Transmissions and drivetrains

Designed to suit your driving style

Whatever your driving style, you'll find a transmission and drivetrain to suit you. Our acclaimed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), for example, offers the ease of an automatic with the responsiveness and economy of a manual. Our automatic transmissions take the hard work out of driving, especially on long motorway journeys; while manual transmission lets you take charge. It's your choice. And if you opt for a car with our 4Motion four-wheel drive system you'll get superb levels of traction to cope with any conditions.

Automatic Transmission DSG in a Volkswagen


Automatic transmission takes the hard work out of driving, especially when you're crawling along in heavy traffic or on long motorway hauls.

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an image of manual transmission in a Volkswagen


Manual transmission lets you take charge and use all the power of the engine for a positive response when you need it.

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A red Volkswagen up! drives along

Automated shift gearbox (ASG)

Automated shift gearbox in the up!.

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A skeleton view of a Volkswagen


4MOTION gives you a great grip on the road, come rain, wind or snow. So, however treacherous the road surface, you get a sure-footed car with huge levels of traction.

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Please refer to your Volkswagen Owner's manual for official guidance on use and operation of all our technology.