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  • 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.
  • 06/05/18
    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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 03/23/17
    Models

    From January to March 2017: Many national and international awards for Volkswagen models

    Tiguan successful in Auto Bild Allrad readers' choice The readers of Auto Bild Allrad trade journal have made their decision and chosen the Tiguan as the "All-wheel Drive Car of the Year" in the "Off-road vehicle and SUV up to €30,000" category. The award for the popular all-rounder was given to Volkswagen yesterday evening in Frankfurt. The second generation of the Tiguan came onto the market last year and will soon be joined by the Tiguan Allspace. This has considerably more space – with the option for up to seven people – and offers impressive versatility and extended range of standard features.
  • 11/03/16
    Models

    Small and adventurous: The new Volkswagen cross up! is now available to order

    Volkswagen is now taking advance orders for the new cross up! in Europe. Its sporty and rugged appearance features distinctive bumpers, silver anodised roof rails and increased ground clearance.
  • 09/23/16
    Models

    The new up! has arrived in Volkswagen showrooms

    The new up! has arrived in the showrooms of Volkswagen partners. The small trendsetter features an extensive range of standard equipment, a larger number of customisation options and an expanded infotainment system. In addition, Volkswagen is offering a new top engine with 66 kW/90 PS for the up!. Meanwhile, real music fans will love the up! beats special edition model and its 300-watt sound system. Prices for the new up! start at €9,850.
  • 08/02/16
    Models

    Small – colourful – electric: New Volkswagen e-up! now available to order

    Volkswagen is now taking advance orders in Europe for the new e-up!. As well as appreciably sharper lines, the purely electrically powered up! offers a more comprehensive set of standard features, including sophisticated smartphone integration and extra options for added comfort. The new e-up! is available to order from €26,900.
  • 06/15/16
    Models

    Intelligent integration – Electric vehicles reduce power fluctuations  

    The "INEES" research project (‘Intelligent integration of electric vehicles into the power grid for the provision of system services') has submitted its final report. The partners – Volkswagen AG, Lichtblick SE, SMA Solar Technology AG and the Fraunhofer Institute Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) – point to the fact that it is technically possible to absorb power fluctuations by connecting electric vehicles to the power supply. The research results will in future help to link electric mobility with the energy industry.
  • 05/26/16
    Models

    Available to order now: the new Volkswagen up!

    Volkswagen is now taking advance orders in Europe for the new up! The small car now has much sharper lines, more comprehensive standard features, more options for personalisation and extended connectivity. Volkswagen also has a new top engine delivering 66 kW/90 PS and a special edition up! beats model with a 300-watt sound system on offer. The new up! is available to order now from €9,850.
  • 03/01/16
    Models

    Volkswagen at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show: World premieres of the T-Cross Breeze and new up!

    Volkswagen's reorientation continues. At the Geneva International Motor Show starting today the company is presenting two world premieres geared to the future of mobility: one a fascinating open-top T-Cross Breeze concept car, which marks the start of a broad SUV offensive. The other the new up!, which boasts a thrilling array of innovative features.
  • 02/22/16
    Models

    Geneva International Motor Show 2016: Volkswagen updates the up! and unveils a surprisingly new concept car

    Two models take centre stage for the Volkswagen brand at this year's Geneva International Motor Show: first, the new edition of the "up!" city car, which will soon be appearing on the market with an impressive variety of extras and improved smartphone integration. Secondly, the Wolfsburg-based company presents a fascinating concept car, which will liven up the compact car class as a trendy, affordable SUV.

Press kits

  • 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.

Stories

07/30/18
Models

Let’s drive

On the trail of the legendary Austrian Alpine Rally in the up! GTI
01/26/18
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Background Reports

  • 01/16/18
    Models

    The new up! GTI