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…

Woodstock ‘Light’ bus back for 50-year festival revival

The culmination of a three-year quest to recreate, restore and repaint a lost symbol of the Summer of Love HERNDON, Virginia – After more than 50 years, the iconic ‘Light’ bus (VW Type 2 van made world famous after its appearance at the legendary 1969 Woodstock Art and Music Fair) will hit the road again…

Meet Batterybug: VW jump-starts chopped beach wheels

Concept vehicle based on 1960s and 70s fun cars Design ‘conveys simply getting behind the wheel World premièr at Geneva international auto show WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen will in early March 2019 revive a legend by revealing the first electric dune buggy based on its ”modular electric drive matrix” platform. Klaus Bischoff, VW’s design boss,…

VW Annie gets redone – at the age of fifty-one

A Christmas tale about a motoring miracle Annie gets redone at age of fifty-one Kathleen and her car, back on the road again HERNDON, Virginia – Kathleen Brooks bought her first Beetle in December 1966 in Riverside, California, and as the new year dawned the following month she elected to name her shiny new car……

VW Amarok into the black after eight years in SA

Unique Amarok – too big to park at 5.25m! Eight-speed ‘box, permanent all-wheel drive Loadbed takes standard pallet – sideways! JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – More than 30 000 VW Amarok bakkies have been sold in South Africa since the model’s launch in 2010 but now comes the Amarok Dark Label. The new double-cab truck is…

VW extends Caravelle range with tough 4×4 PanAmericana

Rough-road flexibility, ‘exclusive for individualists’ VW punts stylish interior, exclusive design ‘Nucleus Grey’ structure-painted bumpers JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The new-to-South Africa, million-rand, all-wheel drive, VW Caravelle PanAmericana, has trundled into showrooms with the promise of go-anywhere traction and all the fun of family outings and camping trips. ”No matter where you plan to go,” VW…

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…