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VW to consider reimbursing drivers of older diesels

Volkswagen is to consider a new initiative that sees UK drivers of its older diesels reimbursed. In an attempt to calm the gathering political storm surrounding diesel car pollution levels, the German automaker has already offered to pay drivers in its home country up to €10,000 as an incentive to trade their older vehicles in(…)

VWs on display at Harewood House

The Harewood estate in Leeds was the venue of the annual VW Festival last week as thousands turned out in celebration of all things VW. The event, which runs for three days and was first established in 2005, is the UK’s largest family friendly Volkswagen show. Each year follows a particular ‘theme’ and this year(…)

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

How do you follow a classic like the Beetle? VW knew that despite the huge popularity of the iconic car, they would need to have something to replace it at some point. The solution was to broaden the range, giving buyers a more upmarket product to aspire to. Hence, the Type 3 was born. Essentially,(…)

VW denies cartel allegations

VW has been forced to defend itself after allegations were made against the German carmaker accusing it of teaming up with other German car giants to breach EU cartel rules. The company said it was common for car makers to share technical details to help speed up the process of innovation. Despite its rebuttal of(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7

The VW Golf was the first premium hatchback, and to this day it’s still one of the best you can buy. Launched in 1979, with the Iron Lady still yet to move into Number Ten; forty years has done nothing to dent the Golf’s popular appeal. Currently on its seventh generation, the Golf we know(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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(…)