VW solve dirty reverse cameras with ingeniously simple fix

The VW ‘Dune’ – which is a special edition of the iconic Beetle – is a fun car to drive. It has a fantastic audio system, plenty of zip, and for £21,300 you’re not breaking the bank, considering what you’re getting for your money. It also has a highly innovative answer to a problem that’s(…)

VW electric car concept revealed in sketches

They don’t tell us too much, but sketches revealed ahead of the 2017 Paris Motor Show, give us a small flavour of what to expect when Volkswagen unveils its new electric car concept at the event next month. These sketches are the most revealing in-sight we’ve had so far as to what VW’s ‘revolutionary’ new(…)

Reports of VW cars exploding at petrol stations in Germany

It never rains, but it pours. At least that’s what Volkswagen must be thinking at the moment. The beleaguered car maker, still heavily reeling from the seismic repercussions of the emissions scandal, now has to deal with the new problem that has recently reared its ugly head: its cars have started exploding at gas stations.(…)

World’s fastest VW Beetle sets speed record

Arguably Volkswagen’s most iconic creation – the Beetle, has recently surpassed its own land speed record. Earlier this month, on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, the yellow racer made two passes of the flying mile clocking up an average speed of 205.122 mph. This smashed the previous Beetle record of 175 mph that was(…)

VW pulls Lamborgini and Bentley our of Paris Motor Show

In what appears to be cost cutting measures, VW has pulled Lamborghini and Bentley – both part of its umbrella – out of next week’s Paris Motor Show. Still reeling in the wake of the emissions scandal, the German car maker is looking for ways to cut its cloth accordingly, in the wake of what(…)

Paris Motor Show 2016: VW to unveil next-generation EV

Volkswagen is to preview its new generation of electric vehicles at the forthcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show. The company have gone on record to say that the car “is as revolutionary as the Beetle was seven years ago.” Not much information has been released regarding the new concept, but a modular platform is likely to(…)

Volkswagen dragging heals over emissions ‘fix’

One year on from the emissions scandal rocked the German car maker to the core, it is still estimated that Volkswagen has yet to ‘fix’ 1.2 million affected cars in the UK. Back in 2015, at the height of the scandal, the automaker vowed to have rectified the problem and fixed the cheating emissions software(…)

VW launch new cyber firm to safeguard car security

With the increase in connectivity across a wide variety of platforms, and the resultant wider threat to car’s systems; Volkswagen has decided to found a new company with the sole purpose of beefing up automotive security. The new company, dubbed Cymotive, is the brainchild of VW, and a trio of Israeli cyber security experts. Heading(…)

VW engineer at centre of Dieselgate storm reveals whole design team was in on fraud

The VW engineer at the centre of the diesel emissions test scandal has agreed to spill the beans on his part in the deceit. James Robert Liang agreed to a plea deal with the US federal government to co-operate with the investigation into how the German automaker cheated American emissions tests and passed off its(…)

Volkswagen to tailor vehicles to local tastes

In an attempt to decentralise decision-making from its Wolfsburg headquarters VW is working on a “regionalisation” plan to empower subsidiaries to tailor VW-brand products to fit in with local tastes and trends. Volkswagen is the process of implementing radical changes in the aftermath of last year’s emission scandal where the car maker admitted to fitting(…)