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  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April

    By 12 April 2014

    Phone season is upon us. As is the Samsung Galaxy S5 which you can go and buy in the shops right now. But is it worth it, and can it better the HTC One (M8) which also landed around the globe this very week? We've got the full review on the site for your...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTD review
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    Volkswagen Golf GTD review

    By 10 April 2014

    If logic is followed and the status quo is upheld, then the Volkswagen Golf GTD is a shoo-in for a five star review. When we saw the regular Golf Mk7 last year, we called it "all the car you'll ever need - no more and no less". So you'd expect a diesel...

  • Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept
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    Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept

    By 7 March 2014

    Now here's a concept: an open-top SUV. And at the Geneva Motor Show that's exactly what Volkswagen had to show in the shape of the VW T-Roc. It's a crossover car concept that almost out-Jeeps Jeep. Despite what "convertible SUV" might conjure in the mind...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green
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    Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green

    By 7 March 2014

    We first wrote about the VW Golf GTE in late February when the hybrid car was announced. But after seeing it at the Geneva Motor Show it's impressed our retinas enough to feel the need to feature it once again. It's not the first electric car we've seen...

  • Volkswagen announces plug-in hybrid Golf GTE, capable of 188mpg
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    Volkswagen announces plug-in hybrid Golf GTE, capable of 188mpg

    By 21 February 2014

    Volkswagen has revealed a sneak peek at the next generation of its Golf GTI line-up, and it's a plug-in hybrid called Golf GTE. Plug-in hybrids use a normal engine plus an electric one which can be charged from an external power source. That means short...

  • Hands-On: Volkswagen XL1 review
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    Hands-On: Volkswagen XL1 review

    By 30 October 2013

    As a kid, if someone had asked you what cars were going to look like when you grew up, we’re betting you wouldn’t have imagined them looking like the Volkswagen XL1. If you were a child of the 60s - the era of Concorde and the space race - perhaps...

  • Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review
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    Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review

    By 13 October 2013

    The VW Golf GTi has been an ever present in the automotive world since 1975. Six generations of the car have sold over 200,000 units for VW in the UK alone. A smash hit? Yes, but rather like Top of the Pops, the game's moved on since the GTi first arrived...

  • New VW iBeetle unveiled, ultimate iPhone-compatible car
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    New VW iBeetle unveiled, ultimate iPhone-compatible car

    By 22 April 2013

    Volkswagen has unveiled the iBeetle at the Shanghai motor show. The car, which features a built-in dock for the iPhone 5, will go on sale in 2014. It marks the first true collaboration between Apple and an automotive manufacturer, with the entirety of...

  • Volkswagen Golf GT 1.4 TSi review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Volkswagen Golf GT 1.4 TSi review

    By 5 April 2013

    There is no car quite like the VW Golf. The default European choice of motoring appliance, it is possibly no more and no less a car than you’ll ever need. But some people have a different view. Seeing this new Golf for the first time at the Paris motor...

  • Volkswagen XL1 pictures and hands-on
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    Volkswagen XL1 pictures and hands-on

    By 8 March 2013

    And now for something completely different. Having brought you the skinny on the supercar wars going on between Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren - with a not exactly attainable Rolls Royce thrown in for good measure - we’ve saved the best thing from...

  • Super Bowl 2013 ads: BlackBerry, Samsung, Go Pro, Audi, Taco Bell, and more
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    Super Bowl 2013 ads: BlackBerry, Samsung, Go Pro, Audi, Taco Bell, and more

    By 4 February 2013

    Everyone knows the best bit about the Super Bowl is the adverts. Big commercial players often use the Super Bowl - or the Big Game, as it is also known - as a launch platform for their new products. Big budget adverts are usually commonplace and often...

  • VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system  review
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    VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system review

    By 12 December 2012

    The Americans have always been obsessed with big cars. They have big roads, and the inexplicable need to own cars with big, 5-litre V8 engines. While we can see the charm of a big lump of power under the bonnet - sorry, hood - with fuel now rivalling...

  • Volkswagen Golf VII pictures and hands-on
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    Volkswagen Golf VII pictures and hands-on

    By 26 September 2012

    Let’s cut to the chase. This is the iPhone 5 of the car world if there ever was one. Longer, "lower", wider and - crucially - lighter, one can’t help but compare the new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf to a certain phone recently unveiled by the...

  • Volkswagen CC GT TDi 170 DSG pictures and hands-on
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    Volkswagen CC GT TDi 170 DSG pictures and hands-on

    By 11 September 2012

    Your company car policy says you need four seats and four doors. Which is a pesky pain, because you’ve just got a promotion and you’ve always fancied a nice-looking coupe, something like an Audi A5 or BMW 3-Series. Unfortunately, they’re off limits...

  • Which car works best with your iPhone?
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    Which car works best with your iPhone?

    By 6 September 2012

    Nearly every new car on the market now has some method of connecting with the iPhone. Some come as standard, others are expensive systems that add all sorts of clevel bells and whistles. No drive is complete without a decent selection of music and most...

  • Golf GTi cabriolet first drive pictures and hands-on
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    Golf GTi cabriolet first drive pictures and hands-on

    By 6 September 2012

    It’s a bit of a perennial favourite, the Golf GTi. Right now, pretty much every one of its competitors offers more power and the promise of greater road thrills, but few can match the all-round talents and general classlessness of the GTi. It’s still...

  • VW Scirocco 2.0 TSi GT review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    VW Scirocco 2.0 TSi GT review

    By 3 August 2012

    It’s been around for quite a while now, the VW Scirocco. After a 16-year hiatus, the Scirocco came storming back into the VW Range in 2008. We’re not in the habit of reviewing cars that have been on the market for four years, but – as our recent...

  • VW up! pictures and hands-on
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    VW up! pictures and hands-on

    By 16 March 2012

    The VW group is on a mission to become the biggest car company in the world. And key to world domination (insert evil laugh noise here) is having a competitive small car in your line up. Remember the Lupo the company made in the Nineties? Well, chop the...

  • Super Bowl 2012 tech ads: Seinfeld, Star Wars Bark Side, Go Daddy girls, Chevrolet apps and more
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    Super Bowl 2012 tech ads: Seinfeld, Star Wars Bark Side, Go Daddy girls, Chevrolet apps and more

    By 6 February 2012

    The Super Bowl has become a tester platform for all the big-budget adverts set to hit the US. Dominated by technology and consumer electronics advertising, it draws audience numbers quite unlike any other television show in the US, bar the Moon landings....

  • Volkswagen turns to The Bark Side for new Star Wars Super Bowl XLVI spot (video)
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    Volkswagen turns to The Bark Side for new Star Wars Super Bowl XLVI spot (video)

    By 19 January 2012

    Last year's Super Bowl was memorable for one thing more than any other: not that it was played with the roof closed, which gave it an eerie atmosphere (in our opinion); nor that it marked a great victory for the Green Bay Packers, in their first Super...

  • Volkswagen turns off BlackBerry email after work so staff get peace away from office
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    Volkswagen turns off BlackBerry email after work so staff get peace away from office

    By 23 December 2011

    Will you be checking your emails over Christmas? Volkswagen, the German car maker has come up with a novel idea to ensure some of its German employees get a much needed break, by not delivering their email to their BlackBerry smartphones when they aren't...

  • Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet TSI DSG review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet TSI DSG review

    By 7 November 2011

    November might seem an odd month to review a convertible. But having served up one of the dullest summers ever, the good old British weather decided it was time for one of the warmest Octobers on record. As we write, this shows little sign of changing....

  • VW Nils Concept pictures and hands-on
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    VW Nils Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 20 September 2011

    The 2011 Frankfurt motor show's theme was clear to see: urban mobility. And while Audi and Opel brought very cool and interesting sub-car concepts, the one that deserves your greatest attention is the VW Nils. Why? Because this isn't concept car hocus-pocus....

  • A Volkswagen that can drive itself
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    A Volkswagen that can drive itself

    By 23 June 2011

    Volkswagen has come up with a clever 'temporary auto pilot' system to help drivers through those lengthy motorway slogs.  TAP uses lane detection, speed monitoring and scans the road ahead for other vehicles, so you can sit back and let the car drive...

  • VW Camper camping, but not as you know it
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    VW Camper camping, but not as you know it

    By 13 May 2011

    Festival season is fast approaching (or has already approached if you're a fan of new music) and unless you've managed to nab yourself some campervan tickets already, chances are you're gonna be slumming it in a field, in your tent, with a load of middle...