On the Ice Road with Volkswagen’s 2018 Tiguan SUV in Yellowknife

Highlights from a four-day expedition around the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories

by Jaclyn Trop The Inuits believe that the Aurora Borealis hails from gods in the sky playing soccer with a walrus head. Others say that the brighter the lights, the brighter the spirit. After two nights of trying, we finally saw it, a hazy cloud streaking across the night. It bore no resemblance to a soccer match nor to any part of a walrus, but …

Volkswagen’s I.D. BUZZ Electric Concept Car Will Go Into Production

A microbus announcement from Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance

Reminiscent of the iconic VW Microbus with a future-forward sheen, the I.D. BUZZ Electric Concept Car drew much acclaim at both the Detroit Auto Show and the Geneva International Motorshow. At this week’s prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Volkswagen increased the chatter around the vehicle, by announcing that it will go into production. The brand hopes to have it at dealerships in 2022, across North …

VW’s Four Affordable Electric Cars

Christian Senger, head of the Volkswagen AG’s marque electric-car project announced a few goals and advancements in Shanghai this week, while the brand revealed its first battery-powered crossover named “I.D. Crozz.” By 2018, VW hopes to have small battery-powered vehicles on the Chinese market and more globally shortly thereafter. Altogether, VW’s battery-powered I.D. line will include two SUVs, a sedan, and a hatchback, and as …

Behind the Design of the Bugatti Chiron

This beastly supercar is poised to break speed records

“The Veyron was really near to the limit of what could be done,” says board member and Bugatti’s technical development head, Dr. Willi Netuschil, referring to the very car that propelled the brand back to the world of the ultra-elite. That car counted on a massive 16.4-cylinder engine, with four turbochargers on tap to help it create 1,000 horsepower and break speed records. The model …

Andretti Autosport’s Volkswagen Beetles at Global Rallycross

Well-designed endurance vehicles above and beyond the Bug of yesteryears

by Justin Kaehler Volkswagen’s Beetle is a global icon. It’s cheap. It’s cute. And it’s cheerful. And despite the brand’s scandals of late, VW has pushed innovations in design and engineering for decades. That said, it’s a bit of a shock to see the VW Beetle dominate Red Bull’s Global Rally Cross (GRC) series. This is racing for the X-Games set, starring action sports royalty …