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Tiguan to get longer tail to carry more humans

Volkswagen expands to a new longer version 'First look' to be at 2017 Detroit auto show 11cm added to wheelbase, 7 passengers WOLFBURG, Germany - Volkswagen will launch another version of its Tiguan (if we remember correctly, it's a mix of tiger and leguan) midsize SUV in 2017, one with a longer tail and capable… Continue reading Tiguan to get longer tail to carry more humans

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New VW Amarok on way to SA for 2017

Bigger diesel for 2017 VW Amarok bakkies Refreshed exterior, new touchscreen system AWD, locking diff and special models to come VW is replacing its Amarok big-bakkie range for 2017 and including a three-litre diesel engine to replace the current two-litre. The right-hand drive versions will be in UK showrooms in January with the South African… Continue reading New VW Amarok on way to SA for 2017

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World’s tiniest four-seater? VW Up! ups sales stakes

VW compact gets new cabin/exterior designs Up! Beats coming first-quarter 2017 Four models of the cute four-seater UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape - Volkswagen's compact car, the Up!, now has "sharper lines, sporty design", new colours, new wheels, additional features and has been launched in South Africa to add to the more than 4800 which, VW says,… Continue reading World’s tiniest four-seater? VW Up! ups sales stakes

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VW e-Golf: Longer range, more speed, all-digital

More power promised - and more speed Fully digital and 'gesturised' instrument display  One of few four-door battery-cars available  LOS Angeles, California - Volkswagen is using the 2016 Los Angeles auto show to punt a fresh generation of its electric Golf. VW said at the show that, compared to its predecessor, this zero-emissions battery-car has… Continue reading VW e-Golf: Longer range, more speed, all-digital

VW Polo Vivo for build in Kenya. Image: VW/Quickpic
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Once the Beetle, now the Polo, for Kenya build

• Agreement to produce Polo Vivo with local partner • Beginning of engagement in emerging market • Production scheduled to commence at end of 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya / WOLFSBURG, Germany - Volkswagen continues to drive forward with the regionalisation of the global automotive business. The brand is planning to start production of the Polo Vivo… Continue reading Once the Beetle, now the Polo, for Kenya build

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Bertie Beetle: Rallying on a string and a prayer

Aged Bug fourth string for VW in Wales Rally Geriatric challenger takes on hot-shot Polos... ...one of which it passed on the '15 Welsh Rally CARDIFF, Wales - VW Motorsport’s three pace-setting Polo WRC entries will be gunning for outright glory on the 2016 Wales Rally GB (Oct 27-30) but spare a thought for the… Continue reading Bertie Beetle: Rallying on a string and a prayer

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Super-potent Tiguan diesel now selling in Europe

180kW two-litre bi-turbo tops Tiguan line-up Only with SEL and R-Line features Engine range 'now complete' says VW VW Europe will have its most potent Tiguan SUV yet for order (in the UK, at least) later in October (2016), topping even the Golf GTI for performance. The 180kW bi-turbo diesel, badged BiTDI, has 40kW more on tap than the previously most-powerful… Continue reading Super-potent Tiguan diesel now selling in Europe

2017 VW Beetle R-Line Image: VW
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Sporty Beetle R-Line joins historic journey

VW UK has added a sporty R-Line model to its Beetle line-up Enhancements and options throughout the Beetle range UK entry-level Beetle costs equivalent of R295 000 2017 VW Beetle R-Line Image: VW The Volkswagen Beetle is a genuine motoring icon - one of a handful of cars that, in the 20th Century, brought motoring to… Continue reading Sporty Beetle R-Line joins historic journey

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Jacked Up! VW updates its mini minicar

Sharp new looks, more tech on way for VW city car Turbo one-litre TSI engine joins the Up! range In the UK, 32 models from which to choose LONDON, England - Volkswagen's Up!, launched back in 2011 with a grand show the night before the first day of one of the world's greatest auto shows,… Continue reading Jacked Up! VW updates its mini minicar

2016/7 VW Amarok Aventura turbodiesel
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VW Amarok Aventura: Big bakkie, big V6 diesel

Only three-litre V6 turbodiesel in segment Top speed 193km/h from 165kW/550Nm Latest radio/satnav and mobile online services Launch model with power seats, reversing camera HERE COMES THE BIG GUY: The 2016/7 VW Amarok Aventura will have a 165kW/550Nm turbodiesel. Image: VW Germany HANNOVER, Germany - These are the first images of VW's Amarok Aventura double-cab on the… Continue reading VW Amarok Aventura: Big bakkie, big V6 diesel