VW bus shock: Battery Buzz versions promised for 2022

Series announced ahead of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Electric van ‘new chapter in 70-year Microbus history’ Volkswagen CEO: ‘It unites past, future and Silicon Valley’ PEBBLE BEACH, California – A Volkswagen concept car called, bizarrely, the I.D. Buzz is to be developed for series production. VW management board chairmen Dr Herbert Diess and Dr Eckhard…

New VW Roc: a Tiguan, but smaller

Meet the new T-Roc: Volkswagen’s fourth SUV Expressive design, coupé-like roof, wide front Powerful engines, 4Motion all-wheel drive option WOLFSBURG, Germany / COMO, Italy – Volkswagen, as what the automaker says is part of the biggest model offensive in its history, is extending its model range with a compact-class crossover badged T-Roc. The new crossover,…

‘New class’ of wheels set for VW launch

SPEARHEADING A NEW CLASS: THE NEW T-ROC T-Roc world premiere set for late August Compact crossover broadens VW SUV range Progressive design ‘will invigorate compact class’ WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen, with the presentation of its T-Roc in eight days, will show a new model “set to make waves in the compact SUV class”. “Our all-new…

VW Arteon: Fresh ‘five-door’ flagship to sail to SA

Luxurious five-door fastback is new VW flagship ‘Fine design’, state-of-the-art tech, in Arteon Two high-spec trims, clever crash-protection MILTON KEYNES, England – Volkswagen’s new flagship, the Arteon, has reached retailers in the UK and is expected in South Africa towards the end of 2017. Prices in Europe might equate to about a half-million rands. The…

VW SA puts exclusive shine on 50 Beetles

Get something special – one of 50 Beetles Turbo engine, 110kW of power on tap Want more? Then check the options list WANT TO own one (or perhaps a your/significant other’s pair?) of only 50 special VW Beetles? The limited run of 50 is being offered by VW SA through participating dealers across the country…

Two performance models join 2017 VW Golf facelifts

Who says diesel has to be stodgy? GTD is rated as a ‘performance car’ Two powerful engines – diesel and petrol UITENHAGE, South Africa – Volkswagen SA has introduced another two high-performance models to the just-launched, facelifted, 2017 Golf range. Meet the Golf R and Golf GTD… The cars are part of the seventh generation…

Journey of a lifetime with cult Bulli VW’s

Malaysia to Germany by three intrepid VW Bullis Round trip will cover more than 50 000km Vintage VW buses, five guys, and a load of pluck HANNOVER, Germany / KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – It was the Bulli journey of their lives: three months, two continents, 20 000km but one destination: the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles assembly…

VW unbuttons Golf hybrid image myths

UK-created ‘The Button’ video shows off hybrid Golf GTE VW aims to bust myth that hybrids have to be dull 40% of buyers are interested in a hybrid/electric car MILTON KEYNES, England – Volkswagen will tomorrow (1 July) airing a new UK-created television campaign designed to bust one of the myths around the appeal of…

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…