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…

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……