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Top 10s: Concepts heading to production, maybe…

Story by John LeBlanc From Frankfurt last September to Beijing this April, with stops in Los Angeles, Detroit and New York, and Geneva thrown in for good measure, the 2013-2014 international auto show season dazzled us with dozens of new concept cars. But only 10 of them have been deemed worthy enough to garner your […]

Preview: Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept

Story by John LeBlanc FRANKFURT — The level of secrecy was positively Bond-like. Under a shroud of heavy fog (both of the atmospheric and corporate communications variety), I was being chauffeured in a Secret Service-black Volkswagen Transporter.

First Drive: 2014 Volkswagen e-Up!

Story and photos by John LeBlanc FRANKFURT — Initially conceived as a rear-engine, rear-drive city car, the first production Volkswagen Up! went on sale in Europe as a front-drive, two-door, four-passenger hatch two years ago. But Volkswagen always had bigger plans for its smallest car.

2013 Frankfurt: Volkswagen Group’s Head of Design, Walter da Silva is a busy guy

Interview by John LeBlanc FRANKFURT, GERMANY – You only have to take the long walk from one end of the Frankfurt Motor Show grounds to the other to understand the massive responsibility resting on Volkswagen Group’s Head of Design, Walter da Silva.

2013 Frankfurt: Volkswagen goes electric

Story and photos by John LeBlanc FRANKFURT – In what will eventually become a fleet of as many as 40 electric or hybrid vehicles, Germany’s Volkswagen is making a big bet on the electrification of the automobile.

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