Why the Volkswagen ID.4 Makes the Perfect First EV
The perfect first EV above all else needs to make the transition from internal combustion to electric propulsion as smooth and effortless as possible, and there is no better car to make this switch than the new Volkswagen ID.4. This all-new compact SUV is as modern and conventional as cars get, which is great for first-time owners, and it also offers conventional looks, decent range, and plenty of clever touches. Here are some reasons that make the ID.4 the perfect first EV.
Volkswagen ID. Aero Concept Isn’t as Impressive as Expected, But It Still Has Tesla and BMW Beat
Just a few days ago Volkswagen unveiled the first design sketches of ID. Aero - a future fully electric sedan that aims at the "high-volume upper-middle class segment," including the Tesla Model 3, the Polestar 2, and the BMW i4. Now, the brand has revealed the ID. Aero concept, along with a few more details on the future car. The production version for China will arrive in the second half of 2023, while the European version will roll off the assembly line at the Emden plant in late 2023. North America will also follow.
The new ID. Aero will be the fourth fully electric model Volkswagen will sell in China - next to the ID.3, ID.4, and ID.6, and will also be part of the company’s Accelerate strategy: by 2030 every second vehicle sold in China will be an electric vehicle.
Volkswagen Just Put Tesla on Notice with the Future ID Aero
Volkswagen has revealed the first design sketches of the ID. Aero - a future fully electric limousine initially aimed for the Chinese automobile market. However, the company also confirmed that there will also be a production version for both North America and Europe, the latter of which will be produced at the company’s factory in Emden, Germany. The concept version will be unveiled on June 27, 2022. The production version - for both the Chinese, American, and European markets will be presented in 2023.
Modifying a Brand-New Mk8 Golf R in Just 24 Hours
The Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 has some serious upgrades over the previous Mk7 straight from the factory. But it seems that it is not enough for Blaire from the YouTube channel Mighty Car Mods. This Australian YouTuber took the delivery of a brand-new Mk8 Golf R from the Leichhardt Volkswagen dealership and headed straight to his garage to perform some serious upgrades. The upgrades involve swapping the exhausts, updating the suspension, and inserting new wheels, among others. He also confirmed that his Golf R is the first customer-delivered Mk8 in Australia and would be the first to possess the modifications.
Here’s What Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader Would Drive if the ID. Buzz Existed in the Star Wars Universe
If you are a Star Wars fan, Obi-Wan Kenobi needs no presentation. For those of you who aren’t, Obi-Wan Kenobi - also known as Ben Kenobi - is one of the main characters of the Star Wars movie series. He was a legendary Jedi master who trained Anakin Skywalker and guided Luke Skywalker as a mentor. "Obi-Wan Kenobi" is also the name of a new TV Series that aired the first time on Disney+ on May 27, 2022. The action takes place ten years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.” Obi-Wan Kenobi - played by Evan McGregor - must deal with the downfall and corruption of Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Volkswagen was on the carpet at the premiere of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" with not one, but two special ID. Buzz editions: "Light Side Edition" and "Dark Side Edition" - of course in close connection with the Light and Dark sides of the movie.
2022 Volkswagen ID.5 - Performance, Price, and Photos
Meet the Volkswagen ID.5, the German automaker’s first-ever all-electric coupé SUV. Unveiled in November last year, the ID.5 follows in the footsteps of its more practical sibling, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4.
While both EVs utilize VW’s MEB platform, currently being adopted across several brands within the Volkswagen group, the ID.5 brings certain vital updates that will be key to the ID brand’s future success. Also, the ID.5 sits right in the middle of VW’s plan to stop selling gas-powered vehicles in Europe by 2035. So, what’s the difference between ID.4 and ID.5? Let’s get straight to it.
Volkswagen Puts America’s Big Three On Notice By Reviving the Scout Name For Its EV Brand
The original Scout was an off-road vehicle produced by International Harvester from 1961 to 1980. The model was built in two different generations and was offered as a two-door truck with a removable hardtop. It was aimed at models from Jeep. Many considered the Scout as one of the most influential vehicles ever made and the world’s first modern SUV.
These days it is actually very difficult to find a Scout in good condition, but don’t worry, Volkswagen has you covered.
The 2024 Volkswagen Passat Interior Looks Heavily Inspired By The Latest ID Models
The Volkswagen Passat, as you know it, will cease to exist. Not only will it not be offered in the North American market anymore, but there will also be no sedan version anywhere in the world. Instead, in markets like Europe, the next generation Passat will only be offered as a station wagon. Prototypes of the next model have already been caught out in the wild, but the recent spy shots reveal more details of the interior.
The Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 Is The Definition Of a Stealthy Hot Hatchback, And This One Is Even Quicker
The Volkswagen Golf R is one of the most capable hot hatchbacks, currently, on the market. The Golf, itself, is now in its eighth generation, and four of those have had an “R” version. This means even more power than the GTI and all-wheel drive. The Golf R Mk8 is a relatively new model, but in true tradition, the aftermarket already offers solutions for more performance. Awesome Cars provides a "before and after" demonstration between a stock Golf R and a Stage 1 Golf R.
It’s Imperative That Ford Launches a Ranger EV ASAP
At this point, it would be a miracle if we see the Tesla Cybertruck this decade, the GMC Hummer is too expensive, GM can’t sell EVs to save its life, yet the Ford F-150 Lightning is already sold out. What does that tell you? The American public wants electric trucks, but they don’t want to pay a fortune for them and, while the Cybertruck is cool, it’s gimmicky and won’t appeal to the wide range of people that actually buy trucks. A Ford Ranger EV, however, would be more affordable than all of the aforementioned trucks, it would be usable in day-to-day life, and it would just make sense. As it turns out, it might happen sooner than we all thought.
Highlights Of The 2022 New York Auto Show
The Honda Civic Si Gets Humbled By A Volkswagen Jetta GLI On The Drag Strip
The Honda Civic Si is not a poor performer by any means, but its rival in this drag race sure made it look like it. Sam from Sam CarLegion staged a couple of drag races and a roll race between a Honda Civic Si and a Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The Jetta makes more power and has an automatic gearbox. Well, that’s one way to humble the Civic!
Watch A Ford Transit, A Mercedes Vito, and A Volkswagen Transporter Engage In Tugs-of-War
In its essence, vans are nothing more than people and luggage haulers. They are the bare minimum, utility vehicles that are, in most cases, a non-aspiration purchase. People wouldn’t buy them solely to go on long drives or to fulfill their adrenaline cravings. But, the ‘Carwow’ team decided to take three vans out of their comfort zone. Drag race? No no. They indulged the trucks in a tug-of-war to see which one can pull the best. I don’t know who even bothered to come up with such a van-dalizing idea, but he or she sure deserves a raise!
Volkswagen’s Bold Plan and Upmarket Aspirations
Volkswagen tried to save face post-dieselgate by being one of the first to say it would embrace electrification and, by 2035, every new Volkswagen product sold in Europe will be electric. Even the brand’s strategy in the U.S. is bold, kicking off with the new Volkswagen ID.4 and the ID.Buzz, both of which will be followed by even more exciting electric vehicles. The goal is to compete with the likes of Tesla, Rivian, Lucid, and Fisker, among others. To accomplish this, the brand is already investing oodles of money into production plants and development, but now the company is planning something even bigger, and it means your next Volkswagen might not be as affordable as the last.
All the AWD Manual Cars You Can Buy in 2022
There is currently no shortage of cars that either offers some sort of All-Wheel Drive (AWD) or Four Wheel Drive (4WD) on the market. There are over 200 of them. However, if you want those same benefits of added traction along with a manual transmission thrown in, well your choices are pretty limited. Let me explain.
Mysterious Volkswagen Tiguan Electric Crossover Test Mule Caught Testing
It looks like Volkswagen has another ID model under development - probably placed under the current ID.4. While until now we have heard nothing about it, today our spy photographers caught a very mysterious Volkswagen Tiguan playing in the snow. While it may look like a regular Tiguan at a first glance, take a second look and you will see this is really not the case.
2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
While the standard Jetta is more focused on the budget compact sedan segment, the GLI brings performance upgrades, along with a wide range of interior features which are optional to the former. That said, the Jetta GLI is among two performance sedans apart from the Arteon. With the Passat being dead, the Jetta is the only entry-level sedan option from VW in America. Based on the same platform and using the same EA888 engine, the Jetta GLI is not as powerful as the Golf GTI. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine under the hood produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet, which is down by 13 horses and 15 pound-feet of torque. Apart from the mid-cycle refresh for the 2022 model year, there are a lot of features that are exclusive to the GLI such as a limited-slip differential, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a new eight-inch touchscreen display, a 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit, adaptive suspension, and a lot more. A couple of the above features were not standard previously, but with the 2022 model year, there is just one trim available for the Jetta GLI which is the top-spec Autobahn. So, with all of these impressive spec sheets, can it come out victorious when the competition has the Hyundai Elantra N-Line, and the new Honda Civic Si? You will find out soon.
If Volkswagen Ever Decides To Do A GT3 Beetle, It Should Be This
People like Jeremy Clarkson have always said this time and again that the Porsche 911 is a glorified Beetle. But, when was the last time you looked at it the other way round? Well, on the latest episode of Rendered with Kyza on Hagerty, a humble VW Beetle got a good dose of a 911 GT3 in a digital render.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz Debuts In Two Avatars; Offers More Cargo Space Than The Massive Chevy Tahoe!
News about the Volkswagen ID. Buzz has been ‘buzzing’ ever since it was announced back in 2017. More than five years later, the automaker has finally launched it. It isn’t exactly a best-kept secret as the company kept releasing teasers over the years to make sure we didn’t forget about it. We’ve even spotted it in the wild, if the official teasers weren’t enough. Fast forward to the present day, the ID. Buzz is finally here.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is an electric people and cargo mover. Volkswagen is trying to create a niche of sorts, it seems, to come up with a vehicle that offers absolute utility. It will be available as a cargo carrier, as well as a passenger mover. It will be available to pre-order from May and will enter production around the same time.