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  • 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. ...
  • Golf 7 gets refreshed

    Available in Trendline and Comfortline spec, the refreshed Golf 7.5 range comes with three different engines, the 81kW 1.0TSI, the 92kW 1.4TSI and the 169kW GTI 2.0TSI. Aesthetically, Golf 7.5 gets a new front end with chrome detailing, but it seems the differences will mostly be noticed only by...
  • Citi Vivo is SA’s new budget car

    VW has always had a knack for creating Icons from just one brand. Chico, Rox, Velo-Citi, the list goes on and on. With Polo Vivo commonly being referred to as the new Citi Golf it makes sense for VW to brighten up the line-up and add this new colourful...
  • 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...
  • VW could pull diesel engines from US market

    Volkswagen is still feeling the effect of the emissions scandal with news that the German manufacturer could conclude sales of all diesel models in America. According to a source in the Wall Street Journal reported that Hinrich Woebcken, head of Volkswagen’s American outfit, hinted that the automotive giant is...
  • GTC heads to Aldo Scribante with a point to prove

    All eyes will be on multiple SA Production Car champion Michael Stephen, his Engen Audi and the Sasol Global Touring Cars when that fledgling championship rolls into Port Elizabeth for its second round at the Aldo Scribante racetrack on Saturday. GTC raised as many smiles from fans as it did...
  • Drive Review: Volkswagen Caravelle T6 4Motion

    The sixth generation of VW’s family favourite – the Kombi, the ‘Bus’, Microbus, ‘Gus’ – is now available locally, 65 years after the first ‘Bulli’ rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg. Besides a broad range of engines, derivatives and transmissions, higher equipment levels, short and long-wheelbase derivatives the...
  • Video: VW Trailer Assist in role reversal

    Bravo Volkswagen on this ad for the company’s new trailer assist function. Hidden within the walls of the trailer sits the driver and the VW Passat estate essentially becomes the unmanned, free-wheelin follower. Throw in a dozen hidden cameras to catch the confused looks and you have a winning...