Volkswagen News

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(…)

Winter is over – Time to spring clean your VW!

Giving your Volkswagen the spring clean it deserves takes more than a bucket of soapy water and a sponge. So, how can you go the extra miles and have your car looking like it’s just rolled out of the showroom? Here are a few tips: Don’t clean in extreme heat or direct sunlight. In fairness,(…)

10 top tips on how to maximise fuel efficiency for your Volkswagen

As a Volkswagen driver, there may not be an awful lot you can do to influence the cost of fuel, but it is possible to drive in a more fuel efficient manner. Here are a few tips to help you save money on your weekly fuel bill. Drive smoothly. Research shows that heavy acceleration, abrupt(…)

Behold! The VW Arteon

There’s nothing traditional about the VW Arteon. Starting with the name itself, which shirks Volkswagen’s tradition of using winds (Scirocco, Golf, Passat), gods/goddesses (Phaeton, Eos) or people of the Saharan interior (Touareg), Arteon has simply combine “art” with “Eon” – which means supreme deity. It’s a fitting name in many respects, this new offering will(…)

VW takes Toyota’s crown as world’s biggest carmaker

Volkswagen has moved ahead of Toyota and become the world’s largest carmaker; this is the first time the German carmaker has held the position. Japan’s Toyota, which has led sales for the last four years, sold 10.175 million vehicles in 2016, falling slightly short of the 10.31 million sales posted by Volkswagen last week for(…)

The VW camper van is back – and this time it’s electric

If you were to ask a random stranger to list their ten most iconic cars, it’s a good bet the VW camper van would be on it somewhere. Loved by millions, the last edition of the people carrier was removed from production back in 2013. Since then, the various incarnations of the classic design have(…)

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(…)

VW execs ordered to pay back private jet costs

Volkswagen executives have been ordered to repay millions of euros, after reports emerged that they had used the company’s private jet, for holiday travel. Newspapers in Germany are running stories describing how one senior chief, used the corporate jet to fly his entire family to Thailand for a holiday. Another used it to travel to(…)

VW Atlas coming to Europe?

Europe may see the seven-seat Volkswagen Atlas after all. Despite the car maker’s original plans for a car specifically tailored to the US and Chinese markets, VW’s head of full-size product lines Elmar-Marius Licharz has admitted that the company is weighing up whether to market the model in a small number of European countries. “We(…)