Tag: VW

New Volkswagen Up! GTI for 2020 is now available to order

Volkswagen discontinued the Up! GTI here in the UK eight months ago due to the way emissions are tested with the new WLTP testing procedure and also the allocation of cars for the UK had already been allocated. Volkswagen’s baby hot hatch received many highly praised reviews by car magazines such as Top Gear and is loved by owners all over, so as of today Volkswagen has updated the entire […]

VW aims to produce 1.5 million electric vehicles by 2025

Volkswagen has been battling with the aftermath of ‘dieselgate’ for nearly five years now and since that has been dealt with, the company and most of the VW Group have been focusing on the future, which is electric vehicles. Tesla has been leading the market for EVs in the US for a while now, since the Model 3 was launched. ID.3 Not to get left behind, Volkswagen unveiled the first […]

VW shares new trailer for the 2019 Touareg

The new refreshed 2019 Touareg has been an highly anticipated release, throughout the models 16 year lifespan we have only had two major versions. The original, which was launched way back in 2002 was Volkswagens first attempt at a large SUV and by all accounts it wasn’t great. That model was then treated to a mid-life facelift in 2007 which extended the model until 2010 when the modern day model […]

VW has invested €34 billion in electric cars and autonomous technology

Last week, the Volkswagen Group annnocued that it has started its new “five year investment plan” for the future development of electric cars. The €34 billion investment is for the new research and development of autonomous vehicles as well as new electric and hybrid models. “We are reinventing the car, we are, however, doing so without sidelining existing technologies and vehicle projects, since this is how we will earn our […]

Volkswagen will be paying every diesel car owner $7,000

The recent emissions scandal with Volkswagen is hitting the company hard, if the bad press wasn’t enough now the US district court has ordered that VW should pay every owner of a diesel car which was affected by diesel car $7,000 for the trouble, in total this will cost Volkswagen around $10 billon. If you’re looking at this and thinking you’ll be expecting $7,000 from VW bad luck, the report suggests […]

VW is settling emissions scandal by paying out $10.2 billion

Volkswagens emissions scandal has settled from the headlines somewhat now, but it’s been revealed in a report by The AP that VW still has to pay out around $10.2 billion to fully settle all the claims. Last year when this scandal surfaced Volkswagen was caught using specialist software to mask what the true emissions of their cars were in order to make them look more economical than they actually are. Since 2008 […]

VW sales down by 20% following fuel scandal

Following the news of the VW fuel scandal back in September, Volkswagen has seen a drop in sales in the UK for total sales, following the emissions scandal. Figures form SMMT reveal that the other companies in the VW group including Seat, Skoda and Audi have also seen a drop in sales. Chief executive of SMMT, Mike Hawes said:   Chief executive of SMMT, Mike Hawes said: “November’s figures come as […]

VW revealed that 800,000 cars might have incorrect CO2 levels

Another day, more news about the Volkswagen scandal. Earlier today the German car company revealed that around 800,000 cars in Europe are affected by the emissions scandal. Many of the cars are diesel but also as of today we learnt that some petrol cars from VW, Skoda, Audi and Seat are also affected if they have a 1.4, 1.6 or 2.0 litre engine. VW stated: “Under the ongoing review of all […]

‪Volkswagen‬ now have a ‪Apple‬ Watch app

A few car manufacturers are jumping on the Apple Watch band wagon, BMW or instance already has an app for their electric range of cars to check the battery level and more. Now the next company is Volkswagen, its new Car-Net app is coming soon to the Apple Watch and it will feature handy statistics and information about the users car, such as the fuel or battery level. More features for […]

‎Apple’s CarPlay to come to Volkswagen models by 2016

Apple and Volkswagen are in talks on bringing the in-car solution to Volkswagen models by 2016 – one of the manufactures which didn’t partner with Apple first. An official announcement from both Volkswagen and Apple is to be expected within a few months, details on which models will be compatible is unknown. 9to5Mac report that the system will be available for 2016 models not next years 2015 versions. Volkswagen did join […]