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2010
Jan January
Fleet Car of the Year - Golf

Fleet Car of the Year - Golf

01 Jan 2010

Awards

Fleet Car of the Year - Golf

The Volkswagen Golf has added another trophy to its cabinet, being awarded the ACFO (Association of Car Fleet Operators) Fleet Car …

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The Volkswagen Golf has added another trophy to its cabinet, being awarded the ACFO (Association of Car Fleet Operators) Fleet Car of the Year.
Automobile Magazine - Golf GTI Car of the Year

Automobile Magazine - Golf GTI Car of the Year

01 Jan 2010

Awards

Automobile Magazine - Golf GTI Car of the Year

The Golf GTI is awarded Car of the Year by the Automobile Magazine.

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The Golf GTI is awarded Car of the Year by the Automobile Magazine.
European Car of the Year - Polo fifth generation

European Car of the Year - Polo fifth generation

01 Jan 2010

Awards

European Car of the Year - Polo fifth generation

The Polo Mk V is declared European Car of the Year, for 2010.

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The Polo Mk V is declared European Car of the Year, for 2010.
Christian Klingler

Christian Klingler

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Christian Klingler

Klingler joined the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG as the Board Member responsible for "Sales" on 1st January 2010.

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Klingler joined the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG as the Board Member responsible for "Sales" on 1st January 2010.
Dr. Arno Antilitz

Dr. Arno Antilitz

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Dr. Arno Antilitz

Member of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand with responsibility for "Controlling and Accounting" since January 2010.…

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Member of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand with responsibility for "Controlling and Accounting" since January 2010.
New Phaeton

New Phaeton

01 Jan 2010

The Phaeton was re-profiled in 2010 with a similar body style to the Passat and incorporating many other style and technical changes. Google maps were made available for the first time in a Volkswagen and 18-way adjustable front seats, together with 4 or 5 seat optional layouts were amongst the many changes.
Polo GTI Mk V

Polo GTI Mk V

01 Jan 2010

The Mk V Polo GTI promises to be the fastest, most focussed and cleanest performance Polo yet produced. At its heart is a 1.4-litre TSI engine that uses a supercharger from idle through to 3,000rpm at which point the turbocharger cuts in to provide boost. The result is an output of 180 PS at 6,200rpm and 184lbs ft of torque from 2,000rpm which, when aligned with a 1,184kg kerb weight, allows the Polo GTI to accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 6.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 142 mph.
Passat B7

Passat B7

01 Jan 2010

The Seventh generation Passat is simply an extensive facelift of the Mk VI where every body panel, except for the roof is new. There are prominent changes to the grille and lights and the car is marginally longer. The advanced range of efficient power units includes the BlueMotion package and the car can be specified with either a manual or DSG gearbox. New and advanced safety and comfort technologies have also been incorporated.
New Sharan

New Sharan

01 Jan 2010

The new Sharan is the most advanced people carrier ever produced by Volkswagen, it is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor, but 30kg lighter. It features a new, easy-fold seating concept, side sliding doors, a range of direct injection and highly economical petrol and diesel engines as well as a high specification. All Sharans, except the 200 PS variant, are designated BlueMotion technology models and feature stop/start and battery regeneration systems as standard.
New Compact Coupé at Detroit

New Compact Coupé at Detroit

11 Jan 2010

Volkswagen unveils the New Compact Coupé for the first time at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It is capable of delivering economy and performance.
Volkswagen Group delivery record for 2009

Volkswagen Group delivery record for 2009

11 Jan 2010

Our Story

Volkswagen Group delivery record for 2009

Deliveries to customers grow 1.1% to 6.29 million vehicles. Volkswagen brand deliveries increase by 7.8% to 3.95 million vehicles.

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Deliveries to customers grow 1.1% to 6.29 million vehicles. Volkswagen brand deliveries increase by 7.8% to 3.95 million vehicles.
What Car? Awards - Polo Supermini Winner

What Car? Awards - Polo Supermini Winner

15 Jan 2010

Awards

What Car? Awards - Polo Supermini Winner

The Volkswagen Polo 1.4 SE 5-door wins Supermini category and is also named as Best Buy in the more than £11,000 sub-category.

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The Volkswagen Polo 1.4 SE 5-door wins Supermini category and is also named as Best Buy in the more than £11,000 sub-category.
What Car? Awards - Golf Small Family Car

What Car? Awards - Golf Small Family Car

15 Jan 2010

Awards

What Car? Awards - Golf Small Family Car

The Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI SE 5-door wins the category best small family car.

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The Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI SE 5-door wins the category best small family car.
2010 Dakar Rally

2010 Dakar Rally

16 Jan 2010

In 2010, Volkswagen wins the 2010 Dakar Rally held in Argentina and Chile. Race Touareg 2 defends 2009 victory with first three places. Volkswagen win their second Dakar in succession in the cars class, with Carlos Sainz following in the footsteps of team-mate Giniel de Villiers, who won the event in 2009. Sainz finishes two minutes clear of another Volkswagen, piloted by Nasser Al-Attiyah, with a third Volkswagen of Mark Miller completing the podium, half an hour behind Al-Attiyah.
Carlos Sainz Cenamor

Carlos Sainz Cenamor

16 Jan 2010

People

Carlos Sainz Cenamor

Carlos Sainz Cenamor drove the Volkswagen Race Touareg to victory in the 2007 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup and the 2010 Dakar …

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Carlos Sainz Cenamor drove the Volkswagen Race Touareg to victory in the 2007 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup and the 2010 Dakar Rally.
Mark Miller

Mark Miller

16 Jan 2010

People

Mark Miller

In 2010, Volkswagen wins the 2010 Dakar Rally held in Argentina and Chile. Race Touareg 2 defends 2009 victory with first three pla…

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In 2010, Volkswagen wins the 2010 Dakar Rally held in Argentina and Chile. Race Touareg 2 defends 2009 victory with first three places. Volkswagen win their second Dakar in succession in the cars class, with Carlos Sainz following in the footsteps of team-mate Giniel de Villiers, who won the event in 2009. Sainz finishes two minutes clear of another Volkswagen, piloted by Nasser Al-Attiyah, with a third Volkswagen of Mark Miller completing the podium, half an hour behind Al-Attiyah.
Feb February
20 millionth visitor at Autostadt

20 millionth visitor at Autostadt

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20 millionth visitor at Autostadt

A new record is reached; more than 20 million visitors pass through the Autostadt gates.

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A new record is reached; more than 20 million visitors pass through the Autostadt gates.
All-New Touareg

All-New Touareg

01 Feb 2010

The all-new Touareg is over 200kg lighter and 20 percent more efficient than its predecessor. It has clean, new styling, drawing inspiration from the new Golf and Polo models and, although slightly larger than previously, it is lower and appears sleeker. New, refined and more efficient engines, with the diesels having the benefit of BlueMotion Technology, are specified, and for the first time, a hybrid variant is available. A first in headlight technology has been introduced called High Beam Assist which senses oncoming traffic and automatically dips.
11,111,111th Polo rolls off Indian assembly line

11,111,111th Polo rolls off Indian assembly line

04 Feb 2010

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11,111,111th Polo rolls off Indian assembly line

11,111,111th Polo leaves assembly line at Volkswagen Group India.

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11,111,111th Polo leaves assembly line at Volkswagen Group India.
New Touareg launched

New Touareg launched

10 Feb 2010

The new Touareg

New Touareg launched

The all-new Touareg is unveiled. It is over 200kg lighter than the current model and 20% more efficient, powered by a range of high…

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The all-new Touareg is unveiled. It is over 200kg lighter than the current model and 20% more efficient, powered by a range of highly efficient yet powerful diesel V6 and V8 engines as well as the option of a petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain in hybrid form. The Touareg is able to out-accelerate many hot hatches while returning 34mpg, it maintains all the same virtues of space, comfort, refinement and off-road and towing ability that have led the original Touareg to build up a loyal following since its launch.
Polo GTI improved road handling with XDS

Polo GTI improved road handling with XDS

17 Feb 2010

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Polo GTI improved road handling with XDS

The Polo GTI is fitted with the XDS differential, an electronic cross-axle traction control system designed for improved traction a…

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The Polo GTI is fitted with the XDS differential, an electronic cross-axle traction control system designed for improved traction and handling. In moments of fast cornering XDS gives out exactly the right amount of power, providing pressure on the inside wheel to prevent wheel spinning. The result is better traction and a reduction of any tendency to under steer.
New Polo GTI impresses

New Polo GTI impresses

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New Polo GTI impresses

The new Polo GTI is unveiled, promising to be the fastest, most focussed and cleanest performance Polo yet produced.

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The new Polo GTI is unveiled, promising to be the fastest, most focussed and cleanest performance Polo yet produced.
Think Blue for sustainable mobility

Think Blue for sustainable mobility

26 Feb 2010

Our Story

Think Blue for sustainable mobility

The Volkswagen passenger car brand launches a new campaign for efficient driving and environmental awareness demonstrating that env…

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The Volkswagen passenger car brand launches a new campaign for efficient driving and environmental awareness demonstrating that environmental protection is a top priority for Volkswagen. Protecting the environment is simple and everyone can help in their everyday lives. This is the key message of the new image and marketing campaign called "Think Blue". Building on one of the best-known environmental labels in the automotive industry, "BlueMotion", Volkswagen sends out a new signal for sustainable mobility.
Mar March
Fleet News Awards 2010 - Golf Best Lower Medium Car

Fleet News Awards 2010 - Golf Best Lower Medium Car

01 Mar 2010

Awards

Fleet News Awards 2010 - Golf Best Lower Medium Car

The Golf wins the Fleet News Best Lower Medium Car category award.

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The Golf wins the Fleet News Best Lower Medium Car category award.
Fleet News Awards 2010 - Polo Best Supermini

Fleet News Awards 2010 - Polo Best Supermini

01 Mar 2010

Awards

Fleet News Awards 2010 - Polo Best Supermini

The Polo wins the Fleet News Best Supermini category award.

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The Polo wins the Fleet News Best Supermini category award.
New look for Sharan at Geneva

New look for Sharan at Geneva

01 Mar 2010

The all-new Volkswagen Sharan debuts at the Geneva Motor Show. Based on an advanced new platform and featuring twin sliding doors, a seven seat configuration and a range of frugal yet powerful petrol and diesel engines, the Sharan is set to establish new standards of efficiency, practicality and refinement in its class.
Volkswagen Insurance Links with Allianz

Volkswagen Insurance Links with Allianz

05 Mar 2010

Our Story

Volkswagen Insurance Links with Allianz

Volkswagen Insurance Service (Great Britain) Limited, the insurance arm of Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Limited, signs a long…

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Volkswagen Insurance Service (Great Britain) Limited, the insurance arm of Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Limited, signs a long term contract with Allianz Insurance plc for the provision of motor insurance products to customers of the Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Volkswagen passenger cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands.
Apr April
World Car of the Year 2010 - Polo

World Car of the Year 2010 - Polo

01 Apr 2010

Awards

World Car of the Year 2010 - Polo

Polo is awarded the 2010 World Car of the Year award.

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Polo is awarded the 2010 World Car of the Year award.
Passat CC

Passat CC

01 Apr 2010

Passat CC

As with the Passat B7, the CC was redesigned from April 2010 and incorporated a number of new features. Seating increased to five, …

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As with the Passat B7, the CC was redesigned from April 2010 and incorporated a number of new features. Seating increased to five, satellite navigation and touch screen Bluetooth were introduced as standard as well as other design and trim changes similar to the Passat.
New Touran

New Touran

01 Apr 2010

The new Touran draws on the new Polo and Sharan design with a re-styled front, tailgate and bumpers. It has a lower and wider appearance than before and revised entertainment and climate functions together with fresh trim finishes. A second-generation Park Assist is available and the new advanced 1.2 RSI petrol engine is offered together with four diesel engines and one other petrol. All have the option of BlueMotion technology packs.
Revised Passat CC

Revised Passat CC

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Revised Passat CC

The Passat CC, which mixes elegant coupé styling with practicality and refinement, is set to benefit from a series of revisions to …

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The Passat CC, which mixes elegant coupé styling with practicality and refinement, is set to benefit from a series of revisions to add new technologies and greater flexibility to help it represent stronger value than ever before. For the first time the Passat CC can accommodate five adults thanks to the addition of an extra space situated between the rear seats, while up front satellite navigation is fitted as standard along with a touchscreen Bluetooth device.
New look Touran unveiled

New look Touran unveiled

09 Apr 2010

The new Touran debuts at the Leipzig Motor Show, featuring fresh styling, pioneering technology and a range of efficient new petrol and diesel engines. The new Touran is set to build on the strong reputation of the 1.13 million examples of the compact MPV sold across Europe to date. The new Touran styling takes inspiration from the design direction established by the Polo, Golf and new Touareg.
World's largest capital increase in automotive industry

World's largest capital increase in automotive industry

14 Apr 2010

Our Story

World's largest capital increase in automotive industry

The issue of 65 million preferred bearer shares increases the share capital of Volkswagen AG by a nominal €166.2 million. The world…

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The issue of 65 million preferred bearer shares increases the share capital of Volkswagen AG by a nominal €166.2 million. The world's largest capital increase in the automotive sector raised by a public offering generates net proceeds of approximately €4.1 billion.
New Volkswagen model achieves 0-60 in 60 seconds!

New Volkswagen model achieves 0-60 in 60 seconds!

19 Apr 2010

Trivia

New Volkswagen model achieves 0-60 in 60 seconds!

In collaboration with Swiss watchmaker FORTIS, Volkswagen designers produce a distinctive and high-tech chronograph timepiece which…

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In collaboration with Swiss watchmaker FORTIS, Volkswagen designers produce a distinctive and high-tech chronograph timepiece which has already received international recognition for its design.
Revised Phaeton launches at Beijing

Revised Phaeton launches at Beijing

22 Apr 2010

Volkswagen launches the revised Phaeton at the Beijing Motor Show. The Phaeton features a new look and technologies and builds on what is already one of the most advanced and thoroughly engineered cars on the road today.
"App My Ride" contest seeks infotainment innovator

"App My Ride" contest seeks infotainment innovator

26 Apr 2010

Innovation

"App My Ride" contest seeks infotainment innovator

Volkswagen is inviting designers, programmers, developers and interested users to help develop applications for the Infotainment sy…

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Volkswagen is inviting designers, programmers, developers and interested users to help develop applications for the Infotainment systems of the future as part of the Open Innovation Contest, "App My Ride". With this contest, Volkswagen has become the first car manufacturer to use the idea of open innovation for the further development of its products. In the so-called "App My Ride" competition, users can jointly develop new Infotainment applications with Volkswagen. A jury of experts will select the winner whose creativity will be rewarded with special prizes.
May May
Dynamic light assist

Dynamic light assist

01 May 2010

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Dynamic light assist

The new Touareg features a revolutionary innovation called Dynamic Light Assist which makes for safe driving in the dark. Dynamic m…

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The new Touareg features a revolutionary innovation called Dynamic Light Assist which makes for safe driving in the dark. Dynamic main beam control automatically adapts light distribution in traffic situations. The new headlight with variable light distribution combines familiar systems concerning light, dynamic headlight levelling and main beam control to give drivers extra comfort and safety. Other road users benefit too as DLA is a glare-free beam lighting system. Dynamic Light Assist is currently the world benchmark.
Volkswagen concept car: Golf blue-e-motion

Volkswagen concept car: Golf blue-e-motion

04 May 2010

Innovation

Volkswagen concept car: Golf blue-e-motion

The zero-emissions Golf blue-e-motion is scheduled to arrive on the market in late 2013. With the Golf blue-e-motion the purely ele…

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The zero-emissions Golf blue-e-motion is scheduled to arrive on the market in late 2013. With the Golf blue-e-motion the purely electrically powered version of the most successful European car ever built. Volkswagen is forging new ties to the era of electric mobility. The five-door and five-seat version of the concept car is silently driven by an electric motor integrated in the front engine compartment with a maximum power of 85 kW/115 PS and a continuous power output of 50 kW/69 PS. Like all electric motors, that of the Golf's also delivers a very high maximum torque from stop (270 Newton-metres). The result is more fun in zero-emissions driving. The electricity for powering the electric motor is stored in a lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 26.5 kilowatt-hours. The concept car's 30 battery modules consisting of 180 lithium-ion cells (energy capacity: 26.5 kWh) are installed in spaces adapted to the vehicle's architecture. They can be found in the floor of the boot space (fully usable cargo capacity: 275 litres), under the rear bench seat and in the centre tunnel of the under body (between the front seats). A separate air cooling system ensures a constant thermal environment in the battery compartment. The battery modules weigh a total of 315 kilograms.
Volkswagen sets roadmap for E-mobility

Volkswagen sets roadmap for E-mobility

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Volkswagen sets roadmap for E-mobility

To coincide with the foundation event held in Berlin for a National Platform for Electric Mobility, Volkswagen unveils the Golf blu…

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To coincide with the foundation event held in Berlin for a National Platform for Electric Mobility, Volkswagen unveils the Golf blue-e-motion and has outlined its future programme for electric and hybrid production vehicles. Following on from the Touareg hybrid which goes on sale summer 2010, a hybrid Jetta will be launched in 2012 ahead of hybrid versions of the Golf and Passat for the range in 2013. Also in 2013 the first of the all-electric vehicles will go on sale in the form of the Up! blue-e-motion followed closely by the Golf blue-e-motion and the Jetta blue-e-motion. Jörg Sommer is appointed to the newly created role of Sales Director for e-mobility on 1 October 2010.
Fleet World Honours - Polo Best Small Car

Fleet World Honours - Polo Best Small Car

18 May 2010

Awards

Fleet World Honours - Polo Best Small Car

The Volkswagen Polo wins the Best Small Car at the Fleet World Honours.

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The Volkswagen Polo wins the Best Small Car at the Fleet World Honours.
Volkswagen Group acquires majority shareholding

Volkswagen Group acquires majority shareholding

25 May 2010

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Volkswagen Group acquires majority shareholding

Volkswagen takes 90.1% in internationally renowned design and development services company, Italdesign Giugiaro.

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Volkswagen takes 90.1% in internationally renowned design and development services company, Italdesign Giugiaro.
Volkswagen publishes iPad app

Volkswagen publishes iPad app

28 May 2010

Innovation

Volkswagen publishes iPad app

Volkswagen becomes the first automaker to develop a digital customer magazine as an app specially for the iPad. The innovative digi…

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Volkswagen becomes the first automaker to develop a digital customer magazine as an app specially for the iPad. The innovative digital product which goes by the name of "DAS" lines up in good time for the launch of the new Apple product in Europe. The title stands for "Digital Automotive Space". The magazine will be published quarterly in five languages and will be accessible throughout Europe. "DAS" is an important building block in Volkswagen's digital marketing strategy and gives the Group the opportunity for an interactive dialog with customers. "The goal is to transmit the fascination of the brand and its products in a new digital dimension, creating a global experience, announced Luca de Meo, Head of Marketing at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. The app specially developed for the iPad transforms the user into a player who can enjoy the magazine's themes in an innovative virtual reality using the familiar functions of the iPhone. Five chapters tell stories from the Volkswagen world. 360° images give the user a realistic impression of technical features on the Volkswagen Touareg such as 'Area View'. In addition, there is an internet version of "DAS" and content is integrated in social networks such as Facebook.
Volkswagen publishes iPad app

Volkswagen publishes iPad app

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Volkswagen publishes iPad app

Volkswagen becomes the first vehicle manufacturer to develop a digital customer magazine as an app specially formulated for the iPa…

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Volkswagen becomes the first vehicle manufacturer to develop a digital customer magazine as an app specially formulated for the iPad.
Jun June
Jetta Mk VI

Jetta Mk VI

01 Jun 2010

This model Jetta has a completely redesigned body and every external panel is new. Although different to the best selling North American model it is the largest and sportiest Jetta produced to date and no longer shares any body panels with Golf. A range of two petrol and two diesel engines is available including BlueMotion technology modifications with a hybrid due to go on sale in North America in 2013.
New plant in southern China for Volkswagen

New plant in southern China for Volkswagen

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New plant in southern China for Volkswagen

Construction work of the new Foshan plant is scheduled to start at the end of 2010. Current plans are for production at the plant t…

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Construction work of the new Foshan plant is scheduled to start at the end of 2010. Current plans are for production at the plant to start in mid-2013. A complete production facility with press shop, body shop, paint shop and assembly unit is to be constructed on a site with an area of 170 hectares. The maximum annual production capacity will be 300,000 units and the plant will employ a workforce of about 4,000 employees by 2013. The investment of some 520 million euros is to be funded from the cash flow of FAW-Volkswagen.
New look Jetta premiered

New look Jetta premiered

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New look Jetta premiered

The new Jetta is showcased at Times Square in New York, featuring a sharp new look, greater space and the most advanced range of pe…

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The new Jetta is showcased at Times Square in New York, featuring a sharp new look, greater space and the most advanced range of petrol and diesel engines yet. The new Jetta draws inspiration from the popular NCC (New Compact Coupé) concept car which made its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January. Every panel is new with precise, clean lines lending the Jetta an elegant appearance that marks the latest evolution of the new Volkswagen design language.
BIVSA - Polo SEL City Car / Supermini Category

BIVSA - Polo SEL City Car / Supermini Category

16 Jun 2010

Awards

BIVSA - Polo SEL City Car / Supermini Category

The Polo SEL is awarded the City Car / Supermini category at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).

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The Polo SEL is awarded the City Car / Supermini category at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).
BIVSA - Tiguan Crossover Class

BIVSA - Tiguan Crossover Class

16 Jun 2010

Awards

BIVSA - Tiguan Crossover Class

The Tiguan wins the Crossover class at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).

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The Tiguan wins the Crossover class at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).
BIVSA - Phaeton Luxury Car

BIVSA - Phaeton Luxury Car

16 Jun 2010

Awards

BIVSA - Phaeton Luxury Car

The Phaeton wins the best Luxury car at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).

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The Phaeton wins the best Luxury car at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).
Towcar Awards - Golf

Towcar Awards - Golf

18 Jun 2010

Awards

Towcar Awards - Golf

Golf has been given another 'green' accolade this time at the Towcar Awards, judged by experts from What Car?, Practical Caravan an…

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Golf has been given another 'green' accolade this time at the Towcar Awards, judged by experts from What Car?, Practical Caravan and The Camping and Caravanning Club.
International Engine of the Year Awards 2010 - 1-litre to 1.4-litre Category

International Engine of the Year Awards 2010 - 1-litre to 1.4-litre Category

26 Jun 2010

Awards

International Engine of the Year Awards 2010 - 1-litre to 1.4-litre Category

The new 1.4-litre TSI engine wins in the 1-litre to 1.4-litre category at the International Engine of the Year awards.

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The new 1.4-litre TSI engine wins in the 1-litre to 1.4-litre category at the International Engine of the Year awards.
International Engine of the Year Awards 2010 - Volkswagen TSI 1-litre to 1.4-litre category

International Engine of the Year Awards 2010 - Volkswagen TSI 1-litre to 1.4-litre category

26 Jun 2010

Awards

International Engine of the Year Awards 2010 - Volkswagen TSI 1-litre to 1.4-litre category

The 1.4-litre TSI engine wins the International Engine of the Year Award 1-litre to 1.4-litre category.

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The 1.4-litre TSI engine wins the International Engine of the Year Award 1-litre to 1.4-litre category.
Jul July
Volkswagen Group expands production in Mexico

Volkswagen Group expands production in Mexico

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Volkswagen Group expands production in Mexico

A new section at the Puebla plant of Volkswagen de Mexico opens and this is where the new Jetta will be built using state-of-the ar…

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A new section at the Puebla plant of Volkswagen de Mexico opens and this is where the new Jetta will be built using state-of-the art manufacturing technology.
Volkswagen starts service revolution for customers

Volkswagen starts service revolution for customers

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Volkswagen starts service revolution for customers

Volkswagen launches its most straightforward and comprehensive fixed price servicing offer yet, aimed at providing great value to c…

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Volkswagen launches its most straightforward and comprehensive fixed price servicing offer yet, aimed at providing great value to customers who own Volkswagen cars which are between three and 10 years old.
What Car? Green Awards - Golf BlueMotion Green Car of the Year

What Car? Green Awards - Golf BlueMotion Green Car of the Year

15 Jul 2010

Awards

What Car? Green Awards - Golf BlueMotion Green Car of the Year

The Golf BlueMotion is named Green Car of the Year at the What Car? Green Awards.

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The Golf BlueMotion is named Green Car of the Year at the What Car? Green Awards.
What Car? Awards - Passat BlueMotion Green Family Car

What Car? Awards - Passat BlueMotion Green Family Car

15 Jul 2010

Awards

What Car? Awards - Passat BlueMotion Green Family Car

The Passat BlueMotion win the Green Family Car award at the What Car? Green Awards.

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The Passat BlueMotion win the Green Family Car award at the What Car? Green Awards.
What Car? Green Awards - Golf BlueMotion Green Small Family Car

What Car? Green Awards - Golf BlueMotion Green Small Family Car

15 Jul 2010

Awards

What Car? Green Awards - Golf BlueMotion Green Small Family Car

The Golf BlueMotion is named best Green Small Family Car at the What Car? Green Awards.

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The Golf BlueMotion is named best Green Small Family Car at the What Car? Green Awards.
Upward growth in profitability for Volkswagen Group

Upward growth in profitability for Volkswagen Group

29 Jul 2010

Our Story

Upward growth in profitability for Volkswagen Group

The Volkswagen Group significantly increases its profitability in the first half of 2010 and continues its growth path in all key i…

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The Volkswagen Group significantly increases its profitability in the first half of 2010 and continues its growth path in all key international automotive markets. Deliveries rise by around 16% to 3.6 (3.1) million vehicles, lifting the Group's global market share to 11.7%. Operating profit rises to €2.8 billion (£1.2 billion) on the back of a 20.7% increase in sales revenue to €61.8 billion (£51.2 billion). Europe's largest automotive manufacturer more than tripled its profit before tax, which amounted to €2.6 billion (£0.8 billion) after the first six months. The Group generates a profit after tax of €1.8 billion (£0.5 billion). The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand sells 1.9 million vehicles in the reporting period (1.7 million), a year-on-year increase of 17.5%. Operating profit improved substantially to €1.0 billion (£0.2 billion). The Polo, New Beetle, Tiguan and Touareg models, the Golf derivatives, and the Jetta and Passat versions available in China experienced particularly strong demand.
Aug August
Auto Express New Car Awards - Golf Best Family Compact Car

Auto Express New Car Awards - Golf Best Family Compact Car

04 Aug 2010

Awards

Auto Express New Car Awards - Golf Best Family Compact Car

The Volkswagen Golf wins the Auto Express New Car Awards Best Family Compact Car category.

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The Volkswagen Golf wins the Auto Express New Car Awards Best Family Compact Car category.
Auto Express New Car Awards - Golf GTI Best Hot Hatch

Auto Express New Car Awards - Golf GTI Best Hot Hatch

04 Aug 2010

Awards

Auto Express New Car Awards - Golf GTI Best Hot Hatch

The Golf GTI wins the Auto Express New Car Awards Best Hot Hatch category.

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The Golf GTI wins the Auto Express New Car Awards Best Hot Hatch category.
100,000th Scirocco built

100,000th Scirocco built

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100,000th Scirocco built

The 100,000th third generation Scirocco rolls off the production line at Automóveis Ltda. plant in Portugal.

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The 100,000th third generation Scirocco rolls off the production line at Automóveis Ltda. plant in Portugal.
Sep September
Towcar of the Year Awards - Golf wins £20,000 to £25,000 category

Towcar of the Year Awards - Golf wins £20,000 to £25,000 category

01 Sep 2010

Awards

Towcar of the Year Awards - Golf wins £20,000 to £25,000 category

The Golf Match 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS wins price category £20,000 to £25,000 Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards 2011.

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The Golf Match 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS wins price category £20,000 to £25,000 Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards 2011.
Dr. Rudolf Krebs

Dr. Rudolf Krebs

01 Sep 2010

People

Dr. Rudolf Krebs

Dr. Rudolf Krebs, currently Volkswagen Plant Manager in Salzgitter, named as the Group Chief Officer for Electric Traction effectiv…

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Dr. Rudolf Krebs, currently Volkswagen Plant Manager in Salzgitter, named as the Group Chief Officer for Electric Traction effective September 2010.
Volkswagen "Unbelievable Value" campaign

Volkswagen "Unbelievable Value" campaign

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Volkswagen "Unbelievable Value" campaign

Volkswagen has launched the latest stage in its "Unbelievable Value" campaign with a new microsite designed to illustrate the true …

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Volkswagen has launched the latest stage in its "Unbelievable Value" campaign with a new microsite designed to illustrate the true cost of everyday living over a lifetime and how looking beyond the initial price tag and making small changes can lead to dramatic financial gains over the long-term. By logging onto www.truelifecosts.com visitors to the site are introduced to a fictitious village representing different areas of everyday life from food and family to fun, homes, holidays and cars. Click on any of the areas and they'll be guided through a series of simple interactive demonstrations showing how the little expenditures in life can quickly mount up and how, with a series of small tweaks, large savings can be made. In the car section, visitors can learn how much they could save if they opted to buy a Volkswagen rather than a competitor model.
Let Volkswagen lifestyle campaign

Let Volkswagen lifestyle campaign

10 Sep 2010

Trivia

Let Volkswagen lifestyle campaign

Volkswagen has launches the latest stage in its "Unbelievable Value" campaign with a new microsite designed to illustrate the true …

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Volkswagen has launches the latest stage in its "Unbelievable Value" campaign with a new microsite designed to illustrate the true cost of everyday living over a lifetime and how looking beyond the initial price tag and making small changes can lead to dramatic financial gains over the long-term. By logging onto www.truelifecosts.com, visitors to the site are introduced to a fictitious village representing different areas of everyday life from food and family to fun, homes, holidays and cars. Click on any of the areas and be guided through a series of simple interactive demonstrations showing how the little expenditures in life can quickly mount up and how, with a series of small tweaks, large savings can be made. In the car section, visitors can learn how much they could save if they opt to buy a Volkswagen rather than a competitor model.
Volkswagen and MTV present "MePublic"

Volkswagen and MTV present "MePublic"

22 Sep 2010

Innovation

Volkswagen and MTV present "MePublic"

Volkswagen and MTV Networks present "MePublic" A Global Study on Social Media Youth. The international study gives an insight into …

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Volkswagen and MTV Networks present "MePublic" A Global Study on Social Media Youth. The international study gives an insight into media use and value concepts among the group of 14-to 29-year-olds known as "digital natives." As the study shows, the young people would also like to see networking extend to the car, a trend to which Volkswagen is responding by developing various apps. Volkswagen's aim is to gain an even better understanding of young people and their motivation with regard to social media, so they can inspire the target generation for the Volkswagen brand and its products.
Seventh generation Passat at Paris

Seventh generation Passat at Paris

29 Sep 2010

The seventh generation Passat makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show. Establishing benchmarks in quality, design, economy and comfort the new Passat is not only the most advanced design yet but also the most efficient.
Oct October
Dr.-Ing. E. H. Michael Macht

Dr.-Ing. E. H. Michael Macht

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Dr.-Ing. E. H. Michael Macht

With effect from October, 2010, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG appointed Michael Macht member of the Board of Management of…

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With effect from October, 2010, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG appointed Michael Macht member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG with responsibility for "Group Production".
1,527 miles on one tank, the Passat enters Guinness World Records Book

1,527 miles on one tank, the Passat enters Guinness World Records Book

03 Oct 2010

Trivia

1,527 miles on one tank, the Passat enters Guinness World Records Book

A Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled by a standard production pass…

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A Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled by a standard production passenger car on a single tank of fuel.
Nov November
ACFO Fleet Car of the Year - Golf

ACFO Fleet Car of the Year - Golf

01 Nov 2010

Awards

ACFO Fleet Car of the Year - Golf

The Volkswagen Golf has added another trophy to its cabinet, being awarded the ACFO Fleet Car of the Year accolade.

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The Volkswagen Golf has added another trophy to its cabinet, being awarded the ACFO Fleet Car of the Year accolade.
Eos Facelift

Eos Facelift

01 Nov 2010

The facelift features a range of technical and visual enhancements over its predecessor, including remote operation of the folding hard-top. The revisions bring the vehicle in line with Volkswagen's latest design language applied to the Polo, Passat and Sharan and enhancements to trim and upholstery give added benefits of comfort and equipment levels.
Volkswagen at the 2010 MPH Show

Volkswagen at the 2010 MPH Show

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Volkswagen at the 2010 MPH Show

Volkswagen is proud to announce that it will be supporting the 2010 MPH Show with a number of road-going and unique high performanc…

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Volkswagen is proud to announce that it will be supporting the 2010 MPH Show with a number of road-going and unique high performance Scirocco and Golf models.
The revised Eos is unveiled

The revised Eos is unveiled

07 Nov 2010

Volkswagen unveils the new face of the Eos convertible coupé at the Los Angeles Motor Show. The modifications bring the Eos in line with the latest creation of Volkswagen's design language as seen in the new Polo, Passat and Sharan. The Eos is set to become a popular choice both in Europe and in its predicted best-selling market, the US.
Future Car Challenge - Golf blue-e-motion

Future Car Challenge - Golf blue-e-motion

08 Nov 2010

Awards

Future Car Challenge - Golf blue-e-motion

A Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion prototype electric car is the overall winner of the inaugural Future Car Challenge. The car also wo…

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A Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion prototype electric car is the overall winner of the inaugural Future Car Challenge. The car also won the Most Economic and Environment Friendly Regular Passenger Car EV.
BlueMotion Technology for Scirocco and Passat CC

BlueMotion Technology for Scirocco and Passat CC

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BlueMotion Technology for Scirocco and Passat CC

The cleanest and most fuel efficient versions of the Scirocco and Passat CC yet produce are launched in the form of BlueMotion Tech…

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The cleanest and most fuel efficient versions of the Scirocco and Passat CC yet produce are launched in the form of BlueMotion Technology models. As with all of Volkswagen's BlueMotion Technology vehicles, the new Scirocco and Passat CC variants combine efficiency with comfort and refinement to create cars that deliver greater economy and fewer emissions and yet remain conventional to drive, service and maintain.
X-ray vision gives Volkswagen a virtual training advantage

X-ray vision gives Volkswagen a virtual training advantage

30 Nov 2010

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X-ray vision gives Volkswagen a virtual training advantage

Volkswagen is expanding the use of an innovative technique designed to give service personnel a new edge - by offering them an x-ra…

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Volkswagen is expanding the use of an innovative technique designed to give service personnel a new edge - by offering them an x-ray view 'inside' the car. The company is using so-called Augmented Reality 'the deliberate expansion of the real world using digital projections' to train Volkswagen teams worldwide to the highest levels, and to inform them about the development and technical innovations of new models. Three-dimensional design data is projected onto the surfaces of a production vehicle, in the correct position and in perspective even from different viewing angles. This creates a kind of 'virtual x-ray vision' for the viewer, which enables them to see otherwise hidden components and structures inside the vehicle, explained Prof. Jürgen Leohold, Head of Volkswagen Group Research. In addition, it is also possible to superimpose individual components and component designations or to project prepared animations onto the vehicle.
X-ray vision gives Volkswagen a virtual training advantage

X-ray vision gives Volkswagen a virtual training advantage

30 Nov 2010

Trivia

X-ray vision gives Volkswagen a virtual training advantage

Volkswagen is expanding the use of an innovative technique designed to give service personnel a new edge by offering them an x-ray …

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Volkswagen is expanding the use of an innovative technique designed to give service personnel a new edge by offering them an x-ray view 'inside' the car. A kind of 'virtual x-ray vision' for the viewer, which enables them to see otherwise hidden components and structures inside the vehicle.
Dec December
Volkswagen designs electric taxi

Volkswagen designs electric taxi

14 Dec 2010

Trivia

Volkswagen designs electric taxi

A conceptual twist on a British institution has been unveiled in the form of the Volkswagen Taxi Concept, the latest evolution in a…

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A conceptual twist on a British institution has been unveiled in the form of the Volkswagen Taxi Concept, the latest evolution in a series of 'World Taxis' based on the foundations of the forthcoming UP! city car. Designed to meet the challenges faced by vehicles in modern cities, with ever tighter restrictions on space and emissions, the Volkswagen Taxi Concept is powered by an electric motor fed by lithium-ion batteries. The range of the Volkswagen Taxi Concept is estimated at 186 miles between charges with an 80 per cent charge taking around one hour to complete.
Volkswagen moves in on Malaysia

Volkswagen moves in on Malaysia

21 Dec 2010

Our Story

Volkswagen moves in on Malaysia

The Volkswagen Group is gradually expanding its activities in Southeast Asia. Volkswagen AG and partner company HRB Hicom today sig…

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The Volkswagen Group is gradually expanding its activities in Southeast Asia. Volkswagen AG and partner company HRB Hicom today signed an agreement for local vehicle assembly. Passat models are to be assembled from the end of 2011 with a view to the long-term development of the Malaysian automobile market.
2010
2011
Jan January
Best Lower Medium Car - Golf

Best Lower Medium Car - Golf

01 Jan 2011

Awards

Best Lower Medium Car - Golf

2011 Fleet News Awards - Golf has been crowned 'Best Lower Medium Car'.

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2011 Fleet News Awards - Golf has been crowned 'Best Lower Medium Car'.
What Car? Awards - Golf Small Family Car

What Car? Awards - Golf Small Family Car

01 Jan 2011

Awards

What Car? Awards - Golf Small Family Car

The Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 122 Match 5-door wins the category Best Small Family Car.

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The Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 122 Match 5-door wins the category Best Small Family Car.
What Car? Awards - Security Award

What Car? Awards - Security Award

01 Jan 2011

Awards

What Car? Awards - Security Award

The Volkswagen brand wins the security award.

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The Volkswagen brand wins the security award.
Klaus Bischoff

Klaus Bischoff

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Klaus Bischoff

In January 2011, Klaus Bischoff was appointed Executive Director of Volkswagen Design.

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In January 2011, Klaus Bischoff was appointed Executive Director of Volkswagen Design.
Executive Director of Volkswagen Design appointment

Executive Director of Volkswagen Design appointment

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Executive Director of Volkswagen Design appointment

In January 2011, Klaus Bischoff is appointed Executive Director of Volkswagen Design.

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In January 2011, Klaus Bischoff is appointed Executive Director of Volkswagen Design.
Dr Martin Winterkorn stays on as Chairman

Dr Martin Winterkorn stays on as Chairman

04 Jan 2011

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Dr Martin Winterkorn stays on as Chairman

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG has extended the contract of Management Board Chairman Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn unanimous…

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The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG has extended the contract of Management Board Chairman Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn unanimously by a further period of five years. Winterkorn is to head Europe's largest carmaker until the end of 2016. Winterkorn became Chairman of the Management Board on January 1, 2007.
BlueMotion Polo & BlueMotion Golf exempt from London congestion charge

BlueMotion Polo & BlueMotion Golf exempt from London congestion charge

05 Jan 2011

Trivia

BlueMotion Polo & BlueMotion Golf exempt from London congestion charge

Not only are the highly efficient Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion and Golf BlueMotion models exempt from road tax but, as of this week, …

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Not only are the highly efficient Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion and Golf BlueMotion models exempt from road tax but, as of this week, they are also exempt from the London congestion charge.
Volkswagen Group sales exceed seven million vehicles worldwide

Volkswagen Group sales exceed seven million vehicles worldwide

10 Jan 2011

Our Story

Volkswagen Group sales exceed seven million vehicles worldwide

In 2010, the Volkswagen Group handed over more than seven million units for the first time in a twelve-month period. In total, 7.14…

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In 2010, the Volkswagen Group handed over more than seven million units for the first time in a twelve-month period. In total, 7.14 million vehicles were delivered to customers. The Volkswagen passenger cars brand reported a new record for 2010, with deliveries growing 13.9% to 4.50 (3.95) million units.
2011 Dakar Rally

2011 Dakar Rally

16 Jan 2011

Volkswagen win the Dakar Rally. Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and Timo Gottschalk of Germany won in the car division, giving Volkswagen their third successive victory in the car class.
Nasser Salih Nasser Abdullah Al-Attiyah

Nasser Salih Nasser Abdullah Al-Attiyah

16 Jan 2011

People

Nasser Salih Nasser Abdullah Al-Attiyah

Volkswagen signed Nasser Al-Attiyah in 2009 and he wins the Dakar Rally in 2011.

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Volkswagen signed Nasser Al-Attiyah in 2009 and he wins the Dakar Rally in 2011.
Timo Gottschalk

Timo Gottschalk

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Timo Gottschalk

Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and Timo Gottschalk of Germany win the Dakar Rally in 2011, giving Volkswagen their third successive vic…

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Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and Timo Gottschalk of Germany win the Dakar Rally in 2011, giving Volkswagen their third successive victory in the car class.
Volkswagen unveils the XL1 super efficient vehicle

Volkswagen unveils the XL1 super efficient vehicle

25 Jan 2011

The new Volkswagen XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle (SEV) has been unveiled at the Qatar Motor Show. Pioneering construction techniques, an advanced plug-in hybrid drivetrain and innovative packaging all play a part in allowing the XL1 to return 313mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 24 g/km of CO2 to set a new benchmark for vehicle efficiency. In both its styling and packaging the XL1 draws on lessons learned from the 1-litre car (2002) and the L1 concept (2009). Although the XL1 is still very much a concept, its unveiling marks the next step towards the birth of a new class of Super Efficient Vehicles.
XL1

XL1

25 Jan 2011

Innovation

XL1

The new Volkswagen XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle (SEV) has been unveiled at the Qatar Motor Show. Pioneering construction techniques,…

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The new Volkswagen XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle (SEV) has been unveiled at the Qatar Motor Show. Pioneering construction techniques, an advanced plug-in hybrid drivetrain and innovative packaging, all play a part in allowing the XL1 to return 313mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 24g/km of CO2 setting a new benchmark for vehicle efficiency. In both its styling and packaging the XL1 draws on lessons learned from the 1-litre car (2002) and the L1 concept (2009). The XL1 has evolved to feature staggered seating with the driver and passenger placed next to each other in a body structure made from advanced new materials providing immense strength yet weighing just 230kg. To make such weight savings possible, and yet viable for series production, Volkswagen developed and patented a new system for the manufacture of the Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) parts on the car called the Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) process. Although the XL1 is still very much a concept, its unveiling marks the next step towards the birth of a new class of Super Efficient Vehicles.
Feb February
Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Award for Innovation in Car Manufacture

Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Award for Innovation in Car Manufacture

01 Feb 2011

Awards

Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Award for Innovation in Car Manufacture

Volkswagen is awarded with the 2010 Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Award for Innovation in Car and Van Manufacture. The award recog…

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Volkswagen is awarded with the 2010 Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Award for Innovation in Car and Van Manufacture. The award recognises the contribution made by Volkswagen to green fleet management.
Golf Cabriolet Mk VI

Golf Cabriolet Mk VI

01 Feb 2011

The first images of Volkswagen's all-new Golf Cabriolet are revealed ahead of the car's public debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The two-door, four-seater, front-engined soft top is the first Golf Cabriolet available since the Mk IV Golf, and builds on the company's heritage for producing popular convertibles which started with the original Beetle Cabriolet and still continues today with the Eos. But the latest Golf Cabriolet marks a whole new era of open-top motoring, boasting an electrically-powered soft top which can be lowered in just 9.5 seconds, including on- the-move at speeds up to around 18 mph, a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines as well as the highest levels of quality, refinement and safety.
USA road trip in Golf BlueMotion

USA road trip in Golf BlueMotion

14 Feb 2011

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USA road trip in Golf BlueMotion

The Golf BlueMotion is one of the most efficient and low CO2 emitting cars currently on sale in Europe. To test just how efficient,…

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The Golf BlueMotion is one of the most efficient and low CO2 emitting cars currently on sale in Europe. To test just how efficient, CAR Magazine recently embarked on a unique road trip, taking the Golf BlueMotion out of its normal environment. CAR Magazine's Assistant Editor and a photographer set out to cross America from Miami to Los Angeles driving entirely normally. The road trip lasted ten days, crossed seven states and took in a total of 3,144 miles on a mix of interstates and winding back roads as well as occasional jaunts into thick urban traffic. On arriving in Los Angeles, the Golf BlueMotion was found to have consumed just 120 of diesel in the course of the trip equating to driving from Edinburgh to Rome and back again.
Revised Tiguan displayed

Revised Tiguan displayed

28 Feb 2011

Sporting a new front end defined by horizontal lines to bring it into line with the latest Volkswagen 'design DNA', the new Tiguan looks sharper and sleeker than the current model. Thanks to its new look and new technologies, the model is the sharpest and most efficient yet, featuring improved fuel consumption and reduced emissions.
New Golf Cabriolet breaks cover

New Golf Cabriolet breaks cover

28 Feb 2011

The two-door, four-seater, front-engined soft top becomes the first Golf Cabriolet available since the Mk IV Golf, and builds on the company's heritage for producing popular convertibles. The latest Golf Cabriolet marks a new era of open-top motoring, boasting an electrically-powered soft top which can be lowered in just 9.5 seconds including on the move at speeds up to around 18 mph, a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines as well as the highest levels of quality, refinement and safety.
Volkswagen unveils the Bulli

Volkswagen unveils the Bulli

28 Feb 2011

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Volkswagen unveils the Bulli

Volkswagen has unveiled an all-new concept, the 'Bulli', at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a development of the Microbus concept whic…

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Volkswagen has unveiled an all-new concept, the 'Bulli', at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a development of the Microbus concept which made its debut 2001 and a new generation of Volkswagen people carrier - the first of which broke cover back in 1950 with the production of the first Transporter. The new Bulli is powered by an electric motor and fitted with six seats and infotainment control via iPad. It is front-engined and front-wheel drive. The new Bulli measures 3.99 m in length, 1.75 m in width and 1.70 m in height. Inside the Bulli has six seats: three on a front bench seat (which can be split and folded) and three on the rear bench which can be folded flat to maximise load space or turn into a bed in the true spirit of the iconic campervan. A removable iPad in the centre console serves as a multifunctional touchscreen. Along with Internet-based applications and the media centre, it also handles phone and navigation functions. There is no tachometer (unnecessary with an electric motor) nor a centre console, nor gear lever. The latter is replaced by a rotary switch to the right of the driver, which is used to select forward and reverse gears. A push button in the same switch is used to activate and switch off the motor. Another rotary switch to the left of the driver is used to control the lighting functions.
New Passat BlueMotion

New Passat BlueMotion

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New Passat BlueMotion

The most fuel-efficient production Passat model is unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

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The most fuel-efficient production Passat model is unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.
Mar March
Parkers' New Car Awards 2011 - Scirocco wins Sports Car category

Parkers' New Car Awards 2011 - Scirocco wins Sports Car category

01 Mar 2011

Awards

Parkers' New Car Awards 2011 - Scirocco wins Sports Car category

The Scirocco 1.4 TSI 122 PS wins Sports Car category of the inaugural Parkers' New Car Awards 2011.

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The Scirocco 1.4 TSI 122 PS wins Sports Car category of the inaugural Parkers' New Car Awards 2011.
Fleet News Awards 2011 - Polo Best Small Car

Fleet News Awards 2011 - Polo Best Small Car

01 Mar 2011

Awards

Fleet News Awards 2011 - Polo Best Small Car

The Polo wins Best Small Car at the 2011 Fleet News Awards.

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The Polo wins Best Small Car at the 2011 Fleet News Awards.
Fleet News Awards 2011 - Golf Best Lower Medium Car

Fleet News Awards 2011 - Golf Best Lower Medium Car

01 Mar 2011

Awards

Fleet News Awards 2011 - Golf Best Lower Medium Car

The Golf wins Best Lower Medium Car at the 2011 Fleet News Awards.

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The Golf wins Best Lower Medium Car at the 2011 Fleet News Awards.
Volkswagen support Westlife on Gravity Tour

Volkswagen support Westlife on Gravity Tour

08 Mar 2011

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Volkswagen support Westlife on Gravity Tour

Volkswagen UK supplies vehicles for Westlife's Gravity tour. Westlife use a Phaeton luxury saloon and a versatile and spacious Cara…

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Volkswagen UK supplies vehicles for Westlife's Gravity tour. Westlife use a Phaeton luxury saloon and a versatile and spacious Caravelle to travel to and from each venue. The tour manager explained that "the band needed vehicles that offered comfort that was understated and reliable. The Phaeton and Caravelle blend all of this together to fit the bill perfectly."
Volkswagen starts Golf Cabriolet production in Osnabrück

Volkswagen starts Golf Cabriolet production in Osnabrück

17 Mar 2011

Volkswagen officially started production of the Golf cabriolet at the new facility in Osnabrück. The new Golf cabriolet which left the assembly line today officially marked the start of production in Osnabrück. The Volkswagen plant in Osnabrück covers the entire automotive process chain from vehicle development through tooling to production. Apart from the Golf Cabriolet it is also planned to use the Osnabrück plant as an overflow facility for manufacturing the Porsche brand Boxster and Cayman models going forward. The plant has a total annual capacity of roughly 100,000 vehicles.
Wait Mr Postman for this Beetle!

Wait Mr Postman for this Beetle!

21 Mar 2011

Trivia

Wait Mr Postman for this Beetle!

A Beetle postage stamp has gone on display in the Volkswagen Automuseum. Created in 1997 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wolfsb…

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A Beetle postage stamp has gone on display in the Volkswagen Automuseum. Created in 1997 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wolfsburg Stamp Collectors Association, the old Beetle has been covered in 50,350 stamps donated by collectors from across the world.
Volkswagen BlueMotion Road show

Volkswagen BlueMotion Road show

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Volkswagen BlueMotion Road show

Volkswagen is set to take to the road for the next six months, visiting a number of shows and exhibitions with its BlueMotion Techn…

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Volkswagen is set to take to the road for the next six months, visiting a number of shows and exhibitions with its BlueMotion Technology products, encouraging the nation to "Think Blue" and find out about the latest innovations which help cut the cost of motoring by making every drop of fuel take you further.
Apr April
New generation Beetle debuts on three continents

New generation Beetle debuts on three continents

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New generation Beetle debuts on three continents

The new generation of Beetle is unveiled in Shanghai, New York and Berlin. Volkswagen unveils the latest generation Beetle marking …

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The new generation of Beetle is unveiled in Shanghai, New York and Berlin. Volkswagen unveils the latest generation Beetle marking a new era in this iconic car's history. The latest generation moves away from the design of the New Beetle of 1998 and instead draws on cues from the original and Beetle Ragster concept shown in Detroit in 2005. As such it's longer, wider and lower, giving a more masculine and dynamic appearance.
Volkswagen celebrates 50 years of the Volkswagen share

Volkswagen celebrates 50 years of the Volkswagen share

07 Apr 2011

Trivia

Volkswagen celebrates 50 years of the Volkswagen share

On 7th April 1961, the Volkswagen Share was traded for the first time on a regulated open market and so wrote a chapter in economic…

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On 7th April 1961, the Volkswagen Share was traded for the first time on a regulated open market and so wrote a chapter in economic history. The erstwhile 'Volksaktie (People's Share)' has grown into a rewarding security for both institutional and private investors and has experienced a long-term enhancement in value since then.
Volkswagen introduces new scheme for used car sales

Volkswagen introduces new scheme for used car sales

12 Apr 2011

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Volkswagen introduces new scheme for used car sales

Volkswagen is changing the way it sells used cars with the launch of "Das Welt Auto". This is a long-term commitment to make the us…

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Volkswagen is changing the way it sells used cars with the launch of "Das Welt Auto". This is a long-term commitment to make the used car buying experience as close to the new car experience as possible, enabling the Volkswagen network to sell "Used cars you can trust. Guaranteed". Any passenger car, Volkswagen or otherwise, which is under 100,000 miles can now be sold as an approved "Das Welt Auto" car (subject to achieving the required standards) broadening the range of vehicles available on forecourts and enhancing the choice available to customers. With Das Welt Auto, Volkswagen is introducing a programme which also takes into consideration the complete buying experience and the importance of a flexible package to meet customers' requirements.
21st Century Beetle

21st Century Beetle

18 Apr 2011

The all-new Beetle makes its world debut at the Shanghai Motor Show. It is completely redesigned to give a more dynamic appearance than the 1998 New Beetle, yet is still immediately recognisable as a Beetle. The team is led by Walter de Silva (Volkswagen Group) and Klaus Bischoff (Volkswagen Brand), with Marc Lichte the team leader for exterior design.
May May
Fleet World Honours Award - Golf Best Lower Medium Car of 2011

Fleet World Honours Award - Golf Best Lower Medium Car of 2011

01 May 2011

Awards

Fleet World Honours Award - Golf Best Lower Medium Car of 2011

The Volkswagen Golf wins the coveted Fleet World Honours Award for Best Lower Medium Car of 2011.

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The Volkswagen Golf wins the coveted Fleet World Honours Award for Best Lower Medium Car of 2011.
Honest John Awards - Golf Small Family Car

Honest John Awards - Golf Small Family Car

01 May 2011

Awards

Honest John Awards - Golf Small Family Car

The Volkswagen Golf wins the Small Family Car category at the inaugural Honest John Awards. The winners were awarded based on the p…

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The Volkswagen Golf wins the Small Family Car category at the inaugural Honest John Awards. The winners were awarded based on the popularity of the "most searched for" models on the consumer focussed HonestJohn.co.uk website.
Volkswagen celebrates Golf GTI anniversary

Volkswagen celebrates Golf GTI anniversary

11 May 2011

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Volkswagen celebrates Golf GTI anniversary

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original hot hatch, Volkswagen had announced the first details of the latest special editi…

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To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original hot hatch, Volkswagen had announced the first details of the latest special edition Golf GTI model - the Golf GTI Edition 35. The Edition 35 is given an increase in power and specially created design features.
Volkswagen Golf named the 'honest' choice

Volkswagen Golf named the 'honest' choice

12 May 2011

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Volkswagen Golf named the 'honest' choice

Volkswagen Golf’s successful run continued, with the car winning the Small Family Car category at the inaugural Honest John Awards.…

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Volkswagen Golf’s successful run continued, with the car winning the Small Family Car category at the inaugural Honest John Awards.
Volkswagen celebrated the Golf GTI anniversary with Edition 35

Volkswagen celebrated the Golf GTI anniversary with Edition 35

12 May 2011

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Volkswagen celebrated the Golf GTI anniversary with Edition 35

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original hot hatch, Volkswagen announced the first details of the latest special edition G…

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To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original hot hatch, Volkswagen announced the first details of the latest special edition Golf GTI model – the Golf GTI Edition 35.
Volkswagen Golf claims coveted Fleet World Honours crown

Volkswagen Golf claims coveted Fleet World Honours crown

12 May 2011

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Volkswagen Golf claims coveted Fleet World Honours crown

The Volkswagen Golf claimed the coveted Fleet World Honours Award for Best Lower Medium Car of 2011, adding another title to its na…

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The Volkswagen Golf claimed the coveted Fleet World Honours Award for Best Lower Medium Car of 2011, adding another title to its name. The trophy was presented at a special ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club in London.
People's Car project given internet platform

People's Car project given internet platform

24 May 2011

Our Story

People's Car project given internet platform

Volkswagen takes an entirely new approach to customer dialogue in China. From today, Chinese internet users can post their ideas ab…

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Volkswagen takes an entirely new approach to customer dialogue in China. From today, Chinese internet users can post their ideas about the car of the future on the "People's Car Project" (PCP) platform at www.zaoche.cn. The platform is debuting in China as it is Volkswagen's largest and most important market. However, there is potential for launching the project in other markets as well. The PCP is initially scheduled to run for a one-year period.
China's People's Car project

China's People's Car project

24 May 2011

Innovation

China's People's Car project

Volkswagen is taking an entirely new approach to customer dialogue in China. Chinese internet users can post their ideas about the …

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Volkswagen is taking an entirely new approach to customer dialogue in China. Chinese internet users can post their ideas about the car of the future on the "People's Car Project" (PCP) platform at www.zaoche.cn. The platform is debuting in China, as it is Volkswagen's largest and most important market. However, there is potential for launching the project in other markets as well. The PCP is initially scheduled to run for a one-year period.
Jun June
Powerful 270 PS Golf R revealed as Cabriolet Concept

Powerful 270 PS Golf R revealed as Cabriolet Concept

02 Jun 2011

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Powerful 270 PS Golf R revealed as Cabriolet Concept

Volkswagen travelled to the largest GTI Meet in the world at Wörthersee with an entire fleet of new models, concept cars and access…

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Volkswagen travelled to the largest GTI Meet in the world at Wörthersee with an entire fleet of new models, concept cars and accessory highlights.
Volkswagen at GTI Meet in Wörthersee

Volkswagen at GTI Meet in Wörthersee

02 Jun 2011

Volkswagen has travelled to the largest GTI Meet in the world at Wörthersee with an entire fleet of new models, concept cars and accessory highlights. After revealing the new Golf GTI Edition 35 in a world premiere, Volkswagen presents the Golf R Cabriolet as a concept car with 270 PS of power and a top speed of 250 kph; it is a fascinating thought experiment in cabrio dynamics. This "power cabrio" also demonstrates the inexhaustible potential of the Golf. But there is more news as well: other concept cars such as the Golf R Concept and the latest original accessories will make the GTI Meet (until June 4th) a mecca for every Volkswagen fan.
New Passat BlueMotion sets the economy standard

New Passat BlueMotion sets the economy standard

09 Jun 2011

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New Passat BlueMotion sets the economy standard

A standard production Passat BlueMotion entered the record books in October 2010 after covering a distance of 1,527.63 miles on a s…

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A standard production Passat BlueMotion entered the record books in October 2010 after covering a distance of 1,527.63 miles on a single tank of fuel, achieving an average 89.83 mpg.
Volkswagen presents Temporary Auto Pilot

Volkswagen presents Temporary Auto Pilot

17 Jun 2011

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Volkswagen presents Temporary Auto Pilot

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leohold, Executive Director Volkswagen Group Research, presented the “Temporary Auto Pilot”. An important mileston…

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leohold, Executive Director Volkswagen Group Research, presented the “Temporary Auto Pilot”. An important milestone on the path towards fully automatic and accident-free driving.
Volkswagen retains top accolade in BIVSA Security Awards

Volkswagen retains top accolade in BIVSA Security Awards

17 Jun 2011

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Volkswagen retains top accolade in BIVSA Security Awards

Volkswagen once again claimed a number of category titles as well as the overall top accolade for the second consecutive year for t…

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Volkswagen once again claimed a number of category titles as well as the overall top accolade for the second consecutive year for the best car manufacturer at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA), presented by Thatcham, the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre.
Passat claims overall title at the Towcar Awards 2011

Passat claims overall title at the Towcar Awards 2011

17 Jun 2011

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Passat claims overall title at the Towcar Awards 2011

Volkswagen gave a demonstration of its impressive pulling power by claiming two category wins and the overall title at the Towcar A…

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Volkswagen gave a demonstration of its impressive pulling power by claiming two category wins and the overall title at the Towcar Awards 2011. These are judged by experts from What Car? and Practical Caravan magazines as well as The Camping and Caravanning Club.
BIVSA - Volkswagen Best Car Manufacturer

BIVSA - Volkswagen Best Car Manufacturer

17 Jun 2011

Awards

BIVSA - Volkswagen Best Car Manufacturer

Volkswagen wins the best Car Manufacturer at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).

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Volkswagen wins the best Car Manufacturer at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).
Towcar of the Year Awards - Passat wins 1425 to 1574kg category

Towcar of the Year Awards - Passat wins 1425 to 1574kg category

17 Jun 2011

Awards

Towcar of the Year Awards - Passat wins 1425 to 1574kg category

The new Passat Estate TDI 170 PS wins the '1425 -1574kg kerb weight' class.

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The new Passat Estate TDI 170 PS wins the '1425 -1574kg kerb weight' class.
BIVSA - Volkswagen Best Car Manufacturer

BIVSA - Volkswagen Best Car Manufacturer

17 Jun 2011

Awards

BIVSA - Volkswagen Best Car Manufacturer

Volkswagen wins, for the second consecutive year, the best Car Manufacturer at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA…

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Volkswagen wins, for the second consecutive year, the best Car Manufacturer at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).
BIVSA - Sharan Large MPV Class

BIVSA - Sharan Large MPV Class

17 Jun 2011

Awards

BIVSA - Sharan Large MPV Class

The Sharan wins the large MPV class at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).

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The Sharan wins the large MPV class at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).
BIVSA - Tiguan Crossover Class

BIVSA - Tiguan Crossover Class

17 Jun 2011

Awards

BIVSA - Tiguan Crossover Class

The Tiguan wins the Crossover class at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).

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The Tiguan wins the Crossover class at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).
BIVSA - Phaeton Luxury Car

BIVSA - Phaeton Luxury Car

17 Jun 2011

Awards

BIVSA - Phaeton Luxury Car

The Phaeton wins the best Luxury car at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).

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The Phaeton wins the best Luxury car at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA).
Driving without a driver

Driving without a driver

23 Jun 2011

Innovation

Driving without a driver

At the final presentation of the EU research project HAVEit (Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport), Volkswagen Group…

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At the final presentation of the EU research project HAVEit (Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport), Volkswagen Group Research presented the Temporary Auto Pilot (TAP) developed by Volkswagen. The Temporary Auto Pilot (TAP) bundles semi-automatic functions, functions monitored by the driver along with other driver assistance systems, such as ACC adaptive cruise control and the Lane Assist lane-keeping system, into one comprehensive function. TAP is intended to prevent accidents due to driving errors by an inattentive, distracted driver. In the semi-automatic driving mode - referred to as Pilot Mode, for short, TAP maintains a safe distance to the vehicle ahead, drives at a speed selected by the driver, reduces this speed as necessary before a bend, and maintains the vehicle's central position with respect to lane markers. The system also observes overtaking rules and speed limits. Stop and start driving manoeuvres in traffic jams are also automated. With TAP, it is possible to drive at speeds of up to 130 kph on motorways or similar roads. Drivers must still continually focus their attention on the road, so that they can intervene in safety-critical situations at any time.
Volkswagen presents electric mobility research

Volkswagen presents electric mobility research

30 Jun 2011

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Volkswagen presents electric mobility research

Volkswagen – in cooperation with six project partners and the German Ministry of the Environment –presented the status of the “Flee…

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Volkswagen – in cooperation with six project partners and the German Ministry of the Environment –presented the status of the “Fleet study in electric mobility” that was initiated in July 2008.
Jul July
New Tiguan

New Tiguan

01 Jul 2011

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New Tiguan

Volkswagen’s revised Tiguan compact SUV went on sale. The new Tiguan made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The T…

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Volkswagen’s revised Tiguan compact SUV went on sale. The new Tiguan made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s fourth best-selling model (after Golf, Polo and Passat), and in the four years since launch nearly 600,000 have been sold worldwide.
The new Golf Cabriolet goes on sale

The new Golf Cabriolet goes on sale

01 Jul 2011

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The new Golf Cabriolet goes on sale

The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet went on sale after a nine year absence. First shown at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, the new two-do…

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The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet went on sale after a nine year absence. First shown at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, the new two-door, four-seater, front-engined soft top joined the range.
The new value-packed Volkswagen Polo Match

The new value-packed Volkswagen Polo Match

11 Jul 2011

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The new value-packed Volkswagen Polo Match

The addition of a new Match model to the Polo range which replaces the existing SE and Moda trim levels.

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The addition of a new Match model to the Polo range which replaces the existing SE and Moda trim levels.
Aug August
Volkswagen takes BlueMotion to Ecovelocity 2011

Volkswagen takes BlueMotion to Ecovelocity 2011

10 Aug 2011

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Volkswagen takes BlueMotion to Ecovelocity 2011

EcoVelocity, the low-carbon motor show held at Battersea Power Station, London 8-11 September 2011, was encouraged by Volkswagen t…

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EcoVelocity, the low-carbon motor show held at Battersea Power Station, London 8-11 September 2011, was encouraged by Volkswagen to ‘Think Blue’, as they got up close and personal with some of the company’s latest BlueMotion products, both on the stand and on the track.
Hat trick for Volkswagen at Auto Express New Car Awards 2011

Hat trick for Volkswagen at Auto Express New Car Awards 2011

10 Aug 2011

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Hat trick for Volkswagen at Auto Express New Car Awards 2011

Volkswagen won a trio of honours at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2011, with class victories for the Golf and Golf GTI as well as…

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Volkswagen won a trio of honours at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2011, with class victories for the Golf and Golf GTI as well as a triumph for the BlueMotion range.
The new up! first photos released

The new up! first photos released

21 Aug 2011

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The new up! first photos released

The first photos of the Volkswagen up! have been released, ahead of the new small car making its debut at the Frankfurt motor show …

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The first photos of the Volkswagen up! have been released, ahead of the new small car making its debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
Sep September
Meets NILS, the future of commuting from Volkswagen

Meets NILS, the future of commuting from Volkswagen

01 Sep 2011

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Meets NILS, the future of commuting from Volkswagen

NILS, a single-seat electric concept vehicle that offers a glimpse of a new form of minimalist mobility, was unveiled ahead of its …

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NILS, a single-seat electric concept vehicle that offers a glimpse of a new form of minimalist mobility, was unveiled ahead of its public debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Golf GTI Edition 35 goes on sale

Golf GTI Edition 35 goes on sale

02 Sep 2011

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Golf GTI Edition 35 goes on sale

Volkswagen celebrates 35 years of the Golf GTI in style with a special edition model which has an uplift in spec and appearance and…

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Volkswagen celebrates 35 years of the Golf GTI in style with a special edition model which has an uplift in spec and appearance and, underneath the skin, the most powerful production Golf GTI engine to date.
World's first cylinder shut-off in four-cylinder TSI

World's first cylinder shut-off in four-cylinder TSI

02 Sep 2011

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World's first cylinder shut-off in four-cylinder TSI

Volkswagen is the first manufacturer in the world to implement cylinder shut-off on a four-cylinder TSI engine in high-volume produ…

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Volkswagen is the first manufacturer in the world to implement cylinder shut-off on a four-cylinder TSI engine in high-volume production.
Volkswagen at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Volkswagen at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

08 Sep 2011

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Volkswagen at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Shaped like a cloud, the 8,893 square metre stand accommodates over 50 vehicles and was designed to showcase the new up!

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Shaped like a cloud, the 8,893 square metre stand accommodates over 50 vehicles and was designed to showcase the new up!
Golf claims second Green Car of the Year award

Golf claims second Green Car of the Year award

08 Sep 2011

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Golf claims second Green Car of the Year award

The Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion has claimed its second What Car? Green Car of the Year accolade.

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The Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion has claimed its second What Car? Green Car of the Year accolade.
First BlueMotion Transporter Campervan

First BlueMotion Transporter Campervan

14 Sep 2011

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First BlueMotion Transporter Campervan

The first Multivan BlueMotion rolls off the production line and achieves the title of most efficient model in its class to date.

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The first Multivan BlueMotion rolls off the production line and achieves the title of most efficient model in its class to date.
Tow-tal victory for Volkswagen in caravan club towcar awards

Tow-tal victory for Volkswagen in caravan club towcar awards

21 Sep 2011

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Tow-tal victory for Volkswagen in caravan club towcar awards

The Volkswagen Jetta Sport 2.0-litre TDI DSG was named the winner of The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2012 awards

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The Volkswagen Jetta Sport 2.0-litre TDI DSG was named the winner of The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2012 awards
Volkswagen's city specialist heads for the beach

Volkswagen's city specialist heads for the beach

28 Sep 2011

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Volkswagen's city specialist heads for the beach

Amid the raft of new car concepts at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, one of the head-turners was Volkswagen’s bright orange ray of s…

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Amid the raft of new car concepts at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, one of the head-turners was Volkswagen’s bright orange ray of sunshine, the buggy up! concept.
Show car hints at future design for five-door up! model

Show car hints at future design for five-door up! model

30 Sep 2011

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Show car hints at future design for five-door up! model

Visitors to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show got the biggest clue yet as to the look of the production five-door up!

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Visitors to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show got the biggest clue yet as to the look of the production five-door up!
Oct October
New Tiguan

New Tiguan

01 Oct 2011

This Tiguan has a re-designed front end to make it much sleeker and sharper looking and brings it into line with the latest Volkswagen "DNA". The Tiguan has become one of Volkswagen's best selling models both in the UK and across the World. Anticipated arrival in the UK no later in 2011.
Volkswagen up! opens for order

Volkswagen up! opens for order

07 Oct 2011

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Volkswagen up! opens for order

The new Volkswagen up! is made available to order, ahead of the city specialist arriving in UK showrooms in spring 2012.

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The new Volkswagen up! is made available to order, ahead of the city specialist arriving in UK showrooms in spring 2012.
Golf Cabriolet takes Scottish Car of the Year honour

Golf Cabriolet takes Scottish Car of the Year honour

15 Oct 2011

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Golf Cabriolet takes Scottish Car of the Year honour

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet claimed its first accolade, being crowned Open-top Car of the Year at the Scottish Car of the Year aw…

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The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet claimed its first accolade, being crowned Open-top Car of the Year at the Scottish Car of the Year awards.
Double honours for Volkswagen in What Car? Used Car Awards

Double honours for Volkswagen in What Car? Used Car Awards

20 Oct 2011

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Double honours for Volkswagen in What Car? Used Car Awards

Volkswagen was honoured with two class victories in What Car? magazine’s Used Car of the Year 2011 awards.

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Volkswagen was honoured with two class victories in What Car? magazine’s Used Car of the Year 2011 awards.
Volkswagen Beetle opens for order

Volkswagen Beetle opens for order

20 Oct 2011

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Volkswagen Beetle opens for order

The new Volkswagen Beetle opens for ordering, ahead of the first UK deliveries in spring 2012.

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The new Volkswagen Beetle opens for ordering, ahead of the first UK deliveries in spring 2012.
Volkswagen up!load: the small car is very large indeed

Volkswagen up!load: the small car is very large indeed

24 Oct 2011

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Volkswagen up!load: the small car is very large indeed

The up!, the smallest Volkswagen, is a very spacious car. To prove this thesis, employees at Volkswagen Communications made an atte…

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The up!, the smallest Volkswagen, is a very spacious car. To prove this thesis, employees at Volkswagen Communications made an attempt at an unofficial world record. The results: not only is it possible for four people to sit comfortably in the new up! in normal use – if one really tries hard, many more people can fit into the car: 15 women and one man squeezed themselves into its interior spaces.
Volkswagen successfully completes test rally in Spain

Volkswagen successfully completes test rally in Spain

25 Oct 2011

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Volkswagen successfully completes test rally in Spain

Volkswagen Motorsport continued with preparations ahead of the Polo R WRC making its debut in 2013, completing a successful test at…

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Volkswagen Motorsport continued with preparations ahead of the Polo R WRC making its debut in 2013, completing a successful test at the Rally de Espana.
Volkswagen returns to take on RAC Future Car Challenge

Volkswagen returns to take on RAC Future Car Challenge

27 Oct 2011

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Volkswagen returns to take on RAC Future Car Challenge

Three Volkswagen models are set to compete in the second RAC Future Car Challenge, including the prototype electric Golf blue-e-mot…

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Three Volkswagen models are set to compete in the second RAC Future Car Challenge, including the prototype electric Golf blue-e-motion which won the inaugural event last year.
Nov November
Volkswagen GT up! concept

Volkswagen GT up! concept

01 Nov 2011

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Volkswagen GT up! concept

Just as the new up! compresses all the virtues of a Volkswagen into a compact city-friendly package, the GT up! concept promises to…

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Just as the new up! compresses all the virtues of a Volkswagen into a compact city-friendly package, the GT up! concept promises to distil the driving pleasure of the seminal hot hatch, the GTI, into a powerful yet petite package.
Volkswagen starts testing programme with Polo R WRC

Volkswagen starts testing programme with Polo R WRC

03 Nov 2011

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Volkswagen starts testing programme with Polo R WRC

Volkswagen has successfully started the tests with the new Polo R WRC.

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Volkswagen has successfully started the tests with the new Polo R WRC.
First images of new Volkswagen CC

First images of new Volkswagen CC

03 Nov 2011

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First images of new Volkswagen CC

Volkswagen released the first images of its new CC, which will be officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16 2…

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Volkswagen released the first images of its new CC, which will be officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16 2011.
Volkswagen passenger cars brand reports 12.1 per cent rise in deliveries

Volkswagen passenger cars brand reports 12.1 per cent rise in deliveries

08 Nov 2011

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Volkswagen passenger cars brand reports 12.1 per cent rise in deliveries

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand started the fourth quarter with strong sales. A total of 4.24 (January to October 2010: 3.78) m…

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The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand started the fourth quarter with strong sales. A total of 4.24 (January to October 2010: 3.78) million vehicles were sold from January to October 2011, representing an increase of 12.1 per cent.
Golf Blue-e-Motion proves it's self in RAC Future car challenge

Golf Blue-e-Motion proves it's self in RAC Future car challenge

08 Nov 2011

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Golf Blue-e-Motion proves it's self in RAC Future car challenge

A pre-production Golf Blue-e-Motion electric vehicle has won its class in the RAC Future Car Challenge for the second time, using t…

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A pre-production Golf Blue-e-Motion electric vehicle has won its class in the RAC Future Car Challenge for the second time, using the least energy to cover a 57-mile route from Brighton’s Madeira Drive to Pall Mall in the heart of London.
The Beetle R Concept has makes it's American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The Beetle R Concept has makes it's American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show

16 Nov 2011

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The Beetle R Concept has makes it's American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The Beetle R Concept has makes it's American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, following its unveiling in Frankfurt earlier this …

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The Beetle R Concept has makes it's American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, following its unveiling in Frankfurt earlier this year. It’s no wonder that this attention-grabbing machine has crossed the Atlantic to seek the limelight in Los Angeles: the US was the biggest market for the previous New Beetle, and that’s likely to remain the same with the new vehicle. While the familiar outline of the latest Beetle is still clear, the R Concept adds the kind of muscled enhancements that seem entirely appropriate in image-conscious California. The front and rear bumpers are completely redesigned, and are a generous 30 mm wider than standard. Three chunky air intakes in a black high-gloss finish dominate the front; the central one to provide air to the radiator, and the side two to aid cooling of the brakes. Additional engine cooling is provided by vents on either side of the top of the bonnet.
Volkswagen releases the first images of the new Passat Alltrack

Volkswagen releases the first images of the new Passat Alltrack

23 Nov 2011

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Volkswagen releases the first images of the new Passat Alltrack

Volkswagen releases the first images of the new Passat Alltrack, which is making its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next, ahea…

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Volkswagen releases the first images of the new Passat Alltrack, which is making its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next, ahead of its introduction to the market in early 2012.
up! claims TopGear Award

up! claims TopGear Award

30 Nov 2011

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up! claims TopGear Award

Volkswagen’s new city car, the up!, claimed its first award, being named Small Car of the Year by the UK’s best-selling motoring ti…

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Volkswagen’s new city car, the up!, claimed its first award, being named Small Car of the Year by the UK’s best-selling motoring title, TopGear magazine.
Volkswagen reveals the future of the SUV with Tokyo concept car

Volkswagen reveals the future of the SUV with Tokyo concept car

30 Nov 2011

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Volkswagen reveals the future of the SUV with Tokyo concept car

Volkswagen showcased its concept of an SUV of the future at the Tokyo Motor Show, in the shape of the Cross Coupé. The all-wheel d…

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Volkswagen showcased its concept of an SUV of the future at the Tokyo Motor Show, in the shape of the Cross Coupé. The all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid hints at how a crossover between a four-door coupé and an SUV could look. It also defined a new stage in Volkswagen engineering design, being the first model based on the company’s new ‘modular transverse matrix’ – or MQB – to be shown publicly.
Dec December
Volkswagen's Transparent Factory celebrates tenth birthday

Volkswagen's Transparent Factory celebrates tenth birthday

01 Dec 2011

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Volkswagen's Transparent Factory celebrates tenth birthday

Volkswagen opened Transparent Factory on 11 December 2001 in the centre of Dresden. To this day, the Factory and the Phaeton which …

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Volkswagen opened Transparent Factory on 11 December 2001 in the centre of Dresden. To this day, the Factory and the Phaeton which is built here stand for top quality, traditional craftsmanship and timeless elegance. At the same time, the production site has developed into a famous location for cultural events.
Lowest insurance group rating for Volkswagen up!

Lowest insurance group rating for Volkswagen up!

20 Dec 2011

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Lowest insurance group rating for Volkswagen up!

The new Volkswagen up! is awarded with a class-leading 1E insurance group rating.

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The new Volkswagen up! is awarded with a class-leading 1E insurance group rating.
2011
2012
Jan January
Xavier Chardon

Xavier Chardon

01 Jan 2012

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Xavier Chardon

Xavier Chardon (40) is to be the new Head of Sales Europe of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand with effect from January 1, 2012.

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Xavier Chardon (40) is to be the new Head of Sales Europe of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand with effect from January 1, 2012.
Volkswagen intends to make production 25 per cent more environmentally compatible by 2018

Volkswagen intends to make production 25 per cent more environmentally compatible by 2018

02 Jan 2012

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Volkswagen intends to make production 25 per cent more environmentally compatible by 2018

As part of its "Think Blue. Factory." Initiative, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand has set itself clear targets for the environm…

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As part of its "Think Blue. Factory." Initiative, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand has set itself clear targets for the environmentally sustainable positioning of all its plants. By 2018, the environmental impact of all Volkswagen plants is to be reduced by 25 per cent. This applies especially to energy consumption, waste volumes, air-borne emissions, water consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
Passat Estate named Top Towcar of the Year 2011

Passat Estate named Top Towcar of the Year 2011

02 Jan 2012

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Passat Estate named Top Towcar of the Year 2011

The Volkswagen Passat Estate has been named as the Top Towcar of the Year 2011 in a poll of caravan enthusiasts.

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The Volkswagen Passat Estate has been named as the Top Towcar of the Year 2011 in a poll of caravan enthusiasts.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers 5.1 million vehicles in 2011

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers 5.1 million vehicles in 2011

09 Jan 2012

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers 5.1 million vehicles in 2011

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand closed 2011 with a new record: For the first time in a twelve-month period, the brand delivered…

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The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand closed 2011 with a new record: For the first time in a twelve-month period, the brand delivered 5.1 million vehicles to customers worldwide.
Volkswagen Group delivers over 8 million vehicles for first time

Volkswagen Group delivers over 8 million vehicles for first time

09 Jan 2012

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Volkswagen Group delivers over 8 million vehicles for first time

In 2011, the Volkswagen Group clearly exceeded prior-year deliveries, selling over eight million vehicles for the first time in a t…

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In 2011, the Volkswagen Group clearly exceeded prior-year deliveries, selling over eight million vehicles for the first time in a twelve-month period.
E-Bugster: The Volkswagen Beetle with e-lectrifying performance

E-Bugster: The Volkswagen Beetle with e-lectrifying performance

09 Jan 2012

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E-Bugster: The Volkswagen Beetle with e-lectrifying performance

The E-Bugster concept, which is powered purely by electricity, was revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroi…

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The E-Bugster concept, which is powered purely by electricity, was revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Jetta Hybrid brings electric power to a new class of Volkswagen

Jetta Hybrid brings electric power to a new class of Volkswagen

10 Jan 2012

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Jetta Hybrid brings electric power to a new class of Volkswagen

The new Jetta Hybrid made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, bringing electric drive to a ne…

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The new Jetta Hybrid made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, bringing electric drive to a new class of Volkswagen. Propulsion comes from a high-tech 1.4-litre TSI 150 PS petrol engine and a 20 kW zero-emissions electric motor.
Volkswagen up! named What Car? Car of the Year 2012

Volkswagen up! named What Car? Car of the Year 2012

12 Jan 2012

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Volkswagen up! named What Car? Car of the Year 2012

Even before it hit the UK roads, the new Volkswagen up! claimed top honours at the prestigious What Car? awards, being named Car of…

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Even before it hit the UK roads, the new Volkswagen up! claimed top honours at the prestigious What Car? awards, being named Car of the Year for 2012 as well as best City Car.
Feb February
Stefan Sielaff appointed Head of the Volkswagen Design Centre

Stefan Sielaff appointed Head of the Volkswagen Design Centre

01 Feb 2012

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Stefan Sielaff appointed Head of the Volkswagen Design Centre

Stefan Sielaff (49), formely Head of Audi Design, has been appointed Head of the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam effective Febr…

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Stefan Sielaff (49), formely Head of Audi Design, has been appointed Head of the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam effective February 1, 2012.
Volkswagen lifts the lift on Golf GTI Cabriolet

Volkswagen lifts the lift on Golf GTI Cabriolet

29 Feb 2012

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Volkswagen lifts the lift on Golf GTI Cabriolet

The most powerful production Golf Cabriolet ever is set to be unveiled next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Golf GTI Cabriolet …

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The most powerful production Golf Cabriolet ever is set to be unveiled next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Golf GTI Cabriolet packs in all the performance and practicality of the GTI hatchback, and adds the pleasures of open-air motoring for four, thanks to an electrically powered fabric roof which can be folded away in just 9.5 seconds, even while travelling at speeds of up to 18 mph.
Mar March
Volkswagen up! and Golf Cabriolet win at CarBuyer awards

Volkswagen up! and Golf Cabriolet win at CarBuyer awards

01 Mar 2012

The new Volkswagen up! has added to its growing tally of honours, winning car review website CarBuyer’s Best City Car award, while the Golf Cabriolet has claimed the accolade for Best Convertible.
Growing up!: small car family expands at Geneva motor show

Growing up!: small car family expands at Geneva motor show

01 Mar 2012

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Growing up!: small car family expands at Geneva motor show

The new up! range is growing, with the unveiling of four up! design studies at the Geneva Motor Show 2012, each of which shows the …

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The new up! range is growing, with the unveiling of four up! design studies at the Geneva Motor Show 2012, each of which shows the versatility and potential of the cleverly compact new Volkswagen city car.
Fast, fun and frugal: the Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

Fast, fun and frugal: the Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

08 Mar 2012

The Polo BlueGT, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, combines dynamic performance with extreme fuel efficiency, thanks to the use of ACT cylinder deactivation, which is being used for the first time in a production Volkswagen. The Polo BlueGT goes on sale in Europe in July. UK availability is not yet confirmed.
The new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: rugged and ready to order

The new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: rugged and ready to order

19 Mar 2012

With its raised ride height, 4MOTION four-wheel drive and rugged body enhancements, the new Passat Alltrack has everything you need to venture off the beaten track. Customers need venture no further than their local Volkswagen Retailer to order one, ahead of the first cars arriving in showrooms in the UK on 28 May.
Volkswagen Passat voted new company car of the year

Volkswagen Passat voted new company car of the year

23 Mar 2012

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Volkswagen Passat voted new company car of the year

The Volkswagen Passat was voted the best new company car of 2011 at a ceremony attended by almost 1,400 fleet industry representati…

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The Volkswagen Passat was voted the best new company car of 2011 at a ceremony attended by almost 1,400 fleet industry representatives. Cars were judged on a range of criteria, including operating costs (depreciation, fuel, servicing, maintenance and repair, lease rates, tax liability).
Apr April
Volkswagen up! is World Car of the Year 2012

Volkswagen up! is World Car of the Year 2012

05 Apr 2012

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Volkswagen up! is World Car of the Year 2012

The up! was honoured the 2012 World Car of the Year award. With 66 of the top automotive journalists from around the globe judging…

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The up! was honoured the 2012 World Car of the Year award. With 66 of the top automotive journalists from around the globe judging, the up! surpassed a total of 33 other nominees.
Polo R-Line

Polo R-Line

27 Apr 2012

Volkswagen has added even more style to its popular supermini, with the launch of the Polo R Line, which builds on the impressive specification of the Polo Match with unique styling touches inside and out.
May May
New Golf GTI Cabriolet

New Golf GTI Cabriolet

01 May 2012

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New Golf GTI Cabriolet

Following its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the new Golf GTI Cabriolet is now available to order at Volkswagen Retailers…

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Following its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the new Golf GTI Cabriolet is now available to order at Volkswagen Retailers across the UK. It sits at the top of the Golf Cabriolet range, combining all the pleasures of practical and safe open-air motoring for which this model is renowned for.
Volkswagen introduces standard DAB radio from Polo to Phaeton

Volkswagen introduces standard DAB radio from Polo to Phaeton

17 May 2012

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Volkswagen introduces standard DAB radio from Polo to Phaeton

Volkswagen is tuning in to customer demand and fitting DAB radios as standard on all models from the Polo to the Phaeton, giving bu…

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Volkswagen is tuning in to customer demand and fitting DAB radios as standard on all models from the Polo to the Phaeton, giving buyers not only a wider choice of radio stations but also a higher quality of sound.
Volkswagen up! claims another award at Fleet World Honours

Volkswagen up! claims another award at Fleet World Honours

17 May 2012

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Volkswagen up! claims another award at Fleet World Honours

Volkswagen’s new small car, the up!, which went on sale in the UK in January, has claimed yet another award, being named Best City …

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Volkswagen’s new small car, the up!, which went on sale in the UK in January, has claimed yet another award, being named Best City Car in the 2012 Fleet World Honours. The trophy was presented at a ceremony held at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall.
Jun June
The new five-door Volkswagen up! available to order

The new five-door Volkswagen up! available to order

11 Jun 2012

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The new five-door Volkswagen up! available to order

The new five-door Volkswagen up! is now available to order, costing just £365 more than the equivalent three-door model. With wide-…

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The new five-door Volkswagen up! is now available to order, costing just £365 more than the equivalent three-door model. With wide-opening rear doors and a starting price of just £8,360, getting into Volkswagen’s award-winning city car now really is easier than ever.
Jul July
Digital showroom makes buying a Volkswagen virtually effortless

Digital showroom makes buying a Volkswagen virtually effortless

19 Jul 2012

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Digital showroom makes buying a Volkswagen virtually effortless

With the vast majority of car shoppers now starting their research on the internet, it’s no surprise that Volkswagen has been devel…

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With the vast majority of car shoppers now starting their research on the internet, it’s no surprise that Volkswagen has been developing its online presence and increasing functionality for buyers. Via the award-winning www.volkswagen.co.uk website, it is bringing together the digital world and the real world to make the online experience as easy and enjoyable as possible for customers.
New range of Beetle models now on sale

New range of Beetle models now on sale

26 Jul 2012

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New range of Beetle models now on sale

Entomologists in the UK are set for an exciting day, and not just because the ants are flying. There’s another kind of flying bug …

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Entomologists in the UK are set for an exciting day, and not just because the ants are flying. There’s another kind of flying bug about: the Volkswagen Beetle with either a 2.0-litre 140 PS TDI turbodiesel engine, or a 2.0-litre 200 PS TSI turbocharged petrol engine.
Next Green Car announces winners of Awards 2012

Next Green Car announces winners of Awards 2012

27 Jul 2012

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Next Green Car announces winners of Awards 2012

Next Green Car announced the winners of the Next Green Car Awards 2012, the most scientifically-based Green Car Awards in the UK. …

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Next Green Car announced the winners of the Next Green Car Awards 2012, the most scientifically-based Green Car Awards in the UK.
Volkswagen honoured as Germany's greenest brand

Volkswagen honoured as Germany's greenest brand

27 Jul 2012

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Volkswagen honoured as Germany's greenest brand

Volkswagen is one of the world's most eco-friendly brands. This is the result of the global sustainability ranking ‘Best Global Gr…

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Volkswagen is one of the world's most eco-friendly brands. This is the result of the global sustainability ranking ‘Best Global Green Brands 2012’. Among the front-running brands, Volkswagen climbed from sixth to fourth place, making it the most environmentally compatible German automaker as well as Germany's ‘greenest’ company.
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet and Amarok pick up Auto Express Awards

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet and Amarok pick up Auto Express Awards

27 Jul 2012

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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet and Amarok pick up Auto Express Awards

Volkswagen has received a duo of honours at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2012, with victories for the Golf Cabriolet and the Ama…

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Volkswagen has received a duo of honours at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2012, with victories for the Golf Cabriolet and the Amarok pick-up. The awards, which were presented at a ceremony in London, recognise the best cars on sale today, as judged by the editorial team at Auto Express. Both new and existing models are eligible and the best vehicles in every class are selected for an award.
Aug August
Volkswagen is commended by Motability

Volkswagen is commended by Motability

10 August

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Volkswagen is commended by Motability

Motability customers have two good reasons to take a closer look at Volkswagen’s range of vehicles, thanks to Volkswagen achieving …

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Motability customers have two good reasons to take a closer look at Volkswagen’s range of vehicles, thanks to Volkswagen achieving a commended award for its work with Motability Operations (the company that manages the Motability Car Scheme and the Motability Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Scheme) as well as low Advance Payment terms on a number of popular models including the Golf.
New up! gearbox

New up! gearbox

14 August

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New up! gearbox

The award-winning Volkswagen up! now really is the automatic choice in the city car sector, thanks to the addition of a new automat…

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The award-winning Volkswagen up! now really is the automatic choice in the city car sector, thanks to the addition of a new automated manual gearbox (ASG) which is available to order now.
Cost effective Touran wins at Parkers New Car Awards 2012

Cost effective Touran wins at Parkers New Car Awards 2012

14 August

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Cost effective Touran wins at Parkers New Car Awards 2012

Volkswagen’s Polo and Touran models have claimed top honours in the Parkers Cost of Motoring New Car Awards 2012, being judged the …

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Volkswagen’s Polo and Touran models have claimed top honours in the Parkers Cost of Motoring New Car Awards 2012, being judged the cars in their respective classes which make motorists’ cash go the furthest.
Sep September
All-new seventh generation Volkswagen Golf breaks cover in Berlin

All-new seventh generation Volkswagen Golf breaks cover in Berlin

05 Sep 2012

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All-new seventh generation Volkswagen Golf breaks cover in Berlin

The all-new Volkswagen Golf has been unveiled in Berlin, 36 years after the original model redefined the small family car. The sev…

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The all-new Volkswagen Golf has been unveiled in Berlin, 36 years after the original model redefined the small family car. The seventh generation Golf builds on the success of its predecessors, of which over 29 million have been sold, bringing new levels of comfort, practicality, safety and efficiency to the class.
New Volkswagen Golf GTI Concept powers into Paris Motor Show

New Volkswagen Golf GTI Concept powers into Paris Motor Show

27 Sep 2012

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New Volkswagen Golf GTI Concept powers into Paris Motor Show

Volkswagen’s all-new Golf is making its motor show debut this week in Paris, with the seventh-generation of the evergreen model dis…

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Volkswagen’s all-new Golf is making its motor show debut this week in Paris, with the seventh-generation of the evergreen model displaying a new look plus new technology, engines, safety and infotainment features. But no Golf line-up would be complete without the iconic GTI. That’s why Volkswagen has also revealed a concept of the GTI Golf on the stand alongside the standard hatchback.
Oct October
New Volkswagen Tiguan R-line

New Volkswagen Tiguan R-line

03 Oct 2012

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New Volkswagen Tiguan R-line

Volkswagen has added a new trim level to its Tiguan line-up, the R-Line, which adds a number of unique and sporty styling touches i…

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Volkswagen has added a new trim level to its Tiguan line-up, the R-Line, which adds a number of unique and sporty styling touches inside and out
Nov November
Beetle Cabriolet prepares to make world debut at La Auto Show

Beetle Cabriolet prepares to make world debut at La Auto Show

14 Nov 2012

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Beetle Cabriolet prepares to make world debut at La Auto Show

A new breath of fresh air will soon be blowing in the open-top car market, created by a new Volkswagen, the Beetle Cabriolet. The …

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A new breath of fresh air will soon be blowing in the open-top car market, created by a new Volkswagen, the Beetle Cabriolet. The car represents the next chapter in a unique automotive story: following the original Beetle Convertible (type 15), first launched in 1949, and the New Beetle Cabriolet of 2002, it marks the third generation of the curvaceous Volkswagen soft-top that offers unprecedented practicality and open-top driving fun for four.
Volkswagen Group confirms 2012 goals

Volkswagen Group confirms 2012 goals

14 Nov 2012

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Volkswagen Group confirms 2012 goals

The Volkswagen Group maintained its positive trajectory in the first nine months of 2012 despite difficult conditions. ‘Although th…

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The Volkswagen Group maintained its positive trajectory in the first nine months of 2012 despite difficult conditions. ‘Although the times aren’t easy, it’s up to us to continue systematically along our chosen path – the right path. We therefore remain committed to our ambitious goals for 2012, despite growing headwinds,’ said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, at the presentation of the Interim Report on Wednesday.
Volkswagen tees up new Golf for first customer orders

Volkswagen tees up new Golf for first customer orders

14 Nov 2012

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Volkswagen tees up new Golf for first customer orders

The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf opens for ordering today, with prices starting below those of the previous model, at just £1…

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The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf opens for ordering today, with prices starting below those of the previous model, at just £16,285* (RRP OTR) and rising to £24,880. The latest Golf is lighter, safer, more advanced, more spacious, more efficient and better equipped than previous generations of Europe’s best-seller, of which over 29 million have been sold – some 1.6 million of these in the UK. From launch, the Golf is available in the UK in three trim levels: S, SE and GT (GTI and BlueMotion models join the line-up in 2013). Four petrol engines and two diesel engines are available, in either three- or five-door form.
Volkswagen’s parsimonious but peppy polo BlueGT opens for ordering

Volkswagen’s parsimonious but peppy polo BlueGT opens for ordering

14 Nov 2012

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Volkswagen’s parsimonious but peppy polo BlueGT opens for ordering

Customers who want to mix the performance of a petrol motor with the frugal fuel use of a diesel are in for a treat, as the new Vol…

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Customers who want to mix the performance of a petrol motor with the frugal fuel use of a diesel are in for a treat, as the new Volkswagen Polo BlueGT, which uses ACT cylinder deactivation to maximise efficiency and power, is available to order from today. The new Polo BlueGT, which costs from £17,400 on the road, features a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine producing 140 PS and 250 Nm (185 lbs ft) of torque, yet it returns 61.4 mpg on the combined cycle and emits just 107 g/km of CO2, whether drivers opt for the six-speed manual or the seven-speed DSG transmission. Top speed is 130 mph and zero to 62 mph takes just 7.9 seconds.
Volkswagen takes double honours at What Car? Used Car Awards

Volkswagen takes double honours at What Car? Used Car Awards

14 Nov 2012

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Volkswagen takes double honours at What Car? Used Car Awards

Volkswagen has once again been honoured with two class victories in the What Car? Used Car of the Year awards. The Passat Estate w…

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Volkswagen has once again been honoured with two class victories in the What Car? Used Car of the Year awards. The Passat Estate won the Estate car category, while the Golf hatchback claimed the Small Family used car award.
Satellite navigation and more puts new Passat Highline on the map

Satellite navigation and more puts new Passat Highline on the map

14 Nov 2012

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Satellite navigation and more puts new Passat Highline on the map

Volkswagen is boosting the popular Passat and Passat Estate ranges with the addition of a new model, the Highline, which replaces t…

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Volkswagen is boosting the popular Passat and Passat Estate ranges with the addition of a new model, the Highline, which replaces the best-selling SE model. Over the already generous equipment list of the Passat SE, the Highline adds an RNS 315 touchscreen satellite navigation unit, front and rear parking sensors, 2Zone climate control and stylish 17-inch ‘Sao Paolo’ alloy wheels. Together, they add £1,680-worth of value, yet the Passat Highline commands a premium of just £500 over the SE, with prices starting at £20,970 (RRP OTR) for the 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS.
Deliveries by Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in first three quarters top four million for first time

Deliveries by Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in first three quarters top four million for first time

14 Nov 2012

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Deliveries by Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in first three quarters top four million for first time

Wolfsburg, October 9, 2012 – A new record for Volkswagen Passenger Cars: For the first time, the brand delivered over four million …

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Wolfsburg, October 9, 2012 – A new record for Volkswagen Passenger Cars: For the first time, the brand delivered over four million vehicles in the first three quarters. From January to September, Europe’s largest automaker handed over 4.21 (January-September 2011: 3.81; +10.6 percent) million vehicles to customers. The brand delivered 492,500 (September 2011: 472,100; +4.3 percent) vehicles in the month of September.
Volkswagen shows compact SUV concept at Sao Paulo show

Volkswagen shows compact SUV concept at Sao Paulo show

14 Nov 2012

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Volkswagen shows compact SUV concept at Sao Paulo show

Volkswagen’s latest concept car, the Taigun, has been unveiled at the São Paulo motor show, and previews the look of a possible sma…

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Volkswagen’s latest concept car, the Taigun, has been unveiled at the São Paulo motor show, and previews the look of a possible small SUV based on the New Small Family platform, which underpins the award-winning up!.
Deliveries by Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand up 11.2% in period to October to 4.72 million units

Deliveries by Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand up 11.2% in period to October to 4.72 million units

14 Nov 2012

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Deliveries by Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand up 11.2% in period to October to 4.72 million units

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over 4.72 (January-October 2011: 4.24; +11.2 per cent) million vehicles to customers fro…

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The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over 4.72 (January-October 2011: 4.24; +11.2 per cent) million vehicles to customers from January to October. The brand delivered 501,300 (October 2011: 430,900; +16.3 per cent) vehicles in the month of October.
Five euro NCAP stars, four innovation awards and lower UK insurance groups announced for new Volkswagen Golf

Five euro NCAP stars, four innovation awards and lower UK insurance groups announced for new Volkswagen Golf

28 Nov 2012

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Five euro NCAP stars, four innovation awards and lower UK insurance groups announced for new Volkswagen Golf

The new Golf, which goes on sale in the UK in January, has received a top five star rating from the European consumer protection or…

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The new Golf, which goes on sale in the UK in January, has received a top five star rating from the European consumer protection organisation Euro NCAP. It also won the award for innovations in the area of integral safety at the highly esteemed Euro NCAP Advanced Awards.
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid glides into Los Angeles in production form

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid glides into Los Angeles in production form

28 Nov 2012

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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid glides into Los Angeles in production form

The Jetta Hybrid is making its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in production form, as it launches on the North American market. …

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The Jetta Hybrid is making its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in production form, as it launches on the North American market. This highly efficient vehicle is powered by a 1.4-litre 150 PS turbocharged petrol engine and a 20 kW electric motor, together with a seven-speed DSG gearbox.
LA Show Star Beetle Cabriolet now available to order in UK

LA Show Star Beetle Cabriolet now available to order in UK

29 Nov 2012

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LA Show Star Beetle Cabriolet now available to order in UK

The new Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet has made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and at the same time is available to order in …

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The new Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet has made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and at the same time is available to order in the UK ahead of the first cars arriving in April.
Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn receives honorary Doctorate in recognition of ‘Innovation- and Technology-Driven focus’

Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn receives honorary Doctorate in recognition of ‘Innovation- and Technology-Driven focus’

30 Nov 2012

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Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn receives honorary Doctorate in recognition of ‘Innovation- and Technology-Driven focus’

The President of Technische Universität München, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Herrmann, yesterday presented the CEO of Volkswagen AG with the…

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The President of Technische Universität München, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Herrmann, yesterday presented the CEO of Volkswagen AG with the honorary academic title of ‘Dr. Ing. e.h.’.
Volkswagen kicks off UK Golf advertising with TV interactive first

Volkswagen kicks off UK Golf advertising with TV interactive first

30 Nov 2012

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Volkswagen kicks off UK Golf advertising with TV interactive first

Volkswagen is kicking off its launch advertising for the seventh-generation Golf with a media-first TV event during ITV’s The X-Fac…

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Volkswagen is kicking off its launch advertising for the seventh-generation Golf with a media-first TV event during ITV’s The X-Factor semi-final live show tomorrow, Saturday 1st December.
Dec December
New Golf: ‘All the car you’ll ever need’ says TopGear magazine

New Golf: ‘All the car you’ll ever need’ says TopGear magazine

06 Dec 2012

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New Golf: ‘All the car you’ll ever need’ says TopGear magazine

The new Volkswagen Golf has claimed its first award – the inaugural and prestigious accolade of ‘All the car you’ll ever need Car o…

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The new Volkswagen Golf has claimed its first award – the inaugural and prestigious accolade of ‘All the car you’ll ever need Car of the Year’ in the TopGear Magazine Awards 2012 – a month before it is even on sale in the UK.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers 5.22 million vehicles in period to November / +11.2 per cent

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers 5.22 million vehicles in period to November / +11.2 per cent

11 Dec 2012

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers 5.22 million vehicles in period to November / +11.2 per cent

From January to November, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over 5.22 (January-November 2011: 4.69; +11.2 per cent) millio…

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From January to November, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over 5.22 (January-November 2011: 4.69; +11.2 per cent) million vehicles to customers worldwide.
Volkswagen Group: January – November vehicle deliveries exceed eight million for first time

Volkswagen Group: January – November vehicle deliveries exceed eight million for first time

14 Dec 2012

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Volkswagen Group: January – November vehicle deliveries exceed eight million for first time

The Volkswagen Group recorded a further increase in worldwide vehicle deliveries from January to November, topping the eight millio…

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The Volkswagen Group recorded a further increase in worldwide vehicle deliveries from January to November, topping the eight million mark for the first time in this period. In total, 8.29 (January – November 2011: 7.51; +10.4 per cent)* million vehicles were handed over to customers in eleven months.
Beetle Fender rocks into town

Beetle Fender rocks into town

20 Dec 2012

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Beetle Fender rocks into town

Music fans have always liked the Beatles, and now they’ve got another great reason to get into Beetles, with the introduction of th…

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Music fans have always liked the Beatles, and now they’ve got another great reason to get into Beetles, with the introduction of the Volkswagen Beetle Fender limited edition, created in conjunction with the eponymous guitar manufacturer.
Introducing the new Scirocco GTS

Introducing the new Scirocco GTS

20 Dec 2012

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Introducing the new Scirocco GTS

The eye-catching new Scirocco GTS packs a unique specification that includes the aforementioned pair of broad stripes running the l…

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The eye-catching new Scirocco GTS packs a unique specification that includes the aforementioned pair of broad stripes running the length of the vehicle from bonnet to tailgate, red- or white-coloured door mirror caps (depending on body colour), bespoke 18-inch ‘Thunder’ alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof.
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Jan January
Small Volkswagen up! remains big winner for What Car? magazine

Small Volkswagen up! remains big winner for What Car? magazine

10 Jan 2013

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Small Volkswagen up! remains big winner for What Car? magazine

Volkswagen’s compact city car, the up!, has retained its small car crown at the What Car? awards.

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Volkswagen’s compact city car, the up!, has retained its small car crown at the What Car? awards.
CrossBlue SUV Concept makes debut at Detroit Motor Show

CrossBlue SUV Concept makes debut at Detroit Motor Show

17 Jan 2013

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CrossBlue SUV Concept makes debut at Detroit Motor Show

Volkswagen has unveiled a new SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Called the CrossBlue, it has b…

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Volkswagen has unveiled a new SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Called the CrossBlue, it has been developed specifically for the U.S. and Canada, and if it goes into production would sit above the Tiguan and below the Touareg in the Volkswagen SUV line-up.
Volkswagen Group opens its 100th plant worldwide

Volkswagen Group opens its 100th plant worldwide

17 Jan 2013

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Volkswagen Group opens its 100th plant worldwide

Volkswagen is further extending its commitment to industry in North America. The engine plant in Silao in the central Mexican state…

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Volkswagen is further extending its commitment to industry in North America. The engine plant in Silao in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato was opened today. The new factory is the Volkswagen Group’s 100th plant worldwide.
The Stage is set: Polo R WRC makes its debut at the Rally Monte Carlo

The Stage is set: Polo R WRC makes its debut at the Rally Monte Carlo

17 Jan 2013

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The Stage is set: Polo R WRC makes its debut at the Rally Monte Carlo

When the first World Rally Car sets out on the opening stage of the Rally Monte Carlo, from Moulinon to Antraigues on 16 January, i…

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When the first World Rally Car sets out on the opening stage of the Rally Monte Carlo, from Moulinon to Antraigues on 16 January, it will mark the start of something rather special: Volkswagen’s first season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
First stage, first fastest time – Volkswagen off to a flying start

First stage, first fastest time – Volkswagen off to a flying start

17 Jan 2013

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First stage, first fastest time – Volkswagen off to a flying start

First outing in the FIA World Rally Championship, first stage, first milestone: Volkswagen made an impressive start to the legendar…

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First outing in the FIA World Rally Championship, first stage, first milestone: Volkswagen made an impressive start to the legendary Rally Monte Carlo with the Polo R WRC. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) won the opening special stage of the iconic classic in extremely difficult conditions – finishing ahead of multiple world champions Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena (Citroen).
Ice dancing “Monte” style: Volkswagen takes positive stock at halfway point

Ice dancing “Monte” style: Volkswagen takes positive stock at halfway point

18 Jan 2013

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Ice dancing “Monte” style: Volkswagen takes positive stock at halfway point

Wolfsburg (17 January 2013). Impressive outing at the classic: Volkswagen once again made a good impression on day two of the Rally…

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Wolfsburg (17 January 2013). Impressive outing at the classic: Volkswagen once again made a good impression on day two of the Rally Monte Carlo. With the Polo R WRC making its competitive debut, Volkswagen duo Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (F/F) added a second stage win and currently lie second overall after just over half the distance.
Good news for buyers of Volkswagen Touareg and CC models

Good news for buyers of Volkswagen Touareg and CC models

23 January

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Good news for buyers of Volkswagen Touareg and CC models

Volkswagen has created an even more sumptuous version of the upmarket Touareg SUV, with the introduction of the new Touareg R-Line.…

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Volkswagen has created an even more sumptuous version of the upmarket Touareg SUV, with the introduction of the new Touareg R-Line. Based on the already well-equipped Touareg Altitude, the Touareg R-Line adds luxurious extra equipment and unique R-Line styling cues, together worth over £4,000, for a premium of just £750.
Volkswagen inaugurates solar park in the usa

Volkswagen inaugurates solar park in the usa

24 January

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Volkswagen inaugurates solar park in the usa

Chattanooga, Tennessee/USA, 24 January 2013: The Volkswagen brand has inaugurated its largest solar facility in the world at its US…

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Chattanooga, Tennessee/USA, 24 January 2013: The Volkswagen brand has inaugurated its largest solar facility in the world at its US plant in Chattanooga. The Volkswagen Chattanooga Solar Park has a peak output of 9.5 megawatts and is the largest solar facility operated by an automaker in the USA. The environmentally compatible power is to be used for Passat production.
Volkswagen workforce supports “A chance to play” scheme for disadvantaged children in Brazil

Volkswagen workforce supports “A chance to play” scheme for disadvantaged children in Brazil

29 January

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Volkswagen workforce supports “A chance to play” scheme for disadvantaged children in Brazil

The Volkswagen Group Works Council and the child rights agency “terre des hommes” are helping to improve future prospects for child…

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The Volkswagen Group Works Council and the child rights agency “terre des hommes” are helping to improve future prospects for children and young people in poor districts of Brazil with the “A chance to play” initiative.
Feb February
Off to the icy cold: Volkswagen looks ahead to the rally Sweden

Off to the icy cold: Volkswagen looks ahead to the rally Sweden

04 Feb 2013

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Off to the icy cold: Volkswagen looks ahead to the rally Sweden

A high-speed adventure on ice and snow: when Volkswagen Motorsport starts out on the Rally Sweden from 7 to 10 February, it will be…

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A high-speed adventure on ice and snow: when Volkswagen Motorsport starts out on the Rally Sweden from 7 to 10 February, it will be taking on its second major challenge in the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
First details of the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet revealed

First details of the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet revealed

07 February

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First details of the Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet revealed

Meet the new Golf R Cabriolet, the first-ever open-top R model and the fastest-ever production open-top Golf.

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Meet the new Golf R Cabriolet, the first-ever open-top R model and the fastest-ever production open-top Golf.
Only 3,500 worldwide: Volkswagen Beetle GSR presented in Chicago

Only 3,500 worldwide: Volkswagen Beetle GSR presented in Chicago

07 February

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Only 3,500 worldwide: Volkswagen Beetle GSR presented in Chicago

Volkswagen has today unveiled a new Beetle, the GSR, at the Chicago Auto Show, with a unique design and powerful 210 PS turbocharge…

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Volkswagen has today unveiled a new Beetle, the GSR, at the Chicago Auto Show, with a unique design and powerful 210 PS turbocharged engine.
Volkswagen claims maiden victory in world rally championship

Volkswagen claims maiden victory in world rally championship

11 Feb 2013

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Volkswagen claims maiden victory in world rally championship

A milestone for Volkswagen in motorsport: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (F/F) have won the Rally Sweden at the wheel of the …

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A milestone for Volkswagen in motorsport: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (F/F) have won the Rally Sweden at the wheel of the Polo R WRC. In doing so, Volkswagen has already far exceeded its own expectations of what is the team’s debut season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
Rugged-looking Cross up! ready for Geneva show debut

Rugged-looking Cross up! ready for Geneva show debut

13 Feb 2013

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Rugged-looking Cross up! ready for Geneva show debut

Volkswagen is expanding its range of striking Cross models with the Cross up!, which will go on sale in Europe from late summer. I…

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Volkswagen is expanding its range of striking Cross models with the Cross up!, which will go on sale in Europe from late summer. It will join the CrossPolo, CrossGolf and CrossTouran models, which have been a big success in Europe.
First details of fast, frugal and feisty Volkswagen Golf GTD

First details of fast, frugal and feisty Volkswagen Golf GTD

21 Feb 2013

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First details of fast, frugal and feisty Volkswagen Golf GTD

Some 30 years after the original model introduced European car drivers to an intoxicating blend of practicality, high performance a…

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Some 30 years after the original model introduced European car drivers to an intoxicating blend of practicality, high performance and abstemiousness, Volkswagen is readying the latest Golf GTD, which is set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
More details of production-ready Volkswagen XL1 revealed ahead of Geneva show debut

More details of production-ready Volkswagen XL1 revealed ahead of Geneva show debut

21 February

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More details of production-ready Volkswagen XL1 revealed ahead of Geneva show debut

Volkswagen has confirmed that its XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle, the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a fuel con…

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Volkswagen has confirmed that its XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle, the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a fuel consumption value of 0.9 l/100 km (approx. 313 mpg) will go into production at the company’s Osnabrueck factory in Germany. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid system, the two-seater can also cover a distance of up to 50 km in all-electric mode and therefore with zero local emissions.
All-new Golf GTI ready to rock the road at Geneva motor show

All-new Golf GTI ready to rock the road at Geneva motor show

27 Feb 2013

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All-new Golf GTI ready to rock the road at Geneva motor show

At Volkswagen, the letters ‘GTI’ have stood for superior dynamic performance for over three decades now. In the tradition of previ…

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At Volkswagen, the letters ‘GTI’ have stood for superior dynamic performance for over three decades now. In the tradition of previous models by the same name, Volkswagen is introducing the latest version of the Golf GTI at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Mar March
Victory in Mexico: Volkswagen and Ogier in a league of their own

Victory in Mexico: Volkswagen and Ogier in a league of their own

12 Mar 2013

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Victory in Mexico: Volkswagen and Ogier in a league of their own

Sixteen stage wins and a lead of three and a half minutes: Sébastien Ogier (F), at the wheel of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC, won the …

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Sixteen stage wins and a lead of three and a half minutes: Sébastien Ogier (F), at the wheel of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC, won the third round of the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
The new Volkswagen e-up!

The new Volkswagen e-up!

14 Mar 2013

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The new Volkswagen e-up!

Volkswagen is writing a new chapter in mobility in presenting its first fully electric production vehicle: the new e-up!.

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Volkswagen is writing a new chapter in mobility in presenting its first fully electric production vehicle: the new e-up!.
Volkswagen Golf is named world car of the year 2013

Volkswagen Golf is named world car of the year 2013

28 Mar 2013

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Volkswagen Golf is named world car of the year 2013

The new Golf just keeps on winning: an international expert jury today named the bestseller from Wolfsburg ‘World Car of the Year 2…

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The new Golf just keeps on winning: an international expert jury today named the bestseller from Wolfsburg ‘World Car of the Year 2013’.
Apr April
Volkswagen Polo line-up now better-looking and better value

Volkswagen Polo line-up now better-looking and better value

03 Apr 2013

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Volkswagen Polo line-up now better-looking and better value

Volkswagen is giving its customers even better value for money, with extra standard equipment on Polo models, along with the introd…

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Volkswagen is giving its customers even better value for money, with extra standard equipment on Polo models, along with the introduction of the stylish yet economical Polo R-Line Style.
New Golf GTI; Faster, more efficient and cheaper to insure

New Golf GTI; Faster, more efficient and cheaper to insure

04 Apr 2013

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New Golf GTI; Faster, more efficient and cheaper to insure

The seventh-generation version of the iconic Volkswagen Golf GTI, which was introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show in Ma…

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The seventh-generation version of the iconic Volkswagen Golf GTI, which was introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, is now available to order in the UK, with prices starting at £25,845 on the road – just £195 more than the previous model despite substantial enhancements
Celebrating 25 years of the “California”

Celebrating 25 years of the “California”

10 April

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Celebrating 25 years of the “California”

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating the 25th birthday of the Volkswagen California. The vehicle's production figures are …

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating the 25th birthday of the Volkswagen California. The vehicle's production figures are fitting for an anniversary: around 100,000 California camper vans have come off the assembly line over the past 25 years. The California was launched when air travel was expensive, tents were a bit out of vogue, and hence a camping holiday in a camper van experienced its greatest boom in the 1980s. As in years before, visiting and exploring Southern Europe was the primary attraction - but no longer with a tent, towed camper, car or train, but with a camper van purchased especially for this purpose. This led to an entirely new type of touring holidays offering greater individual freedom - two days here, three days there. For Volkswagen, this was reason enough to put its own camper van on wheels: the California.
Volkswagen lines up with three Polo R WRCS for first time

Volkswagen lines up with three Polo R WRCS for first time

11 Apr 2013

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Volkswagen lines up with three Polo R WRCS for first time

Fourth rally, fourth first: Volkswagen will line up with three Polo R WRCs for the first time at the Rally Portugal.

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Fourth rally, fourth first: Volkswagen will line up with three Polo R WRCs for the first time at the Rally Portugal.
New Volkswagen Golf GTD: a genuinely tantalising diesel

New Volkswagen Golf GTD: a genuinely tantalising diesel

15 Apr 2013

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New Volkswagen Golf GTD: a genuinely tantalising diesel

The latest version of the Volkswagen Golf GTD, which was introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show last month, is now avail…

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The latest version of the Volkswagen Golf GTD, which was introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show last month, is now available to order in the UK, with prices starting at £25,285 on the road – just £310 more than the previous model despite enhancements in performance and equipment.
Rally Portugal: third win of the season for Volkswagen’s Ogier

Rally Portugal: third win of the season for Volkswagen’s Ogier

18 Apr 2013

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Rally Portugal: third win of the season for Volkswagen’s Ogier

Triumph on the Algarve, two Volkswagen drivers on the podium: Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia (F/F) have won the Ral…

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Triumph on the Algarve, two Volkswagen drivers on the podium: Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia (F/F) have won the Rally Portugal ahead of Mikko Hirvonen (Citroën) and their Volkswagen team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN).
New Volkswagen SUV concept makes global debut at shanghai show

New Volkswagen SUV concept makes global debut at shanghai show

19 Apr 2013

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New Volkswagen SUV concept makes global debut at shanghai show

Visitors to the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show will get a glimpse of the future design direction of Volkswagen SUVs, in the shape of the C…

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Visitors to the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show will get a glimpse of the future design direction of Volkswagen SUVs, in the shape of the CrossBlue Coupé, which makes its debut there this week.
Volkswagen Group launches environmental initiative in China

Volkswagen Group launches environmental initiative in China

19 Apr 2013

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Volkswagen Group launches environmental initiative in China

Thirty years after entering the Chinese market, the Volkswagen Group is starting a new phase of sustainable growth.

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Thirty years after entering the Chinese market, the Volkswagen Group is starting a new phase of sustainable growth.
iSPY the new connected Volkswagen iBeetle

iSPY the new connected Volkswagen iBeetle

20 Apr 2013

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iSPY the new connected Volkswagen iBeetle

Two iconic products will be forming an alliance later this year: the iPhone from Apple and the Beetle from Volkswagen.

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Two iconic products will be forming an alliance later this year: the iPhone from Apple and the Beetle from Volkswagen.
Something’s changing at Volkswagen…

Something’s changing at Volkswagen…

23 Apr 2013

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Something’s changing at Volkswagen…

Volkswagen is in the process of updating its showrooms across the UK, ensuring they offer customers and staff up-to-date, modern an…

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Volkswagen is in the process of updating its showrooms across the UK, ensuring they offer customers and staff up-to-date, modern and useable space.
Groove up! and Rock up!: seriously sound small cars from Volkswagen

Groove up! and Rock up!: seriously sound small cars from Volkswagen

24 Apr 2013

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Groove up! and Rock up!: seriously sound small cars from Volkswagen

Fans of loud music, great-looking small cars and questionable puns are in for a treat this summer, with the introduction of two new…

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Fans of loud music, great-looking small cars and questionable puns are in for a treat this summer, with the introduction of two new special-edition versions of the award-winning Volkswagen up!, called the Groove up! and Rock up!.
May May
The new Volkswagen golf Bluemotion: more driving, less fill-ups

The new Volkswagen golf Bluemotion: more driving, less fill-ups

02 May 2013

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The new Volkswagen golf Bluemotion: more driving, less fill-ups

From today, UK customers can order one of the world’s most fuel-efficient family cars: the new Golf BlueMotion.

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From today, UK customers can order one of the world’s most fuel-efficient family cars: the new Golf BlueMotion.
Volkswagen Golf adds more awards to trophy cabinet, courtesy of Telegraph Motoring and Diesel Car Magazine

Volkswagen Golf adds more awards to trophy cabinet, courtesy of Telegraph Motoring and Diesel Car Magazine

08 May 2013

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Volkswagen Golf adds more awards to trophy cabinet, courtesy of Telegraph Motoring and Diesel Car Magazine

Volkswagen launched its seventh-generation Golf in January this year, and since then the new car has scooped a few hefty accolades …

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Volkswagen launched its seventh-generation Golf in January this year, and since then the new car has scooped a few hefty accolades including the European and World Car of the Year awards.
Volkswagen Passat R-line: family favorite gets even more style

Volkswagen Passat R-line: family favorite gets even more style

13 May 2013

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Volkswagen Passat R-line: family favorite gets even more style

Potential Passat purchasers now have an even wider model choice, thanks to the introduction of a new R-line trim level and a new, m…

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Potential Passat purchasers now have an even wider model choice, thanks to the introduction of a new R-line trim level and a new, more-efficient 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine.
Volkswagen builds new plant in Changsha, South-Central China

Volkswagen builds new plant in Changsha, South-Central China

16 May 2013

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Volkswagen builds new plant in Changsha, South-Central China

Today’s groundbreaking marked the beginning of construction work on the new Volkswagen vehicle plant in Changsha in the province of…

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Today’s groundbreaking marked the beginning of construction work on the new Volkswagen vehicle plant in Changsha in the province of Hunan, south-central China. The factory is being built in cooperation with the Chinese joint venture Shanghai-Volkswagen (SVW).
Still on the up!: Volkswagen city car claims Fleet World Honour

Still on the up!: Volkswagen city car claims Fleet World Honour

21 May 2013

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Still on the up!: Volkswagen city car claims Fleet World Honour

After 18 months and over 15,000 UK sales, the Volkswagen up! continues to win plaudits, having been named Best City Car in the Flee…

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After 18 months and over 15,000 UK sales, the Volkswagen up! continues to win plaudits, having been named Best City Car in the Fleet World Honours for the second year in a row.
Great value for motability customers with new Volkswagen polo match edition

Great value for motability customers with new Volkswagen polo match edition

24 May 2013

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Great value for motability customers with new Volkswagen polo match edition

Volkswagen’s Polo range now offers Motability customers even greater value for money, thanks to the addition of a new Match Edition…

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Volkswagen’s Polo range now offers Motability customers even greater value for money, thanks to the addition of a new Match Edition which replaced the existing Match trim level last month.
Jun June
Scaling Mount Olympus in Greece: Victory for Latvala and Volkswagen

Scaling Mount Olympus in Greece: Victory for Latvala and Volkswagen

04 Jun 2013

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Scaling Mount Olympus in Greece: Victory for Latvala and Volkswagen

Victory for the boys in blue: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) won the Acropolis Rally in Greece in the Polo R WRC. Volk…

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Victory for the boys in blue: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) won the Acropolis Rally in Greece in the Polo R WRC. Volkswagen’s fourth win this season in the sixth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) marked the duo’s first triumph for Volkswagen.
Volkswagen establishes Group Human Resources Academy

Volkswagen establishes Group Human Resources Academy

07 Jun 2013

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Volkswagen establishes Group Human Resources Academy

Volkswagen has established a Group Human Resources Academy for HR personnel. The Academy will pool the transfer of specialist knowl…

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Volkswagen has established a Group Human Resources Academy for HR personnel. The Academy will pool the transfer of specialist knowledge, skills and experience by experts within the HR profession.
Volkswagen celebrates the 30 millionth Golf

Volkswagen celebrates the 30 millionth Golf

14 Jun 2013

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Volkswagen celebrates the 30 millionth Golf

As landmarks go, this is a pretty big one: the world’s 30 millionth Golf has rolled off the assembly line at the Volkswagen plant i…

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As landmarks go, this is a pretty big one: the world’s 30 millionth Golf has rolled off the assembly line at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg – a new production record for the most successful European car ever.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers 2.41 million vehicles in period to May

Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers 2.41 million vehicles in period to May

14 Jun 2013

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers 2.41 million vehicles in period to May

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 2.41 (January – May 2012: 2.29; +5.3 per cent) million vehicles in the first five mon…

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The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 2.41 (January – May 2012: 2.29; +5.3 per cent) million vehicles in the first five months of this year.
New venue provides new opportunities for GTI International 2013

New venue provides new opportunities for GTI International 2013

20 Jun 2013

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New venue provides new opportunities for GTI International 2013

GTI International, Britain’s biggest event for enthusiasts of the Golf GTI and other related high-performance Volkswagen Group mode…

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GTI International, Britain’s biggest event for enthusiasts of the Golf GTI and other related high-performance Volkswagen Group models, is now in its 26th year.
School’s out… And careers at the Volkswagen Group are in

School’s out… And careers at the Volkswagen Group are in

21 Jun 2013

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School’s out… And careers at the Volkswagen Group are in

With the exam season drawing to a close this week, young people across the UK, and no doubt their parents and carers too, will be a…

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With the exam season drawing to a close this week, young people across the UK, and no doubt their parents and carers too, will be asking a simple question: what next?
High five: Triumph for Volkswagen and Ogier at Rally Italy

High five: Triumph for Volkswagen and Ogier at Rally Italy

24 Jun 2013

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High five: Triumph for Volkswagen and Ogier at Rally Italy

At the halfway point of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Volkswagen dominates the proceedings with its fifth win in seven ra…

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At the halfway point of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Volkswagen dominates the proceedings with its fifth win in seven rallies.
Volkswagen Passat TDI sets Guinness World Record for fuel economy around the 48 U.S. States

Volkswagen Passat TDI sets Guinness World Record for fuel economy around the 48 U.S. States

25 Jun 2013

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Volkswagen Passat TDI sets Guinness World Record for fuel economy around the 48 U.S. States

A classic among fuel economy drives is conquering all US States apart from Alaska and Hawaii, and a Volkswagen Passat TDI, produc…

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A classic among fuel economy drives is conquering all US States apart from Alaska and Hawaii, and a Volkswagen Passat TDI, produced at the company’s Chattanooga (Tennessee) plant, has now covered the distance of 8,122 miles with record low fuel consumption of 93.5 mpg and within 16 days.
Volkswagen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Volkswagen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

27 Jun 2013

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Volkswagen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

This year, Volkswagen celebrates 60 years of importing vehicles to the UK, so we’re delighted to celebrate at the 20th Goodwood Fes…

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This year, Volkswagen celebrates 60 years of importing vehicles to the UK, so we’re delighted to celebrate at the 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed on 12th-14th July (dubbed ‘the largest motoring garden party in the world’), where UK motoring fans will get their first chance to see some of the most exciting new Volkswagen models.
Volkswagen wins 20 Lions at Cannes Creative Festival

Volkswagen wins 20 Lions at Cannes Creative Festival

28 Jun 2013

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Volkswagen wins 20 Lions at Cannes Creative Festival

The Volkswagen Brand scooped a total of 20 Lions at the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, the world’s most renowned a…

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The Volkswagen Brand scooped a total of 20 Lions at the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, the world’s most renowned advertising festival.
Jul July
New Volkswagen Golf Estate: Loads better, not loads more cash

New Volkswagen Golf Estate: Loads better, not loads more cash

01 Jul 2013

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New Volkswagen Golf Estate: Loads better, not loads more cash

The new Golf Estate opens for ordering on 2 July, with prices starting at just £17,915 on the road – only £765 more than the equiva…

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The new Golf Estate opens for ordering on 2 July, with prices starting at just £17,915 on the road – only £765 more than the equivalent Golf hatchback. Like the multi-award-winning Golf hatchback, the Golf Estate is available in S, SE and GT trim levels, with the same high levels of equipment, refinement and safety.
Volkswagen retains honours at 2013 Auto Express Awards

Volkswagen retains honours at 2013 Auto Express Awards

03 Jul 2013

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Volkswagen retains honours at 2013 Auto Express Awards

Volkswagen has retained an award at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2013, for Best Convertible, with a victory for the Beetle Cabri…

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Volkswagen has retained an award at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2013, for Best Convertible, with a victory for the Beetle Cabriolet.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers 2.91 million vehicles in period to June / +4.4 per cent

Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers 2.91 million vehicles in period to June / +4.4 per cent

09 Jul 2013

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers 2.91 million vehicles in period to June / +4.4 per cent

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 2.91 (January-June 2012: 2.79; +4.4 per cent) million vehicles worldwide in the first…

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The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 2.91 (January-June 2012: 2.79; +4.4 per cent) million vehicles worldwide in the first half of the year. The brand handed over 501,000 (June 2012: 498,600; +0.5 per cent) vehicles to customers in the month of June.
XL1-citement hits London as Volkswagen’s 313 mpg car makes UK debut

XL1-citement hits London as Volkswagen’s 313 mpg car makes UK debut

11 Jul 2013

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XL1-citement hits London as Volkswagen’s 313 mpg car makes UK debut

Volkswagen’s futuristic XL1, the world’s most fuel-efficient production hybrid car, took to the streets of the capital yesterday. …

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Volkswagen’s futuristic XL1, the world’s most fuel-efficient production hybrid car, took to the streets of the capital yesterday.
The Volkswagen Jetta Limited Edition – perfect for a holiday jet-away

The Volkswagen Jetta Limited Edition – perfect for a holiday jet-away

25 Jul 2013

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The Volkswagen Jetta Limited Edition – perfect for a holiday jet-away

With its smooth ride, spacious interior, cavernous 510-litre boot and terrific towing ability, the Volkswagen Jetta has always been…

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With its smooth ride, spacious interior, cavernous 510-litre boot and terrific towing ability, the Volkswagen Jetta has always been a great car in which to ‘jet’ away, and now it offers better value than ever, thanks to the introduction of the Jetta Limited Edition.
Aug August
The King of the Forests: Sebastien Ogier wins for Volkswagen in Finland

The King of the Forests: Sebastien Ogier wins for Volkswagen in Finland

05 Aug 2013

Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) claimed their fifth win of the season with Volkswagen in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) – and took a big step towards the World Championship title in the process.
New Volkswagen Tiguan Match is strikingly good value

New Volkswagen Tiguan Match is strikingly good value

05 Aug 2013

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New Volkswagen Tiguan Match is strikingly good value

Good value just became unbelievable value with the introduction of the new Volkswagen Tiguan Match compact SUV, which costs £450 le…

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Good value just became unbelievable value with the introduction of the new Volkswagen Tiguan Match compact SUV, which costs £450 less than the Tiguan SE it replaces, but comes with £700-worth of extra equipment.
Next generation of Volkswagens win big in Next Green Car Awards

Next generation of Volkswagens win big in Next Green Car Awards

14 August

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Next generation of Volkswagens win big in Next Green Car Awards

The forthcoming new e-up! electric car may not be on sale yet, but that hasn’t stopped it from being one of two new Volkswagen mode…

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The forthcoming new e-up! electric car may not be on sale yet, but that hasn’t stopped it from being one of two new Volkswagen models that’s picked up an award from website NextGreenCar.com.
Volkswagen launches the Kombi last edition to celebrate 56 years of production

Volkswagen launches the Kombi last edition to celebrate 56 years of production

19 Aug 2013

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Volkswagen launches the Kombi last edition to celebrate 56 years of production

Volkswagen do Brasil has announced the Kombi Last Edition, a special commemorative series of one of the most successful Volkswagen …

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Volkswagen do Brasil has announced the Kombi Last Edition, a special commemorative series of one of the most successful Volkswagen models in Brazil and the longest produced model in automotive history.
New Volkswagen Golf R: First details of 300 PS super-hatch

New Volkswagen Golf R: First details of 300 PS super-hatch

20 Aug 2013

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New Volkswagen Golf R: First details of 300 PS super-hatch

Volkswagen has released the first details of its powerful new Volkswagen Golf R, which is set to take to the stage at the Frankfurt…

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Volkswagen has released the first details of its powerful new Volkswagen Golf R, which is set to take to the stage at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.
Rally Germany: Highs and lows for Volkswagen at home rally

Rally Germany: Highs and lows for Volkswagen at home rally

27 Aug 2013

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Rally Germany: Highs and lows for Volkswagen at home rally

It was the home rally of all races where Volkswagen would fall short of their own high expectations for the first time since j…

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It was the home rally of all races where Volkswagen would fall short of their own high expectations for the first time since joining the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in January 2013.
Sep September
Successor to versatile Volkswagen Golf Plus makes Frankfurt debut

Successor to versatile Volkswagen Golf Plus makes Frankfurt debut

08 Sep 2013

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Successor to versatile Volkswagen Golf Plus makes Frankfurt debut

Volkswagen has today revealed the first images of the Golf Sportsvan Concept, the successor to the Golf Plus, which will make its d…

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Volkswagen has today revealed the first images of the Golf Sportsvan Concept, the successor to the Golf Plus, which will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) on Tuesday.
Volkswagen Golf triumphs at What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards

Volkswagen Golf triumphs at What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards

17 Sep 2013

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Volkswagen Golf triumphs at What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards

The Volkswagen Golf has been named Used Car of the Year by What Car? magazine, Britain’s biggest car buyer’s guide.

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The Volkswagen Golf has been named Used Car of the Year by What Car? magazine, Britain’s biggest car buyer’s guide.
Oct October
Bratislava is Volkswagen’s safest plant

Bratislava is Volkswagen’s safest plant

01 Oct 2013

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Bratislava is Volkswagen’s safest plant

The 2012 Occupational Safety Trophy was presented to the best plants and organisation units in the Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Vo…

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The 2012 Occupational Safety Trophy was presented to the best plants and organisation units in the Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands at Volkswagen’s Bratislava plant yesterday. Last year’s winner Volkswagen Slovakia was again honoured for the safest plant. Pre-assembly at the Wolfsburg plant was the best organisational unit.
World champions! Ogier and Ingrassa win World Rally Championship* in Volkswagen Polo WRC

World champions! Ogier and Ingrassa win World Rally Championship* in Volkswagen Polo WRC

03 Oct 2013

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World champions! Ogier and Ingrassa win World Rally Championship* in Volkswagen Polo WRC

The crowning moment – Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia are 2013 World Rally Champions*. *Subject to the official publication…

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The crowning moment – Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia are 2013 World Rally Champions*. *Subject to the official publication of the results by the FIA
Vive la France! Ogier wins title and rally

Vive la France! Ogier wins title and rally

06 Oct 2013

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Vive la France! Ogier wins title and rally

The crowning of the new World Champions* at their home event, a magnificent thriller of a rally, and a big step for Volkswagen: the…

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The crowning of the new World Champions* at their home event, a magnificent thriller of a rally, and a big step for Volkswagen: the Rally France will go down as one of the greatest in the history of rallying. *Subject to the official publication of the results by the FIA
The Volkswagen Golf is crowned Scottish Car of the Year 2013

The Volkswagen Golf is crowned Scottish Car of the Year 2013

12 Oct 2013

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The Volkswagen Golf is crowned Scottish Car of the Year 2013

Volkswagen’s best-selling family hatchback, the Golf, which went on sale in the UK in January and has since won a string of accolad…

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Volkswagen’s best-selling family hatchback, the Golf, which went on sale in the UK in January and has since won a string of accolades, has added a new title to its name after winning both the Family Car and, for the first time, the overall prize at the 2013 Scottish Car of the Year awards. The award was presented last night at a ceremony held in Glasgow.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers 4.36 million vehicles in first three quarters / +3.6 per cent

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers 4.36 million vehicles in first three quarters / +3.6 per cent

15 Oct 2013

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers 4.36 million vehicles in first three quarters / +3.6 per cent

Europe’s largest automaker delivered 4.36 (January-September 2012: 4.21; +3.6 per cent) million vehicles from January to September.…

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Europe’s largest automaker delivered 4.36 (January-September 2012: 4.21; +3.6 per cent) million vehicles from January to September.
Volkswagen ‘leads’ the way with new range advertising campaign

Volkswagen ‘leads’ the way with new range advertising campaign

23 Oct 2013

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Volkswagen ‘leads’ the way with new range advertising campaign

Volkswagen has launched its first range-wide advertising campaign to demonstrate the breadth of its line-up, with a little help fro…

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Volkswagen has launched its first range-wide advertising campaign to demonstrate the breadth of its line-up, with a little help from not one or two, but 36 upcoming stars.
Volkswagen opens new plant in Ningbo, South Eastern China

Volkswagen opens new plant in Ningbo, South Eastern China

24 Oct 2013

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Volkswagen opens new plant in Ningbo, South Eastern China

The Volkswagen Group is expanding its production capacity as planned and thereby optimising the capacity utilisation of its product…

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The Volkswagen Group is expanding its production capacity as planned and thereby optimising the capacity utilisation of its production network in China. Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Board of Management and President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, were today joined by Hu Maoyuan, Chairman of SAIC Motor Corporation Ltd., to inaugurate Shanghai-Volkswagen’s new plant in Ningbo, south eastern China. The plant is designed for an annual production capacity of 300,000 vehicles.
Volkswagen named World Champion*: Manufacturers’ title added to Drivers’ title following one-two victory in Rally Spain

Volkswagen named World Champion*: Manufacturers’ title added to Drivers’ title following one-two victory in Rally Spain

30 Oct 2013

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Volkswagen named World Champion*: Manufacturers’ title added to Drivers’ title following one-two victory in Rally Spain

BESPOKE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO CELEBRATE SUCCESS Part two of the World Champions’ story: Volkswagen has won the manufa…

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BESPOKE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO CELEBRATE SUCCESS Part two of the World Champions’ story: Volkswagen has won the manufacturers’ title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with an outstanding one-two victory at the Rally Spain. That means all the WRC titles* for 2013 will go to the car maker from Wolfsburg.
Nov November
Order-books open for range-topping 300 PS Volkswagen Golf R

Order-books open for range-topping 300 PS Volkswagen Golf R

08 Nov 2013

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Order-books open for range-topping 300 PS Volkswagen Golf R

From today UK customers can place their orders for the most powerful production Golf yet, the 300 PS Golf R, ahead of the first del…

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From today UK customers can place their orders for the most powerful production Golf yet, the 300 PS Golf R, ahead of the first deliveries in March 2014.
Sporting good looks and luxury combine in the Volkswagen CC R-line

Sporting good looks and luxury combine in the Volkswagen CC R-line

11 Nov 2013

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Sporting good looks and luxury combine in the Volkswagen CC R-line

Since it was launched in 2008, the Volkswagen CC has proved a popular choice with private and fleet buyers alike, combining the pra…

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Since it was launched in 2008, the Volkswagen CC has proved a popular choice with private and fleet buyers alike, combining the practicality of a saloon with the elegance and styling of a coupé.
Volkswagen honoured in Tokyo as Golf is named ‘Car of the Year’

Volkswagen honoured in Tokyo as Golf is named ‘Car of the Year’

27 Nov 2013

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Volkswagen honoured in Tokyo as Golf is named ‘Car of the Year’

The Golf has been named 'Car of the Year 2013/14' in Japan, and so, for the first time in the 34-year history of this prestigious a…

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The Golf has been named 'Car of the Year 2013/14' in Japan, and so, for the first time in the 34-year history of this prestigious award, a foreign car has beaten the local competition. Particularly impressive was the score awarded by the 60-strong jury to the latest generation Golf, which has only been available in Japan since 25th June: 504 out of a possible 600 points - a record for an imported car and a lead of 131 points over the second-placed vehicle and 337 points over the car in third.
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Jan January
New Volkswagen Passat Executive and Executive Style for 2014

New Volkswagen Passat Executive and Executive Style for 2014

02 Jan 2014

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New Volkswagen Passat Executive and Executive Style for 2014

Volkswagen is adding even more luxury and style to the best-selling Passat range, with the introduction of two new trim levels: Exe…

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Volkswagen is adding even more luxury and style to the best-selling Passat range, with the introduction of two new trim levels: Executive and Executive Style.
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet opens the year with Carbuyer Award

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet opens the year with Carbuyer Award

06 Jan 2014

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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet opens the year with Carbuyer Award

It may be raining across most of the UK, but car review website Carbuyer is already thinking of sunshine and blue skies ahead, and …

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It may be raining across most of the UK, but car review website Carbuyer is already thinking of sunshine and blue skies ahead, and has given the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet the Best Convertible Award in the Carbuyer Car of the Year Awards.
Volkswagen Golf Estate carries off What Car? Award

Volkswagen Golf Estate carries off What Car? Award

09 Jan 2014

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Volkswagen Golf Estate carries off What Car? Award

The Volkswagen Golf Estate has won the award for the ‘Best Estate Car’ at the What Car? Awards. The accolade was presented last ni…

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The Volkswagen Golf Estate has won the award for the ‘Best Estate Car’ at the What Car? Awards. The accolade was presented last night at a prestigious event held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London and collected by Robert Hazelwood, Director of Volkswagen UK.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers nearly six million vehicles in 2013

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers nearly six million vehicles in 2013

10 Jan 2014

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers nearly six million vehicles in 2013

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand closed 2013 with a new record, delivering 5.93 (2012: 5.74; +3.4 percent) million vehicles to c…

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The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand closed 2013 with a new record, delivering 5.93 (2012: 5.74; +3.4 percent) million vehicles to customers for the first time ever in a twelve-month period. The brand handed over 535,200 (December 2012: 517,900; +3.3 percent) units in December.
Start of Golf production in Mexico marks another milestone for Volkswagen Group in North America

Start of Golf production in Mexico marks another milestone for Volkswagen Group in North America

15 Jan 2014

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Start of Golf production in Mexico marks another milestone for Volkswagen Group in North America

Production of the new Volkswagen Golf1 began today at the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico. The facility is to build further mode…

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Production of the new Volkswagen Golf1 began today at the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico. The facility is to build further models from the Golf family for the North America region going forward. Dr. Ildefonso Guajardo, Mexican Secretary of Economy, Rafael Moreno-Valle, Governor of the State of Puebla, and Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, inaugurated Golf production on the occasion of the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Volkswagen de México. 700 guests from politics and industry attended the celebrations.
Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept: the all-weather bug

Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept: the all-weather bug

15 Jan 2014

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Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept: the all-weather bug

The new Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept has made its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

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The new Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept has made its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
It’s the business: Volkswagen Golf named BusinessCar Car of the Year

It’s the business: Volkswagen Golf named BusinessCar Car of the Year

28 Jan 2014

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It’s the business: Volkswagen Golf named BusinessCar Car of the Year

The Volkswagen Golf has added yet another impressive accolade to its trophy cabinet, having been named BusinessCar of the Year 2014…

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The Volkswagen Golf has added yet another impressive accolade to its trophy cabinet, having been named BusinessCar of the Year 2014 at the BusinessCar awards. The award was presented earlier today at a ceremony in London and collected on behalf of the brand by Volkswagen’s Fleet Business Development Manager, Claire English.
Volkswagen Polo to gain new engines and technology

Volkswagen Polo to gain new engines and technology

28 Jan 2014

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Volkswagen Polo to gain new engines and technology

The Volkswagen Polo is to be updated with a range of new technologies and efficient engines, along with a makeover inside and out. …

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The Volkswagen Polo is to be updated with a range of new technologies and efficient engines, along with a makeover inside and out. The latest iteration of Volkswagen’s best-selling supermini which will feature these changes is due for launch this summer.
Feb February
Volkswagen pumps up the power for stylish Scirocco at Geneva

Volkswagen pumps up the power for stylish Scirocco at Geneva

17 Feb 2014

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Volkswagen pumps up the power for stylish Scirocco at Geneva

At the 1974 Geneva Motor Show, a sleek new Volkswagen hatchback coupe made its debut.

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At the 1974 Geneva Motor Show, a sleek new Volkswagen hatchback coupe made its debut.
Volkswagen Golf GTE: the plug-in hybrid with GTI dynamics

Volkswagen Golf GTE: the plug-in hybrid with GTI dynamics

20 Feb 2014

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Volkswagen Golf GTE: the plug-in hybrid with GTI dynamics

Volkswagen has unveiled the first pictures of the Golf GTE – a new plug-in hybrid version of the multi-award-winning Golf hatchback…

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Volkswagen has unveiled the first pictures of the Golf GTE – a new plug-in hybrid version of the multi-award-winning Golf hatchback that combines the benefits of electric mobility with the dynamics of a Golf GTI.
Mar March
Order-books open today for all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf

Order-books open today for all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf

11 Mar 2014

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Order-books open today for all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf

From today, 11 March, customers can place orders for the fully electric Volkswagen e-Golf, which is priced at £25,845 on the road (…

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From today, 11 March, customers can place orders for the fully electric Volkswagen e-Golf, which is priced at £25,845 on the road (including £5,000 Government grant or £30,845 RRP). The e-Golf can be ordered from one of 24 Volkswagen EV specialist Retailers across the UK, with the first deliveries expected at the end of June.
Forty years young: Volkswagen Golf stands the test of time

Forty years young: Volkswagen Golf stands the test of time

28 Mar 2014

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Forty years young: Volkswagen Golf stands the test of time

Volkswagen is celebrating the 40th birthday of the most successful European car of all time: the Golf. More than 30 million vehicle…

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Volkswagen is celebrating the 40th birthday of the most successful European car of all time: the Golf. More than 30 million vehicles of the best-seller have been sold and from the first to the seventh generation, the Golf has been a pioneer of technological progress.
Apr April
Beijing Auto Show debut for refreshed Volkswagen Touareg SUV

Beijing Auto Show debut for refreshed Volkswagen Touareg SUV

17 Apr 2014

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Beijing Auto Show debut for refreshed Volkswagen Touareg SUV

The redesigned Volkswagen Touareg has made its debut at the Auto China show in Beijing. With a refreshed styling front and rear, n…

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The redesigned Volkswagen Touareg has made its debut at the Auto China show in Beijing. With a refreshed styling front and rear, new features and trims and greater efficiency, Volkswagen’s rugged yet refined premium SUV is more competitive than ever.
400 PS four-wheel-drive Golf R 400 concept roars into Beijing Auto Show

400 PS four-wheel-drive Golf R 400 concept roars into Beijing Auto Show

19 Apr 2014

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400 PS four-wheel-drive Golf R 400 concept roars into Beijing Auto Show

Volkswagen is displaying the potential of its flagship Golf R hatchback at the Auto China show in Beijing, in the muscular form of …

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Volkswagen is displaying the potential of its flagship Golf R hatchback at the Auto China show in Beijing, in the muscular form of the Golf R 400 concept. If the ‘400’ in the name doesn’t give the game away that this is a seriously powerful machine, then the body and bumper modifications and flared wheelarches should give more than a hint.
May May
Order books open for the even more versatile new Volkswagen Golf SV

Order books open for the even more versatile new Volkswagen Golf SV

07 May 2014

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Order books open for the even more versatile new Volkswagen Golf SV

From today, 7 May, UK customers can place their orders for the new Volkswagen Golf SV, which packs in all the advanced technology o…

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From today, 7 May, UK customers can place their orders for the new Volkswagen Golf SV, which packs in all the advanced technology of the award-winning Golf hatchback range, but in a larger, even more practical body. Prices start at £18,875 (OTR RRP) and first UK deliveries are expected on 22 July.