What's new and coming soon
This page covers all our newly released models and details for models coming in the near future. If you want to find out more about some of the Volkswagen concepts visit our future cars page.
The New Sharan Open for Order
The New Sharan
Volkswagen Retailers will begin taking orders for the new Sharan MPV today, ahead of first UK deliveries in October.
The seven-seat people-carrier, the first generation of which was unveiled in 1995, has been refreshed and now features improved specification as well as a range of engines which all meet EU6 standards and are up to 15 per cent more efficient than those they replace.
The current model went on sale in November 2010, and was the first Sharan to benefit from an all-new EasyFold seating concept and side sliding doors. Both of these key user-friendly features are carried over to the new model, along with a host of other changes.
The new Touran* Family is a tough job. Enjoy it.
The new Touran
Discover the new Touran! A concept car showcasing this successful model has been revealed at its world premiere, with onlookers delighted to see what they have come to expect — a spacious, surprisingly dynamic vehicle equipped with exciting innovations.
Plenty of room for big plans — as well as space for up to seven people to put these plans into practice: The new Touran combines the numerous benefits that made the predecessor model so successful with cutting-edge engine technology and an extensive range of assistance and infotainment systems. In total, more than 50 innovations are waiting to be discovered and experienced. At the world premiere held on 24/02/2015 in Wolfsburg, Germany, trade professionals were delighted to see that the design of the new model has also been enhanced: Seamless glass surfaces amplify the generous sense of space, while the roof line—which slopes towards the rear—gives the vehicle a confident, dynamic look.The new Touran comes to the UK at the end of 2015.
*Models shown are the new Touran concept, the model shown in white includes optional R-Line equipment.
New Sharan To premiere in Geneva
Volkswagen is presenting the technically updated Sharan at the Geneva International Motor Show. Numerous new convenience and assistance systems make the family-friendly MPV one of the most advanced models in its segment. A wide range of infotainment systems also guarantees full connectivity to many smartphones and tablets. At the same time, the fuel economy of the petrol and diesel engines was improved by up to 15 per cent. The updated Sharan will arrive on the German market this summer; advance sales begin in April.
New Club up! and Street up! Open for order
Volkswagen Retailers in the UK will begin taking orders for the Street up! and Club up! today, ahead of first deliveries in March.
Both models are based on the flagship High up! trim which includes front fog lights, heated front seats and a Maps & More portable infotainment device, however, the Street and Club up! are loaded with even more styling features.
Both new cars are powered by the up!’s most powerful 1.0-litre petrol engine. Delivering 75 PS at 6,200 rpm, the three-cylinder engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. It returns 60.1 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 108 g/km of CO2. The up! produces a maximum torque of 95 Nm (70 lbs ft) between 3,000 and 4,300 rpm.
Both the Club up! and Street up! will be available to configure on the website soon. For full prices and specification download the pricelist from the link below.
The Golf GTE Open for order
The Golf GTE
The Volkswagen Golf GTE is available to order from today. And unlike Volkswagen’s other electric vehicles (the e-up! and e-Golf) which are sold through a network of 25 e-Retailers, the GTE will be available through all of the company’s franchised sales outlets.
The name of Golf GTE reflects its standing in the line-up alongside the petrol-powered GTI and diesel GTD, while its pricing also reinforces this position. The new car is driven by two engines: a 1.4-litre 150 PS TSI direct-injection petrol engine and a 102 PS electric motor. Together, they produce a maximum power of 204 PS and a theoretical range of 580 miles, while maximum torque is 350 Nm (258 lbs ft). A six-speed DSG gearbox developed for hybrid vehicles is standard.
Volkswagen Golf GTD Estate Set for Geneva Motor Show debut
Since 1982 Volkswagen's GTD logo has stood for Gran Turismo Diesel, with its promise of sporty yet economical motoring. Now for the first time, the GTD initials grace the Golf Estate, which like the Golf GTD, boasts the 184 PS engine. The new model is set to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Golf GTD Estate is well placed to establish itself as an iconic long-distance cruiser. The 184 PS TDI engine takes the Golf GTD Estate to 62 mph in just 7.9 seconds with the 2.0-litre unit delivering a maximum torque of 380 Nm – and yet this sporty Estate car boasts an impressive combined fuel consumption figure of 64.2 mpg*.
Golf R-Line Open for order
Order books are now open for the stylish Golf R-Line, ahead of first deliveries in March.
The R-Line specification sits above the GT model which includes Discover Navigation, sports suspension (lowered by approximately 10 mm), PreCrash preventive occupant protection as standard equipment.
Styling features include R-Line rear spoiler, side skirts and radiator grille, bespoke air intakes, R-Line front bumpers and fog lights, R-Line rear bumper and diffuser, and 17-inch Singapore alloy wheels.
In keeping with the sporty theme, the interior receives stainless steel pedals and front door sills, black lead grey inlays and door trims, Sports Race design front seats with R-Line logo, black rooflining, leather gear knob and gear lever gaiter and R-Line leather multifunction sports steering wheel.
New Polo GTI Open for order
GTI – three letters that stand for two icons of the automobile world: the Golf GTI and the Polo GTI. Often copied, never equalled. The originals come from Volkswagen.
The latest generation of Volkswagen’s Polo GTI made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October and is now available to order from Retailers across the UK, with first customer deliveries due in March 2015.
The new Polo GTI is powered by a 1.8-litre (1,798 cc) turbocharged petrol engine delivering 192 PS between 4,200 and 6,200 rpm (5,400-6,200 DSG), marking an increase of 12 PS over the outgoing model. And unlike the previous Polo GTI, this latest generation is available with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
The New Passat Alltrack
The New Passat Alltrack
The latest generation of the Passat Alltrack* celebrated its debut at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Based on the new Passat Estate, the new Passat Alltrack impresses with an independent off-road look, 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive and highly advanced technologies. The updated version confidently handles rough terrain, on the one hand, while simultaneously providing excellent cruising comfort – thanks to the driving profile selector and DCC adaptive chassis control.
The Passat Alltrack is an independent model within the model series. This can be seen in exterior features such as the modified bumpers (with underbody guard in stainless-steel look), rugged wheel arch and side sill moulding covers in "Anthracite" and sill extensions. Its 27.5 mm higher ground clearance also makes it ready for any driving situation. Anodised silver roof rails, "Alltrack" badges on the radiator grille and tailgate, and custom 17-inch alloy wheels (18- and 19-inch wheel options available) upgrade this Estate even more.
Golf Alltrack New model makes debut at Paris show
When Volkswagen introduced the Passat Alltrack, it closed the gap between the on-road and off-road worlds. Now Volkswagen is transferring this concept to another vehicle class with the new Golf Alltrack.
Europe's largest carmaker is celebrating the world premiere of this all-wheel drive model at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris next week (2 to 19 October). Technical and visual properties of the Golf Alltrack include a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, higher ground clearance, wheel arch mouldings and flared side sills that offer body protection, newly designed bumpers and many other independent exterior and interior features.
New Passat GTE Coming late 2015
The new Passat is one of the most innovative cars in its class. Equipped with progressive drive, assistance and infotainment systems, it is high-tech encapsulated in a powerful design with sharp proportions. The eighth generation Passat is currently being launched in Europe, and already, Volkswagen has come up with something more: the German car maker is showing the Passat GTE in a world premiere at the Paris Motor Show – the first Passat with a plug-in hybrid drive system.
It is a zero-emission and long-distance vehicle in one and available as a saloon or estate. In GTE mode, the Volkswagen also has a sporty side. Plug-in hybrid, in this case, means the combination of a turbocharged direct injection petrol engine (TSI) with an electric motor, which is supplied with energy from an externally (or in Charge mode) chargeable lithium-ion battery. Thanks to this battery, the Passat GTE can cover a distance of up to 31 miles in all-electric mode and thus with zero emissions. At the press of a button next to the gear lever, the driver can also control the all-electric mode ("E-Mode") at will – for example, at the end of a drive when the destination is in a city.
The Passat GTE will become available to order in the UK in June, with first deliveries in late 2015.