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Even more sophistication with revised Volkswagen Phaeton

Following its debut at the Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen has announced a number of revisions to the Phaeton luxury saloon with new features being added to the model range. Prices for the revised model, fitted with a 3.0-litre V6 TDI 240 PS engine, start at £44,235 RRP on the road. Inside, new touchscreen satellite n

New Passat Bluemotion 2 Featuring Stop/Start Now On Sale

The most efficient, economical and environmentally friendly Passat yet produced, the new BlueMotion 2, opens for ordering this week. Building on the gains in efficiency made by the existing Passat BlueMotion, the new BlueMotion 2 features an automatic Stop/start system linked to a new 2.0-litre TDI 110 PS common rai

New Caddy Sportline models add excitement to the range

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has released prices and specifications for the exciting new Caddy Sportline and Caddy Maxi Sportline models announced last month, which along with the existing Transporter Sportline panel vans and five-seater kombi, expand Volkswagen’s stylish Sportline range to five models. Volkswag

Volkswagen models - First choice in safety

Golf, Jetta, Passat, Eos and Tiguan achieve top scores in demanding US crash tests Four Volkswagen models at once were awarded the best grade of "top safety pick" in the most recent publication of the independent US safety institute, "Insurance Institute for Highway Safety". The models Golf, Jetta, Passat and Eos each earned the best evaluation in their respective categories, thus winning the renowned prize for themselves. Together with this same outstanding safety award presented to the Tiguan in August, these ne

ABT Scirocco – more dynamics for the sports coupe

The very first Scirocco was the absolute star amongst compact sport coupes”, reminisces Hans-Juergen Abt. The manager of the renowned car tuner is just as fascinated with the great-grandson of the Wolfsburger trend-setter: “The Scirocco looks really dynamic and the handling is very agile.” All the more so with th

Scirocco now available with new engines and entry-level trim

Volkswagen has announced a new entry-level specification and two additional engines for the Scirocco coupé, which are now available for ordering from Volkswagen Retailers. Prices for the entry-level model, fitted with a 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS engine, start at £18,790 RRP on the road, opening the possibility of Scirocco ownership to a wider audience. At launch in September, the Scirocco was only available in range-topping GT trim. The new engin

Hanover CV show: vw takes on japanese in the pick-up sector

Volkswagen will next year become the first European automaker to enter the 1-tonne pick-up market with an original design. The pick-up was presented at IAA as a concept called SAR (Search and Rescue). It's a smart crew-cab 4x4 pick-up, giving a clear indication of what a 'lifestyle' VW pick-up will look like. More

Faster, sharper, cleaner: the new Golf GTI concept

In 1976 the Mk I Golf GTI was launched as a low volume addition to the Golf range.  Thirty two years, five generations and 1.7 million sales after that car established the breed, the sixth generation of the GTI has been unveiled in concept form ahead of its public debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The core

1975 – 2008: The history of the Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI was unveiled in 1975 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The UK market had to wait a further two years for vehicles to arrive – 1977 saw 34 examples, all of them left hand drive, sold in the GTI’s first tentative year. The GTI was powered by a 1,588 cc four cylinder engine with K-Jetronic fuel injection it developed 110 PS at 6,100 rpm and 103 lbs ft of torque at 5,000 rpm.  This allowed the GTI, which weighed 810 kg unladen, to hit 60 mph from standstill in nine-seconds before reaching a t

Volkswagen showcases new 1-Tonne Pickup concept

Volkswagen has revealed the fourth model in its commercial vehicle line-up with the debut at the IAA in Hanover this week of an all-new Pickup concept. Aiming to set new standards in the one-tonne pickup class, the new model will go into production at the end of 2009.  It will be built at Volkswagen’s ‘Pacheco’ plant in Argentina and introduced initially to markets in Europe, South America, South Africa and Australia. The Pickup is all-new in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles line-up and is the first

Innovative Paint Protection Film From Volkswagen Protects Cars From Minor Damage

Volkswagen Accessories is offering a new protection system for VW models via it’s dealer network Frankfurt/Main / Wolfsburg, 16 September 2008 - Volkswagen Accessories is offering a transparent, perfectly fitting paint protection film for a large number of Volkswagen models via it’s dealers. The film, marketed under the brand name of "V-Protector", offers optimum protection from stone chips, corrosion damage and scratches caused during parkin

Volkswagen Launches Campaign for All-New Routan

Volkswagen of America announced today the launch of its campaign for the Routan, the only minivan in America with German engineering. Part of the global brand platform Das Auto, the advertising and marketing campaign rolls out today and includes TV, radio, print and online components and features Brooke Shields as spokesperson. "This campaign challenges traditional conventions surrounding the minivan category,” says Tim Ellis, Vice President of Marketing for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Throughout the multi-