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    Volkswagen Steps Up Development of Industrial Cloud

    The Volkswagen Group is forging ahead with the integration of its plants into the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. The aim is to further improve the efficiency of the plants and reduce production costs. The first three plants were already linked up in 2019. “In 2020, we intend to bring 15 further plants into the Cloud,” says […] More

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    Volkswagen Transporter Marks World’s Longest Production Run with 70th Anniversary

    The record-breaking Volkswagen Transporter has celebrated its 70th birthday, making it the world’s longest production run for a commercial vehicle. The Transporter – also known as Bulli, Kombi, VW bus or microbus – first rolled off the Wolfsburg production line on 8 March 1950, and since then 13 million have been sold. For six generations, globetrotters […] More

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    Volkswagen Golf Loses its Crown as Top-Selling Car in Europe in February

    The decline of the European new car market has continued throughout February. According to JATO Dynamics data, 1,063,264 units were registered last month, compared to 1,143,852 in February 2019. This equates to a decline of 7.0%, as last month saw the lowest number of registrations since 2015 – when only 955,113 units were registered. This […] More

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    Volkswagen Rolls Out Augmented Reality Headsets Across the UK

     Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is rolling out augmented reality headsets for technicians across its Van Centre network to help speed up complex repair work with the potential to save customers five years of downtime – equal to £1million. The innovative system allows experts based at the Technical Support Centre (TSC) to send precise visual instructions remotely […] More

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    Limited Edition Volkswagen Arteon R-Line Goes on Sale in UK

    Volkswagen has today commenced sales of its latest generously-appointed, limited model: the Arteon R-Line Edition. The comprehensively-equipped, high-powered Arteon R-Line Edition starts from £36,850 RRP OTR. The Arteon R-Line Edition builds upon the equipment arsenal of the already comprehensively-specified Arteon R-Line, adding convenience features including keyless entry and helpful top-down camera system Area View, and […] More

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    Volkswagen Rolls Out Free Four-Year Care Package for Transporter 6.1 Customers

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced a free £1,200 four-year care package** for Transporter 6.1 and Amarok customers in 2020 to take the pressure off and let owners focus on their business. The bumper deal includes four free services, a four-year warranty and four years of roadside assistance on new T6.1 models, which feature an enhanced […] More

  • Volkswagen ID.R smashes Goodwood record

    Volkswagen had made no secret that it was going to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed determined to break the 20-year old hillclimb record. Mission accomplished, as the electric Volkswagen ID.R wiped a massive 1.7 seconds off the record, setting a time of 39.90secs with Romain Dumas at the wheel. With 680hp, instant torque and […] More

  • Watch: Volkswagen ID.R smashes ‘Ring EV record

    The Volkswagen ID.R has lopped a whopping 40 seconds off the EV lap record on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. With four-time Nurburgring 24 Hours winner Romain Dumas at the wheel, the ID.R posted a time of 6mins 5.336secs. That’s 40.564secs quicker than the previous EV benchmark, set by the NIO EP9 back in 2017. And it’s […] More

  • Quick spin: Volkswagen Touareg

    Volkswagen’s big SUV is 17 years and three generations old now. The current model launched in 2018 and is based on the same MLB platform as the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. Volkswagen has thrown everything it has into making this the most luxurious, most tech-laden and sharpest-driving Touareg yet. That tech includes an amazing […] More

  • Volkswagen ID.R to take on ‘Ring record

    The all-electric Volkswagen ID.R race car is set to tilt at the Nurburgring Nordschleife record for an electric car, to add to its records in the Pikes Peak and Goodwood hillclimbs. The ID.R has been heavily modified for the attempt on the 12.9-mile Nordschleife. With speeds expected to reach nearly 170mph, the aerodynamics have been […] More

  • THE VOLKSWAGEN ID. R ON THE “ROAD TO HEAVEN”

    The fully-electric Volkswagen ID. R will take on another special challenge in September 2019. Romain Dumas (F) will be back at the wheel of the 500-kW electric sports car for the record attempt on the Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road – a unique stretch of tarmac, featuring 99 corners, which winds its way up Tianmen […] More

  • Volkswagen owners now able to unlock cars via Siri

    New system links Apple’s virtual assistant and VW’s connectivity service to let drivers control certain vehicle functions via smartphone Volkswagen owners in America who have iPhones can now control some of their car’s functions via their Apple device. A new system available on Apple smartphones running the latest iOS 12 software allows integration between virtual […] More

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    Volkswagen get ready to Roc

    VOLKSWAGEN’S new baby SUV is ready to Roc and roll… The new T-Roc will make its world premiere in a week’s time on August 23 – but today they released a a new teaser trailer. In the short video we catch glimpses of a near production ready version of the car. The car looks to […] More

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    Supersonic Volkswagen still on GT high

    IN 1976 Save Your Kisses For Me was the Eurovision winner, a heatwave hit the UK and Second Division Southampton beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final. And in the same year two fast legends of engineering were born. Concorde, the first supersonic passenger airliner, made its first commercial flight from London to Bahrain […] More

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    Volkswagen Golf GTi is supersonic

    IN 1976 Save Your Kisses For Me was the Eurovision winner, a heatwave hit the UK and Second Division Southampton beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final. And in the same year two fast legends of engineering were born. Concorde, the first supersonic passenger airliner, made its first commercial flight from London to Bahrain […] More

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    Volkswagen quits the WRC

    Volkswagen Motorsport are out of the WRC. Sad times, but what effect will it have on the sport as a whole? That’s the big question. More

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    Volkswagen T-Prime concept could be next Touareg

    What you’re looking at here is the next Volkswagen Touareg. More or less. For now it’s called the Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE but, beneath a bit of motor show tinsel, it’s a pretty close preview of VW’s next-gen big SUV, due sometime in 2017. Under the skin, the T-Prime is based on a super-sized version […] More

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    2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC teased

    This is the first official glimpse of Volkswagen’s challenger for the 2017 World Rally Championship. The 2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC has already been spotted testing; indeed, the VW Motorsport squad has been working on in since the middle of 2015. Though the car’s form is exaggerated in this teaser sketch, the similarities between it […] More

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    Mean 2017-spec Volkswagen Polo WRC filmed testing

    World Rally Cars will undergo some big changes for the 2017 season. They will be wider and lower, have more aggressive aero and more power. They should sound better and be more tail-happy, too. All good stuff. The 2017-spec Volkswagen Polo WRC was filmed by Zero Understeer while testing in Germany recently. Even in bare […] More

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    2016 Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR racer unveiled

    This fighty-looking little racer is the 2016-spec Volkswagen Golf GTi that will race around the world in TCR series. A development version of the car contested a part campaign in TCR International last year, winning first time out. So there’s every chance the latest version will be a bit good. Though the badge says GTi, […] More

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    Facelifted Volkswagen Up with turbo power

    The Volkswagen Up city car has received mid-life facelift and the big news is that it’s finally available with the turbocharged engine it should always have had. Don’t get too excited, though, as this isn’t quite the Up GT everyone expected to arrive when the car first went on sale back in 2011. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder […] More

  • Volkswagen Trailer Assist works incredibly well

    Volkswagen Trailer Assist works incredibly well

    Reversing a trailer isn’t easy. You have to think the opposite way round, there’s a pivoty bit in the middle; it’s all very confusing. Volkswagen has made life considerably easier with its new Trailer Assist function, which debuted on the Passat. As this film – made by Volkswagen Norway – shows, it is incredibly effective. […] More

  • Volkswagen admits nine cars have false Co2 ratings

    Volkswagen admits nine cars have false Co2 ratings

    Volkswagen has admitted that nine of its models produce more Co2 emissions than it had stated. Initial estimates suggested as many as 800,000 cars could be affected, but Volkswagen claims it has been unable to confirm that figure. However, it does say that annual sales of the models in question amount to 36,000, or 0.5% […] More

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    Volkswagen announces emissions ‘defeat device’ fixes

    Volkswagen has revealed the technical fixes that will be put in place to “solve the NOx exhaust emissions issue in Europe.” The so-called ‘dieselgate’ scandal broke in September when the US Environmental Protection Agency discovered that Volkswagen Group cars fitted with the EA189 diesel engine had a ‘defeat device’ embedded in the engine management computer that allowed […] More

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