Volkswagen News

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,(…)

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(…)

VW electric car concept revealed in sketches

They don’t tell us too much, but sketches revealed ahead of the 2017 Paris Motor Show, give us a small flavour of what to expect when Volkswagen unveils its new electric car concept at the event next month. These sketches are the most revealing in-sight we’ve had so far as to what VW’s ‘revolutionary’ new(…)

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.(…)