Volkswagen Models

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(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 2)

As we progress down the memory lane of Volkswagen’s hits of yesteryear, it’s time to turn our attention to the second of VW’s outstanding Golf series. Put your hands together for… The Volkswagen Golf Mk2 (1983 – 1992) When it was time to re-imagine the highly successful Mk1 Cabriolet, it could be said that Volkswagen(…)

New generation Polo to be 20cm longer and 70kg lighter

The sixth generation Polo is to be revealed at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show in 2017, replacing the fifth generation model that has been on the roads since 2009. It was widely thought that the new design would be larger than previous incarnations to allow for more room in the cabin, and space for passengers(…)

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(…)

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.(…)

World’s fastest VW Beetle sets speed record

Arguably Volkswagen’s most iconic creation – the Beetle, has recently surpassed its own land speed record. Earlier this month, on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, the yellow racer made two passes of the flying mile clocking up an average speed of 205.122 mph. This smashed the previous Beetle record of 175 mph that was(…)

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(…)