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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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    Geneva: Volkswagen T-Roc Concept likely to spawn five-door production model
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    Let's get this out of the way right now: Volkswagen is going to build something like this T-Roc Concept. With its flexible new MQB architecture and a diverse family of suitable powertrains that include gas, diesel, compressed natural gas, plug-in hybrid and pure electric models, the idea of another Golf-sized crossover to slot in under the Tiguan is ...

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    Geneva: VW Passat to get deeper-than-normal refresh for 2016
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    After generations of Passat sedans designed more to European tastes and needs, Volkswagen finally let loose in 2011 with a larger and less costly model engineered specifically with the North American market's tastes in mind. The Chattanooga, TN-built four door launched well on the strength of a couple of awards and serendipitous supply problems for VW's ...

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    Official: Volkswagen T-Roc Concept unveiled with an eye toward production
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    After being uncharacteristically flat-footed in reacting to the auto industry's seemingly unquenchable demand for new crossovers, the Volkswagen brand is investigating a raft of new softroader models to build out its portfolio. At present, VW only offers its premium-minded Touareg and aging Tiguan, but more product is in the pipeline: the long-expected ...

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    Report: VW budget sub-brand stuck in limbo over VW standards, costs
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    Reports in October 2012 claimed Volkswagen had begun investigating the creation of its own budget brand. This came after having failed to purchase Malaysian car company Proton or produce a meaningful partnership with Suzuki, and after watching Renault-Nissan make piles of euro on Dacia and plot the return of Datsun. For VW, more important than the ...

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    Official: VW bringing high-riding T-Roc concept to Geneva
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    Volkswagen is no stranger to building crossover concepts. In just the past few years it has debuted the three-row CrossBlue, midsize Cross Coupe and tiny Taigun, and it has yet one will bow at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show: the sporty, compact T-Roc concept. The little CUV rides on the company's flexible MQB architecture, just like the Cross Coupe concept, ...

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    Official: VW goes Polo crazy with new CrossPolo, BlueGT and BlueMotion models
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    Volkswagen will introduce a hefty expansion to its Polo range at next week's Geneva Motor Show, including the Polo BlueMotion, Blue GT and CrossPolo. We've got the details on each of those models ahead of next week's debut. For those not in the know, the Polo is VW's sub-Golf offering and a well-regarded small car in European markets, thanks to its ...

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    Report: VW labor leaders hoping to save works council in TN
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    The fight for the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant to create a works council is far from over, despite employees rejecting a bid to join the United Auto Workers on February 15. While the UAW is appealing the vote, labor leaders at VW's Tennessee factory are working on alternatives to create a council without UAW members, and some of the opposition to ...

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    Report: VW makes $9.2B offer for rest of truckmaker Scania
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    Volkswagen owns or has controlling interests in three commercial truck operations: besides its own, VW began buying shares in Sweden's Scania in 2000 and now controls 89.2 percent of its shares and 62.6 percent of its capital, then bought into Germany's Man in 2006 - in order to prevent Man from trying to take over Scania - and now owns 75 percent of it. ...

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    Followup: UAW appealing VW Tennessee plant loss, argues interference
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    All of you who are surprised that the United Auto Workers union is appealing the results of the "No" vote at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, raise your hands. No one? Good. Reuters reports that after the workers at the Chattanooga factory declined union representation, the UAW has filed an appeal with the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), ...

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    Report: After UAW's VW defeat, anti-union forces looking to gain momentum
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    "Not only can you [defeat unions], but if you don't you're a weenie" - Grover Norquist Emboldened by the defeat of the United Auto Worker's attempt to organize a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN last week, right-wing, anti-union forces are set to go on the offensive to prevent unionization attempts at auto factories in the southern United ...

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    Official: VW Golf GTE plugs in the GTI for guilt-free fun
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    It used to be that if you wanted a Golf-based hot hatch, you only had to know three letters: GTI. But these days, Volkswagen seems intent on offering a much broader array. There's the Golf R, the GTD and now this, the GTE. Set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show (now less than two weeks away), the new Golf GTE joins as the fifth type of propulsion to ...

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    Report: Labor boss threatens to halt VW investments in South if plant isn't unionized
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    You didn't think that you'd heard the last of union talk at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, TN, just because workers voted not to join the United Auto Workers, did you? Of course not. And this latest tidbit is sure to raise more than a few eyebrows, as it came straight from Bernd Osterloh, head of VW's works council in Germany. I can imagine fairly ...

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    Official: VW updates Scirocco with revised styling, new engines
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    The Scirocco is undoubtedly one of the better-looking models in the Volkswagen lineup, but introduced back in 2008, it's now been on the market – some markets, anyway – for the better part of six years. VW is said to have an all-new replacement in the works, but before that arrives, the German automaker has announced a facelifted version with ...

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    Breaking: VW workers reject UAW representation in Chattanooga
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    For its part, the UAW is blaming "outside interference" for its defeat. In what is being characterized as a major blow to the United Auto Workers, workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, TN have voted to reject union representation. The voting results – 712 opposed and 626 in favor – were released late Friday evening after a ...

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    Yes, a family of 5 can live in a 1981 VW Westfalia van
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    Automakers and marketers trying to reach environmentally conscious consumers who desire the simple life basically have two strategies: promote electric vehicles that can be charged through green energy or sell a 30-year-old Volkswagen van on Craigslist. Nicolas Boullosa and Kirsten Dirksen opted for Plan B and turned a 1981 Volkswagen Westfalia camper ...

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    Report: Senator says VW will give CUV to Tennessee plant if they reject UAW
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    Corker has been "assured" a new CUV will come to the plant if it votes against the UAW The ongoing drama that is the possible unionization of the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga has just had an enormous twist - Republican Senator Bob Corker said yesterday during the first of a three-day, secret-ballot vote at the factory, that he has been "assured" ...

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    Report: TN politicians may push to end VW incentives if plant goes union
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    Volkswagen's Chattanooga Assembly Plant is scheduled to vote on whether to unionize in the coming days, but Tennessee state lawmakers are threatening to deny future tax subsidies to the factory, if the vote is successful. The factory is currently the only Volkswagen plant worldwide that is not unionized. The states's Republican lawmakers have been ...

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    Chicago: Volkswagen GRC Beetle is Herbie's angry progeny
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    Volkswagen and Andretti Rallycross unveiled the new GRC Beetle on the floor of McCormick Place, marking the German brand's first entry into the world of global rallycross following a championship season in the World Rally Championship with its Polo R WRC. The GRC Beetle, as we told you about yesterday, is motivated by a 560-plus-horsepower engine. ...

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    Chicago: 2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport does its best GTI impression
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    In the past, buyers that desired a sporty Volkswagen were rather limited in terms of choice. You could have a GTI, a Jetta GLI or a Golf R. If you wanted to move beyond the compact segment, you were stuck looking elsewhere. For 2014, though, VW decided to try and sportify it's big Passat sedan. With a 170-horsepower, 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, ...

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    Exclusive: VW Jetta refresh coming later this year, SportWagen to become Golf model
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    Volkswagen is finally set to launch its seventh-generation Golf family in the States this year, but the German automaker's stalwart Jetta sedan will be getting some love, as well. For the 2014 model year, Volkswagen launched a new 1.8-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine in its Jetta (and Passat). But here at the Chicago Auto Show, Vinay ...

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