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Report
VW drops VR6 from Passat, only two trim levels available

There will only be the Wolfsburg Edition and SE-R for 2019

There will only be a Wolfsburg Edition and a SE-R for 2019.

Report
VW Passat redesign is coming for 2019, alongside a new SUV

Part of Volkswagen's two-new-models-a-year product plan.

It needs to separate itself further from the Jetta.

Detroit
2018 Volkswagen Passat GT will show off a sportier look in Detroit

GTI looks, with venerable VR6 power.

The Passat GT is aimed squarely at the U.S. of A. with about 20 updates, mostly cosmetic.

Podcast
Autoblog Podcast #523 | BMWs, Trackhawk and Mazda's new engine technology

We also discuss a big Ram 2500 and find a way to spend your money.

Mazda has some cool stuff coming.

Report
Spy Shots
Is this the next VW Jetta?

Spy shots seem to show an extended wheelbase and possible fastback design.

If so, it's a big Jetta.

Geneva
Podcast
We recap the 2017 Detroit Auto Show | Autoblog Podcast #499

On this episode, we cover the highlights from Detroit, discuss what we're driving, and spend your money.

Los Angeles
Official
Dirty diesel owners can now get buyback money from VW, Audi

Judge approves $14.7-billion settlement in TDI cheating case.

One step at a time.

Recalls
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.

Report
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.

Recalls
Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announce Takata recalls

Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announced details of their Takata inflator recalls, and the campaigns affect nearly 1.7 million vehicles in the US.

Opinion
It's time for VW to double down on enthusiast cars

The converts brought in under the clean diesel notion may be lost on VW for a while, but the company still has loyalists committed to its other products.

Recalls
VW recalls 92k models from 2015-2016 for camshaft failure

VW is recalling 92k models from 2015 and 2016 in the US because a camshaft lobe can fail and cause the power brakes to stop working. This recall includes the Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Beetle.

Criminal complaints against VW in Switzerland; recalls expected in India

VW may recall 100,000 diesel vehicles in India. In Switzerland, there have been 600 criminal complaints against the whole illegal software issue.

Video
Autonomous VW makes 1,500-mile trek through Mexico

A team from the University of Nevada managed a record-setting 1,500-mile journey in an autonomous 2010 VW Passat wagon across Mexico.

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