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GTI International 2014 VW gathering revs up to be the biggest of its kind

Jun 20, 2014 13:35 BST Volkswagen UK GTI International, Britain’s longest-running and most successful annual gathering for enthusiasts of the Golf GTI and other related high-performance Volkswagen Group models, is now in its 27th year. And this year’s event, which will be held at the Shakespeare County Raceway in Warwickshire from 4 to 6 July, is set to be the biggest ever.

Alex Smith to take over as Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars from 1 July

Jun 17, 2014 10:04 BST Volkswagen UK Alex Smith is to take over as Director of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand from 1 July 2014, replacing Robert Hazelwood who is leaving the company. Smith (39) is currently Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, a position he has held for the past two and a half years.

Drive a 503 PS Volkswagen GTI at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Jun 13, 2014 11:43 BST Volkswagen UK Volkswagen is gearing up to join thousands of automotive fans at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed on 26-29 June. The Festival, dubbed the ‘largest motoring garden party in the world’ is a unique weekend that brings together cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create a celebration of all things automotive.

VW announces Super Value finance offers on new Golf SV model

Jun 13, 2014 09:06 BST Volkswagen UK With Volkswagen Retailers now taking orders for the new and super versatile Golf SV, Volkswagen Finance has announced a number of attractive offers which also make it super value to own.

VW Group Chief Designer Walter de Silva receives honorary degree from the University of Bologna

Jun 09, 2014 10:54 BST Volkswagen UK The University of Bologna (Italy) has awarded the Volkswagen Group’s Chief Designer, Walter Maria de Silva (63), an honorary degree in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a designer. In its citation, the university describes the scope, quality and experimental force of de Silva’s work as unparalleled anywhere in the world.

La bella Italia: VW's Ogier wins fourth rally of the WRC season

Jun 09, 2014 10:28 BST Volkswagen UK ► Rally Italy produces WRC victory number 20 for Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia ► Volkswagen and Ogier lead at the halfway point – tenth win in a row ► Latvala/Anttila third, Mikkelsen/Fløene fourth

Safe AND sound: all VW models now come with ESC and DAB as standard

Jun 05, 2014 10:14 BST Volkswagen UK Volkswagen has taken another step forwards in the democratisation of technology, with the introduction of standard-fit ESC electronic stability control and DAB digital radio on all of its passenger car models in the UK, from the up! to the Phaeton.

Team of four claim new motoring world record for the UK

May 26, 2014 15:33 BST Stroke Association Team 18in24 have driven to 18 countries in 23 hours and 32 minutes, beating the previous record of 17 countries in 28 hours. They have so far raised more than £10,000 for charities including the Stroke Association, with more donations still coming in.

Volkswagen reveals first details of hi-tech all new Passat

May 26, 2014 09:07 BST Volkswagen UK Volkswagen has revealed the first technical details of the all-new Passat saloon and Estate, ahead of the cars’ unveiling in July and their public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October. The eighth-generation Passat will bring with it a range of new technologies and features, to ensure that even after 41 years and over 23 million sales worldwide, it remains as competitive as ever.

Here we go, here we go... It's kick off time for Volkswagen's football fan app

May 23, 2014 14:02 BST Volkswagen UK Volkswagen is presenting the World Cup edition of the world’s most successful football app “Onefootball”. The Onefootball Brasil app is now available for free download from www.onefootball.com/brasil-by-volkswagen/ . The exclusive Volkswagen World Cup edition features breaking news on players, teams and results as well as a live ticker and the latest football videos.