Volkswagen News

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

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20 January
Next-Gen VW Golf GTI Makes 242 HP, Leaked Image Claims

Golf TCR and Golf R numbers leaked, too!

Motor1

20 January
New Volkswagen GTI leaked ahead of its Geneva debut

Volkswagen is going to unveil the eighth-generation Golf GTI in March at the Geneva Motor Show, but an Instagram user has just posted a leaked photo of the new GTI. View this post on Instagram Is this the new Golf GTI?...

The Torque Report

20 January
VW ID.R and McLaren Speedtail headline 'Top Gear' season 28

Filed under: Celebrities,Green,TV/Movies,Porsche,Volkswagen,Electric,Racing,Performance Continue reading VW ID.R and McLaren Speedtail headline 'Top Gear' season 28 VW ID.R and McLaren Speedtail headline 'Top Gear' season 28 originally...

AutoBlog

20 January
Worst spin-off models, next-gen Nissan Z, VW needs to "slaughter sacred cows": Today's Car News

Spin-off models aren't always a good idea. They can pad an automaker's pockets with extra profit if executed properly. When executed poorly, they can get an automaker unwanted attention, eat development costs, and lower brand perceptions. We took a...

MotorAuthority

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20 January
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk. 8 Photographed Uncamouflaged, Packs 245 PS

The carparazzi have photographed the Mk. 8 Golf GTI playing in the snow in December 2019, featuring five-spoke alloy wheels and dual exhausts along with a roof spoiler. Now take a look at the picture posted by Wilco Blok on his Instagram. That car,...

autoevolution

20 January
Build or Buy: Yet AnotheR VW R

We’ve been on a bit of an “R” streak recently. Maybe it’s dreams of 4motion all-wheel-drive pulling us through the snow. Or doing doughnuts in empty snow-covered parking lots (we’d stay fully inside the car though). But really, the reason we’ve...

VWVortex

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20 January
2020 VW Golf GTI, GTI TCR and R Outputs Leaked

via https://www.instagram.com/cochespias/ We know we will be seeing a handful of performance variants of the new Volkswagen Golf 8 range and now it seems we have our first peek at the designs as well as the power outputs of the hot...

Zero2Turbo

20 January
Volkswagen chief: Time to "slaughter some sacred cows"

The times are a changin' and the top brass at one of the world's largest automakers knows it. It's time to shift with big changes toward electrification but with an eye on profit margins, according to Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess. On Thursday,...

MotorAuthority

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20 January
LEAKED: This Is The New Volkswagen Golf GTI

We weren't supposed to see the new Golf GTI until the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March.

CarBuzz

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20 January
New VW Golf GTI: rear end revealed ahead of Geneva debut

Diffuser and spoiler are hints at this Golf's performance ambitions Mk8 Golf GTI is one of four hot Golfs being launched this year, alongside GTD, GTE and R models The rear end of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI appears to have been revealed on...

Autocar

19 January
Volkswagen to buy 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan amid electric push

Filed under: Green,Volkswagen,Electric HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG is set to take a 20% stake in Chinese electric vehicle battery maker Guoxuan High-tech Co Ltd , two sources told Reuters, as the German firm...

AutoBlog

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19 January
The VW Golf's New Climate Control Is Freaky Smart

The 2020 Golf's new Air Care Climatronic system is the most intuitive climate control we've ever seen.

CarBuzz

19 January
Volkswagen T Roc R | UK Drive

The T-Roc R arrives just as the Golf R departs; can it improve on the hot hatch standard bearer?

PistonHeads

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18 January
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 8 World Premiere Set for 2020 Geneva Motor Show

Ever since it was introduced in June 1976, the Golf GTI has and still is considered the golden standard of hot hatchbacks. There are many reasons the lil’ Volkswagen is an exciting all-rounder, and seven generations later, the Mk. 8 promises to be...

autoevolution

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18 January
A New Volkswagen Golf GTI Is Coming with 287 Horsepower

With the Volkswagen Golf 8 here to stay for a while, it was only a matter of time before Volkswagen started declining it into various guises. Hotter guises, that is. Among those, the first one to make a debut is, according to a recent report coming...

TopSpeed

17 January
Watch Richard Hammond Make VW Currywurst

Richard Hammond is back on TV and his latest show takes a look at the planet’s biggest structures and machines. In the first episode, he explores the world’s biggest car factory: Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant. In this clip, Hammond takes a look at...

VWVortex

17 January
“The Era of the Classic Carmakers is Over,” Says VW CEO

The Volkswagen Group’s CEO, Herbert Diess, is worried his company isn’t moving fast enough to stay relevant. At a board meeting this week, Diess expressed his concerns to the company. “The big question is: Are we fast enough?” Asked Diess. “If we...

VWVortex

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17 January
Volkswagen T-Roc R 2020 UK review

Golf R substitute arrives in the UK with almost identical hardware but an alternative persona There’s no question about modern Volkswagen's ability to build an extremely desirable four-wheel-drive performance hatchback.That car has a name, of...

Autocar

17 January
VW close to buying large stake in Chinese battery company

Carmaker in talks over Guoxuan deal as it seeks more control over electric supply chain

FT.com Autos

17 January
VW Explores Voice Controlled Vehicle Functions

Volkswagen is leading the move to enabling vehicle functions to be taken over by voice assistants raising the possibility of the technology having a mission critical role in future. So far, carmakers has restricted voice assistant technology to...

TU Automotive

17 January
Volkswagen Golf R Final Edition

Bespoke paint for limited VW Golf R Final Edition

Go Auto

17 January
VW T-Roc R review: UKs best roads vs a 300bhp crossover

Volkswagens overgrown hot hatch has everything to prove. Time for it to meet Wales

TopGear

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16 January
Volkswagen confirms 8th-gen Golf GTI will debut in Geneva

The GTI will make its way to the US, as will the R, but that's not guaranteed for lesser Golf models.

CNET - ROADSHOW

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16 January
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan: Here's What It Could Look Like

The Mk2 VW Tiguan arrived in Europe back in 2016, which means it's time for a refresh. After it was spotted undisguised yesterday, most likely during a photo session, the Russians have produced an interesting set of renderings to preview the...

autoevolution

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16 January
China's Volkswagen SMV Crossover Caught Testing in Europe

You could say that the 3rd-generation Touareg failed. It doesn't get the same attention as the Audi Q7 in Europe nor has it been successful in America. But Volkswagen has done much better with crossovers, which are not good off-roaders yet make...

autoevolution

16 January
Volkswagen chief warns ‘sacred cows’ need slaughtering

Herbert Diess tells top managers that radical change is needed to survive industry upheaval

FT.com Autos

16 January
Citygate buys two Volkswagen dealerships in London from Inchcape

Citygate has bought Volkswagen dealerships in Brentford and Twickenham from Inchcape. the Brentford business becomes its largest dealership with a 1.6-acre site, four floors and 28 service bays. Twickenham will undergo a refit to become a brand-new...

Motor Trader

16 January
Volkswagen diesel settlement funding electric school buses

Of all the kinds of vehicles that can be made electric, school buses sure make a lot of sense. Electric school buses have fewer maintenance needs and no noise pollution. And they curb diesel emissions—including fine particulate matter, nitrogen...

Green Car Reports

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16 January
New VW Golf GTI Coming To Geneva Motor Show

Rendering by Autocar The GTI variant of the eighth-generation Golf lineup is highly-anticipated in the automotive world and we can now confirm that Volkswagen will be taking the covers off at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March. Not only will we...

Zero2Turbo

16 January
Abt boosts VW T6.1 to 226hp

Family man off camping? Builder rushing to the site? Abt has something to get you there faster

PistonHeads

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16 January
ABT has tuned the Volkswagen T6.1 van

Fancy power upgrades, Bilstein suspension and new alloys for your camper?

TopGear

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15 January
2021 SEAT el-Born Spied Winter Testing, Looks Like the Volkswagen ID.3

Because it shares the MEB vehicle architecture with the ID.3, the el-Born looks quite similar to Volkswagen’s electric hatchback. The carparazzi caught a camo’d prototype doing its thing in sub-zero weather, complete with the series-production...

autoevolution

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15 January
Volkswagen Touareg 2020 long-term review

Large diesel SUVs are getting a bad rap. Can we help redress the balance? Why we’re running it: To see if Volkswagen’s re-engineered SUV is a fitting flagship – and how well it can do diesel  Month 2 - Month 1 - Specs Life with a Volkswagen...

Autocar

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15 January
Kia Attempts to Grab VW’s EV Limelight

Kia is attempting to hang on Volkswagen’s EV coat-tails by announcing an electrification strategy that will see it launch 11 new BEVs launched by 2025. While that is more than the seven members of its electric ID. family so far announced by the...

TU Automotive

14 January
Germany charges six Volkswagen executives over Dieselgate

Prosecutors accuse managers of ‘deliberately misleading’ authorities and customers

FT.com Autos

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14 January
New Volkswagen Kombi exhibit announced at the world’s largest private automotive museum

Bill Richardson Transport World, the largest private automotive museum in the world, will be launching a new Volkswagen Kombi exhibition to add to it’s already extensive display of historic vehicles. The regional city of Invercargill,... Read More

Take to the Road

14 January
Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Forecast Announced For 2025

Volkswagen’s drive for a cleaner future is well underway with the unveiling of the ID.3, and renovation of the Zwickau … Read more » The post Volkswagen Electric Vehicles Forecast Announced For 2025 appeared first on Motor Verso.

MotorVerso

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10 January
Interview: VW’s hip, all-electric ID Buzz van is a platform for its self-driving efforts

It’s been three years since Volkswagen first announced plans to produce an all-electric, long-range retro microbus. The ID Buzz still seems almost too cool (and far away) to be true. But at CES 2020, the new chief of VW self-driving told Electrek...

Electrek

10 January
Volkswagen T-Cross gets new range-topping 1.5-litre petrol engine

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:57 Volkswagen adds a more powerful petrol engine to the T-Cross SUV range for a starting price of £24,910

Carbuyer

10 January
Volkswagen Up GTI returns for 2020

After an emissions-related hiatus, the VW Up GTI is back atop a refreshed Up range

EVO

09 January
Volkswagen up! GTI returns

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 17:12 The Volkswagen up! GTI is on sale again alongside several new trim levels

Carbuyer

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03 January
What Is Volkswagen ID. Series And Why Is It Important?

Volkswagen is betting that the future of automotive propulsion will be largely electric. In mid-November, the German automaker announced that it had increased its planned spending on pure-electric vehicles to some $33 billion through 2024, covering...

HybridCars

02 January
Volkswagen in 'dieselgate' talks with motorists

VW seeks a "pragmatic settlement" with German drivers who are suing it over the emissions scandal.

BBC News


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