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Volkswagen is one of the largest automotive groups in the world, which means the manufacturer simply cannot afford any mistakes when it comes to electric vehicles, as all eyes are on them. Fortunately, the brand has had a major success with the ID.4, which has been very successful since its market debut.   There aren't many new features for the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4, but that's perfectly fine as the model is still very modern and popular in ...
I hope I'm not telling you anything new by saying that affordable small cars are becoming increasingly rare. Certainly, there are still a few models available on the market, but the majority of entry-level versions have been phased out to emphasize the more expensive and profitable versions, to put it frankly.   As an automotive journalist, I am limited in the number of vehicles I can test in a single year. Sure, I could drive several different ...
The Volkswagen Group comprises several brands, including Porsche, Lamborghini, and Audi. As such, certain Volkswagen models benefit from the expertise and technologies developed to meet much higher standards than those found in most mainstream vehicles. Thus, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport enjoys a significant advantage over its rivals, something that is evident and tangible.   For 2024, Volkswagen has made several small improvements to the ...
The Volkswagen Golf is the car of the people. It ranks among the top 10 best-selling vehicles worldwide of all time and has always adapted to the population across generations. The lineup of the German compact car has significantly reduced over time. Today, only the GTI and R versions remain. However, in Canada, this isn't a bad thing since these two variations of the Golf rank among the best cars in their respective categories.   The Golf ...
Today, the North American automobile market is predominantly composed of sport utility vehicles. Some manufacturers have chosen to offer sportier versions of their SUVs, but Volkswagen has instead opted to preserve the sporty versions of its cars. Thus, even though the Golf as a whole is no longer available in our market, the GTI version and its more radical variant, the Golf R, are still available.   In my opinion, this is an excellent decision ...
This week, I had the chance to drive the Volkswagen Golf GTI 2023 in its 40th-anniversary edition. I have driven almost all generations of Golf GTI, and I must say that the 2023 edition not only lives up to expectations but is also one of the best batches ever produced.   It\'s worth noting that in recent years, the Golf GTI has somewhat become the entry-level version of the model since only the GTI and R versions are available in Canada. This ...
The Volkswagen Atlas has been accumulating successes since its arrival on the market, and that\'s not surprising. Being part of the Volkswagen Group, it shares features with several other models in the group, including Audi, Porsche, and even Lamborghini. That\'s why the Atlas offers such refined and sporty driving.   Although it\'s not a new generation, the Volkswagen Atlas benefits from a significant update for 2024. The entry-level Trendline ...
The automobile is often a matter of emotion and passion. This is particularly the case when dealing with iconic cars like the Volkswagen Beetle. Unfortunately, the German manufacturer had to make a difficult choice in 2019 by removing this legendary car from its lineup.   Even though the Beetle has not been in production for almost 4 years, it is still among the top 10 best-selling vehicles of all time. This is mainly thanks to the first generation ...
The Volkswagen Golf R is undoubtedly one of the most interesting compact sports cars currently available on the market. It\'s a car that can be compared to prestige models on several levels and it\'s significantly more affordable. In short, it\'s easy to understand why so many people choose it every year.   The German manufacturer has decided to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Golf R in Canada with a special edition limited to 500 units ...
Do small sedans still have a place in the market? That\'s a question I can definitely answer now that I\'ve spent a week behind the wheel of the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI.   Firstly, for those who are not familiar with this version, it\'s not exactly a Jetta in the style of the Golf GTI, although it\'s very close to reality. The technical specifications of the two cars are similar, but there are some important differences between the GTI and ...
  While the United States remains the primary manufacturer of new vehicles in North America, Canada is also a preferred market for automakers due to its prolific mining industry and skilled workforce.   Volkswagen recently announced its collaboration with PowerCo SE and various levels of the Canadian government to build its largest factory to date in the country. The new Volkswagen plant will be located in Saint Thomas, Ontario.   The ...
After the ID.4 and the ID Buzz, the Volkswagen ID.7 will be the next model to join the family of electric vehicles at Volkswagen. This time, it is a fairly luxurious sedan that is very spacious for its size. The German automaker has placed a lot of emphasis on its design and technologies. In short, the ID.7 promises to be quite impressive.   The new German sedan was designed using the MEB (Modular Electric Drive) platform. This is used by many ...
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. The German manufacturer has created a special edition to mark the occasion and it is now arriving in dealerships. However, if you are interested in the car, it is recommended that you act quickly, as production is limited to 500 units for Canada.   The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a very popular car in the country and this is evidenced by the fact that we have been allocated 500 ...
  There are thousands of car shows happening across North America each year. If most events are organized for the locals, a few cars show became so massive they attracted car manufacturers and collectors worldwide.   The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is one of the most prestigious classic car events in this part of the sphere. Although it isn’t among the most significant car shows, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elengance ...
  The Volkswagen Atlas and its sportier-looking version, the Atlas Cross Sport, are undergoing a significant update for 2024, a first since the model was introduced in 2017. Both SUVs get a new and more modern look. The interior received a drastic transformation as well. Finally, the big German SUV duo ditched the V6 only to offer the turbocharged four-cylinder.   A Perfect Facelift   Let’s talk about the first thing that ...
  GLI, those three letters might not mean a lot, but the truth is it makes all the difference in the world for the Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta GLI isn’t just a sportier version of our beloved German sedan, it is a whole different car, or it feels like it, at least. It is one of the few cars I truly enjoyed driving in the last few years, which is why you should consider it.    The 2023 Volkswagen Jetta is an elegant and refined ...
  The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is not only awaited by the entire car community but also by businesses specialized in customization. There is already a plethora of aftermarket parts ready for the EV retro-styled van, even though it just hit some markets. The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is already available in Europe, but it won’t reach U.S. soil until 2024.   Tuners and part builders are currently drowning in the demands for ID. Buzz customization. ...
Each year, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) hosts some of the automobile industry\'s most incredible reveals, and 2023 was no exception. As you would expect, Volkswagen presented us with a fully electric vehicle; this time, it is the ID.7, a big luxury sedan.    Volkswagen ID electric sub-brand already counts several models under its name. Of course, the ID.4 and the upcoming ID are currently offered in North America. Buzz, which is ...
  Unlike most compact SUVs, the Volkswagen Tiguan is part of a large automotive group. Of course, this has some advantages and some disadvantages. On the upside, the German SUV gets all the tech and build quality of higher-end models such as the Audi Q5 or the Porsche Macan. On the other side, Volkswagen has to keep the Tiguan at a certain low level so it doesn\'t get better than the models mentioned above.    The 2023 Volkswagen ...
Here’s proof Volkswagen does listen to its customer since the German manufacturer announced a significant update for the ID.4 infotainment system after numerous requests from owners. Volkswagen says the update primarily targets 2021 units, but 2022 units should get it too soon after. This new update will include quite a few more features and improved performances.    One of the critical differences between ICE and EVs is that EVs ...
The Volkswagen Taos is one of the most inspiring and fun-to-drive subcompact SUVs currently available. No offense to others, but the Toas benefit from the Volkswagen Group holding luxury brands like Audi and Porsche. Of course, the sub-compact SUV isn\'t a luxury model, but it certainly drives and feels like one in many aspects. These facts make it more interesting than most of its competitors, perhaps.    The easy part is to choose the ...
  The German manufacturer reached a milestone this week after delivering its 500000th vehicle under the ID brand. This means Volkswagen completed its delivery target one year before the initial plan.   135 000 ordered vehicles are not produced yet Ten new EV models should be added to the Volkswagen family by 2026 The ID brand counts four production models in its current lineup.   If some car manufacturers struggle to deliver ...
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is one of the most awaited upcoming vehicles not only because it is all-electric but also because of its retro style. As mentioned by the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles department (VWCV), more than 20 000 security deposits have been taken for the ID. Buzz.    Volkswagen is set to produce 15 000 units per year by the end of 2022 Production volume will increase gradually to hit 130 000 units per year The Volkswagen ...
The Tennesse Valley Authority (TVA) recently set new goals to ‘‘operate a 100% percent electric sedan and SUV fleet by the year 2030’.’ The Volkswagen Id.4 was chosen by the TVA thanks to the fact it is assembled in Tennessee at Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant.    The collaboration between TVA and the German car manufacturer will start with a modified ID.4 that will act as a Mobile Drone Response Vehicle. ...
Most car manufacturers decided to remove automobiles from their line-up in the past few years to make space for more SUVs. Thankfully, a handful of manufacturers like Volkswagen chose otherwise, and we got to keep some hatchbacks and sedans, perhaps. However, even if we still have the Golf, Volkswagen had to remove a massive part of the compact hatchback leaving us with only two choices. So, everything is down to the Golf GTI and the Golf R now, which ...
The market has been invaded by SUVs in the past few years, and some manufacturers decided to retire their entire fleet of automobiles to make spaces in their lineup for trucks and SUVs. However, there are some manufacturers that still believe in the automobile, such as Volkswagen. The Jetta is one of the very few compact sedans you can still buy today, and it is also one of the best.    If you didn’t know, Volkswagen is also a group ...
Volkswagen decided to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Golf R with a special edition that gets more power and a ton of upgrades.    Prices haven’t been unveiled for Canada yet, but we can expect the 20th-anniversary Golf R to be a lot more than the regular version. Volkswagen announced a starting price of 59 995 Euros for the German market. If you make the conversion today, this makes about 80 000 $ Canadian. That is a lot of ...
Sometimes, you see concept cars, and you think it would be so amazing if they made a production version of them. In rare cases, these concepts hit the market, but it is usually in Europe or somewhere else simply because they are considered too eccentric for the Nord American market where every car is more boring than the next one, if you want my opinion. However, it looks like we added the gold ticket this time because of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz is ...
The Taos is the most compact and cheapest SUV you can get today in Volkswagen’s lineup.    That being said, it doesn’t mean it is the least interesting Volkswagen SUV or a vehicle you should avoid except if you are on a budget. The 2022 Taos is full of qualities, and as a matter of fact, it is better than most of its rivals in several departments.     I wouldn’t consider the 2022 Volkswagen Taos as an ...
  On one side, you have a 640-hp Italian monster SUV, and on the other side, you have an affordable and practical SUV that doesn’t cost a fortune and comes from the best German family. These vehicles are very different apart from the fact they are from the same company. In case you didn’t know, Volkswagen owns Lamborghini, Audi, and many other brands.    If I want to talk about the Urus and the Atlas Cross Sport, it is ...
If you want a fantastic, compact, practical performance vehicle, your options are minimal unless you can afford a luxury model. If it’s not the case, then anybody will tell you took a look at the Golf GTI or one of its competitors. However, there is another option, and it’s probably the most underestimated of them all.    The Volkswagen Jetta has always been considered one of the best compact sedans in the world with good reason. ...
Volkswagen is one of the most prominent automotive groups in the world. The German manufacturer is usually very conservative when it comes to the making of a new vehicle. However, things have changed slightly since Volkswagen came up with its new (ID) EV line-up. It feels like the brand became more creative and took risks that it wouldn’t take otherwise. Volkswagen gave us several concepts before launching its first production model, which is ...
Car shopping is far from the time when a dealer could change the price with a marker on the lot, and everything was calculated by hand on paper. In fact, the concept of a car dealership has slightly changed over the year, and even if some brands decided to stick with this concept, others developed new ways for customers to shop and purchase their new vehicles. We can refer to brands such as Tesla, which makes most of its sales online.    Others ...