VW Caddy gets funky Black Edition

VW has released another Black edition of the Caddy, featuring various premium priced touches. Blacked-out editions of models seem to be in vogue at the moment with various manufacturers, VW the latest to follow suit with the Caddy getting the treatment. It’s set to be available to buy from the end of November, and will(…)

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(…)

Northamptonshire man aiming to take British classic car title

A Northamptonshire man and his restored VW Beetle hope to claim the title of Britain’s best classic car at the UK’s largest classic car show. Steve Lawrie, from Weldon in the county, is an obsessive VW fan and the proud owner of a 1958 Beetle which has so far made it to the last 16(…)

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(…)

LEGO consider making VW Golf GTI

You may not see the Lego Golf GTI pictured above on toy shop shelves just yet, but the growing support club of admirers currently growing online, may well see the hatchback officially make its transition in the not too distant future. Created by Lego enthusiast ‘hasskabal’, a lot of time has clearly been spent perfecting(…)

VW expects to lose 25,000 jobs

News reported by German newspaper Allgemeine Zeitung forecasts that more than 25,000 jobs will be shed by Europe’s largest car manufacturer, Volkswagen, as the company begins an overall shift to electric vehicles. Electric cars use fewer components than their petrol and diesel equivalents, so “we will need fewer employees in the long-term”, said VW Group Chief Human(…)

VW camper that can match the supercars

When you think of the sort of run of the mill vehicle you’d consider converting to a track day car build, a VW camper isn’t probably the first vehicle that springs to mind. That hasn’t deterred this Swiss owner, who made it his little project of the past five years to strap in a top-of-the-range(…)

Hollyoaks opt for Volkswagen funeral

Volkswagen Funerals, funeral directors which transport deceased to their final resting place using classic Volkswagen camper vans, has recently featured on Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks. The vintage VW camper van “Ernie” was used to ferry the character Jade Albright (played by Kassius Nelson) to the ceremony. Clare Brookes, founder of Volkswagen Funerals said: “We were(…)

VW threatening to pull out of WRC following Audi withdrawal

Following its sister-marque, Audi’s, withdrawal from the World Rally Championships last week, Volkswagen is threatening to follow suit. Despite the German manufacturer winning a fourth successive WRC title in Wales, it’s believed by several sources that its future participation in the sport is to be discussed at a group board meeting held in Wolfsburg later(…)

A look back at the original VW Passat (1973 – 1980)

The VW Passat B1 marked the proper front wheel revolution for its manufacturer. After the false start that was the NSU K70, the Audi 80 was moved across to the VW stable, and it turned out to be just the right car, at just the right time. The new dawn of the company Volkswagen was(…)