Stop me if you've heard this before, but German sedans, coupes and even sports utility vehicles from die grossen drei (M-B, Audi, Porsche) set the bar these days for luxury, performance and technology, and for sticker shock, too. VW, on the other hand, delivers German driving dynamics and automotive sophistication at prices that line up much more closely with mass-market vehicles from everywhere else. The GTI hot hatchback, for example, reviewed here two weeks ago, channels other, much more expensive, powerful and deluxe German cars.
The Volkswagen Passat sedan, now in its eighth generation of service, is passe.
Prototypes can be production promises not kept in the capital-intensive global automobile industry. A good idea, even one executed in pre-production metal, can be severely compromised or altogether altered in response to demands for lower production costs.
Itâs that time of year when the inside of your vehicle just bakes under the relentless summer sun.
There’s been a resurgence in new-vehicle leasing, but it’s being driven by something people may not have considered: Trucks.