Volkswagen’s U.S. arm announced Tuesday that it will be increasing its production at its Chattanooga, Tenn. plant. The move will add 200 more jobs to the area. Production boosted by 13 percent The new jobs will be added to increase the production of its 2012 Passats from 31 to 35 units every hour. That is Read on! →


The Guardian reports that Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn nearly doubled his pay last year, to $23.1 million in salary, bonuses and profit incentives. Experts within the automotive industry use many arguments to justify CEO salary levels in excess of $10 million. In the case of Winterkorn, these same experts point to the fact that Read on! →


Auto sales in the U.S. rose by 14 percent in November. The was the largest increase since April. Chrysler Group, Hyundai-Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen led the pack with the highest gains. Honda was the only automaker to see a decline. Highest since ‘cash for clunkers’ The November figures show the third straight month that the Read on! →


More exciting news comes from this week’s Tokyo Motor Show, reports Automotive News. Volkswagen gave the world a preview of its second-generation Tiguan crossover, a four-wheel-drive hybrid concept called the Volkswagen Cross Coupe. Cross Coupe leads way for future VW SUVs Based upon VW’s Modularer Querbaukasten (Modular Transverse Matrix or MQB) car platform, the Volkswagen Read on! →


Volkswagen is one step closer to deciding which vehicles it will produce at its facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., reports the Detroit Free Press. The automaker is looking for a new midsize utility vehicle, sized somewhere between the compact Tiguan and the larger Touareg, noted Volkswagen of America CEO Jonathan Browning to reporters following a speech Read on! →


The Volkswagen Beetle Fender edition, first revealed in a concept version at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, will hit the U.S. showrooms this coming fall. No, it does not feature an exaggerated wheel-guard section. Instead, it is inspired by the iconic electric guitar maker, whose instruments were made famous by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Read on! →


Volkswagen will unveil the E-Bugster, a next-generation concept of the iconic Beetle, at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show Monday. The chopped design houses a new electric drivetrain. The concept is part of VW’s bid to become the world’s leading automaker. Some, say, however, that the design, striking as it is, is wrong-thinking in today’s market. Read on! →


Many researcher teams around the world are working at perfecting a driverless car. Cars that drive themselves could have many advantages. Google’s Lab X — one of the places the technology is being explored — may be planning to manufacture just such a vehicle as early as next year. Google’s Lab X Although engineer Sebastian Read on! →


It has been almost a decade since Volkswagen offered a new camper van, a segment of the industry it used to soar in. However, a UK company offers a unique camper van conversion for the European-sold VW Transporter T5. At the push of a button, the VW Transporter California Doubleback van conversion nearly doubles its Read on! →


Automotive News reports that Volkswagen has been named the “most trustworthy” of all companies to appear in Germany’s DAX stock index. VW’s top marks on the Corporate Trust Index, which is data collected by the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig and media analysis company PMG Presse-Monitor. While the VW Read on! →