The VW T-Roc is something like a Golf-SUV: just a little shorter, a little wider, quite a bit higher, but just about the same price. DW test-drove it with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and a six-speed manual transmission with the Style trim level.
Mexican Volkswagen staff have bid farewell to their last "New Beetle," the design that in 1997 succeeded the curvy small family car first made famous in postwar Germany.
The automaker has criticized the ruling, saying car owners "have suffered neither losses nor damages." But the court's judges said VW acted "immorally" by installing emissions-cheating software on millions of vehicles.
The International Motor Show in Frankfurt is taking place amid tough economic conditions and a sharpened social debate around the combustion engine. Henrik Böhme reports.
Over the coming decade, Germany's electricity grid will need upgrades to enable it to recharge tens of millions of electric cars. Rather than being worried, experts seem to be looking forward to the technical challenge.
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