Volkswagen Tiguan builds on appeal

Until recently one of the cars that sat on our driveway was the outgoing Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI, so I feel quite well placed to spot the differences between it and this new Tiguan.

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Volkswagen diesel: is your car affected?

Volkswagen has now published a website at which UK owners can check if their Volkswagen Group car will need to be modified in response to the recent scandal following the discovery of software that detected when cars were being emissions tested. Read More...
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The Volkswagen scandal fall-out

Many column inches have been devoted to analysing the issues surrounding the Volkswagen emissions scandal, but what are the real issues for owners of affected vehicles?

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Volkswagen Golf R - fastest Golf ever

The last time I drove the ‘R’ version of the Volkswagen it was the R32 and its performance came by courtesy of a big 3.2-litre V6 engine shoehorned under the Golf bonnet. In these more environmentally-focussed days, however, big engines are no longer such an acceptable route to performance for mainstream manufacturers.

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Passat Alltrack – a country estate

One sector of the car market that has remained relatively buoyant during the recession, is the SUV, or 4x4, market. In an era of lifestyle vehicles, many of them never tackle any obstacles more daunting than speed bumps, but the tough, outdoor image SUVs project is clearly popular.

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Volkswagen Beetle increases its appeal

When you think of the current fashion for ‘retro’ design in cars, it is all too easy to think that it all started with Mini in 2001. But, it was really Volkswagen that triggered the retro design vogue in 1998 with the launch of the new Beetle.

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Volkswagen up! hits the city car mark

The up! can actually trace its history back to the concept of the same name that was launched at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. Although the looks have been retained the mechanicals have changed considerably.

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New Volkswagen Golf unveiled

Volkswagen has unveiled the new Volkswagen Golf 36 years aver the first Golf was launched. Since then 29 million Golfs have been sold.

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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet widens fresh air options

If you are in the market for a compact convertible Volkswagen have got your options pretty well covered. If you like the idea of a folding metal roof convertible, you can go for the Volkswagen Eos. If, however, you prefer the idea of a conventional cloth-roof convertible, you can now choose the latest Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet.

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Volkswagen Jetta comes out of the shadow

In Europe, at least, the Volkswagen Jetta has never really enjoyed the success it deserves. It started off its life as very obviously a booted version of the ever-popular Volkswagen Golf and has subsequently lived in the shadow of its hatchback sibling.

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Volkswagen Eos still impresses five years on

When the Volkswagen Eos was launched in the UK in July 2006, it was one of the early mainstream adopters of the folding metal roof. Since then, the coupé cabriolet has become a stylish option for many manufacturers.

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Volkswagen's Up!

Volkswagen has released the first photos of its new Up! in production form, prior to the debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

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Golf downsizes engine for greater economy

The 1.2-litre Golf is part of Volkswagen’s strategy of downsizing to smaller engines in the continuing search for more better economy and lower emissions. I’ve driven Volkswagen’s 1.4 TSI engines before, but can a 1.2 TSI possibly work in this size of car?

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New, new Volkwagen Beetle unveiled

There were various debates at the time of the Volkswagen Beetle, then Mini, revival about the various merits of the two retro designs. Questions were asked how you could update a model like the Beetle that was just a modern lookalike of a classic car from the past. Since then, of course, we have had others, like the new Fiat 500.

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Scirocco R adds sporting appeal

I was very smitten with the new Volkswagen Scirocco when I tested it in October 2008. So, when the performance Scirocco R appeared on my list of cars to road test, I was, needless to say, enthusiastic to try the higher performance version.

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New Touareg impresses at a price

Ever since Volkswagen came, a little late, to the SUV market with the Touareg, I have had a soft spot for their big off-roader. Designed in parallel with the Porsche Cayenne, it is big, comfortable and very capable.

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All-new Sharan unveiled

Volkswagen has opened the order book for its all-new Sharan with prices starting from £22,980 (RRP OTR) for the entry-level S 1.4-litre TSI model.

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If this is the future of green motoring count me in

While I was expecting economy, I certainly wasn’t expecting high levels of refinement or agile performance from the Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion. I’ve previously driven the Polo Bluemotion and, while impressed by its economy, low emissions and driveabllity, it would be a stretch to suggest it was a real driver’s car.

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New Volkswagen Touran launched

Volkswagen has chosen the Leipzig Motor Show to unveil its refreshed Touran compact MPV.

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Touareg loses weight and becomes more green

Volkswagen’s second generation Touareg has been unveiled and the new car has been on a diet, loosing no less than 200 kg. To help improve its green credentials the new Touareg is up to 20% more fuel efficient than its prececessor and there is also a hybrid version.

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