15 August 2014
Prices and specifications have been announced for the revised Volkswagen Touareg luxury SUV, which opens for orders on 27 August, ahead of first deliveries in November.
11 August 2014
The revised Volkswagen Jetta is now open for ordering at Volkswagen Retailers, ahead of first deliveries in December. The new Jetta – which made its debut at the New York Auto Show in April – features revised styling front and rear, enhanced features and trims and greater efficiency. The Jetta’s styling has been updated to make it sleeker than ever before, with an overall improvement in aerodynamics of 10 per cent. At the front, there’s a revised radiator grille with three horizontal fins, and a reprofiled bumper beneath.
8 August 2014
Volkswagen has unveiled the first pictures of the Golf GTE – a new plug-in hybrid version of the multi-award-winning Golf hatchback that combines the benefits of electric mobility with the dynamics of a Golf GTI.
9 July 2014
Prices for the revised Volkswagen Scirocco, which opens for orders on 8 July ahead of first deliveries in October, start at £20,455 (RRP OTR) for the 1.4-litre TSI 125 PS manual and rise to £33,795 for the 2.0-litre TSI 280 PS Scirocco R. The new Scirocco, which made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 40 years after the original, comes with a new range of advanced engines that offer up to 280 PS yet also promise fuel efficiency improvements of up to 19 per cent.
4 July 2014
Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new Passat at a ceremony at the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam, Germany. The latest car, which will receive its public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October, is the eighth-generation of the Passat, which over the past 41 years has racked up over 23 million sales worldwide.
3 July 2014
Volkswagen is ensuring that the award-winning Golf hatchback remains a hot seller with the introduction of the new Golf Match, which comes out of the box with even more specification than the SE model it replaces at no extra cost. That means that customers get behind the wheel of the Golf Match 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS BlueMotion Technology six-speed manual three-door model from just £19,680 (OTR RRP).
25 June 2014
The new Golf SV today received the top award of five stars from the independent European consumer protection organisation Euro NCAP. With its top-class package of safety features made up of robust vehicle body structure, highly effective combination of seat belts, seats and airbags, plus innovative driver assistance systems the Golf SV is one of the world's safest cars.
13 June 2014
Volkswagen is gearing up to join thousands of automotive fans at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed on 26-29 June. The Festival, dubbed the ‘largest motoring garden party in the world’ is a unique weekend that brings together cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create a celebration of all things automotive. It is held in the grounds of Goodwood House, Sussex, and includes a famous hillclimb event up the drive of the house.
9 June 2014
Cool result at a hot rally: Volkswagen extended its lead in all three competitions within the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on Sardinia. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) claimed their fourth win of the season in extremely tough conditions at the Rally Italy. Volkswagen thus remains unbeaten in 2014 and has increased its winning run to ten victories in a row. For long periods of the rally, fans were treated to one of the most thrilling duels of the season: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) were for a long time embroiled in a two-car battle with their Volkswagen team-mates Ogier/Ingrassia for stage wins, fractions of a second, and the overall lead before a puncture cost the Finnish pair the lead and saw them drop back into third place. The third duo in the Volkswagen Polo R WRC also impressed with a strong and mature display: Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) ended the sixth rally of the season in fourth place.
5 June 2014
Volkswagen has taken another step forwards in the democratisation of technology, with the introduction of standard-fit ESC electronic stability control and DAB digital radio on all of its passenger car models in the UK, from the up! to the Phaeton.
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