Following the announcement last month that the new enhanced Passat is open for order , Volkswagen has now revealed further details of additional engines available – including the popular plug-in hybrid GTE model.
Volkswagen has presented the pioneering ID.3 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. This vehicle is the symbol of a new era for the brand. The ID.3 extends the Volkswagen offering as the first model of a completely new generation of pure electric vehicles – featuring zero local emissions, outstanding efficiency, and full connectivity. At the same time, the ID.3 reflects the realignment of the Volkswagen brand, and is also the first model with the new Volkswagen logo.
Weighty question Dear Doctor Re: Modern vehicles and their specified towing weights: Would you please explain the relationship between vehicle kerb weight and trailer gross weight? It would seem the Caravan Club’s advice of 85 per cent for trailer weight…
Volkswagen is readying a new eighth-generation version of the Golf. The company says the launch of the latest version of its best-seller – of which more than 35 million have been built – brings it into a new age: “the era of electrified drives, a digitalised and connected interior world, assisted driving and online-based functions and services”.
The Volkswagen Arteon is gaining a new entry-level SE specification and a new 148 bhp diesel which will make the mid-range model more affordable. The Arteon SE opens for order this week, with prices starting at £33,085 for petrol models; the new 148 bhp diesel will arrive later in the year.
Volkswagen is celebrating the production of one million Touaregs with the special “ONE Million” model. The anniversary model now joins the flagship’s model range and features a range of exclusive equipment.
Volkswagen says that with over 30 million sold worldwide across its lifetime, the Passat is the best-selling mid-size model in the world. The enhanced eighth-generation model benefits from updated connectivity, powertrain and engine technologies.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed the first sketches and details of the new California 6.1. The update for the campervan covers many aspects: the interior of the camper van has been enhanced; the multifunctional camper control unit in the roof console has been redesigned and digitalised, new assistance systems enhance safety and comfort; a new generation of infotainment with integrated eSIM opens up the world of mobile online services, and digital instruments are available for the first time (“Digital Cockpit”)
Dear Doc, I own a Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI (138bhp) with the Euro-5 engine which, although it is now just over five years old, has only covered just over 34,000 miles. We very rarely use it for journeys of less…
One day after the world premiere for the new ID. R at the Nürburgring, Romain Dumas drove the ﬁrst test laps on the circuit’s Nordschleife in the fully electric race car. On the 20.832-kilometre-long (12.94 miles) circuit, the Frenchman completed an extensive testing programme, driving two alternative ID. R chassis to make optimal use of the available time. In doing so, Volkswagen Motorsport began the ﬁnal preparation phase for the attempt to set a new lap record for electric vehicles on the tradition-steeped track in the Eifel with the 500 kW (671 bhp) race car.