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2020 Volkswagen Passat Prototype first drive review: Staying the course     – Roadshow
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VW’s refreshed Passat gets a new look, more torque and different features across its trim levels.

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Volkswagen is building an EV factory near Shanghai, should Tesla be worried?     – Roadshow
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The new facility will be environmentally friendly and build vehicles on the all-electric MEB platform.

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Chinese firm will build battery factory in Germany to supply BMW, Volkswagen
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Enlarge / The Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) headquarters and manufacturing complex is reflected in a mudflat in Ningde, Fujian Province, China, in January 2018. CATL already sells the most batteries to the biggest electric-vehicle makers in the biggest EV market: China. (credit: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A Chinese battery company called Contemporary Amperex […]

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Apple Signs Deal With Volkswagen For Driverless Cars
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Apple has reportedly signed a deal with Volkswagen (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source) to turn some of the carmaker’s new T6 Transporter vans into Apple’s self-driving shuttles for employees. The deal comes after the tech giant failed to partner with luxury carmakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz to develop an all-electric self-driving car. “[T]talks with […]

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2018 Volkswagen Passat review     – Roadshow
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V6 power and suspension upgrades inject a bit of stamina into Volkswagen’s aging Passat.

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta finally offers more than 40 mpg from gasoline     – Roadshow
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The old Jetta is dead but VW has rebuilt it to be more modern, cheerful and thrifty and all the other Boy Scout virtues.

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Volkswagen executive sentenced to maximum prison term, fine under plea deal
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Enlarge On Wednesday, a US District judge in Detroit sentenced Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, to seven years in prison for his role in the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal of 2015. Schmidt was also ordered to pay a criminal penalty of $400,000, according to a US Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. The prison […]

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LA Auto Show: Volkswagen I.D. Crozz EV gets a production version in 2020     – Roadshow
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Volkswagen announced plans at the Los Angeles Auto Show to double down on EV production, starting with the I.D. Crozz.

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2018 Volkswagen Golf provides fun for the whole family     – Roadshow
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Whether you’re after something for schlepping the kids to school, or a hot hatch for some back road fun, the Golf lineup has it.

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