3 July 2015
UK order books are now open for a raft of new ultra-frugal petrol models in the Golf hatchback, Estate and SV. Powered by a new three-cylinder 1.0-litre 115 PS turbocharged petrol engine, the new Golf TSI BlueMotion returns 65.7 mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km. Also available for the first time with a BlueMotion engine is the option of a DSG automatic gearbox.
19 June 2015
Two top Volkswagen concept cars from Germany will be among the major attractions at this year’s GTI International, Britain’s longest-running and most successful annual event for enthusiasts of the Golf GTIand other related high-performance Volkswagen Group models.
14 June 2015
Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) claimed their fourth win of the season at the Rally Italy to extend their lead in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The French duo won on Sardinia with a lead of over three minutes over Hyundai’s Hayden Paddon/John Kennard (NZ/NZ), and also emerged victorious on the closing Power Stage. Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) suffered a number of set-backs over the course of the rally, but fought back to finish sixth overall and second on the Power Stage. Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N), who had fallen well behind following early crashes, also managed to claim one point towards the world championship, finishing third on the Power Stage. Ogier now leads the World Championship with 133 points, followed by Mads Østberg (N/67) in his Citroën and Andreas Mikkelsen (64). The next round of the World Rally Championship will take place in Poland from 2 to 5 July.
12 June 2015
Volkswagen is preparing to delight automotive fans at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed on 26-28 June by showcasing four new cars, all of which are making their UK debuts. These are the Sport Coupé GTE Concept, the XL Sport and the Golf R400, as well as the 2015 Polo R WRC rally car.
3 June 2015
Volkswagen Retailers will begin taking orders for the new Sharan MPV today, ahead of first UK deliveries in October.
26 May 2015
As good as it gets: Volkswagen got a triumphant one-two-three win in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), seeing them celebrate the most successful rally in the history of the Polo R WRC. In Portugal, at the fifth event of the season, Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) won ahead of their team-mates Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N), and with the triple success on the power stage, also secured the maximum number of points in all three WRC standings for the works team from Wolfsburg.
20 May 2015
The Volkswagen Golf and Passat models have been praised by vehicle safety experts at the Thatcham Research Centre, who have seen a 45 per cent drop in third party personal injury insurance claims thanks to the fitment of auto-emergency braking systems.
19 May 2015
The new Volkswagen Passat, which went on sale in the UK in January, has been named Best Upper Medium Car at the 2015 Fleet World Honours. The trophy was presented at a ceremony held at the Royal Automobile Club in London today.
15 May 2015
This year, Volkswagen is topping all previous 33 Lake Wörthersee GTI events with the double world premiere of two breathtaking Golf GT models planned for the near and medium-term future: the Golf GTI Clubsport and the Golf GTE Sport.
26 April 2015
Volkswagen Motorsport suffered a disappointing result at the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), but still goes into the coming rally in Portugal leading the Manufacturer, Driver and Co-Driver standings in the World Championship. The toughest rally of the year saw a podium bereft of a Volkswagen driver for the first time since the Rally Australia in 2013. However, the Wolfsburg-based manufacturer can look back proudly on a remarkable run of success that included 20 podiums and seven victories in a row. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) did manage to win the Power Stage on the final day to pick up three valuable points towards the World Championship.