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Autos archive for May 2, 2015


During hard cornering, VW’s XDS Cross Differential System reads data from wheel sensors, and automatically applies braking to the inside front wheel to maintain stability. Shod with conventional all-season tires, my tester kept a tenacious grip on the road, with little or no understeer.  (Volkswagen)

VW Golf: Little hatch, big strides 

When the 2015 Volkswagen Golf arrived, I’d spent the previous few weeks driving big cars. Minivans, midsize crossovers, full-size American sedans. Not a loser in the bunch. But the Golf forced me to face facts; I’m a small-car guy. Nothing rings my bell like a…

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