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VW’s “Think Blue. Factory.” environmental programme wins eco award

Jul 14, 2014 08:24 BST Volkswagen UK Volkswagen’s environmental programme “Think Blue. Factory.” wins National Energy Globe Award Germany ► The National Energy Globe Awards honour a country's best environmental projects ► The award for the best environmental programme in Germany goes to “Think Blue. Factory.”

Every goal counts: VW makes UNESCO Foundation donation

Jul 11, 2014 12:27 BST Volkswagen UK As the partner of six national soccer teams, the Volkswagen brand is donating 1,000 Euro for each goal scored by its partner teams in Brazil to the UNESCO Foundation – Education for Children in Need. Under the motto of “Goals for Good”, the total amount accumulated to date for a charitable project is currently 43,000 Euro.

VW Group vehicle deliveries rise to almost five million in first half year

Jul 11, 2014 10:14 BST Volkswagen UK ► January to June figure totals 4.97 million / +5.9 per cent* ► Deliveries in June grow 3.9 per cent to 859,400 units* ► Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “The Group showed satisfactory development in the first six months. The challenges on the various world markets persist.”

Prices announced for powerful new VW Scirocco

Jul 09, 2014 15:08 BST Volkswagen UK Prices for the revised Volkswagen Scirocco, which opens for orders today ahead of first deliveries in October, start at £20,455 (RRP OTR) for the 1.4-litre TSI 125 PS manual and rise to £33,795 for the 2.0-litre TSI 280 PS Scirocco R. The new Scirocco comes with a new range of advanced engines that offer up to 280 PS yet also promise fuel efficiency improvements of up to 19 per cent.

Volkswagen Group expands production capacity in China

Jul 07, 2014 11:19 BST Volkswagen UK Wolfsburg/Beijing, July 7, 2014: In the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, today signed a joint declaration for two new vehicle plants in China together with Xu Jianyi, Chairman of FAW.

VW reveals all-new Passat saloon and Estate models

Jul 04, 2014 08:45 BST Volkswagen UK Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new Passat at a ceremony at the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam, Germany. The latest car, which will receive its public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October, is the eighth-generation of the Passat, which over the past 41 years has racked up over 23 million sales worldwide.

New VW Golf Match model offers strikingly good value

Jul 03, 2014 10:45 BST Volkswagen UK Volkswagen is ensuring that the award-winning Golf hatch remains a hot seller with the introduction of the new Golf Match, which comes out of the box with even more specification than the SE model it replaces at no extra cost. That means that customers get behind the wheel of the Golf Match 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS BlueMotion Technology six-speed manual three-door model from just £19,680 (OTR RRP).

Jun 23, 2014 11:39 BST Elan PR Ltd Japanese tyre manufacturer secures its best result at the legendary 24 Hour race with fourth overall and is the highest placed Porsche.

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.