08 October 2008
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
06 October 2008
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
04 October 2008
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
26 September 2008
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
26 September 2008
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.
25 September 2008
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
24 September 2008
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
16 September 2008
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
11 September 2008
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-
10 September 2008
Golf concept car is equipped with highly exclusive natural leather.
Collectors Edition underscores Golf’s class-independent image.
“Trendline”, “Comfortline” and “Highline” are the names of the three official equipment lines on the new Golf. Yet there is a fourth version. An unofficial version, since it is not mentioned in any brochure or price list: the “Collectors Edition”. It shows how impressively Volkswagen has mastered the art of upgrading. And it underscores how the Golf is right at home
08 September 2008
The Best Golf of All Times
• Golf’s high customer value and comfort defy class distinctions
• New Golf design points the way to Volkswagen’s future
• TDI, TSI and DSG systems reduce fuel consumption by up to 28 percent
• First Golf with Adaptive Chassis and Automatic Distance Control
27 August 2008
Among the display of leisure vehicles and campers on the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stand at Europe’s largest recreational vehicle show that starts in Düsseldorf, Germany this weekend will be an interesting Caddy Topos Sail design concept which takes its nautical theme to the extreme of having a wooden boat deck on its roof.
The Caddy Topos Sail design concept, based on the smallest model in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle van range,