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Volkswagen reports first quarterly loss in 15 years

Looks like the toxic emissions spluttering out of that 2007 Volkswagen Passat aren’t the only grey clouds forming over the German carmakers. Volkswagen posted a quarterly loss this morning, their first in 15 years. The German heavyweights reported a huge operating loss of €3.48bn in the third quarter, compared to the €3.2bn profit they made a(…)

Volkswagen emissions scandal: one month on…

The Volkswagen emissions cheating is the biggest scandal the automotive industry has seen in a long time, thanks to the constant stream of media reports and new pieces of information appearing daily. And now it looks like the 11 million affected vehicles total could grow higher. In case you haven’t been near a television, computer,(…)

Volkswagen announces new Phaeton EV… Coincidence?

With the aftermath of the recent emissions scandal still fresh, Volkswagen aims for some positive press with the announcement of their new, battery-powered flagship: the next-gen Phaeton. A smart direction away from diesel, but was it a calculated move? For those who remember the original Phaeton model that became available in 2002, sales were its(…)

Volkswagen emissions scandal fault of “a couple of engineers”

Volkswagen had its first Congressional hearing yesterday, where the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee grilled top US executive Matthew Horn about the emissions scandal that broke a few weeks ago. It was two hours of questions and deflective answers, and the public are yet to gather much new information. Horn told the committee he believes(…)

Are you a Volkswagen owner?

We covered the emissions scandal on our main blog last week and now we’re able to tell you what to do if you are a VW owner. If you think your vehicle is affected, then here’s what you need to know.   Are you affected? VW has announced that of the 11 million vehicles affected(…)

The new 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco

The new 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco has been released. The car is very popular here in the UK, with the new generation selling exceptionally well here since its release in 2008. In fact the UK is the world’s second biggest market for the Scirocco, with China being the biggest. From it’s release in 2008 until the(…)

Volkswagen’s sales increase by 3.1% in America

Volkswagen growth in the United States is still on the up with the German company reporting an increase in sales of 3.1 per cent. The month of March was not expected to be this good for Europe’s largest car manufacturer. They managed to sell a fantastic 37,704 cars in that month alone. Year on year(…)

Skoda the best when it comes to target price savings

The Skoda Fabia has topped the biggest discount off a new car poll, according to research carried out by What Car? The new Fabia is offered with a brilliant 25% reduction. The Fabia 1.2 litre 70 SE is available for a brilliant £8,800 which is a fantastic saving of £2,670. The savings on the car(…)

Volkswagen’s brand new £25 million Headquarters

Volkswagen is building brand new Headquarters in Tongwell, Milton Keynes. It will cost an estimated £25 million to build. The site is due to be completed in 2014. Volkswagen’s financial services sector will move into the 100,000 sq ft office development. Work has already begun with the buildings already starting to be taken down. The(…)

The Volkswagen Golf GTI at the Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show was home to the unveiling of the brand new 2013 Golf GTI. There was mainly no difference between the concept version and the production version seen at the motor show. Looks Coming with an aggressive yet sporty body kit, the car looked fast. The spoiler upon the back is subtle but(…)