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Volkswagen promises more aggressive design for sedans, crossovers

Volkswagen says it is planning more aggressive, market-specific designs for the US, since the conservative look that has made the brand a huge seller in Europe and China hasn't had the same results here.

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Autoblog Podcast #303

Jaguar sedan and SUV, Volkswagen design, 2014 BMW M3, Scion courts metal fans

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A look inside the Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Laboratory

Manufacturers realized long ago that the most effective way to leverage niche talent was to embed a team in the heart of the segment. From surfboard makers to chocolatiers, firms relocated offices to seek specific talents and a better local feel.

The award-winning Fortis Spaceleader Chronograph by Volkswagen Design

Fortis Spaceleader Chronograph by Volkswagen Design – Click above for high-res image

VW design chief wants a return to 'basics'

If you look back over the years, Volkswagens have been steadily marching toward the gaudy. We're not talking Sagrada Familia amazingness, but chromey, buck-toothed, overwrought fussiness. Walter Da'Silva is out to change all that by realigning Volkswagen design with its past. That doesn't mean that every VeeDub becomes a Dan Roth

VW says nein to boring design

While Volkswagen's Tiguan is more radical-looking than most small SUVs out there, the rest of VW's lineup might best be described as German. Not necessarily ugly, mind you, just not envelope-puching, cutting edge stuff.