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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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October 7, 2014

Audi TT Crossover Will Most Likely Enter Production, Fingers Crossed for the TT Sportback

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This year in addition to unveiling the all-new third-generation Audi TT, Audi has also shown off the concept versions like, the Shooting Brake in Detroit, the Offroad concept in Beijing and the Sportback concept in Paris. Audi has obviously made it clear that a third version of the TT, following the Coupe and Roadster versions, is in the works. But which one is Audi going to produce?

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October 1, 2014

Volkswagen XL Sport Unveiled With a Ducati Two-Cyl Engine

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Volkswagen has taken the extremely fuel efficient XL1 and turned it into something a bit more exciting, the XL Sport.

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Audi TT Sportback Concept Officially Unveiled

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Audi has unveiled the new TT Sportback Concept, which is another take on the TT following the TT Crossover concept that was unveiled earlier this year. Audi has already confirmed that a third TT model will join the lineup following the Coupe and Roadster models, but it's not known if it will be a crossover or something sportier like this TT Sportback concept.

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September 29, 2014

VW Passat GTE Plug-in Hybrid Can Travel Up to 31 Miles in EV Mode

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VW has unveiled the Passat GTE plug-in hybrid, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The Passat GTE is based on the European-spec Passat, which is different than the one we have here in the U.S.


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September 26, 2014

2015 Audi S3 Limited Edition Heads to the U.S.

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Audi has released a special S3 Limited Edition, which is only for the U.S. market. The very limited S3 features Daytona Gray pearl paint with red brake calipers and a two-tone black and red leather interior.

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September 24, 2014

Audi TT Sportback Concept Leaked Ahead of its Debut at the Paris Motor Show

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A set of sketches have leaked that reveal that Audi is working on another version of the TT, well at least in concept form. What we have here is our first look at the Audi TT Sportback concept, which reveals how a lengthened TT with two extra doors would look.


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VW Golf Alltrack is an Off-Road Ready Golf

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VW has unveiled the Golf Alltrack, which is based on the Golf SportWagen, but thanks to the addition of all-wheel-drive and a 20 mm higher ground clearance, it's a bit more rugged.

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2016 Audi TT Roadster and TTS Roadster Unveiled

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Audi has unveiled the third-generation Audi TT Roadster, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.

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September 23, 2014

2015 VW Beetle Classic Unveiled and Starts at $20,195

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VW has announced the introduction of the limited-edition 2015 Beetle Classic. The Beetle Classic adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, Sirius XM satellite radio, a navigation system, two-tone brown "Sioux" leatherette and checked cloth seating surfaces and a six-speed automatic transmission.

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September 19, 2014

2015 VW Jetta Receives Top Safety Pick + Rating from IIHS

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VW has announced that the updated 2015 VW Jetta has received the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - Top Safety Pick +.

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September 13, 2014

Audi Confirms Third TT Variant, Would You Want a TT Crossover?

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Audi has reportedly confirmed plans for a third body style of the new TT, which will eventually join the coupe and roadster versions. Just a few months ago Audi showed off the TT Offroad Concept in Beijing, which is a preview of the third version of the TT.

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September 9, 2014

Third-Gen Audi TT Roadster to Debut Next Month in Paris

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Audi has reportedly announced plans to unveil the convertible version of the third-generation TT next month at the Paris Motor Show.

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Audi to Preview the A9 Four-Door Flagship at 2014 L.A. Auto Show?

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Audi continues to expand its lineup with the introduction of the new A3 range and the small Q3 crossover. Now Audi is reportedly expand the other end of its lineup with a new A9 flagship four-door coupe, that will be previewed in concept form at the L.A. Auto Show in November.

According to Autocar, the new concept will also showcase Audi's new design language, which is expected to be an evolution of Audi's current designs. The concept will likely feature an updated version of Audi's signature single-frame grille and laser headlights.

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September 4, 2014

Audi Updates the 2016 A6 and S6

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Audi has revealed the updates to the A6 lineup ahead of its debut in Paris next month. You'll be hard pressed to be able to see the small changes to the exterior, but under the hood there are much bigger updates.

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August 25, 2014

2015 VW e-Golf: VW's First Electric Car Starts at $36,265

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VW has announced the pricing for the 2015 VW e-Golf electric car, which starts at $36,265 with destination. VW's first fully electric model arrives in November.

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Restyled 2015 VW Jetta Priced From $17,035

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VW has released the pricing for the restyled 2015 VW Jetta, which starts at $17,035 after destination for the base 2.0L model.

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August 22, 2014

Next-Gen VW Tiguan Still Two Years Away, but It Looks 'Phenomenal'

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We're still about two years away from the arrival of the next-generation VW Tiguan SUV, but VW Australia's managing director, John White has revealed some of the details now.

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August 4, 2014

Next-Gen Audi RS3 Spied Lapping the Nurburgring [VIDEO]

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A camouflaged prototype the new Audi RS3 was recently filmed doing laps on the famed Nurburgring in Germany. The top version of the Audi A3 lineup, is powered by a turbocharged 2.5L five-cylinder engine, which is expected to generate around 360 horsepower.

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