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August 18, 2016

2017 Audi A4 ultra tops its rivals with a 37 mpg highway rating

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Audi has unveiled the 2017 Audi A4 ultra, which has the highest city and highway mpg rating out of any of its direct competitors. The A4 ultra uses a newly revised combustion method and an even more efficient variant of the 2.0L turbocharged engine to achieve 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.

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August 5, 2016

VW announces plans for an onslaught of new electric vehicles

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VW has yet to recover from its diesel woes, but now that it VW is ready to move past its "clean" diesels, VW is moving its green lineup in a new direction. VW has announced that it is working on three new electric vehicle platforms, which will be used for up to 30 new electric cars.

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July 25, 2016

2017 Audi A4 Allroad will start at $44,950

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Audi has announced that the all-new 2017 A4 allroad is going to arrive in the U.S. this fall. When it does, pricing for the new A4 allroad will start at $44,950.

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VW's upcoming three-row crossover will get an American-style name

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VW has big hopes for its upcoming three-row crossover, which it hopes will help the automaker recover from its recent diesel scandal. VW has already announced plans to build the new crossover at its Tennessee plant and now VW has revealed that it will get an American-style name to help it further appeal to buyers in the U.S.

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June 3, 2016

Audi unveils the all-new 2017 A5 and S5

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Nine years after the debut of the last A5, Audi has finally unveiled the all-new 2017 A5 and S5 models. Just like the redesigned A4, the new A5 and S5 aren't dramatically different than the last-generation.

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May 5, 2016

VW teases its new three-row SUV

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Volkswagen is getting closer to introducing its new three-row midsize SUV and it's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee has completed the first assembled metal test body for the upcoming SUV.

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May 4, 2016

VW Golf GTI Clubsport S breaks a record on the Nordschleife

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VW has announced that the Golf GTI Clubsport S - the most powerful Golf GTI ever has broken the lap record for front-wheel-drive cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 07:49:21.

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April 26, 2016

2017 Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster debut with 400-hp

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Audi has unveiled the 2017 TT RS Coupe and Roadster at the Beijing Motor Show, which are both powered by a 400-hp turbocharged five-cylinder engine.

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April 25, 2016

VW T-Prime Concept GTE is a preview of VW's new full-size SUV

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VW is close to introducing its new three-row full size SUV and it's giving the world a preview of the new SUV with the T-Prime Concept GTE that is debuting this week at the Beijing Motor Show.

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April 18, 2016

VW teases its new SUV concept ahead of its debut in Beijing

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VW has released a few teaser photos of its new SUV concept that is going to debut this month at the Beijing Motor Show. VW calls the concept a "high-tech" SUV concept with its 376-hp hybrid powertrain and digital interior.

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April 5, 2016

2017 Audi A3 and S3 get a facelift

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Audi has unveiled the updated 2017 A3 lineup. It's immediately obvious that the A3 models restyled face looks closer to the new A4. Audi has also updated the interior and even updated the engine lineup.

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March 23, 2016

2017 Audi R8 Spyder debuts at the New York Auto Show

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Audi has chosen this week's New York Auto Show to be the location for the world debut of the 2017 R8 Spyder. The R8 Spyder is powered by the same naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine and seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission as the R8 V10 coupe, but its open-top driving experience will be even more fun.

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March 21, 2016

VW reveals the US-spec 2017 Golf Alltrack

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VW has unveiled the US-spec version of the all-wheel drive Golf Alltrack, which is going to debut this week at the New York Auto Show, ahead of its arrival this fall.

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March 8, 2016

VW Golf GTI TCR is ready for the track with 330-hp

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40 years after the launch of the first Golf GTI, Volkswagen has unveiled a racing version - the Golf GTI TCR. With 330 horsepower and a chassis that is about 40 centimeters wider than the production Golf, the Golf GTI TCR is ready for the race track.

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March 4, 2016

Audi SQ7 TDI debuts as the most powerful diesel SUV in the world

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Audi has unveiled the new SQ7 TDI, which is the first S model for the Q7 model. The big news is that the SQ7 will be the most powerful diesel SUV on the market.

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March 2, 2016

2017 Audi Q2 compact crossover breaks from the mold

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Audi continues to expand its crossover lineup and now it's adding a new smaller crossover - the Q2. Besides its small footprint, you'll also notice that the Q2's exterior looks a bit different than the rest of Audi's crossovers, which Audi hopes will give it a more independent character.

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March 1, 2016

VW T-Cross Breeze concept previews a new small crossover

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Just about every automaker has recently introduced or is working on a new small crossover and that list now includes Volkswagen. VW is previewing its upcoming compact crossover with the T-Cross Breeze concept that is debuting this week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

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February 29, 2016

Volkswagen Phideon is a new flagship sedan for China

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The Volkswagen Phaeton may have failed in the U.S., but that doesn't mean that other markets won't buy a large VW luxury sedan. VW has unveiled the new Phideon, which is VW's new large luxury sedan that will replace the Phaeton in China.

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February 23, 2016

VW compact SUV concept teased ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show

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Volkswagen is bringing a new compact SUV concept to the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. VW has released this teaser photo of the new SUV concept, which is a preview of a new compact SUV that VW is planning on adding to its lineup.

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February 4, 2016

Audi RS Q3 gets 367-hp Performance version

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Audi has unveiled yet another model that won't be offered in the United States - the RS Q3 Performance. The new "Performance" version adds more power, an upgraded suspension and a few new styling bits to the RS Q3, which also isn't offered here.

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February 1, 2016

VW Budd-e gets the green light, could arrive by 2020

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At last month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), VW unveiled the electric Budd-e concept that revived hopes of a new Microbus. Now a new report claims that the concept has been given the green light.

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January 20, 2016

2017 Audi R8 V10 and V10 Plus pricing announced

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Audi has released the pricing for the all-new 2017 R8, which is now holds the title of the "the fastest and most powerful Audi production model ever." Pricing for the R8 V10 starts at $164,150, while the R8 V10 Plus will set you back $191,150 after the $1,250 destination fees are applied.

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January 11, 2016

VW Tiguan GTE Active concept debuts in Detroit

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Last week, VW unveiled the fully-electric Budd-e concept at the Consumer Electronics Show and now VW is continuing with the electrified theme at this week's Detroit Auto Show. VW has unveiled the Tiguan GTE Active concept, which is a plug-in hybrid version of the next-generation Tiguan.

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January 6, 2016

VW Budd-e concept is a futuristic electric Microbus

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As expected VW has unveiled a new electric concept that could preview a new Microbus. Dubbed the Budd-e concept, the electric concept features a 101 kWh battery pack that gives it a driving range up to 373 miles on a single charge.

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December 17, 2015

Audi may reveal a hydrogen-powered concept in Detroit

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Several reports have surfaced about what Audi may reveal next month at the Detroit Auto Show. If the reports are accurate, Audi is going to reveal a new hydrogen-powered concept called the h-tron quattro.

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VW ends Phaeton production, but an electric successor is coming around 2020

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Although the Volkswagen Phaeton left the United States market about a decade ago, the full-size luxury sedan has continued to be sold in other markets. One of the big reasons that buyers stayed away from the Phaeton was because of its crazy starting price. In Germany, the Phaeton starts at a lofty 89,650 euros ($97,253). Well its finally done, since VW has confirmed that the Phaeton will end production next March.

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December 13, 2015

VW Microbus concept to debut next month, production version rumored

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Ever since VW unveiled the Microbus concept back in 2001, fans of the iconic Microbus have been waiting eagerly for VW to release a production version. It looked like it was getting even closer to a reality with the Bulli concept in 2011, but now it might finally be happening. VW is reportedly going to reveal a new Microbus concept next month at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.

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November 17, 2015

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune draws inspiration from the classic Baja Bugs

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VW has unveiled a new version of the 2016 Beetle that is directly inspired by the classic Baja Bugs - the 2016 Beetle Dune. Originally previewed as a concept, the 2016 Beetle Dune has a more aggressive exterior and a raised ground clearance to make it a bit more rugged than the standard Beetles.

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November 12, 2015

2016 Audi S8 plus and RS 7 performance models priced

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Audi has announced the pricing for the 2016 S8 plus and RS 7 performance models. Both models are expected to debut next week at the LA Auto Show before they go on sale next month.

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November 11, 2015

2017 Audi Q7 priced at $55,750

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Audi has announced the pricing for the all-new 2017 Q7, which will start at $55,750 when it goes on sale at the beginning of 2016. The 2017 Q7 introduces Audi's new SUV design language and now rides on a new lighter platform, which helps the new Q7 come in at 475 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.

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November 9, 2015

2015 VW Jetta Hybrid [REVIEW]

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Driving the brand's first ever hybrid, there's an immediate sense that the German automaker has succeeded in delivering customer satisfaction without many compromises. How VW managed to do so is by combining a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a 27-hp electric motor, regenerative braking and an all-electric, zero-emissions operation. The combination delivers impressive performance and fuel economy. Matched with a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission, the outcome defies regular hybrid expectations presenting a vehicle that feels powerful yet is extremely economical.

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November 6, 2015

Audi's year-end sales event includes new A3 and A4 special editions

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Audi's annual year-end sales event began this week and runs through the beginning of January. This year to celebrate the holidays, Audi is also including new special edition versions of the A3 and A4 models in the sales event.

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October 27, 2015

2016 Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport revealed with 450-hp

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Audi has revealed the new 2016 A8 L 4.0T Sport, which is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 with 450-hp, 15 more horsepower than the previous 4.0T model.

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October 22, 2015

Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 get 605-hp performance upgrade

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Audi has unveiled new "performance" versions of the RS 6 Avant and RS 7, which bumps the power from the 4.0L engine to 605 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque. If you want more power, an overboost function will temporarily boost the available torque up to 553 lb-ft.

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October 19, 2015

2016 VW Passat priced at $22,440

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VW has released the pricing for the restyled 2016 Passat, which starts at $22,440. Even though the starting price is the same as the outgoing model, VW has added a host of new standard features that it says represent a $1,315 value over the 2015 Passat.

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September 21, 2015

2016 Volkswagen Passat debuts with new styling

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The timing almost couldn't be worse for Volkswagen to reveal the restyled 2016 Passat. With all the news focusing on the diesel scandal, it may be a bit hard to focus on the updated Passat. Either way, VW has given the 2016 Passat a long list of upgrades, which includes new styling and more tech.

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VW CEO apologizes for cheating on emissions tests, diesel sales put on hold

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Late last week news broke that Volkswagen has been using software on almost 500,000 diesel Volkswagen and Audi models to manipulate the EPA's emissions tests. The EPA and California Air Resources Board revealed that the software breached the Clean Air Act, which could bring heavy fines to the automaker and now VW's CEO has issued an apology.

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September 16, 2015

2017 Audi S4 brings 354-hp to Frankfurt

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Audi has unveiled the 2017 S4, which is debuting this week at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on the all-new A4, the S4 gets a revised 3.0L turbocharged V6 that generates 354 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque.

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September 15, 2015

Audi e-tron quattro concept is a 311-mile electric SUV that we need now!

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Electric vehicles seem to be making all the headlines so far at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and the VW group is part of the news with its new plug-in concepts. Audi has unveiled the e-tron quattro concept, which is a preview of its new electric SUV that is going to arrive in early 2018.

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September 14, 2015

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan grows up, will be offered with two wheelbases

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Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new Tiguan on the eve of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The second-generation Tiguan is the first VW SUV to be based on the MQB platform as the SUV grows in almost every dimension.

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