Filed under: Etc. , Chrysler , Ford , GM , Honda , Toyota , Volkswagen Judging by the destruction the Oklahoma City area experienced earlier this week, residents are going to need a lot of help in coming months. Fortunately, a number of automakers – including General Motors , Ford , Chrysler , Volkswagen , Honda and Toyota – have stepped up to donate money, supplies and vehicles to aid in the recovery and rebuilding processes
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Automakers donating money, vehicles and supplies to Oklahoma tornado relief effort
Filed under: China , Plants/Manufacturing , GM , Volkswagen China has reversed a policy that would have nixed incentives for investments from foreign automakers, paving the way for further expansion by General Motors , Volkswagen and others. Legislators had removed automotive manufacturing from the list of industries that would receive government support in the future, but foreign investment fell off significantly in April.
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Filed under: Volkswagen , Diesel According to a report from Autoweek , Volkswagen has plans in place to retrofit a quarter of a million 2009-2012 model-year TDI -engined cars with a system that will prevent misfueling with gasoline instead of diesel.
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VW to retrofit quarter-million TDI diesels with misfueling protection
Filed under: Spy Photos , Performance , Videos , Volkswagen The upcoming version of the Volkswagen Golf R is nearly ready for prime time, if this video of the car flying around the N
Filed under: Convertible , Coupe , Sedan , Performance , Truck , Etc. , Crossover , Hatchback , Audi , BMW , Chevrolet , Ford , Honda , Mazda , Porsche , Subaru , Toyota , Volkswagen , Electric , Luxury , Ram Employing complex scientific formulas and methodologies probably best described as “Whatever we felt like choosing,” Automobile has named its All-Stars for the 2013 model year. The 11 vehicles earned their trophies for being “the best and most significant” offerings to the mag’s staff and contributors, and while we were surprised to see a couple of them on the list, none of them were shocking
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Automobile Magazine names its 2013 All-Stars
Filed under: SUV , Europe , Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Volkswagen , Diesel Babies and cars go together like screaming blobs of insomnia and sleep machines. New parents quickly find that nothing soothes an irritable newborn quite like a quick drive around the block, and Volkswagen employed that truth in the company’s newest ad for its stop/start technology. The spot follows one new dad as he tries to lull his child to sleep with the burble and purr of his Tiguan TDI .
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Baby not keen on VW’s stop/start tech
Filed under: Concept Cars , Performance , Truck , Volkswagen , Misc. Auto Shows Volkswagen has announced another vehicle that will be delighting the brand’s fans at this week’s W
Filed under: Concept Cars , Performance , Hatchback , Volkswagen , Misc. Auto Shows As is the case every year, Volkswagen engineers have built and brought a new toy to their fans at the annual W
Filed under: Performance , Hatchback , Volkswagen According to Edmunds , Volkswagen is currently developing a carbon fiber roof option for performance versions of its Golf hatchback. This feature would not only save weight, but could slightly improve fuel economy as well
Filed under: Convertible , Volkswagen , Diesel Despite the on-again , off-again rumors surrounding a small Volkswagen roadster, it would appear that a small droptop two-seater is still on track. CarScoops , citing a report in Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport magazine , states that there are many people within Volkswagen who still believe that this sort of vehicle would be good for the brand. “I’m not the only one in our company who is convinced that a small roadster wouldn’t be the worst thing for Volkswagen,” the automaker’s design chief, Walter de Silva, told AMS, according to CarScoops .
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Volkswagen still considering small roadster