Saturday , November 17 2018
Home / Tag Archives: Volkswagen

Tag Archives: Volkswagen

Volkswagen up! GTI review

VW up! GTI

Volkswagen, the company that gave us the first GTI in 1975, has decided to sprinkle some magic dust over its up! city car to create a pint-sized hot hatch… What is it? The up! has been around since 2011 and has spawned near-identical sister models; SEAT’s Mii and Skoda’s Citigo. …

Read More »

Milestone for iconic VW California camper van

VW California camper van 100,000 celebration

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating the production of the 100,000 California camper van at its Hannover-Limmer site in Germany. The milestone vehicle was a California Ocean (2.0 TSI) with 4MOTION, 7-speed DSG, two-tone Candy White/Starlight Blue Metallic paintwork with matching dark blue pop-up roof sides and awning, cycle rack, navigation …

Read More »

Volkswagen passes 150 million vehicle milestone

Volkswagen's 150,000th vehicle

German automotive giant Volkswagen has passed a major production anniversary – its 150 millionth vehicle has left the main plant at Wolfsburg. Perhaps it’s appropriate that the landmark car was a plug-in hybrid VW Golf GTE – a sign of the future for the company. Series production of the Volkswagen brand …

Read More »

Revealed: the best new car interiors

Rolls-Royce Ghost interior

New research has found that interior design, quality and comfort are major priorities for motorists when choosing a new car. Comfort and refinement lead the way, with well over half (56%) of those polled stating that a relaxing and quiet driving environment is crucial, according to the What Car? survey. …

Read More »

Epic journey for VW camper van fans

From Malaysia to Hannover: Volkswagen fans cover 12,500 miles

Five Volkswagen fans have arrived in Germany after a marathon three-month journey from Malaysia in south-east Asia. Driving three Bullis and one Beetle, they crossed two continents and travelled 12,420 miles before reaching their destination – the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles assembly plant in Hannover. When they arrived, they were greeted …

Read More »

Electric Vehicle Experience Centre to open

Electric Vehicle Experience Centre

The UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle showroom is to open at centre:mk in Milton Keynes on July 22. Managed by Chargemaster, the UK’s largest manufacturer and operator of electric charging points, and funded by Milton Keynes’ Go Ultra Low City scheme, the EVEC has been established to increase the number …

Read More »

Peugeot 3008 crowned Car of the Year

Peugeot 3008 SUV

The acclaimed new Peugeot 3008 SUV has edged out the Alfa Romeo Giulia to win the title of European Car of the Year (ECOTY). The distinctive car, complete with the i-Cockpit digital display across the range, also beat the Citroen C3, Mercedes-Benz E-class, Nissan Micra, Toyota C-HR and Volvo S90/V90. …

Read More »

Milestone as VW Golf overtakes Volvo in Sweden

Volvo V90

Sweden’s best-selling car in 2016 was not a Volvo – the first time that’s happened in more than half a century. Instead, the Volkswagen Golf was the No 1 car, according to the country’s carmakers’ association, Bil Sweden, which also reported a record 372,000 new registrations – up 8% on …

Read More »

Detroit Motor Show: 10 of the best

Feast your eyes on our 10 favourite cars from the 2016 North American International Auto Show – that’s the Detroit Motor Show to us… Acura Precision concept – this is a vision of the future from Acura, Honda’s upmarket brand in the US. If it goes into production and looks …

Read More »

What Car? Car of the Year 2016 – winners

What Car Awards

The Volkswagen Group cleaned up at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2016, despite being engulfed by the diesel emissions scandal. Top prize went to the Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport, while the Group (which consists of VW, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley and Bugatti) was victorious in nine of the …

Read More »