Enhanced Volkswagen Arteon gets plug-in hybrid power

For the first time, the Volkswagen Arteon is now available with an electrified drivetrain in the form of a plug-in hybrid. The system comprises a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine supported by an electric motor, together providing a peak power output of 215 bhp and torque of 295 lb ft. Prices start at £39,905 for the fastback in Elegance trim.

A rank experience?

I wanted to tell him to get lost, but he was managing it all on his own. He had thick, bottle glasses and an ageing Volkswagen T5 minibus with seat trim weave worn smooth by the backsides of hundreds of punters. This was my latest minicab ride and the T5’s pilot was taking me to […]

Out with the e-Golf and in with the ID.3 at Volkswagen’s Dresden factory

The last Volkswagen e-Golf has rolled off the production line at VW’s ‘Transparent Factory’ in Dresden. With the e-Golf in Urano Grey, a total of 50,401 vehicles have been manufactured in Dresden since March 2017. At the beginning of the new year 2021, the production area of the Transparent Factory will be reconstructed for three weeks before the first ID.3 series vehicles roll off the assembly lines in Dresden at the end of January.

Order books open for fifth-generation Volkswagen Caddy

Pricing for the new Volkswagen Caddy has been announced. Available from launch in standard and Maxi wheelbases, order books will open in December. The new Caddy, which has been redesigned from the ground up, offers increased space, additional driver assistance systems to improve safety and a new connected Digital Cockpit and infotainment system to turn the […]

Volkswagen brings most powerful ever Golf GTD to the UK

The Volkswagen Golf GTD is now available to UK customers, priced from £32,790. It follows the GTI and GTE models, which were also recently opened for order to British buyers. The diesel-powered newcomer is the most powerful Golf GTD to date. Volkswagen says it offers the benefits of both high-performance and long range, with up to 600 miles available from a single tank of fuel, a top speed of 152 mph and a 0-62 mph sprint time of 7.1 seconds allied to strong in-gear acceleration.

Expanded Volkswagen ID.3 range dips below £30K

Just four weeks after the first British customers collected their ID.3 1ST Editions, Volkswagen has announced pricing for the seven pre-configured series ID.3 models. The lowest-priced of these net carbon-neutral models, the ID.3 Life, will cost £29,990 including the £3,000 plug-in car grant. Orders for the new models will open next week with first deliveries expected before the end of the month.

Volkswagen and Uber launch EV-based Uber Green project in Berlin

Volkswagen and Uber have launched a pilot project for the utilisation of electric vehicles within the sustainable ride hailing service “Uber Green”. The objective of the pilot project is to use a number of year-old e-Golf vehicles which may run into three digits. Volkswagen has already been using the e-Golf for its own car sharing service We Share since 2018.

Volkswagen launches all-electric ID.4 SUV

The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first fully electrically driven SUV generating zero local emissions and the company says it is produced with a carbon-neutral balance. It will be launching into the world’s largest market segment, the compact SUV class.

UK deliveries of the Volkswagen ID.3 commence

Volkswagen has celebrated a significant milestone, as handovers of the ID.3 1ST Edition have commenced. The first limited-edition cars were handed over to British customers last week. Volkswagen says the ID.3 introduces the brand’s third era, and democratises electric mobility after the original Beetle – the People’s Car, which took mobility to the masses – and the Golf, which brought innovation and luxury to the motoring public.

Estate and 4WD models join the Volkswagen Golf line-up

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.