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  • Story: Dune Buggy: Small Car, Boundless Freedom

    Dune Buggy: Small Car, Boundless Freedom

    Cool, compact, cuddly: the dune buggy still inspires enthusiasm. But what constitutes this very special buggy feeling?
  • 07/04/19

    "The smile comes automatically"

    When Klaus Bischoff, Chief Designer of the Volkswagen brand, talks about the ID. BUGGY, he gets enthousiastic. An interview about old vehicles, new design and emotional e-cars.
  • 06/24/19

    Freedom Festival: Bullis on Fehmarn

    Sun, adventure and a Bulli lifestyle: The Midsummer Bulli Festival attracts thousands of fans to the Isle of Fehmarn. Together they celebrated the summer solstice, their buses and stories.
  • 06/17/19

    New York says: "bye bye!"

    In 2019, the Beetle celebrates its farewell with a final edition. On the occasion, Volkswagen invited guests to a farewell event in New York and explained how the car turned design icon.
  • 06/14/19

    "Girls only" are getting ready

    The “Girls Only” team and their Golf GTI TCR take part in the Nürburgring 24-hour race. How does the crew prepare for the mammoth task?
  • 06/13/19

    The new Passat: video with tec highlights

    The countdown has begun – in September, Volkswagen is launching a major technological update for the Passat. The update fundamentally changes the world's most successful mid-range car, which has already sold more than 30 million units. New assistance systems such as Travel Assist perfect safety and comfort and make it the first Passat with the potential to drive up to 210 km/h in partially assisted mode. Once again, the bestseller will be launched as a saloon and estate.
  • 06/13/19

    The new Passat: interview with the project leader

    Presales for the new Passat have started. A young team has taken the task of perfecting the successful mid-range model. The outcome is something to be proud of.
  • 06/11/19

    He just keeps rolling!

    On December 23, 2014, Jürgen Bäumer gave himself the biggest Christmas present ever: he bought one of the very first e-Golfs in Germany. And today? The car just keeps on rolling.
  • 06/04/19

    An emission-free record

    The Volkswagen ID.R is the fastest electric vehicle ever to complete a lap of the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. We have first impressions of the record run, plus two new videos: the complete run from cockpit- and helicopter perspective, amongst others.
  • 05/30/19

    Today, 25 years ago ...

    The Golf is the most successful European car: more than 35 million units of the icon have already been sold since start of production in March 1974. Today, 25 years ago - on May 30th 1994 - the Golf was already celebrated as a star at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg - the 15millionth Golf rolled off the assembly line. Since the start of production 45 years ago, a new Golf has been ordered somewhere in the world every 41 seconds, every day. That is an average of around 780,000 vehicles per year.
  • 05/29/19

    Breaking down the prejudices ...

    The automotive industry is currently in the midst of the biggest change in its history as it attempts to establish emissions-free vehicles across the globe. Electric mobility is a key piece of technology in this process. However, it is still met with a great deal of scepticism. The majority of electric mobility’s critics focus on low driving ranges, a lack of fun behind the wheel, and poor charging infrastructure. So, are these prejudices against electric mobility actually justified?
  • 05/29/19

    Holography in the GTI

    With the Aurora showcar, apprentices from Wolfsburg, assisted by the innovation development team at Volkswagen Group Components, created a 3,000-watt sound system, controlled by way of a hologram.
  • 05/28/19

    12 myths of e-mobility

  • 05/27/19

    Joachim Löw, Herbert Diess, and the ID.3

    The Volkswagen CEO and the German national soccer coach drive together through Berlin in the all new ID.3
  • 05/24/19

    A lifelong passion

    There are certain people, who breathe life into vehicles. And there are fans, who keep them alive, maintain the values of the brand, and tell their stories. Their passion is often both inspirational and record-breaking. Take the Grundmanns, for example, and their singular collection: So many oldest and original Volkswagen in one place – that is unique in the world.
  • 05/23/19

    Goosebumps guaranteed!

    Romain Dumas chases the lap record for electric vehicles on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife with the ID.R. During the trackwalk, the Frenchman explains a few key points of probably the most challenging race track in the world. In addition, check out our three videos, cruising the Nordschleife with Romain Dumas, amongst others.
  • 05/17/19

    Avanti, Beetle!

    Old cars in the streets and Italians in front of their houses? The Mille Miglia is coming!--We are reporting directly from the road:
  • 05/16/19

    The new Golf: with 48V technology

    If not the Golf, then who? The eighth-generation of the bestseller will feature a new electrified drive system. We explain facts and functions of the socalled „mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle“-Systems („mHEV“) with 48 volt technology.
  • 05/08/19

    "E-mobility for all"

    With its new electric models, Volkswagen is taking a new path in sales as well: customers can now pre-book the special edition of the ID.3* – a full year before its market launch. In our interview, Board Member for Sales Jürgen Stackmann talks about e-mobility that is suitable for daily use, sales targets and the start of a new era.
  • 05/02/19

    First of May with birthday celebrations

    It is probably the biggest event of its kind in the world. For European vin-tage car fans, it has been top of the list for first of May for over three dec-ades: the May Bug Meet in Hannover. Volkswagen Classic and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimer attended the 36th staging.
  • 04/15/19

    Frugal, strong, and rare

    Once a year, Essen transforms into the centre of the classic car scene, when the Techno Classica unites around 180,000 international visitors, thousands of cars and 1,250 exhibitors. Volkswagen was part of the action once again when the biggest vintage car fair in the world was held for the 31st time.
  • 04/15/19

    Four world premieres in Shanghai

    The curiosity is immense. The stage is even bigger. And the surprises were a great success, too. Volkswagen presented an incredible four world premieres in a single evening, on the eve of the Auto Shanghai. “That’s not normal,” says marketing chief Jürgen Stackmann, his face beaming. “I can not remember ever experiencing a night like this.”
  • 04/09/19

    Will 20 girls rock the ring?

    A racing team comprised entirely of women? Even in 2019, it’s still a noteworthy sight. Volkswagen supports the “Girls Only” team – we visited them in the pit at the Nürburgring.
  • 04/08/19

    The two and the type three

    Two apprentices from Volkswagen Osnabrück are restoring a historique automobile, from 1968 for the classic car trade fair Techno-Classica 2019. They are learning the basics of car construction in the process – before they start building the electric cars of the future.
  • 03/22/19

    Cruising USA with "the thing"

    If you want to get to know the USA, take a road trip. And if you want your vehicle to stand out, you’ll choose a car that could hardly be more purist – a Volkswagen 181. It even happens to turn 50 this year!
  • 03/19/19

    Extraordinary Mallorca!

    The new T-Cross is not only good looking: Due to the many options, he is the perfect companion for almost any kind of adventure in the city or off the beaten path. Benjamin Brodbeck, blogger and editor at took the new SUV for a spin and visited Mallorcas most unusual places.
  • 03/05/19

    E-powered to the beach

    Dozens of journalists crowded the stand when Ralf Brandstätter came on stage. "The transformation of the Volkswagen brand is in full swing. We are making excellent progress in digitalizing our company and electrifying our models," said the COO.
  • 03/01/19

    Wanted: The perfect drift angle

    Breath-taking landscapes and fascinating plays of light in northern Sweden
  • 02/28/19

    Cool cult coupe

    It was billed as the first “fun car” from Volkswagen for the younger generation: The Scirocco desert wind conquered the hearts of fans in the early 1970s with a combination of Italian design and a completely novel technical concept. Amongst its fans was German rock star Udo Lindenberg.
  • 02/27/19

    When the Touareg tows a house

    Living on nine square meters. Italian architect Leonardo Di Chiara tours Europe in his “aVOID” tiny house with a Touareg as his traveling companion.
  • 02/21/19

    The magic of the mix

    Volkswagen is banking on electric cars to achieve overall carbon-neutral mobility. We explain why the energy mix is so important. And how the company is already using and offering sustainable electricity.
  • 02/12/19

    Born for the mountains

    The Scottish Highlands are unique: wild and weather-torn mountain landscape like nowhere else in the world. To master the challenge of this landscape, you need a good dose of self-confidence – plus a mountain guide like Andy Nelson and a car like the T-Roc.
  • 02/07/19

    Best Man at his e-Golf’s wedding

    It is environmentally friendly and economical, the e-Golf*. The Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden is now offering customers a special look behind the scenes.
  • 01/31/19

    Return of a legend

    Elvis, James Bond and Steve McQueen, they all drove it: The dune buggy of the 1970s. The cult-classic car returns – this time all-electric. The new MEB-based Volkswagen study is celebrating its premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show.
  • 01/30/19

    The freedom I know

    Every spring and fall a father and his three sons drive from Cologne to southern France to go surfing. Most recently in a Sharan. We present a personalized travel report.
  • 01/25/19

    Cornering wizard with three letters

    That GTI feeling does not get any stronger: the new TCR (213 kW/290 PS) is the road-going version of the successful touring car of the same name. The car that spearheads the current GTI range is equally as comfortable on the streets as it is on the racetracks of this world – as media representatives found out for themselves at the “Autódromo Internacional do Algarve” in the Portuguese city of Portimão.
  • 01/23/19

    Already five million Tiguan!

    The Tiguan celebrates a historical production anniversary. In just eleven years, five million vehicles of the compact SUV series rolled off the assembly line. Almost 800,000 units were sold in 2018.
  • 01/17/19

    Hola!, T-Cross!

    The T-Cross comes off the line in Pamplona, Spain, next to the Polo. Production started in December 2018. The employees are enthusiastic about the brand's smallest SUV.
  • 01/16/19

    The most successful midsize car

    The Passat is the most successful midsize car in the world. In 2019, it is set to become the first in its segment to cross the threshold of 30 million units sold.
  • 01/11/19

    The Snow Kings

    The Planai Classic in Austria is for dyed-in-the-wool classic car fans only. We went along – sitting in the passenger seat alongside motorsport legend Hans-Joachim “Strietzel” Stuck.
  • 12/21/18

    It’s T-Time!

    From T-Cross to Touareg: We present the five SUVs from Volkswagen - and explain their characters.
  • 12/20/18

    "Fearlessly off the brake!"

    Matthias Luft, automotive blogger at and Youtuber, took an in-depth offroad drive of Volkswagen’s current SUV range together with 20 international influencers.
  • 12/19/18

    Undercover in South Africa

    Approval drive with the all-electric ID. in South Africa: At the end of 2019, the first model based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) goes into production. The final testing phase has begun.
  • 12/11/18

    With high-tech as a standard

    Back in the days, it even left some of the classier sports cars in its wake: the Corrado. Engine power, road-holding ability and design elements formed an extraordinarily dynamic package. This year, the rapid 2+2-seater from Osnabrück celebrates its 30th birthday. We show what technical refinements and visual aspects still live on in today’s Volkswagen models.
  • 12/05/18

    What's the pastor raving about?

    Electric cars are only good for city driving? Wrong! Car sharing only works for an urban, app-friendly target group? Wrong! A small municipality near Bremen is proving that e-car sharing in rural areas can be a success.
  • 12/03/18

    “One of the most iconic cars!”

    Next summer, the last Beetle will roll off the assembly line. Roughly 20 years after the premiere of the New Beetle, its production will come to an end. The Beetle celebrates its farewell with the “Final Edition” – inspired by the “Última Edición” of the legendary Beetle in 2003.
  • 11/28/18

    Bye bye, Beetle

    The New Beetle has united tradition and lifestyle since its launch in 1998. It and its successor, which was introduced in 2011, have attracted millions of fans around the world. The last car will be produced in 2019.
  • 11/21/18

    Economy Formula E

    Pole position for savers: Already in the 1980s, an innovative set of fuel saving options was available for Polo, Golf, and Co.
  • 11/07/18

    Three brothers – one passion

    30 years ago, Patrick, Paul and Vincent Postma fell in love with Volkswagen Beetle convertibles. They turned their passion for classic Beetles and the ‘Bulli’ camper van into a successful business model.
  • 10/30/18

    Red Sparrow is an all-rounder

    Car blogger and editor of, Benjamin Brodbeck drove the Polo over GTI 3,000 km through the Italian and Austrian Alps and the style-metropolis of Vienna.
  • 10/26/18

    Cool car, cool event!

    With loud drums and dazzling laser lights, the latest and smallest member of Volkswagen’s SUV family introduces itself in Amsterdam – the T-Cross. “I am more” is its motto and with that much confidence, you get to celebrate three world premieres: Shanghai, Amsterdam and Sao Paulo. But let’s go to the Netherlands, first!
  • 10/24/18

    Top Grade: Five stars from Euro NCAP

    The Touareg has received a full five-star rating from Euro NCAP because it offers a maximum of security. Rolf Bergmann from Global Safety Affairs Volkswagen explains what makes it so safe.
  • 10/23/18

    Where the roads end ...

    Nine hours of driving, for a distance of 154 Kilometers. That’s hell, when you’re stuck in gridlock on a motorway. But if you drive in a world without roads and don’t even notice how slow you’re going – that’s bliss.
  • 10/22/18

    “The best of all automotive worlds”

    Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are on trend. They are safe, comfortable and give drivers a feeling of freedom. On the trail of a success story.
  • 10/16/18

    Married ... with Motorsports

    Petter Solberg’s last appearance in the World Rally Championship came back in 2012. But in a few days, at the end of October, the 2003 world champion returns – in a Polo GTI R5. As always, he can count on the support of his motorsport-mad family.
  • 10/12/18

    Secret meeting with the new rally Polo

    The Polo GTI R5 – the rally Polo for customer sport – is available now. Future owners were able to experience the hottest Polo up close and personal on a very special taxi ride.
  • 10/04/18

    Treasures in the glove compartment

    The glove compartment. Endless depth and width. Room for whatever is practical, useful, expendable, indispensable, treasured – there is room for almost everything in the odds-and-ends compartment of the dash panel. Just what is in there? A team of reporters spent an afternoon researching this question in their neighbourhoods and at a well-visited motorway rest stop. And they turned up some astounding answers.
  • 10/02/18

    Spectacular hill climb event in Bavaria

    Volkswagen started with six cars at the 2018 Edelweiß Bergpreis Rossfeld
  • 09/21/18

    Happening in orange

    The creme21 youngtimer rallye has become a legend. Volkswagen Classic enriched the 17th cult event with three cool classic cars.
  • 09/10/18

    Family Trip

    Thousands of fans celebrate the Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg 2018
  • 09/06/18

    Night shift in the underground car park

    Sixteen thousand GTI fans come to Wolfsburg for the second Coming Home Festival
  • 08/21/18

    The Arteon at a glance

    10 facts you should know
  • 08/17/18

    Light years

    Volkswagen’s journey from the functional headlight to customised light scenarios
  • 08/14/18

    Fifteen years of loyalty

    The Touran Club visits Wolfsburg
  • 08/01/18

    The Polo at a glance

  • 07/30/18

    Let’s drive

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

    A Moscow night with flashing lights

    Exploring Moscow with the Tiguan
  • 07/26/18

    Future Running High

    The ID. R Pikes Peak races at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • 07/26/18

    A Passat enraptured by the tango

    Trip through Buenos Aires with a global bestseller
  • 07/26/18

    Here come the colours!

    Taking the new T-Cross on the final approval drive
  • 06/01/18

    114 proofs of love

  • 05/30/18

    Ready to Peak

  • 05/24/18

    Every gram counts

  • 05/02/18

    Air-cooled May cult

  • 04/30/18

    No words needed

  • 04/23/18

    Next step on the way up

  • 03/29/18

    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.
  • 03/21/18

    A road trip to the world première in Beijing

    In early March, world record-holding driver Rainer Zietlow left the Bratislava factory in Slovakia in a new Touareg – still in camouflage – and set his sights on China. The 16,000-kilometre route passes through eleven countries. The SUV has been built in Bratislava since 2002; the new Touareg will celebrate its world première in Beijing on 23 March. Read his journal here.