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.


2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
MSRP:
$24,890
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
21 City / 26 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Golf
2016 Volkswagen Golf
MSRP:
$18,495
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 37 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Jetta
2016 Volkswagen Jetta
MSRP:
$17,680
Engine:
1.4L I-4
MPG:
28 City / 40 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Passat
2016 Volkswagen Passat
MSRP:
$22,440
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 38 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Touareg
2016 Volkswagen Touareg
MSRP:
$42,705
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
17 City / 23 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Beetle
2016 Volkswagen Beetle
MSRP:
$25,490
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 34 HWY
Volkswagen's new engine packs a variable geometry turbo

Automaker unveils the engine at the Vienna Motor Symposium.

Volkswagen's new EA211 TSI Evo uses the Miller cycle, variable turbine geometry, and cylinder deactivation to maximize efficiency and torque in a small package.
VW diesel cheat linked to 2006 PowerPoint presentation

Slides laying out the cheating scheme have reportedly been uncovered in the investigation into VW.
Volkswagen Golf R 400 has been cancelled

Blame Dieselgate, but look forward to a lighter Golf R in the future.

Without former research-and-design boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser to push it along to production, VW has decided to shelve the Golf R 400 and refocus on the Golf R.
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Top Gear drag races VW Golf R against McLaren 675LT and Porsche 911

Top Gear finds out how three very different performance cars finish in a drag race by challenging a VW Golf R, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, and McLaren 675LT.Top Gear finds out how three very different performance cars finish in a drag race by challenging a VW Golf R, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, and McLaren 675LT.
The Volkswagen GTI was our daily driver of choice
We discuss what we learned from a long-term test of a 2015 Volkswagen GTI. We're really going to miss this one.
Driving a Euro-spec VW Tiguan, and what it means for the US [w/video]
We spend some time with a Euro-spec Volkswagen Tiguan in northern Sweden and get a taste of what's in store for the US-spec car that launches next year.
2016 Volkswagen Passat First Drive
It's not an enthusiast machine anymore, but there's a lot to like about the Volkswagen Passat, especially with some thoughtful updates for model year 2016.
German carmakers recall 630,000 diesel vehicles in Europe

Recalls are coming and a government investigation is just beginning.
Volkswagen recalls Passat TDI for wire sealing problem

A improperly assembled seal for a sensor can lead to fires in the 2012-2014 Passat TDI, and VW is recalling them to fix the problem.
Fuel economy concern allegedly delays VW diesel fix in Europe

German media claims that VW's diesel fix is reducing fuel economy for the 2.0 TDI, and the problem is delaying the recall in Europe. VW says a change in testing is the reason for the postponement.