It is beyond ridiculous that this is a real story and not a satire. Volkswagen, which was famously in big trouble for rigging its diesel vehicles to pass emissions tests, is now in trouble over its diesels once again. This time, it’s because the automaker tested the danger of diesel fumes on monkeys.
Today’s new vehicles have impressive arrays of features and technology, and in many ways, the cars we drove as recently as the 1990s seem a world away from them. So if you were taking the wheel for the first time back then, then these details will probably ring some bells.
The Volkswagen Microbus is forever linked with 1960’s beach culture and now it’s making a comeback with a modern update. We said it would never happen, but the Microbus is getting a re-launch as an all-electric based on the I.D. Buzz concept. It is slated to debut for the 2022 model year.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is all-new, joining the new full-size Atlas in Volkswagen’s bid to grab the eye of the SUV-hungry public. Sedan sales are steadily sliding and automakers need to have crossovers and SUVs aplenty to ensure buyers still walk into showrooms. The all-new Tiguan has a larger interior, a more modern design, and […]
The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most recognizable cars on the road. Even kids know one when they see one thanks to that beach-ball shape and the Punch Buggy game that lets you get away with smacking your brother in the arm. It’s a fun car to see on the highway and it’s a […]
Legions of Volkswagen owners had a choice to make when the company’s emissions cheats were uncovered. They could sell their cars back to the company or they could choose to have them repaired. That took care of the cars people had already purchased, but unsold cars were resigned to sitting on dealers lots. Now those […]
The big auto shows are an opportunity for automakers to show off their latest offerings. They’re where we get debuts of new models and sneak peeks at concept cars that show the future of automotive design and technology. Volkswagen took this year’s Geneva Motor Show as an opportunity to showcase the Sedric. It’s a fully […]
Station wagons were once the go-to choice for families, but they were usurped by minivans. Crossovers and SUVs came along to kick minivans to the curb and even sedans have suffered in the face of larger more versatile vehicles. Still, minivans remain popular with families and station wagons, though far different than how they looked […]
It’s hard to think of a time when the Volkswagen Beetle didn’t exist, but prior to 1949, nobody had ever seen one here. And if Doyle Dane Bernbach hadn’t gotten involved in 1960, it might have been one of hundreds of odd, European imports following World War II, rather than the runaway sales success it […]