volkswagen

  • VW T-Roc breaks cover

    Introducing the latest addition to the ever expanding VW range- the T-Roc.  It’s been described as a compact crossover: a crossover for a crossover if you will.  A “lifestyle crossover with SUV characteristics”, as VW have put it. And thank the heavens it’s arrived- because what on earth would...
  • Pretty Fly for a TSI! Polo R-Line hits its niche

    The Polo R-Line 1.0 TSI petrol engine from VW really is quite a gem. And one that had me confused. Is it a diesel? It has the torque spread of a diesel with the 200Nm available all the way from 2000rpm until it starts dropping off at around 3500rpm. ...
  • A GTI in high heels, or a GTI in army boots?

    A month ago VW opened the order books for the Tiguan TSI 162kW R line. With the waiting list sitting at three months, we managed to get behind the wheel of one for a week of adventure, shopping and launch control. Sit down, shut-up, and drink your chocolate milk,...
  • Move up in VW’s trendy 5-door up!

    Colourful, funky and a true city slicker, the VW up! is the true modern day city car. And trust us, it’s just gotten better with a practical 5-door model range and various trim options to keep up with latest trends. The sharper lines, sporty design and extra standard features...
  • We think new VW Tiguan is SA’s 2017 Car of the Year

    The people’s automaker, VW have raised the bar yet again. Enter the new 2017 Tiguan. In typical VW style it has always been humble in its approach. A respected little SUV that ticked all the right boxes, sold well but then probably missed its next generation revisions by a...
  • Controversy as VW hint at Golf GTi hybrid

    The next generation Golf GTi is likely to feature hybrid power for better performance, fuel economy but probably not cost. We can already run the headline ‘most powerful Golf GTi, yet.’ This quantum leap in powertrain is mostly permitted by the Group’s 48V system which made its debut in...
  • Exclusive Clubsport S becomes a price bidding war

    It’s here. The Volkswagen Golf Clubsport S is arguably the greatest front -wheel drive ever produced.  Fresh from its record-setting trip to the Nürburgring, it’s now the official yardstick for all hot hatches, past and present, clocking a shattering 7:49 around the Green Hell. That’s quicker than an M4...
  • First details on 2017 VW Golf revealed.

    Set to reach South African shores in the second quarter of 2017 is Volkswagen’s facelifted Golf which features subtle exterior tweaks, a more updated interior and more power. The front fascia includes a slightly reworked cooling vents and chrome highlighting to give it a wider look. Added to the...
  • Big blow to WRC as Volkswagen pulls plug

    As Volkswagen looks to minimize financial rupture from Dieselgate, the automaker giant is expected to announce its withdrawal from World Rally Championship. The announcement could be made after tomorrow’s board meeting at the company’s Wolfsburg headquarters. Having clinched four manufacturer titles and four driver’s championships in as many years,...