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VW plans to build its own battery plant

VW plans to build its own battery plant

As the demand for electrified-cars is expected to sharply rise in the following years, Volkswagen plans to support the production of green vehicles by building a battery factory. Volkswagen is apparently looking beyond the diesel scandal by shifting the focus on environmentally friendly cars. But to lower production costs and […]

Wimmer makes the VW Touareg more enticing

Wimmer makes the VW Touareg more enticing

The aftermarket specialist has decided the big crossover needs some increased excitement credentials, treating it to an array of enhancements, including a diesel engine workout. The second generation Volkswagen Touareg has been around since way back in 2010, meaning it’s about run its course. But since such big machines still […]

Russia gets the Polo Sedan GT, packs 1.4 TSI

Russia gets the Polo Sedan GT, packs 1.4 TSI

The German supermini is almost just as iconic as the Golf, so no wonder certain markets get models with its moniker – case in point the sedan available in Russia. While not available in Western Europe, the Polo Sedan is model that has been selling well in Russia and it […]

European VW Beetle gets light update

European VW Beetle gets light update

The Euro-spec Volkswagen Beetle has been updated with a very subtle nip and tuck for the 2017 model year, aiming to keep the iconic model fresh for the upcoming period. The legendary nameplate comes with mild revisions across the board. For example owners will get a fresh design or the […]

The next-gen VW Polo to land next year

The next-gen VW Polo to land next year

Volkswagen’s Polo supermini is reportedly going to move up one generation in 2017, sitting on a new technical platform. The current mini Polo is on the market since 2009 and it only has one year left until the sixth generation will arrive. According to L’Automobile Magazine, the forthcoming model will […]

Volkswagen envisions mobile robots for assembly lines

Volkswagen envisions mobile robots for assembly lines

Volkswagen AG has a futuristic vision for its manufacturing that involves mobile machinery and robots working and making decisions independently in their factories. At a conference that took place last month in Shanghai, a senior VW executive that handles implementing Industry 4.0 (integration of big data with traditional manufacturing) explained […]

VW invests in a ride-haling company

VW invests in a ride-haling company

Volkswagen is also starting to explore this lucrative business, by taking a stake in the Israel-based taxi-sharing firm Gett. As it is looking forward to overpassing the damages triggered by the emissions scandal, Volkswagen is now focusing more than ever on mobility services to diversify their business and boost their […]

Volkswagen secretly plans to take over Apple

Volkswagen secretly plans to take over Apple

With a new CEO at Volkswagen AG, a new strategy is of course due. Last week the new chief of the German brand, Matthias Muller, announced a new strategy for the carmaker at a management meeting. The purpose of the meeting as the German newspaper BILD stated, was to “close […]