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Volkswagen has announced the new model of the ever popular Golf family car and it has gesture control for its infotainment system. This is a new facelift version of the latest Golf, somewhat of a mid-life refresh of the current Mk7 model. We are going to call it the Mk7.
The new environmentally friendly Volkswagen is on a green mission to clean up its image with the announcement of an electric car initiative recently, now the post dieselgate manufacturer is looking to reduce emissions further. They have been looking at ways to reduce emissions on their petrol range across the group including Audi, Skoda, Seat, Bentley and Lamborghini.
Volkswagen plans for ultra low emissions from new hybrid cars and zero emissions from electric cars by 2025. Major electrification initiative planned: more than 30 new e-vehicles by 2025, annual unit sales target of two to three million "TOGETHER – Strategy 2025" ushers in the biggest change process in the Company's history, with the focus on transforming the core business...
Volkswagen top the list of the cleanest new diesel cars on the road today, just half a year after the widely publicised emissions scandal that saw the German Car-giant at the centre of the controversy.
The New Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has completed successful TCR touring car comparison tests in Spain. Before this, five cars were delivered to customers. The New VW Golf GTi TCR’s have been put through their paces in a two day test at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
German and French prosecutors have widened their investigations into the emissions scandal at Volkswagen. Authorities in Paris have opened a formal probe into "aggravated fraud" over the use of diesel engine devices that gave misleading emissions results. Prosecutors in Germany said the number of VW employees now under investigation has increased to 17.
Volkswagen Group AG is working on putting together a compensation package for every driver impacted by the VW emissions scandal. The newly-appointed boss Matthias Muller mentioned that the software fix would have a minimal impact on your vehicle’s performance. “We’re offering technical solutions that do not impact the performance of our cars.
Volkswagen has said that nowhere near as many cars as first thought have been affected by inaccurate carbon dioxide emissions and fuel usage measurements. VW now estimate that about 36,000 of the cars it makes each year are affected. This comes just after; it said an internal investigation suggested that CO2 emissions and fuel consumption had been understated for 800,000 vehicles.
Volkswagen has named nine models that have been retested to find incorrect CO2 emissions being exhausted to the atmosphere than those initially stated. The VW group said all but nine models are in line with the figures originally posted for CO2. The models affected are all listed below and from the 2016 model year, they include petrol, diesel, manual and automatic (DSG) configurations.
The South Korean Environment Ministry have fined Volkswagen, totalling almost £8.7 million and a recall order for 125,000 Volkswagen cars. This new setback for VW caused by the emissions cheating has also seen a suspension of new car sales.