Five Beautiful EV-Friendly Drives for Fall

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="77793"] source: Volkswagen of America Between airline delays and skyrocketing travel costs⁠, scenic, leaf peeping drives may not only be a favorite seasonal pastime, but a necessity for those looking to travel cross-country this fall. And thanks to the Volkswagen ID.4 – which includes three years of 30-minute fast charging sessions at Electrify America stations at no additional cost⁠ — more of those scenic fall drives can h...

Spy Photo: Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years Anniversary Edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="77655"] Is Volkswagen working on yet another Golf R version ? We spotted this Golf R 20 Years Anniversary Edition testing at the Nürburgring with canards on each corner of the front bumper making us think the Volkswagen might be working on something more for the Golf R fans. But is it just some kind of track package that will be developed for the Golf R or are they working an even more powerful version? To be honest we have no clue what so ...

Find of the Day: 1974 Audi 50LS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76745"] words: Bill, photos: Laguna Classic Cars & Automotive Art The Audi 50 was only built for 4 years (1974-1978) while its rebadged Volkswagen stablemate the Polo is still in production. In that time, over 180k 50s were built but they were only sold in Europe. They had either a 1.1L or a 1.3L 4-cylinder; this one has the 1.1L. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76766"] Big punch in a little package! Excellent...

Premiere at the ID. Meet: Apprentices from Volkswagen Sachsen Present ID.5 GTX ‘Xcite’ Show Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76190"] source: Volkswagen AG Unique vehicle from Saxony as a young people’s vision of mobility: high-voltage drive system, vegan leather in the interior and electric skateboard in the trunk Robert Janssen, Chair of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH with responsibility for Technology and Logistics: “The ID.5 GTX ‘Xcite‘ is a symbol of the high-quality training provided by Volkswagen Sachsen.“ Applications for apprentic...

Volkswagen Presents All-Electric ID. XTREME Off-Road Concept Car in Locarno

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76179"] source: Volkswagen AG ID. XTREME concept car is based on the performance-enhanced ID.4 GTX All-electric off-road vehicle with all-wheel drive is the most powerful ID. model yet ID. XTREME shows the performance potential and versatility of the modular electric drive matrix Volkswagen is supporting the international ID. Treffen in Ticino as a partner Electrifying surprise at the ID. Treffen in Locarno: Volkswagen presents the ID. XTRE...

Waterfest 26 – The Legend Is Back This Weekend

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76082"] Waterfest is the largest VW/Audi Car Show and Motorsport event in North America, and the second largest of its kind in the world. Waterfest, now in its 26th year, is a two-day event held at Atco Dragway in Atco, NJ. Waterfest features the following Events:- Show Car Event- Drag Race (1/4 Mile)- Sound Off- Tire Burn-out Contest (Fan Favorite!)- Dyno- Autocross School- Exhibition Area (Display cars that aren't judged)- Afterfest (Official ...

The New Volkswagen ID. Buzz is the Bus of the Future

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75915"] source: Volkswagen AG ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo are Europe’s first all-electric MPV and van range ID. Buzz provides five people and all their luggage space for travel, sport and everyday life Up to 264-mile range with easy ‘Plug & Charge“ capability The ID. Buzz reflects a new era for motoring. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has already begun sales in Europe and the first vehicles will be delivered to their owners this Fall....

L’oe Show: It’s Taking Over A Town

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75400"] photos: Jamie Orr, George Achorn We all know the 'regular' car shows - hanging out in a parking lot or grassy field surrounded by fantastic vehicles and vendors but then a new format formed in Jamie Orr's mind last year...why not take over a mall? With that, the L'oe Show was born. Not satisfied enough with a mall takeover, Jamie thought "Why not my hometown?" [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74400"] This year, the L'oe S...

Volkswagen’s First Fully-Electric Sedan: The ID. AERO Is Under Starter’s Orders

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73074"] source: Volkswagen AG Design sketches provide a glimpse of the future model for the upper-middle class in China Dynamic four-door model has flowing lines and plenty of space Digital world premiere on 27 June, at 14:00 (CEST) The Volkswagen brand is looking into the future and releasing exclusive design sketches of the ID. AERO1 concept vehicle, the first fully-electric limousine for the Chinese automobile market. At firs...

ID. Buzz: Production Start at German Component Locations

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73046"] source: Volkswagen AG Made in Germany: Braunschweig, Kassel, Salzgitter and Hannover are now delivering key technology components for the ID. Buzz Transformation to e-mobility: Volkswagen Group Components will invest about €2.3 billion in the electrification of locations in Germany alone through 2026 – well more than half of all investments Next step in the transformation: In 2024, the battery system for the ID. Buzz will begin to be...

Volkswagen Group to Launch All-Electric Pick-Up and Rugged SUV in the United States

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71971"] source: Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Group plans to electrify iconic U.S.-brand Scout Independent company to be founded to design, engineer, and manufacture pick-up and rugged SUV (R-SUV) for the U.S. market  Start of production planned for 2026 Herbert Diess, CEO: “Electrification provides a historic opportunity to now enter the highly attractive pick-up and R-SUV segment as a Group, underscoring our ambition to become...

Spy/Real World Photos: Volkswagen ID. Buzz

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69296"] The Volkswagen ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo were officially revealed yesterday and with all vehicle premieres, they roll out the shiniest, nicest examples like the two-toned Buzzes (?) in the story linked. Our spy photographers, however, caught this white ID. Buzz testing the day after the debut. Enjoy!

World Premiere of the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69269"] source: Volkswagen The ID. Buzz lineup is the new face of sustainable mobility First versions will come to European market with 82 kWh battery powering 201-hp electric motor with maximum torque of 229 lb-ft Both models in the ID. Buzz range hark back to the iconic Microbus design and formula of maximum space on a small footprint Sustainability measures include replacing leather with non-animal material, incorporating recycled materials, ...

Save The Date: Volkswagen ID. Buzz World Premiere

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69103"] source: Volkswagen of America Editor's note: This is probably the most anticipated reveal from Volkswagen in awhile...the return of the Volkswagen Bus, reborn as the ID. Buzz. There are a fleet of pre-production ID. Buzz (five-seater) and ID. Buzz Cargo (van) currently touring Europeand you can also catch a sneak  peek of it HERE. I, for one, cannot wait to see these on the road. And now onto Volkswagen's press release. We’re positiv...

Volkswagen ID. Buzz Sneak Peek

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68653"] source: Volkswagen With the world premiere of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz right around the corner, take a sneak peek into how the electric Microbus has evolved from a sensational concept into its final phases of prototype testing. [embed]https://youtu.be/Mt2akRAtAbE[/embed]

Rebirth of an Icon: Countdown Launched for the Electric ID. Buzz

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68807"] source: Volkswagen of America World premiere of the zero-tailpipe-emission ID. Buzz: March 9th Two versions to be sold in Europe: New electric ‘Bus debuts this year as ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo Unique DNA: ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo transfer seven decades of Microbus knowledge into the future Final checks: Pre-production fleet of ID. Buzz (five-seater) and ID. Buzz Cargo (van) are currently touring Europe The world premiere of the ...

Volkswagen to Electrify South by Southwest with North American Debut of ID. Buzz

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68647"] source: Volkswagen Volkswagen signs three-year partnership with South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals ID. Buzz, an electrified incarnate of the classic Volkswagen Microbus, will make its first-ever public appearance at SXSW® 2022 The Volkswagen ID. Buzz, an electric reimagining of the brand’s iconic Microbus, will make its first-ever public appearance at SXSW, from March 11-20, 2022. To celebrate the firs...

Spy Photo: Volkswagen ID.BUZZ

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67441"] With the electric ID.BUZZ coming closer to its debut and getting teased more and more by Volkswagen, we also start to see more prototypes. And with more prototypes there are also more colors on the prototypes like this black ID.BUZZ we spied in the snow. So of course we like to share these photos with you as well even if the sneaky camouflage is still the same. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67444"] Don’t get fooled b...

Find of the Day: 1980 Volkswagen Type 183 Iltis

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67226"] words: Bill, photos: billo317 via Bring A Trailer In the upcoming Q1_2022 issue of quattro Magazine, we decided to go off the normal path and devote the majority of the magazine to off-roading your Audi. One of the articles talks about the Volkswagen Iltis, a German military all-wheel drive vehicle. Here's an excerpt (by George Achorn): By 1976, VW issued a contract to Audi for the building of ten Type 183 prototypes. Wolfsburg would fun...

Hoonigan Club Day – VW / Audi TreffPunkt Compton

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65995"] words/photos: Denis Podmarkov It’s no secret that Audi and Hoonigan have formed a great friendship over these past couple of months. It’s also no secret that Brian Scotto is a huge Audi nerd who will school you on random and interesting Audi facts. We’ve seen the video where Brian and Ken Block take a trip to Germany and visit the home base for Audi. For those that went to SEMA, you saw the Sport Quattro replica and the Coupe quattr...