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March 24, 2015

VW's new SUVs to get more aggressive styling, small crossover coming in 2017

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Volkswagen has previewed its new SUV lineup several times with concepts like the Cross Coupe GTE and T-Roc. When the new SUV lineup does arrive they will have a more aggressive design language than VW's conservative models, like the Passat and Jetta.

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March 20, 2015

Volkswagen mulls a pickup for the U.S.

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Volkswagen is reportedly looking at the idea of bringing a pickup truck to the U.S. market as it looks at ways to expand its lineup in the states. A VW pickup for the U.S. has been rumored for a while, but a decision could finally happen soon.

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March 11, 2015

All-Electric Audi Q6 SUV peeks out during Audi's annual presentation

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Last week it was reported that Audi's next all-electric model will not be a Tesla rivaling sedan, but instead a fully electric SUV. Now we may have just received our first look at the new SUV, likely to be called the Q6.

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March 10, 2015

VW Beetle may get dropped as VW reportedly looks to kill slow selling models

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A new report claims that VW may soon cut more slow selling models from its lineup. VW has already confirmed plans to kill the Eos convertible, but now there's a report that the Polo and even the Beetle may be on the chopping block.

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March 7, 2015

2015 VW Passat Limited Edition starts at $23,995

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VW has announced the introduction of a new Limited Edition version of the 2015 Passat that starts at $23,995, and supersedes the Wolfsburg and SE trim lines. The new Limited Edition model adds $2,755 worth of additional equipment to the automatic transmission S model, but costs just $1,555 more.

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March 6, 2015

Audi confirms all-electric SUV in the works

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This week Audi took the covers off the fully electric Audi R8 e-tron and now the automaker has confirmed plans to add another electric model to its lineup. The new electric model will be a fully electric SUV that will have a driving range of more than 311 miles on one charge.

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March 5, 2015

2015 VW e-Golf gets a cheaper Limited trim and starts at $33,450

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VW has announced the introduction of a new Limited Edition version of the all-electric e-Golf that starts at $33,450, almost $2,000 less than the SEL version. To get the price lower, the Limited version gets 16-inch steel wheels in place of aluminum-alloy wheels, halogen instead of LED headlights, cloth in place of leatherette seating surfaces, and deletion of the heat-pump system.

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March 3, 2015

Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid debuts in Geneva

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Want the long range efficiency of a diesel engine, plus the zero-emissions capability of an electric motor all wrapped in an SUV? Well Audi has your answer with the new Q7 e-tron diesel-electric plug-in hybrid.

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March 2, 2015

VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE debuts at the Geneva Motor Show

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Volkswagen has revealed the Sport Coupe Concept GTE at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, which is a sleek four-door coupe that previews a new model that could take the brand further upmarket. You'll recall that VW already offers the CC four-door coupe, but VW says that the Sport Coupe Concept GTE could lead to another four-door coupe that is positioned higher in the VW lineup.

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February 26, 2015

All-new 2016 Audi R8 revealed with 610-hp

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Audi has revealed the second-generation R8 supercar, which is going to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Some of the new R8's highlights include an aluminum and carbon fiber Audi Space Frame, a 610-hp V10 engine and a new all-wheel-drive system.

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February 25, 2015

Volkswagen to preview next-gen CC with a concept in Geneva

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Volkswagen is going to give us a preview of the next-generation CC four-door coupe with a new concept at the Geneva Motor Show next week. VW hasn't released the name of the concept, but we do have two sketches of the new concept, which features a more aggressive and coupe-like body than today's model.

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Audi Prologue Avant plug-in hybrid concept revealed

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Audi has revealed the Prologue Avant plug-in hybrid concept ahead of its debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Prologue Avant is the follow up to the Prologue concept that debuted late last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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February 16, 2015

2016 Audi R8's laser headlights teased ahead of its Geneva debut

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Audi has released the first official teaser photo of the next-generation 2016 R8, which will be offered with optional laser headlights. The new R8's headlights can be equipped with LEDs for the standard daytime running lights and headlights with a laser spot as the high‑beam headlight.

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February 13, 2015

Audi Prologue Avant Concept previews Audi's CLS Shooting Brake rival

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Late last year Audi previewed its new design language with the Prologue concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Now Audi has taken the original coupe concept and turned it into a wagon/ shooting brake with the Prologue Avant concept that is going to debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show.


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February 12, 2015

2015 VW Golf SportWagen priced at $21,395

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Volkswagen has released the pricing for the 2015 Golf SportWagen, which starts at $21,395 for the 1.8T S model with the manual transmission, while the TDI Clean Diesel model starts at $24,595, a reduction of almost $2,000 over the previous base TDI model price.

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February 9, 2015

2016 Audi R8: First leaked photo surfaces ahead of its debut in Geneva

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What we have here could be the first leaked photo of the all-new 2016 Audi R8. Instagram user dreboog posted this photo of that he apparently received from an Audi insider.

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February 2, 2015

Volkswagen gives the Golf the R-Line treatment

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Volkswagen has revealed the new Golf R-Line, which is a sporty version of the standard Golf for people that don't want to make the jump to either the GTI or Golf R. Like other R-Line models in the VW lineup, the Golf R-Line gets some styling upgrades and a few performance modifications.

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January 30, 2015

Volkswagen finally makes Android users happy

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Volkswagen has announced that it's going to move away from the current media device interface (MDI) in its vehicles and instead will install USB ports. The current MDI system gives Apple iPhone users the ability to quickly connect their devices to the infotainment system in their VW, but Android users have had to go out an purchase an accessory adapter cable.

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January 29, 2015

Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant revealed ahead of its debut in Geneva

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Volkswagen has unveiled another version of the Golf Variant - the Golf GTD Variant, which is basically a wagon version of the diesel-powered Golf GTD hatchback. In Europe the Golf GTD Variant will go head-to-head with models like the Peugeot 308 SW GT and looks sportier than the standard Golf Variant thanks to its GTD-specific bumpers, grille, 17-inch alloy wheels and chrome exhaust.

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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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