Porsche Automobil Holding, the holding company for automakers Porsche and Volkswagen, is warming to the idea of adding VW executives to its management board.Read more
Smart cars and Volkswagen diesels are the new stars of government fuel economy ratings. The EPA and Energy Department today issued the 2009 fuel economy guide. The overall fuel economy leader is no surprise.Read more
Domestic market sales by at Volkswagen’s Spanish unit Seat unit are set to drop over 22% this year and at a similar rate in 2009 as the car market fails to recover, its top executive has said.Read more
Volkswagen group is offering its loss-making German dealers money to close.Read more
Volkswagen Group of America is bringing back its sign-then-drive promotion to stimulate new-model leasing.Read more
Volkswagen Group China said its sales in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau rose 13.Read more
Will Porsche object? Or will it join with a reincarnation of the 356?
At the Los Angeles auto show in November, Volkswagen will unwrap a new mid-engine sports car concept. This marks the third iteration of a theme that started in 2003 with the Concept R and continued in 2005 with the EcoRacer.
You can toss it into turns at sporting speeds, and come out the other end with a roar.
I only drove the Rabbit briefly, but my overwhelming impression is that it oozes quality and refinement for an $18,000 car. There is nothing about it that feels cheap, from the nicely damped exterior door handles to the typically well-crafted VW interior, with its great seats, to the smooth and refined 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. There’s nice steering feel and a supple ride, and I didn’t even mind that the inline-five, which at 170 hp provides plenty of power, was hooked to an automatic transmission, since it’s a six-speed unit that’s well mated to the engine. If it were me, though, I’d opt for the five-speed manual and use the thousand-dollar savings toward a four-door Rabbit, which has a base price of $17,485. Still, if you’re looking to get into a high-quality small car, the two-door Rabbit with a five-speed manual, starting at $15,490, is a very attractive proposition. And heated seats are only a $225 option!
The 78th annual Geneva Motor Show press days are now in full swing, with loads of new models and innovative concepts being unveiled every which way you turn. Fortunately we're on the show floor to bring you our reviews and insight on the most significant show cars and production designs. From the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Scirocco – a nameplate reappearing in the VW repertoire after 20 years – to the Fioravanti Hidra and Saab 9-1 BioHybrid concepts, here are the Highlights of the show.Read more
On April 20th, Beijing's 10th auto show opened in the city's new International Exhibition Center. Alternating with the Shanghai Motor Show, Auto China 2008 is the largest auto show in the history of China. Major global auto manufacturers such as the Volkswagen Group and General Motors have listed Auto China as an 'A-level' auto show in line with the five largest auto shows in the world (Frankfurt, Detroit, Geneva, Paris, and Tokyo). Chinese domestic manufacturers have displayed numerous concept car and production cars at the show, led by the government owned SAIC, FAW, and Geely.Read more
The new Polo will be redesigned , a new look . It takes its looks from the new Golf andRead more
The rumors are starting to become true Alfa will built its first SUV : the Alfa Romeo 149 SUV TheRead more
The Black Blood Veyron is here . You can say what you want but this car gives me the shiversRead more
The new VW Passat R36 – the price will start from £30,990 , the R36 means this is a hotRead more
With a price of aprox 22000£ this machine is a keeper . The new GTI has a 2.0L FSI turbochargedRead more
Volkswagen announces free service program for 2009 cars The new free service program will be launched on the Tiguan ,Read more
FIAT has reached the lowest CO2 emission value in 2007 . Jato (a world leader in the automotive business) hasRead more
Hot on the heels of the NAIAS in Detroit is the Chicago Auto Show, renowned for unveiling new trucks so critical in the North American market. Other cars will also be unveiled, and as the Chicago Show gains momentum, the product launches are specifically targeting North America. This year's edition was no exception: Dodge showed off its hugely-anticipated Challenger in production form, Hummer presented its all-new entrant into the fiercely competitive pickup truck segment, GMC exhibited its concept car/truck designed by its Holden division in Australia, and Volkswagen unveiled a new MPV designed and destined for sale exclusively in North America.Read more