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2020 VW Passat Gets New Look on Old Platform

American automakers are pruning sedans from their lineups as fast as possible, but Volkswagen has decided sedans are still worth the investment. The 2020 Passat will have an all-new look atop its old platform and the above drawing is our first semi-official look.  The current Passat platform dates all the way back to 2011, so suffice to say we're not…

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Electric Audi Hatchback Coming

Like all Volkswagen Group brands, Audi has some lofty electrification plans. Audi's electric plans have been a little more mysterious than VW's, but reportedly Audi is working on a new electric hatchback based on the upcoming VW I.D. hatchback.  According to Auto Express Audi will reveal a concept version of the upcoming hatchback within the next couple of months. The reveal will…

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Report: Volkswagen Planning Sub-$23,000 Electric Car

Volkswagen Group is reportedly planning to produce an electric vehicle that costs less than 20,000 euros. At current conversion rates, that would mean an electric vehicle that costs just under $23,000.  Known internally as the "MEB entry," the car is projected to have a sales volume of about 200,000 copies per year. Reuters reports the car is part of a…

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Volkswagen May Share Electric Vehicle Platform With Ford

Both Volkswagen and Ford Motor Company have confirmed the two are in alliance talks. Those talks may even include the potential sharing of Volkswagen's new electric vehicle platform with Ford, though the automaker's CEO says a decision hasn't been made.  Automotive News reports Volkswagen CFO Frank Witter was asked in a recent earnings call if the company was considering sharing its MEB…

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Audi Claims it Already Has 10,000 Orders For e-Tron

Audi just revealed its first-ever battery-electric SUV last week, the e-Tron. Despite the recent reveal, the brand claims it has already received 10,000 pre-orders for the new SUV.  The order count claim is coming from Lahouari Bennaoum, Director of Finance for Audi. In a recent interview with French publication Automobile Propre the executive asserted there was already 10,000 pre-orders.  Audi has been accepting…

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Porsche Officially Ditching Diesel

Porsche has announced it will ditch diesel powertrains going forward. The move comes as little surprise as parent company Volkswagen Group attempts to distance itself from its 2015 diesel emissions scandal, which included Porsche products.  The German government still has an ongoing probe into Volkswagen diesel engines, which cause Porsche to suspend sales of diesel vehicles in Europe back in…

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Audi Reveals Electric E-tron Crossover

Audi has officially taken the wraps off its first-ever electric crossover, the 2019 E-tron. Designed from the ground up to be a battery-electric vehicle, the E-tron boasts two electric motors and tons of new features with a base price of $75,795 when it goes on sale next year. Powering the E-tron is a pair of cooled asynchronous motors attached to…

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Volkswagen to Launch Car-Sharing Service Next Year

Volkswagen plans to offer a car-sharing service using its upcoming electric vehicles. The service is expected to launch next year in certain German cities and ultimately expand to other countries.  Automotive News reports the new service will spawn out of VW's Moia division, which the company launched in 2016 as its new mobility division. Moia has been tasked with developing…

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Audi Q8 Sets Sights on Range Rover Sport

After much lead-up in recent years, Audi has finally taken the wraps off its new Q8 SUV. Denoted as the company's flagship SUV product, the Q8 is the largest, most-luxurious Audi ute to date and it has the Range Rover Sport as a target.  When it comes to the stylish, coupe-like SUV trend Audi has been behind the eight-ball. The…

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