VW scandal sees sales of diesel fall to lowest level for seven years

As consumers continue to react to the emissions scandal, sales of diesel cars in Western Europe are set to fall under 50% this year, says a leading forecasting group. This puts diesel sales at their lowest market share since 2009. The figures have been calculated from the sales figures of 17 different European countries, and(…)

2017 Golf set for November release

The next evolution of the Golf is only two weeks away! The reworked version is set for an early November launch in Wolfsburg, Germany; UK sales are set to follow early next year. This mid-life facelift has been engineered to keep Europe’s best selling model fresh ahead of the new generation Mk8 in 2019. The(…)

VW aims to increase efficiency by up to 8 percent

Volkswagen wants to boost its factories productivity levels by between 5 and 8 percent, German daily newspaper Handelsblatt has reported, citing sources from within the German carmaker. If this increase could be met by the manufacturer, it would allow them to cut every third factory shift and lose expensive weekend shifts altogether. VW is focusing(…)

VW could be prosecuted by UK government

The UK government has launched a fierce attack on the VW group following the emissions scandal. The initial foul play based around the company’s decision to cheat, and the subsequent actions to fix the issues were the targets for the government’s vitriol. Ministers are currently weighing up whether to prosecute bosses at the company and(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 6)

Our look back at the various guises of the VW Golf is almost at an end as we reach the penultimate offering in the line-up. Moving on from the Mark V, could Volkswagen polish something that was already pretty great? Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the… Volkswagen Golf Mark VI (2009 – 2013) The(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 5)

It’s probably accurate to describe the Golf as the most important car within Volkswagen’s sizable fleet – even above the iconic Beetle. The famous David Bailey, Paula Hamilton advert says it best, “Few things in life are as reliable as a Volkswagen”. That was certainly true of the car it advertised, the Golf Mark II.(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 4)

Continuing our look back at the VW Golf throughout the years, our attention now turns to the fourth edition in the revered series… Golf Mark IV (1998 – 2004) The Golf that saw out the last millennium, the fourth in the line, was far from being the best. It still had plenty going for it(…)

Volkswagen begin fuel leak recall in North America

In the States and Canada, Volkswagen is in the process of recalling around 334,000 Volkswagen and Audi branded vehicles due to fuel leaks attributed to several different causes, US safety regulators announced on Friday. As yet, there have been no reports of injuries suffered as a result of these issues. A spokesman for the company,(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 3)

Volkswagen Golf Mk3 (1992 – 1997) Its predecessor, the Mk 2 Golf, was the best car in its class in so many ways. For the Mk 3, matching the success of the hugely popular earlier edition was always going to be a tough act to follow. Highly durable, reliable, perfectly executed and featuring a halo(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 2)

As we progress down the memory lane of Volkswagen’s hits of yesteryear, it’s time to turn our attention to the second of VW’s outstanding Golf series. Put your hands together for… The Volkswagen Golf Mk2 (1983 – 1992) When it was time to re-imagine the highly successful Mk1 Cabriolet, it could be said that Volkswagen(…)