Sales of crossover utility vehicles—the ones that look like tough, capable, high-riding SUVs but actually sit on passenger-car underpinnings—continue to surge all over the world. Carmakers are meeting the demand by adding new varieties (four-door coupe utility vehicle, anyone?) and smaller sizes. Volkswagen has big plans for the segments that sits below what U.S. buyers call compact crossovers. DON'T MISS: VW Teases Affordable Compact Crossover SUV Concept For Geneva (Feb 2016) In that segment, its 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan will arrive this fall to compete with mainstay larger...
Could future VW Beetle return to rear (electric) powertrain?
As any experienced journalist knows, you hear lots of good stuff in the corridors and private conversations of any large industry event where media are present. That applies to auto shows too. Which is how we came to hear an intriguing rumor about the possible production direction of the...John Voelcker
Audi Q2 small SUV debuts at Geneva, another utility vehicle for German luxury brand
The Audi Q2 is a new smaller crossover from the German luxury brand.Stephen Edelstein
Next Volkswagen e-Golf To Have At Least 200 Miles Of Range
When it launched in fall 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf electric car all but duplicated the Nissan Leaf in range and efficiency: 83 miles and 116 MPGe against the Leaf's 84-mile and 114-MPGe ratings. Since then, the Leaf has gotten an upgrade to 107 miles, and an increase is en route for the e-Golf as...John Voelcker