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    Buy a VW Rabbit, get a bike... if you live in Chicago

    Volkswagen has been down this road before with the Jetta Trek back in the late '90s. This time, though, they're putting a green spin on it. Lime, to be exact. Chi-town Volkswagen dealers are giving buyers a bicycle and roof rack for the next month. The premise is that the dealer will encourage you ...

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    Spy Shots: VW Golf R36

    For those following the development of Volkswagen's hottest of hot hatches, it's common knowledge that the automaker has been hard at work adapting the engine from the R36 Passat to fit within the confines of the new Golf. Hans Lehmann and his clandestine photogs were able to catch this new breed ...

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    Next VW Rabbit to take cues from IROC Concept?

    Click for more speculative renderings of the next Golf/RabbitThe next-generation Golf/Rabbit will take many of its key design themes from the forthcoming Scirocco, according to enthusiast website InfoMotori. The Scirocco, as you know by now, is the name the production version of the IROC concept ...

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    VW drops prices on three models

    When Volkswagen originally began production, the idea behind it was simple: provide people reliable, inexpensive transportation. Oh, how far we've strayed, eh?Well, Volkswagen has decided to get back to that core principle of affordability after a brief foray into upmarket motoring (ahem, Phaeton), ...

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    Five-door GTI is bound for the US

    Not wanting to be left in the sales dust by the quattroporte Civic Si, Volkswagen intends to bring the 5-door version of the GTI mkV stateside for 2007. That's great news for those who love the driving dynamics of the GTI, but need or want the additional doors. It will add $500 to the bottom line, ...

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    VW to jump on the hybrid bandwagon by 2009

    Volkswagen may have come a long way since the original Beetle, but in at least one way it still is very much the People's Car, giving the market their own versions of some of the most popular trends in the industry. Despite their pioneering the Microbus decades earlier, Volkswagen managed to skip ...

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    RR of the Day: Rabid Rabbit

    Do you ever see a vehicle that just strikes you as a fun drive? That's the impression this Rabbit, uploaded by Flickr member unknowndevice, exudes and judging by the minimalist nature of this particular VW, we know that he's having way too much fun up in Varennes, Quebec.The 2-liter, eight-valve ...

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    V-Dub may pimp der own autos

    When Volkswagen lampooned the slow and show crowd during the marketing of their new GTI, they took a much-needed swing at the purveyors and consumers of the automotive detritus that makes up most of SEMA. When VW showed up with two of their own tweaked vehicles in Vegas, we couldn't help but ...

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    2008 VW Jetta TDI spotted in the US!

    We feel bad for Volkswagen. It deserves credit for quietly selling diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S. and for decades offering customers the benefits of an extra long range and ample torque. Finally the feds wise up and regulate high-polluting sulfur right out of our diesel fuel, and in the ...

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    Harlequin Rabbit spotted in the wild and shot

    We admit it, VW has engaged our attention with its recent ad campaign for the Rabbit that centers on the furry creature's penchant for procreation. The ad on the back cover of Playboy is great, but the commercial that kicked it off is destined to be a ad classic. Perhaps the coolest thing about ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Volkswagan Tiguan

    Ace spy photog Chris Doane stalked and shot the upcoming Tiguan, the Rabbit-based small CUV from Volkswagen that should arrive as a 2008 model. The styling appears to be exactly what you'd expect a small VW soft-roader to look like, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Engine choices are obvious, ...

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    Has the Harlequin Golf returned?

    In 1996 Volkswagen took four Harlequin Golf models on the auto show circuit. A similar Polo model sold in Europe inspired these cars that feature body panels painted in Pistachio Green, Ginster Yellow, Tornado Red, and Chagall Blue. Building four single-color cars and then exchanging their body ...

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    Volkswagen R32 confirmed for U.S. consumption

    An army of Rabbits is about to invade our shores and hot on its heels is word from Wolfsburg that the meanest of VW hatches, the R32, is coming back for an encore in fifth gen trim. The previous R32 was available in limited numbers in the U.S. and the new model will likely be capped at 5,000 units, ...

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    Volkswagen drops price on U.S. Jetta

    Volkswagen's best-selling car in the U.S. will become even more attractive to car buyers in the 2007 model year, as the base price for the sedan drops by $1,410, to $17,105 (including shipping).The low-priced version will lose some of the features in the more-expensive 2006 base version.VW has ...

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    More Volkswagen Scirocco pics

    We reported earlier about Auto Motor und Sport's revelation that the VW Scirocco would start at under $28,000. Since then the mag's artists have created additional renderings detailing what the revived Scirocco might look like. Auto Motor und Sport has often hit close to the mark when it comes to ...

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    Autobild has info on 2008 VW Golf Mk VI

    As we reported earlier, Volkswagen is rushing the sixth generation Golf (now the Rabbit again in U.S. and Canada) to market two years ahead of schedule because of the current fifth generation's poor performance in the marketplace. VW's main task for the 2008 Golf Mk VI is to build it cheaper, ...

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    Rabbit, Run: It keeps going... and going...

    Given Volkswagen's recent announcement that it is pulling a Rabbit out of a hat Golf, and that Easter has just fallen off the calendar, we thought we'd remind readers that they can still purchase something very close to VeeDub's original bad bunny. That is, provided you call South Africa ...

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    Volkswagen launches new Polo GTI

    VW continues its new model push with a performance version of its Polo. The company borrowed heavily from the Golf GTI to come up with its new Polo supermini, which hits selected markets this spring, after having debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in late 2005.A significant step up from the last Polo ...


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