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VW and DoorBird let drivers see who’s at your door

With the constant evolution of online shopping, we no longer have to journey down to the high street to spend our hard earned cash. But one drawback of this method is still causing problems: Delivery. Whilst ordering products online is simple and can be done from pretty much anywhere, getting them delivered at a convenient(…)

VW cheating software fix costs you money reveals independent test

An independent test has found that the fix used to correct cheating VW diesels potentially causes fuel economy figures to drop. The investigation, based on a 2003 VW Touran – fitted with the 1.6-litre diesel – discovered discrepancies between the before and after figures following the software update by Volkswagen. Fuel economy on the Touran(…)

Classic VW Beetle 100% converted to electric

As the electric car revolution gathers pace, spare a thought for the gas-guzzling classics from yesteryear, trapped forever in their eco-unfriendly guises, slowly to become alienated as bit by bit the motoring world turns green. The company ‘Electric Classic Cars’ have done just that, as their name suggests, their aim is to take fantastic cars(…)

VW, Jaguar and Audi up for World Car Award

The finalists have been announced for the 2017 World Car Awards and Audi, Jaguar and Volkwagen make up the top trio. In fact, all three of the finalists are SUVs – the Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace and the Volkswagen Tiguan. Reflecting the overall shift of car buying moving towards the SUV, the exclusive trio were(…)

VW takes Toyota’s crown as world’s biggest carmaker

Volkswagen has moved ahead of Toyota and become the world’s largest carmaker; this is the first time the German carmaker has held the position. Japan’s Toyota, which has led sales for the last four years, sold 10.175 million vehicles in 2016, falling slightly short of the 10.31 million sales posted by Volkswagen last week for(…)

Winter driving tips for VW drivers

With respect to general driving conditions; January and February are traditionally the most hazardous months of the year. The unpredictable British winter can chuck some genuinely horrendous variants of weather down onto our over congested roads; sub-zero temperature, floods, snow, high winds. It’s important to be prepared when we take our VWs out onto the(…)

LEGO recreate VW camper van

It was bound to happen at some point. LEGO have finally immortalised the iconic VW camper van – complete with yellow and red curtains in the windows – just in time for Christmas. This Yuletide, children – and quite possibly their parents too – can spend many a happy hour recreating their own LEGO version(…)

Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs

Over the next four years, Volkswagen will shed 30,000 jobs as car production moves more towards mechanisation. Attempts to maintain profitability in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal are also behind the cull. The controversy has already seen the company fined $14.7 billion. The news was revealed at a press conference at the firm’s(…)

Volkswagen ID to feature ‘revolutionary’ heads-up display technology

Volkswagen’s new ID electric car set to be launched by 2020, will feature a revolutionary new instrument systems, says VW head brand designer Klaus Bischoff. In an interview with Autocar, Bischoff said that his team had managed to push the dashboard forward by 200mm as a result of relocating the motor to the rear of(…)

VW expects to lose 25,000 jobs

News reported by German newspaper Allgemeine Zeitung forecasts that more than 25,000 jobs will be shed by Europe’s largest car manufacturer, Volkswagen, as the company begins an overall shift to electric vehicles. Electric cars use fewer components than their petrol and diesel equivalents, so “we will need fewer employees in the long-term”, said VW Group Chief Human(…)