The new Volkswagen Tiguan set for spring 2016

Before the emissions-shaped storm hit the car industry, Volkswagen introduced the second generation Tiguan to the public. VW, quite literally the day before the scandal broke, unveiled the new SUV to positive reviews at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The first generation Tiguan has sold 2.64 million units worldwide since its release in 2007.(…)

Volkswagen reports first quarterly loss in 15 years

Looks like the toxic emissions spluttering out of that 2007 Volkswagen Passat aren’t the only grey clouds forming over the German carmakers. Volkswagen posted a quarterly loss this morning, their first in 15 years. The German heavyweights reported a huge operating loss of €3.48bn in the third quarter, compared to the €3.2bn profit they made a(…)

Volkswagen emissions scandal: one month on…

The Volkswagen emissions cheating is the biggest scandal the automotive industry has seen in a long time, thanks to the constant stream of media reports and new pieces of information appearing daily. And now it looks like the 11 million affected vehicles total could grow higher. In case you haven’t been near a television, computer,(…)

Volkswagen announces new Phaeton EV… Coincidence?

With the aftermath of the recent emissions scandal still fresh, Volkswagen aims for some positive press with the announcement of their new, battery-powered flagship: the next-gen Phaeton. A smart direction away from diesel, but was it a calculated move? For those who remember the original Phaeton model that became available in 2002, sales were its(…)

Volkswagen emissions scandal fault of “a couple of engineers”

Volkswagen had its first Congressional hearing yesterday, where the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee grilled top US executive Matthew Horn about the emissions scandal that broke a few weeks ago. It was two hours of questions and deflective answers, and the public are yet to gather much new information. Horn told the committee he believes(…)

Are you a Volkswagen owner?

We covered the emissions scandal on our main blog last week and now we’re able to tell you what to do if you are a VW owner. If you think your vehicle is affected, then here’s what you need to know.   Are you affected? VW has announced that of the 11 million vehicles affected(…)