Leonardo DiCaprio Is Making a Movie About the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Leonardo DiCaprio, a prominent environmentalist, is taking the Volkswagen emissions scandal to the big screen. The scandal is less than a month old, but DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way has acquired the rights to a book about it. The book…

Electric Cars: Volkswagen Takes On Tesla

Electric cars are still a relatively new market without a lot of competition. For the past few years, all the buzz has surrounded Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors. Now Volkswagen wants in on it. Bloomberg is reporting that Volkswagen has bought…

Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

Volkswagen this week announced its 2015 car model lineup. The company is continuing to iterate past models while introducing what could very well be the future of the company. Some of the most popular Volkswagen models will remain largely the…

Small SUVs Are Leading Spring Auto Sales

This year’s spring auto sales season is off to a good start, with new a Autodata Corp. report showing that nearly 1.4 million motor vehicles were sold in the U.S. during April. This represents an 8% increase in sales from…

VW Beetle: New Super Beetle Will Race In RallyCross

The Volkswagen Beetle has graduated from an era of driving hippies cross-country to racing RallyCross. A new super version of the classic car – the GRC Beetle – is being shown at the Chicago Auto Show and it’s gaining the…

590-hp Beetle: This Bug Has Got The Juice

Never has the Raid can seen a bug like this. According to Motor Authority, Volkswagen announced during the February 7th Chicago Auto Show that they have teamed up with Andretti Autosport to throw their hat( tire in the ring to…

VW Beetle Celebrates 65 Years in America

January 2014 marks 65 years since Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle first appeared in America, putting both the recognizable car and Volkswagen as an automaker on the map. A Dutch race car driver named Ben Pon Sr. became the world’s first VW…

Beetle Dune: The VW Dune Turned Heads

The Detroit Auto Show revealed the “Beetle Dune” concept which will be designed for an “on the go” active lifestyle. That was the point in Volkswagen’s dune buggy version of the VW Beetle. When the Beetle Dune was announced, most…

Volkswagen’s New (Better Than The Super Bowl) Ad Taps Trololo

For the Super Bowl, Volkswagen chose to run a fairly innocuous ad that for some reason generated a bunch of controversy. It featured a while guy from Minnesota going around his office speaking in a Jamaican accent, who eventually gets…

Fiat Photo Bombs VW in Google Street View

According to Jalopnik, Fiat paid close attention to when the Google street view car would be around to snap photos. On that day, they parked a Fiat 500 in front of Volkswagen’s Swedish operation headquarters in Sodertalje. The Google car…