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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(…)

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(…)

Behold! The VW Arteon

There’s nothing traditional about the VW Arteon. Starting with the name itself, which shirks Volkswagen’s tradition of using winds (Scirocco, Golf, Passat), gods/goddesses (Phaeton, Eos) or people of the Saharan interior (Touareg), Arteon has simply combine “art” with “Eon” – which means supreme deity. It’s a fitting name in many respects, this new offering will(…)

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 takes Toyota’s crown as world’s biggest carmaker

Volkswagen has moved ahead of Toyota and become the world’s largest carmaker; this is the first time the German carmaker has held the position. Japan’s Toyota, which has led sales for the last four years, sold 10.175 million vehicles in 2016, falling slightly short of the 10.31 million sales posted by Volkswagen last week for(…)