Looking back & forth over the sketch and the production Passat, the only significant differences I see are a slightly taller greenhouse on the car and ridiculously large wheels on the concept sketch. Some subtle changes in the front fascia and taillights too. » 4/18/14 1:46pm Friday 1:46pm

Genesis is a good comparison. And yeah, that last one did look too similar to the Passat. The new one has to differentiate itself from the lesser VWs with pricing 10k or so below the A8 TDI (starting at $83k) so a well-equipped Phaeton TDI should come in around low to mid-70's I'd think. At that price 4motion is a… » 4/18/14 9:58am Friday 9:58am

Just can't wrap my head around the idea of somebody (esp a writer for an auto blog) calling the Z06 vert "stupid". I've spent waaay too much time reading responses on Jack Baruth's column from those who say this car has somehow diluted the Corvette brand. After a while it just seemed to me to be a case of people who… » 4/17/14 9:48am Thursday 9:48am