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VW threatening to pull out of WRC following Audi withdrawal

Following its sister-marque, Audi’s, withdrawal from the World Rally Championships last week, Volkswagen is threatening to follow suit. Despite the German manufacturer winning a fourth successive WRC title in Wales, it’s believed by several sources that its future participation in the sport is to be discussed at a group board meeting held in Wolfsburg later(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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,(…)

VW to leave US market?

There’s only so much punishment you can take…Just how much can be doled out to the beleaguered German car firm without making them pack their bags and head home, is something the U.S. Department of Justice is attempting to gauge. According to reports in Automotive News, the governmental body is trying to work out how(…)

VW to push Beetle into the electric era

At the Paris Motor Show currently underway in the French capital, Volkswagen AG has been outlining its electric car strategy. In ambitious proposals to truly bring electric vehicles to the masses, the German car maker has announced plans involving dozens of new models, and driving ranges further than anything we’ve seen so far. On Thursday,(…)

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.(…)

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(…)