Crossing Over With the Audi Q3

Audi has the luxury utility vehicle market sewn up. The German automaker offers three distinct model lines — Q3, Q5 and Q7 — along with the Allroad and the very wagon-like A3 Sportback e-tron, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with a very sensible price. What is missing from the Audi … Read more

Turbo CUV: 2015 Audi Q5 TDI Quattro

Medium range crossover combines performance with efficiency. The recent arrival of an Audi Q5 TDI Quattro in my drive marked the third of three crossover utility vehicles I’ve received from this German luxury manufacturer within the past year. The exquisite seven-passenger Q7 arrived first, what serves the full-size end of … Read more

Audi A6, A7 Revealed Ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show

First look at two refreshed Audi models. There once was a time that car manufacturers would keep new product tightly under wraps until a big reveal such as at an important auto show. In recent years, manufacturers have been sending teaser shots out and in some cases revealing full products … Read more

Volkswagen Amarok: The Key to Unboring?

Volkswagen has a crisis on its hands. No, that crisis does not involve recalling millions of its vehicles as Toyota and now GM are doing. Rather, it is a lack of interest in its cars, particularly here in the United States. Sales Auto Trends Through May 2014, year-to-date Volkswagen sales … Read more

Trekking With a 2014 Audi Q7 TDI Quattro

Audi offers five crossover/wagon models and will soon add a sixth when the Q3 joins the line up later this year. The Volkswagen Group luxury brand has been enjoying record sales of late with its Q5 crossover and A4 sedan leading the way. The largest crossover in the mix is … Read more

All Set: 2015 Volkswagen Golf Pricing

The Volkswagen Golf may not be the most profitable model in the VW arsenal, but it is the most popular vehicle built by this German manufacturer. Some 40 years and 30 million models later, the North American market will soon get what the Europeans are currently enjoying: the seventh generation … Read more

2014 Audi A6 TDI Quattro: Diesel Does It!

Audi diesel delivers excellent fuel economy and performance. My first and only diesel vehicle was a used 1978 Volkswagen Rabbit, a model with a single, overarching positive attribute: it got 50 miles per gallon. Beyond that, the Rabbit diesel was as slow as molasses to the point where my palms … Read more

Nearly 40 Years and 30 Million Volkswagen Golfs Later

Four Decades of the Volkswagen Golf The first Volkswagen Golf was introduced in early 1974, a replacement model for the iconic VW Beetle. This subcompact front-wheel drive model has also been sold as the Volkswagen Rabbit and is now in its seventh generation. Last week, Volkswagen hit the 30 million … Read more