Volkswagen to tailor vehicles to local tastes

In an attempt to decentralise decision-making from its Wolfsburg headquarters VW is working on a “regionalisation” plan to empower subsidiaries to tailor VW-brand products to fit in with local tastes and trends. Volkswagen is the process of implementing radical changes in the aftermath of last year’s emission scandal where the car maker admitted to fitting(…)

Second hand Volkswagens ‘holding their value’

Despite the emissions scandal, second hand VW’s are holding their value well, a leading motoring magazine has revealed. According to leading industry magazine What Car? VW’s that are either three years old or have done 36,000 miles, are typically worth 42.21% of their original value, only a 2.7% drop from September 2015, just before the(…)

Two door GTI is dead

All things must pass; in this case it’s the VW GTI two door edition which is to be no more. At Volkswagen’s full-line launch event today, Hendrik Muth Volkswagen’s marketing chief confirmed the news: “The trend is shifting towards four-door models.” Previously VW had suggested that the two door would continue at least 2017, but(…)

VW looks into Chinese electric car joint venture

On Wednesday, Volkswagen and China’s Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Company signed an agreement that signalled the beginning of a joint exploration of electric car development. This is another example of how the German automaker is leaning further towards this area following the diesel emissions scandal. VW is looking to solidify its position long-term as one of(…)

VW may have broken EU consumer rules

A top EU official has revealed that Volkswagen may have broken European Union consumer protection rules. This follows on from a raft of complaints lodged against the German automaker following the diesel emissions scandal. In September 2015, the United States discovered a device in numerous VW diesel models that gave lower then accurate emissions readings(…)

Find the right oil for your Volkswagen

In order to maximise performance and increase overall fuel economy, it’s important to use the right blend of oil with your Volkswagen. When topping up your engine oil levels, Volkswagen recommends using Castrol EDGE Professional Longlife III 5W-30, the original engine oil your VW was first lubricated with. You can enquire at your nearest dealer(…)

Autumn driving

Of all the seasons, summer seems to speed by fastest. As leaves turn brown and the nights slowly start to draw in, we have to reluctantly accept that autumn is just round the corner. Whilst not quite throwing at us the same horrors winter is capable of, driving at this time of year does present(…)

VW’s 10 top tips on how to maximise fuel efficiency

There’s not too much influence the average VW driver can have on the cost of fuel, but it is possible to make your car more fuel efficient. The research department at Volkswagen has released some tips to help you save money on your weekly fuel bill. Drive smoothly. Research shows that heavy acceleration, abrupt braking(…)

VW set to debut new electric vehicle with 300 mile range at Paris Motor Show

Who cares about diesel? VW has recently been pretty vocal about its intentions to move beyond combustion engines and towards electric powered vehicles. To give the statement substance, it revealed that it will be releasing 30 new electric cars by 2025, the first of which is to make its debut at the forthcoming Paris Motor(…)

5 tips to help your VW’s tyres last longer

Tyres are expensive. Naturally as drivers, we want to get as much life out of our tyres as possible but it’s important not to take risks. If your tyres need to be replaced, it’s better to just bite the bullet and do it, as worn tyres are a serious safety concern. However, there are ways(…)