Volkswagen Technology

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 4)

Continuing our look back at the VW Golf throughout the years, our attention now turns to the fourth edition in the revered series… Golf Mark IV (1998 – 2004) The Golf that saw out the last millennium, the fourth in the line, was far from being the best. It still had plenty going for it(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 3)

Volkswagen Golf Mk3 (1992 – 1997) Its predecessor, the Mk 2 Golf, was the best car in its class in so many ways. For the Mk 3, matching the success of the hugely popular earlier edition was always going to be a tough act to follow. Highly durable, reliable, perfectly executed and featuring a halo(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 2)

As we progress down the memory lane of Volkswagen’s hits of yesteryear, it’s time to turn our attention to the second of VW’s outstanding Golf series. Put your hands together for… The Volkswagen Golf Mk2 (1983 – 1992) When it was time to re-imagine the highly successful Mk1 Cabriolet, it could be said that Volkswagen(…)

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 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(…)

Paris Motor Show 2016: VW to unveil next-generation EV

Volkswagen is to preview its new generation of electric vehicles at the forthcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show. The company have gone on record to say that the car “is as revolutionary as the Beetle was seven years ago.” Not much information has been released regarding the new concept, but a modular platform is likely to(…)

VW launch new cyber firm to safeguard car security

With the increase in connectivity across a wide variety of platforms, and the resultant wider threat to car’s systems; Volkswagen has decided to found a new company with the sole purpose of beefing up automotive security. The new company, dubbed Cymotive, is the brainchild of VW, and a trio of Israeli cyber security experts. Heading(…)

VW engineer at centre of Dieselgate storm reveals whole design team was in on fraud

The VW engineer at the centre of the diesel emissions test scandal has agreed to spill the beans on his part in the deceit. James Robert Liang agreed to a plea deal with the US federal government to co-operate with the investigation into how the German automaker cheated American emissions tests and passed off its(…)