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Road Test: Volkswagen Polo GTI

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Polo takes its best shot yet at the junior hot hatch class. By Alex Grant.

Volkswagen previews Polo-sized SUV

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen is extending its SUV line-up with a Juke-sized model called the T-Cross, set to break cover in the autumn.

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV GT 1.5 TSI Evo (150PS) DSG

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s space-efficient compact MPV deserves wider recognition, reckons Alex Grant.

Volkswagen and Ford talks could lead to joint vans

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen and Ford are exploring a strategic alliance that could see the carmakers jointly develop a range of commercial vehicles.

VW agrees to pay £880m fine from German prosecutors

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has been fined €1bn (£880m) for emissions cheating by German prosecutors.

Road Test: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI ACT SE Nav

5 months ago / 0 comments

Is the seven-seat Tiguan a genuine MPV alternative? Alex Grant isn’t convinced. SECTOR Large SUV PRICE £29,370 FUEL 46.3mpg CO2 137g/km In the decade since it launched, … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Up GTI

5 months ago / 0 comments

Can Volkswagen’s smallest hot hatch punch above its weight? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TSI Elegance

5 months ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant finds out if Volkswagen’s four-door fastback has substance to match the seductive styling.

First Drive: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

5 months ago / 0 comments

Does stretching a Tiguan appeal to the family man? Jonathan Musk takes a closer look.

VW and Seat confirm seatbelt recall

5 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen and Seat have announced recalls for a number of models in their small car ranges due to an issue with seatbelt safety.

Volkswagen Group to introduce autonomous parking from 2020

6 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles are taking part in a Hamburg Airport trial of autonomous parking that could see the launch of a new service within … Read More »

Volkswagen adds free connected car solution to small car range

6 months ago / 1 comments

The Volkswagen Connect telematics solution is now being fitted as standard on all new Up and Polo models, bringing drivers a range of fuel economy features … Read More »

New Touareg to include PHEV

7 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s premium-class Touareg SUV will be replaced at the end of this year, with the new model including a plug-in hybrid for the first time.

First Drive: Volkswagen T-Roc

9 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has big plans for its compact crossover, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.6 TDI SE Navigation

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Golf still feels like a great solution to the challenges of work and home life, reckons Alex Grant.

Volkswagen creates electric mobility division

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen brand is to create an additional board of management division to oversee its electric mobility programme, launching on 1 February.

Passat SE Business gets raft of changes

10 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen is updating 2018 Passat models with extra equipment while new petrol engine options are now available for the Golf.

Prices and specs revealed for Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

10 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s new Tiguan Allspace seven-seat SUV is now available to order, bringing increased space and practicality compared to the standard version.

Transport Committee continues push for VW compensation

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Transport Committee has reiterated its call for the Government to take action on compensation for owners affected by ‘Dieselgate’ as it publishes latest correspondence from … Read More »

Volkswagen extends scrappage scheme

10 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen is now running its scrappage scheme until 2 April 2018, providing drivers with incentives of up to £6,000 on selected new petrol/diesel and plug-in hybrid/electric … Read More »

Volkswagen resolute on not offering Dieselgate compensation in Europe

10 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen Group UK managing director Paul Willis has said that it remains the Group position that “there is no basis for compensation” for customers within the … Read More »

Prices announced for updated Volkswagen Golf SV

10 months ago / 0 comments

Featuring updated styling and a new 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine, Volkswagen’s facelifted Golf SV is now on sale, priced from £20,475.

Road Test: Volkswagen Beetle R-Line Cabriolet 2.0 TDI DSG

11 months ago / 0 comments

Changing fashions mean the now-niche Beetle perhaps has more impact than ever, reckons Alex Grant.

Date set for next hearing in UK legal action against VW

11 months ago / 0 comments

The next hearing in the UK legal action against the Volkswagen Group for its use of so-called ‘defeat devices’ will take place on Monday 27 November, … Read More »

DfT urged to take action on VW emissions fix backlog

11 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport and Volkswagen are being urged to take action as new figures show a third of Volkswagen cars with so-called ‘defeat devices’ remain … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSI ACT

12 months ago / 0 comments

Petrol power returns to the Passat, but is it a step too far for fleets? Alex Grant finds out.

Spotlight: Volkswagen T-Roc

1 year ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s entry into the compact crossover segment is a good reason for established rivals to be worried, and it’s just the start of the brand’s SUV … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Polo

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Polo does so much, so well, that it could tempt buyers out of the Golf, reckons Alex Grant.

Greenpeace activists cling to diesel agenda with Volkswagen raid

1 year ago / 0 comments

Campaigners from Greenpeace have stormed a ship importing Volkswagen diesel cars into the UK as they call for the cars to be sent back to Germany.

Carmakers launch scrappage schemes in time for plate change

1 year ago / 0 comments

Car groups including Renault-Nissan, VW and Kia have become the latest manufacturers to launch scrappage schemes intended to tempt buyers to new, less-polluting vehicles.