Volkswagen Group soon to have autonomous parking ready for series vehicles

2018-04-13

Using what is to date unique technology, the Volkswagen Group is currently testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport: based on a car park map the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles navigate their way to a parking space on their own. Orientation is provided for them by simple pictorial markers installed in the multi-storey car park. Its advantage: this can be used in essentially any car park. The function is set to be available for the first customers in selected multi-storey car parks from the start of the next decade.

Volkswagen sets delivery record in first quarter of 2018

2018-04-10

With more than 1.5 million vehicles delivered to customers in the first quarter of 2018, the Volkswagen brand recorded the best firstquarter delivery results in its history. Worldwide deliveries in March 2018 totaled 584,700, another new record and an increase of 4.9 percent compared with the prior-year figure for the same month.

Volkswagen Polo is named “World Urban Car of the Year” at the New York Auto Show

2018-03-29

The latest model generation of the Volkswagen Polo has been selected for the renowned “World Urban Car of the Year” award at the New York Auto Show. The World Car Awards are held annually with more than 80 international automotive journalists from 24 countries voting on the best new cars in the global market.

Double premiere in New York: Volkswagen presents the Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas Tanoak concept cars

2018-03-28

Volkswagen is igniting the next stage of its global SUV campaign. After recently presenting the new Touareg in China, Volkswagen is now presenting – at the New York International Auto Show (March 28 to April 08) – two new versions of the Atlas developed for the USA: the Atlas Cross Sport and the Atlas Tanoak. The two concept cars illustrate how the Atlas range could be expanded into a model family. Both Atlas concept cars feature extensively digitalized interiors.

Leading the way – Volkswagen presents the new Touareg

2018-03-23

Volkswagen is making a statement by staging a world premiere of a new model for the first time in China – its largest market. The new Touareg marks a milestone in the brand’s largest model and technology campaign, and it shows what engineers and designers at Volkswagen can do. The new flagship takes a top position in the premium class SUV segment with its expressive design, its innovative operating, convenience and safety systems, as well as in the high quality of its materials and craftsmanship.

30 years of the California at Techno-Classica: the camper van icon celebrates a big birthday

2018-03-21

30 years ago, the first California came onto the market. It was the start of a unique success story. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is now celebrating the birthday of the icon among camper vans at Techno-Classica in Essen (21-25 March).

New Polo for driving thrills: The Volkswagen Polo R Supercar

2018-03-20

The stage is set for the title defence: Volkswagen Motorsport’s new Polo R Supercar has been unveiled in Autostadt Wolfsburg. The 570-hp four-wheel drive powerhouse for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) has a new look. As well as optimised aerodynamics, it also showcases a new strategic partnership: Volkswagen R, home of Volkswagen’s most powerful and sporty production models, is partner of the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team in 2018 and is intensifying its cooperation with Volkswagen Motorsport.

The latest member of the I.D. family: the I.D. R Pikes Peak

2018-03-19

Volkswagen’s latest motorsport project has been named: I.D. R Pikes Peak is the title of the all-electric prototype racing car, with which Volkswagen will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24th June 2018 in Colorado, USA.

Volkswagen at the Geneva Motor Show 2018

2018-03-14

Follow Jürgen Stackmann while he takes you through a walk at the exhibition stand from Volkswagen and tells you all about the highlights.

Volkswagen world premiere in Geneva: The I.D. VIZZION – the saloon for tomorrow and beyond

2018-03-06

In a world premiere event at the Geneva Motor Show (6 to 18 March) Volkswagen is presenting the I.D. VIZZION concept car – the new flagship of the electric I.D. family.

Volkswagen Group deliveries grow 10.1 percent in January

2018-02-16

The Volkswagen Group handed over 898,700 new vehicles to customers worldwide in the first month of this year. “The Volkswagen Group brands made an excellent start to 2018. There was significant growth in all regions. Overall, worldwide deliveries by the Group grew 10.1 percent in January. That is the best start to the year in the history of the Volkswagen Group”, Fred Kappler, Head of Sales at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft said, commenting on the January figures.

Volkswagen Group assumes pioneering role in rapid road safety improvement

2018-02-15

From 2019 onwards, the brands of the Volkswagen Group are to use the WLANp standard, which has already been comprehensively tested, for communications among vehicles and between vehicles and their environment. The introduction of this technology as standard equipment on volume models ranging from compact cars to commercial vehicles will significantly improve safety on the roads of Europe.

Volkswagen is “World’s best creative advertiser”

2018-02-12

In the Gunn 100 international creative ranking that appears today, Volkswagen takes first place among the world’s top 50 advertisers. Gunn 100 is part of the world-renowned Gunn Report, which is published annually by marketing intelligence company WARC and identifies the most widely honored new work of the advertising industry.

Delivery record for Volkswagen brand in January

2018-02-12

In January 2018, the Volkswagen brand handed 533,500 vehicles over to customers throughout the world. Deliveries were therefore 7.1 percent above the figure for the corresponding month of the previous year.

Golf, Polo and up! voted "Best Cars 2018"

2018-01-25

The readers of motoring magazine auto motor und sport have voted the Golf, the new Polo and the up! the "Best Cars 2018" in their respective categories. No less than three Volkswagen models thus secured one of the year's most important awards.

Volkswagen launches pre-series stage of next Golf

2018-01-19

Together with its suppliers, the Volkswagen brand is making intensive preparations for the next Golf generation. At the “Golf 8 Supplier Summit” held at the Volkswagen Arena, the Board Member for Procurement Ralf Brandstätter and Karlheinz Hell, Head of the Compact series group, underscored the importance of the new generation for the brand and for the Wolfsburg plant. At the same time, they also indicated to the “Golf Community” the opportunities and responsibilities resulting from sustained partnership.

Volkswagen at the Singapore Motorshow 2018

2018-01-11

The new Arteon is making its local debut at the Volkswagen stand during the Singapore Motorshow 2018.

The new Volkswagen Arteon – an avant-garde gran turismo

2018-01-03

There are traditional sedans, and there are sports cars. The former offer a great deal of space and comfort, while the latter feature sharp styling and pure performance. Volkswagen is introducing a new model that combines these two automotive worlds – the Arteon. This is a gran turismo featuring an avant-garde design and a great deal of space. It is efficient and powerful with a distinct performance character, yet it is also comfortable like a luxury sedan, making it perfectly suited for everyday use. The Arteon sets new benchmarks in its segment, and marks the start of a new design era at Volkswagen.

Again in a class of their own in 2017: Volkswagen’s successful models Golf, Tiguan and Touran from Wolfsburg

2017-12-27

The success story of the Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Touran has entered the next round. With almost a million deliveries to customers over the past 12 months, the Golf, with its different body variants, continues to be the Volkswagen brand’s most successful model.

Success around the world: Record year for Volkswagen Motorsport

2017-12-15

Volkswagen ended the 2017 motorsport season with a record. Never before had the Wolfsburg-based brand won more international and national championships. Volkswagen is the only automobile manufacturer to have won titles in such a wide range of different motorsports: Volkswagen drivers overcame strong opposition to win a total of 15 renowned championships around the world, in rallying, Rallycross, touring car, single-seater, sprint and endurance racing.

'2017 Golden Steering Wheel' award for the new Arteon

2017-11-07

The new Arteon has won one of the most renowned European automobile awards: the '2017 Golden Steering Wheel'. The Volkswagen gran turismo secured the award in the 'Midsize and premium class' category. Dr Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand responsible for Development, accepted the award on Tuesday evening at the Axel-Springer publishing house in Berlin. "We are pleased with how well the new Arteon has been received by readers of AUTO BILD and 'Bild am Sonntag'. You can see in this sporty four-door car just how much passion went into its development. I view the '2017 Golden Steering Wheel' award as recognition for the efforts of the entire Volkswagen team."

The new Golf – further perfection in every detail

2017-10-20

For more than four decades, Volkswagen has been further developing the Golf design, reinventing it in its details, and making it more precise. This has made the Golf an original: often copied, but never equalled. Now, the new Golf is available in Singapore - it comes with state-of-the-art engines, a sharpened design, and a new generation of infotainment systems. The Golf debuts with four equipment levels - TSI, Comfortline, Highline, and R-Line. The range is completed with the Golf GTI and Golf R models.

Start-up incubator programme from Volkswagen starts with six mobility teams in the Transparent Factory

2017-08-01

The Transparent Factory from Volkswagen is starting a new chapter: six innovative mobility teams will today begin the new start-up incubator programme in Dresden. They now have 200 days to take their innovative ideas and develop mobility products or services which are ready for the market.

“You don’t need eyes to see beauty” – Blind photographer Pete Eckert presents new Volkswagen Arteon with unique images

2017-07-27

Volkswagen is today expanding the international marketing campaign for its new Arteon. The blind American photographer Pete Eckert has placed the new Volkswagen model on the stage in a very special way. With immediate effect, 10 extraordinary images and a making-of clip can be viewed on the Arteon microsite at arteon.volkswagen.com.

Relaxed driving in the summer holidays Traffic Jam Assist is your intelligent chauffeur in stop-and-go traffic

2017-07-20

Summer is the time for holiday travel. Unfortunately this also involves heavy traffic and long traffic jams, as the typical routes of travel are often overcrowded. Mountain passes become a chokepoint, ferry lanes a bottleneck, and high-speed motorways around major cities transform into carparks. Stop-and-go driving in traffic jams turns holiday driving into a test of patience, and also it presents a risk of rear-end collisions.

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