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December 8, 2014

Fragile Sunroofs Prompt Volkswagen Recall

The action involves more than 7,000 Beetles in the 2013-2015 model years.

December 4, 2014

Volkswagen Ramps up Fuel Cell Development

Volkswagen has begun testing a hydrogen fuel cell version of its Passat sedan on the streets of California and has developed a fuel cell model of the Golf SportWagen for research.

November 17, 2014

Volkswagen Introduces Transporter Kombi Doka Plus Van

The Volkswagen T-range is entering the new year with an additional Transporter version. The Transporter Kombi Doka Plus spans the divide between pure commercial vehicle and comfortable passenger car, according to the automaker.

November 14, 2014

Volkswagen Recalls Passat, Jetta Sedans for Seats

The recall affects 2015-MY cars that might have faulty seatback recliners that don’t lock into place properly.

November 13, 2014

Volkswagen Sets 2016-MY Fleet Preview Dates

Volkswagen of America and Audi of America have scheduled a joint 2016 model-year fleet preview in late May to share details about new models and technology with commercial fleet managers.

October 24, 2014

VW's e-Golf Now Most Efficient Compact EV

Volkswagen's 2015 e-Golf battery-electric compact car now rates at the most fuel efficient compact EV after the Environmental Protection Agency released fuel economy data for the automaker's for U.S. EV.

October 21, 2014

VW Extends Partnership with Chinese Automaker

After 20 years cooperating, the Volkswagen Group and its Chinese joint venture partner First Automotive Works (FAW) are extending their present partnership for a further 25 years, until 2041.

October 19, 2014

Volkswagen Recalls Jettas, Beetles Over Rear Suspension

In these vehicles, damage to the rear suspension trailing arms may go undetected following a rear or side-rear collision.

October 3, 2014

VW Introduces Plug-In Hybrid Passat GTE

The Passat GTE is powered by a 1.4L four-cylinder TSI engine that delivers 154 hp and an electric motor that delivers 114 hp. Combined they produce 215 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

October 3, 2014

Vincentric Announces Best 2014 Values in Canada

Volkswagen led the way with 10 vehicle honors in the third annual Vincentric Best Value in Canada awards announced Oct. 1. Other individual automaker winners included Toyota, Audi, and Chevrolet.

September 26, 2014

A Day at the Auction

The behind-the-scenes journey a vehicle takes from input to auction and beyond is an exciting experience. The following is a visual road map of an auction from beginning to end at Manheim's Riverside, Calif., operation. Photos by Blake Bobit and Chris Wolski.

September 26, 2014

VW, Audi 2015-MY Fleet Preview

The automakers take their first joint event to Indiana, where fleet managers had the opportunity to drive at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

September 22, 2014

Video: Volkswagen Jetta Earns Top IIHS Safety Rating

The mid-size sedan captures the Top Safety Pick+ award after a structural upgrade.

September 21, 2014

2015 Volkswagen Jetta's IIHS Small Overlap Crash Test

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta has captured the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest award, Top Safety Pick+, thanks in large part to a structural upgrade that improves small overlap protection. Volkswagen strengthened the A-pillars and doorsills for the 2015 model year. As a result, the Jetta's small overlap rating improved to “good,” compared with the “marginal” rating of earlier models. Here's footage of the test. For the full story, click here.

September 10, 2014

Fuel-Cell Vehicles Only Affordable in Japan, Says VW

Volkswagen has little faith that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) will to do well outside of Japan, according to the president of VW's Japanese division.

August 26, 2014

Volkswagen's 2015 Jetta Starts at $18,145

Volkswagen has set pricing for its 2015 Jetta compact car to start at $18,145 for the base model and up to $32,490 for the top-line Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium.

August 22, 2014

Volkswagen Financial Services Australia Adds Sofico Fleet Software

Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) Australia has implemented the Miles software solution from Sofico, the privately owned provider of global fleet, leasing and mobility software.

August 11, 2014

Volkswagen Recalls Tiguan, Routan Vehicles

The Tiguan recall affects 151,389 SUVs at risk for stalling, while the Routan recall concerns 18,526 minivans that may have faulty ignition switches.

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.

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