VW execs ordered to pay back private jet costs

Volkswagen executives have been ordered to repay millions of euros, after reports emerged that they had used the company’s private jet, for holiday travel. Newspapers in Germany are running stories describing how one senior chief, used the corporate jet to fly his entire family to Thailand for a holiday. Another used it to travel to(…)

VW Atlas coming to Europe?

Europe may see the seven-seat Volkswagen Atlas after all. Despite the car maker’s original plans for a car specifically tailored to the US and Chinese markets, VW’s head of full-size product lines Elmar-Marius Licharz has admitted that the company is weighing up whether to market the model in a small number of European countries. “We(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen Jetta (1979 – 1984)

Today we look at one of the more interesting additions to the VW range. The Jetta was initially based on the illustrious Golf, but didn’t hit the markets until five years after the car that inspired it. Originally, the Jetta was aimed at more conservative customers, in particular – those in the US who found(…)

VW Amarok now available to buy

Volkswagen’s new Amarok pickup is now available to buy. With prices starting at £32,493 for the Trendline variant, the Amarok features a 3.0-litre six cylinder diesel engines, and four-wheel-drive replacing the old 2.0-litre TDI diesel unit. Other features to have been improved include the headlights; optional bi-xenon versions with integrated LED daytime running lights are(…)

VW release teaser sketches of new upper midsize car

Volkswagen has released some teaser sketches, complete with some basic specifications of their planned new premium saloon – the Arteon. The forthcoming model will be unveiled in Geneva next March and is expected to be taking the place of the CC, an often overlooked Volkswagen family member. Sources have revealed that production on the CC(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen Corrado (1988 – 1995)

In 1988, Volkswagen rolled out their replacement for the Scirocco, successfully updating the Golf Mk1’s three-door hatchback style and origami like creases in the bodywork. The Corrado was in many ways closely linked to the Golf Mk2, but featured the dashboard of a Passat. The debut edition came complete with a 1781cc engine in 16V(…)