VW launch new cyber firm to safeguard car security

With the increase in connectivity across a wide variety of platforms, and the resultant wider threat to car’s systems; Volkswagen has decided to found a new company with the sole purpose of beefing up automotive security. The new company, dubbed Cymotive, is the brainchild of VW, and a trio of Israeli cyber security experts. Heading(…)

VW engineer at centre of Dieselgate storm reveals whole design team was in on fraud

The VW engineer at the centre of the diesel emissions test scandal has agreed to spill the beans on his part in the deceit. James Robert Liang agreed to a plea deal with the US federal government to co-operate with the investigation into how the German automaker cheated American emissions tests and passed off its(…)

Volkswagen to tailor vehicles to local tastes

In an attempt to decentralise decision-making from its Wolfsburg headquarters VW is working on a “regionalisation” plan to empower subsidiaries to tailor VW-brand products to fit in with local tastes and trends. Volkswagen is the process of implementing radical changes in the aftermath of last year’s emission scandal where the car maker admitted to fitting(…)

Second hand Volkswagens ‘holding their value’

Despite the emissions scandal, second hand VW’s are holding their value well, a leading motoring magazine has revealed. According to leading industry magazine What Car? VW’s that are either three years old or have done 36,000 miles, are typically worth 42.21% of their original value, only a 2.7% drop from September 2015, just before the(…)

Two door GTI is dead

All things must pass; in this case it’s the VW GTI two door edition which is to be no more. At Volkswagen’s full-line launch event today, Hendrik Muth Volkswagen’s marketing chief confirmed the news: “The trend is shifting towards four-door models.” Previously VW had suggested that the two door would continue at least 2017, but(…)

VW looks into Chinese electric car joint venture

On Wednesday, Volkswagen and China’s Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Company signed an agreement that signalled the beginning of a joint exploration of electric car development. This is another example of how the German automaker is leaning further towards this area following the diesel emissions scandal. VW is looking to solidify its position long-term as one of(…)

VW may have broken EU consumer rules

A top EU official has revealed that Volkswagen may have broken European Union consumer protection rules. This follows on from a raft of complaints lodged against the German automaker following the diesel emissions scandal. In September 2015, the United States discovered a device in numerous VW diesel models that gave lower then accurate emissions readings(…)

Find the right oil for your Volkswagen

In order to maximise performance and increase overall fuel economy, it’s important to use the right blend of oil with your Volkswagen. When topping up your engine oil levels, Volkswagen recommends using Castrol EDGE Professional Longlife III 5W-30, the original engine oil your VW was first lubricated with. You can enquire at your nearest dealer(…)

Autumn driving

Of all the seasons, summer seems to speed by fastest. As leaves turn brown and the nights slowly start to draw in, we have to reluctantly accept that autumn is just round the corner. Whilst not quite throwing at us the same horrors winter is capable of, driving at this time of year does present(…)

VW’s 10 top tips on how to maximise fuel efficiency

There’s not too much influence the average VW driver can have on the cost of fuel, but it is possible to make your car more fuel efficient. The research department at Volkswagen has released some tips to help you save money on your weekly fuel bill. Drive smoothly. Research shows that heavy acceleration, abrupt braking(…)