Volkswagen is busily developing a new Phaeton, but the flagship has reportedly been delayed. The company is trying to boost its operating profits so it's redesigning certain parts of the Phaeton in order to make it more affordable to build.
Avoiding disaster before it happens appears to be the name of the game for Volkswagen and Mazda, who have recalled a combined total of some 613,000 vehicles, citing issues with steering loss and faulty airbags as the culprits.
The tragic explosion in Tianjin, China has caused untold amounts of devastation and anguish, and the car industry is not immune. Approximately 8,000 new vehicles were destroyed after the blast enveloped a car lot, with even more suffering irreparable damage.
Volkswagen will reportedly launch several new Tiguan variants, including a 300 horsepower Tiguan Coupe R. The Coupe R will borrow the Golf R's powertrain and all-wheel drive system to challenge the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG.
Car companies aren’t known for moving quickly, but VW’s Electronics Research Laboratory in Belmont, California is working to make sure the next generation of in-car tech lives up to Silicon Valley standards.
Volkswagen has revealed that the next-generation Golf GTI will feature new variants with tiered performance. The 420 HP Golf R400 will still be the range-topping Golf, but a new Clubsport will slot just below it.
Volkswagen has announced its support of the V-Charge project, an EU research endeavor to develop self-parking, self-charging vehicles. The V-Charge system works with a smartphone app that can park a vehicle and later recall it back to the driver.
A 21-year-old car factory worker in Baunatal, Germany, was fatally injured by an assembly line robot on Tuesday. He was installing the machine, whereupon the robot grabbed him and forced him against a metal plate.
Volkswagen recently completed a two-year test of renewable diesel fuels in production cars on real-world roads. Engineers say the fuels performed the same as crude-based diesel, but with lower emissions.
Volkswagen's next generation Phaeton full-size sedan will reportedly have a plug-in hybrid version. Advanced technology, a luxurious cabin, an a bargain price tag will be the standout features of the 2017 model.