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.


2017 Volkswagen Passat
2017 Volkswagen Passat
MSRP:
$22,440
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 38 HWY
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
MSRP:
$24,995
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
20 City / 24 HWY
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
MSRP:
$24,995
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 34 HWY
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
MSRP:
$21,580
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 36 HWY
2017 Volkswagen Golf
2017 Volkswagen Golf
MSRP:
$19,895
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
N/A
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
MSRP:
$17,895
Engine:
1.4L I-4
MPG:
28 City / 40 HWY
What happens if VW can't fix its TDI diesel engines in America?

Historical precedent gives us the answer, and it may not be pretty.

If VW can't fix its diesels, they may go the way of the dodo and the '87-'90 Nissan Van.
VW agrees to settle with dealers over diesel scandal

Dealers will finally get compensated for the cars they weren't allowed to sell.
South Korea expands emissions investigation beyond VW

Mercedes-Benz, BMW may be among 23 the targets.

South Korean regulators will probe other diesel-vehicle importers for potential violations.
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VW wants you to pull over to do this workout routine on your next road trip

Only a German company would come up with such a specific and carefully planned way to stay alert on road trips.
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.
Germany approves software fix for another 450,000 VW diesels

Meanwhile, Volkswagen and CARB continue testing in the US.

Three-cylinder TDI engines were never sold in the United States.
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.