Volkswagen News

VW pays cabbie after dieselgate leaves him out of pocket

The true ramifications of Dieselgate have been far reaching and varied for VW, not to mention expensive. But it has also taken a sizable toll on the company’s customer base, one of which is Tyneside taxidriver, John Denholm. John’s VW Passat broke down days after it had been ‘fixed’ by the automaker, the loss of(…)

VW drivers – Tips on driving in London

London can be a law unto itself. Driving in the capital can be pretty hairy, especially if you’re not familiar with the often cavalier approach of other drivers. This festive period, we have a few tips for our VW drivers brave enough to venture into the mean streets of the big smoke. Be prepared. Before(…)

Volkswagen say no to US plug-in hybrids

VW paid a heavy price for Dieselgate. Part of the company’s penance was an enforced shove towards electrification. To be fair, the strides towards this made by the company to date have been significant. A huge development programme is well underway and is already starting to bear fruit. That said, Volkswagen have revealed they have(…)

VW deliver its 150 millionth car

German car maker VW celebrated a significant landmark last week as the firm’s 150 millionth car was delivered to a customer. In what could be interpreted as a nod towards the company’s long term future, the 150 millionth car turned out to be a plug-in hybrid Golf GTE – far removed from the tainted legacy(…)

Success puts Skoda on collision course with VW

Skoda is a car brand that has been inexorably on the rise for some time. But has the brand’s outstanding performance figures put it on a collision course with its parent brand Volkswagen? The answer to this depends on who you listen to really. Certain VW sources suggest the firm is taking steps to check(…)

Greenpeace stage protest on VW transporter ship

Greenpeace activists have boarded a 23,498-tonne ship transporting VW cars to the UK from Germany. The ship was preparing to dock at Sheerness in Kent when the protesters boarded the ship from a small fleet of kayaks and boats. Volkswagen, one of the world’s largest car manufacturers, imports tens of thousands of cars to the(…)

VW recall 1.8 million cars in China

Over 1.8 million VW cars are being recalled in China due to a faulty fuel pump. The Chinese consumer watchdog reported the recalled vehicles were made by VW plus its two domestic partners SAIC and FAW. It’s believed the fault could potentially cause the affected vehicles’ engines to stall due to an electrical issue with(…)

VW recalls 281,000 vehicles in the US

Volkswagen has been forced to recall 281,000 cars in the US after it was found their pumps were liable to fail, causing them to suddenly stall. All of the affected cars were in the US, the models affected were the CC (2009 – 2016) and the Passat sedan and wagon (2006 – 2010). All cars(…)

VW to consider reimbursing drivers of older diesels

Volkswagen is to consider a new initiative that sees UK drivers of its older diesels reimbursed. In an attempt to calm the gathering political storm surrounding diesel car pollution levels, the German automaker has already offered to pay drivers in its home country up to €10,000 as an incentive to trade their older vehicles in(…)

VWs on display at Harewood House

The Harewood estate in Leeds was the venue of the annual VW Festival last week as thousands turned out in celebration of all things VW. The event, which runs for three days and was first established in 2005, is the UK’s largest family friendly Volkswagen show. Each year follows a particular ‘theme’ and this year(…)