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July 24, 2014

Volkswagen Recalls Golf Sedans for Steering Problem

The recall covers Golf and Golf GTI cars built from Jan. 27-May 12 of this year.

July 14, 2014

Volkswagen to Produce Mid-Size SUV

Volkswagen will produce a mid-size SUV in Tennessee that's based on its CrossBlue Concept, the company announced today.

July 8, 2014

Tour Operator Refurbishing VW Kombi Vans in Uganda

A Ugandan tour operator has been refurbishing abandoned Volkswagen Kombi vans for tourists seeking an alternative form of travel, bringing new life to vehicles that once served as taxis and buses.

July 1, 2014

Volkswagen Provides Vans to UK Animal Welfare Agency

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is working in partnership with the RSPCA on a project which aims to save the lives of thousands of animals across England and Wales.

June 11, 2014

Volkswagen Video: Eyes on the Road

This Volkswagen PSA uses a creative way to depict the dangers of distracted driving. Most of the people in this Hong Kong movie theater were caught off-guard.

June 9, 2014

Video: Volkswagen Golf, GTI Draw Top IIHS Safety Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recognizes the cars for crashworthiness and available front crash prevention.

June 9, 2014

Volkswagen Golf, GTI Earn 'Top Safety Pick+' Honors

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf and its twin, the Volkswagen GTI, have earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award in recognition of their crashworthiness and available front crash protection. In each of the crash tests, the cars drew a score of "good" for their performance. The optional forward collision warning system drew a rating of "basic." Here's crash test footage of the GTI's small overlap evaluation. For the full story, click here.

June 3, 2014

Scottish Parcel Fleet Takes Delivery of 30 Volkswagen Crafter Vans

AJG Parcels Ltd., which operates in the Scottish Highlands, Islands, and Argyll, is set to take delivery of 30 Volkswagen Crafter vans.

May 28, 2014

VW's Next-Gen Passat Adds Aluminum, Diesel Engine

Volkswagen has revealed the first technical details of the all-new Passat Saloon and Estate, ahead of the cars’ unveiling in July and their public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October.

May 27, 2014

VW Names New UK Fleet Head

Volkswagen's commercial vehicle division has hired Chris Black to a newly created role heading fleet in the United Kingdom.

May 22, 2014

California to Regulate Self-Driving Cars

As mandated by legislation passed in 2012, the California DMV had to develop regulations for manufacturer testing of self-driving cars on the state's public roads. That process included holding public workshops that sought feedback on proposed rules. Here is a CNN report that aired back in January. For an update, click here.

May 14, 2014

VW Developing 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

Volkswagen is developing a 10-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to boost fuel efficiency in future models, the automaker's development boss said this week.

May 13, 2014

VW's 2015 e-Golf to Arrive in Q4

Volkswagen's e-Golf plug-in electric compact car will arrive at dealer lots in the fourth quarter of 2014 as the automaker's first fully electric vehicle offered in the U.S.

May 13, 2014

China's Fleet Market Conditions in 2014

In 2013, the leasing industry in China was affected by the introduction of the value-added tax (VAT) system in the most developed regions of the country, starting with Shanghai in January 2013 and followed in the second half of the year by Beijing, Tianjin, and five other provinces.

April 24, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Sedan

It comes as no surprise to learn that the Volkswagen Passat TDI clean diesel has become a top fleet vehicle for the automaker, when you discover its nearly 700-mile range on a single take of fuel.

April 18, 2014

Volkswagen's Passat TDI Sedan

Volkswagen's Passat TDI, which was first introduced for the 2012 model year, offers an affordable mid-size sedan with a 2.0L four-cylinder diesel engine with excellent fuel economy (an EPA-rated 40 mph highway) and a range of well over 600 miles from the more than 18-gallon tank. The Passat is now VW's top fleet vehicle. View our photo gallery of the 2014 Passat TDI, and read our driving impressions blog post here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

April 17, 2014

Volkswagen Recalling 26K Cars for Fire Risk

The affected vehicles are 2014 model-year Jettas, Beetles, Beetle Convertibles and Passats.

April 15, 2014

VW's 2015 Jetta Gets New 2.0L Diesel Engine

The 2015 Jetta gets the 2.0L four-cylinder TDI EA288 engine announced in March that offers improved fuel economy and slight bump in performance. The engine is expected to give 45 miles per gallon highway.

April 9, 2014

VW Halts Sales of 1.8L Vehicles for Oil Leak

Volkswagen has informed its dealers to stop selling approximately 25,000 vehicles equipped with its 1.8L inline four and automatic transmission to repair an oil leak.

March 21, 2014

Volkswagen Hires Rite Aid's Fleet Manager

Volkswagen of America has hired Debbie Struna, Rite Aid's fleet manager, as its fleet account manager for the Pacific Region and promoted Martin Kiel to the role of national fleet sales manager.

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