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...

The Audi Q4 e-tron’s Success Story: In Its Transition to Electromobility, Audi Is Turning to Synergies Within the Whole Group

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64631"] source: Audi AG Audi, Volkswagen, and Cupra models are coming from the same assembly lines Audi Board Member for Production and Logistics Peter Kössler: “Synergy makes the economical transition to emissions-free premium mobility possible in proverbial Audi quality.” Dr. Stefan Loth, Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Saxony: “We have successfully transformed into a multi-brand location that will soon have six electric cars” ...

Video of the Day: A Family Affair – Lamborghini Urus vs Porsche Cayman GT4 vs Audi TT RS vs Volkswagen Golf R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63927"] words: Bill, video: carwow The lyrics to Sly and The Family's Family Affair was going through my wind when I saw the lineup to this peculiar drag race: Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayman GT4, Audi TT RS, and Volkswagen Golf R. It is a family affair with all these brands under the Volkswagen tent and Mat brings them all together. An unusual lineup when you think of the V8 SUV, a 6 cylinder RWD sports car, a 5 cylinder AWD, and a 4 cylinder...

Volkswagen ID.4 Is First Production-Based EV To Complete NORRA Mexican 1000 Off-Road Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60783"] source: Volkswagen of America ID.4 performed amazingly over a total of 840 miles of off-road racing Production ID.4 1st Edition RWD was modified by Tanner Foust and Rhys Millen Racing for off-road use Volkswagen EV technology proves super capable in challenging terrain A specially prepared Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV completed the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) Mexican 1000 race on April 29 in the Baja peninsula of Mexic...

Find of the Day: Volkswagen DoKa with an Audi 4.2 V8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57981"] words: Bill, photos: Autohaus-Vorlander Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love the Volkswagen DoKa and adore the Audi 4.2 V8 so when I stumbled across this, I almost...fainted. I spent a lot of time behind the wheel of Audi of America's fully restored 1984 Volkswagen Audi collection DoKa. It was a ground up restoration including the original 1.9 four cylinder with @ 83hp. Driving that DoKa though the mountains of California was ...

Spy Photo: Volkswagen MK8 Golf R Wagon

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57444"] For those who don't know, the Mk7 and MK7.5 Golf R sits on the MQB platform as does the Audi S3/RS 3. In the States though, we did not get the Golf R Wagon and it looks like we may never get it as Volkswagen of America has dropped the Golf SportWagen/Alltrack (and the base Golf) from its lineup. That's too bad because the Golf R wagon seen here is a good looking vehicle. Did I mention that the Golf R is also AWD? We spotted a prototype fo...

APR Brings an Audi S3 Sportback Over for Development

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57381"] words: Bill, photos: FCP Euro There have been photos of a stateside Euro-spec S3 Sportback (and a Euro-spec Volkswagen MK8 GTI) floating around and now we know the story. APR, the longtime tuner in the VW/Audi scene, imported both from Germany. Chatting with APR's Brand Manager, Arin Ahnell, he explained that they were bought in Germany and APR Deutschland and APR partner, Stoll Automotive, had begun development on both. [gallery link="no...

Romain Dumas: “Motorsport and Production Benefit From Each Other”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53489"] source: Volkswagen Motorsport Dumas will be back in the fully-electric ID.R at Goodwood SpeedWeek The Frenchman was wowed by the ID.3 during a test drive in the electric road car Electromobility in motorsport is one of the core topics for the 42-year-old Romain Dumas is an all-rounder in motorsport. Endurance, rallying, off-road and, last but not least, his participation in the Volkswagen ID.R project and the record-breaking drives with...

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes (Nogaro) Blue: Chapter Two: Oh, All The Cars We Have Had

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49486"] words and photos: Tara and Nishant Pillai Editor’s Note: Welcome to a new monthly Audi Club North America series called Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes (Nogaro) Blue. Nishant Pillai is a 10-year Audi Club North America (Audi Club Florida) member. He and his wife, Tara, are buying a 25th Anniversary Nogaro Edition RS 6 Avant. This is his long and winding road to making his brown eyes Nogaro Blue. You can find Chapter One HERE. Straight...