By on March 17, 2014

VW_white_up!_1.0_–_Frontansicht,_14._April_2012,_Velbert

As of late Brazil has been on a roll and a multitude of makers have set up or are in the process of setting up in our tropical paradise. Everybody from Jaguar to Hyundai (not to mention a motley crew of Chinese brands) are placing their bets, but they face an obstacle that nobody has really noticed: the existence of a number of foreign makes that locals consider, well, local. Among them, the most Brazilian of makes – Volkswagen. Currently trailing Fiat, and sometimes GM, VW nonetheless is as Brazilian as feijoada, and for the first time in decades, VW has deemed us worthy of getting a taste of the best they have to offer on their European menu, the whimsically named up!.
(Read More…)

By on January 25, 2013

A low-cost Volkswagen, selling for between 5,000 and 10,000 euros, might be earmarked for China, and the range could include – brace yourselves – a station wagon!

(Read More…)

By on April 5, 2012

The New York Auto Show is where the World Car Of The Year awards were announced, and the past few years have seen small, fuel-efficient cars take home the crown. The Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Golf and Mazda2 have won in the past few years, and 2012 is no different, with the Volkswagen Up! taking home the crown. The Up! beat the BMW 3-Series and Porsche 911 for the honors, but at least we’ll get a chance to buy those two (well, some of us…).

Recent Comments

  • Re: European Review: Ram 1500 Ecodiesel

    mnm4ever - Seems like the (hopefully) upcoming Chevy Colorado with the diesel engine would be perfect for Europe. All of the benefits of the Dodge while being a more...
  • Re: Toyota May Kill V6 Camry

    Lorenzo - It doesn’t matter. They won’t maintain ANY part of the car, and it won’t last that long anyway. That’s what keeps used car auctioneers employed.
  • Re: Your Chance To Spend The Night With Caroline, Jack And Bark

    Domestic Hearse - Gawker trolls, you’re on the wrong site. Kindly recheck your bookmark and resume your discussion back at meme central....
  • Re: Toyota May Kill V6 Camry

    bomberpete - About 15 years ago a car product planner said that Ford’s Explorer was selling better with the ancient V-8 than the SOHC V-6. This was despite the latter being...
  • Re: Piston Slap: The Express’ New Mission?

    FormerFF - He: I want to buy a boat. She: You know that saying about the two happiest days of a boat owner’s life, don’t you? He: You’d deny...
  • Re: Fourth-Gen Toyota Prius To Receive AWD, New Battery Packs

    VoGo - If an AWD Prius is pointless, then what is the point of any Subaru? Or the 80% of JGC/Tahoe/Explorer that never go off road?
  • Re: Piston Slap: The Express’ New Mission?

    TCragg - You beat me to it. Any day I can open up TTAC and see a gratuitous reference to Strange Brew, it’s a good day. “They’ve got two...
  • Re: Piston Slap: The Express’ New Mission?

    mnm4ever - At one point I tried very hard to get my Land Rover to slip down the boat ramp to a watery end, but no chance, without it looking like insurance...
  • Re: EPA Mandates Real-World Testing For All Automakers

    RogerB34 - Actually, Nixon proposed the EPA and Congress enacted his proposal. The President proposes and Congress disposes. High school civics.
  • Re: Toyota May Kill V6 Camry

    Lorenzo - You would have hated the 1960s, when various shades of blue were the most popular. Because of that, a blue sedan is a cliche, and today people want anything BUT a blue...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Authors

  • Brendan McAleer, Canada
  • Marcelo De Vasconcellos, Brazil
  • Matthias Gasnier, Australia
  • Tycho de Feyter, China
  • W. Christian 'Mental' Ward, Abu Dhabi
  • Mark Stevenson, Canada
  • Faisal Ali Khan, India