volkswagen

  • VW T-Cross becomes a reality in 2018

    Volkswagen is close to beginning their SUV onslaught in 2020 after revealing their plans for the new T-Cross, a ‘baby’ SUV set to rival the Nissan Juke. The new SUV is expected to arrive towards the end of the second quarter of 2018 after its debut at the Paris...
  • VW expands its African operation

    Volkswagen has announced their expansion deeper into Sub-Saharan Africa with major plans for Rwanda. The first phase of the expansion includes a new production facility, a retail outlet, a training centre and a custom developed App for the mobility services, all expected to cost Volkswagen over R240-million. Thomas Schaefer,...
  • 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...