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Volkswagen Planning Shutdown of Most European Plants
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Volkswagen Group has cautioned the automaker will ultimately shutdown most of its European assembly plants in the near future. The shutdowns stem from the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, which is impacting Europe significantly as of this week.  Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess confirmed the plans while speaking to reporters on Monday, according to CNBC. Diess explains that the automaker's plants in Spain, Italy…

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Volkswagen Confirms Details On ID.4 Electric Crossover

In a move that comes as no surprise, Volkswagen has confirmed its ID Crozz concept will go into production under the name ID.4, keeping with the company's nomenclature for its lineup of electric vehicles. Along with the naming confirmation, VW has also dropped some official camouflaged photos of the ID.4.  VW says the ID.4 will initially be offered in rear-wheel-drive,…

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Audi Halts E-Tron Production

Audi is temporary halting production of the brand's E-Tron battery-electric crossover. The halt comes amid a battery shortage parent company Volkswagen AG has seen, which is disrupting the supply chain for the E-Tron.  Bloomberg reports production of the E-Tron was halted last Thursday in VW's Brussels, Belgium assembly plant and is slated to start back up on Tuesday. Production ceased as…

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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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