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Porsche Taycan 4S Launches With (Relatively) More Affordable Price

Porsche dropped its first-ever battery-electric vehicle a few weeks ago by debuting the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S models, which in the grand scheme of the Taycan's lineup, will be the premium models. While the Taycan was very well-received, the Turbo's $150,000+ price tag raised a few eyebrows, but now enter the Taycan 4S.  Porsche has formally revealed the Taycan…

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Volkswagen Denies Report It May Spin Off Lamborghini

Volkswagen Group is denying reports it plans to sell or spin off Lamborghini into its own company. The denial comes after reports surfaced over the weekend suggesting the German automaker was making moves to craft Lamborghini into its own legal entity.  Bloomberg first broke the news over the weekend, reporting that VW was planning to either sell the Lamborghini brand or…

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Volkswagen Confirms ID 4 Electric SUV

Volkswagen just revealed the company's first battery-electric ID model this week with the ID 3 hatchback, but that isn't the only ID news this week. VW has also confirmed the next ID model will be the ID 4 SUV, which was teased during the ID 3's reveal.  The ID 4 will be the production version of the ID Crozz Concept,…

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Volkswagen Launches Electric Future With ID 3

Volkswagen has big plans for battery-electric vehicles. The company plans to build 10 million electric vehicles over the next 10 years and the first of this onslaught has been revealed: the ID 3 hatchback.  The ID 3 was revealed this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, confirming the production credentials of the first ID car; one that feels like we've…

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Volkswagen Debuts New Logo
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As promised, Volkswagen has revealed an all-new company logo. While the logo will launch a "New Volkswagen," it looks a lot like a throwback to a different era.  The overall iconic look of the VW logo remains intact with the new one, but this one is flat instead of the shaded, raised version VW has used in recent history. The…

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2020 Porsche Taycan Aims to Take on Tesla

It's been a long time coming, but Porsche has finally revealed its first battery-electric car, the 2020 Taycan. Not only is the Taycan the first fully-electric Porsche model, but it's also the first product EV ever to feature an 800-volt charging system.  If the Taycan looks familiar, that's because the production car is very closely related to the 2015 Mission…

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Audi Previews Radical Off-Road Concept

Audi has issued a teaser shot of a planned concept for this month's Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept is called the AI:Trail and is a radical off-roader that is powered by a battery-electric powertrain.  In a statement, Audi says the AI:Trail previews an "electrically driven off-roader of the future."  Audi provided no further details about the concept, other than confirming it…

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Volkswagen Compensating Owners for Overstated Fuel Economy

Volkswagen isn't new to falsifying tests from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), so perhaps it comes as little surprise that VW is again compensating owners for cheating. The German automaker must pay out $96.5 million.  According to the court settlement, about 2013-2017 1 million Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Volkswagen products featured software that caused their transmission to shift gears during the…

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'New Volkswagen' Will Bring Redesigned Logo

Volkswagen has been through a lot since its 2015 diesel scandal. Apparently the automaker feels it has been through so much that it's time to replace its iconic VW logo. Volkswagen has confirmed it will roll out an all-new brand logo at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.  According to Volkswagen, the new logo will be "bold and colorful" and be…

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