Volkswagen is the original brand within the Volkswagen Group that also contains Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Ducati and Scania. The brand traces its roots back to Ferdindand Porsche, founder of Porsche, who developed the original Volkswagen Beetle for the German government. The Beetle entered the US market in 1949 and today the Volkswagen brand produces a full line of vehicles including many diesel-powered models.


2016 Volkswagen Passat
2016 Volkswagen Passat
MSRP:
$22,440
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 38 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
MSRP:
$21,625
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 36 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Beetle
2016 Volkswagen Beetle
MSRP:
$19,795
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 34 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Golf R
2016 Volkswagen Golf R
MSRP:
$35,650
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 31 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
MSRP:
$24,995
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 34 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Touareg
2016 Volkswagen Touareg
MSRP:
$42,705
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
17 City / 23 HWY
EU may pressure Volkswagen to compensate dirty diesel owners

Germany says VW has to fix the cars but doesn't have to pay owners.

Some European regulators are unhappy that its diesel owners aren't getting paid by VW like the Americans are.
VW will continue to offer diesels where they make sense

Gone are the days of a diesel for every VW.

VW exec: "We have to accept that the high percentage of diesels that we had before will not come back again."
Lawsuit claims VW executives are to blame for emissions scandal

Things are getting worse for Volkswagen, and its current CEO.

New York and Massachusetts are suing VW for breaking the states' environmental laws.
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Top Gear drag races VW Golf R against McLaren 675LT and Porsche 911

Top Gear finds out how three very different performance cars finish in a drag race by challenging a VW Golf R, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, and McLaren 675LT.Top Gear finds out how three very different performance cars finish in a drag race by challenging a VW Golf R, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, and McLaren 675LT.
The Volkswagen GTI was our daily driver of choice
We discuss what we learned from a long-term test of a 2015 Volkswagen GTI. We're really going to miss this one.
Driving a Euro-spec VW Tiguan, and what it means for the US [w/video]
We spend some time with a Euro-spec Volkswagen Tiguan in northern Sweden and get a taste of what's in store for the US-spec car that launches next year.
2016 Volkswagen Passat First Drive
It's not an enthusiast machine anymore, but there's a lot to like about the Volkswagen Passat, especially with some thoughtful updates for model year 2016.
VW will compensate dealers for diesel scandal damage

That $15B bill is probably going to grow.

VW "used the word restitution for the dealers for the first time," said Steve Kalafer, a New Jersey-based VW dealer.
California slaps VW with $86 million civil fine for emissions cheating

Volkswagen will pay $86 million in civil penalties to the state of California for its cars that cheated emissions.
VW won't be fined by German government for diesel cheating

German Ministry of Transport just requires that VW return cars "to a legally compliant condition."

There's anger in Germany as the Ministry of Transport announced that Volkswagen will not face any fines over its diesel emissions cheating scandal.