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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.

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    Second Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R [w/video]
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    Volkswagen hired a photographer to come shoot the handful of journalists that it brought to drive the 2015 Golf R at Buttonwillow Raceway north of Los Angeles. This fact, though unremarkable in and of itself, was something I hadn't noticed until I was well into my track time – probably ten laps deep on a day that would see me run twice that number. ...

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    Report: VW boss confirms Subaru-aping Golf Alltrack for US
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    Subaru needs to watch out, because the Japanese brand with a utilitarian image has a big bull's eye on its back. Not only is Acura considering going 100-percent all-wheel drive in a bid to mimic the successful automaker, Volkswagen has just confirmed that the Golf Alltrack is coming to the US as another competitor for Subaru's popular Outback ...

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    ETC: Car and Driver 10Best list cracked by Tesla Model S, BMW 3 Series left off
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    Car and Driver is keeping new blood pumping into its annual 10Best cars list with three new entries making it on for 2015 and a perennial favorite falling off. Among the biggest shocks this year is that the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series are no longer named, despite years of some portion of that lineup earning a mention. In another surprise, the Tesla Model S ...

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    Los Angeles: Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept still makes us swoon
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    We know, we know – this hot little guy isn't really new or anything. Volkswagen first rolled out the Golf R 400 concept in Beijing earlier this year, and since its debut, we've heard rumors that the German automaker might-perhaps-maybe-hopefully build the thing. Its showing here in Los Angeles simply marks the first time it's debuting in America, ...

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    Los Angeles: Volkswagen Golf R Variant ready to haul ass, stuff
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    Volkswagen seems to be playing a cruel trick on the American automotive public at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It's displaying its sexy Golf R Variant with no clear intention of actually selling the model here. The hot wagon launches in Europe in the spring, but the automaker makes absolutely no mention of the model's prospects in the US. Hopefully, its ...

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    Official: Volkswagen HyMotion says hi in the SportWagen and Passat in LA
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    Toyota is certainly grabbing attention with the pricing of its Mirai fuel-cell vehicle, but Volkswagen is proving it understands hydrogen too at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show with versions of the Golf SportWagen and Passat that showcase its HyMotion system. The German brand is already testing the technology with a fleet of vehicles in the US. What's ...

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    Official: 2015 VW Golf R priced from $36,595* [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: An earlier version of this story indicated that pre-orders were already open for this model, but Volkswagen points out that they will only begin at a later date still to be determined. The text below has been updated accordingly. How much would you be willing to spend on a Rabbit? You're about to find out, boys and girls, because on the occasion ...

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    Official: Volkswagen Golf R Variant is the hotter longroof we've been dreaming of
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    A couple of months ago, we brought you spy shots of a Volkswagen Golf R that had been stretched into a proper wagon shape. And now, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen has officially taken the wraps off what it calls the Golf R Variant – a proper longroof version of the oh-so-potent Golf R. That's right, Volkswagen has taken everything we ...

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    Report: Car companies may need to start curbing model proliferation
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    Looking at the current automotive landscape, especially from German makers, you quickly get the impression that less definitely isn't more. BMW alone offers its 3 Series platform in practically every segment possible, including the regular sedan and 4 Series Gran Coupe, which would seem to be direct competitors. Porsche might be the winner, though, with ...

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    VW bringing fuel cell concept to LA Auto Show
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    Amid the flurry of hydrogen announcements from Toyota and Honda last night, Volkwagen has something to add: a new hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle. This will be the first VW hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in many years – remember the Tiguan Hy-Motion back in 2008? – and it comes as a bit of a surprise. First written up by the German publication ...

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    Video: Was the VW Beetle the most important object of the 20th Century?
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    Few cars are as significant as the original Volkswagen Beetle. We aren't saying that because over 21 million were built, or because it was built continuously for 65 years. It's not even because it essentially did for Germany what the Ford Model T did for the United States, the Citroen 2CV did for France, the Mini did for Great Britain and the Fiat ...

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    Official: Volkswagen Golf named Motor Trend Car of the Year
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    The all-new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has captured Motor Trend's prestigious Car of the Year award. The Golf, along with its many variants, which include the diesel-powered TDI, GTI hot hatch and electric E-Golf, beat out a slew of competitors which included corporate cousin Audi and its new A3. Other finalist vehicles bested by the Golf ...

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    Opinion: This Or That: 1987 VW Vanagon Syncro vs. 1987 Land Rover Defender [w/poll]
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    As I scoured auction sites and classified ads for the perfect vehicle to take into battle with Autoblog Associate Editor Brandon Turkus, I knew I needed to find something unique. You see, I'm currently 0-2 at winning a round of This or That, in which two of our editors agree on a category, choose a side, and argue it out over a (mostly) friendly chain of ...

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    Rumormill: VW Golf R 400 headed for production
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    At the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year, Volkswagen showcased a concept hatchback called the Golf R 400. It was essentially the Golf R we already know and love, but with an even more powerful engine to make it the most potent take on the Golf since the GTI 650 concept of 2007. Only unlike that bonkers, W12-powered prototype, which was never intended ...

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    Official: Volkswagen announces new 268-hp TDI diesel, 10-speed DSG
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    We won't even ask how much torque it'll produce, but we could easily see the number cresting 450 lb-ft. From dual-clutch transmissions to W-shaped engine blocks, the Volkswagen Group has certainly contributed more than its fair share of powertrain innovations to the automotive world. The German industrial giant isn't about to quit while it's ahead ...

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    Report: VW Chattanooga plant very close to UAW representation
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    After months of fighting from both sides, it looks like the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, might unionize under the United Auto Workers after all. According to a letter acquired by The Associated Press, VW and the UAW reportedly struck a deal last spring where the union agreed to stop its challenge of the organization vote with the National Labor ...

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    Report: Krafcik says VW merging with Fiat Chrysler would be a 'brilliant' idea
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    "For sure, these two companies have a natural attraction to each other." –John Krafcik Honestly, this is really hard to even imagine, but what if the Volkswagen Group merged with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles? Aside from being easily the largest automaker on the planet, it'd bring the following makes under one roof: Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, ...

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    Auction for first US VW e-Golf raises $41,400 for Global Green charity
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    Would having Jay Leno on hand have changed the outcome? That's what executives at Volkswagen might be asking after the German automaker auctioned off the company's first electric car in the US for around $6,000 over MSRP. VW auctioned off the first Volkswagen e-Golf in the US to raise money for the environmental non-profit Global Green USA. Bruce Oberg, ...

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    SEMA: Tanner Foust Racing ENEOS RWB Beetle is more pumpkin than Porsche
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    "Many Porsche owners like the Beetle. The Beetle is a very good car and it looks like a Porsche a little bit," according to Akira Nakai, the man at the helm of Japanese tuning house RAUH-Welt Begriff. "It is similar, but a Beetle is not a Porsche, so we made a completely new design for this Beetle." We like the VW Beetle for what it is, and these days ...

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    Video: Motorweek goes retro with '80s hot hatch shootout
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    Motorweek's decades of history on television make it the perfect medium to look back into the automotive past and see how things are different now. It recently added old road test videos to its YouTube channel of the Acura NSX and Toyota Supra, as well as the Ferrari F40. For one of its newest flashback clips, Motorweek has exhumed an affordable five-car ...

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