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VW reveals new GTI for SA premier racing in 2021

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - VW Motorsport has unveiled its latest Global Touring Cars (GTC) race car during a virtual event streamed live on social media.The cars will be assembled in Golf 8 GTI shells.Martina Biene, head of the VW brand, reminded the motoring media that the racing class had been filled with Jetta-based cars -… Continue reading VW reveals new GTI for SA premier racing in 2021

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Take a look: New self-driving VW Tiguan revealed in US

Most successful VW - design honed inside and out, Digital Cockpit standard across 2022 range Full auto drive - given suitable roads WOLFSBURG, Germany/ HERNDON, Virginia - VW's Tiguan SUV was the most successful model for both the brand and its parent group through 2019 with more than 910 000 produced. That figure, however, is… Continue reading Take a look: New self-driving VW Tiguan revealed in US

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VWSA revs up: Production, exports, resume at SA plant

UITENHAGE, South Africa - Production of VW products in South Africa has resumed in full after re-starting on May 4 2020 with the phased arrival if essential employees. That has been followed by a gradual ramp-up of its local production in Uitenhage, near the coastal city of Port Elizaeth.Since then the automaker has begun exports… Continue reading VWSA revs up: Production, exports, resume at SA plant

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Streamlined VW: Meet the ARVW, the most aero car in the world

WOLFSBURG, Germany - Aerodynamics play a key role in every modern vehicle - the better it is, the more efficient it becomes, through being quieter and more fuel-efficient. Over the years automakers have experimented with extreme vehicle shapes to demonstrate the innate relationship between atmospheric drag and power. Few have been more radical than the… Continue reading Streamlined VW: Meet the ARVW, the most aero car in the world

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Good news for VW owners: New-vehicle warranties extended

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - VW SA has extended the period of its warranty claims because of the virus emergency and consequent closing of its dealer operations countrywide.Mike Glendinning, VW SA's sales and marketing boss, told The Corner: “We want to ease the burden placed owners of VW products by the Covid shutdown.''''Many of our customers… Continue reading Good news for VW owners: New-vehicle warranties extended

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Motorsport profile: Off-road champion Henk Lategan

CHARMAINE FORTUNE JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team driver Henk Lategan might be the youngest driver in the SA Cross-Country Series to have won the 2019 Overall Production Vehicle and Class FIA championships in only his third year of National Cross Country racing but he has other successful strings to his bow. Lategan… Continue reading Motorsport profile: Off-road champion Henk Lategan

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e-Bulli concept: Half-century on, VW turns around a classic

HANNOVER, Germany - Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Europe has unveiled on of the most amazing conversions yet to a good old VW Microbus and branded it the e-Bulli concept. It's an all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions once on the road thanks to being equipped with drive system components from the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles.… Continue reading e-Bulli concept: Half-century on, VW turns around a classic

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VW reveals ID.4 as ‘first compact, long-range, electric SUV’

WOLFSBURG, Germany - VW's new ID.4, the brand's first pure-electric compact sport utility vehicle, is claiming to be not only ''climate-neutral'' but also capable, depending on load and terrain, of covering 500km between charges, depending on the package ordered. It also claims compact dimensions, spacious interior, sporty character, intuitive operation and full connectivity.The ID.4 will be… Continue reading VW reveals ID.4 as ‘first compact, long-range, electric SUV’

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Petrol, diesel, electric: Threesome tees-off for eighth round of Golf

WOLFSBURG, Germany - Volkswagen was to have unveiled the eighth-generation Golf GTI at the March 2020 Geneva auto show alongside its hybrid GTE and diesel GTD siblings - each of them equipped with more power, innovative driver's interface, and fresh design, inside and out. So, here's what we know so far... given that the Geneva… Continue reading Petrol, diesel, electric: Threesome tees-off for eighth round of Golf