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…

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…