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(…)

A history of the VW camper – Part Two

Today we continue our look back at one of the best loved cars/vans ever to grace our roads. Picking up where we left off in 1949, we reach the dawn of … The Split. 1949 – 1947 The first generation of VW buses with split screens were released. Affectionately called ‘splitties’ by enthusiasts; the name(…)

A history of the VW camper – Part One

This week, VW released teaser images of the I.D. Buzz. Though labelled with a different name, the images effectively showed off what was basically just a re-Imagineering of an old classic. With self-driving possibilities and fully electric, it’s somewhat reassuring to know the iconic camper van, such a familiar sight on our roads for so(…)

VW to bring Amazon’s Alexa into its vehicles

Volkswagen has announced plans to follow in the footsteps of Ford Motors by integrating Amazon Alexa into its vehicles. In a statement, announced at the recent CES consumer technology exhibition held in Las Vegas, the German carmaker revealed its intention to roll out the technology in its forthcoming vehicles, allowing its drivers to operate the(…)

VW execs ordered to pay back private jet costs

Volkswagen executives have been ordered to repay millions of euros, after reports emerged that they had used the company’s private jet, for holiday travel. Newspapers in Germany are running stories describing how one senior chief, used the corporate jet to fly his entire family to Thailand for a holiday. Another used it to travel to(…)

VW Atlas coming to Europe?

Europe may see the seven-seat Volkswagen Atlas after all. Despite the car maker’s original plans for a car specifically tailored to the US and Chinese markets, VW’s head of full-size product lines Elmar-Marius Licharz has admitted that the company is weighing up whether to market the model in a small number of European countries. “We(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen Jetta (1979 – 1984)

Today we look at one of the more interesting additions to the VW range. The Jetta was initially based on the illustrious Golf, but didn’t hit the markets until five years after the car that inspired it. Originally, the Jetta was aimed at more conservative customers, in particular – those in the US who found(…)

VW Amarok now available to buy

Volkswagen’s new Amarok pickup is now available to buy. With prices starting at £32,493 for the Trendline variant, the Amarok features a 3.0-litre six cylinder diesel engines, and four-wheel-drive replacing the old 2.0-litre TDI diesel unit. Other features to have been improved include the headlights; optional bi-xenon versions with integrated LED daytime running lights are(…)

VW release teaser sketches of new upper midsize car

Volkswagen has released some teaser sketches, complete with some basic specifications of their planned new premium saloon – the Arteon. The forthcoming model will be unveiled in Geneva next March and is expected to be taking the place of the CC, an often overlooked Volkswagen family member. Sources have revealed that production on the CC(…)