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Volkswagen prepares Final Edition Beetle for send-off

Final Edition Beetles to be available in coupe and convertible bodystyles

Final Edition models come in two unique colours — Safari Uni (beige) and Stonewashed Blue — as well as Pure White, Deep Black Pearl and Platinum Grey. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Sep 14, 2018, 10:30 PM

Beetles head home for birthday celebration

Beetle Sunshine Tour heads to Wolfsburg for New Beetle's 20th anniversary Read More

Car Nuts Classic Cars Sep 2, 2018, 10:30 PM

Volkswagen makes design virtuallty easier

All work now handled digitally to the benefit of Volkswagen’s workforce Read More

Auto Technology Future Cars Aug 13, 2018, 2:30 AM

Over 340,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in July

Ram pickups accounted for bulk of the total to address tailgate unlatching Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Aug 4, 2018, 10:30 PM


VIDEO: VW I.D. R Pikes Peak record run from bottom to top

Electric race car broke the overall course record by nearly 17 seconds Read More

Motor Sports Green Cars Jul 7, 2018, 2:30 AM

About 145,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in June

Kia, VW and supercar makers among the affected, while Takata impacts more

Issues over the month include damaged airbag circuits, sliding doors that don't stop for obstacles, and seatbelt buckles that don't restraint properly. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Jul 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

2018 EcoRun surpasses all expectations

AJAC EcoRun continues to be showcase for fuel-efficient vehicles, driving

The 19 journalist drivers were required to maintain the posted speed-limits but were encouraged to be as efficient as possible with the “go pedal.” Read More

Volkswagen electric racer sets record on Pikes Peak

Electric racecar sets record for EVs, beats overall best by 16 seconds.

VW’s 670 hp I.D. R Pikes Peak electric racecar piloted by sports car champion Romain Dumas completed the 20-km, 156-turn Pikes Peak hill-climb in 7:57.148. Read More

Motor Sports Green Cars Jun 25, 2018, 1:45 AM


VW tests out new Jetta GLI engine at Bonneville

Modified Jetta to attempt to break class-record 335.503 km/h on Salt Flats

Volkswagen is confident the EA888 2.0-litre direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder engine can power the car to a record speed in excess of 335 km/h. Read More

Motor Sports Car Nuts Jun 22, 2018, 10:30 PM

Audi, Hyundai to partner on fuel-cell development

Two will share existing and future patents on FCEV components, technologies

The agreement includes access to fuel cell components, including the knowledge acquired by Hyundai in developing its Tucson Fuel Cell and the new Nexo. Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Jun 21, 2018, 2:30 AM

10 good and 10 not so good brands in Initial Quality

J.D. Power polled 75,000 new buyers during their vehicle’s first 90 days

New vehicle quality has improved for the fourth consecutive year, and it’s at its best level ever according to the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Awards Jun 20, 2018, 8:00 AM

Nearly 570,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in May

490,000 Fiat Chrysler vehicles recalled for cruise control problem

568,936 vehicles were recalled in 14 actions for 30 models from 12 brands, ranging from loss of power steering to airbags and pretentioners not deploying. Read More

Car Safety Car Care Jun 4, 2018, 2:30 AM


Volkswagen looks to electrify transport trucks

German government to subsidize project to use power lines by heavy trucks

Heavy-goods vehicle (HGV) test is conducted by VW (which will supply trucks) and Siemens (which will supply the means to acquire electricity on the fly). Read More

Green Cars Commercial Vehicles May 30, 2018, 2:30 AM

Nine ragtops you can get for less than $12,000

What's happened with convertibles in Canada?

In the overall market, the convertible automobile is losing ground against the tsunami of sport utilities and crossovers being snapped up by consumers. Read More

Used Cars Auto Industry May 17, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen to debut new GTI flagship at Worthersee

Volkswagen GTI TCR is street legal version of TCR series racing Golf GTI

GTI TCR 2.0-turbo engine makes 285 hp, which is 65 more than the “ordinary” GTI’s and 84 fewer than racing car’s, plateauing between 5,000 and 6,800 rpm. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts May 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

Nearly 150,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in April

April recalls totalled 35, affecting 147,607 vehicles from 25 makes

Ford pickups, Audi sedans and crossovers, Smart cars, Land Rover Discoverys and VW Tiguans among largest recalls, combining for over 118,000 vehicles. Read More

Car Safety Car Care May 4, 2018, 2:30 AM


Volkswagen aims for the clouds with latest EV

I.D. R Pikes Peak will attempt hill-climb record for electric cars

The I.D. R Pikes Peak is a lightweight (less than 1,100 kg) fully-enclosed super sports car whose 2-motor powertrain makes 680 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Read More

Motor Sports Green Cars Apr 23, 2018, 2:30 AM

More than 158,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in March

Non-latching seats and loose steering wheels among the issues addressed

Total of 15 automotive recalls were issued in Canada over the month, involving 24 models from 16 marques, and affecting 158,301 vehicles in total. Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Apr 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen Tanoak may be putting down pickup roots

Full size four door pickup concept not yet planned for production

Named after a tree species from the US Pacific coast, the pickup concept is based on an extended wheelbase version of the recently introduced Atlas SUV. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Mar 28, 2018, 9:35 AM

VW to introduce its EV Vizzion in Geneva

Vizzion sedan will be fourth member of Volkswagen's I.D.line of EVs

Premium sedan will measure 5.11 metres long, use two electric motors (one on each axle) for a total of 225 kW, and get 665 km from its 111 kWh battery. Read More


Volkswagen sketches out a new Touareg

Third generation SUV bears close resemblance to VW T-Prime GTE Concept

Among the new SUV’s features are air suspension, roll stabilization, rear-wheel steering, and innovative infotainment system with full connectivity. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Feb 9, 2018, 10:30 PM

VW introduces bigger, better, less expensive Jetta

2019 Jetta has bold new face with LED lighting, and coupe like profile

Built on front engine, front drive platform, all-new Jetta is bigger all around, with the wheels pushed out to the corners, meaning more interior room. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Jan 15, 2018, 2:15 AM

More than 235,000 vehicles recalled in Canada

Hyundai Elantra tops numbers game with nearly 105,000 cars recalled

Most year-end recalls affected motorhomes and bikes, but 237,105 passenger vehicles were named in 23 recalls concerning 29 models from nine brands. Read More

Car Safety Jan 1, 2018, 9:10 PM

Volkswagen teases new generation Jetta

Teaser GIF at Volkswagen Canada consumer site shows various highlights

Sketch shows a much sleeker sedan with a blunt nose, a rear window that slopes off gradually, and a character line that runs through the door-handles. Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Dec 11, 2017, 9:10 PM


Volkswagen announces compact SUV as first next-gen EV

I.D. Crozz concept will inspire Tiguan-size SUV expected for 2022

Four-door SUV coupe shared stage with original I.D. concept concept and I.D. Buzz that points toward new MagicBus, which will follow the SUV to market. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Green Cars Nov 28, 2017, 10:45 PM

We drive the unobtainable 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc

The bad news is, we won’t get the new T-Roc in North America. Pity!

We won’t get VW’s new T-Roc here in North America but we will almost certainly get something very similar, probably as soon as 2019. Read More

New Cars Nov 23, 2017, 2:35 PM

Over 120,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in September

Total of 16 actions affect 25 models from 14 different brands

Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Ram and Volkswagen all have models affected. Read More

Car Safety Oct 3, 2017, 9:35 PM

VW offers Atlas test-booking through Amazon

Amazon Prime Now members will have access to limited 60-minute tests

Available over two successive weekends at the end of September VW Atlas Prime Now Test Drive Program requires customers be in Chicago or Los Angeles. Read More

Car Buying Sep 11, 2017, 10:30 PM


26 models recalled in Canada in August

Canadian recalls issued for 14 brands and a total of 44,165 vehicles

Issues include engines and transmissions, airbags and seatbelt systems, steering systems and chasses, labelling and owner's manuals, and fuel systems. Read More

Car Safety Sep 4, 2017, 9:30 PM

Control home functions from your Volkswagen

Company to offer SmartHome technology through infotainment touchscreen

Shown in an e-Golf, SmartHome lets users activate and deactivate security systems, turn exterior lights on/off, and turn on heating/air-conditioning. Read More

Auto Technology Sep 2, 2017, 9:40 PM

20 vehicles that show naming rhyme and reason

From people to word-blends, there is a strategy behind naming a vehicle

Car names are usually meant to convey some whimsical image in the buyer’s mind, but some are real or obscure references that play on a buyer’s thoughts. Read More

Auto Industry Aug 25, 2017, 9:45 AM

Volkswagen commits to making new Microbus

New minivan for 2022 will be electric and based on I.D. Buzz concept

Production model expected to stay fairly close to concept in dimensions, and feature variable seating, interactive connectivity and automated driving. Read More

New Cars Aug 20, 2017, 1:35 AM


Over 345,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in May

Various manufacturers issued recalls for 23 models over the month

Recalls from Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Ram and Volkswagen address issues from labels to fuel leaks. Read More

Car Safety Jun 2, 2017, 10:20 PM

VW boosts Tiguan engine to 2.0 litres

Modifications in components and software boost size and power outputs

2.0 TSI is expected to show improved fuel economy, while returning 20% improvement in torque (now up to 221 lb-ft), thanks to modified Miller cycle. Read More

New Cars May 23, 2017, 11:00 PM

New GTI has VW lineup on up!-swing

up! GTI Concept is similar to original GTI in size, power and looks

Attendees of annual Lake Wörthersee GTI gathering will be first to see new up! GTI Concept, a production version of which is due in early 2018. Read More

Future Cars May 19, 2017, 10:30 PM

VW goes to great lengths to keep Tiguan fresh

Debuting in Geneva, Tiguan Allspace bridges gap between Tiguan and Touareg

New compact SUV adds extra 109 mm to wheelbase (with resultant increase in overall length of 215 mm), using extra length for optional third row seats. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Mar 4, 2017, 9:30 PM


Audi airbag, coolant recalls affects 583,000 vehicles

Q5 SUV most affected, but also A4, A5, A6, A7, Q7 and a couple VWs

Vehicles with 2.0T engines may have water pump fails; sunroofs on Q5s may leak into side air-curtains; and, others may have faulty front restraints. Read More

Car Safety Jan 29, 2017, 9:30 PM

VW Group concepts look to the past and future

Detroit debuts for newest VW I.D. EV concept and full-sized Audi Q8

Volkswagen concept reportedly a multi-functional vehicle with obvious ties to the past; Audi SUV shows profile of original Quattro with 4-seat cabin. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Dec 22, 2016, 9:10 PM

VW stretches out Tiguan to add two seats

European Tiguan to carry Allspace name, not in North America or China

As the name indicates, the added length will translate into a larger cabin, with room for seven, thanks to a wheelbase lengthening of 11 cm (4.33 in.). Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Dec 16, 2016, 9:15 PM

Arteon the big draw at Geneva for Volkswagen

New sedan to slot in above Passat, showing off new face of Volkswagen

New sedan to be introduced at 2017 Geneva Auto Show, two years after VW introduced the Sport Coupe Concept GTE that is nearly identical to sketches. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Nov 28, 2016, 10:30 PM