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January 26, 2015

Next-Gen Audi A4 and TTQ to get e-Quattro electric all-wheel-drive

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It's being reported that Audi is working on a new e-quattro all-wheel-drive system that mates a gas engine to two electric motors - with one electric motor in the transmission and the second powering the rear wheels. The system is expected to debut first in the new A4 and the upcoming TTQ crossover.

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January 23, 2015

Audi TT Offroad Concept to arrive in 2017 as the TTQ

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At last year's Beijing Motor Show Audi gave the world a preview of what a crossover version of the TT could look like with the TT Offroad concept. Audi is reportedly getting ready to expand its SUV lineup at both ends with the upcoming arrival of the Q8 flagship and now it's being reported that a TT crossover is on the way - dubbed the TTQ.

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BMW and VW join forces to create an EV charging network

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BMW and VW are set to emulate Tesla by creating an electric vehicle charging network across both the East and West coast of the U.S. The two automakers have partnered with ChargePoint to add 100 DC fast chargers to ChargePoint's network of more than 20,000 charging spots in North America.

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January 22, 2015

Audi confirms Q8 SUV will arrive by 2020

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Although Audi recently introduced its all-new second-generation Q7 SUV, the Q7 will soon not be the top dog in Audi's SUV lineup. Audi is working on expanding its SUV lineup at both ends and by 2020 the larger Q8 will be released.

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January 20, 2015

VW close to decision about the 395-hp Golf R 400 for the U.S.

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Volkswagen has hinted several times about its aspirations to grow its SUV lineup in the U.S., but what else could the brand introduce on this side of the Atlantic? VW execs are currently close to decision about a production version of the Golf R 400 and maybe even a new van for the U.S.

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January 19, 2015

Next-Gen Audi R8 and R8 e-tron to debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Audi is going to reveal the second-generation R8 supercar at the Geneva Motor Show in March, according to Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi board member for technical development.

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January 12, 2015

VW Cross Coupe GTE Concept previews the brand's 2017 seven-passenger SUV

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VW has unveiled the Cross Coupe GTE concept at the Detroit Auto Show, which previews a new SUV that will go into production by the end of 2016. The concept is meant to preview its new seven-passenger SUV even though the Cross Coupe GTE is a five-seater.

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January 9, 2015

2015 VW Golf R Pre-Order Sells Out Fast!

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It seems that some Volkswagen fans are eager to get their hands on the 292-hp 2015 VW Golf R, since the pre-order allotment sold out in less than 11 hours. VW opened the order books on 12:01am EST on January 8 and by 10:30am the first 500 units were already claimed.

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January 5, 2015

VW Golf R Touch Concept Previews VW's Next-Generation Cockpit

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On the outside the Golf R Touch concept looks almost identical to the 2015 Golf R, with the exception of its nifty paintwork, but inside you'll see something completely different. Debuting at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, the Golf R Touch previews VW's next-generation connected cockpit.

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Audi A7 Concept Drives By Itself from California to Las Vegas

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To demonstrate its leadership in piloted driving, last weekend Audi let a team of journalists pilot an Audi A7 autonomous car from Silicon Valley, California to Las Vegas to attend the Consumer Electronics Show.

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December 28, 2014

Audi Announces Plans for to Release Two Electric Vehicles by 2018

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In an effort to catch up to rivals like Tesla and BMW, Audi's CEO Rupert Stadler has announced that Audi will release two fully electric vehicles by 2018.

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December 24, 2014

Next-Generation Audi A7 to Borrow Styling Cues from the Prologue Concept

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There are some big changes in store for the next-generation Audi A7, which is due to arrive in 2017. Audi's new design chief Marc Lichte has revealed that the design portion of the new A7 is complete, which will feature more "radical styling."

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December 22, 2014

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Pre-Order Kicks Off on January 8

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Volkswagen has announced that the 2015 Golf R will be available to order starting on January 8, 2015. If you're one of the first 500 to order the Golf R, you'll also get a numbered Volkswagen Driver Gear R accessory kit.

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December 21, 2014

2015 Audi RS 5 Coupe Sport Edition Priced at $87,575

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Audi has revealed the very limited 2015 RS 5 Coupe Sport edition, which adds unique features like, 20-inch 5-V-spoke design wheels, red brake calipers and a Black and Crimson Red Fine Nappa leather interior.

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December 12, 2014

2016 Audi Q7 Revealed Ahead of its Detroit Debut, Loses 716 Pounds

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Audi has taken the wraps off the second-generation Q7 ahead of its world debut next month at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Overall the look is not a dramatic departure from the current Q7, but under the skin the 2016 Q7 rides on a new lighter MLB Evo platform.

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2016 Audi Q7 Leaked Ahead of its Debut in Detroit

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The first official photos of the all-new second-generation 2016 Audi Q7 have leaked online ahead of its debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

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December 9, 2014

North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

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The finalists for the 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards have been announced, which leaves three cars and three trucks in the running to receive the award next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

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Volkswagen to Reveal a New Crossover Concept in Detroit

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We're now about a month away from the kick off of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, which means that we should start hearing reports about what each automaker plans on unveiling at the show. It's being reported that Volkswagen is going to use the show to reveal a new crossover concept.

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November 24, 2014

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion and Alltrack Head to the U.S. in 2016

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Volkswagen has confirmed plans to bring the new Golf Alltrack to the U.S. in 2016. What is the Golf Alltrack? It's basically an all-wheel-drive crossover-styled version of the new Golf SportWagen that will compete with models like the Subaru XV Crosstrek.

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Audi is Developing a Tesla Model S Rival?

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Audi is reportedly working on an electric sedan that will rival the Tesla Model S. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi's head of R&D recently confirmed the new electric model in an interview with Auto Express.

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November 19, 2014

Audi A7 Sportback h-tron Quattro Concept Debuts in LA

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This year is all about fuel cell news at the LA Auto Show. This week we've already heard updates from Toyota with its Mirai and the upcoming Honda FCV. Now Audi is showcasing its upcoming fuel cell technology under the hood of the A7 with the debut of the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro concept.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf R Priced at $37,415

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Volkswagen has released the pricing for "fastest and most powerful Golf ever," the 2015 Golf R, which starts at $37,415.

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November 18, 2014

Audi Prologue Concept Previews Audi's Future Design Language

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Audi has unveiled the Prologue concept, which previews the brand's future design language. It's been rumored that the Prologue concept is a preview of an upcoming Audi flagship, but Audi isn't confirming those rumors.

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Volkswagen Golf R Variant Has its World Debut in LA

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Wagon fans will love this! Volkswagen has unveiled the Golf R Variant, which is going to debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With 296 horsepower on tap and standard all-wheel-drive the Golf R Variant isn't just another boring wagon.

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November 15, 2014

Audi Prologue Concept Sketches Leaked Ahead of its LA Debut

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Next week Audi is going to reveal a new concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Until now we've referred to it as the Audi A9 concept, but now the first photos and info have leaked - revealing the fact that it's actually called the Prologue concept.

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November 14, 2014

2016 Audi TT Debuts in LA, Arrives in the Second Half of 2015

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Even though the third-generation Audi TT was originally unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the US-spec TT has not been revealed. Audi has announced that the all-new 2016 TT will have it's U.S. debut next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Volkswagen GTI Roadster Concept Heads to LA

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The Volkswagen GTI Roadster concept is going to have its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. First seen at the Wörthersee festival in Austria in May, the GTI Roadster demonstrates the bandwidth of the MQB architecture that underpins the seventh-generation Golf.

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November 13, 2014

2015 Volkswagen Golf Family Named Motor Trend's Car of the Year

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Motor Trend has announced that the 2015 Volkswagen Golf family has received its Car of the Year award. The seventh-generation Golf family consists of the Golf 1.8T, Golf TDI, Golf GTI and e-Golf models.

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November 12, 2014

2016 Audi A6 and A7 to Debut at the LA Auto Show

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Audi has announced that the updated 2016 A6 and A7 will have their U.S. debut at the LA Auto Show next week. Both the A6 and A7 models are getting a facelift with revised styling, engine updates and new tech features.

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Volkswagen Golf R 400 to Arrive Late Next Year?

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Volkswagen has reportedly approved the Golf R 400 for production. According to insiders that spoke with Car Magazine, the hottest and more powerful version of the Golf will enter production late next year.

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November 6, 2014

Audi Q3 Gets a Facelift, RS Q3 Now Packs 340-HP

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Even though the U.S. just received the small Audi Q3 crossover, it's been on sale in Europe since 2011. Audi has revealed the revised Q3, which will go on sale will go on sale in Europe in early 2015, while the U.S. will probably see the revised Q3 as a 2016 model.

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November 5, 2014

Audi A9 Concept Teased Again Ahead of its LA Debut [VIDEO]

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Audi has released another teaser of its A9 concept that is going to debut later this month at the LA Auto Show. In the new video, Audi's new chief designer Marc Lichte explains his love for past Audi's like the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO and the first-generation A8 and TT coupe.

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October 28, 2014

2015 Audi R8 Competition Revealed Ahead of its Debut in LA

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Audi has unveiled the 2015 Audi R8 Competition model, which is going to debut next month at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The limited-edition R8 Competition features a 570-hp engine and racing-inspired, lightweight matte carbon elements.

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October 24, 2014

How to Drive 834 Miles on One Tank of Fuel in the 2015 Audi A3 TDI [REVIEW]

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I wake up from a nap to find myself sweating in a car with the A/C off in the middle of the California desert. No this isn't a nightmare, my driving partner and I are trying to reach it to San Diego, which is over 100 miles away, but our 2015 Audi A3 TDI's gas gauge says were almost on empty. Why couldn't we stop for fuel? Last week Audi invited 18 journalists out to Albuquerque, New Mexico to take part in its newest TDI Challenge. This isn't the first time that Audi has set up a mileage challenge, since a similar drive was done with the A6 and Q7 TDI diesel models, but this time the only model in the challenge would be the all-new A3 TDI.

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October 23, 2014

2015 VW e-Golf Nabs Title as Most Efficient Compact EV

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The 2015 VW e-Golf electric car has received an EPA rating of 126 MPGe city and 105 highway rating with a combined rating of 116 Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent (MPGe). It also has a range of up to 83 miles and compared to other compact electric vehicles, the e-Golf is the most efficient car in its compact class.

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October 21, 2014

2015 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

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The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is just a month away and at the show Green Car Journal gives away its annual Green Car of the Year award. The 2015 contenders include the Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, and VW Golf.

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October 15, 2014

Audi Confirms New LA Concept Will Preview its New Design Language

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Audi has confirmed that its new concept that is going to debut at the LA Auto Show next month will preview its new design language. The concept is the work of new Head of Design Marc Lichte who was appointed Head of Audi Design in February 2014.

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October 14, 2014

Audi A9 Concept Teased Ahead of its Debut at the 2014 LA Auto Show

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A teaser of the upcoming Audi A9 concept has been released ahead of the concept's debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. The concept is expected to take the shape of a large four-door coupe that will not only preview a new Audi flagship, but may also preview a new design language.

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October 13, 2014

VW Auctions Off the First 2015 e-Golf Electric Car in the U.S.

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Want to be the first person in the U.S. to get the keys to the 2015 VW e-Golf electric car? Here's your chance: Volkswagen and Global Green USA have announced the auction of the first 2015 e-Golf. The auction, hosted online at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf, gives bidders the opportunity to be the first owner of the e-Golf before sales kick off in the U.S. later this year.

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October 8, 2014

Next-Gen Audi Q7 to Debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

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It's being reported that the next-generation Audi Q7 SUV is going to take the stage at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January. Audi development chief Ulrich Hackenberg revealed the news to Indian Autos Blog last week on the eve of the Paris Motor Show.

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