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2019 VW Jetta is a Familiar Improvement

While the last generation Jetta was suppose to start Volkswagen's takeover plan of the North American market, it, along with Passat, did not live up to that plan. The Jetta was simply boring and VW clearly had cut corners. VW does not look to be playing around this time, however.  The 2019 Jetta looks better is about every way. Gone…

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Audi Ditching Repetitive Design Themes

Audi says it is abandoning its 'Russian Doll' exterior design philosophy. The strategy of having all models look similar to one another had a purpose to the company, but the need for synchronous designs across the product lineup is no longer there.  Not unlike other global brands, including other German car brands, Audi has historically given all of their vehicles the…

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U.S. Bound Volkswagen Arteon will Debut in February

Sedan sales may be sluggish, but that isn't stopping Volkswagen from rolling out its Arteon sedan in the U.S. The stylish new sedan that is already on sale in Europe will allegedly be revealed for the U.S. market in February at the Chicago Auto Show.  The 2019 Arteon is based on Volkswagen's flexible, new architecture that also underpins recent models…

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Volkswagen Considering 400 HP Arteon R

Right now the Volkswagen Arteon tops out with a four-cylinder engine. Although not much of a unusual occurrence in today's fuel economy-driven industry, apparently Volkswagen is planning to buck that trend. A new report suggests the company is working on a beefy V-6 model to top the Areton range.  More specifically, the company told Car Throttle that it is going to slot…

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Volkswagen Plans 'Atlas Family' of SUVs

Volkswagen has not been quiet about its intent on capture more volume in the U.S. market with its Atlas SUV. The brand's largest model, the Atlas has so far continued to see sales climb all seven months on the U.S. market. Apparently its climb will eventually extend beyond just one model.  The German automaker is allegedly planning an Atlas family…

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Audi Sport Boss Confirms Electrified Models Arriving by 2020

Audi Sport isn't hiding the fact the brand will ultimately offering electrified vehicles. In fact, outgoing boss Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed Audi Sport's first battery-electric model will arrive in 2020.  Given Volkswagen Group's quest to electrify many of its models, the fact Audi's performance division has electrification plans is not at all surprising. Winkelmann told AutoCar, "from 2020 onwards, the start of…

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Lamborghini Urus: The 641 HP Super SUV

It's not exactly a surprise, but Lamborghini has finally revealed its Urus SUV. The Italian super car brand has decided it needs to re-join the SUV revolution with a beastly 641 horsepower four-door. The new Urus is sharing some of its underpinnings with the Porsche Cayenne, though Lambo has extensively modified things here. The deep modifications are readily evident by…

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Volkswagen Says Plug-In Hybrids Don't Make Sense For America

Volkswagen Group has shouted from the rooftops that the company has a host of new battery-electric vehicles coming to market, but it's apparently not so hot on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Simply put, the company is not planning on offering any plug-in hybrids in North America.  The news is a bit perplexing, given Volkswagen has regular hybrid vehicles planned on…

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2019 Audi A7 Revealed

Audi has finally taken the wraps off the second-generation A7. As indicated by recent teaser shots, the new sportback is certainly an evolution of the first-generation model that became so notorious, but Audi has thrown in a number of new cues and tech to keep things interesting.  The A7 exterior is nearly somewhat of an icon with its sportback greenhouse,…

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