A look back at the Volkswagen Type 2 Camper – bay windows (1968 – 1979)

After many years of hard work and popular service, 1968 saw the Volkswagen Transporter given a deserved overhaul and thorough reworking. The second generation, imaginatively called the Type 2, was designed with the futuristic 1970s in mind and yet it still retained the looks and style of the T1 now firmly established in the public’s(…)

VW deliver its 150 millionth car

German car maker VW celebrated a significant landmark last week as the firm’s 150 millionth car was delivered to a customer. In what could be interpreted as a nod towards the company’s long term future, the 150 millionth car turned out to be a plug-in hybrid Golf GTE – far removed from the tainted legacy(…)

The evolution of the VW badge

Surely one of the most iconic car emblems worldwide, the VW logo has evolved through a number of different designs over the years. Simple yet effectively iconic, the logo consists of two white letters (a V over a W in a monogram) in a circle of the same colour, in a blue background. The white(…)

Success puts Skoda on collision course with VW

Skoda is a car brand that has been inexorably on the rise for some time. But has the brand’s outstanding performance figures put it on a collision course with its parent brand Volkswagen? The answer to this depends on who you listen to really. Certain VW sources suggest the firm is taking steps to check(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen New Beetle (1998 – 2011)

Is any car as iconic as the original Beetle? – A question that can be debated indefinitely without ever reaching a resolution. Of course there are candidates: the Citroen 2CV, all manner of Ferraris, the Mini… but few had films based around them, a honour the Beetle can proudly or embarrassingly claim (depends on your(…)

Greenpeace stage protest on VW transporter ship

Greenpeace activists have boarded a 23,498-tonne ship transporting VW cars to the UK from Germany. The ship was preparing to dock at Sheerness in Kent when the protesters boarded the ship from a small fleet of kayaks and boats. Volkswagen, one of the world’s largest car manufacturers, imports tens of thousands of cars to the(…)

VW Boss: Diesel is not dead

‘Diesel is not dead’ – so says the VW Group chairman, Matthias Muller, and he believes it’s up to the car industry to change the public’s increasingly poor perception of it as a fuel. At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen revealed plans to launch 80 new electric models across the brand by 2025. Despite(…)

VW plan to have electric options for all models within 15 years

Volkswagen, the world’s largest carmaker, will offer electric versions of its entire fleet by the year 2030. In addition to this, VW plan to release at least 80 new electric cars across its range by 2025. The German company will double its investment in zero-emission vehicles to a whopping £18 billion as it looks to(…)

VW recall 1.8 million cars in China

Over 1.8 million VW cars are being recalled in China due to a faulty fuel pump. The Chinese consumer watchdog reported the recalled vehicles were made by VW plus its two domestic partners SAIC and FAW. It’s believed the fault could potentially cause the affected vehicles’ engines to stall due to an electrical issue with(…)

VW recalls 281,000 vehicles in the US

Volkswagen has been forced to recall 281,000 cars in the US after it was found their pumps were liable to fail, causing them to suddenly stall. All of the affected cars were in the US, the models affected were the CC (2009 – 2016) and the Passat sedan and wagon (2006 – 2010). All cars(…)