VW Boss: Diesel is not dead

‘Diesel is not dead’ – so says the VW Group chairman, Matthias Muller, and he believes it’s up to the car industry to change the public’s increasingly poor perception of it as a fuel. At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen revealed plans to launch 80 new electric models across the brand by 2025. Despite(…)

VW plan to have electric options for all models within 15 years

Volkswagen, the world’s largest carmaker, will offer electric versions of its entire fleet by the year 2030. In addition to this, VW plan to release at least 80 new electric cars across its range by 2025. The German company will double its investment in zero-emission vehicles to a whopping £18 billion as it looks to(…)

VW recall 1.8 million cars in China

Over 1.8 million VW cars are being recalled in China due to a faulty fuel pump. The Chinese consumer watchdog reported the recalled vehicles were made by VW plus its two domestic partners SAIC and FAW. It’s believed the fault could potentially cause the affected vehicles’ engines to stall due to an electrical issue with(…)

VW recalls 281,000 vehicles in the US

Volkswagen has been forced to recall 281,000 cars in the US after it was found their pumps were liable to fail, causing them to suddenly stall. All of the affected cars were in the US, the models affected were the CC (2009 – 2016) and the Passat sedan and wagon (2006 – 2010). All cars(…)

Volkswagen Buzz to go into production

The eagerly anticipated Volkswagen Buzz is to enter production, reports have confirmed. Automotive News Europe has revealed that the electric minibus will be available to buy commercially from 2022. The news will be officially announced by the company’s CEO Herbert Diess and commercial vehicle boss Eckhard Scholz at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The(…)

VW to consider reimbursing drivers of older diesels

Volkswagen is to consider a new initiative that sees UK drivers of its older diesels reimbursed. In an attempt to calm the gathering political storm surrounding diesel car pollution levels, the German automaker has already offered to pay drivers in its home country up to €10,000 as an incentive to trade their older vehicles in(…)

VWs on display at Harewood House

The Harewood estate in Leeds was the venue of the annual VW Festival last week as thousands turned out in celebration of all things VW. The event, which runs for three days and was first established in 2005, is the UK’s largest family friendly Volkswagen show. Each year follows a particular ‘theme’ and this year(…)

VW Camper van converted into a pub

The VW camper van is a versatile beast, available in all sorts of variants and layouts and used for a wide range of purposes. Caravan holidays, festivals, car boot sales, you na me it, the Camper can do it all. It’s unlikely however, that one has ever been used as a pub before, but that’s(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen 1500 and 1600 Type 3 (1961 – 1973)

How do you follow a classic like the Beetle? VW knew that despite the huge popularity of the iconic car, they would need to have something to replace it at some point. The solution was to broaden the range, giving buyers a more upmarket product to aspire to. Hence, the Type 3 was born. Essentially,(…)

VW denies cartel allegations

VW has been forced to defend itself after allegations were made against the German carmaker accusing it of teaming up with other German car giants to breach EU cartel rules. The company said it was common for car makers to share technical details to help speed up the process of innovation. Despite its rebuttal of(…)