Volkswagen Models

A look back at the Volkswagen 1500 and 1600 Type 3 (1961 – 1973)

How do you follow a classic like the Beetle? VW knew that despite the huge popularity of the iconic car, they would need to have something to replace it at some point. The solution was to broaden the range, giving buyers a more upmarket product to aspire to. Hence, the Type 3 was born. Essentially,(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen Polo Mk1 (1975 – 1981)

Much like the Passat, the Polo was another example of a Volkswagen that started life as an Audi. Disregarding the 1990’s A3 or A2, the first proper small Audi was actually the 50, which was then subsequently rebranded as the Polo in 1976. The car was styled by Bertone and featured all-new EA111 overhead camshaft(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7

The VW Golf was the first premium hatchback, and to this day it’s still one of the best you can buy. Launched in 1979, with the Iron Lady still yet to move into Number Ten; forty years has done nothing to dent the Golf’s popular appeal. Currently on its seventh generation, the Golf we know(…)

VW Beetle – Things you probably didn’t know

Is there a more iconic car than the VW Beetle? If there is, we’re hard pressed to think of it. Immortalised in film, TV, album covers and even songs (weirdly). Here are a few facts about our favourite little German car that you probably didn’t know: The basic VW Beetle originated back to a chassis(…)

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(…)

Golf R performance pack to come to UK?

Volkswagen has previewed a clip on its Youtube channel showing a Golf R performance package that the brand is considering for a launch in the UK. The clip shows a Golf R sporting an Akrapovic exhaust plus suspension alterations, as well as a faster top speed and performance brake option. Volkswagen UK has stated that(…)

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(…)

A look back at the original VW Passat (1973 – 1980)

The VW Passat B1 marked the proper front wheel revolution for its manufacturer. After the false start that was the NSU K70, the Audi 80 was moved across to the VW stable, and it turned out to be just the right car, at just the right time. The new dawn of the company Volkswagen was(…)

Fifteen fun facts about the VW Beetle

Stop anyone on the street and ask them their opinion of the most iconic cars and it’s a good bet that the VW Beetle will be on a fair share of them. Rarely has a car seized the global imagination in the same way the Beetle has consistently has managed to do through its different(…)