Back on display: World’s most fuel-efficient sport car

Flashback time: World’s most frugal sport car Less than a litre/100km from hybrid tech VW masterpiece on show at stately home LONDON, England – It looks like a supercar but the 2015 Volkswagen XL1 on show for mid-2018 visitors to the National Motor Museum at the Beaulieu estate in England is one of the world’s…

Pop in to a VW dealer: They’ll take you to the Maxx!

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – VW’s Polo Vivo range had added a ”sized-up” hatch derivative, the Maxx, defined by new exterior and interior features which together lift the car a little further from the tar – or gravel. For instance, a suspension raised by 15mm, 17” alloy wheels-rims designated as ‘Canyon’, silver exterior mirrors, Maxx lettering on…

VW gets even craftier with its 2018 big delivery van

Wide range of body sizes, load capacity ‘Economical, functional and reliable’ Front or rear-wheel drive, manual gearbox PORT ELIZABETH, Eastern Cape – VW South Africa says the Crafter large panel van,  ‘2017 International Van of the Year’ and now available in South Africa, has set new standards for van assistance systems. The van, with its maximum…

Taking the Arteon of VW autos to another level

Top-end 206kW 2.0 TSI makes 100 in 5.6sec Innovative technology, driving aids, debuted Wheelbase extended to make ‘excellent space’ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – VWSA now has a supply of the latest version of the brand luxury-range Arteon sedan which it describes as ”a premium VW model with the the design of a sport car and…

Superhot new turbo VW Golf GTI TCR for Wörthersee ’18

125 000 people arriving in 7300 cars New top dog in the GTI range Car’s top speed listed as 250km/h HERNDON, Virginia – The 2018 VW GTI gathering at Wörthersee in Austria on May 9 2018 – an expected 125 000 people arriving in 7300 cars – will also celebrate the debut of the near-production Golf GTI…

More power on way for top-end VW Amarok truck

HANNOVER, Germany – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is putting into the market the Amarok concept vehicle shown at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show with monster torque from a V6 turbodiesel engine. It will – in Europe, at least, where it should be available from June 2018 – be available as Highline and top Aventura versions – the…

VW Tiguana stretched to create the Allspace on/off-roader

Tiguan Allspace seven-seater closes model gap Third row of two seats on 21.5cm extra length New 132kW TSI engine added to the range JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – VW has added a slightly stretched seven-seater to its Tiguan SUV choice and is calling it ”a true space giant”. It will be available in road and off-road versions:…

Top off! VW T-Roc SUV to go cabrio in 2020

SUV cabriolet to be assembled from 2020 Volkswagen to invest €80-million in production Cabriolet success at Osnabrück is continued OSNABRUCK, Germany – It’s a green light for a new VW cabriolet based on the 2017 T-Roc! Yes, the Volkswagen brand is to launch its first convertible SUV with production starting from the first half of 2020….

Another chukka rolls round for VW’s Polo

VW’s contribution to the SA entry-level list Five new Polo models still ‘entry level’ Prices rise to a quarter-million bucks ONCE-UPON-A-TIME, in the dark and dangerous 1970’s, there came the VW Golf and everybody and his mom loved it. They sold. Boy did they sold! Then the rand crashed and the then ‘entry’ Golf became…

Valentine’s Day: Back-seat memories only for golden oldies

A KISS in the car was more romantically memorable in the days of the Ford Cortina and the original Mini than in today’s more refined vehicles. That’s the finding of a survey of more than 1300 British motorists quizzed about their earliest memories of their in-car romantic encounters. Analysis of an online poll by retail…

So, can you squeeze a V6 into a Citi Golf? Oh yeah…!

UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape – Car enthusiast Jamie Orr, using the hashtag #CitiGolfChallenge, is to take his beloved Citi Golf from South Africa to one of the biggest of Volkswagen fan events, the GTI Treffen in Wörthersee, Germany. The project started with shipping a Passat 3.6-litre VR6 engine with a Golf 4 VR5 transmission and limited-slip…

Back on the road again: All the fun of first Golf GTi

Could this be the most desirable VW yet? Baby bruiser Go! gets the full GTI treatment Two- or three-door hatch style, one turbo engine MILTON KEYNES, England – A small car that, in some markets, is being described as ”one of the most keenly anticipated new cars of 2018”, is already in showrooms in right-hand…