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VW Amarok claims top step in local bakkie power

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volkswagen’s most powerful production bakkie yet, the 190kW Amarok double-cab, is now in local showrooms and celebrating 10 years of local Amarok distribution . The Amarok range, launched in South Africa in 2010, has sold more than 37 000 units (single- and double-cab) and now has a choice of 2.0 BiTDI… Continue reading VW Amarok claims top step in local bakkie power

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VWSA counts the years – and 4-million vehicles

UITENHAGE, South Africa – Volkswagen Group SA is celebrating (Nov 2020) achieving a production total of four million vehicles since the plant opened way back in 1948 when the premises still belonged to South African Motor Assemblers and Distributors (SAMAD). The first VW assembled – August 1951 – was a Beetle. Since then VWSA has… Continue reading VWSA counts the years – and 4-million vehicles

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Ready for Frankfurt: The next VW Golf R32

WOLFSBURG, Germany – The first Golf R32 was an automotive sensation, The Corner has been reminded by VW Germany. The 2021 version, The Corner has also been told, is on the way… Back then the cars packed a (by today’s standards) modest 184kW, all-wheel drive, and a 0-100km/h time of 6.6sec. VW further reminds: ”It… Continue reading Ready for Frankfurt: The next VW Golf R32

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VW goes tribal with face-lifted Polo badged Mswenko

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – With 261 285 sold since its market introduction in March 2010 the Volkswagen Polo Vivo hatch has, for the past decade, been the best-selling car in South Africa. Now its been given an indigenous touch.. The Vivo, as the only SA-assembled model in the competitive A0 segment, has been a dominant… Continue reading VW goes tribal with face-lifted Polo badged Mswenko

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VW’s Amarok – ‘the Wolf’ – now bites with a new V6

• VW launching its most powerful Amarok yet • 190kW three-litre V6 turbodiesel superbakkie • Big luxury truck ‘a best-selling derivative’ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – When the last quarter of 2020 arrives (and the Christmas sleigh is nigh!) Volkswagen’s automobile showrooms will have a big new brute on its showroom floor – its most powerful… Continue reading VW’s Amarok – ‘the Wolf’ – now bites with a new V6

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VW SA announces 2020 T-Roc models’ pricing

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volkswagen has announced prices for its T-Roc SUV range launched back in June 2020. The VW sport utility vehicles in the southern African market now consist of the T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace, and Touareg. The T-Roc which slots above the T-Cross but below the Tiguan is said to have sophisticated… Continue reading VW SA announces 2020 T-Roc models’ pricing

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Used-car prices twitch upward – VW leads

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – ”Cautiously optimistic.” That’s how George Mienie, CEO of AutoTrader, feels about the state of used-vehicle sales in South Africa in not only the middle of the South African winter but also of the Covid situation. “Prices have begun to increase – slightly – with cars selling faster than experienced earlier in… Continue reading Used-car prices twitch upward – VW leads

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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… 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