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Geneva Motor Show Highlights #2: Mercedes-AMG, Porsche, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and Jeep

March 9, 2017 |

Today, the doors of the Palexpo exhibition centre, home to the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, open to the general public for the first time. Visitors can expect a feast of new, smart, hot, fast and futuristic sheet metal, with … Read More

Stand-out concepts point to an electric future

October 14, 2016 |

The bi-annual Paris Motor Show is not only one of the biggest motor shows in the world, but also one of the most important. Alternating with Germany’s IAA Frankfurt, the French expo traditionally attracts all the major auto makers from … Read More

VW Beetle rocks Bonneville with 328 km/h speed run

September 20, 2016 |

The Bonneville Salt Flats in the US state of Utah have been conquered by a new hero. A specially prepared Volkswagen Beetle has become the world’s fastest Beetle after clocking 328 km/h at the annual World Of Speed event held … Read More

New-generation VW Tiguan ups the turbodiesel ante

August 25, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW – eat your heart out. The world’s most powerful four-cylinder turbodiesel production engine belongs to … Volkswagen.

In an unexpected display of one-upmanship, the VW Group has opted to debut its new, high-tech 2,0-litre bi-turbodiesel powerplant … Read More

Continental tyres help economy drivers to shatter records

August 11, 2016 | | One Comment

A team of economy aces has set a pair of all-new distance records for petrol and diesel-powered vehicles – and both record-breaking cars were fitted with Continental ContiSportContact 5 tyres.

The objective of the team was to beat its own … Read More

RPM TV Schedule 10 August 2016: VW Golf vs Opel Astra. New Toyota Prius. Updated Volvo V40. Fiat 500X long-termer

August 8, 2016 | | 2 Comments

The Volkswagen Golf has been the compact hatchback benchmark for seven generations now. Does the all-new Opel Astra have what it takes to tackle its German rival? We pit the VW Golf 1.4 TFSI against the Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy.

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VW Amarok joins the update queue

April 21, 2016 |

Earlier this week, we reported on the burgeoning one-ton bakkie market, which has already seen the appearance of an all-new Toyota Hilux and an updated Ford Ranger, while Nissan is expected to launch the new-generation Navara during the course of … Read More

VW previews luxury SUV in Beijing

April 19, 2016 |

Volkswagen has chosen the upcoming Beijing Motor Show as the forum for the unveiling of a concept car that’s said to preview the German marque’s upcoming premium SUV: the new VW Touareg.

The all-new vehicle, due to be unveiled in … Read More

Episode 328 – VW Golf GTI Performance Pack DSG

March 24, 2016 |

Spike investigates what an extra couple of kW can do to a Golf GTI and if it is worthy of wearing a red and angry “I”.

Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 984 cc, turbocharged Power: 169 kW @ 4 700 rpm … Read More

VW pushing for all-electric Rallycross

March 16, 2016 |

Volkswagen is said to be in discussions with the Global Rallycross Championship about the merits of moving the sport to an all-electric platform.

Given Volkswagen’s track record when it comes to environmental issues, the cynic in us assumes that this … Read More