Volkswagen makes loss due to emissions rigging scandal

Volkswagen Emissions

German car maker Volkswagen has announced its third quarter figures and, as widely anticipated, it has reported a loss – its first operating loss for at least fifteen years. Following the revelations concerning the rigging of emissions in VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda vehicles with the EA 189 diesel engine built between 2009 and 2015, […]

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Volkswagen Loses Top Ranking

Volkswagen Golf

Toyota is once again the world leaders for car sales after knocking Volkswagen off the top spot. This is not entirely a result of the emissions rigging scandal as the figures only include a little less than two weeks of sales following the admission from VW that some of its diesel cars had been fitted […]

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Volkswagen names Matthias Mueller as new Chief Executive

Martin Winterkorn

Amid increasingly astonishing revelations concerning rigged diesel emission tests Volkswagen have named Matthias Mueller, head of the Porsche sports car division, as their new Chief Executive, replacing Martin Winterkorn who resigned on Wednesday. As he announced his resignation Martin Winterkorn said “I am doing this in the interests of the company even though I am […]

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The New VW Phaeton Is Ready

VW Phaeton

The new VW Phaeton is ready for production, but is deemed too pricey to build. It has been reported that Volkswagen are delaying the launch of the latest Phaeton Luxury saloon, despite development being completed, as they need to reduce the cost of production and materials. Originally designed by Ferdinand Piech to compete with the […]

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The Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen’s e-Golf is so much more than just another all electric car; it looks the same as its internal combustion engine counterpart and has an equal amount of passenger space too, but it is much cheaper to run. VW boast that the e-Golf is their first production model to feature full LED headlights, this makes […]

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Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has exceeded the expectations

vw wrap

The largest car maker in Europe, Volkswagen Group, has exceeded the expectations of many analysts and reported a rise in net profits of 18%. Volkswagen Group has now edged out General Motors to take over the slot of second largest car maker in the world and they are focussing their efforts on toppling Toyota, currently […]

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Volkswagen’s revolutionary MQB chassis system

Volkswagon MQB

Volkswagen’s revolutionary MQB chassis system can now be considered well and truly tried and tested and it seems that, so far, the results are as good as expected. Ulrich Hackenberg, the auto engineer who came up with the idea and who is now research director at VW, has reported that the savings he predicted are […]

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2013 World Car of the Year

golf mk7 Bluemotion

The Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Mk7 has been awarded the title of World Car of the Year 2013. One of the most fuel efficient family hatchbacks available, it the fourth VW to win this prestigious title in five years – this is also the 17th award given to the BlueMotion since it was launched in November […]

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VW developing 10 speed DSG gearbox

10 speed DSG

Many people consider seven gears to be too many, so what about 10 gears?! Professor Dr Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, announced at the 34th International Vienna Motor Symposium that his company is in the process of developing a super efficient 10 speed DSG dual clutch gearbox, along with […]

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Volkswagen XL1

xl1

Volkswagen has unveiled the limited edition production version of its diesel/electric hybrid coupe, the XL1. Delivering a staggering 314mpg – that’s official – the XL1 also gives a limited top speed of 100mph, 0 – 62 in 12.7 seconds and CO2 emissions of only 21g/km. Reports suggest that initially only 250 of this limited edition […]

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