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Live, love, bug: VW factory-restored woman's 51-year-old daily-driver Beetle

Kathleen Brooks has put more than 350,000 miles on the 1967 model

Kathleen Brooks has put more than 350,000 miles on the 1967 model.

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Volkswagen recalling small number of 2012 Beetle models over tire issue

Volkswagen is recalling a few 2012 Beetles for wearing the wrong tires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the summer tires "fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards." The out-of-season shoes "may lead to the tires being over-loaded and/or under-inflated, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash," the NHTSA recall states.

Volkswagen to put on evangelical brand test-drive road show

We were recently invited to a one-on-one exchange of thoughts about where the Volkswagen brand is headed in North America. Our captive audience was VW North America CEO Jonathan Browning – former General Motors global sales boss – and VWNA's new product marketing and strategy vice pr

Five questions we're asking auto execs at the start of 2011. What are yours?

The Detroit Auto Show is coming up. After that, we go to the Chicago Auto Show. Then New York and maybe Geneva. We are going to hob-knob with most of the auto industry titans: CEOs, Design Chiefs, Product Development Bosses.

Volkswagen releases luxurious new Touareg Exclusive for German market

Volkswagen Touareg Exclusive – Click above for high-res image gallery

Officially Official: Volkswagen confirms new engine plant in Silao, Mexico

Volkswagen has officially announced plans to construct a new powerplant facility in Mexico. Designed to crank out a total of 330,000 engines a year, the Silao plant will cost the company $550 million to build and will bring around 700 jobs to the area. VW says that the new factory is key to its strategy for expansion, and it will help provide engine components for both the new Jetta, wh

Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn sticks around

The powers that be at Volkswagen have elected to keep Martin Winterkorn, the company's current CEO, on board for at least a few more years. Winterkorn has been instrumental in the German manufacturer's march toward global domination, and is looking to complete a merger with Porsche to become the world's number one automaker.

Musical chairs continues with execs at VW/Porsche

Volkswagen continues its executive shell game. The company has announced that Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert will take the reigns as its new chief product strategist. If you follow the comings and goings of auto execs, Wolpert's name likely sounds familiar. He's the hardy soul who brought the most successful model in Porsche's history to life: the C

VW tops in Corporate Trust Index only a few years after sex and bribery scandal?

No one could ever accuse the auto industry of having a sturdy long-term memory. According to Automotive News, Volkswagen Group has just been named the most trustworthy company in the German DAX stock index. Sure, Max, that adorable talking Beetle seems like a stand-up guy and all, but it wasn't so long ago that VW ran into some serious legal trouble over its business dealings. Most notably, in 2008, Klaus Volkert, the former head o

Reports: Phaeton coming back to the U.S... again *UPDATE

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton – Click above for high-res image gallery

VW shows off hotted-up 2011 Jetta at Waterfest

2011 Volkswagen Jetta wearing factory accessories

First Drive: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta gets with the (American) program

2011 Volkswagen Jetta – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Volkswagen Bluesport gets the green light

Volkswagen BlueSport Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Volkswagen Bluesport gets the green light

Volkswagen BlueSport Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Currency fluctuations put plans for U.S. Audi plant on hold

The global economy is currently doing its best impression of your uncle Larry's waterbed on a Friday night, and while that means you can get a swinging deal on a vacation to Greece right now, it also means the value of currencies around the planet are all over the map. Few manufacturers know that better than Audi. The company has just announced that it has suspended plans to build a U.S.-specific model here in the States. Originally, Audi had toy

Report: Infighting delays Volkswagen Bluesport, Audi R4

2009 VW BlueSport Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 caught playing on Alpen roads

VW Race Touareg 2 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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