June 15, 2017

Top of the leader board!

Volkswagen’s updated Golf range features a revised engine line up, more technology, refreshed styling and competitive pricing. Reuben van Niekerk reports Building on the appeal of […]
May 18, 2017

Power to the people

In South Africa bakkies tread a very thin line between commercial vehicles and passenger cars. The problem is that most of these vehicles have commercial vehicle […]
April 4, 2017

Volkswagen’s African experiment

With Volkswagen’s sights set on developing the nameplate across sub-Saharan Africa, the managing director of the company’s South African operation, Thomas Schäfer, outlines the brand’s strategy […]
April 4, 2017

VW sets up sub-Saharan division

Volkswagen has established a sub-Saharan regional division to develop and strengthen the African market. The new entity joins existing regions of North America, South America and […]
March 13, 2017

VW adds engines to Tiguan model line-up

Volkswagen has added three diesel engines and one petrol engine into the new Tiguan model line-up. At launch, the new Tiguan was only available in two […]
March 9, 2017

Volkswagen adds one-litre engine to the Polo model range

Volkswagen has expanded the offering of its best-selling Polo model range with the addition of a 1.0 litre petrol engine. Over 155 600 Polo hatch body […]
March 8, 2017

Oldest Beetle in South Africa nestled at refurbished Volkswagen AutoPavilion

Volkswagens automotive museum, AutoPavilion, has recently had an upgrade and one of its new displays is Jan the Beetle. Jan was built on Wednesday, 14 September […]
March 8, 2017

Volkswagen Uitenhage produces its 1 250 000th Polo

Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) together with employees and management of vehicle assembly gave a thumbs up to welcome […]
March 6, 2017

The Life of Citi Golf

“In any sound design there are almost unlimited possibilities. I see no sense in starting anew every few years with the same teething troubles, making obsolete […]
March 3, 2017

VW revives the freedom of the Citi

Volkswagen is paying homage to its venerable and legendary, Citi Golf model with the introduction of the limited edition Citi Vivo. Citi Vivo is bringing back […]
February 20, 2017

Upgrade for Up!

Volkswagen’s compact car, the Up, has been updated with new colours and wheels, an improved interior design and new comfort features. Reuben van Niekerk took it […]
February 13, 2017

From Vegas to Detroit

There were a few notable debuts at last month’s Detroit Motor Show – but by and large the connected car world divulged its secrets at the […]
February 13, 2017

Volkswagen settles US claims

Volkswagen has agreed to pay a total of $4,3-billion (about R59-billion) in fines and penalties after reaching a settlement with the United States government regarding the […]
January 12, 2017

Limited edition Golf GTI Clubsport S lands in SA

The exclusive Golf GTI Clubsport S has arrived in South Africa. This limited edition Golf GTI boasting 228kW is only available as a two-door body variant […]
January 4, 2017

Volkswagen plans integrated mobility concept in Rwanda

Volkswagen is taking a further step to develop market potentials in Africa. On Wednesday evening, Hon. Francis Gatare, Director of the Rwanda Development Board, and Thomas […]
December 5, 2016

One, two, three for VW after first GTC season

Volkswagen Motorsport ended the six-round national Sasol GTC Africa season with three podium positions for the year. Mathew Hodges claimed third place overall for the year […]
November 29, 2016

Electrifying news!

Rival automakers team up to promote the sale of electrically powered vehicles across Europe. Wynter Murdoch reports Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Porsche and Volkswagen have joined […]
October 31, 2016

Why the APDP is necessary

South Africa, as a succession of motor industry executives have attested, has precious few investment advantages beyond the APDP – which is why it is vital […]