VW, Jaguar and Audi up for World Car Award

The finalists have been announced for the 2017 World Car Awards and Audi, Jaguar and Volkwagen make up the top trio. In fact, all three of the finalists are SUVs – the Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace and the Volkswagen Tiguan. Reflecting the overall shift of car buying moving towards the SUV, the exclusive trio were(…)

Winter is over – Time to spring clean your VW!

Giving your Volkswagen the spring clean it deserves takes more than a bucket of soapy water and a sponge. So, how can you go the extra miles and have your car looking like it’s just rolled out of the showroom? Here are a few tips: Don’t clean in extreme heat or direct sunlight. In fairness,(…)

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(…)

10 top tips on how to maximise fuel efficiency for your Volkswagen

As a Volkswagen driver, there may not be an awful lot you can do to influence the cost of fuel, but it is possible to drive in a more fuel efficient manner. Here are a few tips to help you save money on your weekly fuel bill. Drive smoothly. Research shows that heavy acceleration, abrupt(…)

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(…)

Fifteen fun facts about the VW Beetle

Stop anyone on the street and ask them their opinion of the most iconic cars and it’s a good bet that the VW Beetle will be on a fair share of them. Rarely has a car seized the global imagination in the same way the Beetle has consistently has managed to do through its different(…)

VW takes Toyota’s crown as world’s biggest carmaker

Volkswagen has moved ahead of Toyota and become the world’s largest carmaker; this is the first time the German carmaker has held the position. Japan’s Toyota, which has led sales for the last four years, sold 10.175 million vehicles in 2016, falling slightly short of the 10.31 million sales posted by Volkswagen last week for(…)

Winter driving tips for VW drivers

With respect to general driving conditions; January and February are traditionally the most hazardous months of the year. The unpredictable British winter can chuck some genuinely horrendous variants of weather down onto our over congested roads; sub-zero temperature, floods, snow, high winds. It’s important to be prepared when we take our VWs out onto the(…)

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(…)

A history of the VW camper – Part Three

Today we conclude our look back at the history of the VW camper van. Picking up where we left off – back in… 1963 This was the year that saw engine size increased still further to 1500cc from the original 1200cc – the sliding door was made available as an option. 1967 The split screen(…)