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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.

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.

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