March 29, 2015

New VW Taigun SUV Concept moves production reality closer

Photo VW Taigun Concept Delhi

-+*Volkswagen has revealed an updated version of the Up! based VW Taigun Concept at the Delhi Auto Expo, moving production of the Taigun closer. The VW Taigun Concept – a new, very compact, SUV based on up! underpinnings – first made an appearance at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil in 2012 and looked to […]

2014 Volkswagen Polo facelift, new engines and new tech

Photo 2014 VW Polo

-+*The 2014 Volkswagen gets a mild mid-cycle facelift, a raft of new and updated engines and technology from the new VW Golf. If you want a premium feeling supermini, the VW Polo is hard to beat. And with a mid-cycle facelift, new engines and new technology it’s now even more impressive for 2014. Cosmetically, the […]

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept heading for Detroit

Photo Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept

-+*Volkswagen is taking a VW Beetle Dune Concept to the Detroit Auto Show, showing a potential production version of a Beetle Dune Buggy. The original VW Beetle was a perfect candidate for a Dune Buggy, and many old VWs were converted to blast across sand dunes around the world. VW had a bash at their […]

2014 VW Passat Executive and Executive Style revealed

Photo 2014 VW Passat Executive and Executive Style

-+*The Volkswagen Passat is getting two new trim levels for 2014 – Executive and Executive Style – to sit above the entry-level Passat S and BlueMotion. Volkswagen has decided that buyers of the Passat – not exactly the best-selling car in the VW range – want some extra toys on their new Passat, so they’re […]

VW & Audi sell 100,000 diesel cars in the USA for the first time

Photo US Diesel Touareg

-+*The Volkswagen Group of America has sold over 100,000 diesel engined VW and Audi cars in the USA for the first time in its history. Until very recently, a diesel engined car in the USA was as rare as hen’s teeth; Americans felt much the same as we used to about diesel-engined cars – fit […]

Volkswagen Scirocco R goes out of production ahead of facelift

Photo Volkswagen Scirocco R

-+*Volkswagen has ended production of the BW Scirocco R ahead of the arrival of a facelift for the Scirocco at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. We have a bit of a soft sport for the VW Scirocco R, even if we wish it had the same 4WD setup as the Golf R. But it’s never […]

VW e-up! electric city car costs £24,250

Photo VW e-up! electric city car costs £24,250

-+*Volkswagen has revealed that the electric up! – the VW e-up! EV – will cost £24,250 when it gores on sale next week, with customers paying £19,250 after grant. The Volkswagen e-up! (we’ve already done the northern jokes) was revealed back in March as VW’s weapon of choice for the electric city car market and […]

VW Twin Up Hybrid Concept does 257mpg – debuts at LA & Tokyo

Photo VW Up!

-+*The VW Twin Up Concept – a hybrid version of the VW Up city car, will debut at the Los Angeles and Tokyo Motor Shows this month. The VW Twin Up is a concept Up! from VW featuring a hybrid powertrain and heading for both the Los Angeles and Tokyo Motor Shows later this month. […]

Volkswagen CC R-Line announced for the UK

Photo VW CC R-Line

-+*Volkswagen has added their subtle R-Line treatment to the options for the CC in the UK. Available as a petrol or diesel from £29,505. Earlier this year, Volkswagen decided they’d drop the price of the VW CC just a bit, so with an eye to a tick-box many UK buyers will like they’ve added the […]

New VW Golf R Mk 7 costs from £29,900 in the UK

New 2014 VW Golf R Mk 7 Photo

-+*The new VW Golf R has gone on sale and VW has announced the Golf R will cost from £29,900, rising to £31,970 for the 5-door with DSG ‘box. The best of the MK 7 Golfs – the new Golf R – arrived back in August ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, […]