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Interior design and technology – VW Golf

13 September 2019

Although the VW Golf Mk 7 has been around for quite a while (appearing on our shores in 2012 and updated in 2016), its timeless progressive design has earned the status of Europe’s best-selling hatchback. While it may no longer dominate the C-segment class as it once did, the Golf is renowned for being a comfortable, practical and economical choice. As we await the Mk8, we slipped inside the current model for a closer look at this family favourite. VW has delayed the launch of the next Golf to ensure its ID.3 basks in the media limelight at the IAA this week.


2019 Frankfurt IAA motor show world premieres list

11 September 2019

The media preview days of the 2019 Frankfurt IAA brought a few surprises. Volkswagen (a camouflaged and altered I.D. Crozz which will be called ID.4), Hyundai (i30 N Project C), FAW (Hongqi S9 & E115 prototypes) and BMW (i Hydrogen Next, and the Concept 4: yes, the one with THAT grille) were among the OEMs showing unheralded vehicles.


Interior design and technology – VW Arteon

30 July 2019

Volkswagen describes the Arteon as a ‘gran turismo with svelte fastback styling’. Launched in 2017, this coupe-cum-hatchback competes with the likes of the Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C Class. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this upmarket, roomy model to see how it measures up.


ANALYSIS - Volkswagen Polo GTI+

17 July 2019

Volkswagen keeps coming up with ways to make certain sports models more desirable and of course, more profitable. For those who wish their Polo GTI to stand out just that little bit extra, there is the option of choosing the GTI+, a high-end model grade which costs from GBP23,160.

Latest interviews


VW’s vision of car interiors – a mobile living space without a steering wheel

14 May 2018

In today’s car interior, space in front of the wheel remains a priority with the explosion of added content and features. In tomorrow’s self-driving car, space behind will be transformed into a comfortably designed control and entertainment centre. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with OEMs, we spoke to Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design Volkswagen Brand to learn more about I.D. VIZZION, consumers’ desire for individuality, new mobility concepts and the implications for automotive interiors.


Volkswagen head of compact cars on Tiguan Allspace, autonomous cars and individualisation

19 April 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed a Volkswagen Tiguan to take a closer look and got the inside story from Dr Jochen Böhle, head of product development for Volkswagen’s compact car line-up.


VW Car-Net – a personalised ecosystem of connected services

16 February 2017

Volkswagen’s Car-Net platform provides a variety of in-vehicle internet-based services, including remote vehicle access, roadside assistance, diagnostics and maintenance, and the ability to set speed and boundary alerts. To find out more, we caught up with Dr Marcus Heitmann, general manager for Volkswagen Car-Net.


Harman on why partnering is essential in the infotainment and connectivity sector – Q&A Part 1

16 December 2015

Harman recently partnered with Renesas to improve its in-vehicle network and infotainment solutions. Matthew Beecham caught-up with Harman’s Phil Eyler, Executive Vice President and President of Infotainment to find out how this alliance and others are supporting the brand in a highly competitive sector. In Part 2, we interview Harman’s EVP and President Lifestyle Audio Division Michael Mauser about the audio innovations it is bringing to the market to sustain growth.

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VW brand August sales down 3.8%

12 September 2019

Volkswagen brand global sales in August dipped 3.8% year on year to 493,800 vehicles.


FRANKFURT - VW ID.3 will be priced at under EUR30,000

10 September 2019

Volkswagen has presented its ID.3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and revealed that purchase prices for the series production model will start at under EUR30,000.


FRANKFURT - Will tighter CO2 rules send some automakers bankrupt?

10 September 2019

Tightened European carbon dioxide emission rules could send some automakers into bankruptcy, a top PSA executive said.


VW starting ID.3 EV output at Zwickau in November

6 September 2019

Volkswagen said series production of its first dedicated EV - the ID.3 - will start at the Zwickau vehicle plant in November following its Frankfurt show debut next week.


VW introduces 'twin dosing' SCR for Euro 6d diesels

5 September 2019

Volkswagen has developed a new SCR system for diesel engines which uses 'twin dosing'.


just-auto Plus only VWoA sales up 9.8% in August 2019

5 September 2019

Volkswagen of America 's August sales rose 9.8%, 35,412 total units reported in August. Year-to-date sales of 251,208,up 6.6% over 2018.VW'sbest August since 2013 SUV sales total 19,192 in August, making up 54% sales VW sold 131,041 SUVs through...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores seven new cars five star rating

5 September 2019

Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of seven car models: Mercedes-Benz’s first electric off-road, the EQC, and their second generation CLA; Skoda’s high-riding Kamiq; the fourth generation SsangYong Korando; BMW’s latest Z4 and the new Audi...


Brazil developed VW to be sold worldwide

3 September 2019

Volkswagen's Brazilian unit is developing its first vehicle for the international market.


just-auto Plus only VW acquires minority stake in SeeReal Technologies

3 September 2019

Volkswagen has acquired a minority stake in the leading technology company SeeReal Technologies. This participation will secure access for the Group to future-oriented augmented reality in the field of display technologies for the automobile. The research...


just-auto Plus only VWoA reaches agreement with private plaintiffs

2 September 2019

Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) announced that it has reached an agreement with private plaintiffs to resolve outstanding claims concerning the fuel economy ratings of certain Volkswagen Group Model Year 2013-2017 gasoline vehicles sold or leased in the...


just-auto Plus only VW Passat to feature MIB3 from Preh Car Connect

29 August 2019

A milestone in the success of Preh Car Connect (PCC): The automotive supplier from Dresden has led the way with the third generation of the Modular Infotainment Kit (MIB3). The MIB3 will be installed as the centrepiece of networked mobility in the new VW...


Volkswagen to show new logo at IAA

23 August 2019

Volkswagen says it will present a new brand design and new logo at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It also say the presentation of the brand is to become 'significantly younger, more digital and generally more modern'. Any significant visual change to the iconic VW logo that has essentially remained unchanged for many decades is sure to attract considerable interest and possibly controversy.


VW expands EV charging stations at German sites

23 August 2019

The Volkswagen brand is installing some 4,000 charging points at its German sites by 2025 and the first are already up and running, it says.


Pennsylvania awards US$8.5m in clean transport grants

21 August 2019

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf has announced 34 cleaner energy transportation projects will receive US$8.5m in grants and rebates following the Volkswagen settlement.


just-auto Plus only VWoA names new senior vice president, brand marketing

15 August 2019

Volkswagen of America named Saad Chehab senior vice president, VW brand marketing. He starts in his new role on 19 August. Saad will be responsible for setting and driving marketing for VW, including building on the momentum generated by Drive Bigger,...


VW sales slip in 2019 to date

14 August 2019

The Volkswagen brand delivered 489,000 vehicles in July 2019, 3.3% fewer year on year.


just-auto Plus only VWoA upgrades model year 2020 line up

7 August 2019

Volkswagen of America announced its changes for the 2020 model year. Across the line-up, most models are equipped with the next-generation Car-Net telematics system and standard in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan. The Jetta, Jetta GLI,...


just-auto Plus only VWoA sales up 2.2% in July 2019

2 August 2019

Volkswagen of America's sold 31,188 units in July an increased sales of 2.2% over July 2018. Year-to-date sales marked at 215,796, up 6.1% and SUV sales of 1116,662 units making up 53%.of sales; Best July ever for GolfR. VW sold 16,662 SUVs in July, 14%...


Munich prosecutors charge former Audi CEO over emissions

31 July 2019

Prosecutors have filed charges against former Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler, who is being investigated for his role in Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal, the public prosecutor's office in Munich told Reuters on Wednesday.


Porsche imports Austrian to manage its Romania business

29 July 2019

Porsche Holding named Austrian Elmar Geisler as the general manager of Porsche Romania.


VWoA to stop Golf wagon production

18 July 2019

Tell us something we didn't already know: The United States has fallen out of love with station wagons (aka estate cars).


just-auto Plus only JAC,VW, FAW and Star Charge to build charging infrastructure in China

17 July 2019

JAC Motors, Volkswagen, China FAW Group, and Star Charge have jointly established Kaimais New Energy Technology (CAMS) to help China's charging infrastructure industry enter the 'Intelligence Era'. CAMS is committed to providing customers with...


SEAT Components making new gearbox for VW Group brands

15 July 2019

SEAT Components, working with other company assembly plants in Martorell and Barcelona, has started production of the Volkswagen Group's new MQ281 gearbox.


Volkswagen redesigns group six-speed manual transmission

15 July 2019

Volkswagen claims its new six-speed manual, the MQ281, saves up to 5g of CO2 per kilometre, compared with previous transmissions, depending on the engine-gearbox combination.


China shines bright for Volkswagen Group sales in June

12 July 2019

Volkswagen Group June 2019 sales rose 1.6% year on year to 974,400 vehicles, driven by China where volume rose 15%


VW details group EV parts production ahead of ID.3 launch

11 July 2019

In an unusual move, given that the model is not yet on sale, Volkswagen Group Components (VGC) has detailed some of the "numerous components and parts" it is making for the production ID.3 electric car. Key takeaway: as much as possible is being made in-house for this key new designed-as-electric model built on the MEB platform destined to underpin numerous future VW Group models.


just-auto Plus only VW brand worldwide sales up 1.6% in June 2019

11 July 2019

The Volkswagen brand completed June with higher deliveries. Throughout the world, 542,300 vehicles were handed over to customers, 1.6% more than the same month last year. in predominantly shrinking overall markets, Volkswagen succeeded in maintaining stable...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen produces the last Beetle

11 July 2019

After its multi-generational run as a brand mainstay and global automotive phenomenon, the Volkswagen Beetle is ending production. The final car produced by Volkswagen de Mexico’s Puebla plant—a Denim Blue coupe—will live on display at...


Volkswagen sets up 'We Campus' in Berlin

9 July 2019

Volkswagen says it will work with partners to develop digital added value and mobility services at the 'We Campus' just opened in Berlin.


VW's 'dieselgate' surfaces again in US court

9 July 2019

US officials have been forced to defend the pace of investigation into Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' after being put on the spot by a judge.

Volkswagen news

Interior design and technology – VW Golf

13 September 2019

Although the VW Golf Mk 7 has been around for quite a while (appearing on our shores in 2012 and...


VW brand August sales down 3.8%

12 September 2019

Volkswagen brand global sales in August dipped 3.8% year on year to 493,800 vehicles. "In a ge...


2019 Frankfurt IAA motor show world premieres list

11 September 2019

The media preview days of the 2019 Frankfurt IAA brought a few surprises. Volkswagen (a camouflag...


FRANKFURT - VW ID.3 will be priced at under EUR30,000

10 September 2019

Volkswagen has presented its ID.3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and revealed that purchase prices f...


FRANKFURT - Will tighter CO2 rules send some automakers bankrupt?

10 September 2019

Tightened European carbon dioxide emission rules could send some automakers into bankruptcy, a to...


VW starting ID.3 EV output at Zwickau in November

6 September 2019

Volkswagen said series production of its first dedicated EV - the ID.3 - will start at the Zwicka...



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