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Volkswagen Polo review: The small car without holes
4.5 stars Volkswagen Polo review: The small car without holes By Joe Simpson

The Volkswagen Polo is a small hatch champ. VW's 7th generation is now almost Golf-sized and comes with good tech. Fiesta, Ibiza are stiff competition Read more

Volkswagen Arteon review: A four-door coupe with added spice
4.0 stars Volkswagen Arteon review: A four-door coupe with added spice By Joe Simpson

The Arteon is Volkswagen's replacement for the Passat CC and a much better car, with a genuine style of its own, high equipment levels and strong tech Read more

Volkswagen e-Golf review: The easiest way to go electric
4.5 stars Volkswagen e-Golf review: The easiest way to go electric By Joe Simpson

The 2018 VW EV plug-in e-Golf provides a bigger battery with more range. Is the electric Golf the perfect, emission-free Volkswagen? Read more

VW will install fast chargers for EVs at 100 US Walmart stores by 2019
VW will install fast chargers for EVs at 100 US Walmart stores by 2019 By Elyse Betters

Next year, when you need to charge your EV, go to Walmart.The big-box retailer probably wouldn't be your first choice, but VW's subsidiary, Electrify America, Read more

Volkswagen Passat GTE review: The best plug-in hybrid estate to buy?
4.0 stars Volkswagen Passat GTE review: The best plug-in hybrid estate to buy? By Joe Simpson

It's expensive, but the Passat GTE offers an easy and extremely practical way of going down the plug-in, partly electric car route. Its range makes it Read more

Volkswagen Golf review: Staying on top of the game
4.5 stars Volkswagen Golf review: Staying on top of the game By Joe Simpson

Technology and engine updates keep the Golf at the top of the small hatchback car class – but only just. It's still great, feels classy and is very Read more

Volkswagen T-Roc review: Solid as a rock?
4.0 stars Volkswagen T-Roc review: Solid as a rock? By Alistair Charlton

As a "My First SUV", the T-Roc represents a sensible option for those wanting to graduate from their hatchback and into something more practical, but Read more

VW revives the iconic camper van design with I.D. Buzz, goes on sale in 2022
VW revives the iconic camper van design with I.D. Buzz, goes on sale in 2022 By Max Langridge

Volkswagen has confirmed it will put its I.D. Buzz bus concept electric vehicle into full commercial production. The eight-seater vehicle will go on sale Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTI first drive: The hot hatch that transcends boundaries
Volkswagen Golf GTI first drive: The hot hatch that transcends boundaries By Joe Simpson

Some cars are considered as class benchmarks. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one such car. And with the German firm having just refreshed its best-selling Read more

Volkswagen Golf R-Line first drive: Leader of the pack
Volkswagen Golf R-Line first drive: Leader of the pack By Joe Simpson

Given its status as the best-selling car in Europe and its leadership of the compact hatchback class, when Volkswagen updates the Golf, you take note. Read more

Meet Sedric: Volkswagen's self-driving lounge car of tomorrow
Meet Sedric: Volkswagen's self-driving lounge car of tomorrow By Elyse Betters

Volkswagen has introduced a new car concept that models its vision for autonomous driving.Called Sedric (as in "self-driving car"), the vehicle is fully Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 review: The retro-inspired hot hatch
4.5 stars Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 review: The retro-inspired hot hatch By Leon Poultney

Those wanting truly blistering performance and seemingly unending levels of grip should stick with the Golf R, but if you have a taste for old school Read more

Volkswagen Tiguan review: All grown-up
4.0 stars Volkswagen Tiguan review: All grown-up By Joe Simpson

Volkswagen updates the Tiguan and it's better than ever — to look at, sit in and drive. Neatly feels a cut-above the mainstream crossover models Read more

Volkswagen ID Concept preview: Electric atonement?
Volkswagen ID Concept preview: Electric atonement? By Joe Simpson

"What does the ID stand for?" "Isn't Diesel'?!" shouted one lark across the Volkswagen stand at the Paris Motor Show.Follow the auto industry and you'll Read more

Volkswagen Golf R Estate review: The ultimate fast, all-weather estate
4.5 stars Volkswagen Golf R Estate review: The ultimate fast, all-weather estate By Joe Simpson

Take one Golf, lengthen the roof and the rear bumper, create a huge boot and then drop in a 300bhp engine and four-wheel drive. It’s the ultimate Read more

Volkswagen Touran review: Peak practicality
4.0 stars Volkswagen Touran review: Peak practicality By Joe Simpson

A car that doesn’t wow you but impresses with its thoroughness of execution. Brilliantly thought out and spacious interior makes up for the boxy Read more

Volkswagen Golf 1.0-litre TSi first drive: Fore!
Volkswagen Golf 1.0-litre TSi first drive: Fore! By Joe Simpson

We already know that the Volkswagen Golf is an excellent family hatchback. In fact, we'd still rate it as best in class — and three years on, still deserving Read more

Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready
Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready By Britta O'Boyle

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the world's most iconic cars. It might be available in various models these days, but there is no mistaking that bug shape, Read more

Volkswagen Amarok (2016) first drive: A tough toiler in smart trousers
Volkswagen Amarok (2016) first drive: A tough toiler in smart trousers By Leon Poultney

Amarok is the Inuit word for wolf. We don't speak Inuit, but you can see what Volkswagen is trying to achieve with its surprisingly luxurious pickup.The Read more

Volkswagen T-Prime GTE Concept preview: Prime cut SUV
Volkswagen T-Prime GTE Concept preview: Prime cut SUV By Joe Simpson

Whoever is naming new VW concepts is going down an ever weirder rabbit hole. In the past couple of years we've had the T-Roc and the T-Cross Breeze — Read more

Volkswagen e-Golf Touch preview: Hello Volkswagen
Volkswagen e-Golf Touch preview: Hello Volkswagen By Joe Simpson

The VW e-Golf Touch isn't exactly a new car as much as a new interface. There was a brief leak of this system back in early December, so it wasn't a surprise Read more

Volkswagen Budd-e: Clean, green, apology machine
Volkswagen Budd-e: Clean, green, apology machine By Joe Simpson

On the eve of CES 2016, Volkswagen unveiled the Budd-e concept. The latest modern take on its Microbus, Budd-e follows Bulli (2011) and Concept Microbus Read more

Volkswagen Polo GTI first drive: Fun meets maturity
Volkswagen Polo GTI first drive: Fun meets maturity By Joe Simpson

A hot hatchback exists to provide excitement, performance and effervescence to the driving experience that regular, lesser power models lack. But Volkswagen's Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTE first drive: Hotting up the hybrid
Volkswagen Golf GTE first drive: Hotting up the hybrid By Joe Simpson

You've heard of the Golf GTi. Now say hello to the Golf GTE. That's E for electric, in case you were curious.To readers of a certain age, GTE in the context Read more

Volkswagen e-Up! review: Up against it
3.5 stars Volkswagen e-Up! review: Up against it By Joe Simpson

Simple, charming, zippy and with all of the benefits of the regular Up, the electric powered e-Up does make for some good Yorkshire-greeting derived Read more

Volkswagen Passat (2015) first drive: Shedding its dull image
Volkswagen Passat (2015) first drive: Shedding its dull image By Joe Simpson

Ask any automotive enthusiast to name a dull car, and there's a fair chance they might name the Passat. But Volkswagen has sold 22 million of the things Read more

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept: The Tiguan from the future (hands-on)
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept: The Tiguan from the future (hands-on) By Joe Simpson

This is VW's latest crossover concept, the Cross Coupe GTE. Shown at the Detroit Auto Show as a proof of concept vision, it hints at the next generation Read more

VW Golf R Touch hands-on: Forget knobs, VW sees gestures and touchscreen as the future
VW Golf R Touch hands-on: Forget knobs, VW sees gestures and touchscreen as the future By Stuart Miles

There are no knobs or dials. Yes that's right, the latest Golf concept from Volkswagen has done away with physical things to touch and turn and instead Read more

Hydrogen fuel cell powered VW Golf SportWagen HyMotion unveiled with 310-mile range
Hydrogen fuel cell powered VW Golf SportWagen HyMotion unveiled with 310-mile range By Luke Edwards

Volkswagen has unveiled an innovative new car, the Golf SportWagen HyMotion that uses hydrogen fuel cells, making it eco-friendly but super high tech.Hydrogen Read more

Volkswagen Polo (2014) first drive: The sensible small car gets an internal tech boost
Volkswagen Polo (2014) first drive: The sensible small car gets an internal tech boost By Joe Simpson

Spare a thought for the Volkswagen Polo. While big brother Golf gets all the headlines and gold stars in the VW family pecking order, Polo sits there quietly, Read more

Volkswagen Golf R first drive: The best fast Golf ever
Volkswagen Golf R first drive: The best fast Golf ever By Joe Simpson

Just how much would you be happy to spend on a Golf? It's an interesting question posed by this, the new hottest (ever) Golf ­- the R - which starts at Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTD review
4.5 stars Volkswagen Golf GTD review By Joe Simpson

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 Read more

Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept
Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept By Mike Lowe

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 Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green
Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green By Mike Lowe

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 Read more

Volkswagen announces plug-in hybrid Golf GTE, capable of 188mpg
Volkswagen announces plug-in hybrid Golf GTE, capable of 188mpg By Luke Edwards

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 Read more

Hands-On: Volkswagen XL1 review
Hands-On: Volkswagen XL1 review By Joe Simpson

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 Read more

Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review
Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review By Joe Simpson

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. Read more

VW unveils electric e-Golf and e-up! cars with 190 km range and £2.76 / 100 km running cost
VW unveils electric e-Golf and e-up! cars with 190 km range and £2.76 / 100 km running cost By Luke Edwards

Electric cars are well and truly here to stay now that mega manufacturer VW has unveiled its first full electric machines, the e-Golf and e-up! zero-emission Read more

New VW iBeetle unveiled, ultimate iPhone-compatible car
New VW iBeetle unveiled, ultimate iPhone-compatible car By Hunter Skipworth

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 Read more

Volkswagen Golf GT 1.4 TSi
5.0 stars Volkswagen Golf GT 1.4 TSi By Joe Simpson

Looks like the old one, but is in fact a completely new car. Comes loaded with tech and is now even quite good value. It bests just about every other Read more

Volkswagen XL1 pictures and hands-on
Volkswagen XL1 pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

And now for something completely different. Having brought you the skinny on the supercar wars going on between Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren - with Read more

VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system
4.0 stars VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system By Ian Morris

You'll want to hate it, and people will want to hate you for driving one, but the simple truth is, VW has got it bang-on with this car. It's perfectly Read more

Volkswagen Golf VII pictures and hands-on
Volkswagen Golf VII pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

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 Read more

Volkswagen CC GT TDi 170 DSG pictures and hands-on
Volkswagen CC GT TDi 170 DSG pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

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 Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTi cabriolet first drive pictures and hands-on
Volkswagen Golf GTi cabriolet first drive pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

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 Read more

VW Scirocco 2.0 TSi GT
4.5 stars VW Scirocco 2.0 TSi GT By Joe Simpson

We’ve long held up the Scirocco as the leading choice in this sector. It’s got a lot of new competition - and we’d recommend you test drive them Read more

Volkswagen Beetle Design 1.2TSi DSG
3.0 stars Volkswagen Beetle Design 1.2TSi DSG By Joe Simpson

If you’ve always wanted a Beetle this new one will probably please. It now drives well and men might not be so embarrassed to be seen in it, but for Read more

VW up! pictures and hands-on
VW up! pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

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 Read more

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet TSI DSG
4.5 stars Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet TSI DSG By Joe Simpson

After a nine-year absence, the Golf convertible is back and recaptures the spirit of the much-loved original. It does everything a regular Golf does Read more

VW Nils Concept pictures and hands-on
VW Nils Concept pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

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 Read more