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Volkswagen unveil T-Cross SUV concept ahead of Geneva show

Size isn’t everything for Volkswagen, who are shifting their attention to a new line of small SUVs. Volkswagen have released teaser images for its new T-Cross baby SUV ahead of the model’s official reveal at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. The new concept SUV is based on the Polo model and is expected to head(…)

Volkswagen turbo charges its city car

Like anyone who has ever lived or worked in a city for too long, Volkswagen’s city car model took a much needed break but has come back refreshed and revamped. The rejuvenated Volkswagen up! is on the horizon, with the new model set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. As well as(…)

A change in branding might bring a change in fortune, so hopes Volkswagen

Maybe its wishful thinking or maybe they’ve just recently discovered Mad Men on Netflix, but whatever the reason may be Volkswagen are putting all their faith into the power of good advertising. Following the emissions scandal that continues to plague the German carmakers, they have unveiled their latest ad campaign that is set to be(…)

Volkswagen to ‘rotate’ major roles and EU to investigate

Still in the aftermath of September’s emissions scandal, Volkswagen has announced a few details of their future plans. The biggest change will affect the engine-related employees and how long they can do a certain job role before they are ‘rotated’. VW hope this will improve oversight and prevent anything like the scandal happening again. Hans(…)

Volkswagen “relentlessly searching” for emissions scandal culprits

“The situation is not dramatic, but it is intense… We are fighting for every customer and every car,” says VW CEO Matthias Müller. Last Thursday Volkswagen gave the most detailed admission about the emissions scandal so far, during a press conference in Germany. Hans Dieter Pötsch, the VW chairman, and CEO Matthias Müller spoke on(…)

Volkswagen’s UK & US sales plunge after emissions scandal

We can see storm clouds about to ruin this optimistic blue sky… Unsurprisingly, the emissions scandal has brought Volkswagen more bad news this month. Sales of VW products in the UK have dropped by almost 20% and in the US they’ve plummeted 25%. Official findings from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show(…)

VW reveals EU fix for emissions scandal cars

Volkswagen has (finally) revealed details of their proposed emissions fix. Of the 11 million cars affected worldwide, the majority are in Europe. This week we’ve learnt how those affected in the EU will be fixed and, actually, it’s very simple. A bit too simple considering the lengths they went to cheat, but that’s for another(…)

VW round-up: $1,000 gift cards, whistle-blower amnesty deal, Müller out?

When I read the constant stream of scandalous Volkswagen news, I can’t help but sing Uh oh, we’re in trouble, something’s (the EPA’s findings) come along and it’s burst our bubble (of toxic emissions), yeah yeah in my head. Actually, I bet Matthias Müller would rock that on karaoke at the VW Christmas party. All jokes aside though, VW are in trouble.(…)

VW admit CO2 emissions “irregularities” in 800,000 vehicles

Volkswagen is still driving into the eye of the storm – probably because it’s hard to see amongst all those toxic emissions – and now it’s pumping out CO2 like it’s going out of fashion. If we’re going down, we’re taking the ozone layer with us! Bit harsh? I suppose we should give them credit(…)

The new Volkswagen Tiguan set for spring 2016

Before the emissions-shaped storm hit the car industry, Volkswagen introduced the second generation Tiguan to the public. VW, quite literally the day before the scandal broke, unveiled the new SUV to positive reviews at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The first generation Tiguan has sold 2.64 million units worldwide since its release in 2007.(…)