Volkswagen

VW Microbus to return in EV form

Great news for Volkswagen fans! Speaking at the recent launch of the new Polo compact, Company CEO, Herbert Diess, confirmed that the car-maker is finally to build a new Microbus. This time however, it’s going to be electric. “Emotional cars are very important for the brand. We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in(…)

VW cheating software fix costs you money reveals independent test

An independent test has found that the fix used to correct cheating VW diesels potentially causes fuel economy figures to drop. The investigation, based on a 2003 VW Touran – fitted with the 1.6-litre diesel – discovered discrepancies between the before and after figures following the software update by Volkswagen. Fuel economy on the Touran(…)

VW Beetle – Things you probably didn’t know

Is there a more iconic car than the VW Beetle? If there is, we’re hard pressed to think of it. Immortalised in film, TV, album covers and even songs (weirdly). Here are a few facts about our favourite little German car that you probably didn’t know: The basic VW Beetle originated back to a chassis(…)

Classic VW Beetle 100% converted to electric

As the electric car revolution gathers pace, spare a thought for the gas-guzzling classics from yesteryear, trapped forever in their eco-unfriendly guises, slowly to become alienated as bit by bit the motoring world turns green. The company ‘Electric Classic Cars’ have done just that, as their name suggests, their aim is to take fantastic cars(…)

Is VW emissions cheat now causing engine faults?

As the emission scandal continues to rumble on, VW has now been accused of being behind a recent glut of breakdowns and reduced performance following the software fix that was meant to ‘correct’ the vehicles. In the wake of the scandal, the German company instigated a recall across the UK that saw 1.2 million vehicles(…)

VW has fixed less than 50% of UK’s diesel affected cars

VW has admitted to fixing only half of the estimated 1.2 million cars in the UK, affected by the diesel emissions scandal. This news comes almost 18 months after news of the scandal first came to light. It was in September 2015 that the controversy first broke, when the German car manufacturer admitted to cheating(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen 1500 & 1600 Type 3 (1961 – 1973)

Following the unparalleled success of the Beetle, Volkswagen was left in a powerful position. But despite the iconic car’s absolute dominance of global markets, they knew it was a situation they couldn’t expect to continue forever. The sensible option was to widen the range, giving potential customers the option of a new, more exclusive product(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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(…)