Posts from ‘Volkswagen’

Classic Automatic Transmission Ads

1950 Packard

As you likely already know, the manual transmission is all but dead. Nothing drove home this point better than the news that in 2019, pure-electric vehicles outsold vehicles equipped with manual transmissions in the U.S.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen took the wraps off of a freshened 2021 version of its “plus-size” three-row midsize SUV at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas gets updated styling, new driver assistance features, and the availability of 4Motion all-wheel drive on both V6 and 4-cylinder models.

Quick Spin: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium

2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium in Pyrite Silver Metallic

Quick Spin

2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 299

Fuel used: 10.1 gallons

 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition in Tornado Red

Quick Spin

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 128

Fuel used: 6.3 gallons

2019 Volkswagen Golf SE

2019 Volkswagen Golf SE in Silk Blue

2015 Audi Q52019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T SE

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 268

Fuel used: 8.3 gallons

Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion Concept

2020 Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion Concept

Los Angeles Auto ShowJoining the fleet of new electric vehicles being shown at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show is a concept from Volkswagen — with a twist … actually, more than one.

Called the ID Space Vizzion (not a typo), it’s the seventh concept to be built off Volkswagen’s MEB platform, which hosts the company’s upcoming electric vehicles. But unlike the usual range-efficient electric cars or more practical electric crossovers, the ID Space Vizzion is an electric station wagon.

2019 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line

2019 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line in Urano Gray

2015 Audi Q52019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL Premium R-Line w/4Motion

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 296

Fuel used: 13.6 gallons

The Cars of Once Upon a Hollywood

Brad Pitt plays stuntman Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.

Advertised as Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood is the story of a middle-aged actor and his longtime stuntman and personal friend set around the time of the Manson murders.

Hyundai at the 2019 MAMA Spring Rally

A trio of 2019 Hyundai Veloster Ns

Like many auto journalists, the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive attend manufacturer-hosted press events to get our first look at the newest vehicles hitting the market—that’s how we produce most of our First Spin test-drive reviews. However, we also attend “smorgasbord-style” press events that allow us brief access to a broad variety of new vehicles from a host of manufacturers, for quick-take impressions and helpful back-to-back comparison drives.

Classic Ads From 1985

1985 Buick Electra

Which of the following events was more jarring? The addition of Elmo to the cast of Sesame Street, or the introduction of a front-wheel-drive Buick Electra? Both events, coincidentally, took place in 1985, and both events were met with a certain amount of grumbling.