Volkswagen News

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(…)

VW denies cartel allegations

VW has been forced to defend itself after allegations were made against the German carmaker accusing it of teaming up with other German car giants to breach EU cartel rules. The company said it was common for car makers to share technical details to help speed up the process of innovation. Despite its rebuttal of(…)

Top ten tips for driving in urban areas

To say that driving in built-up, urban environments is stressful is to state the obvious. But there are ways to make the experience slightly less horrendous. Follow these top ten tips for driving in town and get yourself home in one piece faster. Expect to be frustrated. It’s unlikely that you’re not going to encounter(…)

Classic VW Camper to sell for the same price as a new Aston Martin

If you’ve had a spare £90,000 knocking about what would you buy? Normally, if you decided to shell out on a camper van, you’d expect to have a fair amount of change from that sizable sum. Not in this case. This iconic ’Splittie’ is predicted to sell for £90,000 – the same price as a(…)

VW and DoorBird let drivers see who’s at your door

With the constant evolution of online shopping, we no longer have to journey down to the high street to spend our hard earned cash. But one drawback of this method is still causing problems: Delivery. Whilst ordering products online is simple and can be done from pretty much anywhere, getting them delivered at a convenient(…)