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Pricing announced for all-new high-tech Volkswagen Passat

Pricing announced for all-new high-tech Volkswagen Passat

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2014 15:59 BST

Volkswagen Retailers will begin taking orders for the 8th generation Passat saloon and Estate models on 7 October, ahead of first UK deliveries in January, with prices starting from £22,215 (RRP OTR). This all-new car brings a host of new technologies, comfort and convenience features to the Passat class, while its design, quality and style allow it to compete with premium rivals.

New Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid to make Paris debut

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2014 11:01 BST

► Passat GTE is first plug-in hybrid by Volkswagen in saloon and estate body styles ► Combines TSI engine and electric motor for maximum power output of 218 PS ► Driving range of over 600 miles; up to 31 miles in all-electric E-mode

New Volkswagen Golf Alltrack model to make debut at Paris Show

New Volkswagen Golf Alltrack model to make debut at Paris Show

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2014 11:05 BST

► Crossover of estate car and SUV brings together on- and off-road worlds ► For all terrains: Golf Alltrack launches with all-wheel drive and off-road look ► Four powerful engines: new TSI with 180 PS and three TDI engines with up to 184 PS

Volkswagen unveils new TRISTAR pick-up concept at IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover

Volkswagen unveils new TRISTAR pick-up concept at IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover

Press Releases   •   Sep 23, 2014 09:19 BST

Adaptable, reliable all-rounder: on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the first syncro concept vehicle, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents the TRISTAR, an unprecedented combination of all the great features of the current Transporter model series. Its extreme off-road capability and flexible storage solutions make the TRISTAR the perfect mode of transport, whatever your need.

Good news! VW Scirocco named @WhatCar magazine's Used Coupe of the Year award

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2014 08:59 BST

The Volkswagen Scirocco has been named ‘Best coupé’ in What Car? magazine’s Used Car of the Year awards, at an event held at London’s Hurlingham Club last night. The sporty yet practical coupé, which went on sale in 2008, is no stranger to awards, including What Car?’s own ‘Best Coupé under £25,000’ in 2010.

Team Zietlow goes for third World Record Drive in Volkswagen Touareg

Team Zietlow goes for third World Record Drive in Volkswagen Touareg

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2014 10:14 BST

This September, a team composed of Rainer Zietlow, Marius Biela and Matthias Prillwitz will once again attempt a new spectacular record in a Volkswagen Touareg from Nordkapp, Norway, to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa.

VW Group reports solid H1 2014 business growth despite difficult market environment

VW Group reports solid H1 2014 business growth despite difficult market environment

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2014 12:32 BST

►First-half sales revenue only slightly up on the prior-year period at EUR98.8 billion due to currency-related factors ►Operating profit rises by 0.4 billion to EUR6.2 billion ►Profit before tax grows by 17.5 per cent to EUR7.8 billion ►Net liquidity in Automotive Division remains high at EUR14.0 billion

Xavier Chardon to head Marketing at Volkswagen Passenger Cars

Xavier Chardon to head Marketing at Volkswagen Passenger Cars

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2014 11:17 BST

Xavier Chardon (42) has been appointed as the new Head of Marketing at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. He succeeds Simon Thomas (54), who will leave the company. Dr. Wolf-Stefan Specht (45) takes over from Chardon as Head of Sales Europe at Volkswagen Passenger Cars.

Welcome to the Hotel VW California!

Welcome to the Hotel VW California!

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2014 11:49 BST

• Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles partners with LateRooms.com to offer a unique experience • Six California SE camper vans made available for booking as 'rooms' • Temple Island, Henley-on-Thames is the first site for Hotel VW California

Joining bricks and clicks: VW's flagship West London site takes shape

Joining bricks and clicks: VW's flagship West London site takes shape

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2014 12:40 BST

Construction of the biggest and most impressive of all Volkswagen's UK retail sites - the new Volkswagen West London - is now well underway. After several years of planning, work on the new three storey site located next to the elevated section of the M4 motorway in London began in February. Since then construction has progressed on schedule, with the new site due to open in November.

New Volkswagen SUV to be produced in Chattnooga

New Volkswagen SUV to be produced in Chattnooga

Press Releases   •   Jul 14, 2014 14:22 BST

►Winterkorn: “This model will play a key role for Volkswagen’s presence in North America” ►Volkswagen Group of America to invest approximately $900 million in the project ►Second model to be produced in Chattanooga, alongside US Passat, from end of 2016 ►Approximately 2,000 additional jobs to be created ►Establishment of a National Research & Development and Planning Centre in Chattanooga

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

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

Press Releases   •   Jul 14, 2014 08:24 BST

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

Every goal counts: VW makes UNESCO Foundation donation

Press Releases   •   Jul 11, 2014 12:27 BST

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

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

Press Releases   •   Jul 11, 2014 10:14 BST

► 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.”

VW delivers over three million cars in first half year for first time

VW delivers over three million cars in first half year for first time

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2014 08:56 BST

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered over three million vehicles in the first half year for the first time in the company’s history. A total of 3.07 (January-June 2013: 2.95) million vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide, representing an increase of 3.8 per cent. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 514,900 (June 2013: 509,200; +1.1 per cent) models in the month of June.

Prices announced for powerful new VW Scirocco

Prices announced for powerful new VW Scirocco

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2014 15:08 BST

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

Volkswagen Group expands production capacity in China

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2014 11:19 BST

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

VW reveals all-new Passat saloon and Estate models

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2014 08:45 BST

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

New VW Golf Match model offers strikingly good value

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2014 10:45 BST

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).

New Volkswagen Golf SV awarded five stars by Euro NCAP

New Volkswagen Golf SV awarded five stars by Euro NCAP

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2014 09:22 BST

The new Golf SV today received the top award of five stars from the independent European consumer protection organisation Euro NCAP. With its top-class package of safety features made up of robust vehicle body structure, highly effective combination of seat belts, seats and airbags, plus innovative driver assistance systems the Golf SV is one of the world's safest cars.