Charge! VW prototypes to take high-tech to volt hole

VW presents a new and visionary charging concept Mobile robots will charge electric cars autonomously Every parking space can become a charging point WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen has produced a glimpse into a future in which the search for a charging station is no more by creating s mobile charging robots that take the plug…

ROC ON! VW’s topless sportster set for launch in 2020

WOLFSBURG, Germany – Production of VW’s new T-Roc Cabriolet, the German brand’s only convertible, has begun at a plant in Osnabrück after production and logistics operations have been extensively optimised. Andreas Tostmann, VW board production boss, said at the ceremonial start of production: “This vehicle was in large part developed here in Osnabrück – now…

Pumping black power: RGB’s bolt-on beauties for VW

JOHANNESBURG,  South Africa – In time for Christmas 2019 Rob Green Motors is celebrating black… the black of glossy carbon-fibre that’s part of a replacement engine induction system from Goliath. The new induction system has been designed for the latest VW Polo GTI to our Goliath range, a growing array of power-boosting, carbon-fibre, cold-air induction…

Buying? Castyernet wider to the Spanish-built VW T-Cross

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – VW’s all-new compact SUV, the T-Cross, will be in showrooms across South Africa from Saturday (Sept 21 2019) though only the 85kW, one-litre, TSI engine will be available until the 1.5 TSI 110kW arrives early in 2020. A 70kW engine will follow in the second quarter of next year and prices…

VW says coming T-Cross SUV ‘to have countless benefits’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volkswagen’s new compact SUV, the T-Cross, will be launched in South Africa in September 2019 as what VW describes as ”a cool addition to our fast-growing SUV range”. Dealers will be taking orders for the cars from July 15 2019. The SUV’s will be available with a VW Connect data plug.,…

Iconic Kombi gets more power to celebrate sixth decade

VW Kombi now available with more power Trendline Plus units have exterior highlights New model takes range to four models JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -VW Commercial Vehicles has expanded its minibus range with a Trendline Plus version of its Kombi 2.0 BiTDI 132kW DSG. Until now the only version was a 2.0 132kW DSG diesel bi-turbo…

VW still up for life-and-death challenge of SA rhino poaching

VW Commercial still backs Wilderness Foundation More 1 000 000km driven to support rhinos since 2011 Amarok bakkies for renewed sponsorship JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – 7720 rhino have been killed by poachers in South Africa since 2010. It’s a stark figure that should horrify any thinking person. That’s at least two, every day to steal muti…

VW flashes new Vivo at Jozi Container City carnival show

Second Jozi supershow highlights new Vivo Thousands flock to Container City to party New model will be in showrooms from July 2019 JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The second edition (2019) of the VW Vivonation Festival music and lifestyle event attracted more than 5500 people over the weekend (April 6-7). The stage hosted AKA, Shane Eagle, DJ…

VW Superbug racers heading into their last track season

End of the racing line for VW Superbug American series saying farewell to Beetle Competing in 2019 America Rallycross series HERNDON, Virginia – The Volkswagen Beetle Supercar (above) will return to competition through 2019 in the second season of the Americas Rallycross series but the last of its racing as the model is phased out….

SA’s credit regulator clamps down on ‘illegal’ vehicle credit charges

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The National Credit Regulator has ordered VW Financial Services SA to refund illegal charges made on customers before vehicle delivery. An NCR tribunal has found against VW, saying the charges for ”on road fee”, administration and handling were unlawful on credit sale agreements as they were not permitted by the National Credit…

Electric avalanche: VW plans 70 battery models, plant clean-ups

Almost 70 new electric models by 2028 – 50 were planned Comprehensive decarbonization program for the Volkswagen Group signed off Volkswagen aiming for fully CO2-neutral balance by 2050 WOLFSBURG, Germany – The VW Group says it is forging ahead with fundamental change to individual mobility and will ”systematically align” with electric drives. To achieve this…

Volkswagen T-Cross coming to South Africa in 2019

T-Cross to joinTiguan and Touareg at VWSA Sportier T-Roc confirmed for SA market in 2020 ‘Budget’ pricing for T-Cross promised by VWSA UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape – Volkswagen will introduce its first compact SUV to South African showrooms in the second half of 2019… the T-Cross  (pictured). The small SUV will join big brothers the Tiguan…