VW to use Mobileye self-driving system for robotaxi service
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by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
3w ago
Volkswagen Group last week announced a wide-ranging partnership with Mobileye, which covers the use of the Israeli company's self-driving technology for a robotaxi service. VW Group will also rely on Mobileye technology for automated driver-assist features to be used across a variety of its brands, including at Porsche. While the driver-assist ..read more
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VW delays ID.Buzz California due to low demand for electric campers
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by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
1M ago
Volkswagen confirmed plans for a version of its ID.Buzz electric van outfitted for camping as early as 2021, but the vehicle, which will use the automaker's California camper designation, won't arrive until late this decade. The delay isn't due to any technical issues but rather a lack of demand for electric campers, Carsten Intra, the CEO of ..read more
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VW ID.1 due in 2027 with starting price below 20,000 euros
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by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
1M ago
Volkswagen Group hasn't given up on its quest to deliver an affordable electric vehicle. Thomas Schäfer, who heads the automaker's volume Volkswagen brand, said during a press conference on Thursday that an entry-level EV to be called the ID.1 will be launched in 2027 with a price tag starting below 20,000 euros (approximately $21,800, based ..read more
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VW adds sporty GTX option to ID.3 and ID.7 Tourer EVs
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by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
1M ago
Volkswagen on Thursday revealed new GTX versions of its ID.3 hatchback and ID.7 Tourer wagon. The GTX badge is used for the most powerful versions of members of VW's ID family of electric vehicles. It's already used on the ID.4 and related ID.5 compact crossovers in some markets, and according to VW around one out of every five buyers of those ..read more
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2025 Volkswagen T-Roc spied for first time
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by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
2M ago
Volkswagen appears to be working on a second-generation T-Roc, judging by our latest prototype sighting. The T-Roc is a compact crossover roughly the same size as the Golf hatchback. It made its debut in 2017 and has since spawned a high-performance T-Roc R variant and an open-top T-Roc Cabriolet. The latter isn't expected to get a repeat with the ..read more
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2025 VW Tayron spied, rumored to be badged a Tiguan in US
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by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
2M ago
Volkswagen has been spotted testing a prototype for a compact crossover with third-row seats that may end up in the U.S. as the replacement for the current Tiguan. Expected to be revealed later this year, the mystery vehicle is a redesigned version of VW's Tayron crossover, the current generation of which is sold exclusively in China. But unlike ..read more
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VW Arteon dropped earlier than planned, no 2024 model
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by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
2M ago
Volkswagen's Arteon hatchback has been dropped from the U.S. market, one year earlier than planned. VW last June said it planned to drop niche models like the Arteon in an attempt to improve efficiency of its operations and in turn boost profits. The automaker said at the time the Arteon would be continued to be offered in the U.S. through the ..read more
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VW developing own AI products
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by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
2M ago
Volkswagen Group has established the separate company AI Lab aimed at developing products powered by artificial intelligence for vehicles and the vehicle environment. As the name suggests, the business is an AI R&D center similar to the more widely known OpenAI, and according to VW Group it will operate as a sort of incubator to identify and ..read more
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New Volkswagen Golf R teased, debuts this summer
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by Joel Feder
2M ago
A revamped Golf R will show its face this summer. Volkswagen teased the upcoming hot hatch at the Ice Race in Zell am See, Austria. A camouflaged Golf R was on display at the event and VW said a debut will take place mid-2024. The teaser image reveals a sedate exterior that flies under the radar. Larger front intakes are opened to suck in more air ..read more
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2025 VW Golf GTI revealed with useful tech updates
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by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
3M ago
Volkswagen's iconic Golf hatchback celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024, and the automaker has marked the occasion with the launch of a major update for the current eighth-generation model, which was revealed late on Tuesday. The updates span the full Golf range but once again the U.S. will only receive the sporty Golf GTI and Golf R grades ..read more
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