4,047 Articles
Official

Your car can be its own valet

Last year, we brought you news of an automated valet parking system that would allow visitors to the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart to have their cars drop them off and then go park itself autonomously. Now, one of Daimler's German rivals plans to offer similar capabilities. Volkswagen Group, which includes Porsche and Audi, is currently testing autonomous parking at the Hamburg Airport, with plans to put the technology into consumer vehicles beginning in 2020.

Car Buying

Rust protection is occupant protection

These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund gathered examples of two relatively popular, but by now rusty cars, and then performed crash tests with them at the Thatcham Research facility in Britain. The results are sobering. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width:

Herbert Diess named CEO in company restructuring

First Drive

Don't confuse it for a Golf with a trunk

The 2019 Jetta is a car Volkswagen really needs to get right. Last year, it was VW's best-selling model in America by a wide margin. And although the new Tiguan and Atlas have been propelled ahead so far this year by America's crossover obsession, the Jetta is still VW's best-selling car, beating the Passat and the Golf. Put simply, the new Jetta has got to be good.

Podcast

We've also got a new Ford Mustang GT in the office

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editors Reese Counts and Joel Stocksdale. We discuss the redesigned 2019 Chevy Camaro and the new turbocharged four-cylinder 1LE. We talk about the manual Mustang GT in the office and the all-new 2019 Ford Focus. Plus we'll spend a reader's money and talk about what the new Jetta is like.

Featured

Here's a rundown of the key players and issues Volkswagen faces

Volkswagen directors will meet on Thursday to discuss a far-reaching shake-up of its structure and leadership, in a test of unity for the car and truck maker's often divided management, labor chiefs and other stakeholders.

Official

They'll pursue lower emissions and more automation

Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Ltd and Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH said on Thursday they have agreed to form a strategic tie-up to better compete in the commercial vehicle industry, which is undergoing transformation due to the need for lower-emission vehicles and automated driving capabilities.

Official

Head of HR is being ousted, too

Volkswagen will give labor leaders a management board seat as part of a broad agreement to win approval for Herbert Diess as the German carmaker's new chief executive, sources said on Wednesday.

Report

The higher-performance compact sedan will arrive within a year

When the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was revealed (pictured above), we were a bit disconcerted by some of the changes. It seemed to be softer, and was reverting back to a more primitive torsion-beam rear axle. And those changes also had us a bit concerned about the upcoming VW Jetta GLI. But it seems we shouldn't be too worried, since it will instead get some major improvements.

Report

Stock rises on the news Matthias Mueller could be reassigned or out

BERLIN/HAMBURG — Volkswagen is seeking to replace Chief Executive Matthias Mueller with the head of its core VW brand, Herbert Diess, as part of a broader overhaul of its management structure to boost efficiency, two people familiar with the matter said. VW, still struggling to put its 2015 diesel emissions scandal behind it, said earlier on Tuesday it could replace Mueller as part of a management revamp. The shares jumped on the news and were up 4 percent at over 170 euros. It is unclea

Opinion

News, opinions and notes from the New York Auto Show

Volkswagen is taking a hard look at a pickup truck, the Lincoln Aviator is back, and you love old Subarus (we'll explain). The New York Auto Show returned last week with flair and a wide range of promising reveals. Let's break down some of the big news, plus a few things you might have missed.

Report

Aerial photos show thousands of Dieselgate cars sitting in lots

Volkswagen has taken parking lots to a whole new level in the United States and will not be emptying them soon. Volkswagen AG has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back about 350,000 U.S. diesel vehicles through mid-February, a recent court filing shows. The German automaker has been storing hundreds of thousands of vehicles around the United States for months.

New York

As a car-based truck, it could face some challenges

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the New York Auto Show was the Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak pickup truck. And one of the things that make the Tanoak so intriguing is how it seems pretty feasible to bring to market. It's based on the Atlas, which already has powertrains certified for emissions in America, and at least the front half wouldn't likely need much, if any work to make sure it passes U.S. safety standards. And like the Atlas, it uses the MQB modular platform found in everything from the afor

Official

Sales incentives added to keep diesel demand, value from collapsing

Volkswagen will buy back new diesel cars if German cities ban them, it said on Thursday, seeking to reassure potential buyers and stem a plunge in sales of diesel vehicles.

Exclusive

VW doubles down on Detroit, happy to fill the space left by the others

Despite plans from fellow German carmakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz to pull out of the Detroit Auto Show in 2019, Volkswagen says it's sticking with the Motor City next year.

New York

It's German for Ridgeline

The rumor was true. Volkswagen did indeed create a pickup truck based on the Atlas for this year's New York Auto Show. In keeping with Volkswagen tradition, it even has a name that looks weird and isn't straightforward to say "Tanoak." We'd say that's weirder than Tiguan, but not quite to Touareg levels.