VW GTIHello, long-term 2015 Volkswagen GTI

We've ordered up one of our favorite hot hatches for a year-long stay in the Autoblog Garage. Meet our 2015 Volkswagen GTI, in carbon steel gray, base S spec. In this introduction post, we detail why we've decided to go with the base car for a year of testing, and why we can't wait to spend 12 months with VW's turbocharged darling.

TakataTakata fined $14,000/day

Global automotive supplier Takata has not cooperated with an investigation into exploding airbags responsible for killing at least five motorists and injuring dozens more, federal authorities said Friday. As a result, the Auburn Hills, MI,-based company is being fined $14,000 per day, the Department of Transportation announced.

Chevy BoltSorry, are you saying "Bolt" or "Volt?"

Ever since it debuted at this year's Detroit Auto Show, we've kind of joked about the fact that Chevy Bolt sounds pretty similar to Chevy Volt. But as it turns out, that's been a very real concern. Chevrolet has already told us that the electric Bolt will go into production, but now, it appears the company is investigating using a different, less confusing name.

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