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VW Bringing Next-Generation Polo to the US

VW Bringing Next-Generation Polo to the US

Jul 9 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

More options for US Volkswagen fans coming soon

Word is circulating that Volkswagen may be set to enter the US subcompact car market with its next-generation Polo. Motortrend reports that a company spokesman confirmed that the next generation...

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VW Bringing Next-Generation Polo to the US

Jul 9 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

More options for US Volkswagen fans coming soon

Word is circulating that Volkswagen may be set to enter the US subcompact car market with its next-generation Polo. Motortrend reports that a company spokesman confirmed that the next generation Polo would be coming to the US. Motor trend also reports that rumors point to Volkswagen introducing a subcompact crossover set below the Tiguan.

The crossover will reportedly be built using the Volkswagen MQB architecture used in the upcoming 7-seat crossover, but the small crossover will be more along the lines of the Ford Fiesta in size. The VW spokesman confirmed to Motortrend that the subcompact Volkswagen crossover is coming to the US along with the closely related next-generation Polo hatchback.

The small crossover SUV is reportedly at least three years away. The cheapest Volkswagen currently available in the US is the 2013 Jetta selling for $16,720. That would leave Volkswagen with for additional models in the US in both pricing and positioning.

 
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Not All Small Cars Shine in Latest IIHS Crash Tests

Jul 30 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Cars.com

In its latest round of tests the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that diminutive cars still have issues with its challenging small overlap front crash test. This time out electric cars like the range-extender 2014 Chevrolet Volt and 2014 Nissan Leaf were tested for the first time with mixed results, while the Mini Countryman was the only small car in the group to earn a top grade in the test. Related: Tougher IIHS Crash Test Could Mean Fewer Top Safety Picks The Volt popped up on ...
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Toyota remains global sales leader, beating VW and GM

Jul 30 2014 7:25am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

TOKYO — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal. Japan’s Toyota announced Wednesday that January-June global sales totalled 5.097 million vehicles, up nearly 4 per cent from a year earlier. Sales grew in its home Japanese market as well in the rest of Asia, U.S. and Europe. Sale ...
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Would You Go $5,900 For A Diesel 1980 VW Scirocco?

Jul 30 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

While sporty cars and diesels may seem incompatible, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Scirocco proves the mix is not impossible. This VW's price on the other hand may come up incomparable.Read ...
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18 hours ago

TopSpeed Podcast Episode 022 LIVE - "Technical Difficulties"

Jul 30 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Hey everyone, welcome to Episode 022 of the TopSpeed.com Podcast. This week is a little weird, so let me start with an apology. I am traveling this week, and I have some pretty terrible internet. The result is that the first 10 minutes or so of the show is pretty laggy and hard to listen to. Thankfully we came up with an idea to fix it, and the show gets better. So, thanks for sticking with us, and sorry about the technical issues.Once the show finally gets moving, we cover ...
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VW closes in on Toyota as global auto leader

Jul 30 2014 5:52am CDT | Source: globeandmail - Globe Drive

Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicle sales but Volkswagen is growing faster and its half-year total could pull even with or even surpass the Japane ...
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22 hours ago

VW closes gap on Toyota's global sales lead

Jul 30 2014 2:02am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Volkswagen is closing in on Toyota as the global leader in vehicle sales, with a rapid expansion drive in China while Toyota curbs growth to f ...
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What were they thinking? A look at the 10 worst ‘halo’ cars

Jul 29 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

By definition, a “halo” vehicle is supposed to beam a positive light — or brand image — about its maker. Or, for more practical reasons, attract new vehicle buyers into showrooms filled with less exciting cars and trucks. Historically, the original 1990s Dodge Viper is considered the most successful halo car of all time. It enhanced Dodge’s role as Chrysler’s “performance” brand at a time when it was better known as the maker of the plebeian ride ...
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TopSpeed Podcast Episode 022 LIVE

Jul 29 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Don’t forget! This week’s show is Wednesday!!! Show starts at Noon (12:00 EDT). This week will be a fun one, I think. Justin doesn’t have any weekly wheels, but Mark and I have a pair of awesome machines. Mark was in the new Cadillac CTS and I have been bombing around in a Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.When we finally get done with that, there is a whole pile of news we need to cover. Hot Wheels has made a real Darth Vader ...
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Are You Here Yet? Glympse Has the Answer

Jul 29 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Tucked beneath a canopy of tower cranes in Seattle's booming South Lake Union neighborhood stands a single-story office building that houses Glympse, a 5-year-old internet startup with a laser focus on answering one question: Where the heck are you? Related: Texting-While-Driving Consequences Vary by State Not the existential, where-are-you-in-life sort of query, but the more practical where are you and when will you get here. And there lays the in-car potential. ...
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