Bugatti Gives Birth to a Baby

The little Bugatti that could. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe Bugatti. This Italian automaker, now owned by the Volkswagen Group, builds some of the most expensive high-performance and ultra-luxurious vehicles in the world. The Little Car Company, in partnership with Bugatti, just introduced the Bugatti Baby II, a contemporary … Read more

Car Manufacturers: Who Owns What?

The global auto industry consists of dozens of brand names, but not all are marketed throughout the world. Opel is popular in Europe, but it is not sold in North America. Suzuki cars are no longer sold in the United States, but its Maruti Suzuki brand is a top seller … Read more

Refreshed Audi A6, Minus Two Diesels

2016 Audi A6.

An updated Audi A6 arrives on the market, but its two diesel engines are not currently available. That said, what’s left is a compelling choice in the competitive midsize luxury sedan segment. When the Volkswagen diesel scandal erupted last September, the fallout was destined to reach well beyond the eponymous … Read more

Toyota Reigns Supreme Four Years Running

Volkswagen’s quest to overtake Toyota will have to wait at least another year as the German automaker deals with more than 11 million recalled models. Once again, Toyota Motors is the largest producer of passenger and commercial vehicles in the world, edging out the Volkswagen Group and the General Motors … Read more

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

Does Volkswagen Need a Budget Brand?

The Volkswagen Group is made up of 12 brands, going beyond its eponymous Volkswagen moniker to include such makes as Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Skoda. Not every brand is fully owned and, in the case of Suzuki, VW’s relationship with this Japanese make is a strained one. The Volkswagen Collective … Read more

Diesel Hybrid: Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV Concept

First ever diesel hybrid showcased by VW. Since the late 1990s, we have seen a slew of hybrid vehicles enter the market with Honda and Toyota leading the way. Other manufacturers including Ford, GM, Chrysler, Hyundai and Kia have jumped in, while the German companies have chosen to stay out … Read more