-seat crossover and a long-wheelbase Tiguan as a part of a new product offensive for the U.S., but that may not be the only vehicle in the plans. Automotive News reports that Volkswagen is cons...

Rumorpile: Volkswagen Plans A Premium Midsize Vehicle

Dec 11 2014 10:15 AM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

It seems Volkswagen has entered the megalomaniac stage. According to German publication Autobild, Volkswagen is planning a new premium midsize model to take on the likes of the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. This new model is expected to com...

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