Volkswagen Models

A history of the VW camper – Part One

This week, VW released teaser images of the I.D. Buzz. Though labelled with a different name, the images effectively showed off what was basically just a re-Imagineering of an old classic. With self-driving possibilities and fully electric, it’s somewhat reassuring to know the iconic camper van, such a familiar sight on our roads for so(…)

VW to bring Amazon’s Alexa into its vehicles

Volkswagen has announced plans to follow in the footsteps of Ford Motors by integrating Amazon Alexa into its vehicles. In a statement, announced at the recent CES consumer technology exhibition held in Las Vegas, the German carmaker revealed its intention to roll out the technology in its forthcoming vehicles, allowing its drivers to operate the(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen Jetta (1979 – 1984)

Today we look at one of the more interesting additions to the VW range. The Jetta was initially based on the illustrious Golf, but didn’t hit the markets until five years after the car that inspired it. Originally, the Jetta was aimed at more conservative customers, in particular – those in the US who found(…)

VW Amarok now available to buy

Volkswagen’s new Amarok pickup is now available to buy. With prices starting at £32,493 for the Trendline variant, the Amarok features a 3.0-litre six cylinder diesel engines, and four-wheel-drive replacing the old 2.0-litre TDI diesel unit. Other features to have been improved include the headlights; optional bi-xenon versions with integrated LED daytime running lights are(…)

2017 VW Golf unveiled

The latest edition of the Volkswagen Golf has been unveiled, and displays further examples of VW’s new direction towards electrification, heralding a new age of modern super-frugal mild hybrid powertrains. Despite outwardly only being billed as a facelift, the 2017 Golf is heavily updated from the current edition. Visually, the most noticeable change is the(…)

2017 Golf set for November release

The next evolution of the Golf is only two weeks away! The reworked version is set for an early November launch in Wolfsburg, Germany; UK sales are set to follow early next year. This mid-life facelift has been engineered to keep Europe’s best selling model fresh ahead of the new generation Mk8 in 2019. The(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 6)

Our look back at the various guises of the VW Golf is almost at an end as we reach the penultimate offering in the line-up. Moving on from the Mark V, could Volkswagen polish something that was already pretty great? Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the… Volkswagen Golf Mark VI (2009 – 2013) The(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 5)

It’s probably accurate to describe the Golf as the most important car within Volkswagen’s sizable fleet – even above the iconic Beetle. The famous David Bailey, Paula Hamilton advert says it best, “Few things in life are as reliable as a Volkswagen”. That was certainly true of the car it advertised, the Golf Mark II.(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 4)

Continuing our look back at the VW Golf throughout the years, our attention now turns to the fourth edition in the revered series… Golf Mark IV (1998 – 2004) The Golf that saw out the last millennium, the fourth in the line, was far from being the best. It still had plenty going for it(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 3)

Volkswagen Golf Mk3 (1992 – 1997) Its predecessor, the Mk 2 Golf, was the best car in its class in so many ways. For the Mk 3, matching the success of the hugely popular earlier edition was always going to be a tough act to follow. Highly durable, reliable, perfectly executed and featuring a halo(…)