Volkswagen

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 […]

VW Arteon eHybrid now available

Volkswagen has added a new hybrid plug in version of the new Arteon to the lineup with the eHybrid. It has a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine as well as an electric motor with over 200bhp in total and is available in the saloon version as well as the new estate like ‘Shooting Brake’ model, which was introduced for the most recent facelift model. The battery is small sounding, but has […]

Around 56,000 Volkswagen Golfs to receive a software update

This week, Volkswagen has issues a voluntary update of over 56,000 models of the new eighth generation Golf 8, with 7,400 of them being here in the UK. The update will update the software on the cars that were made before July 2020 and it addresses issues with the infotainment system and reversing camera. Volkswagen has had some issues with software QA lately, on the Golf 8 itself and on […]

Production of the Volkswagen e-Golf has ended

This week the very last e-Golf was produced in Dresden to make way for the new ID 3 and ramp up production. The outgoing e-Golf was based on the last generation Golf Mk7 and when the Golf 8 was announced, Volkswagen said that there won’t be a new e-Golf as the ID.3 takes that place. The e-Golf launched back in 2014, had 118 miles of range and to date 145,561 […]

Volkswagen could launch a smaller all electric car in a few years

Volkswagen launched the ID.3 all electric here in Europe and the UK earlier this year and its the same outside space as a Golf, with the same wheelbase as a much larger Passat giving the car more room inside. Volkswagen is looking to expand the line up with a smaller car, probably called the ID.1 and it’ll be more Polo sized. Volkswagen has been dabbling with smaller electric cars for […]

New VW Golf R on sale now, priced at £39,270

Volkswagen announced the all new Golf R last month and this week, the prices have been announced and it is on sale too, starting at £39,270. For the full breakdown on the new Golf R, click here In short, the new Golf R has more power at 316bhp, 310lb ft torque from the 2.0-litre engine and four wheel drive like all Golf R models. 0-60 is handled in 4.7 seconds, quicker […]

New VW Golf GTI Clubsport on sale, with 296bhp

This week, Volkswagen has put the new Golf 8 GTI Clubsport on sale and its priced at £37,215, comes with 296bhp, larger brakes and much more. The new car is based on the brand new Golf 8 GTI, which was only launched a few months ago. The Clubsport version is £4,000 more than the standard GTI and it offers more power, going from 242bhp to 296bhp, as well as ore […]

Volkswagen is going to stop taking part in motorsport

Volkswagen has announced that it is not going to be taking part in any more motorsport going forward, including touring car racing, rally as well as the new ID R all electric race car. The company wants to start “pooling its strengths” to push its electric car business forward. Volkswagen only started the ID R project in the last few years and has had a success with it at Pikes […]

Volkswagen Passat to leave the US in 2023

The US is undergoing a change in the car market, the once popular saloon cars and hatchbacks are now being overtaken by pick up trucks and SUVs and part of the move is companies stopping selling smaller cars, such as the new Ford Fiesta which hasn’t been made available in the US and now the Volkswagen Passat, which will stop being sold in the US once the current model gets […]