GTI badge for VW Up! Hang on until early 2018!

Small car with DNA of the iconic first Golf GTI Premiere of the Up! GTI at Lake Wörthersee Production version expected to launch early 2018 WOLFSBURG, Germany – More that four decades after the debut of the VW Golf GTI comes, at the 2017 GTI Meet at Lake Wörthersee in Germany, another VW brand bearing…

VW taking ‘alternative energy’ driving to new levels

Turning to coasting, natural gas and battery Electric drive ‘key pillar of new drive strategy’ Middle of range is a plug-in hybrid concept WOLFSBURG, Germany / VIENNA, Austria – Electric power, natural gas and a new coasting function are being shown by Volkswagen at the 38th Vienna Motor Symposium which opened on April 27 2017….

2018 Golf: Another round, another update, in New York

Now with LED tail and daytime running lights 20cm infotainment screens on SE and SEL range ‘Digital Cockpit’ comes with performance Golf R NEW YORK – Volkswagen’s Golf family is showing new styling, technology and driver assistance updates at the 2017 New York auto show that will be ready for showrooms towards the end of…

2017 Tiguan diesels hot for the rough stuff

⦁ Four engines added to model range ⦁ AWD with more-powerful engines ⦁ Sports-car performance figures JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Volkswagen SA has at last added three diesel and one petrol engine to the Tiguan model range to join the two rather puny 1.4 TSI engines (92kW and 110kW) available at the cars’ launch in South…

VW adds small turbo, R-Line, to Polo range

Fuel-efficient 81kW 1.0 TSI engine for Polo Price includes sporty R-Line package Full house of top-end comfort features Volkswagen SA has expanded its Polo range with a one-litre, three-cylinder, TSI petrol engine that, the automaker says, “is a precursor to our small-engine strategy in South Africa”. It will also be the base engine in the…

Citi Vivo pays homage to the iconic Citi Golf

Polo Vivo revives the freedom of the Citi Polo Vivo best-selling passenger car in 2016 2000 units of special edition planned UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape – Volkswagen SA says it is paying homage to its venerable Citi Golf through a limited-edition Citi Vivo – and using the three colours of the original from 1984. Red. Yellow….

VW Golf range, tech, styling updated

Updated Golf coming to UK and SA this year UK prices down by an average R11 000 Debuts for engines, technology and features CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Expect updates and a new engine from VW on the South African auto market later in 2017 with sales already open in British right-hand drive showrooms and…

Dynamic road signs: Now you’ll never miss one

Dynamic signs display latest info in real time • ‘Current speed limit’, ‘no overtaking’, and more • If rain sensor lights driver shown safe speed WOLFSBURG, Germany – “Is there still a speed limit?” Probably every driver has at some time asked this in the city, one the open roads and even on a freeway. (Germany,…

Tiguan to get longer tail to carry more humans

Volkswagen expands to a new longer version ‘First look’ to be at 2017 Detroit auto show 11cm added to wheelbase, 7 passengers WOLFBURG, Germany – Volkswagen will launch another version of its Tiguan (if we remember correctly, it’s a mix of tiger and leguan) midsize SUV in 2017, one with a longer tail and capable…

Hotter Cupra: VW, are we missing something here?

Latest version of Seat’s iconic Leon Cupra Most powerful Seat road car in the brand’s history All-wheel-drive, DSG auto gearbox for ST SPANISH automaker Seat has taken its sporty Leon Cupra to a higher level with the production of its 300 range which is due for launch in Europe in March 2017. Seat – the Cupra in…

VW goes Arty with coming supersedan

Four-door implements new VW design language New interpretation for the front section Expressive design, practical virtues WOLFSBURG, Germany – Three months to go until its launch at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show but VW has released to The Corner an image of the contours of its new Arteon sedan. The automaker says it will be…

New VW Amarok on way to SA for 2017

Bigger diesel for 2017 VW Amarok bakkies Refreshed exterior, new touchscreen system AWD, locking diff and special models to come VW is replacing its Amarok big-bakkie range for 2017 and including a three-litre diesel engine to replace the current two-litre. The right-hand drive versions will be in UK showrooms in January with the South African…