Tag: VW

Volkswagen launches new Golf Mk8 estate

This week, Volkswagen has announced a new estate version of the eighth generation Golf R for 2021 with similar performance stats to the hatchback variant. The new Golf R estate joins the Golf, Tiguan and Arteon with performance focused models. The estate version shares the same engine as the hatchback, with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol, with 316bhp and 309lb ft of torque. The four wheel drive ‘4Motion’ and seven speed […]

New Volkswagen Nivus to launch in Europe this year

Volkswagen is planing on launching the new Nivus SUV in Europe later this year, following on from its original launch in Brazil last spring. The Nivus is essentially the same size as the T-Cross, which itself sits in-between the T-Roc and the Tiguan. The Nivus is a coupe version of that car. Ralf Brandstatterm, head of the VW brand has said that the Nivus will be manufactured in Europe too, […]

VW Group faces a fine in the EU for not meeting the CO2 target for 2020

The Volkswagen Group is now facing a fine of over €100 million / £88 million for failing to see the CO2 emissions target in the EU. The VW Group is collectively one of the largest car groups in the world, counting Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ducati and more and not many of the companies that sit under VW have electric cars on the market yet, such as Lamborghini. Even with […]

Volkswagen ID.3 was the best selling electric car in Europe last month

Here in Europe, electric car sales have been increasing by a lot, based on the numbers of October 2020 which saw an increase of 153% compared to October 2019. Last month, 1,127,624 cars were registered and 26.8% of those cars were electric with the best selling car being the brand new Volkswagen ID.3, which sold 10,475. Earlier this year in April, Tesla saw success as the best selling overall car […]

VW Golf 8 GTD now on sale in the UK

Volkswagen is slowly rolling out new models of the Golf 8, and last week the new GTD version has gone on sale for £32,790, following the GTI and the new GTE which went on sale late last month. The GTD comes in at £670 less than the new GTI and by name, it uses a diesel engine but offers a large amount of power considering the ‘GT’ badge. Golf GTD […]

VW up! GTI disappears from UK online car configurator

As the new Golf GTI Mk8 enters the scene starting today – which you can now order, the iconic up! GTI seems to have been removed from the Volkswagen online car configurator completely, the little hot hatch was introduced in 2018, then taken off the market in April 2019. This was due to the way emissions are tested with the new WLTP testing procedure and also the allocation of cars […]

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 now available to order

Volkswagen unveiled the new eighth generation Golf GTI earlier this year in February and starting today, the UK order books have now opened with prices starting at £33,460. We covered all the new aspects of the Mk8 GTI earlier the year but we’ll run down the specs in this article. The new Golf GTI is based on the existing Mk8 Golf which was launched last year, with a new modern […]

Volkswagen introduces new all electric ID 4 SUV, will be available globally

Today Volkswagen has introduced the new all electric ID 4 SUV, this is the first model in the ID range which will be a fully global car, with factories across the world set to be producing the car in an entirely carbon neutral way. The ID 4 will be produced in Zwickau, Germany and for China in two factories in Anting and Foshan. Volkswagen will also be offering the ID […]

Volkswagen ID.3 order books have opened in Germany

The new all electric ID.3 is set to go on sale here in the UK in July with the first deliveries set to start later this year in September. A few days ago the new ID.3 went on sale in Germany starting at €39,995. Three trim levels are available, 1st, 1st Plus and 1st Max. The ‘1st’ trim level comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, DAB+ radio, heated leather multifunctional steering […]

Volkswagen ID.3 deliveries are starting in September

The new all-electric ID.3 from Volkswagen is nearly ready to go on sale, back in May Volkswagen said it was “on track” to start sales in July, this remains true and just this week, AutoExpress was one of the first car magazines to review it. Starting on the 17th June, VW will start taking deposits and then in September the first deliveries will start. First out the gate is the […]