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Coronavirus prompts VW to stop production throughout Europe

Slowing sales, supply chains are factors; Chattanooga plant will stay open

Volkswagen Group, the world's biggest carmaker, is suspending production at factories across Europe as the coronavirus pandemic hits sales and disrupts supply chains, the company said on Tuesday. The German carmaker, which owns the Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat and Skoda brands, also said that uncertainty about the fallout from coronavirus meant it was impossible to give forecasts for its performance this year. "Given the present significant deterioration in the sa

Cupra unveils Formentor crossover as brand’s first bespoke model

It'll be available in two powertrain options, including a plug-in hybrid

Volkswagen profit jumps as it warns of a cooling auto market

It forecasts sales will now be 'on a level' with last year's record of 10.8 million vehicles

Volkswagen says its profits jumped 44% in the third quarter thanks to a more profitable mix of vehicles in its lineup but warned that global car markets are slowing more than expected and lowered its forecast for annual sales. The sales margin of 7.8% exceeded the goal of 6.5-7.5% as vehicles bringing higher profits took a larger share of sales.

Seat shows VW MEB-based El-Born EV in Geneva

The El-Born will reach production next year

Seat, the Spanish carmaker, has released images of its own take on the MEB underpinnings.

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Come see all the cool cars in Geneva that we don't get in America

French hot hatches, sporty city cars and wagons

Yes, there are manual diesel-powered wagons.

Volkswagen completes design work on new EV platform

MEB design will help VW debut first purpose-built EV by 2020.

Europe's largest automaker looks to new design to spur development of as many as 30 new plug-in models within the next decade.

Best of Autoblog 2016: Cosmo designed a car for just us girls and it sucks

Beware women drivers, they do their research.

Cosmopolitan is receiving flack after the magazine unveiled its own version of the Seat Mii gear towards women.

The Volkswagen Group switches official language to English

Help wanted.

VW hopes the switch to English will make it easier to hire away top talent from other countries.

Cosmo designed a car for just us girls and it sucks

Beware women drivers, they do their research.

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 adding particulate filters to gas engines

The filters should cut soot emissions by 90 percent.

Volkswagen is setting off on an offensive to scrub the emissions on its gas-powered models with a piece of diesel tech.

Seat Ateca reminds us VW saves its best designs for Europe

Seat and Skoda make better looking Volkswagens, and the new Ateca CUV is further proof of that. The sub-compact CUV is roughly the size of an Audi Q3.

Watch Evo pick its 2015 Car of the Year in this epic video

Evo's 2015 Car of the Year test unleashes 11 of the world's greatest performance cars on the picturesque roads of Scotland to find the absolute best.

VW admits 430,000 2016 models have implausible CO2 ratings

Volkswagen admits that over 430,000 of its vehicles in Europe with inaccurate CO2 emissions ratings come from the 2016 model year.

Chief designer Walter de Silva out at Volkswagen

Volkswagen Group design chief Walter de Silva will retire from the company at the end of November after leading styling there since 2007.

Volkswagen finds CO2 'irregularities' for 800k vehicles

Volkswagen has discovered irregularities in reported CO2 levels for some models, and the issue could cost $2.2 billion to fix.

FCA to pay buyers $1,700 to swap out of scandal-mired VWs

In Italy, FCA and Ford are giving cash to VW owners looking to trade their cars in the wake of the diesel emissions fiasco.

Seat Leon Cross Sport is a hot hatch in crossover clothing

The Seat Leon Cross Sport may not show it on the outside, but the concept is more hot hatch than staid CUV. Under the hood is a 296-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and all-wheel drive.

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