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A look back at the VW Passat W8 (2001 – 2003)

If you were to pinpoint the moment VW decided to go all-out in its attempts to finally establish itself alongside BMW and Mercedes as a carmaker that offered a car for every type of buyer, it would have been around the time the Passat W8 was conceived. Aimed squarely at the mid-range point of the(…)

Volkswagen finally pull plug on the Beetle

Arguably the world’s most iconic car, the Volkswagen Beetle, is to finally end production after an 80 year career. The much-loved vehicle was dreamed up during the reign of Adolf Hitler. It became a pop-culture icon in the 60s thanks to the Herbie the Love Bug films, and at its peak, was selling more than(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen Beetle – oval window (1953-1957)

Has there ever been a vehicle that has stayed the course with more endurance than the Volkswagen Beetle? A few perhaps, Citroen no doubt would throw the 2CV into the ring – although the production run was shorter by some distance. The Ford Fiesta shows no signs of flagging, but with production starting not-so-long-ago in(…)

Greenpeace protests outside VW headquarters

Greenpeace is staging a protest outside Volkswagen’s UK headquarters in Milton Keynes. The group are demanding to speak with the firm’s UK boss Paul Willis, about the effects of diesel emissions on public health. The protest involves a makeshift clinic highlighting the dangers of diesel emissions on the human body, particularly those caused by nitrogen(…)

Solar powered car sat to launch in 2019

When you hear of the growing momentum shift towards eco-vehicles, it’s most likely hybrids or battery powered electric cars whose drums are being banged. In 2019 however, another renewable energy source is set to join the growing ranks of clean vehicles – solar power. Naturally, all manner of questions spring to mind regarding the functionality(…)

VW among carmakers hit by data breach

VW is among a number of carmakers to be hit by a huge data breach which saw up to ten years’ worth of data released online. Other brands affected by the leak include Fiat, Chrysler, General Motors, Tesla and Toyota. The leak saw 157 gigabytes of sensitive documents released onto the web after a server(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen K70 (1970 – 1974)

For a considerable part of its long history, Volkswagen was firmly wedded to rear wheel drive technology. It was only when the German car giant purchased NSU and Audi at the end of the 1960s, that attention was turned toward front wheel drive. The 1974 Golf was the car that kicked it off and it’s(…)

VW set to enter Pike Peak hill race with new electric car

The world-famous Pikes Peak hill climb race will see VW return for the first time in 30 years. The main difference between the German carmaker’s entry into this year’s race, compared to previous editions, is the fact that an electric car will be making the accent of their behalf. The car Volkswagen are entering into(…)

45,000 UK drivers team up to fight VW over emissions

Almost 45,000 UK motorists have joined forces to fight VW over the emissions scandal in a class action lawsuit. The pre-trial hearing is scheduled for next month. It was back in 2015 that the German car giant was found guilty of manipulating software in its cars, helping them ‘cheat’ laboratory tests on emissions. The news(…)