Volkswagen Technology

VW Microbus to return in EV form

Great news for Volkswagen fans! Speaking at the recent launch of the new Polo compact, Company CEO, Herbert Diess, confirmed that the car-maker is finally to build a new Microbus. This time however, it’s going to be electric. “Emotional cars are very important for the brand. We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in(…)

Classic VW Beetle 100% converted to electric

As the electric car revolution gathers pace, spare a thought for the gas-guzzling classics from yesteryear, trapped forever in their eco-unfriendly guises, slowly to become alienated as bit by bit the motoring world turns green. The company ‘Electric Classic Cars’ have done just that, as their name suggests, their aim is to take fantastic cars(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Volkswagen ID to feature ‘revolutionary’ heads-up display technology

Volkswagen’s new ID electric car set to be launched by 2020, will feature a revolutionary new instrument systems, says VW head brand designer Klaus Bischoff. In an interview with Autocar, Bischoff said that his team had managed to push the dashboard forward by 200mm as a result of relocating the motor to the rear of(…)

2017 VW Golf unveiled

The latest edition of the Volkswagen Golf has been unveiled, and displays further examples of VW’s new direction towards electrification, heralding a new age of modern super-frugal mild hybrid powertrains. Despite outwardly only being billed as a facelift, the 2017 Golf is heavily updated from the current edition. Visually, the most noticeable change is the(…)

2017 Golf set for November release

The next evolution of the Golf is only two weeks away! The reworked version is set for an early November launch in Wolfsburg, Germany; UK sales are set to follow early next year. This mid-life facelift has been engineered to keep Europe’s best selling model fresh ahead of the new generation Mk8 in 2019. The(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 6)

Our look back at the various guises of the VW Golf is almost at an end as we reach the penultimate offering in the line-up. Moving on from the Mark V, could Volkswagen polish something that was already pretty great? Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the… Volkswagen Golf Mark VI (2009 – 2013) The(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 5)

It’s probably accurate to describe the Golf as the most important car within Volkswagen’s sizable fleet – even above the iconic Beetle. The famous David Bailey, Paula Hamilton advert says it best, “Few things in life are as reliable as a Volkswagen”. That was certainly true of the car it advertised, the Golf Mark II.(…)