Volkswagen has unveiled its new Golf Estate. In Germany pre-sales for the Golf Estate started on 10 September, while further European countries will gradually follow. At the same time, Alltrack models with 4MOTION all-wheel drive were announced.
The enhanced Volkswagen Arteon has opened for orders in the UK, bringing with it new equipment and options for the fastback, as well as new power trains. Furthermore, a Shooting Brake version joins the range, providing additional practicality.
A major milestone in Volkswagen’s latest chapter has been marked with the arrival of the Volkswagen ID.3 in the UK. The first shipment of customer cars – limited, ID.3 1ST Edition specification models – has reached British shores at port in Grimsby, ready to make its way to customers on the final stage of a journey which began on the production line in Zwickau, Germany.
The ID.4 is the first all-electric SUV from Volkswagen. With the ID.4, the company is expanding its offering with an all-electric vehicle in the largest segment worldwide – the compact SUV class. The car will in future be built and sold in Europe, China and later also in the US. Klaus Zyciora knows the character of the ID.4 like no-one else – the designed the car together with his team.
The new Volkswagen ID.3 has set its first range record: The electric car covered the 531 kilometres (330 miles) from Zwickau to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on a single charge. Officially, the model has a range of up to 420 kilometers (261 miles, WLTP). This mark was topped by more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) – an increase of 26 percent.
Series production of Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV, the ID.4, gets under way in Zwickau. The world premiere of the ID.4 follows at the end of September. The brand expects to produce 1.5 million electric cars in 2025.
The UK’s largest free retail charging network for electric vehicles has so far given away enough renewable energy to power the homes of almost 130,000 people. Volkswagen, Tesco and Pod Point teamed up to provide the largest free retail charging network for electric vehicle (EV) owners across the UK. The partnership has now hit the landmark 200th store after four EV points were installed at the Tesco superstore in Chester.
Volkswagen is showcasing a comprehensive update of the best-selling Tiguan. Ralf Brandstätter who has been appointed the new CEO of the Volkswagen brand: “We launched our global SUV strategy with the second-generation Tiguan in 2016. It served as the basis for many successful models worldwide. Volkswagen is now taking the next step by electrifying, digitalising and networking the new Tiguan. This will equip the compact SUV to handle the challenges of the modern era.”
The last model with a combustion engine has left the assembly line at the Zwickau car factory. The seventh-generation Golf R Estate with 2.0-litre petrol engine in Oryx White Pearl Effect was produced for a customer in Germany. From today on, only electric models of Volkswagen and in future also of the sister brands Audi and Seat will be produced in Zwickau.
Volkswagen is presenting the new Arteon in a world premiere and is unveiling a second version – the new Arteon Shooting Brake – at the same time. “Volkswagen will launch 34 new models this year. There has never been such an extensive model initiative in the history of the brand,“ says Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer und designated CEO of the Volkswagen Pkw brand. “The Arteon Shooting Brake extends our model range in the important midsize-segment. It will set standards in its class with its dynamic design, high functionality and modern technologies.“