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  • 12/05/18
    Technology

    15 years of Volkswagen dual clutch gearboxes: DSG heralded the success story of automatic transmission in Europe

    A drive revolution celebrates its birthday: Exactly 15 years ago, Volkswagen introduced the first dual clutch gearbox (DSG) for large-scale production. Automatic transmission for the modern age. More economical and sporty than any automatic gearbox before, the DSG changed the way gears are shifted, particularly in the compact class, and thus driving itself. Gears were almost always shifted manually before the DSG came along in 2003 and shifted gears faster than any driver could manage manually. To date, more than 26 million drivers of a Volkswagen and the Group models have opted for a dual clutch gearbox.
  • 09/19/18
    Models

    New Touareg receives five-star top rating in Euro NCAP

    Top marks for Volkswagen's Touareg: the European consumer protection organisation Euro NCAP has awarded the new luxury class model the maximum possible rating of five stars. In the eyes of the independent crash test experts, the SUV performed excellently in all categories.
  • 05/25/18
    Technology

    Technology in the new Touareg – Part 3: High-tech running gear with innovative roll stabilisation

    The high-tech running gear in the new Touareg sets new standards for comfort and agility in the SUV segment: The most advanced version of the running gear, which is made largely of lightweight aluminium, features a combination of innovative four-corner pneumatic suspension with adaptive electronic damping control and – for the first time at Volkswagen - a completely newly developed electromechanical active roll compensation system (eAWS). The eAWS features active anti-roll bars which use electric motors and a 48-volt system to adapt instantly to the driving situation, bringing a level of agility and ride comfort that is practically unmatched by any other SUV.
  • 05/09/18
    Technology

    The technological highlights of the new Touareg – part 2: all-wheel steering reduces the turn radius

    It sounds rather like an attempt to achieve the impossible: with the new Touareg, Volkswagen is introducing a luxury SUV onto the market that is as agile and as easy to handle as a compact car. Can that really work? It certainly can – all thanks to the newly developed all-wheel steering system. Both the front and rear wheels turn precisely in tune with the specific driving situation. This all-wheel steering is one of the reasons why the heavyweight Touareg cuts such a dash even in narrow city streets or when maneouvring. The new system also provides extra driving stability at high speeds.
  • 03/28/18
    Models

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

    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 Sport1 and the Atlas Tanoak1. The two concept cars illustrate how the Atlas range could be expanded into a model family. With its hybrid drive and a coupé-like rear body design, the five-seat, near-production Atlas Cross Sport was developed for use in metropolitan areas like New York or San Francisco. Meanwhile, the Atlas Tanoak pickup – with its innovative cargo system – is an ideal choice for driving across America’s expansive landscapes. Both Atlas concept cars feature extensively digitalized interiors.
  • 03/23/18
    Models

    Leading the way – Volkswagen presents the new Touareg

    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.
  • 03/20/18
    Models

    Volkswagen is reinforcing its SUV campaign in the USA by adding another model

    After the successful market launch of the Atlas on the American market, Volkswagen is extending its model range with another SUV. This new SUV is based on the Atlas, has five seats and sports a coupé-like roof line. Already offering a preview of the new model is a near-production concept car that will be presented at the New York International Auto Show next week. Like the seven-seat Atlas, this new five-seat version will also be produced at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and it was specially designed and developed for the American market.
  • 12/13/17
    Models

    The GTI story continues! Advance sales of the new Polo GTI started

    As an end-of-year highlight, Volkswagen is beginning advance sales of the new Polo GTI. Featuring output of 147 kW / 200 PS and details such as dual clutch gearbox (DSG), sports running gear, sports seats and 17-inch alloy wheels, the most powerful Polo in the range costs €23,950 (in Germany). The new compact sports car is a further high point in the legendary GTI story, for in this Polo the start button for the 320 Newton metre TSI engine becomes a quasi trigger for a fantastic driving experience. However this GTI too offers more than just pure dynamic handling. Performance is accompanied as ever by supreme safety and great comfort – the secret of the GTI concept's success.
  • 11/27/17
    Models

    Golf Sportsvan – the update

    Perfected all-rounder The Golf Sportsvan is one of the most flexible and spacious cars in the compact class. With its elevated seating position and a rear seating system with longitudinal adjustment, the Sportsvan offers interior properties that are otherwise usually found only in a traditional van. As a result, this Golf will appeal to drivers who like to sit a little higher, who travel with children, who want flexibility for their leisure activities and who value a compact Volkswagen that offers a lot of stowage space. Now an update has sharpened the design and features of the all-rounder while, at the same time, Volkswagen has updated its drive, assistance and infotainment systems.
  • 09/11/17
    Models

    Volkswagen Group Night at the IAA 2017: Volkswagen brand presents the new ID. CROZZ

    The countdown has begun for a breakthrough in electric mobility, and 2020 could represent the turning point. That is because the Volkswagen brand is accelerating into this new era by developing a new generation of innovative electric vehicles – the ID., ID. BUZZ and ID.CROZZ. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, had this to say at the Volkswagen Group Night: "The Volkswagen Brand will be investing 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years. Our task is to make modern technology available to many people. This is especially important in times of technological transformation. One thing is clear: The Golf of the future must once again be a people's car!".
  • 08/23/17
    Models

    Ready to Roc! – World premiere of the new T-Roc

    As part of the biggest model offensive in its history, Volkswagen is extending its model range by adding a compact-class crossover: the T-Roc. The new crossover from Volkswagen brings fresh impetus to the compact SUV class. It offers maximum personalisation, innovative digitalisation, perfect connectivity, leading-edge driver assistance systems, dynamic engines and above all modern, expressive design. A car that is just as much at home in the city as it is on rough terrain.
  • 08/11/17
    Models

    Offering technical refinements: new 1.5 TSI delivering 96 kW/130 PS now available to order for Golf and Golf Variant

    Volkswagen is extending the range of engines for the Golf and Golf Variant through the addition of the latest member of the petrol engine family, the 1.5 TSI delivering 96 kW/130 PS.
  • 06/16/17
    Models

    Volkswagen unveils the new Polo in Berlin

    The new Polo has arrived! Volkswagen is presenting the completely redesigned generation of this best-selling car at a world premiere today in Berlin. With a clear, powerful design, much greater room, more efficient engines and pioneering driver assistance systems, the new Polo is set to continue its story of success. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, explains: "The Polo is a young, fresh car. It combines charisma with strong technology. No other car offers so much space for its size. This makes our Polo the number one compact car, and it will remain number one."
  • 01/18/17
    Models

    New Golf GTE and Golf GTD now available to order

    With the update of the new Golf in model year 2017, three further sporty, fuel-efficient models can now be ordered: the plug-in hybrid Golf GTE and the dynamic Golf GTD and Golf GTD Variant diesel models.
  • 01/09/17
    Models

    The new Tiguan Allspace

    The Tiguan Allspace – key facts and figures 1. Lengthened version of the Tiguan will debut as a world premiere vehicle in Detroit. 2. Allspace European version with a long wheelbase expands the range of Tiguan variants. 3. US Tiguan will only be offered in the long version. 4. 215 mm additional external length makes the SUV supremely spacious. 5. Optional third row of seats turns the long Tiguan into a 5+2 seater. 6. Cargo volume has increased by an impressive 115 liters. 7. The design of the front and side is similar to the Atlas. 8. European market launch in the second half of 2017. 9. Base price in Germany will be approximately €30,000.
  • 10/28/16
    Models

    World premiere of the Volkswagen Atlas – all-new seven-seater SUV for America

    World premiere of the Volkswagen Atlas in California! The new seven-seater SUV for the US market was unveiled last night on Santa Monica Pier at the end of historic Route 66. The Atlas launches a new chapter in the company's American history. The new model will be built in Chattanooga (Tennessee) for the North American market and offers innovative technology and spaciousness. In addition, the new Atlas thrills with hallmark Volkswagen driving dynamics and attention to detail.

Stories

05/25/18
Technology

What a work horse!

03/29/18
Models

The new Touareg – A Reason to be Proud

What a treat for the Volkswagen employees at the Wolfsburg factory. Even before its official European premiere, they get to see the brand’s new flagship with its gleaming rims, shiny finish, and purring engine. The SUV is exhibited at various locations across the expansive factory grounds. It’s a wonderful surprise. Filled with joy, pride and admiration, many employees seize the opportunity to get to know the crown jewel first-hand.

Basic infos

  • 05/04/18
    Models

    Leading the way – The new Touareg

    A fusion of technologies: Assistance, comfort and driving dynamics systems allow for a new level of safety and performance Digitalised cockpit: Displays of the instruments and infotainment system merge into a new “Innovision Cockpit” Night becomes day: “Nightvision” and new “IQ.Light – LED matrix headlight” ensure increased safety in the dark Lighter and bigger: The aluminium-steel body of the new Touareg weighs 106 kg less and the luggage compartment has an additional 113 litres
  • 12/04/17
    Models

    The new Polo GTI – Driving presentation

    First Polo GTI to feature so many driver assistance systems First Polo GTI with the option of fully digital instruments
  • 10/13/17
    Models

    The T-Roc

    Volkswagen SUV campaign gains further momentum with the T-Roc Future SUV range will extend from the T-Cross to the Touareg
  • 08/28/17
    Models

    The new Polo – Driving presentation

    Sportier, larger, more connected and personalised – the new Polo launches with a digital cockpit for the first time
  • 06/02/16
    Models

    International Driving Presentation - The new Golf GTI Clubsport S

    The Golf GTI Clubsport S breaks the lap record for front-wheel-drive cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 07:49:21 This exclusive GTI is a two-seater with a 310 PS engine and newly configured chassis
  • 01/10/16
    Models

    SUV world premiere – the new Tiguan GTE Active Concept

    Volkswagen concept car combines maximum efficiency with a powerful all-wheel drive system New infotainment system of the Tiguan GTE Active Concept has gesture control
  • 01/21/08
    Technology

    DSG – the intelligent automatic gearbox from Volkswagen

    Contains 9 sections: Key Aspects, DSG saves fuel, 7-speed DSG for engines produced in high volume, Two DSG systems, Seventh gear, Transmission layout, Dual clutch, Drive shafts, Mechatronics
  • 11/22/02
    Technology

    Volkswagen DSG

    Contains 3 sections: Concept/Positioning, Technology overview, Technology in detail