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Hollyoaks opt for Volkswagen funeral

Volkswagen Funerals, funeral directors which transport deceased to their final resting place using classic Volkswagen camper vans, has recently featured on Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks. The vintage VW camper van “Ernie” was used to ferry the character Jade Albright (played by Kassius Nelson) to the ceremony. Clare Brookes, founder of Volkswagen Funerals said: “We were(…)

VW threatening to pull out of WRC following Audi withdrawal

Following its sister-marque, Audi’s, withdrawal from the World Rally Championships last week, Volkswagen is threatening to follow suit. Despite the German manufacturer winning a fourth successive WRC title in Wales, it’s believed by several sources that its future participation in the sport is to be discussed at a group board meeting held in Wolfsburg later(…)

VW scandal sees sales of diesel fall to lowest level for seven years

As consumers continue to react to the emissions scandal, sales of diesel cars in Western Europe are set to fall under 50% this year, says a leading forecasting group. This puts diesel sales at their lowest market share since 2009. The figures have been calculated from the sales figures of 17 different European countries, and(…)

VW aims to increase efficiency by up to 8 percent

Volkswagen wants to boost its factories productivity levels by between 5 and 8 percent, German daily newspaper Handelsblatt has reported, citing sources from within the German carmaker. If this increase could be met by the manufacturer, it would allow them to cut every third factory shift and lose expensive weekend shifts altogether. VW is focusing(…)

VW could be prosecuted by UK government

The UK government has launched a fierce attack on the VW group following the emissions scandal. The initial foul play based around the company’s decision to cheat, and the subsequent actions to fix the issues were the targets for the government’s vitriol. Ministers are currently weighing up whether to prosecute bosses at the company and(…)

Volkswagen begin fuel leak recall in North America

In the States and Canada, Volkswagen is in the process of recalling around 334,000 Volkswagen and Audi branded vehicles due to fuel leaks attributed to several different causes, US safety regulators announced on Friday. As yet, there have been no reports of injuries suffered as a result of these issues. A spokesman for the company,(…)

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 aim to become ‘more emotional’

One thing that can be ascertained from Volkswagen’s offerings at the current Paris Motor Show, held in the French capital, is that the brand is attempting to adopt a “more emotional” brand strategy, which will most likely hold sway over the company’s future business direction and decisions. The car maker has even come up with(…)

VW to leave US market?

There’s only so much punishment you can take…Just how much can be doled out to the beleaguered German car firm without making them pack their bags and head home, is something the U.S. Department of Justice is attempting to gauge. According to reports in Automotive News, the governmental body is trying to work out how(…)

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,(…)