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Tag : Volkswagen

Volkswagen Group to introduce autonomous parking from 2020

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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

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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

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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

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

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.6 TDI SE Navigation

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

Volkswagen creates electric mobility division

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Spotlight: Volkswagen T-Roc

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

Today in Fleet – Thursday 24 August

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All the key news in fleet… UK car manufacturing rises in July by Natalie Middleton - UK car output rebounded in July as carmakers ramped up ... Read More »

VW Golf Sportsvan facelift to debut at Frankfurt

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Volkswagen has previewed its facelift Golf Sportsvan, which debuts at this September’s Frankfurt Motor Show alongside the long-awaited T-Roc…

Volkswagen backs SUVs as ‘true fleet’ volumes grow

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Volkswagen could soon be selling more SUVs in ‘true fleet’ than it does Golfs, with the forthcoming T-Roc crossover potentially able to outperform the Passat once … Read More »

VW moves to strengthen customer confidence in software fixes

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Volkswagen Group has written to a number of customers in a move to strengthen confidence in software fixes being deployed on diesel vehicles and to encourage … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Monday 21 August

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All the key news in fleet… Volkswagen Bus reincarnated as electric vehicle by Alex Grant - Volkswagen has greenlighted production of an electric van and MPV, ... Read More »

New 110g/km petrol engine for Volkswagen Golf

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Volkswagen has added a 128 Bhp petrol engine to the Golf line-up, which offers fuel consumption as low as 58.8 mpg with CO2 emissions from 110g/km.

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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This week's top fleet industry stories... Mazda said its 2019 Skyactiv-X petrol could bring better fuel efficiency than the current Skyactiv-D diesel. Ultra-efficient Mazda petrol could ... Read More »

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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This week's top fleet industry stories... The report says motorists could face a 90% hike in the cost of driving on London’s roads under the road ... Read More »

Spotlight: Volkswagen Polo

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Launching late this year, the sixth-generation Polo could make drivers question the need to move up to a Golf. By Alex Grant.

Today in Fleet – Thursday 27 July

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All the key news in fleet… Five UK cities will introduce Clean Air Zones by 2019, including Birmingham and Leeds. Uncertainty over Clear Air Zones could ... Read More »