Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs

Over the next four years, Volkswagen will shed 30,000 jobs as car production moves more towards mechanisation. Attempts to maintain profitability in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal are also behind the cull. The controversy has already seen the company fined $14.7 billion. The news was revealed at a press conference at the firm’s(…)

2016 Rally Australia sees the end of an era as VW bow out on top

The 2016 Kennards Hire Rally Australia will mark the end of an era, as Volkswagen bids farewell and sails off into the sunset. Also saying their goodbyes will be the current generation of WRC cars before the all new 2017-spec is introduced. Already both the Driver’s and the Manufacturer’s titles have been decided, so you’d(…)

VW 2016 rally car to be offered to privateers?

Despite VW ruling out the chance of their all-new 2017 design being passed onto privateers, it has revealed itself to being open to negotiations with teams or drivers showing an interest in renting the current Polo R WRC. A spokesman for VW Motorsport told Autosport: “We will discuss possibilities for renting the 2016 car next(…)

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(…)