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  • 08/14/18
    Models

    Success factors for the I.D. R Pikes Peak: 4.000 kilometres of test drives

    It was all over after exactly 7:57.148 minutes. With Romain Dumas at the wheel, the I.D. R Pikes Peak crossed the finish line in the world’s most famous hill climb. A record-breaking sprint that lasted 19.99 kilometres, preceded by numerous tests over a distance of 4,000 kilometres – spread over six months.
  • 08/10/18
    Models

    Success factors for the I.D. R Pikes Peak: teamwork between racers and technicians from production development

    Motorsport is a team sport. At the same time, the individual team members sometimes do their thing on different playing fields – under certain circumstances, they can usually be found playing a completely different sport. A prime example of this is the I.D. R Pikes Peak, with which Volkswagen driver Romain Dumas set a new record of 7:57.148 minutes at the most famous hill climb in the world on 24 June 2018. As well as Volkswagen Motorsport, a whole host of departments from within the Volkswagen Group were involved in making the project a success. “The help we received from production development was crucial to the success,” says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets.
  • 08/09/18
    Models

    The new T-Cross – “I am practical”: Small SUV stands out with high level of variability

    It is Volkswagen’s smallest SUV and yet it has what it takes to become a great one: the new T-Cross. It is still under wraps, but the development to series production is running at full speed. The world première will take place this autumn and the launch will follow in spring 2019. Until then, Volkswagen will give more and more details about the new small but great SUV. Just like now with the clip in which professional players from the “Grizzlys Wolfsburg” ice hockey team throw all their equipment into the T-Cross which easily fits the equipment plus players.
  • 08/08/18
    Models

    Volkswagen aims to break the land speed record on the United States salt flats with its new Jetta

    Volkswagen is still on the hunt for new records: only a few weeks after the success of the electric I.D. R Pikes Peak in the “Race To The Clouds” held in the Rocky Mountains and in the UK’s Goodwood Hill Climb and it’s already time for the next sporting highlight. Between 11 and 17 August, Volkswagen of America will be aiming to break the land speed record in the BGC/G class of the Southern California Timing Association on Lake Bonneville – the salt flats in the US state of Utah – with its specially prepared but near-production version of the new-generation Jetta.
  • 08/07/18
    Models

    Success factors for the I.D. R Pikes Peak: Pacemaker Dieter Depping, test and development driver

    He is the unsung hero and secret pacemaker behind the successful Pikes Peak project: Dieter Depping. The man from Hannover (Germany), who celebrates his 52nd birthday today on 7 August, has been a motorsport test and development driver for Volkswagen for 16 years. Without him, the twelve titles in the World Rally Championship (WRC), a further two titles in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX), the three Dakar victories with the Race Touareg, and the many class wins at the Nürburgring 24 Hours would have been inconceivable. Or, as Romain Dumas puts it: “Dieter was my second throttle foot. Without him, the record on Pikes Peak would not have been possible”. The fact that this quote from Dumas came just moments after the ground-breaking 7:57.148 minutes, in which he had made motorsport and electromobility history, speaks volumes of the key role that Dieter Depping has played in the Volkswagen Motorsport success story.
  • 08/01/18
    Models

    I.D. R Pikes Peak makes Germany debut at Classic Days

    From 03 to 05 August the time has come: the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak will make its debut in Germany at the 13th Classic Days at Schloss Dyck. The Autostadt in Wolfsburg will present Volkswagen’s first all-electric powered racing car at their “Passion | Pace | Performance” exhibition. With around 40 exhibits, ranging from the 1920s Bugatti to the current Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak, the motorsport brand diversity of the Volkswagen Group will be presented, focussing on the past, present day and future. The 500 kW (680 PS) I.D. R Pikes Peak is the sporting forerunner of the I.D. family, the series of all-electric powered production cars that Volkswagen will be launching as of 2020.
  • 07/31/18
    Models

    Unique, sporty, passionate: Volkswagen presents classic cars and the automotive future at Classic Days 2018

    Volkswagen Classic will showcase six carefully selected vehicles at the Classic Days classic car and motor festival held at Schloss Dyck in Jüchen from 3 to 5 August. Volkswagen Classic is sending three rare prototypes to Jüchen for the 13th edition of this classic car event: the Golf Mk3 A59 ‘Rallye’ and the twin-engine Golf Mk2 ‘Pikes Peak’, both motorsport vehicles, together with the elegant Volkswagen Type 3 convertible. In addition, the rare Volkswagen SP 2 will bring a touch of Brazilian exoticism to the Rhineland, while a convertible 1303 Beetle and a ‘Yellow Black Racer’ promise summertime driving fun.
  • 07/26/18
    Models

    Success factors for the I.D. R Pikes Peak: Computer is important factor for development in record time

    The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is unique in many ways. One thing that makes the most famous hill climb in the world so special is the heavily restricted test drives. Volkswagen Motorsport wasn’t able to complete hundreds of laps during the development of the I.D. R Pikes Peak, like Formula 1 teams are allowed to do on certain racetracks, for example. Before driver Romain Dumas reached the 4,302-metre summit in a new record time, he wasn’t even able to complete one full test run of the actual track with Volkswagen’s first all-electric powered racing car.
  • 07/24/18
    Models

    Success factors for the I.D. R Pikes Peak – a record breaker, thanks to 3D printing

    It is less than four weeks since Romain Dumas and the I.D. R Pikes Peak set a new all-time record of 7:57.148 minutes for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. For the Volkswagen Motorsport engineers, the race against the clock lasted far longer – about eight months. In motorsport, this is an extremely short period in motor racing terms, yet this is all the technicians were given to develop Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car.
  • 07/20/18
    Models

    Record-breaking run of the I.D. R Pikes Peak from different perspectives

    Volkswagen made motorsport history at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24 June. At the wheel of the 500-kW (680-PS), fully-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak, Romain Dumas (F) defeated cars powered by conventional drivetrain technology. The 40-year-old’s time of 7:57.148 minutes, not only smashed the previous record for electric cars, but also bettered the all-time record set in 2013 by Sébastien Loeb (F) – by fully 16.730 seconds.
  • 07/16/18
    Models

    I.D. R Pikes Peak thrills fans with record run at Goodwood

    The I.D. R Pikes Peak has wrapped up its next record. Romain Dumas (F) set a new record for electric cars of 43.86 seconds in Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Following his record-breaking exploits at the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb just three weeks ago, Dumas beat the previous fastest time for electric cars on the Goodwood Hillclimb, which has stood since 2013, by 3.48 seconds. The all-time record still belongs to Nick Heidfeld (D). The former Formula 1 driver completed the 1.86-kilometre route in 41.6 seconds at the wheel of a McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 Formula 1 car in 1999.
  • 07/12/18
    Models

    Technology in the new Touareg – Part 6: Always on – In the digital fast lane with the eSIM

    The new Touareg is “always on”. This is due to the factory-installed eSIM (fixed SIM card) built into the luxury SUV. It changes everything. The Touareg calls up the traffic situation online; Internet radio stations provide news, podcasts and music; navigation maps are updated online; buildings are displayed in 3D in the digital cockpit, providing a completely new navigation experience; and all passengers can go online via Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • 07/12/18
    Models

    The new T-Cross will be manufactured in Volkswagen Navarra

    Volkswagen Navarra will manufacture the T-Cross, the new compact SUV of the Volkswagen brand. This was announced by Dr. Andreas Tostmann, Head of Volkswagen Production & Logistics today. Thus, the plant, which is producing the Polo since 1984, will build a second model for the first time in its history.
  • 07/09/18
    Volkswagen Newsroom

    Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak goes in search of more records at Goodwood

    Memories of victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are still fresh: Volkswagen made motorsport history on 24 June, when Romain Dumas (F) and the I.D. R Pikes Peak set a new all-time record of 7:57.148 minutes at the most famous hill climb in the world. From 12 to 15 July, the pursuit of records continues at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The iconic motorsport event is the largest event of its type in the world and is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. More than 200,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to flock to the south of England for this unique homage to motorsport.
  • 07/06/18
    Company

    Product Milestone as Volkswagen R delivers 200,000th ‘R’ model

    Volkswagen R has handed over the jubilee car to a UK customer. Volkswagen R stands for performance, sport and emotion. Since it was established in 2002, Volkswagen R has developed and retailed 200,000 cars.
  • 07/06/18
    Models

    Video: Helicopter footage of the I.D. R Pikes Peak’s record-breaking run

    Volkswagen made motorsport history at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24 June. At the wheel of the 500-kW (680-PS), fully-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak, Romain Dumas (F) defeated cars powered by conventional drivetrain technology and, with a time of 7:57.148 minutes, not only smashed the previous record for electric cars, but also bettered the all-time record set in 2013 by Sébastien Loeb (F) – by fully 16 seconds.
  • 07/05/18
    Models

    Volkswagen receives the Plus X Award as "Most Innovative Brand" for the third time in 2018

    Volkswagen is continuously setting new standards in product design at a world-class level. This is why the Wolfsburg-based company has received the Plus X Award as “Most Innovative Brand” for the third year in a row. Because the most impressive car models were also produced by Volkswagen, the jury also awarded the company the title of “Best Automotive Brand 2018”.
  • 07/04/18
    Company

    Volkswagen celebrates German premiere of I.D. VIZZION in Berlin

    The future flagship of the electrically driven I.D. family is presented in Germany for the very first time. From today on, the concept study I.D. VIZZION is a major highlight at the exhibition DRIVING VIZZIONS TO REALITY at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum in Berlin. Having had its world premiere at the Geneva Motorshow this March, the limousine embodies the brand’s realistic vision of tomorrow’s Volkswagen: pioneering in design, technology, quality – and unconditionally made for e-mobility. The most personal, Volkswagen-Studie I.D. VIZZION emotional and indivual Volkswagen of all times is one out of many attractions at the mobility exhibition that displays innovative concepts for an emission-free and fully-connected mobility future until 14th October 2018, in a 650-square- meter-show.
  • 07/03/18
    Models

    The new T-Cross – “more than one thing”

    The T-Cross is set to launch a new form of SUV from the Volkswagen brand. Presented in 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show as a much-anticipated study, the series version is now making its way in the direction of actual production. With the T-Cross, Volkswagen is expanding the spectrum of Sport Utility Vehicles to include a small model. “I am more than one thing” – that is the claim with the introduction of the T-Cross. “More” is thus to be understood as a program: offering more, but nevertheless not costing more. The world première of the new T-Cross will take place in the autumn. Until then, Volkswagen will shorten the waiting time with a first look at the future SUV in the small vehicle class.
  • 06/26/18
    Models

    Technology in the new Touareg – Part 5: the head-up display projects information onto the windscreen

    The Innovision cockpit in the new Touareg – an interactive digital landscape consisting of display and control elements – is the blueprint for the cockpit of the future. A head-up display lends the perfect finishing touch: it projects a virtual summary of the latest key information into the driver’s selective field of vision.
  • 06/24/18
    Technology

    All time record: Volkswagen makes history with the I.D. R Pikes Peak

    Volkswagen and the I.D. R Pikes Peak have made history at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Driving the 500-kW (680 PS) I.D. R Pikes Peak, Romain Dumas (F) defeated a field including cars with conventional drivetrain technology. In doing so, he not only broke the previous record for electric vehicles, but also bettered Sébastien Loeb’s (F) all-time record from 2013 – by a full 16 seconds. Dumas’ new record of 7m 57.148s minutes is now top of the list of Pikes Peak champions, which includes such acclaimed drivers as Loeb, Walter Röhrl (D), Michèle Mouton (F), Stig Blomqvist (S), Nobuhiro Tajima (J) and also Rod Millen and his son Rhys (both NZ).
  • 06/22/18
    Technology

    Two days to go until the record attempt: kW buzz on Pikes Peak

    At 10:00 local time (18:00 CEST) on Sunday, Volkswagen will begin its pursuit of the record for electric vehicles, which currently stands at 8:57.118 minutes, at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the US state of Colorado. Three-time overall winner Romain Dumas will be at the wheel of the I.D. R Pikes Peak, Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car. The Frenchman set the fastest time in qualifying on Wednesday. Much is new to many of the Volkswagen crew on Pikes Peak, both on and off the track.
  • 06/20/18
    Technology

    Volkswagen I. D. R Pikes Peak sets fastest time in qualifying

    Romain Dumas and the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak made a clear statement of intent in qualifying ahead of the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the US state of Colorado. The Frenchman, at the wheel of Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car, was the fastest of all the competitors, setting an eye-catching time of 3:16.083 minutes. The three-time Pikes Peak winner went 11.049 seconds quicker than second-placed Simone Faggioli in his Norma M20 SF PKP with its combustion engine. “That was a very good day for us,” said Dumas. “The I.D. R Pikes Peak is incredible. I have never experienced acceleration and power like that in a racing car. I am noticing how the car and I are becoming more and more of a unit with every kilometer,” said the Frenchman.
  • 06/18/18
    Technology

    Romain Dumas: “I have a great respect for this mountain”

    Romain Dumas has won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb three times already. On 24 June, the Frenchman will contest the most famous hill climb in the world for Volkswagen for the first time. He has one goal behind the wheel of the 500-kW (680-hp) I.D. R Pikes Peak: The 40-year-old is aiming to break the record for electric cars. This currently stands at 8:57.118 minutes and was set by New Zealand’s Rhys Millen in 2016.
  • 06/15/18
    Technology

    The clock is ticking: Just ten days to go until the start of the I.D. R Pikes Peak

    Final preparations are underway and the tension is mounting. Race week at the “Pikes Peak International Hill Climb” kicks off on Monday (18 June) with the Technical Inspection for participating vehicles in Colorado Springs. Attendance is compulsory for the I.D. R Pikes Peak, the first fully-electric racing car from Volkswagen. The official practice session starts the next day. “The adrenaline levels will rise steadily until the race on Sunday,” says Romain Dumas, the three-time Pikes Peak winner who will be driving the I.D. R Pikes Peak.
  • 06/14/18
    Technology

    A science in its own right: The rapid-charging system for the I.D. R Pikes Peak

    The corresponding paragraph in the regulations for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is clear: Should a participant in the most famous hill climb in the world be forced to suspend their run for safety reasons – for example, should it suddenly start to hail or another car require recovering – they have exactly 20 minutes, in which to prepare for their second attempt and to return to the start line. “This time frame was a crucial factor when configuring the battery for the I.D. R Pikes Peak,” says François-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director at Volkswagen Motorsport. “Furthermore, the charging strategy and independent mobile power supply are also important aspects of the rapid-charging system.”
  • 06/13/18
    Technology

    AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award 2018: Volkswagen honoured as the most innovative high-volume brand

    The Volkswagen brand has been named the Most Innovative High-volume Brand for the third time in a row. The Group’s core brand was also presented with other awards in the categories ‘Alternative Drives’, ‘Autonomous Driving’ and ‘Safety and Conventional Drives’. The awards are presented annually by the Center of Automotive Management (an independent scientific institute), in cooperation with audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. The award decisions are based on the study AutomotiveINNOVATIONS, a jointly conducted study that has been analysing the innovation profiles and future trends of various automotive brands for the past seven years within the context of technical vehicle innovations.
  • 06/12/18
    Technology

    Highly-sophisticated and highly efficient – the drivetrain technology in the I.D. R Pikes Peak

    The I.D. R Pikes Peak that Romain Dumas will be driving on 24th June 2018 at the “Pikes Peak International Hill Climb” boasts the most sophisticated powertrain ever developed by Volkswagen Motorsport. “We are breaking new ground with the I.D. R Pikes Peak: This is the first time ever that Volkswagen will be competing in a race with a fully-electric car. Alongside the elaborate aerodynamic concept and the special requirements for the sports car chassis, the development of the electric drivetrain was the greatest challenge,” explains François-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director at Volkswagen Motorsport.
  • 06/11/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    CEBIT 2018 highlights: Volkswagen provides glimpses of digital know-how and presents the latest variant of the SEDRIC

    With a view to continuing the development of mobility in all its facets for its customers, Volkswagen is steadily expanding its digital capabilities. In this context, Volkswagen is modernizing its IT systems and migrating all applications to cloud platforms. The Group is also acquiring additional IT expertise and using new technologies for products, services and corporate processes. Volkswagen is forging ahead with key digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing and block chain technology. Today, the day before the opening of CEBIT in Hanover, Volkswagen gave the public a first glimpse at its show stand. Also on show at CEBIT is the SEDRIC Active – the latest version of the self-driving technology platform for individual mobility at the touch of a button, specially designed for water and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
  • 06/09/18
    Technology

    Sporty outfit unveiled: The I.D. R Pikes Peak to bear start number 94

    The countdown is on to the 96th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Two weeks ahead of the start of the most famous hill climb in the world, the I.D. R Pikes Peak appeared at the final official test in its final livery and bearing its start number. Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car lines up on 24 June in grey – the hallmark colour of the I.D. family.
  • 06/07/18
    Technology

    Emotional and functional – the design of the I.D. R Pikes Peak

    Development of the I.D. R Pikes Peak started around seven months ago – a multifaceted challenge, including for the Volkswagen Design team. “We already have a wealth of experience with high-performance cars and with racing cars, but a powerful prototype like the I.D. R Pikes Peak was a world first for us,” said Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design. “Our task was to transfer the unmistakable style of the I.D. family to such an extreme and emotional racing car.”
  • 06/05/18
    Models

    International Engine of the Year 2018: the innovative 1.0 TSI in the new up! GTIwins the award in its category

    The innovative 1.0 TSI in the new up! GTI has been named International Engine of the Year 2018. In other words, the sustainable, yet powerful three-cylinder turbo engine has managed to win one of the most prestigious trophies in the world of engine manufacture. The award was bestowed by an international jury consisting of top journalists. For this year’s edition, the experts reviewed engines in 12 categories, with the 1.0 TSI holding off strong competition in its cubic capacity class (under 1.0 litre) to win.
  • 06/01/18
    Models

    Electric offensive: Volkswagen trains top experts for the production of the I.D. family

    The Volkswagen brand is moving ahead with preparations for its major electric offensive and launching a comprehensive e-mobility competence program. Within the framework of the “Future Electronic Engineer Program” (FEEP), 100 young engineers and skilled workers throughout the world will be trained as top production experts. As start of production specialists, they will occupy future-oriented positions in planning, the pilot hall, the e-mobility model group, the pre-series center and electronics development. The first participants to complete the three-year program will support the run-up phase of the I.D. family, the new generation of full-electric vehicles based on the modular electrification toolkit (MEB) in Zwickau.
  • 05/24/18
    Technology

    Every gram counts – lightweight design strategy defines I.D. R Pikes Peak concept

    It started with simulations. “Before we actually assembled the I.D. R Pikes Peak, we used computers to analyse a multitude of different configurations,” says Willy Rampf, technical advisor to the project and a man with a wealth of Formula 1 experience, recalling the start of the development of the car for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. “It was clear to us that we would not have time to build multiple test vehicles. We had to get it right at the first attempt.”
  • 05/18/18
    Technology

    Up in the air – Volkswagen Motorsport breaking new technological ground with the aerodynamics of the I.D. R Pikes Peak

    At first glance, it is clear to see that the I.D. R Pikes Peak has been developed for extreme conditions. The aerodynamic aspect of Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car is also uncompromisingly designed to tackle the most famous hill climb in the world. “The start line is located at an altitude of almost 2,900 metres, with the finish at 4,300 metres above sea level. The low air pressure up there means that the aerodynamic conditions are different to those at a racetrack on flat land,” explains François-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director at Volkswagen Motorsport and the man responsible for developing the I.D. R Pikes Peak as project manager. The relatively open regulations gave the engineers far more leeway, with which to design the chassis and rear wing of the I.D. R Pikes Peak, than in other racing disciplines.
  • 05/10/18
    Models

    World première at the GTI meeting: the new Golf GTI TCR Concept unveiled at Wörthersee

    A new chapter of Golf GTI history has begun: With the world première of the 213 kW / 290 PS strong Golf GTI TCR Concept, Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Board Member for Sales, has unveiled the road version of the racing car of the international TCR series of the same name. The première took place today at the legendary GTI meeting at Reifnitz am Wörthersee, Austria. Jürgen Stackmann: "At the moment, the Golf GTI TCR Concept – an athlete derived from racing sport – is a study. But at the end of the year, we want to make this GTI vision come true."
  • 05/08/18
    Models

    Double premiere at GTI meeting – apprentices from Wolfsburg and Zwickau present the Golf show cars they have developed

    Tomorrow, on May 9, the day they have been waiting for will finally arrive for two teams of Volkswagen apprentices. The double premiere of the special unique Golf show cars they have developed and built themselves as to take place at the 37th GTI meeting. Each year, tens of thousands of automobile fans come to Lake Wörthersee for the legendary event. Volkswagen’s budding specialists will be presenting their show cars to a large audience there: the Golf GTI Next Level (from Wolfsburg) and the Golf Estate TGI GMOTION (from Zwickau).
  • 05/04/18
    Company

    The countdown has started: the new Golf GTI top model is set to be the highlight of this year's GTI meeting at Wörthersee

    Wednesday 9 May will see the largest GTI meeting in the world get underway. The location: Reifnitz am Wörthersee. Last year, 7,300 cars and around 125,000 visitors turned the Austrian town into the Mecca of the GTI world. Figures of this magnitude are expected again this year. Volkswagen will also present a special highlight to the participants and visitors: the new Golf GTI TCR, which is nearly ready for production. As a tribute to fans, the 290 PS GTI will be unveiled in a world première at Wörthersee. The future top model in the Golf GTI series, which has sold more than 2.2 million units worldwide, will be launched at the end of the year.
  • 04/27/18
    Models

    Three world premieres: Volkswagen presents progressive hybrid, natural gas and diesel systems at the Vienna Motor Symposium

    Volkswagen will be enhancing its model range by an innovative spectrum of completely new drive systems. These include affordable mild hybrid drives with 48V technology, new high-tech diesel engines that will also be available as hybrid variants and what is currently the world's most cutting-edge natural gas drive. Volkswagen has now announced initial facts as part of the Vienna Motor Symposium (26 to 27 April). The technologies showcased in Vienna as world premieres form a vital part of the progressively aligned Volkswagen drive strategy. It involves the combination of state-of-the-art petrol, diesel and natural gas engines, new hybrid systems and purely electric drives. With this combination, Volkswagen will among other things meet the CO2 fleet emissions target of 95 g/km prescribed in the EU as of 2020.
  • 04/26/18
    Technology

    40-page journey back in time through the history of research at Volkswagen

    In its new publication Ahead of the time, Volkswagen goes on a fascinating journey back in time through the history of research and development: as early as in 1955, the brand developed its first prototype with a unitary body and front-wheel drive. The first crash tests were conducted in 1965 and the ESVW I research vehicle from 1972 represented a milestone in the improvement of safety. The 40-page brochure covers developments in the area of alternative drives and also takes a look at the shape of things to come.
  • 04/24/18
    Models

    2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition: New Volkswagen models for the world’s biggest market

    Volkswagen is rigorously pursuing its product and technology offensive in its key market, launching nine new models in China in 2018 alone. The new generation of the Lavida, the market leader in compact saloon, and the new Volkswagen CC (the version of the Arteon made in China) will be making their debut at the Auto China 2018 exhibition in Beijing. Volkswagen will also be using the event as an opportunity to highlight its ambition in the important SUV segment with the new Touareg and the T-Roc. The company will offer a glimpse into the future with its I.D. VIZZION prototype, a futuristic electric and autonomous luxury saloon.
  • 04/22/18
    Technology

    The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak – Motorsport driving electromobility to the top

    A new era for Volkswagen in motorsport: The brand unveiled its fully-electric super sports car, the I.D. R Pikes Peak, today. With 500 kW (680 hp), 650 Nm of torque and weighing less than 1,100 kg, the super sports car will take on the iconic Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado Springs, USA, on 24 June 2018. The goal: To beat the existing record of 8:57.118 minutes for electric cars at the “Race to the Clouds”. To achieve this, the I.D. R Pikes Peak will positively sprint into the future: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.25 seconds is faster than Formula 1 and Formula E cars. The I.D. R Pikes Peak was unveiled in the Alès, France, before taking to the racetrack for the first time at its roll-out.
  • 04/18/18
    Technology

    Charging to the peak – Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak set for world premier

    It is the start of a new era in motorsport for Volkswagen – and one thing is already certain: This Volkswagen is set to electrify its public. When the I.D. R Pikes Peak is presented to the public on the coming Sunday, 22 April, it will be Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car. Lightweight construction and aerodynamic perfection contribute to an exciting design, which houses a powerful electric power unit. The I.D. R Pikes Peak will first take its place under the spotlight of the international media at the racetrack in Alés, France – home of world-class driver Romain Dumas (F), who will be at the wheel for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb – before the official test programme gets underway just one day later. Key date, 24 June 2018 – one goal: Break the record for electric racing cars.
  • 03/29/18
    Models

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

    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.
  • 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.
  • 03/28/18
    Models

    15 years of the Touran: one of the most successful German compact MPVs in Europe celebrates an anniversary

    15 years ago – in March 2003 – Volkswagen launched the first Touran on the market. Since then, over three model generations, the MPV has developed into a best-selling vehicle and a market leader in its segment in Europe. Over the past 15 years, around 2.3 million new car buyers have chosen the MPV, which is offered as a five- or seven-seater. Today's Touran can impress with intelligent flexibility, a family-friendly character and innovative features, especially in driver assistance and infotainment.
  • 03/27/18
    Models

    Volkswagen in customer sport Milestone: Hundredth Golf GTI TCR handed over in Autostadt

    When a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR in full racing regalia is to be found alongside perfectly polished production models of the Volkswagen Polo, Golf, Passat, Arteon, Tiguan and T-Roc in the striking, futuristic handover towers at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, then there hast to be a special reason. Instead of being handed over at Volkswagen Motorsport in Hannover, as is customary, a special honour was bestowed upon the 100th model of the 257 kW / 350 hp Golf GTI TCR: a handover in Autostadt.
  • 03/23/18
    Models

    New impetus: Volkswagen steps up model and innovation offensive in China

    The Volkswagen brand intends to strengthen its leading position in China and is therefore stepping up its major model and innovation offensive. The first step is to be the launch of the new Volkswagen Touareg, which is today celebrating its world premiere at the "SUV Brand Day" in Beijing before an audience of about 1,000 guests. By 2020, at least 12 further SUV models for the Chinese market are to follow. Volkswagen has also given the green light for its nationwide communications campaign "Move Forward", which is intended to further strengthen the brand.
  • 03/23/18
    Models

    Gala appearance in camouflage: new Volkswagen Touareg drives more than 16,000 km to its own world premiere

    He's done it again: Rainer Zietlow and his team are among the guests of honour at the world premiere of the third generation Volkswagen Touareg in Beijing today. The adventurer and his companions drove to the world premiere to Beijing over land in a camouflaged prototype of the new Volkswagen Touareg. The team spent a total of 21 days on the "Bratislava2Beijing" tour.
  • 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.
  • 03/21/18
    Models

    Techno Classica 2018: Volkswagen presents highlights from more than 60 years of research and development

    The future has played a decisive role at Volkswagen since over 60 years ago. The stage it plays on is one of the most exciting and versatile areas of the automotive industry – Research and Development. Things here never stand still. Over the decades, this has been the birthplace of many groundbreaking concepts for the mobility of tomorrow, embodied by fascinating prototypes and design studies. A small, but extremely choice, selection from the legacy of Volkswagen research can be seen and admired at the Techno Classica classic car show in Essen from 21 to 25 March 2018.
  • 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.
  • 03/20/18
    Models

    First workshop visit on the way to the Wörthersee: Apprentices from Wolfsburg and Zwickau make show cars for the 2018 GTI meeting

    In Zwickau and Wolfsburg, apprentices from Volkswagen are currently making two show cars for the 37th GTI meeting to be held at Lake Wörthersee. The double premiere is due to take place at Maria Wörth in Austria on May 9 and will be watched by many thousands of automobile fans. At the start of the project, the 30 or so young people discussed their ideas and concepts at a "Meeting before the GTI meeting". Discussions focused on technical implementation, especially using CAD and 3-D printer systems. The budding specialists were also interested in digitalization and networking within the vehicle, for example using app control systems they had programmed themselves and a mobile Internet connection.
  • 03/19/18
    Technology

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

    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.
  • 03/19/18
    Models

    Fuel-efficient micro-hybrid for the Golf New 130 PS petrol engine is as efficient as a diesel

    Progress makes the impossible possible. This is exemplified by a petrol engine like no other before it: a petrol engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy. A petrol engine that during the journey occasionally simply switches off two of its four cylinders or even takes a complete break. A petrol engine that combines supreme torque with low emissions. Volkswagen has developed such an engine: the new 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion. It has an output of 96 kW / 130 PS and is currently already powering the Golf and Golf Variant. In the future, the efficient 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion will also be available for other Volkswagen models.
  • 03/15/18
    Models

    Techno Classica 2018: precious convertibles from Osnabrück

    Lovers of historic Volkswagen models should set aside some time from 21-25 March 2018. At Techno Classica in Essen, the world's largest vintage car fair, Volkswagen will present fascinating exhibits spanning three decades, including two exclusive convertible prototypes from the Karmann collection in Osnabrück.
  • 03/06/18
    Models

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

    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. With the I.D. VIZZION, Volkswagen defines the saloon of tomorrow and beyond: autonomous driving, effortless control via augmented reality, and adaptive learning thanks to artificial intelligence. The I.D. VIZZION thus achieves a new dimension of comfort, convenience, safety, and sustainability.
  • 03/05/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Mobility for all – at the touch of a button: Volkswagen Group presents the latest version of SEDRIC1

    One year after the world premiere of SEDRIC at the International Geneva Motor Show in 2017, the Volkswagen Group presents the latest version of its mobility concept for fully autonomous driving – the SEDRIC School Bus – at the Volkswagen Group Night Geneva – Shaping the Future. Urban Mobility. The company underscores the importance of SEDRIC (Self DRIving Car) as the cross-brand ideas platform for sustainable, safe, convenient mobility at the touch of a button foreveryone with the exterior and interior styling in the School Bus design.
  • 03/05/18
    Models

    I.D. VIZZION: Volkswagen shows the future flagship of the I.D. family

    With the new I.D. VIZZION, the Volkswagen brand has today given a glimpse of the individual mobility of the future on the evening before the Geneva International Motor Show. The full electric sedan will be the future top model of the I.D. family and will reach the roads by 2022 at the latest. In addition, it is prepared for fully autonomous driving. The I.D. VIZZION is part of Volkswagen's major product and technology offensive. By 2025, the brand intends to sell at least 1 million electric cars per year and to become the market leader in e-mobility.
  • 02/23/18
    Models

    Volkswagen brand's first SUV cabriolet: Supervisory Board confirms cabriolet version of T-Roc

    Green light for a new cabriolet based on the T-Roc: within the framework of its major model offensive, the Volkswagen brand is launching its first convertible SUV. The new model is to be produced from the first half of 2020. At its meeting held today, the Volkswagen Group Supervisory Board confirmed the investment of more than €80 million in the Osnabrück plant which is required for this purpose. With this decision, the brand will be continuing the cabriolet success story of the Osnabrück team and safeguarding employment at the plant.
  • 02/19/18
    Models

    World premiere of the I.D. VIZZION in Geneva Volkswagen shows the potential of its new range of I.D. models

    The I.D. VIZZION supports the Volkswagen claim for future individual mobility. Its electric drive system makes the car clean in road traffic, and its automatic driving control will make it safe and much more comfortable. At the same time, this innovative concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show demonstrates how elegant and emotional the design of a vehicle of the future can be. Inside the I.D. VIZZION, a completely new feeling of driving and living is created without a steering wheel or visible controls.
  • 02/09/18
    Models

    Leading the Way – the new Volkswagen Touareg

    Volkswagen is kicking off the new automotive year with the world premiere of the new Touareg. The brand's flagship is the next milestone in the largest model campaign by Volkswagen. Standing at the top of the model range, the Touareg shows all of the brand's power with its expressive design, innovative technologies and dynamic handling properties. The world premiere of the top vehicle will take place in China, the world's strongest growing SUV market and the company's largest individual market.
  • 02/07/18
    Models

    Distinctive and confident – Volkswagen launches digital campaign with T-Roc and Winnie Harlow

    Volkswagen is today taking the next step in the international marketing campaign for its new T-Roc. In cooperation with the global media company VICE, Volkswagen has developed an emotional campaign with Canadian model Winnie Harlow. The 22-year-old suffers from a rare skin condition that may lead to depigmented patches on her skin. As a child, she was repeatedly teased but now she is a model celebrated throughout the world. In the new Volkswagen campaign, an unmistakable personality meets an unmistakable car: Winnie Harlow meets the T-Roc.
  • 02/02/18
    Models

    Volkswagen at the Bremen Classic Motorshow: happy birthday, Corrado!

    Congratulations, Corrado! The sporty coupé is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2018. The Volkswagen brand is presenting two very exclusive models from this series at the Bremen Classic Motorshow, which begins today.
  • 01/31/18
    Technology

    Volkswagen signs up Le Mans winner Romain Dumas for Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2018

    Volkswagen is banking on experience for its comeback in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. On 24 June 2018, more than 30 years after Volkswagen last entered the world's most famous hill climb, Romain Dumas from France will be behind the wheel of the marque's first fully electric racing car. Dumas has already won the so-called ‘Race to the Clouds' in the US state of Colorado three times. He is also able to build on the experience gained from driving hybrid prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC): Dumas secured the world title in this high-tech racing series in 2016 as a Porsche works driver.
  • 01/25/18
    Models

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

    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. They were presented this morning in Stuttgart to Dr Herbert Diess (Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management), Dr Frank Welsch (Member of the Board of Management responsible for Development) and Jürgen Stackmann (Member of the Board of Management responsible for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales).
  • 01/15/18
    Models

    World premiere of the completely new Jetta in Detroit

    Volkswagen is kicking off the automotive year 2018 with the world premiere of the new Jetta in Detroit. On the occasion of the North American International Auto Show (January 14 to 28), Volkswagen is presenting its seventh generation of the global best-selling model to US car drivers and the international media.
  • 01/15/18
    Models

    Volkswagen makes rapid progress in realigning its North American strategy

    The Volkswagen brand continues to vigorously pursue its regional consolidation strategy in North America: Today Volkswagen launched the seventh generation of its most successful high-volume model in the region when the new Jetta celebrated its world premiere on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Jetta is tailored precisely to the needs of customers in North America.
  • 01/15/18
    Models

    The new Jetta - world premiere North American International Auto Show

    Key facts: overview of the new Jetta Related to the Golf, Tiguan, Atlas and Arteon: that is because the car is, for the first time, based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) Benefits of the MQB: dynamic proportions, optimal space utilization and new range of assistance systems Global best-seller: with 17.5 million units produced, the Jetta is one of the world's most successful Volkswagen cars Into the starting gate: new Jetta will arrive in Mexico in the first quarter and will launch on the US market in the second quarter
  • 01/08/18
    Models

    Volkswagen and NVIDIA to Infuse AI into Future Vehicle Lineup

    Volkswagen and NVIDIA today shared their vision for how AI and deep learning will shape the development of a new generation of intelligent Volkswagen vehicles. At the kickoff of the 2018 International CES, Volkswagen CEO Dr Herbert Diess and NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang discussed on stage how AI is transforming the auto industry and highlighted the new I.D. BUZZ, Volkswagen's exciting new rebirth of the iconic Volkswagen MicroBus, reimagined in electric car form and infused with AI technology for the cockpit and self-driving.
  • 12/27/17
    Models

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

    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. The Golf hatchback is especially popular and has a strong lead in its segment in Germany and Europe. This year, the Tiguan also convinced many customers, with about 730,000 units delivered throughout the world, representing remarkable growth of 40 percent compared with the previous year. The long version, the Tiguan Allspace, which was introduced this year, also played its part in this growth. The Touran was handed over to about 150,000 customers throughout the world and continues to be by far the leading model in the German MPV segment.
  • 12/21/17
    Models

    Volkswagen Sachsen reduces environmental footprint using Naturstrom® hydropower

    The Volkswagen brand is stepping up the use of renewable energy in production with a view to further reducing its environmental footprint. Starting this year, the three production plants of Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH have been supplied with Volkswagen Naturstrom® electric power from 100% renewable sources by VW Kraftwerk GmbH. This measure is playing its part in meeting the target of Volkswagen's Think Blue. Factory environmental program to produce each vehicle and component in a way which is 45 percent more environmentally compatible in 2025 than in the base year of 2010.
  • 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.
  • 12/06/17
    Models

    LED is the new xenon – Daylight-bright headlights for safety through the winter months

    In Europe, the sun is rising around 7 am these days, and it already dips back below the horizon around 4 pm. That makes for a short nine hour period of daylight. By 21 December – the first day of winter on the calendar – the sun has an even shorter appearance. Many people consider it stressful to drive in the dark and under winter weather conditions that are often harsh. That is why Volkswagen is offering relief in the form of powerful LED headlights. They are replacing xenon systems in growing numbers of model series – from the Polo to the Arteon. The LED headlights even come as standard in 22 equipment versions – including all three lines of the Arteon. If the car is also equipped with the optional ‘Active Lighting System', its interactive LED headlights utilise data from the front camera and navigation system to predictively illuminate the next curve.
  • 12/04/17
    Models

    The rally sports car: World premiere of the new Polo GTI R5

    The stage is set for the rally GTI: The Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 enjoyed a successful world premiere. The four-wheel drive rally car for customer sports, which is based on the sixth and latest generation of the new Polo, was introduced to the public for the first time at the official driving presentation of the new Polo GTI in Mallorca (Spain) on Monday evening. The development of the new rally sports car incorporated the experience and know-how acquired whilst winning four world titles in the pinnacle of rallying, the WRC, from 2013 to 2016.
  • 12/04/17
    Models

    New up! GTI

    Volkswagen will soon launch the new up! GTI which features low weight, a powerful engine, sports running gear and typical GTI characteristics both inside and outside the car. This means that the most popular small car can now be ordered for the first time with characteristic GTI traits. Pre-sales for the new sports car have begun, and prices start at 16,975 euros.
  • 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.
  • 11/24/17
    Models

    Volkswagen launches international marketing campaign for new T-Roc

    Today, Volkswagen is launching the TV commercial for the introduction of the new T-Roc in Germany. The marketing campaign is to go on the air in a number of other European countries by the end of the year. This is a 360° campaign consisting of a TV spot, printed advertisements, digital promotion measures and posters.
  • 11/16/17
    Models

    Volkswagen provides further impetus for South America strategy with compact model Virtus

    The Volkswagen brand is setting a further milestone in its South America strategy. With the world premiere of the entirely newly developed compact sedan Virtus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Volkswagen is forging ahead with the realignment of the brand in South America. The new model, developed especially for the South American market, offers the latest features based on innovative MQB technology and is among the most spacious cars in its segment.
  • 11/08/17
    Models

    Polo and T-Roc attain top safety ratings 5 stars from Euro NCAP for the newest Volkswagen

    The new Polo and T-Roc have attained the top rating of five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. The two latest Volkswagen models attain very good figures in all key test areas: ‘Adult Occupant', ‘Child Occupant', ‘Pedestrian' and ‘Safety Assist' (assistance systems). Dr Frank Welsch, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for Development: "Volkswagen has been democratising safety for decades now. The outstanding Euro NCAP ratings for the Polo and T-Roc demonstrate once again how we are making maximum safety available to the drivers of mini and compact models as well." The Polo is available at prices from 12,975 euros, and the T-Roc from 20,390 euros (prices for Germany). The base versions of both the Polo and the T-Roc are already well equipped with six airbags, ESC including counter steering assistance, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and the Front Assist area monitoring system with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring. The T-Roc also comes with the Lane Assist lane keeping system as standard.
  • 11/07/17
    Models

    '2017 Golden Steering Wheel' award for the new Arteon Gran turismo wins in 'midsize and premium class'

    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."
  • 11/03/17
    Models

    Volkswagen showcases the new Allspace with an international marketing campaign

    Volkswagen is further developing the international marketing campaign for the market launch of the new Tiguan Allspace. Under the motto "The new Tiguan Allspace 7-seater," the digital activities, which have been ongoing since the official pre-sales launch, will be complemented with TV, print and poster advertisement.
  • 10/24/17
    Models

    Personalisation – individual settings on demand Arteon, T-Roc, Golf & Co. "recognise" their drivers

    People are different. Some are tall, others are short; some like loud rock music, others may prefer classical; some actually freeze in summer, while others are too warm even in winter. If a number of people share one and the same car, each change of driver involves setting, altering and adjusting preferences. Now Volkswagen is putting a stop to all this. "Personalisation" in the true meaning of the word is the key here: the individual settings are allocated to a user name – Driver1, for example – and the respective car key activates them automatically. The personalisation function is already available for the new T-Roc and Arteon as well as all versions of the current Golf, Touran, Tiguan and Passat. As soon as these Volkswagen models are fitted with the feature known as driving profile selection and/or (depending on the model) with a memory function for the driver's seat, personalisation is also included.
  • 10/20/17
    Models

    The new Golf Sportsvan now available for ordering

    In September, Volkswagen presented the update of the Golf Sportsvan at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. It offers an extended range of assistance systems and a new generation of infotainment systems (top system has gesture control). In addition, standard equipment has been extended to include LED tail lights, the Composition Colour radio and the Driver Alert System. Nonetheless, the entry-level price of €20,475 (with a 1.0 TSI engine that outputs 63 kW / 85 PS) remains unchanged compared to the previous model.
  • 10/19/17
    Models

    From Wolfsburg to Norway: 150 millionth Volkswagen delivered

    The 150 millionth Volkswagen will be driving along the roads in Norway from now on: the anniversary vehicle – a Golf GTE – left the assembly line at the main plant in Wolfsburg in August. Now, Volkswagen has delivered the car to a customer in the town of Lier not far from the Norwegian capital Oslo. Dr. Wolf-Stefan Specht, Head of Sales Europe at the Volkswagen brand, commented: "The 150 millionth Volkswagen symbolizes the brand's long tradition. At the same time, the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers a glimpse of the future of mobility at Volkswagen. That is why we are delighted the GTE has been delivered to a customer in Norway, the frontrunner for e-mobility in Europe."
  • 10/19/17
    Technology

    Volkswagen develops electric race car for world's most renowned mountain race

    New challenge in motorsport with the technology of tomorrow: Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the world's most renowned mountain race. The all-wheel drive prototype is scheduled to be at the start of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA on 24 June 2018. Its goal: to set a new record for electric cars at the finish line which is at 4,300 metres elevation. The new motorsport project is part of Volkswagen's process of transforming itself into the leading producer of electric vehicles. By 2025, the Volkswagen brand will already be offering 23 all-electric models.
  • 10/18/17
    Models

    Let the sunshine in! The panoramic sunroof is a re-interpretation of the legendary folding soft top

    The days are growing shorter, the leaves are changing colour, and fall is making its appearance. Despite the season, a lot of Volkswagens are still bright as in summer. There is a tradition here. Ever since the company's early years, intelligent roof systems have been capturing the light of the sun even in wintertime. As early as in 1950, Volkswagen began to offer the Beetle with a folding sunroof. In the mid-1990s, this roof concept was refined in the Lupo and Polo with electrically actuated versions. Today, transparent panoramic sunroofs are experiencing a boom. They are available for all Volkswagen models – from the small up! and new Polo to the large Touareg and new Arteon.
  • 09/29/17
    Models

    Volkswagen European marketing campaign for new Polo kicks off

    Volkswagen's European marketing campaign for the market launch of the new Polo kicks off today. "As one of the world's most advanced small cars, the new Polo calls the tune in its class when it comes to safety – something that is important to people. Our campaign highlights this subject in typical Volkswagen style: emotional, authentic and humorous", Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, said.
  • 09/15/17
    Models

    The new T-Roc is now available to order

    Starting today, the sporty and stylish new T-Roc is causing quite a stir in the compact class. The new, expressively styled crossover model from Volkswagen celebrated its world premiere three weeks ago and is now available to order. The entry-level model with a 1.0 TSI engine (85 kW/115 PS) is available starting at €20,390.
  • 09/14/17
    Models

    Chancellor Merkel visits Volkswagen at the IAA: Powertrain concepts of the future presented

    At the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt today, German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel was given a glimpse of the automotive future. "The automobile has its best days ahead of it. With the right concepts, Volkswagen will contribute to shaping the automobile of the future," said Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand. Over the next five years, the brand will be investing about €3.5 billion in the optimization of conventional diesel, gasoline and natural gas powertrains. During the same period, €6 billion will be invested in e-mobility. At the IAA, Volkswagen is exhibiting the current state of development with the latest models and presenting the electric future of mobility in the form of concept vehicles from the I.D. model family. The first production I.D. models will be on show at the IAA in 2019.
  • 09/13/17
    Models

    Volkswagen named "Most Innovative Brand 2017"

    The Volkswagen brand won various design and innovation awards yesterday at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). Most prominently, the jury for the Plus X Award singled out the Volkswagen brand for the title "Most Innovative Brand 2017". Meanwhile, the new Arteon received the "Best of Best" top ranking in the "Automotive Brand Contest 2017".
  • 09/12/17
    Models

    IAA 2017: Volkswagen brand points the way to the automotive future

    The Volkswagen brand is pointing the way to the future at its motor show appearance at this year's International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt: along with the world premiere of the new I.D.CROZZ – a zero emission SUV that will go into production in 2020 – three other premieres will be featured: the new T-Roc, the new Polo GTI and the updated Golf Sportsvan. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Brand Board of Management Volkswagen Passenger Cars: "We will be thoroughly updating our vehicle range by 2020 and expanding into important segments. In 2025 Volkswagen Brand will already be offering 23 all-electric models and invest 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years. In this process, the different drive technologies will continue to have currency for many years to come. It makes sense for diesel, petrol and electric drives to mutually complement one another."
  • 09/12/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    The Volkswagen Group provides an insight into the SEDRIC model family

    The Volkswagen Group is consistently developing its own vision of mobility as SEDRIC. The company is presenting its latest evolution stage of the SElf-DRIving Car at the preview night on the evening before the start of the International Motor Show (IAA) 2017 in Frankfurt/Main. In future, this car will form the platform for a diverse model family. SEDRIC is the first concept car from the Volkswagen Group and it symbolises the transformation of the company from a thoroughbred vehicle manufacturer to an integrated provider of hardware, software and digital mobility services. The concept for mobility of tomorrow combines fully automated driving at Level 5, electrification and digital networking. It permits simple, convenient, sustainable and safe mobility for everybody at the touch of a button. The Volkswagen Group will achieve this vision within the concept of urban mobility and in numerous other vehicle concepts from sports cars, through luxurious touring saloons to lightweight commercial vehicles and trucks.
  • 09/11/17
    Models

    Volkswagen Group Night at the IAA 2017: Volkswagen brand presents the new I.D. 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 I.D., I.D. BUZZ and I.D.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!".
  • 09/06/17
    Models

    GTI meet in Wolfsburg: Coming Home 2017 – Part 2

    GTI – these three initials have stood for sport and high performance at Volkswagen for more than four decades. But they also stand for an active fan community that spans the globe. That's because the enthusiasm for this cult favourite Volkswagen performer continues to this day. To mark the end of this year's season – following the GTI meet at Wörthersee lake in May – Volkswagen is inviting fans of the Golf GTI to the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg on Saturday, 16 September 2017. A special highlight: fans will have the opportunity to drive their own Golf GTI in a procession through the factory in which the first GTI rolled from the assembly line 41 years ago. 
  • 09/04/17
    Models

    Volkswagen and Zara Larsson launch cooperation

    Volkswagen continues to develop its Garage Sound platform and is launching a one-year cooperation with Swedish Grammy winner Zara Larsson. Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for Sales, says: "Music and Volkswagen have become a tradition. Our cooperation with Zara Larsson is a logical next step in taking our musical commitment, Volkswagen Garage Sound, to a new level." Zara Larsson will be appearing at the sixth Volkswagen Garage Sound concert, which is to be held at the Gibson in Frankfurt on September 20, 2017 in connection with the launch of the T-Roc.

Press kits

  • 07/11/18
    Models

    “I am more” – the new T-Cross

    With the compact T-Cross Volkswagen is adding a practical and cool entry-level model to its SUV range.
  • 04/18/18
    Models

    I.D. Crozz - World premiere

    The I.D. CROZZ is Volkswagen's first electrically powered crossover utility vehicle (CUV) – a four-door coupé and sports utility vehicle (SUV) in one.
  • 03/06/18
    Models

    Micro mobility by Volkswagen Streetmate and Cityskater – the Geneva premieres

    Urban mobility: Volkswagen is presenting progressive electric vehicles for urban centres in the form of the Cityskater and the Streetmate concept scooter.
  • 03/05/18
    Models

    I.D. Vizzion - World Premiere

    A next-generation, avant-garde premium class saloon. It drives autonomously and is operated by voice and gesture control. Thanks to artificial intelligence, it will be capable of learning. It is a fascinating Volkswagen of tomorrow, which will be opening a portal to the future.
  • 01/16/18
    Models

    The new up! GTI

    A sports car in the original GTI format. It is the small GTI that enables younger drivers to fulfil a dream, and those who are perhaps not-so-young to rekindle old memories.
  • 10/13/17
    Models

    The T-Roc

    The T-Roc is the new face in the crowd. A versatile vehicle – available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive (with all-wheel drive, including the 4MOTION Active Control driver experience switch, as standard) – which combines the dominance of an SUV with the agility of a sporty compact. A car that is just as much at home in the city as it is on long journeys.
  • 08/28/17
    Models

    The new Polo – Driving presentation

    Progressive compact car. The Polo, which has sold more than 14 million units worldwide, is a giant among small cars. Now a completely redeveloped sixth generation has arrived.
  • 04/12/17
    Models

    The new Polo GTI – Driving presentation

    The new Polo GTI is another highpoint in the long GTI history. Climb in, adjust the sports seats, buckle up – an ergonomically made-to-measure connection between driver and machine.
  • 01/09/17
    Models

    I.D. BUZZ – world premiere

    In its design, the electric concept van forges links between the legendary origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future. The I.D. BUZZ, like the I.D., is another new Volkswagen vehicle that will give a face to electric mobility. These are cars whose thoroughly clear design reflects a transformation – of the brand and its models.
  • 09/29/16
    Models

    I.D. – the world premiere

    The fact is that the I.D. combines the digitally connected world with electric drive, if required, and heralds a new era of fully automated driving. Analogously, this resulted in a visionary design for the electric cars of the future. It puts the spotlight on the individual: it is positive, honest, and fascinating to look at.

Stories

08/14/18
Models

Fifteen years of loyalty

The Touran Club visits Wolfsburg
08/01/18
Models

The Polo at a glance

07/30/18
Models

Let’s drive

On the trail of the legendary Austrian Alpine Rally in the up! GTI
07/30/18
Models

A Moscow night with flashing lights

Exploring Moscow with the Tiguan
07/26/18
Models

A Passat enraptured by the tango

Trip through Buenos Aires with a global bestseller
07/26/18
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Here come the colours!

Taking the new T-Cross on the final approval drive

Background Reports