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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.

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.

UR:BAN research initiative presents the driver assistance systems of tomorrow

May 20, 2014 09:29 BST Volkswagen UK The UR:BAN research initiative has presented its interim results in a presentation in Braunschweig. Together with its 30 partners, Volkswagen Group Research is there to present intelligent and cooperative driver assistance systems for future transportation which will enable safe, stress-free and rapid driving in complex urban traffic.

VW Group makes good start to second quarter: deliveries up to 3.25 million

May 19, 2014 09:40 BST Volkswagen UK ► 3.25 million vehicles handed over in four months / +6.4 per cent* ► 848,500 units delivered in April / +8.2 per cent* ► Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Pleasing start to second quarter. Global market conditions presenting mixed picture.”

Logged driving route can reduce energy consumption by 10 percent

May 19, 2014 08:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology For long distance driving, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles use the internal combustion engine more than necessary. At Chalmers University of Technology, a method has been developed to make the car remember the commuter routes and thereby make optimal use of the battery. The strategy can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 percent compared to conventional methods.

Volkswagen Golf named HonestJohn.co.uk Car of the Year for 2014

May 16, 2014 09:01 BST Volkswagen UK The Volkswagen Golf has added once more to its trophy cabinet, claiming not only the HonestJohn.co.uk Small Family Car award for the second year running, but also the overall Car of the Year accolade for 2014. The awards were presented yesterday evening at an event in London.

Volkswagen launches competition for young design talent

May 13, 2014 13:10 BST Volkswagen UK The first worldwide Volkswagen Design Contest has been launched, with the manufacturer seeking young design talent to submit concepts for an exciting car and scenario for a video game. Information can be found at www.volkswagen-design-contest.com. The closing date for entries is 15 August 2014. Three winners can look forward to a six-month internship in the Volkswagen Design department.