4 December 2013
Volkswagen had a successful night at the Car Dealer Used Car Awards, sponsored by Black Horse, held on Monday at The Brewery in London. The manufacturer and a number of its retailer teams claimed accolades at the event which was attended by over 400 people.
2 December 2013
The all-electric Volkswagen e-up! goes on sale on Monday 2 December priced at £19,250 (including £5,000 Government grant or £24,250 on the road). Customers wishing to take the lead with this innovative city specialist will be able order their e-up! from one of 24 Volkswagen EV specialist retailers across the UK, with the first deliveries expected at the end of January.
27 November 2013
The Golf has been named 'Car of the Year 2013/14' in Japan, and so, for the first time in the 34-year history of this prestigious award, a foreign car has beaten the local competition. Particularly impressive was the score awarded by the 60-strong jury to the latest generation Golf, which has only been available in Japan since 25th June: 504 out of a possible 600 points - a record for an imported car and a lead of 131 points over the second-placed vehicle and 337 points over the car in third.
14 November 2013
This finale is one that Volkswagen will thoroughly enjoy: the Rally Great Britain in Wales. Despite having won all the competitions in this year’s FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)*, Volkswagen will not be taking its foot off the pedal as it lines up at the final round of the WRC Season from 14 to 17 November with no less motivation than the team has shown all year.
12 November 2013
As temperatures fall and you swap the sombreros for the snow hats and barefoot for boots, take a moment to think about your car and whether it’s ready for winter.
Of course you could get out on your driveway in the rain and check it all yourself – or you could simply pop it in to your local Volkswagen Retailer where a trained technician will give it a thorough Winter Check for just £25*. Not only does that £25 buy you peace of mind that your car is ready for those chilly mornings and icy roads, it also includes a Winter Car Care Kit worth £20.
11 November 2013
From today UK customers can place their orders for the most powerful production Golf yet, the 300 PS Golf R, ahead of the first deliveries in March 2014.
11 November 2013
Since it was launched in 2008, the Volkswagen CC has proved a popular choice with private and fleet buyers alike, combining the practicality of a saloon with the elegance and styling of a coupé.
30 October 2013
Volkswagen named World Champion*: Manufacturers’ title added to Drivers’ title following one-two victory in Rally Spain
BESPOKE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO CELEBRATE SUCCESS
Part two of the World Champions’ story: Volkswagen has won the manufacturers’ title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with an outstanding one-two victory at the Rally Spain. That means all the WRC titles* for 2013 will go to the car maker from Wolfsburg. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) claimed the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ crown three weeks ago at the Rally France. The French duo went on to score an impressive win – their eighth this season – ahead of their team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) at the “Rally de España”. As a result, Volkswagen has an unassailable lead in the Manufacturers’ Championship with one round still to go this season. Winning three titles in its debut year with the Polo R WRC is Volkswagen’s greatest motorsport achievement to date.
24 October 2013
The Volkswagen Group is expanding its production capacity as planned and thereby optimising the capacity utilisation of its production network in China. Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Board of Management and President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, were today joined by Hu Maoyuan, Chairman of SAIC Motor Corporation Ltd., to inaugurate Shanghai-Volkswagen’s new plant in Ningbo, south eastern China. The plant is designed for an annual production capacity of 300,000 vehicles.
23 October 2013
Volkswagen has launched its first range-wide advertising campaign to demonstrate the breadth of its line-up, with a little help from not one or two, but 36 upcoming stars.
To show that, from the up! city car through the evergreen Polo, various 4x4s, the evergreen Golf and a number of sleek and sporting niche models to the range-topping Phaeton and XL1 economy supercar, ‘There’s a Volkswagen for all of us’, the company’s advertising agency, adam&eveDDB, has created a new canine-related campaign.