Press Releases

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.

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