Volkswagen of America, Inc. announces that results from a maintenance cost study reveal that some of the brand’s models have the lowest cost of maintenance. The analysis is performed by Vincentric, an automotive data firm. It shows that Atlas and Jetta's lineups offer the lowest costs for maintenance over the first f
Volkswagen ID.3 has received another prestigious award. This time frat the UK Car of the Year Awards 2021 event, in the segment “Best Small Hatch”. This marks the tenth time the model receives recognition.
The judging panel has praised the ID.3 for its numerous advanced features, including design, practicality and interior space. In fact, a key for the victory was that the jury recognized VW’s devotion to bringing e-mobility to the masse
Back in 1976, VW launched the first prototype of the famous Golf GTI lineup. At the time, the people at Volkswagen had no idea that this will eventually turn out to become one of the brand’s most notable model. Now Volkswagen celebrates the 45th birthday of the iconic vehicle with a special anniversary model: the 300hp (221kW) Golf GTI Clubsport 451.
Some of the specs include a 55hp increase over the standard GTI turbocharged model and a ded
The new plug-in hybrid drivetrain is supported by a 13 kWh battery which can provide an electric-only range of up to 39 miles, while the 115 PS electric motor can power the Arteon along at speeds up to 80 mph, where permitted. With the high-torque characteristics of the electric motor, both Arteon models can sprint from a standstill to 62 mph in just 7.8 seconds and, where allowed, onto a top speed of 138 mph.
The enhanced Arteon range is now available to order in over 20 configurations,
The new Golf has been on the market since the end of 2019. And although VW has completely detached its compact electric car in the form of the ID.3, electrification also plays a major role in the eighth generation of the classic bestseller. Several versions have different levels of electrical assistance, with the top of the range being the Golf GTE with plug-in hybrid drive, which has been available since summer 2020. Not least because of its dynamic design and sporty look, this is a perfect
With three performance Golfs already on sale in the form of the GTI, GTD and GTE, the arrival of these two flagship models gives fans of performance Golfs more choice than ever before. Both newcomers offer greater levels of focus and driver involvement. In addition, each model features a raft of equipment and driver assistance systems, including IQ.Light matrix LED headlights, keyless entry, Lane Assist and Travel Assist, which facilitates Le
The Golf Estate arrives in the UK available to order now in a diverse range of specification and drivetrain configurations split across three new trim levels: Life, Style and R-Line. The new Alltrack variant also makes its first appearance and is characterised by increased ground clearance, an all-terrain look and 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive.
The initial wave of engine and gearbox options in the new Golf Estate opens with a 1.0-litre 110 PS engine, fitted with a 6-speed manual trans
Nimble in the city, agile on country roads, relaxed on the highway: the new ID.4 from Volkswagen is an all-rounder that is effortless and easy to drive. Volkswagen has invested a great deal of know-how in the chassis of the E-SUV – in the mechanical components and the electronic control system.
“The purely electrically driven SUV ID.4 is great fun to drive, similar to the compact ID.32,” explains Karsten Schebsdat, Head of Driving Dy
Although Volkswagen, after its original name, builds cars for the people, i.e. rather simple and above all affordable cars, this is not always the case these days. After the attempt to place a luxury sedan on the market with the Phaeton more or less failed and has now been terminated, apart from the Touareg, the most luxurious model in the Wolfsburg-based range is currently the Arteon.
A copy of the four-door coupé has now been equipped w
Already familiar: the basis of the new system is Park Assist, which Volkswagen still offers for the Touareg. Park Assist permits semi-automatic parking in parking spaces; the car also drives semi-automatically out of parallel parking spaces (spaces that are parallel to the road) again. Here, the SUV takes over steering, while the driver presses the accelerator and brake pedals. Completely new: Volkswagen is now going a decisive step further,
More powerful, more dynamic, more efficient, more closely integrated, more digital. These are the characteristics of the new Golf R, the dynamic flagship of the eighth Golf generation. Another highlight of the new Golf R is the innovative all-wheel drive system featuring selective wheel torque control on the rear a
At its inaugural Britain’s Best Cars ceremony, Autocar gave the Golf GTI its ‘All-Rounder’ award, praising the model for its ability to, in the words of the publication: “tackle every journey, task and occasion you can think of - not least keeping its driver interested.” Merit was awarded for versatility, practicality, space, agility and compactness, as well as performance and value, driver engagement and desirability.
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